NO PLACE TO HIDE Author:David Bradley Dr. David Bradley wrote in his log: — "Operation Crossroads is not an experiment undertaken by specialists. It is not even an American project,to which have been invited foreign representatives. It is a test conducted by many different people, and a world of men, women, and their children will participate in its results." — Later, presenting his L... more »og to the public, Dr. Bradley worte that, like other people trained in the objective and impersonal ways of scientific thought, he had subconsciously subcribed to the old saying: "Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free."
"Only it didn't. The truth about the nuclear energies of the atom has instead made us less free, more inter-dependent, and has threatened to enslave us all in a frantic and foredoomed race for military power. If a Log like this helps to give some inkling of what atomic energy means to the average man then perhaps the scientific and military secrets uncovered at Bikini will have been worth their cost."
From page 165: "The question is not political so much as biological. It is not the security of a political system but the survival of the race that is at stake in the indiscriminate use of atomic energy for political coercion. Its unique problems are self-evident; there is nothing about them so profound as to require translation by a scientist. Among them are:
(1) There is no real defense against atomic weapons.
(2) There are no satisfactory countermeasures and methods
(3) There are no satisfactory medical or sanitary
safeguards for the people of atomized areas.
(4) The devastating influnece of the Bomb and its unborn
relatives may affect the land and its wealth--and
therefore its people--for centuries through the
persistence of radioactivity.
These facts are substantiated in the theory by experiments upon thousands of animals, and in practice by Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and Bikini.« less