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Quotation by J. Robert Oppenheimer
When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and you argue about what to do about it only after you have had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.
J. Robert Oppenheimer (1904–1967), U.S. physicist. In the Matter of J. Robert Oppenheimer, USAEC Transcript of Hearing Before Personnel Security Board, p. 81 (1954).
Said during hearings investigating allegations of past communist associations in connection with his involvement in the Los Alamos project to develop the atomic bomb.
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