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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They have inclined more towards the view put forward by the physicist Freeman
Dyson , who was also involved in research on the atomic bomb : Up to the year
1982 , six countries had overtly acquired nuclear status : the United States , the ...
the knowledge necessary to construct the atomic bomb , it would be able to retain
honorable control over it and prevent any other nations from duplicating the
discovery . Subsequent events have vindicated Snow ' s skepticism on a scale ...
38 During the Second World War Oppenheimer had been one of the leading
physicists at Los Alamos working on the development of the atomic bomb (
indeed , he was called the " father of the atomic bomb " ) . Through the
questioning of ...
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