Chien Ting Chin (chinc@sten.sunnybrook.utoronto.ca)
Thu, 23 Mar 2000 17:47:04 -0500 (EST)


Tomonaga wrote:
> Mark Simmons wrote:
> > I can't see any evidence indicating that he was the sole, or even the
> > primary, creator of the Gundam. More likely the RX project was like the
> > Manhattan Project - a crash program that harnessed the abilities of a lot
> > of very clever people.
>
> If you credit Tem Ray with the development of the ideas/components I
> mentioned, and take into accout the fact that the Federation developed
> a crude Zaku type MS on its own, I think it makes quite good sense.
> Once Tem Ray's contributions were added to the MS design, the loss of
> Tem Ray only meant the loss of potential technologies for future MS
> designs. The Federation could happily go on and develop new MS without
> him.

Without going into the specific points in the discussion... It may be
fair to compare Tem Ray's contribution to the RX project to Oppenheimer's
contribution to the Manhattan project.

CHIN, Chien Ting
Dept of Medical Biophysics, Sunnybrook Health Science Centre
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Man is a bubble

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