Our “Google Talk” is now on YouTube

Google, which contributed the million dollars for the ACM Turing Award that Marty and Whit Diffie received last year, hosted us for a talk that is now on YouTube.

It’s too early in the process of eliminating the risk posed by nuclear weapons to achieve concrete results, and the best thing you can do is to enlarge the pool of people who question whether the nuclear emperor is wearing any clothes. Once enough people do that, change will occur almost automatically. So, if you like the video, please share it with friends via Facebook, email, and other social media.

Marty’s last Google talk is approaching 10,000 views (9,996 as we write this), and it would be great if this new one surpassed that mark. (It’s currently at 787.) Thanks for any help you can provide.

We’ll also share a short summary that we’ve come up with: “Your learning to compassionately resolve conflicts will help determine whether civilization survives. And you will be much, much happier to boot.”

Your impact is really that big!

Thanks very much.

Dorothie & Martin Hellman

Scientists Encourage Trump to Support Iran Deal

Earlier today, a letter on which I am a cosigner was sent to President-elect Trump encouraging him to abide by the Iran nuclear deal negotiated by President Obama. An article by New York Times reporter William Broad, noted:

Dozens of the nation’s top scientists wrote to President-elect Donald J. Trump on Monday to urge him not to dismantle the Iran deal, calling it a strong bulwark against any Iranian bid to make nuclear arms. … The 37 signatories included Nobel laureates, veteran makers of nuclear arms, former White House science advisers and the chief executive of the world’s largest general society of scientists.

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