Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Mad Russians

Photographer Mike Rogoff posted this picture on Flickr, with the caption:

Christian fanatics picketing against nanotechnology, next to Marx monument, Moscow. I was nearly beaten by them as they were angry with me shooting. Crazy :) More here

Mike posted this interesting picture back in August. I lost touch with the nano news world last summer, so I don't know what this protest was all about.

I'm assuming they used the usual religious-fanatic logic about man "playing God?" Perhaps one of my Russian readers could translate the sign in the background.

The Case Of God v. Nanotech
Playing God with Monsters
A new wrinkle for Eddie Bauer


Ahmet Yükseltürk said...

Actually the writing can not be understood. Words that are readable: alternative, current, usage.

Howard Lovy said...

Thank you, Ahmet!