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  • Charlton Heston reading from Jurassic Park ("You think man can destroy the planet?")

    04/22/2017 11:14:28 AM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 22 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1990 or so | Michael Crichton
    Charlton Heston reading from the Michael Crichton novel Jurassic Park. Ian Malcolm's speech about why man is incapable of destroying the Earth.
  • Stick of Fear

    02/09/2014 8:45:38 PM PST · by Valpal1 · 9 replies
    SteynOnLine ^ | 2/9/14 | Mark Steyn
    Thank you also to all those who've made suggestions with respect to both the science and the law. The good advice I'm keeping close to my chest, the not-so-good ones we might publish here to throw Dr Mann's Big Tobacco lawyers off the scent. Speaking of the upcoming trial, Denyse O'Leary was a key part of the Internet pushback against Canada's squalid "human rights" commissions five years ago, and she has noted the banner above. Denyse has a post today about the Scopes Monkey Trial comparison, and writes: The choice of symbolism is interesting. The only thing one can be...
  • The End of the Obama Mystique

    01/21/2010 4:26:41 AM PST · by neverdem · 18 replies · 1,018+ views
    American Thinker ^ | January 21, 2010 | J.R. Dunn
    It's been a  few years since the release of the film The Thirteenth Warrior. It was a rarity: an intelligent actioner. Directed by Michael Crichton and based on his novel Eaters of the Dead, it was a retelling and rationalization of the ancient Beowulf legend. In Crichton's version, the monsters of legend comprise a tribe of human cannibals preying on Viking settlements. The story is told through the eyes of an educated Arab visitor who has traveled to the far north out of curiosity and wanderlust. He witnesses an attack by the cannibals in which the Vikings panic and run...
  • Canadian scientist aims to turn chickens into dinosaurs

    08/25/2009 11:04:37 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 69 replies · 2,051+ views
    Breitbart ^ | 08/25/08 | Staff
    After years spent hunting for the buried remains of prehistoric animals, a Canadian paleontologist now plans to manipulate chicken embryos to show he can create a dinosaur. Hans Larsson, the Canada Research Chair in Macro Evolution at Montreal's McGill University, said he aims to develop dinosaur traits that disappeared millions of years ago in birds. Larsson believes by flipping certain genetic levers during a chicken embryo's development, he can reproduce the dinosaur anatomy, he told AFP in an interview. Though still in its infancy, the research could eventually lead to hatching live prehistoric animals, but Larsson said there are no...
  • Heroic Hollywood: The Moral of the Story

    04/08/2009 7:02:49 AM PDT · by Harpo Speaks · 2 replies · 353+ views
    Big Hollywood ^ | 4/7/2009 | Russ Dvonch
    If you’re a writer struggling to put together a screenplay, but it’s a big mess and you don’t know where to begin, this is the post for you. I’m going to explain the easiest way I know how to bring structure to your screenplay and solve the problems you’re having. In my last post, I suggested that “doing the right thing is worth the struggle” is a common inspirational message found in many of the most stirring Hollywood movies. However, each individual film has it’s own particular moral theme that it wants to get across to the audience. And it’s...
  • Michael Crichton’s Remainder Bin

    11/10/2008 6:52:56 PM PST · by nuconvert · 16 replies · 620+ views
    FrontPage mag ^ | November 10, 2008
    November 10, 2008 Michael Crichton, who died at 66 on November 4, election day, may not have been an outstanding stylist but he sure sold a few books in his time, mostly in the techno-thriller genre, such as Jurassic Park. He was a writer of ideas and also a medical doctor (Harvard Medical School), television producer, and film director. Crichton’s enormous success did not prevent him from speaking out on politicized science, a raging issue of our time and too often overlooked. He took up the theme in State of Fear (2004), a footnoted novel about environmental intrigue on a...
  • Chronicler of the NEXT... Mark Steyn on Michael Crichton

    11/07/2008 6:32:35 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 14 replies · 2,953+ views
    Steyn Online ^ | 7 Nov 2008 | Mark Steyn
    Michael Crichton, 1942-2008 Michael Crichton was a man of formidable intelligence and boundless curiosity. The two don't go together quite as often as they should. For years, when I picked up his latest novel, I'd find myself sighing, "Of course." The books had the inevitability of all the truly great ideas - as if they had not been cooked up in his study but had always been lying there, like truffles out in the woods, and he'd just been the first hound to get to them and snuffle them out. But, of course, he got to them again and again,...
  • Interview With Michael Crichton

    11/06/2008 9:05:40 AM PST · by ventanax5 · 13 replies · 1,186+ views
    Just as you were slammed as a Japan-basher, you've been called a denialist (and worse) for your climate-change views. Do you think that stands as another example of how the media stifle debate? The truth is, we live in an age of astonishing conformity. I grew up in the 1950s, supposedly the heyday of conformity, but there was much more freedom of opinion back then. And as a result, you knew that your neighbors might hold different views from you on politics or religion. Today, the notion that men of good will can disagree has disappeared. Can you imagine! Today,...
  • Author Michael Crichton, Dead at 66

