Do you think that by developing nuclear weapons and nuclear reactors, we are better off today than we would've been without them? On one hand, dropping the bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki pushed the Japanese into surrendering. On the other - the Russians obtaining and developing nuclear weapons lead to the cold war. Nuclear power plants have offered cheap - mostly safe electricity. But they also are a source of nuclear waste - something we haven't found a good way to get rid of aside from burying it. We face a threat of terrorists obtaining or building their own nuclear weapons or dirty bombs. But then we've got nuclear powered naval vessels - allowing ships far greater range and no need to regularly come in to port to refuel. What do you guys think?