The return of Prometheus

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Date
1961
Summary
Discusses the question, "Is science good or bad for man?" Presents a banquet in honor of a famed scientist at which his lifelong friend delivers an accolage to science in general and a tribute to the distinguished guest. Rising to deliver his remarks, the scientist expresses his deep fears that science may well lead to the decline of civilization. The scientist's fears are symbolically illustrated by nightmare-like scenes in which he despairs of scientific truth and man's inability to ever catch up with his own technological progress. Later, the scientist seizes upon the idea of the use of science for the benefit of man. His hopes are visualized in optimistic, dreamlike scenes. 
Contributors
The Georgia Center, University of Georgia; Jonathan J. Westfall; Thomas Mahler; Hill Bermont; Tom Gray; Nicholas Fersen; Bervard Law; Charles Josey; Bradley Cummings; Gene Wilkes; Gerard Appy; W. Brockford Gordon
Publishers
National Educational Television; Indiana University Audio-Visual Center
Genre
Educational
Subject
Science--Philosophy.
Collection
National Educational Television
Unit
IUL Moving Image Archive
Language
English
Rights Statement
No Copyright - United States
Physical Description
1 Film (0:11:00); 16mm
Other Identifiers
IULMIA Film Database: 40000003306059; Other: GR00467384; MDPI Barcode: 40000003306059

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