When scientists discover something, they want to tell the world. Such was the case in 1939 when word spread that the nucleus had been split. Such was the state of the world that a group of physicists pushed to develop a weapon based on the new discovery and, in the short span of a few years, the world was changed forever. When science is coopted for what appear to be essential but destructive needs, what are the consequences? In light of developments in North Korea, that question is more pertinent than ever.