Science is advancing at an unprecedented pace. Scientific breakthroughs have been made in many fields including medicine that have helped millions of people around the world. Unfortunately, for as many near miracles science has found, it has also created ways of ending human life in some truly unimaginable ways. Kurt Vonnegut explores this tough concept in his novel “Cat’s Cradle.” The story follows the family of the seemingly innocent, Nobel-prize-winning physicist Felix Hoenikker. While Felix was given the Nobel Prize for his work in physics, he also was one of the key scientists to develop the first atomic bomb. The innocent Felix, we find out, has created other inventions that, in the wrong hands, could end humanity as we know it. This interplay between science and the human condition is brought front and center for the audience to experience through the plot. The experience leaves the reader questioning the advancement and industrialization of modern times. The book not only hits on some social issues, but personal ones as well such as religion, class, and family. Do not fear the seriousness of the book, though. Vonnegut masterfully interweaves the serious themes among a playful story and refreshing humor. Vonnegut wants to the reader to laugh, connect with the story and its characters, but also question the society one finds themselves in. So allow John, Felix’s one son and the narrator, to guide you through the comical and questioning world Vonnegut creates.