one of my all-time favorite quotes by the husband of Mary Shelley after watching the same demonstration of bioelectricity that inspired her to write Frankenstein… As  a personal correction, it is directly taken from the poem Queen Mab,  and here is a link to the poem in its entirety: http://www.marxists.org/archive/shelley/1813/queen-mab.htm

“The man of virtuous soul commands not, nor obeys, for power, like a desolating pestilence, pollutes whate’er it touches and obedience, bane of all genius, virtue, freedom and truth, makes slaves of men, and of the human frame, a mechanized automation.” – Percy Bysshe Shelley

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