Madoka Atomica

If the radiance of a thousand suns were to burst at once into the sky, that would be like the splendor of the mighty one …

…We knew the world would not be the same. A few people laughed, a few people cried, most people were silent. I remembered the line from the Hindu scripture, the Bhagavad-Gita. Vishnu is trying to persuade the Prince that he should do his duty and to impress him takes on his multi-armed form and says, “Now, I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.” I suppose we all thought that one way or another.

– J. Robert Oppenheimer (1904-1967), physicist, quoting the Bhagavad Gita during the first detonation of the world’s first nuclear device, on separate occasions.

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