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AGW, Hollywood and Frankenstein : Comments

By Anthony Cox, published 28/6/2012

Prometheus is a movie that follows in the romantic tradition of Frankenstein's monster, warning mankind not to tamper with nature.

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The best comment I have seen on Prometheus showed a screenshot of the screens on the spaceship control panel, and pointed out that 350 years into the future humankind is apparently still using Windows 7.

Now THERE'S a bleak vision for you!
Posted by Jon J, Thursday, 28 June 2012 7:14:19 AM
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Oh noes! Filmmakers are sacrificing scientific accuracy for entertainment narrative?

Who'da thunk it?
Posted by Bugsy, Thursday, 28 June 2012 9:53:11 AM
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"Filmmakers are sacrificing scientific accuracy for entertainment narrative?"

The same could be said about AGW scientists!
Posted by cohenite, Thursday, 28 June 2012 9:59:15 AM
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Hey, hey....while we're on the subject of entertainment narrative. It seems that Anthony is onto something - Kryptonite being to Superman what cohenite is to AGW (in his dreams : )
Posted by Poirot, Thursday, 28 June 2012 10:14:51 AM
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It's like Prometheus vs Plan 9 from Outer Space!
Posted by Bugsy, Thursday, 28 June 2012 10:21:43 AM
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A well thought-out article, cohenite.

I have often wondered why so many of our arty types are particularly susceptible to manias, panics and popular delusions.
Sometimes I surmise ,well , itís only natural that having been feted for half a life for your (higher) creative/artistic sensibility one might also assume that one also carried the gene for higher morality. But at other times I surmise , no, itís just a way of making themselves more newsworthy, to hog the limelight a little longer in their twilight years.

However, there is one thing I am much more sure about. Itís that if some of the other posters on this threat (whose names I wont mention, but their initial letters are P & B) had their way. The message in the media would be driven home with a lot less subtlety. In their brave new world any screening(s) of Prometheus or Avatar would be accompanied by a prologue from Al Gore and an epilogue by Ban-Ki Moon, highlighting the AGW theme(s).
Posted by SPQR, Thursday, 28 June 2012 10:41:00 AM
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