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Wrinkle in Time and fictional scientists

Kevin P. O'Connell oconne18 at pilot.msu.edu
Wed Jan 4 09:04:00 EST 1995

Hi all!
I also read "A Wrinkle in Time" as a child, and loved it.  I'm not sure what
influence it had on my decision to become a scientist, but it certainly 
portrayed scientists as loving, caring, spiritual human beings, which 
certainly didn't hurt!  I think scientists get a bad rap in fiction in 
general.  Most popular books and movies depicting scientists cast them as
megalomaniacal world-destroyers, or at best, frizzy-haired dotty forget-
their-ass-if-not-attached people who build time machines out of Deloreans.
Go figure.

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