email@example.com (William December Starr) wrote in news:lm5uop$a0n$1 @panix2.panix.com:
> In article <MPG.firstname.lastname@example.org>, > "J. Clarke" <email@example.com> said: > >> In other words you will embarrass yourselves in the same manner as >> the "Atomic Scientists" (who are neither) who over the first five >> years of their existence advanced their "doomsday clock" to 2 >> minutes to midnight and then nothing happened. > > Thereby proving that a nuclear World War III could never possibly > have happened.
Nothing happened? Those who fail to remember history....
1947: Clock started at 11:53. 1949: Soviet Union acquires nuclear weapons, starting the Arms Race. 11:57 1953: US & SU both test thermonuclear weapons within a few months 11:58 (it took 6 years, not 5) The Cuba Missile Crisis in 1962 didn't budge the clock, it was over before the semi-annual resetting.