Edward Teller Dead
Edward Teller, who probably did more than anyone else to advance work on the H-Bomb has died. Was the creation of the H-Bomb a moral act? One defence I that I have heard of the work on the bomb is that if the U.S. had not done it, the Soviets would have beat them to it. Another is the "peacekeeper" argument. I find both arguments to be weak on pure moral grounds - given the fundamentally evil nature of what was created - even if the arguments are true from the point of view of realpolitik. And will we be ever be able to put the genie back in the bottle?