The Andromeda Strain Topics for Discussion

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Discuss your views on the Odd Man Hypothesis. Do you believe the theory that single men make the best decisions when under stress is an accurate one? Why or why not?

Do you think Michael Crichton's choice to include technical details in his narrative enhances or detracts from the story? Why?

Both Peter Jackson and Officer Willis exasperate their physicians by taking risks with their health and refusing to follow doctors' orders. Yet this refusal to comply with doctors' orders allows them to survive their initial exposure to Andromeda. Under the circumstances, would you say their choices were wise or foolish? Explain your position.

The Wildfire scientists initially join the project to protect the planet against harmful biological species from outer space. Why do you suppose none of the scientists protest when they find out Andromeda is meant to be used as a biological weapon of war...

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