Harold Clayton Urey, 1893 - 1981
Born: 29 April 1893, Walkerton, Indiana
Died: 5 January 1981, La Jolla, California
Harold Urey quotes:
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- Above all, I regret that scientific experiments — some of them mine — should have produced such a terrible weapon as the hydrogen bomb. Regret, with all my soul, but not guilt. permalink
- I looked for it [deuterium] because I thought it should exist. I didn't know it would have industrial applications or be the basis for the most powerful weapon ever known.... I thought maybe my discovery might have the practical value of, say, neon in neon signs. permalink
- I'm in Pittsburgh. Why am I here? permalink
- Life is not a miracle. It is a natural phenomenon, and can be expected to appear whenever there is a planet whose conditions duplicate those of the earth. permalink
- Most scientists think wars and national boundaries are a menace to the true creative spirit by which science must live, they hate war and they are terrified of atomic war — because they know its possibilities. permalink
Colliers (5 January 1946)
- Today we are engaged in a contest for human freedom. During the last war we crushed one type of totalitarian tyranny in a military sense, but the ideological fight has not been won, for we cannot eliminate ideas by physical means and yet maintain freedom of thought. Only better and more inspiring ideas can be used to fight tyrannical ideas. permalink
California Monthly (December 1947)
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