Science is Bad trope. Which is present in the whole series, actually. And in countless other fantasy stories.
"He has a mind for gears and pulleys, Saruman. He doesn't care about living things."
So engineers are bad? Why can't I love gears, pulleys AND living things?!?! *pout*
By the way, Italy doesn't need a giant killer robot. It just needs Berlusconi's mouth shut yesterday. Which involves time travel, so I guess the solution is ENTP enough :-)