The "Real" science of Lovecraft's "The Colour Out of Space"

In this video I analyze the premise of Lovecraft's story in light of the scientific knowledge of his time, hopefully in a lighthearted way and without repeating much of what has already been discussed by others. Specifically, I look at the articles from the journal Science the month he was writing this story and the month before to determine if any contemporaneous science information might have influenced his writing (spoiler: I think it did!) This is done as an assignment for a Signum University class

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2015/07/19 Mark Lachniet   Share on Facebook

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