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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... and not least by a realization derived from popular accounts of astronomy and
geology that humanity occupied only a tiny ... popular controversy over
Darwinism and the degree to which loss of religious faith was attributed to a
knowledge of ...
The hypothesis that there was a Martian civilization had achieved popularity as a
result of Giovanni Schiaparelli ' s ... Schiaparelli ' s word canali was mistranslated
as " canals , " thereby implying in popular understanding a construction by ...
3 The mysterious power of radium was soon overshadowed in the popular mind
by the awesome implications of the one equation that everyone , even the least
mathematical , could remember : E = mc2 . The possibility of converting matter
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