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What is a quote from Mary Shelley's Frankenstein about technology in the Victoria era?

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When Victor goes to the University of Ingolstadt, he is alarmed and embarrassed to be told by his first professor, Professor Krempe, that all of the books and philosophers he's been studying are widely known to be fantastic and fictitious.  Quite discouraged, he eventually turns to another teacher, Professor Waldman, who is not interested in embarrassing Victor but, rather, in educating him.  He explains to Victor that the old philosophers promised things that could never be possible, and so they...

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