Sunday, June 29, 2014

Science as a Help and a Hinderance

It seems like I can't go a day without seeing some kind of article about what science is doing--whether it's a break through (like figuring out a possible cause of autism) or a questionable practice (like what happened at the CDC).

I find this stuff so amazingly interesting, and it's what my nonfiction zombie book, Undead Obsessed, focuses on.  It looks at how we can't live with or without (especially in the comfort we are used to) science.  It looks at how we love and fear what science can, has, and will do for us.  It examines how zombies become a metaphor for those fears.

Science has always been a double-edged sword, and when things go bad, they can really go bad.  But that's true for anything in life.  For the most part, science and scientists are an amazing addition to our culture and world, and I can't wait to see what happens next.  Of course, if it's bad, I'll find myself wondering how long it will be until the dead rise from the grave because of their mistake.

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