Richard Rhodes

1990 - 1937

A Quote by Richard Lee Rhodes on atoms and energy

Lord Rutherford was reported to have said that whoever talks about the liberation of atomic energy on an industrial scale is talking moonshine. Pronouncement of experts to the effect that something cannot be done has always irritated me.

Richard Rhodes (1990 - 1937)

Source: Leo Szilard, a primary character in "The Making of the Atomic Bomb"

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Richard Lee Rhodes on diaries, facts, friendship, god, information, and thinking

? The physicist Leo Szilard once announced to his friend Hans Bethe that he was thinking of keeping a diary: 'I don't intend to publish it: I'm merely going to record the facts for the information of God' 'Don't you think God knows the facts?' Bethe asked. 'Yes,' said Szilard, 'He knows the facts, but He does not know THIS VERSION OF THE FACTS.'

Richard Rhodes (1990 - 1937)

Source: Leo Szilard, a primary character in "The Making of the Atomic Bomb"

Contributed by: Zaady

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