Saturday, February 03, 2007

Some Good News

I have some good news-- the Doomsday Clock will never strike midnight, thanks to my son.


Recently the "Doomsday Clock", a creation of the board of directors of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists was moved forward, to five minutes to midnight recently over concerns about the nuclear ambitions of North Korea and Iran and "a renewed U.S. emphasis on the military utility of nuclear weapons, the failure to adequately secure nuclear materials, and the continued presence of some 26,000 nuclear weapons in the United States and Russia."

My son Adam and I were on our way to our traditional every-other-Friday Chinese buffett yesterday evening, and he brought up the Doomsday Clock (yes, this is the kind of stuff he talks about-- ever since he was a baby, everybody has called him "the Little Man") He pointed out that the Doomsday Clock will probably never get to midnight-- that if there were ever an actual nuclear war, they'd be too busy running for cover to actually move the hands of the clock to midnight.

Ah, the wisdom of youth.

3 comments:

"jew" "girl" said...

yensky, hats off, you reproduce beautifully! kid's a genius.

CSL said...

I guess it would be hard to move the hands of a clock when you are busy ducking and covering.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

You cannot argue with thatlogic!