Re: Mary Shelley?

J. R. Molloy (
Mon, 8 Feb 1999 16:15:11 -0800

Daniel Ust has contributed,

>After reading _Frankenstein_ a number of years ago, and
>seeing lots of the movie adaptations (which are mostly not
>close to the book), I came to the conclusion that she was
>very antiscience and antitechnology.

I concur with your analysis, and would add that antiscience remains an element of the literati. Thank you for pointing out this facet of literary intellectuals. It seems as if those who have nothing commendatory to say about science enjoy the most popularity in saying it.

Scientists who play god have no more responsibility to their creations than do the genetic algorithms, molecular physics, and biological evolution that created the scientists.

--J. R.