"The McCarthy period came along...and many of the other scientists who had been working
on these same lines gave up. Probably saying ‘Why should I sacrifice myself? I am
a scientist, I am supposed to be working on scientific things, so I don’t need to
put myself at risk by talking about these possibilities.’ And I have said that perhaps
I’m just stubborn... I don’t like anybody to tell me what to do or to think, except
Linus Pauling. Interview with Wayne Reynolds, American Academy of Achievement. November 11, 1990.
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