Nobel Prize

United States
December 30, 2006 10:10pm CST
Did you know that the Nobel Prize was founded by the man who invented dynamite, Alfred Nobel? He recieved such bad press for his manufacture of dynamite as a weapon that he left most of his estate to establish the prizes to honor men and women all over the world.
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@irisheyes (4372)
• United States
31 Dec 06
Yes I did know that. Like a lot of other inventors, I think he saw mainly the many good uses for his invention and then the world discovered gunpowder as a weapon. Oppenheimer was another inventor that didn't really see the dark side of his invention (atom bomb)until it was too late.
• United States
31 Dec 06
Oppenheimer knew what he was working on with the Manhattan Project. They knew they were building a weapon. They might not have known how many it would kill but they knew it was a weapon. Einstein was the one who really regretted that one because it was his letter to the President that got he project started. As for Nobel, he actually owned a company called Bofors that made armaments. So he knew what his invention was being used for and profited from it, not entirely innocent. As for Nobel. He actually manufactured dynamite for use
@irisheyes (4372)
• United States
31 Dec 06
Okay, I stand corrected. Thank you...Didn't Oppenheimer at least have regrets? Dont know why I think that but I do.