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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10 Newton never revoked his early idea that all matter was generated by
fermentation and condensation from some common material . In the Principia he
suggested that vapors from the sun , stars , and comets might be condensed into
" water ...
From his first encounter with the Icelandic volcano of Sneffels , Lidenbrock never
doubts the successful outcome of his contest with nature : “ The Professor never
took his eyes off it , gesticulating as if he were challenging it and saying , ' So that
CHAPTER FIFTEEN THE SCIENTIST ' S SCIENCE OUT OF CONTROL What was
once thought can never be unthought . - Friedrich Dürrenmatt We , the physicists ,
find that we have never before been of such consequence and that we have ...
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The Scientist as Hero
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