Wow, I have to get off my ass and post more in this blog.
Today, July 16, marks the 68th anniversary of the Trinity test and birth of nuclear weapons and the atomic age. For many, this is nothing to celebrate as with Trinity came a new period of warfare, paranoia and fear that has affected pretty much every single person on the planet in some shape or form.
That said, Trinity was the culmination of a massive and admirable feat of production, engineering, and science by many hundreds of thousands of people over a long period of time the research of which has been used for some truly great things.
For better or worse, history and mankind was changed with Trinity and nuclear weapons, so if not worth outright celebrating, Trinity’s anniversary is at least worth solemn observance.