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Childhood's End
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  • 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.

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  • They have the nucleus of a good team.
  • Most of the mass of an atom is in its nucleus.

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