How would you bomb Japan? Just in time, of course, for the regrettable annual atomic bomb observation, comes an online version of “the straightforward poll of Compton and Daniels which asked 250 scientists at the Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory arm of the Manhattan Project in pre-Trinity July, 1945” how they should use “any new weapons.”

(FWIW, as of this writing the most popular answer among poll respondents was the same as the most popular answer among scientists in July 1945.)