Frankenstein 200: America's science museums celebrate the bicentennial of Mary Shelley's Frankestein with a free, amazing transmedia experience


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#2

Sweet.

I have always wondered what it would be like to become a woman.


#3

I haven’t read the actual book, but isn’t it sort of anti-science?


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I don’t think so. It’s anti-human arrogance, and inhumanity and lack of compassion for others rather than anti-science.

The lack of love shown to the creation by the Dr. alienated him from humanity and embittered him. It is an awful long time since I read the book though.


#5

Well, it did start the trope of man “playing God” is an evil thing, which is a tired and meaningless sentiment that gets trotted out again and again whenever a new scientific advance is made, but as noted, the actual novel is more complicated because the creature actually is fully intelligent and capable of speech, unlike in most adaptations, and the doctor kind of acts like a dick to it.


#6

No time like the present? :slight_smile:


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Nah, I’m gonna go to Switzerland and get hammered to celebrate.


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