Verner Von Braun

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Re: Verner Von Braun

Postby FrankChurch » Mon Aug 03, 2009 12:58 pm

From Douglong.com:

" "Einstein was not directly involved in the Manhattan Project (which developed the atomic bomb). In 1905, as part of his Special Theory of Relativity, he made the intriguing point that a relatively large amount of energy was contained in and could be released from a relatively small amount of matter. This became best known by the equation E=mc2. The atomic bomb was not based upon this theory but clearly illustrated it."

""As far as his own life was concerned, one thing seemed quite clear. 'I made one great mistake in my life,' he said to Linus Pauling, who spent an hour with him on the morning of November 11, 1954, '...when I signed the letter to President Roosevelt recommending that atom bombs be made; but there was some justification - the danger that the Germans would make them.'".

Ronald Clark, Einstein: The Life and Times, pg. 620.

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Re: Verner Von Braun

Postby Coil 2.0 » Mon Aug 03, 2009 3:43 pm

paul wrote:If only he'd been a watchmaker....


If Einstein had been a watchmaker, we'd have time travel.


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