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We are taught to be afraid of Chernobyl…

We are taught to be glad Kennedy saved the world…

But should we be afraid of Chernobyl?

Should we be glad that Kennedy “saved the world”?

Would it be the first time we are taught wrong?

We are all (or at least were) afraid of a nuclear holocaust. We we terrified of a nuclear war and the effects it might have on us and on Earth.

But wait a minute!

Didn’t that ALREADY HAPPEN?

Let me explain with a different story…

It is about a painting and how it was analyzed by experts to finally find that it was a fake (expect a future post on Harmonia Philosophica on 27/2/2014 about that even from a philosophical point of view).

How did they do it?

Simple: Scientists determined a painting is fake due to the C-14 in its canvas.

Carbon 14 is a radioactive variation of carbon, and because plants pick up both types through photosynthesis, all living organisms — cotton plants included — have the same ratio of carbon 14 to stable carbon as the atmosphere. But a series of nuclear bomb tests in the 1950s and 1960s spiked this normally consistent ratio.

“After 1955 the level of radiocarbon in the atmosphere, and thus in living organisms, almost doubled in about 10 years,” Pier Andrea Mandò, head of the Florence division of the INFN, explained in a statement. (1)

See?

Not yet?

Think again: How many nuclear bombs would fall in the event of a global thermonuclear war? (not a random choice of words, for the ones who are “good movies”-literate)

10?

40?

100?

500?

Maybe 500 is too much. After the initial dozen bombs there would be noone left to through more bombs anyway… right?

Now do you want to know how many nuclear bombs were detonated by “advanced” nations on the planet during Cold War (source) ?

  • US: 1,149
  • USSR: 969
  • UK: 45
  • France: 210
  • China: 45
  • India: 6
  • Pakistan: 7
  • Israel: ? (> 1)
  • North Korea: 3
  • TOTAL: 2435

And let’s not forget the TWO BOMBS that fell on Japan during WWII (and maybe a small failed nuclear test by the Nazis?)

Now think again!

Are you really afraid of nuclear war?

Or are you part of the aftermath?

And they had you believe that YOU destroyed the ozone layer by… spraying!

Or that cancer has started spiking due to… well, nothing. (it actually took years for the UK to recognize illness effects on veterans due to nuclear tests – see here)

Most of the times the truth is hovering in front of you. And then it suddenly detonates on your face in a huge flash leaving you no chance to even notice it was there…

Conspiracies for Fun are serious sometimes.

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