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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world . They imagine that they have great power over nature or are about to
acquire it through some new discovery , but they pose no threat to society
because , not having the sense to realize their own stupidity , they are easily
outwitted or ...
Taken together , these qualities engendered in Newton ' s contemporaries a
sense of power and a belief that man , far from being of no account in the
expanding universe being revealed by the telescope , was elevated to a position
But you ' re quite right in saying that I ' ve exerted an influence and in one sense
will continue to exert it forever . . . . I did plan Walden Two - not as an architect
plans a building , but as a scientist plans a longterm experiment , uncertain of the
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