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Ted Taylor
(11 Jul 1925 - 28 Oct 2004)

Mexican-American theoretical physicist who worked (1948-1956) at Los Alamos National Laboratory designing small nuclear weapons, then joined General Atomics to direct Project Orion, a study of possible nuclear-propelled spacecraft.

Science Quotes by Ted Taylor (2 quotes)

Every civilization [in the universe] must go through this [a nuclear crisis]. Those that don’t make it destroy themselves. Those that do make it end up cavorting all over the universe.
— Ted Taylor
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Freeman’s gift? It’s cosmic. He is able to see more interconnections between more things than almost anybody. He sees the interrelationships, whether it’s in some microscopic physical process or in a big complicated machine like Orion. He has been, from the time he was in his teens, capable of understanding essentially anything that he’s interested in. He’s the most intelligent person I know.
— Ted Taylor
As quoted in Kenneth Brower, 'The Danger of Cosmic Genius', The Atlantic (Dec 2010). Webmaster note: The Orion Project was a study of the possibility of nuclear powered propulsion of spacecraft.
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