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My eyes closed. I could see that clear January morning, the moment of release when the balloon floated above the rooftops. Thousands of voices cheered and screamed with delight. Nathaniel grasped my hand and we watched as the gold sphere ferried Monsieur Blanchard and his little black dog away on the wind. I thought all things were possible in heaven and on earth that day. (25.53)

While science refers to medicine, note that Blanchard's balloon is also a symbol of innovation and advancement. How are there different views of science at work in the book?

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