I’m a little ambivalent about this post.
The two points made:
are very interesting, but not really explored or expanded upon in this post. Instead, the author is really using the post to sell a calendar he has made based on public domain photographs of nuclear tests (His contribution is some image cleanup and calendar layout). There are several links in the article to the ware he is peddling, so this is basically a sophisticated advertisement.
May be too many years in academia has made me a commie, but I would have been much happier, if the article had been rewritten as follows: