Re: a dumb query? pls humor me
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On 03/13/07 14:41, Martin Marcher wrote:
> Am 13.03.2007 um 19:11 schrieb Mike McCarty:
>> Michelle Konzack wrote:
>>> Am 2007-03-08 16:22:20, schrieb Mitja Podreka:
>>>> Also everybody in the US would be speaking German in that case.
>>>> But I guess this could not happen. The WW2 would for sure last
>>>> longer if there were no US help, but the end result would be the same
>>> But do you know, that the USA had stolen the knowledge about
>>> nuclear fission from the germans? If the german had 5 years
>>> more time, maybe the have developed the first Atombomb!
>> This is ridiculous. Atomic fission was a known phenomenon
>> before WWII even started.
> It may be ridicolous, but it is a wll known fact that the winners
> (especially former USSR and USA) where fighting to get as many german
> scientists as possible behind the scenes.
> Which doesn't mean that Atomic Fisson wasn't known by anyone else at
> that time it was just the case that the germans where really advanced in
> a lot of scientific fields
Few people who have ever watched the Hitler Channel (i.e., the
History Channel, which airs *many* shows on WW2) would deny that.
But that's not the point. Nuclear fission *was* discovered by
Germans (Otto Hahn and Fritz Strassmann). However, there was much
talk between scientists, as well as papers (both formal & informal).
This is how the rest of the scientific world learned of fission, not
asinine anti-American theories which can be disproved with 30
seconds of Googling.
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