Skip to comments.Michael Crichton: Fear and Complexity [State of Fear + Why Politicized Science is Dangerous]
Posted on 01/04/2006 7:49:59 AM PST by Tolik
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I have read the book and referred it to ALL my envirowacko friends, particularly friends of my college-age sons.
The impact is amazing. ;-
Facts twist the troubled mind.
bump for later
A pretty good book, but more importantly:
CRICHTON CITES SOURCES!
When was the last time a "scientist" on the Crappy News NOTwork actually cited sources or actual "facts"?
ping for later read.
I picked it up in an airport a month ago and was very glad I did. Honestly, as a literature it is an average at best, but the factual stuff is great.
Loved State of Fear.
But somehow I doubt we'll be seeing it made into a movie any time soon.
In fact, I'd bet NONE of his books from now on will get any favorable publicity from the MSM.
I read the book for the information, but I thought that as literature it was well below the average for Chrichton, who is not that great a writer at best.
Some of his plot devices, like a tsunami to wipe out the CA coast being started by an induced underwater landslide somewhere in Micronesia, make no sense at all. Such a tsunami would cause enormous damage in adjacent areas, but would be largely dissipated by the time it had crossed the entire Pacific, which is, as Michael points out elsewhere, large.
In other words, we shouldn't listen when the government says, "We're only here to help you."
"State of Fear" is an excellent book. I especially liked the part where the Hollyweird enviro-whacko "who plays the President on TV" gets eaten by cannibals.
A great book! I also liked "Prey".
A very long article, but well worth reading.
It ought to be required reading for many. In particular, I think anyone involved in making or implementing environmental policy.
Many of the actions described in the article are what have given environmentalists a bad reputation. I consider myself to be an environmentalist, but the name has such a bad connotation, due to so many of these bad decisions, that I'm reluctant to use it.
BFLR = bump for later reading
I attended Crichton's same lecture last year at the Smithsonian, which included the exact slides. He took some heat from the Leftist audience but stood his ground.
Outstanding post! Thank you thank you thank you!
BTTT for later
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