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23rd Jul '17 11:38:30 AM Kooshmeister
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** In fairness, one critic of what they did ''does'' admit there was no other way, and that their actions in combating the disease saved his grandchildren from a grisly death.
15th Jul '17 10:24:20 AM nombretomado
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* ''Ape and Essence'' has a sequence symbolically representing UsefulNotes/WorldWarIII, in which three Albert Einsteins are enslaved by [[ManiacMonkeys baboons]] for the patriotic purpose of developing and unleashing {{Synthetic Plague}}s that kill everyone, including the Einsteins, whose dying protests are that they "never did any harm to anybody" and "lived only for Truth." Thus is enacted "the death, by suicide, of twentieth-century science."

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* ''Ape and Essence'' has a sequence symbolically representing UsefulNotes/WorldWarIII, WorldWarIII, in which three Albert Einsteins are enslaved by [[ManiacMonkeys baboons]] for the patriotic purpose of developing and unleashing {{Synthetic Plague}}s that kill everyone, including the Einsteins, whose dying protests are that they "never did any harm to anybody" and "lived only for Truth." Thus is enacted "the death, by suicide, of twentieth-century science."



* An inversion in an episode of ''Series/{{Sliders}}'' the gang ends up sliding to a world where all new technology was banned after the end of WorldWarII. This world's version of Quinn was killed by polio, and they convince Quinn's dad that technology is not bad and would have saved his son. He helps them to repair their timer with his dead son's illegal technology. The local Evil Corporation decides to steal the timer as they have been creating technology in secret so they can corner the market once the ban is lifted.

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* An inversion in an episode of ''Series/{{Sliders}}'' the gang ends up sliding to a world where all new technology was banned after the end of WorldWarII.UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. This world's version of Quinn was killed by polio, and they convince Quinn's dad that technology is not bad and would have saved his son. He helps them to repair their timer with his dead son's illegal technology. The local Evil Corporation decides to steal the timer as they have been creating technology in secret so they can corner the market once the ban is lifted.
15th Jul '17 10:22:48 AM nombretomado
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* ''Ape and Essence'' has a sequence symbolically representing WorldWarIII, in which three Albert Einsteins are enslaved by [[ManiacMonkeys baboons]] for the patriotic purpose of developing and unleashing {{Synthetic Plague}}s that kill everyone, including the Einsteins, whose dying protests are that they "never did any harm to anybody" and "lived only for Truth." Thus is enacted "the death, by suicide, of twentieth-century science."

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* ''Ape and Essence'' has a sequence symbolically representing WorldWarIII, UsefulNotes/WorldWarIII, in which three Albert Einsteins are enslaved by [[ManiacMonkeys baboons]] for the patriotic purpose of developing and unleashing {{Synthetic Plague}}s that kill everyone, including the Einsteins, whose dying protests are that they "never did any harm to anybody" and "lived only for Truth." Thus is enacted "the death, by suicide, of twentieth-century science."
12th Jul '17 6:46:02 AM Franco-America2018
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Compare and contrast CyberPunk, where the rebel hero goes up against TheMan who maintains control through technology; BioPunk is mostly same but instead using [[OrganicTechnology Biotechnology]] to retaining control of all species and used horrific ways to modify them; PostCyberPunk tends to embrace [[NewTechnologyIsEvil new technology]] less [[CrapsaccharineWorld critically]]. Typically, you will find there is NoTranshumanismAllowed. See also HarsherInHindsight and SeinfeldIsUnfunny for when a world meant to be portrayed as a {{Dystopia}} TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture bears a curious resemblance to [[LifeImitatesArt present day]] technological advancements that are [[LostAesop taken for granted]] by the audience.

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Compare and contrast CyberPunk, where the rebel hero goes up against TheMan who maintains control through technology; BioPunk is mostly same as previous but instead using [[OrganicTechnology Biotechnology]] to retaining control of all species and used horrific ways to modify them; PostCyberPunk tends to embrace [[NewTechnologyIsEvil new technology]] less [[CrapsaccharineWorld critically]]. Typically, you will find there is NoTranshumanismAllowed. See also HarsherInHindsight and SeinfeldIsUnfunny for when a world meant to be portrayed as a {{Dystopia}} TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture bears a curious resemblance to [[LifeImitatesArt present day]] technological advancements that are [[LostAesop taken for granted]] by the audience.
12th Jul '17 5:37:47 AM Franco-America2018
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Compare and contrast CyberPunk, where the rebel hero goes up against TheMan who maintains control through technology; PostCyberPunk tends to embrace [[NewTechnologyIsEvil new technology]] less critically. Typically, you will find there is NoTranshumanismAllowed. See also HarsherInHindsight and SeinfeldIsUnfunny for when a world meant to be portrayed as a {{Dystopia}} TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture bears a curious resemblance to [[LifeImitatesArt present day]] technological advancements that are [[LostAesop taken for granted]] by the audience.

