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Table 8 
Thread with a shift from low to high Alignment.
ID-repContentStance focusUserKarmaAffectInvestmentAlignment
009-1 “Normal explosives do not generate nearly enough energy to trigger fusion/fission.” They can, in a carefully controlled and designed way. Normal explosive A10 
009-2 Nuclear weapons are usually triggered by a careful detonation of convention explosives in such a way as to compress the fissile (nuclear) material (URL). Compressing the material lowers the critical mass (mass necessary for a self-sustaining nuclear reaction), which allows the previously inert nuclear warhead to suddenly undergo nuclear fission and detonate. Obviously, the random/uncoordinated way that an intercepting missile would interact with the nuclear mass pretty much prevents it from the necessary compression for the nuclear weapon to detonate. nuclear bombs A10 
010 Interesting. I didn’t really think about how they would detonate it if conventional explosives didn’t work. But since it’s required that the radioactive material be compressed for it to work, would it be fair to say that radioactive material under normal conditions couldn’t be detonated by conventional explosives? radioactive material A11 
ID-repContentStance focusUserKarmaAffectInvestmentAlignment
009-1 “Normal explosives do not generate nearly enough energy to trigger fusion/fission.” They can, in a carefully controlled and designed way. Normal explosive A10 
009-2 Nuclear weapons are usually triggered by a careful detonation of convention explosives in such a way as to compress the fissile (nuclear) material (URL). Compressing the material lowers the critical mass (mass necessary for a self-sustaining nuclear reaction), which allows the previously inert nuclear warhead to suddenly undergo nuclear fission and detonate. Obviously, the random/uncoordinated way that an intercepting missile would interact with the nuclear mass pretty much prevents it from the necessary compression for the nuclear weapon to detonate. nuclear bombs A10 
010 Interesting. I didn’t really think about how they would detonate it if conventional explosives didn’t work. But since it’s required that the radioactive material be compressed for it to work, would it be fair to say that radioactive material under normal conditions couldn’t be detonated by conventional explosives? radioactive material A11 
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