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In retrospect, was the invention of the atomic bomb good (yes) or bad (no) for humanity?

  • Yes, because of 3 words: mutually assured annihilation

    Just think about how many wars haven't broken out killing more people because you know that if you start it both of you will lose and not just in the sense of a military loss, but every single citizen on either side. It is why the Cold War was fought by proxy and not direct, it is why there has been no true direct conflict in the Middle East (since nuclear weapons were "possibly acquired" by a particular nation), and why India and Pakistan stopped their fighting. Even in the one instance of their use as a weapon, they were used to stop a bloody land invasion by U.S forces into mainland Japan which would've likely resulted in heavy losses which were prevented through their use. If you add all of the possible conflicts that were prevented because of nuclear weapons and subtract all of those who've died because of them it would still be a very big and very positive number.

  • It was very god

    It helped stop ww2 and help us same more lives then losing lives in the way that using them Japan lost 140,000 people and we lost none if we didn't use them we would have lost 2 times as many people up to around 280,000 troops in the fighting and we lost more people in the bombing of pearl harbor

  • Yes. Might be moraly wrong but saved countless lives.

    The use of the atomic bomb might have destroyed two cities and killed many people, but the bomb made Japan surrender, saving more soldiers on both sides from fighting. Also the bomb saved many American soldiers by dropping bomb instead of using another more deadly landing like D-Day which the survival rate was roughly 1-2 would live. Why wouls America do another D-Day killing so many soldeirs instead of droppiing a bomb that will most likely end the Pacific War. Thank you.

  • Ask yourself. 140,000 or 1,400,000?

    That's the difference between dropping the bombs on Japan, and invading them. Japanese' mentality was to stop at nothing. They would have kept fighting this war until they didn't have anyone left to fight. They took roughly 400,000 Chinese men, women, and children, and would rape them, and kill them in multiple atrocious ways. They would burn them alive, bury them alive and even kill them with dogs. Think of it this way. Is it wrong to shoot a rabid dog? Especially if they are attacking the innocent. No, it's not. Japan was like a rapid dog, and they had to be stopped. Dropping the bombs on Nagasaki and Hiroshima was the fastest, and best way to end them without killing millions of people on both sides. Another reason: To every action, there is a reaction. They bombed Pearl Harbor with no warning, killing over 2,000 american soldiers. We retaliated. They asked for it. They should have seen it coming at one point or another. We had two choices: 1. Drop the bomb killing a few thousand Japanese, or not dropping the bomb, letting the war linger for many more years, killing millions and millions of more people. It's not war mentality to think of preserving the lives of innocent people when the safety of the world is at stake. We had to drop the bombs, it was justified.

  • Too powerful in the wrong hands

    The atomic bomb is the only weapon on Earth with the potential to annihilate the entire human race.
    In the wrong hands, this will be catastrophic.
    Think about it. What if one day, Kim Jong-un decides to whip about a nuclear missile and blow up half of the United States?
    What will we be able to do about it? Nothing. Absolutely ll we'll do is start a war, which will inevitably lead to prolonged period of advanced nuclear warfare destroy life as we know it.
    I mean seriously, think about how easily it will be. Most countries have nukes anyways. Some people even think ISIS is trying to get their hands on nuclear weaponry...

  • Who is right?

    Always hinesite and retrospect rather than wisdom in the first place.
    Nothing is retrospective, it still exists,
    All the info and hardware should have been eradicated then we could see in retrospect, however its still a real threat to many and an insult to people who really fight for justice for all because of its arrogant stance of total anhialation of anyone or and community or race deemed as a threat.
    Which is nothing less than genocide.
    And still it dosnt stop, still people have to live in fear of such power and control, driven by hate and revenge, in the name of justice and who arnt authautlrity, because authaurity needs wisdom and knowledge.

  • The Atomic Bomb creators would have been executed by my cabinet.

    If I was President and found American's had developed such an evil weapon which is designed to kill massive amounts of innocent people, I would have had them executed. America is fascinated with being #1, the Bully, the King - well you sure are. Now that you are, you certainly can't stop fighting, killing more people than you ever have. When you can't beat them one-on-one - kill them all I guess.

  • It was Horrible

    The atomic bomb was horrible for human kind and the environment. It shouldn't exist at all. Its something that Einstein suggested and even he regretted suggesting it. The Americans could have found some other way to end the war instead of murdering hundreds of innocent people. Okay I get that they were fighting the Japanese, but that doesn't give them the authority to murder civilians that are totally innocent.

  • It was Horrible

    The atomic bomb was horrible for human kind and the environment. It shouldn't exist at all. Its something that Einstein suggested and even he regretted suggesting it. The Americans could have found some other way to end the war instead of murdering hundreds of innocent people. Okay I get that they were fighting the Japanese, but that doesn't give them the authority to murder civilians that are totally innocent.

  • Too much destruction.

    Though an atomic bomb may be helpful for forcing surrender, it was bad in general. An atomic bomb should not be of use because the results are too severe. The bombing in Japan killed many innocent people and thought it is morally wrong, it is also scientifically wrong. Think of the amount of destruction and radiation left in the land in whish the bomb was set off.

  • Too much destruction.

    Though an atomic bomb may be helpful for forcing surrender, it was bad in general. An atomic bomb should not be of use because the results are too severe. The bombing in Japan killed many innocent people and thought it is morally wrong, it is also scientifically wrong. Think of the amount of destruction and radiation left in the land in whish the bomb was set off.

  • No, it causes too much destruction.

    No, the invention of the atomic bomb was not good for humanity, because it makes humans capable of too much destruction. Atomic bombs are something that children worry about. We all know that the wrong person being capable of dropping the atomic bomb making the decision to drop the bomb will be devastating to many people.

  • Bad for humanity

    I am all for technical innovation, but when you create something that has the enormous amount of destructive power that the atom bomb did, it is bad for humanity. We are always trying to up the ante when it comes to military technology that if we were to use these on a large scale, there would not be much of a world left.

  • It Was Bad

    No good has ever really come from the invention of the atomic bomb. This creation has created many problems in the areas they were used and tested. We found a weapon, so destructive, that we can kill everything in its path. This is not a good thing for humanity, it is sad.


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