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Aliens Cause Global Warming
Crichton website ^ | 1/2/04 | Michael Crichton

Posted on 01/02/2004 5:51:00 PM PST by chiller

Edited on 01/02/2004 6:37:04 PM PST by Sidebar Moderator. [history]

My topic today sounds humorous but unfortunately I am serious. I am going to argue that extraterrestrials lie behind global warming. Or to speak more precisely, I will argue that a belief in extraterrestrials has paved the way, in a progression of steps, to a belief in global warming. Charting this progression of belief will be my task today.

TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: climatechange; crichton; duplicate; globalwarming
Long wonderful speech, with Billions and Billions of words.
1 posted on 01/02/2004 5:51:01 PM PST by chiller
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2 posted on 01/02/2004 5:51:23 PM PST by Support Free Republic (Your support keeps Free Republic going strong!)
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3 posted on 01/02/2004 5:57:13 PM PST by chiller (could be wrong, but doubt it)
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Of course aliens are causing Global Warming - why else would Mar's ice caps be melting?! My question is - when did Bush get involved with the aliens?
4 posted on 01/02/2004 6:00:25 PM PST by geopyg (Democracy, whiskey, sexy)
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Thanks for putting up Crichton's excellent essay.

Most definitely bookmarked.
5 posted on 01/02/2004 6:09:41 PM PST by petuniasevan ("War is a race, and the prize is victory!" - Sir Arthur Harris, CinC RAF Bomber Command WWII)
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An excellent speech. What has gone on in global warming has dillusioned me about science. I used to have great respect for scientist, but not any more. Global Warming is too political. There is no honest in the global warming debate. The current scare over global warming is 100% pure fraud.
6 posted on 01/02/2004 6:10:46 PM PST by Always Right
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Bump for later.
7 posted on 01/02/2004 6:12:05 PM PST by demlosers (Light weight and flexible - radiation shielding is solved.)
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To: Always Right
Of course global warning is junk science. The most meaningful bit is Crichton's proposal for the separation of science and policy. Money graphs:

Just as we have established a tradition of double-blinded research to determine drug efficacy, we must institute double-blinded research in other policy areas as well. Certainly the increased use of computer models, such as GCMs, cries out for the separation of those who make the models from those who verify them. The fact is that the present structure of science is entrepeneurial, with individual investigative teams vying for funding from organizations which all too often have a clear stake in the outcome of the research-or appear to, which may be just as bad. This is not healthy for science.

Sooner or later, we must form an independent research institute in this country. It must be funded by industry, by government, and by private philanthropy, both individuals and trusts. The money must be pooled, so that investigators do not know who is paying them. The institute must fund more than one team to do research in a particular area, and the verification of results will be a foregone requirement: teams will know their results will be checked by other groups. In many cases, those who decide how to gather the data will not gather it, and those who gather the data will not analyze it. If we were to address the land temperature records with such rigor, we would be well on our way to an understanding of exactly how much faith we can place in global warming, and therefore what seriousness we must address this.
-Michael Crichton
Caltech Michelin Lecture
January 17, 2003

8 posted on 01/02/2004 6:28:50 PM PST by NutCrackerBoy
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"Modern" science, notwitstanding, I am more convinced than ever, we are all figments of SOMETHING'S imagination!
9 posted on 01/02/2004 7:39:56 PM PST by Waco
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Crichton temporarily took speeches off his site. I googled and found this one here.
10 posted on 07/08/2004 10:04:19 AM PDT by NutCrackerBoy
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