posted on Mar, 31 2013 @ 02:50 PM
reply to post by ignorant_ape
Oh yeah.... They just have to test and tinker with everything to find out what makes it tick. One of these days, they'll tinker with something that
ticks too hard when played with.
While on the truck I had rented a 20+ hour audio book on the Manhattan Project and development at Los Alamos. It was basically the dry and boring
version of the movie about the same thing. Dry, because it went through the whole thing in detail fit for a text book. One of the harder books I
struggled through listening, but it was worth it for a solid understanding of what these do and don't do.
Anyway... what is important is that before Trinity, they were planning out different device designs and what would yield how much and so on. 'Weapon
type' 'Size' 'Yield' and 'Delivery System' were the columns on the chalk board as I recall by memory.
The final column is all that matters because while most had 'Bomb' or some other easily recognizable thing to get it from 'here' to 'there', one
had a totally different designation by the book's information. Delivery system was simply "Backyard". The reason being, that device was presumed so
powerful that location on Earth wouldn't matter. Detonation would kill our people AND "them", whoever or wherever "them" was. No need to move it
from your backyard to deploy though, since range ..well...planetary. Isn't that a warm and fuzzy thought?
Scientists and Mathematicians need adult supervision sometimes. I think it was lacking there and General Groves sure wasn't mature oversight. He read
more like a kid who couldn't wait for Christmas to open the new toy.