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Cat's Cradle

Cat's Cradle

  

by Kurt Vonnegut

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Cat's Cradle Science Quotes

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Quote #10

Frank gave me a straight answer. He snapped his fingers. I could see him dissociating himself from the causes of the mess; identifying himself, with growing pride and energy, with the purifiers, the world-savers, the cleaners-up. (109.2)

The novel's satirical notion of how scientists manage to disassociate themselves from their mistakes. Here, Frank gave "Papa" the ice-nine, but he doesn't see himself in any way responsible for the problem. Instead, he only sees another problem to solve. Then again, it is Frank we're talking about.

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