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Essay example - Ethical Consideration of Using Nuclear Weapons
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Ethical Considerations of Using Nuclear Weapons Introduction The dawn of August 6, 1945 and August 9, 1945, when atomic bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki did not only put the last nail in the coffin of Second World War but at the same time, initiated a huge debate about the ethical considerations of using nuclear weapons…
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64-67). Discussion As mentioned earlier, it was during August 1945 that the world witnessed how destructive and horrendous are impacts of a nuclear bomb but the “nuclear weapons age” formally began a month later from this event on July 16, 1945 at 5:29am. The scientists chose a quite area of the New Mexico desert and that place of the experiment is now known as Jornado de Muerto (Journey of Death) (Paul, pp. 314). The energy from that experimental explosion was so immense that people sitting 150 miles away could feel the shockwaves in the form of a brief earthquake. The explosion created so much light that all the mountains in the neighborhood became visible. The explosion produced its first mushroom shape cloud of smoke which would later go on to redefine the human existence on this planet. J. Robert Oppenheimer who was the Chief scientist and director of Manhattan Engineer District of the War Department project uttered the words from Bhagvand Geeta, which sum up the entire situation. He said, “Now I am become Death, destroyer of worlds” (Krepon, pp. 19-23). ...
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