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Sir Joseph Rotblat
(4 Nov 1908 - 31 Aug 2005)

Polish-British physicist.


Science Quotes by Sir Joseph Rotblat (2 quotes)

Alice Stewart [is] a much underestimated scientist who has been an indomitable challenger of the establishment and a thorn in the flesh of the nuclear industry.
— Sir Joseph Rotblat
Quoted in Gayle Jacoba Greene, The Woman Who Knew Too Much (1999), back cover.
Science quotes on:  |  Establishment (47)  |  Indomitable (3)  |  Industry (137)  |  Nuclear (107)  |  Scientist (820)  |  Alice Stewart (5)

If the militarily most powerful—and least threatened—states need nuclear weapons for their security, how can one deny such security to countries that are truly insecure? The present nuclear policy is a recipe for proliferation. It is a policy for disaster.
— Sir Joseph Rotblat
In 'Remember Your Humanity', Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (Mar 1996), 27.
Science quotes on:  |  Deny (66)  |  Disaster (51)  |  Insecure (5)  |  Most (1731)  |  Nuclear (107)  |  Nuclear Weapon (17)  |  Powerful (139)  |  Present (619)  |  Security (47)  |  State (491)  |  Threaten (32)  |  Truly (116)  |  Weapon (92)  |  Weapons (58)



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[Joseph Rotblat] was a towering figure in the search for peace in the world, who dedicated his life to trying to rid the world of nuclear weapons, and ultimately to rid the world of war itself.
Speaking as president of the Pugwash Conferences. As quoted in Associated Press syndicated to newspapers, for example in, 'Joseph Rotblat, Scientist Against Nuclear Arms, Dies', Sun Journal (2 Sep 2005), A5.
Science quotes on:  |  Dedicate (10)  |  Dedicated (19)  |  Figure (160)  |  Life (1795)  |  Nuclear (107)  |  Nuclear Weapon (17)  |  Peace (108)  |  Rid (13)  |  Search (162)  |  Towering (11)  |  Trying (144)  |  Ultimately (55)  |  War (225)  |  Weapon (92)  |  Weapons (58)  |  World (1774)


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