History PlayingWith / ScienceIsBad

21st Mar '16 11:12:31 PM quirkygenius
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* '''Justified''': Science is viewed as heretical in-setting, and is pursued in defiance of the local CrystalDragonJesus.

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* '''Justified''': '''Justified''':
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Science is viewed as heretical in-setting, and is pursued in defiance of the local CrystalDragonJesus.CrystalDragonJesus.
** The story focuses on the times when [[TheyWouldCutYouUp terrible]] [[PlayingWithSyringes things]] are done in the name of [[ForScience science]].
10th Sep '13 2:55:47 PM BananaPancakes
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* '''Downplayed''': Most scientists tend to be {{Morally Ambiguous Doctorate}}s, or just really [[GoodIsNotNice rude.]]

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* '''Downplayed''': Most scientists tend to be {{Morally Ambiguous Doctorate}}s, or just really [[GoodIsNotNice rude.]]rude]].



* '''Inverted''':

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* '''Inverted''': '''Inverted''':



* '''Subverted''': As straight, but their main competitor, TropeCo, has been experimenting ethically for decades...

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* '''Subverted''': As straight, but their main competitor, TropeCo, TropeCo/TropeCo, has been experimenting ethically for decades...



* '''Zig Zagged''': TropeCo invents a ray that fires pure joy...which it then uses to brainwash the world...and then {{Megacorp}} scientists disable the ray...by nuking the city it's contained in. But the nuke turned everything into ice cream, and people still ''died'' from it. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking And irradiated ice cream can't be safe to eat...]]
* '''Averted''':

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* '''Zig Zagged''': TropeCo [=TropeCo=] invents a ray that fires pure joy...which it then uses to brainwash the world...and then {{Megacorp}} scientists disable the ray...by nuking the city it's contained in. But the nuke turned everything into ice cream, and people still ''died'' from it. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking And irradiated ice cream can't be safe to eat...]]
* '''Averted''': '''Averted''':



* '''Invoked''': ???

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* '''Invoked''': ???Dr. [=McLennan=]'s jealous colleague, Dr. Barton, gives both of them a drug that makes them stupid.



* '''Defied''': Behold! [[TheEgregiousTropeMan THE ENLIGHTENED CARL SAGAN-MAN!!]] Educating the world in the wonders of SCIENCE!!!
* '''Discussed''': ???

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* '''Defied''': Behold! [[TheEgregiousTropeMan ''Behold! [[TheAdjectivalSuperhero THE ENLIGHTENED CARL SAGAN-MAN!!]] Educating the world in the wonders of SCIENCE!!!
SCIENCE!!!''
* '''Discussed''': ???"These newcomers know how to use chemicals. Are they trustworthy?"



* '''Reconstructed''': ...But [[AWizardDidIt magic is just as good.]]

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* '''Reconstructed''': ...But [[AWizardDidIt magic is just as good.]]good]].



* '''Played For Drama''': Dr. [=McLennan=] has to go on the run when the people get the idea to [[BurnTheWitch Burn All the Scientists]], and eventually gets caught and killed because he's an AbsentMindedProfessor.



%%* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': ???
%%* '''Played For Drama''': ???

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%%* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': ???
%%* '''Played For Drama''':
???
5th Aug '13 10:36:34 PM VPhantom
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* '''Exploited''': Emperor Evulz turns the crowd against the local ScienceHero, making the think his science is evil. He then sits back and watches them tear him limb from limb.

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* '''Exploited''': '''Exploited''':
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Emperor Evulz turns the crowd against the local ScienceHero, making the think his science is evil. He then sits back and watches them tear him limb from limb.
5th Aug '13 9:25:03 PM dclark
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** Emperor Evulz keeps his citizens from using technology against him by convincing his subjects that any science more advanced than the wheel is evil.
29th Jan '13 8:36:35 AM VPhantom
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* '''Inverted''': ScienceHero

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* '''Inverted''': '''Inverted''':
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ScienceHero



* '''Deconstructed''': Anti-science fanatics destroy the scientific community, leading to a dark age where medicine and technology come to a halt.
* '''Reconstructed''': ...but [[AWizardDidIt magic is just as good.]]



* '''Averted''': Scientists never appear.

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* '''Averted''': '''Averted''':
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Scientists never appear.



* '''Invoked''': ???



* '''Conversed''': "Oh, here we go. The bad guy's a scientist. Did the writers never watch [[{{Series.Mythbusters}} Mythbusters]]? 'Cuz those guys are the ''shit''."

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* '''Discussed''': ???
* '''Conversed''': "Oh, here we go. The bad guy's a scientist. Did the writers never watch [[{{Series.Mythbusters}} Mythbusters]]? ''{{Series/Mythbusters}}''? 'Cuz those guys are friggin' ''awesome''."
* '''Deconstructed''': Anti-science fanatics destroy
the ''shit''."scientific community, leading to a dark age where medicine and technology come to a halt.
* '''Reconstructed''': ...But [[AWizardDidIt magic is just as good.]]



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%%* '''Implied''': ???
%%* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': ???
%%* '''Played For Drama''': ???
29th Jan '13 8:28:05 AM Diask
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* '''Downplayed''': Most scientists tend to be {{MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate}}s, or just really [[GoodIsNotNice rude.]]

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* '''Downplayed''': Most scientists tend to be {{MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate}}s, {{Morally Ambiguous Doctorate}}s, or just really [[GoodIsNotNice rude.]]



** KnightTemplar [[LuddWasRight Luddites]] go about killing people, often for no go reason, and the only people who stand against them are scientists.

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** KnightTemplar [[LuddWasRight [[EvilLuddite Luddites]] go about killing people, often for no go reason, and the only people who stand against them are scientists.



** Okay, I have to admit: as a secular humanist and physics buff, that made me {{squee}}.
*** Thank XKCD. [[http://xkcd.com/663/]]
**** {{SQUEE}}!



* '''Played For Laughs''': MadScientist as IneffectualSympatheticVillain. ''[[CoughSnarkCough *cough*]][[PhineasAndFerb Doofenshmirtz]] [[CoughSnarkCough *cough*]].

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* '''Played For Laughs''': MadScientist as IneffectualSympatheticVillain. ''[[CoughSnarkCough *cough*]][[PhineasAndFerb Doofenshmirtz]] [[CoughSnarkCough *cough*]].
10th Sep '12 6:47:07 AM Marowmerowmer
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**** {{SQUEE}}!
8th Sep '12 8:32:47 PM malonkey1
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*** Thank XKCD. [[http://xkcd.com/663/]]
6th Sep '12 12:25:03 PM Marowmerowmer
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** Okay, I have to admit: as a secular humanist and physics buff, that made me {{squee}}.
9th Aug '12 8:44:41 AM malonkey1
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* '''Played For Laughs''': MadScientist as IneffectualSympatheticVillain. ''[[CoughSnarkCough *cough*Doofenshmirtz*cough*]].

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* '''Played For Laughs''': MadScientist as IneffectualSympatheticVillain. ''[[CoughSnarkCough *cough*Doofenshmirtz*cough*]].*cough*]][[PhineasAndFerb Doofenshmirtz]] [[CoughSnarkCough *cough*]].
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