posted on May, 30 2008 @ 01:24 AM
Originally posted by VIKINGANT
As a pacifist who help with the developement of the bomb it was just a warning that we will destroy ourselves if we are not careful.
From what I understand, Einstein developed his physics theories to be put to use with energy production...It was other scientists who turned his
theories into a weapon.
When Albert first heard about the bomb, he wept. Here's another quote that expresses that feeling:
"He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, scince for him the
spinal cord would fully suffice. This disgrace to civilization should be done away with at once. Heroism at command, senseless brutality, deplorable
love-of-country stance, how violently I hate all this, how despiceable an ignoreable war is; I would rather be torn to shreds than be a part of so
base an action! It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder."
"Through the release of atomic energy, our generation has brought into the world the most revolutionary force since prehistoric man's discovery of
fire. This basic force of the universe cannot be fitted into the outmoded concept of narrow nationalisms.
"For there is no secret and there is no defense; there is no possibility of control except through the aroused understanding and insistence of the
peoples of the world. We scientists recognise our inescapable responsibility to carry to our fellow citizens an understanding of atomic energy and its
implication for society. In this lies our only security and our only hope - we believe that an informed citizenry will act for life and not for
So, my opinion is that Einstein really was pacifist...