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" But these philosophers, whose hands seem only made to dabble in dirt, and their eyes to pore over the microscope or crucible, have indeed performed miracles. They penetrate into the recesses of nature and show how she works in her hiding-places. "
Frankenstein: or, The modern Prometheus - Page 64
by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley - 1823
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The Art of Art History: A Critical Anthology

Donald Preziosi, Professor of Art History Donald Preziosi - Art - 1998 - 595 pages
...the side of the phallic principle, young Frankenstein is encouraged by his university professor 'to penetrate into the recesses of nature and show how she works in her hiding places',19 advice which repeats the sexually inflected discourse of science founded by Bacon and Descartes.20...
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Wissenschaft als kulturelle Praxis, 1750-1900

Hans Erich Bödeker, Peter Hanns Reill, Jürgen Schlumbohm - History - 1999 - 426 pages
...and that the elixir of life is a chimera. But these philosophers, whose hands seem only to dabble in dirt, and their eyes to pore over the microscope or crucible, have indeed performed miracles." Frankenstein recognizes those achievements and then proclaims in a passage quoted earlier: "more, far...
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Gnostics

Tobias Churton - Christian heresies - 1999 - 188 pages
...that the elixir of life is a chimera. But these philosophers, whose hands seem only made to dabble in dirt, and their eyes to pore over the microscope or crucible, have indeed performed miracles.' At this point, paradoxically, Waldman proceeds to paraphrase from Pico della Mirandola's Oratio: They...
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A Coincidence of Wants: The Novel and Neoclassical Economics

Charles R. Lewis - Business & Economics - 2000 - 154 pages
...heard" (46). Waldman announces that the moderns, "whose hands seem only made to dabble in dirt . . . have indeed performed miracles. They penetrate into...recesses of nature, and show how she works in her hiding-places. They ascend into the heavens .... They have acquired new and almost unlimited powers;...
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Dinner at the New Gene Café: How Genetic Engineering Is Changing What We Eat ...

Bill Lambrecht - Political Science - 2002 - 400 pages
...pupil with the allure of experimentation. These philosophers, whose hands seem only made to dabble in dirt, and their eyes to pore over the microscope or...how she works in her hiding places. They ascend into heavens; they discovered how the blood circulates and the nature of the air we breathe. They have acquired...
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Dinner at the New Gene Café: How Genetic Engineering Is Changing What We Eat ...

Bill Lambrecht - Science - 2001 - 383 pages
...pupil with the allure of experimentation. These philosophers, whose hands seem only made to dabble in dirt, and their eyes to pore over the microscope or...how she works in her hiding places. They ascend into heavens; they discovered how the blood circulates and the nature of the air we breathe. They have acquired...
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Frankenstein. Ediz.inglese

Mary Shelley - Fiction - 2001 - 224 pages
...that the elixir of life is a chimera. But these philosophers, whose hands seem only made to dabble in dirt, and their eyes to pore over the microscope or...recesses of nature, and show how she works in her hiding-places. They ascend into the heavens: they have discovered how the blood circulates, and the...
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Feminism: Feminism and the Enlightenment

Mary Evans - Feminism - 2001 - 499 pages
...'promised impossibilities and performed nothing' in contrast to the moderns who promise little but, have indeed performed miracles. They penetrate into...the recesses of nature and show how she works in her hiding-places. They ascend into the heavens; they have discovered how the blood circulates, and the...
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Modern Enchantments

Simon DURING - History - 2002 - 352 pages
...But these philosophers, whose hands seem only made to dabble in dirt, and their eyes to pour [sic] over the microscope or crucible, have indeed performed...miracles. They penetrate into the recesses of nature, and shew how she works in her hiding places. They ascent [sic] into the heavens; they have discovered how...
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Representations of the Post/human: Monsters, Aliens, and Others in Popular ...

Elaine L. Graham - Social Science - 2002 - 259 pages
...Baconian world-view, as Waldman describes the activities of the heroes of scientific endeavour thus: They penetrate into the recesses of nature and show how she works in her hiding-places. They ascend into the heavens [rather like the risen Christ] ; they have discovered how...
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