The Island of Dr. MoreauBook - 2002
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multcolib_rachaels Jul 31, 2014
In Season 2, Episode 8 of Orphan Black a character is reading this classic novel -- that's no accident, as Wells' book was about a scientist who went too far.
A mad scientist sort of character who is doing what amounts to genetic engineering, and the ethical and practical consequences of his tinkering are a major element of this storyline.
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"It's chance, I tell you," he interrupted, "as everything is in a man's life."
There is, though I do not know how there is or why there is, a sense of infinite peace and protection in the glittering hosts of heaven. There it must be, I think, in the vast and eternal laws of matter, and not in the daily cares and sins and troubles of men, that whatever is more than animal within us must find its solace and its hope. -- Ch. 22
To this day I have never troubled about the ethics of the matter. The study of Nature makes a man at last as remorseless as Nature.
-- Ch. 14
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A survivor of a shipwreck finds himself on an island where a mad scientist named Dr. Moreau is turning animals into human-like beings.
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