Weapons and Explosives
Episode #24 August. 12, 2020 57m 55s Download
In this episode: Dr. Rob Carter and Joseph Darnell
The recent ammonium nitrate explosion that leveled most of Beirut has sparked many discussions about explosives. So Joe and Rob explore the history of explosives, from the invention of gunpowder in 9th century China to the massive explosion that killed JFK’s older brother in WWII. They’ll stop along the way and talk about the 100 Years War and the invention of nitroglycerine and TNT along the way.
Highlights and Show Notes
Tour Egypt with Creation Ministries International
Sulfur, charcoal, and saltpeter KNO3 make gunpowder
Battle of Agincourt (1415) Kenneth Branagh’s Henry V!
Why did the bow and arrow get replaced by the gun?
Alfred Nobel and the invention of dynamite
Different explosives and their properties