Tuesday, March 24, 2009

messing with things we don't understand

For those unfamiliar with the comic strip "Brewster Rockit," Dr. Mel is the resident Evil Mad Scientist on the Space Station R.U. Sirius, some hundreds of years in our future.  (A future which seems to consistently  paralell our present.  :)  )  His experiments consistently backfire on him to the detriment of everyone on the space station, most especially the hapless lad Winky.  That Dr. Mel is recreating Frankenstein is no real surprise.  That it is bound to go as badly as the original is inevitable.  That our own scientific establishment's arrogant, self-assured assumption that it should and could hold the keys to life and death; that any line of experimentation that they want to pursue should be without moral consequences is alternately frightening and nauseating.  Kyrie Eleison.

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