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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enbrock , a geologist , and his nephew Axel , an apprentice mineralogist , to
discuss these at some length , Lidenbrock invoking Sir Humphry Davy ' s theory
that the core of the Earth could not be liquid , because if it were , the attraction of
Instead , he applies to his study of time the unifying concepts that Einstein tried to
establish in his search for a theory of general relativity . Shevet ' s General Theory
of Temporality thus involves a synthesis of his earlier Principles of ...
... Eliot herself was limited in her biological knowledge by her time . Biochemistry
has , after all , brought us back from cell theory as she knew it to something not
unlike Lydgate ' s notion of primitive tissue . 42 . Alfred Tennyson , In Memoriam A
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