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The first atomic bomb is detonated
Transcript of The first atomic bomb is detonated
Plans for the creation of a atomic bomb were established as early as 1939, when Italian physicist Enrico Fermi met with U.S. Navy department officials at Columbia University to discuss the use of it for military purposes. That same year, Albert Einstein wrote to President Franklin Roosevelt supporting the theory that an uncontrolled nuclear chain reaction had great potential as a basis for a weapon of mass destruction. In February 1940, the federal government granted a total of $6,000 for research.
The first Atomic bomb
on the morning of July 16,in the New Mexico desert 120 miles south of Santa Fe, the first atomic bomb was detonated. The scientists removed themselves 10,000 yards away to observe as the first mushroom cloud of searing light stretched 40,000 feet into the air and generated the destructive power of 15,000 to 20,000 tons of TNT. The tower on which the bomb sat when detonated was vaporized.
Comparison of dangerous knowledge
At the time World War II broke out in Europe, America’s scientific community was fighting to catch up to German advances in the development of atomic power. In the early 1940s, the U.S. government authorized a top-secret program of nuclear testing and development, codenamed “The Manhattan Project.” Its goal was the development of the world’s first atomic bomb.
In a series of letters, Robert Walton, the captain of a ship bound for the North Pole, recounts to his sister back in England the progress of his dangerous mission. Successful early on, the mission is soon interrupted by seas full of impassable ice. Trapped, Walton encounters Victor Frankenstein, who has been traveling by dog-drawn sledge across the ice and is weakened by the cold. Walton takes him aboard ship, helps nurse him back to health, and hears the fantastic tale of the monster that Frankenstein created.
Armed with the knowledge he has long been seeking, Victor spends months creating a creature out of old body parts. One night he brings his creation to life. When he looks at the monster that he has created, the sight horrifies him he runs into the streets, eventually wandering in remorse. Victor runs into Henry, who has come to study at the university, and he takes his friend back to his apartment but the monster is gone.
The monster wonders off to later kill Victor's younger brother out of anger towards Victor for admitting he wishes he never created the monster at all
Both are examples of dangerous knowledge because if the knowledge it takes to accomplish each of these goals could be life changing if put into the wrong hands. Some would use this knowledge to do evil. By creating life from death people might bring back killers or other dangerous people, if other countries could create an atomic bomb they would probably bomb other countries and kill innocent people