Turning to Old Books to Vanquish Dr. Frankenstein's Monster

Watching the old horror films of the 1930s and 1940s, one cannot help but notice how often the scientists come to a bad end. Whether it is the obsessed Dr. Frankenstein, who discovers the secret of life, or the avaricious chemist Jack Griffin, who discovers the secret of invisibility, or the well-meaning physician Henry Jekyll, who discovers how to separate the good and evil halves of his psyche, they are generally destroyed—or at least cursed—by the...


received his Ph.D. in Religious Studies from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. He writes on education, politics, religion, and culture.

This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #39, Winter 2016 Copyright © 2020 Salvo | www.salvomag.com https://salvomag.com/article/salvo39/science-bad