Dr. Meadows, just for the record, I don't agree with any of this. Those people's lives are at stake.
Don't you think I know that? This isn't one of you text-book exercises, Mr. Jennings. This is an experiment in biological warfare, or hadn't you noticed? That organism is potentially the greatest breakthrough in weapons research since man split the atom. What we do here will affect the balance of world power! Of course there are lives at stake - whole nations, in fact. And that's far more important than a handful of people in this small town. And that is my cross to bear, Mr. Jennings. Now carry out your orders.
Let Me tell you a story. Dinosaurs ruled our planet for millions of years and yet they died out almost over night. Why? The evidence suggests that a meteor fell to Earth carrying an alien bacteria.
Plague? Is that what this whole thing is about?
And you think that this meteor brought some kind of killer germ?
Its something I've expected and prepared for all my life!
Your meteor brought something all right but if its a germ, its the biggest son of a bitch you've ever seen!