Re: Bill Joy on the CBS evening news

From: S.J. Van Sickle (
Date: Sat Jan 06 2001 - 11:28:15 MST

On Sat, 6 Jan 2001 wrote:

> No, you can't. Because I don't know of any other artificial mechanism
> to effectively sterilize this planet.

Large scale radiological weapons can do a pretty good job. They are
possible, even relatively cheap compared to what was spent on
"conventional" nuclear weapons, but were never built. Why? Because there
is no *military* reason to sterilize the planet.


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