Re: Frankenstein

Anders Sandberg (
Wed, 9 Oct 1996 17:55:22 +0200 (MET DST)

On Tue, 8 Oct 1996, E. Shaun Russell wrote:

> For example, to use a story we all
> know, look at "Frankenstein". That is really a transhuman novel. If only
> Dr. Frankenstein had thought things out a bit better before he 'created a
> monster', then he might have discovered a way to create a rationally
> functioning, intelligent human being.

I agree, the story contains a very transhuman vision - but Shelley isn't
(consciously) trying to tell it. What "Frankenstein" tells *us* is that
we as creators are responsible for our creations and their well-being,
but what it tells the general public is that meddling with Things Man Was
Never Meant To Know is a Bad Thing.

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