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mushroom cloud

the large mushroom-shaped cloud of dust, debris, etc. produced by a nuclear explosion
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And when, in the large-scale gunpowder-burnt drawings (backlit by neon) in which Cai reflects on his "Projects for Extraterrestrials," we notice the image of the atomic mushroom-cloud among the instances in which "light leaves the earth and flies out into the universe," we may wonder what "wisdom" does not carry its own particular poison within it.