Yesterday, August 6, was a holiday in many Canadian provinces and territories. It was also the day that the Mars rover Curiosity landed and the 67th anniversary of the world’s first atomic bomb attack. Larry Moran’s post, “On this Day in 1945,” on these two events is worth reading:
There are many arguments in favor of dropping the bomb, just as there are many arguments against it. What’s clear is that in the context of 2012 we are not in a good position to judge the actions of countries that had been at war for many years.