From Faust to Strangelove: Representations of the Scientist in Western Literature
They were mad, of course. Or evil. Or godless, amoral, arrogant, impersonal, and inhuman. At best, they were well-intentioned but blind to the dangers of forces they barely controlled. They were Faust and Frankenstein, Jekyll and Moreau, Caligari and Strangelove--the scientists of film and fiction, cultural archetypes that reflected ancient fears of tampering with the unknown or unleashing the little-understood powers of nature.
In From Faust to Strangelove Roslyn Haynes offers the first detailed and comprehensive study of the image of the scientist in Western literature and film--from medieval images of alchemists to present-day depictions of cyberpunks and genetic engineers.
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William Broad ' s interviews with the predominantly young scientists involved in “
Star Wars ” research indicated the perpetuation of these attitudes into the next
generation of atomic scientists . 30 An interesting and more humane variation on
Some went so far as to look up to scientists as men destined to rule the world in
the ' atomic age . ' ' 54 Among American science fiction writers , in particular ,
there was a mood of self - congratulation over the apparent fulfillment of their ...
penheimer ( 1964 ) is based on the enquiry in May 1954 into the question of
security clearance for Oppenheimer after it had been suspended by the U . S .
Atomic Energy Commission ( AEC ) . 38 During the Second World War
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