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I read with great interest the review of my play "Sarcophagus" (August 10, p. 24). Twentieth-century science has every right to be proud of its achievements. Just have a look around and you will find a million proofs of this. However, we cannot ignore the other side of science because scientists have devised quite a number of advanced means of exterminating human beings and destroying the planet. Quite naturally, the average person poses a question: are the achievements of contemporary scienc

Vladimir Gubaryev

I read with great interest the review of my play "Sarcophagus" (August 10, p. 24).

Twentieth-century science has every right to be proud of its achievements. Just have a look around and you will find a million proofs of this. However, we cannot ignore the other side of science because scientists have devised quite a number of advanced means of exterminating human beings and destroying the planet. Quite naturally, the average person poses a question: are the achievements of contemporary science a great benefit or an even greater danger?

Niels Bohr once said “A nuclear reactor is a miracle.” For 25 years I have been repeating this statement of the great scientist as a prayer. I also wrote several books praising and supporting the use of nuclear energy. But last year in Chernobyl I saw something quite different and I realized how dangerous this energy can be if we lose...

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