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Thrust of argument: Atimes writes "If some extraterrestrial species were compiling a history of homo sapiens, they might well break their calendar into two eras: BNW (before nuclear weapons) and NWE (the nuclear weapons era). The latter era, of course, opened on August 6, 1945, the first day of the countdown to what may be the inglorious end of this strange species, which attained the intelligence to discover the effective means to destroy itself, but - so the evidence suggests - not the moral and intellectual capacity to control its worst instincts.

Day one of the NWE was marked by the "success" of Little Boy, a simple atomic bomb. On day four, Nagasaki experienced the technological triumph of Fat Man, a more sophisticated design. Five days later came what the official Air Force history calls the "grand finale," a 1,000-plane raid - no mean logistical achievement - attacking Japan's cities and killing many thousands of people, with leaflets falling among the bombs reading "Japan has surrendered." Truman announced that surrender before the last B-29 returned to its base.

Those were the auspicious opening days of the NWE. As we now enter its 70th year, we should be contemplating with wonder that we have survived. We can only guess how many years remain."
Direction of resistance / implied resistance: There is no knowing, of course, if the majority of our species will survive into another century or whether or nuclear self-harm systems will kill billions.

 

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Removal of resistance: It may well do. Unification: But some are still likely to survive, hold on to such technology as to be able to develop both off planet and far above planet surface but still inside the atmosphere.

We will become an itinerant species like so many in the universe must be for various reasons.
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