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Edward Teller

Read through the most famous quotes from Edward Teller

A fact is a simple statement that everyone believes. It is innocent, unless found guilty. A hypothesis is a novel suggestion that no one wants to believe. It is guilty, until found effective.

— Edward Teller

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Life improves slowly and goes wrong fast, and only catastrophe is clearly visible.

— Edward Teller

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No endeavor that is worthwhile is simple in prospect; if it is right, it will be simple in retrospect.

— Edward Teller

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Two paradoxes are better than one; they may even suggest a solution.

— Edward Teller

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Had we not pursued the hydrogen bomb, there is a very real threat that we would now all be speaking Russian. I have no regrets.

— Edward Teller

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Secrecy, once accepted, becomes an addiction.

— Edward Teller

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The science of today is the technology of tomorrow.

— Edward Teller

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The main purpose of science is simplicity and as we understand more things, everything is becoming simpler.

— Edward Teller

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I tried to contribute to the defeat of the Soviets. If I contributed 1%, it is 1% of something enormous.

— Edward Teller

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My experience has been in a short 77 years that in the end when you fight for a desperate cause and have good reasons to fight, you usually win.

— Edward Teller

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About Edward Teller

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Strategic Defense Initiative

In the 1980s Teller began a strong campaign for what was later called the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) derided by critics as "Star Wars" the concept of using ground and satellite-based lasers particle beams and missiles to destroy incoming Soviet ICBMs. Whatever the actual components of the so-called Teller–Ulam design and the respective contributions of those who worked on it after it was proposed it was immediately seen by the scientists working on the project as the answer which had been so long sought. "

Three Mile Island
Teller suffered a heart attack in 1979 which he blamed on Jane Fonda; after the Three Mile Island accident the actress outspokenly lobbied against nuclear power while promoting her latest movie The China Syndrome (a movie depicting a nuclear accident which coincidentally was released only a little over a week before the actual incident.

He continued to find support from the U. In 1953 along with Nicholas Metropolis and Marshall Rosenbluth Teller co-authored a paper which is a standard starting point for the applications of the Monte Carlo method to statistical mechanics.

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