Originally Posted by jms
what I find scary is the way they (the government) just played with it. And who got to make the call to go ahead and detonate it? I mean some credible scientists working on the project believe it could set the atmosphere on fire. Who gets to make that call? Ooops we burned up the earth, my bad.
Hah, and back then they probably didn't have the computer power to simulate the blast like they would today either... so they weren't entirely sure what to expect.