Re: Strange Matter as Planetary Warfare

Ray Peck (rpeck@PureAtria.COM)
Thu, 19 Sep 1996 15:13:49 -0700 (PDT)

>Didn't the Manhattan project adopt a similar attitude? I seem to remember
>reading that they calculated the probability of the first nuclear explosion
>causing a chain reaction which would destroy the entire atmosphere. The
>result was non-negligible, but they went ahead anyway. (Of course, the story
>I read could have found exaggeration through the ethics of its writer.)

I think this is mentioned in Rhodes' book.