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Compare and contrast CyberPunk, where the rebel hero goes up against TheMan who maintains control through technology; BioPunk is mostly same but instead using [[OrganicTechnology Biotechnology]] to retaining control of all species and used horrific ways to modify them; PostCyberPunk tends to embrace [[NewTechnologyIsEvil new technology]] less critically.[[CrapsaccharineWorld critically]]. Typically, you will find there is NoTranshumanismAllowed. See also HarsherInHindsight and SeinfeldIsUnfunny for when a world meant to be portrayed as a {{Dystopia}} TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture bears a curious resemblance to [[LifeImitatesArt present day]] technological advancements that are [[LostAesop taken for granted]] by the audience.
18th Jun '17 5:56:09 AM LordOfTheSword
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** And then there is Aulë, Vala for all makers, craftsmen and scientists (Sauron and Saruman were both Maiar under him).

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** And then there is Aulë, Vala for (i.e. "archangel" of sorts) of all makers, craftsmen craftsmen, and scientists (Sauron and Saruman were both Maiar under him).
3rd Jun '17 11:16:43 AM nombretomado
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* WhiteWolf's ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse'' and ''TabletopGame/MageTheAscension''.

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* WhiteWolf's Creator/WhiteWolf's ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse'' and ''TabletopGame/MageTheAscension''.
29th Apr '17 10:54:30 AM nombretomado
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* ''Roleplay/InkCity'' has attracted plenty of scientists, including [[WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes Heloise]], [[ElTigre Dr. Chipotle Jr.]], WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}}, [=GLaDOS=] and [[VideoGame/{{Portal 2}} Caroline]]. There are also characters who want to use science to analyze and control the unpredictable residents, like [[WesternAnimation/AeonFlux Trevor]].

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* ''Roleplay/InkCity'' has attracted plenty of scientists, including [[WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes Heloise]], [[ElTigre [[WesternAnimation/ElTigreTheAdventuresOfMannyRivera Dr. Chipotle Jr.]], WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}}, [=GLaDOS=] and [[VideoGame/{{Portal 2}} Caroline]]. There are also characters who want to use science to analyze and control the unpredictable residents, like [[WesternAnimation/AeonFlux Trevor]].
20th Apr '17 1:37:43 PM HiddenWindshield
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* In the 1990 extended edition of ''Literature/{{Nightfall}}'', a scientist tells a priest that he's proven how the apocalypse his religion predicted would come to pass[[note]]a previously undetectable moon eclipsing the one star out of six visible on the darkest day of the year, which occurs every 2049 years and drives everyone mad because of species-wide Nyctophobia[[/note]]. The priest throws a fit because the scientist "destroyed the mystery" or somesuch.

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* In the 1990 extended edition of ''Literature/{{Nightfall}}'', a scientist tells a priest that he's proven how the apocalypse his religion predicted would come to pass[[note]]a previously undetectable moon eclipsing the one star sun out of six visible on the darkest day of the year, which occurs every 2049 years and drives everyone mad because of species-wide Nyctophobia[[/note]]. The priest throws a fit because the scientist "destroyed "[[MeasuringTheMarigolds destroyed the mystery" mystery]]" or somesuch.
20th Mar '17 3:01:46 PM IdeaMaster
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* Inverted in ''Film/{{Avatar}}''; the scientists are all good guys and it's through the scientific approach that they realize they shouldn't interfere with Pandora's ecosystem. The Na'vi god is also a real being, fully examinable and explainable through science. The bad guys are the military and corporates who misuse technology. The movie does ''not'' suggest that humans should shift back to hunter-gatherer culture like some supporters and detractors believe. In fact, the supplementary material is pretty adamant that scientific advancement is the only way to rescue Earth from its miserable state, and that research from Pandora is vital to this progress. The message is that aboriginal peoples should not be forced to adapt modern lifestyle against their will, and that horrible consequences caused by environmental exploitation can't be fixed with more exploitation.

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* Inverted in ''Film/{{Avatar}}''; the scientists are all good guys and it's through the scientific approach that they realize they shouldn't interfere with Pandora's ecosystem. The Na'vi god goddess is also a real being, fully examinable and explainable through science. The bad guys are the military and corporates who misuse technology. The movie does ''not'' suggest that humans should shift back to hunter-gatherer culture like some supporters and detractors believe. In fact, the supplementary material is pretty adamant that scientific advancement is the only way to rescue Earth from its miserable state, and that research from Pandora is vital to this progress. The message is that aboriginal peoples should not be forced to adapt modern lifestyle against their will, and that horrible consequences caused by environmental exploitation can't be fixed with more exploitation.
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