Miyerkules, Disyembre 11, 2013

A Scienterrific Catastrophe


"Every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of imagination."
-John Dewey

The 1958 film The Fly for me was entertaining and interesting enough to keep me at the edge of my seat. Although it was old, the mystery effect of the film (which was the refusal of Helene to tell the reason why she killed her husband and her obsession in the white fly) made it very fascinating and the story of it was not too cliché compared to the films we have now.

It was clearly portrayed in the film that scientists will do anything and everything for the advancement of science, even if it takes their own life. Scientists never stop to try making their innovations better .But even the most perfect invention has its own downside. In the case of André, although it was not his fault that he didn't know that there’s a fly inside the chamber, still he had to suffer greatly and had to die in a very tragic way. I do consider it as a morality play because it showed that the experiments have its limitations and boundaries. That led to the formation of ethics in research studies and scientific experiments that scientists in order to minimize, if not eliminate devastating instances like in the film.

During the 1950’s, Science and Technology is like a sacrifice. You have to offer your life to it in order to succeed and be famous. That time, everything is a trial and error. In order to succeed, one must not give up and strive hard for its perfection. And I think that led to many successful discoveries and innovations we all enjoy today. Salute to all scientists!

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