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Soddy wrote that financial debts grew exponentially at compound interest but the real economy was based on exhaustible stocks of fossil fuels. From 1904 to 1914 Soddy was a lecturer at the University of Glasgow and while there he showed that uranium decays to radium. Wells's The World Set Free (1914) which features atomic bombs dropped from biplanes in a war set many years in the future.
Frederick Soddy (2 September 1877 – 22 September 1956) was an English radiochemist and monetary economist who explained with Ernest Rutherford that radioactivity is due to the transmutation of elements now known to involve nuclear reactions.