EE with a post that sums up my doubts nicely.
What about the processes of Nuclear Fission and perhaps even Radioactive Decay? Are they hoaxes, too?
Both processes seem uncannily similar to the medieval fraud of Alchemy – turning worthless base metals into silver and gold. And Alchemy and Fission both run counter to the first principle of rudimentary chemistry: that chemical elements – the building blocks of the universe – cannot be broken down, or modified, into other elements.