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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5 Himself an engineer , Verne was adept at including , with an air of assurance ,
scientific or quasi - scientific explanations of technological inventions , but his
particular focus on various novel means of transport has deeper significance .
In practice , this means that Weston adopts the long - term , objective view ,
sacrificing the individual to the race and the present generation to the
hypothetical future , claiming that “ all educated opinion - for I do not call classics
and history and ...
Hoyle and Elliot ' s suggestion of the insidious means whereby apparently " pure
” research - and what science could be more " pure ” than radio astronomy ?may
attain a political or military significance was paralleled in the words of another ...
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