Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Compton , Arthur Holly (1956), Atomic Quest: A Personal Narrative , Retrieved on 2012-02-02
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    02 FEB 2012

     Nuclear Power Forces Man to Greatness

    It is hard to think of fissionable materials when fashioned into bombs as being a source of happiness. However this may be, if with such destructive weapons men are to survive, they must grow rapidly in human greatness. A new level of human understanding is needed. The reward for using the atom's power towards man's welfare is great and sure. The punishment for its misuse would seem to be death and the destruction of the civilization that has been growing for a thousand years. These are the a...
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    Because the alternative is self-destruction.