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J. Robert Oppenheimer descreve assim as reacções ao fruto do projecto Manhattan, a bomba atómica, depois da primeira explosão experimental.



«We knew the world would not be the same. A few people laughed... A few people cried... Most people were silent. I remembered the line from the Hindu scripture the Bhagavad Gita; Vishnu is trying to persuade the prince that he should do his duty, and to impress him takes on his multi-armed form, and says, "Now I am become death, the destroyer of worlds." I suppose we all thought that, one way or another.»


Talvez, apenas o mestre Alfred Hitchcock conseguiria fazer melhor.


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