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Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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Science is intimately integrated with the whole social structure and cultural tradition. They mutually support one other only in certain types of society can science flourish, and conversely without a continuous and healthy development and application of science such a society cannot function properly.

- Talcott Parsons (1902 - 1979)