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Ah, the genius of man - the power of the atom

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posted on Mar, 19 2008 @ 01:00 PM
so this is nothing new, although this video does make one think.

Look at all the nukes man has detonated (that we know of).

Video of several nuke detonation clips

We're so proud of our species for being so 'advanced'. Well, ignoring all the physical effects that are done to all life on Earth in the name of 'technology', what are the ramifications of the shock waves going into space?

Are we even questioning what effect we are having on the rest of the universe? Probably not, since unless we can 'see' any other life, with PROOF of course, then there's nothing to worry about.

Now after we 'created' this technology, only certain countries of the world are allowed to have them, but anyone else, look out! You're a terrorist state!

You better not use your nukes to harm the 'good people', or someone from the 'good army' will nuke your country!

Our nukes protect freedoms and help the cause of peace. Your nukes just disperse radioactive fallout, melt skin off of people and destroy everything.

The peoples of Japan and Chernobyl paid a heavy price to teach us the ramifications of nuclear weapons, but man is not listening. Man keeps threatening members of his own species in the name of 'freedom' and 'security'. Well, if all humans lived in peace, why would we need any security?

According to this link, the brains behind this invention had the complete opposite intension for the use of these weapons.

Well, in my opinion a better intension was use the technology in a way that doesn't cause any negative effects to any living thing, or don't use it at all. Instead, it is being used as the same instrument it was meant to stop.

The career of J. Robert Oppenheimer, the physicist who headed the Manhattan Project, draws such questions to a focus that resembles the bead of a laser-gunsight on a victim’s breastbone. It was Oppenheimer whom the public lionized as the brains behind the bomb; who agonized about the devastation his brilliance had helped to unleash; who hoped that the very destructiveness of the new “gadget,” as the bombmakers called their invention, might make war obsolete; and whose sometime Communist fellow-traveling and opposition to the development of the hydrogen bomb—a weapon a thousand times more powerful than the bombs that incinerated Hiroshima and Nagasaki—brought about his political disgrace and downfall, which of course have marked him in the eyes of some as all the more heroic, a visionary persecuted by warmongering McCarthyite troglodytes. His legacy, of course, is far more complicated.


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