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    Default "In a certain light, wouldn't nuclear war be exciting?"

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    No. It reminds me of being a child and the end of the Cold War in the 80s. At some point I concluded that Russians were exciting, but I could decidedly do without nuclear war. Ever.

    No, there's really nothing exciting about it. I'm trying to find in my mind something exciting about being incinerated instantly, or walking around in some sub-human post-apocalyptic Mad Max scenario...and no. NO.

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    A Light Bomb

    Actually a 'nuclear' bomb is a misnomer because such an explosion converts matter into light by the equation, the amount of light equals the amount of matter multiplied by the speed of light squared. So a small amount of matter produces an unimaginably large amount of light.

    So a 'nuclear' bomb is actually a light bomb.

    And seen in this light, a light bomb seems more exciting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Victor View Post
    Actually a 'nuclear' bomb is a misnomer because such an explosion converts matter into light by the equation, the amount of light equals the amount of matter multiplied by the speed of light squared. So a small amount of matter produces an unimaginably large amount of light.

    So a 'nuclear' bomb is actually a light bomb.

    And seen in this light, a light bomb seems more exciting.
    An enlightening perspective, Victor.
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    My fear as a child was always living through a nuclear war. Not dying, but living through it.

    Hanging out, with the mutations and the wasteland, with nothing growing, people hiding underground. OH MY GOD.

    I still hate dystopian science fiction as an adult, the Cold War really warped my mind, I can't imagine what it did to people in my parents' generation, no wonder they see communism everywhere (I'm just puzzled when people my age or younger also suspect it)

    As an adult, I don't even accept it as a reality. I think we are effectively PAST IT. Yes we are. All that stuff that happened in the early 90s? That meant we didn't have to worry about the bomb anymore.

    No one, but no one, would be that stupid anymore.

    I can't wait for people who were 5, 8, or 10 around the time of 9/11 to be about 30. I'd love to know how all of this stuff affected their minds.

    I do know that my younger sister immediately went off and married a Muslim, who she divorced less than a year later. We must have some kind of "Peace Weaver" gene running in the women of my family.

    So when people say isn't nuclear war exciting, that's all I can think of. Am I supposed to think of North Korea instead? Because I don't. I can't. I think of them as a joke.




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    Yes. In an aurora borealis, to be precise.

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    Oh, it's good to know that I'm not alone.

    The answer yes seemed to be classified as unacceptable by most women I found interesting, which is kinda sad.

    "In a certain light" changes everything. Put that anywhere and I'll find an atom of reason to answer yes. E.g. I can imagine people reunited in bunkers, leaving their differences aside and contemplating the value of small things that we take for granted.
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    I like to imagine people doing that to PREVENT a nuclear war.

    I like the idea of fucking for peace.

    I think it's romantic to sleep with the enemy. But I refuse to crawl in bed with Best Korea.

    Dude, death and destruction is BAD. What the hell? How boring and unrealistic is your life if you think nuclear war would be fantastic?

    I think all of the people who answered yes were men so far, so I wouldn't get too happy if I were you.

    Maybe it's because I don't take things like human relationships and trees for granted that I find this horrific hypothesis so utterly unacceptable.

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    Only if I survive and get to join The Brotherhood of Steel

    ETA: A more serious answer: No, it would not. Nuclear wars/post-apocalyptic's visions of the future might make for interesting settings for books and movies but it would really be shitty to live in an irradiated wasteland
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmotini View Post
    Dude, death and destruction is BAD. What the hell? How boring and unrealistic is your life if you think nuclear war would be fantastic?
    No one said ''YAY NUCLEAR WAR FTW ". It can be exciting in a certain light, and terrifying in many other lights.

    Turn off the Fi and try to think objectively. Also, develop some Ne.
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