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Robert Oppenheimer famously quoted Hindu scripture when the first atomic weapon was detonated saying " now I have become death the destroyer of worlds" Is there some worry that the work done at CERN could be destructive to the planet? https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=lb13ynu3Iac

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    This seems to be more a question of history than a question about philosophy. – virmaior Oct 4 '16 at 3:43
  • He actually quoted the Bhagavad Gita verse 11.12 - "If the radiance of a thousand suns were to burst forth at once in the sky, that would be like the splendor of the Mighty One.". Your question is not one for this forum. – Swami Vishwananda Oct 4 '16 at 6:13
  • @Swami Vishwananda m.youtube.com/watch?v=lb13ynu3Iac. Here is Oppenheimer in his own words! – Mr. Durden Oct 4 '16 at 6:18
  • That's also chapter 11. He might have said that afterwards while still there, but its recorded at the moment of explosion, it was verse 12. – Swami Vishwananda Oct 4 '16 at 9:58
  • There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio (Swami Vishwanananda) than are dreamt of in your philosophy. Shakespeare, Hamlet – Mr. Durden Oct 6 '16 at 18:41
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No, I don't think the implication is in accord with Oppenheimer.

Per: https://cds.cern.ch/record/745737?ln=en "Carl Sagan drew the metaphor between the cosmic dance of the Nataraj and the modern study of the 'cosmic dance' of subatomic particles" & "The statue is a gift from India, celebrating CERN's long association with India which started in the 1960's and continues strongly today."

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