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104. Dr. Edward Teller

Palo Alto, California. December 21, 1984. Dr. Teller invented the hydrogen bomb, and he is credited with having inspired Ronald Reagan with the vision of a space-based defensive shield against nuclear missiles. At a public lecture in Montreal on May 13, 1986, Dr. Teller stated in response to a question on fallout from Chernobyl: "If you explode all the nuclear weapons in all the arsenals of the world a large fraction of humanity will not be injured, and the damage will be more or less confined to the places where the hostilities occurred."

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