Not in the least-though I draw the line at nuclear weapons, poison gas, or anything else that might strain our friendship.
The sun which had deserted Taratua was still high above Lake Baikal when Konrad Schneider and the Assistant Commissar for Nuclear Science walked slowly back from the motor test rig.
Because we banned nuclear weapons and all the other deadly toys you were accumulating in your armouries, the danger of physical annihilation was removed.
All we have discovered is that it starts with a single individual— always a child-and then spreads explosively, like the formation of crystals round the first nucleus in a saturated solution.
Many worlds have come to the crossroads of nuclear power, have avoided disaster, have gone on to build peaceful and happy civilizations-and have then been utterly destroyed by forces of which they knew nothing.