The Times reportage of "Star Wars" by Robert Scheer (Sept. 22, 23 and 24) reveals that most of our physicists and scientists disagree with the Reagan Administration's "Star Wars"' concept.
This difference is best explained by Hans A. Bethe, Nobel laureate, a "giant of modern physics" and the most distinguished of our scientists. Bethe condemned President Reagan's "Star Wars" promise that it would render "impotent and obsolete" anti-satellite weapons. Bethe condemned this "political" appeal as false. He unequivocally states that "there is no realistic hope that we will be able ever again to protect American cities."
This opinion is held by the American Academy of Arts & Sciences and more than half of its members and most of its Nobel Prize winners who executed a petition for a ban on space weaponry.
Strange indeed that this coincides, in some measure, with the Russian existing unilateral ban on all space testing until Jan. 15, 1986.