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Supporters of Argument 1 (failed on purpose) Heisenberg in the Atomic Age o P. 175 Heisenberg quote: “‘If atomic bombs kill hundreds of  thousands of human beings, then we scientists are responsible  for this too in some way, against our will.’” –  supports that  Heisenberg didn’t wish to make atomic bomb because of  phrase  against our will  – also could be that his scientific  developments lead to an undesirable result due to others’ uses  of his findings Heisenberg’s War o P. VII  “British scientist James Chadwick told American officials  that he considered Heisenberg, ‘the most dangerous possible  German in the field because of his brain power….’”  – supports  that he was very intelligent (unarguable) but sets up author’s  (Thomas Powers’s) argument that he failed on purpose o P. VII “Heisenberg was unbending in the 1930s…he would not  break with his country.” –  moral and loyalty to country – but not  to the Third Reich and Hitler (can find evidence he did this just  because had to – didn’t like Heil Hitler etc.). The love of his  country could have kept him from creating such a mass- murdering weapon. Two Sides 1) Heisenberg failed to create an atomic bomb for Germany and its Their  Reich during the second World War on his own accord 2) Heisenberg did not have the intellectual capability to build an atomic  bomb for Germany and its Their Reich during the second World War
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o P. VIII “He said he felt an obligation to protect his students,  share his country’s fate and help rebuild German science when  the war was over.”  o P. IX “Heisenberg in 1947 told a visiting American reporter that  the Germans had fully understood how a bomb was built but  had little desire to make one for Hitler, and had been spared a  moral decision by the size of the task, which even the military  agreed was too big for Germany in wartime.” o P. X “After the war Heiseberg always instated that German  scientists had been ‘spared’ the moral decision whether or not  to build a bomb for Hitler by the fact that it was too big a job…In  the real world first comes the question of feasibility, which can  only be answered by those who will be charged with doing the  work – in this case, German physiscists, led by Heisenberg,  who was appointed chief theoretician of the bomb project  during the first month of the war.” –  supports author’s argument  that Heisenberg was in control and manipulated the project –  one way manipulated is bc it is shows through Rose’s book p. 
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