Is the Atomic Bomb a Hoax Perpetuated by Conspiracy Theorists?

In summary, the conversation involved someone claiming the atomic bomb was a hoax and that German scientists declared it impossible during World War II. Another person then mentioned the Apollo 11 hoax and someone else brought up the belief that all taxes are unnecessary. The topic of military secrecy was also discussed in relation to conspiracy theories and closed topics.
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Someone wrote to me that the atomic bomb didn't exist and was probably a hoax. T

They said that in World War II German scientists declared the bomb impossible. German scientists were the best in the world so the bomb must be fake.
 
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Sure makes the Apollo 11 hoax pale by comparison.
 
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Later the same day someone else informed me that all taxes were unnecessary. Not in the same league, but impressive considering that's two in one day.
 
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And I was told that military secrecy is only needed because, if the citizens found out how incompetent the military was, they would withdraw funding.
 
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Greg Bernhardt said:
Conspiracy Theories & Closed Topics:
Discussion of conspiracy theories and certain perennial pseudoscience topics that have been "debunked" beyond any reasonable doubt are not allowed anywhere on the site. A list of such closed topics can be found in the post below.
 
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Related to Is the Atomic Bomb a Hoax Perpetuated by Conspiracy Theorists?

Is there any credible evidence to support the idea that the atomic bomb is a hoax?

No, there is no credible evidence to support the claim that the atomic bomb is a hoax. The development, testing, and use of atomic bombs are well-documented in historical records, scientific literature, and eyewitness accounts. Numerous physical artifacts, such as the remnants of bombed cities and the records of nuclear tests, provide substantial proof of their existence and impact.

Why do some conspiracy theorists believe the atomic bomb is a hoax?

Some conspiracy theorists may believe the atomic bomb is a hoax due to a general distrust of government and scientific institutions, a tendency to question widely accepted historical events, or a lack of understanding of nuclear physics. These beliefs are often fueled by misinformation, selective interpretation of evidence, and the echo chamber effect of like-minded communities.

How do scientists and historians refute the atomic bomb hoax theory?

Scientists and historians refute the atomic bomb hoax theory by presenting extensive empirical evidence, including the physics underlying nuclear reactions, the detailed records of the Manhattan Project, eyewitness testimonies from Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and the environmental and health impacts observed in the aftermath of nuclear detonations. Additionally, nuclear tests conducted by various countries provide further validation.

What are some key historical events that prove the existence of the atomic bomb?

Key historical events that prove the existence of the atomic bomb include the Trinity test on July 16, 1945, which was the first detonation of a nuclear weapon, and the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6 and 9, 1945, respectively. These events are extensively documented through photographs, videos, scientific reports, and survivor accounts. Furthermore, numerous nuclear tests conducted during the Cold War by the United States, the Soviet Union, and other countries serve as additional evidence.

Are there any mainstream scientific organizations that support the atomic bomb hoax theory?

No, there are no mainstream scientific organizations that support the atomic bomb hoax theory. The consensus among the scientific community, including organizations such as the American Physical Society, the International Atomic Energy Agency, and the National Academy of Sciences, is that atomic bombs are real and their effects are well-understood and documented. These organizations rely on rigorous scientific methods and peer-reviewed research to reach their conclusions.

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