Originally posted by Logical one
Originally posted by overextended1
Very good thread, and well put together. There is much to think about here, as you're right, there have been a huge influx in technological
breakthroughs. Who am I to argue that it cannot be reverse-engineering at work here?
I think many people would be actually surprised to know that most technological breakthroughs came from Nazi scientists, hence the scramble from the
Americans and Russians to capture these scientist for their own ends.
The Nazis gave the world jet engines and the rocket technology to reach the moon.....not to mention that the Nazis had designed their own atom bomb
and saucer shaped craft that didn't see the light of day.
uhh... Nazi scientist's contribution to science and tech is vastly overrated.
They made many "discoveries" that didn't do much good to mankind and society, like shock therapy, chemical weaponry and pharmaceutical treatments that
all became more or less controversial. They were making these experiments "hardcore" way, on people in death camps to see the results, regardless of
the harms to the life of these people. I really doubt such unethical, deadly practices can be justified with scientific progress!
But back then Russians were already using bacteriophages
to treat their soldiers against lethal
biological agents and diseases, and it worked pretty well. We're still struggling to get hospitals use that in the West, believing in the "almighty
antibiotics", mostly developed by the German branch of Bayer under the Nazi regime, through IG Farben.
It's true that they were more slightly advanced in aeronautical research (they did had awesome airplane designs), especially in developing the first
jet fighter and guided missiles, although, again, I don't really see the positive side of it, Jack Parsons, another creepy guy, came up with solid
fuel-based rocket tech during the same period, and even if the Nazi scientists would'nt have been there, even without Werner Von Braun, we would have
had efficient rockets and jets only a few years later.
But how does rocket science is THAT great? The Chinese anyways
the whole thing centuries before, so not much
Alright, it allowed travels to space, yeah... But also the building of thousands of ICBM with nuclear war heads.
So much for
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