the altars of Science

20:13 Dec 20, 2012
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English language (monolingual) [Non-PRO]
Media / Multimedia / film/quote from Angels and Demons
English term or phrase: the altars of Science
(kidnapped the Cardinals) and sacrifice them on the altars of Science

is this meant to be some kind of irony? using the word altar when talking about Science?
Mel Willetts (X)
Local time: 15:13

4 +3it's a metaphor for sacrificing something (usually innocent) for a supposed higher good
Jenni Lukac (X)

Discussion entries: 1



2 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +3
the altars of science
it's a metaphor for sacrificing something (usually innocent) for a supposed higher good

Just like ancient sacrifies were made on altars.

Jenni Lukac (X)
Local time: 15:13
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in category: 24
Notes to answerer
Asker: so murdering innocent people in the name of Science?

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agree  NGK
6 mins
  -> Thanks, ntext.

agree  Aleksander Pruszyński
20 hrs
  -> Thanks very much, Aleksander. Best wishes for 2013.

agree  Phong Le
3 days 7 hrs
  -> Thanks, Phong.
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