FEYNMAN AND THE CHALLENGER EXPLOSION

Chris Sully C.M.Sully at cs.cf.ac.uk
Thu Feb 1 08:20:10 EST 1996


In article <4ekr0o$gea at sam.inforamp.net>, dlj at inforamp.net (David Lloyd-Jones) writes:
|> Nick Landau <nick at n-landau.demon.co.uk> wrote:
|> 
|> >love at not.war (TEMPEST) wrote:
|> 
|> >>gimme a break.
|> >>
|> >My, that'a an intelligent response!
|> 
|> >Nick Landau
|> 
|> 
|> Nick,
|>  
|> I thought "Tempest"'s response was intelligent: brief, pungent, and
|> relevant.  Gold's aricle was an unpleasant exercise in a rather
|> simpering kind of paranoia.  
|> 
|> To pick just one falsehood in Gold's writing: if he'd actually read
|> Feynamn's books he would know that Richard got along quite well with a
|> number of different generals, including the one he sat next to on the
|> Challenger Commission.
|>  
|> Both Feynman and his sidekick Ralph <name escapes me right now> agree
|> in writing that Thiokol engineers at the working level were cordial
|> and frank with Feynman.
|>  
|> Gold has invented antisemitism where there as none, has attributed low
|> motives when thi is utterly inappropriate, and has memorialised Feyman
|> in a mawkish style quite unfitting to the man's character.
|>  
|> Gimme a break indeed!
|>  
|>                                            -dlj.
|>  
|> 
|>  
|> 
|> 
You seemed to have assumed a lot from a simple response.

Cheers.

Chris.



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