@chris Tech's insistence that it is somehow separate from or above social responsibility reminds me of how lots of physicists felt about their discipline in the first half of the 20th century. It's pure science!

It took the creation of the atomic bomb to convince them of the folly of that position -- and even after that, some doggedly held on.


@jalefkowit And keep in mind that those who turned against the Bomb, and called for moral awareness in physics were also castigated.

They won the fight, yes.

But there was a fight.

And it was not won easily.

And the fight never ends.


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