Argumentative Essay: How Science Has Saved The World

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Throughout life, we’ve become more and more invested in science, exploring the things we could do. Yes, we can do certain things, but should we? Sure, science has helped us throughout the ages, science has saved us, but it also destroyed us. There are some things we should not create, that we shouldn’t do. Oppenheimer and his co-workers crossed that line 70 years ago. When they changed the world as they knew it. When they dropped their creation, their weapon; the atomic bomb. During WWII, America and the Allies were struggling against the Axis Powers. It was a long and restless battle against the countries. And neither side was giving in. But as time progressed, we became anxious, a little worry. This was not just a battle, but a war. A war …show more content…
and became convinced of using nuclear chain reactions to create new, powerful bombs. German scientists had just conducted a successful nuclear fission experiment, and Szilard was able to demonstrate that uranium was capable of producing a nuclear chain reaction. Szilard noted that Germany had stopped the exporting of Uranium. He feared Germany was trying to make the bomb. He was aware of the threat Germany could have and worked with Albert Einstein and others to create it first. The bomb was made as a defensive weapon, not a offensive.and we made it an …show more content…
They even had it saying Weapons of Mass Destruction is too much! And what do we do? Use a Weapon of Mass Destruction. Some do point out that since the US wasn’t apart of was the League of Nations at the time, that the rule did not apply to us. Was that correct? Or are people just trying to make themselves look better? The League of Nations was disbanded before the creation of the weapon, so some say, all rules were off. But should they of been? Yes, the bomb saved lives in America, it stopped the war, it had the Emperor intervene, we gave them warning of it, it was in retaliation of Japan’s barbarism, yes, this is true, but was it right? Did we, as people, as humans, have the right to decide that? What gives us the authority, the right to do so? Yes, the Japanese people did horrible things, but did we have to stoop to their level? We were working diligently. We started for the right reason. But we were so blinded by the thought of victory, we were consumed with darkness. We allowed ourselves to stoop so low. We brought ourselves down to their level. We were just as barbaric as they were. So I’ll ask again. Did we have any right to play

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