    11/05/2008 12:00:19 PM PST · by Oyarsa · 9 replies · 961+ views
    The Observer ^ | 11/05/08 | Matt Haber
    CBS News is reporting that author Michael Crichton has died at age 66. According to the report, Mr. Crichton, whose books include The Andromeda Strain, Jurassic Park, Rising Sun, Prey, and others, fought "a courageous and private battle against cancer, according to a statement released by his family." (Gawker brought this story to our attention.)
  • Michael Crichton Dies: Predicted Demise of MSM in 1993

    11/05/2008 11:33:31 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 37 replies · 2,743+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | November 5, 2008 | P.J. Gladnick
    Michael Crichton passed away yesterday. Many of you might remember Crichton as the author of superb science fiction novels such as "Andromeda Strain" and "Jurassic Park." Fewer people will know Crichton as a prominent global warming skeptic. And very few of you out there might know that Crichton was also a prophet who predicted the demise of the mainstream media way back in 1993. This seems like a good time to honor the memory of Michael Crichton by taking a retrospective look at his 1993 Wired magazine article titled "Mediasaurus" about the impending demise of the mainstream media (emphasis mine):
  • Best-Selling Author Michael Crichton Dies

    11/05/2008 10:05:26 AM PST · by Perdogg · 53 replies · 5,252+ views
    Cbs News ^ | 11.05.08
    Best-selling author and filmaker Michael Crichton died unexpectedly in Los Angeles Tuesday, after a courageous and private battle against cancer, according to a statement released by his family. He was 66. Crichton is best known as the author of "Jurassic Park" and the creator of "ER." His most recent novel, "Next," about genetics and law, was published in December 2006.
  • Why Politicized Science is Dangerous - Michael Crichton

    10/15/2007 1:15:45 PM PDT · by Bon mots · 65 replies · 375+ views ^ | Michael Crichton
    Imagine that there is a new scientific theory that warns of an impending crisis, and points to a way out. This theory quickly draws support from leading scientists, politicians and celebrities around the world. Research is funded by distinguished philanthropies, and carried out at prestigious universities. The crisis is reported frequently in the media. The science is taught in college and high school classrooms. -excerpted- Click HERE for the rest of the essay.
  • The Cult Of Global Warming (Don Feder On The Left's Newest Psedo-Religion Alert)

    07/31/2007 12:45:02 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 9 replies · 857+ views ^ | 07/31/2007 | Don Feder
    Global warming has become the apocalyptic cult of the new millennium. None of the other jeremiahs, throughout the ages, can hold an end-of-the-world candle to ozone-layer mystics prophesying climate Armageddon. I just came across the ultimate Al Gore coffee table book, "The World Tomorrow: Scenarios of Global Catastrophe" by Yannick Monget. On the jacket, the author is described as "the founder and chief representative of the Ankaa Group, an organization dedicated to conceiving and developing ambitious projects for the environmental protection of Europe." If that weren't enough of a contribution to mankind, we are told Monget "has written several volumes...
  • "Aliens Cause Global Warming"

    03/31/2007 8:28:21 PM PDT · by ventanax5 · 61 replies · 2,177+ views
    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. Let me say at once that I have no desire to discourage anyone from believing in either extraterrestrials or global warming. That would be quite impossible to do. Rather, I want to discuss the history of several widely-publicized beliefs and to...
  • Michael Crichton Debates Global Warming Wednesday 03/14/2007

    03/15/2007 9:35:38 AM PDT · by Matchett-PI · 88 replies · 4,195+ views
    Intelligence ^ | March 14, 2007 | Event Staff
    NOTE: I don't know if this is on Youtube yet, or not] Wednesday, March 14, 2007 Global warming is not a crisis Speaking for the motion: Michael Crichton, Richard S. Lindzen, Philip Stott Speaking against the motion: Brenda Ekwurzel, Gavin Schmidt, Richard C.J. Somerville Moderator: Brian Lehrer SOLD OUT MODERATOR: Brian Lehrer is host of the highly-acclaimed “Brian Lehrer Show” heard weekday mornings on WNYC® New York Public Radio®, 820 AM, 93.9 FM and He is also an award-winning author and documentary producer. Lehrer holds masters degrees in journalism and public health/environmental sciences. SPEAKERS FOR THE MOTION: Michael Crichton...
  • Climate McCarthyism and Eco-Inquisitions (Al Gore & Co.)

    03/12/2007 5:13:08 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies · 639+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | December 13, 2006 | Paul Driessen
    Two centuries years ago, Voltaire proclaimed, “I disapprove of what you say, but will defend to the death your right to say it.” Today, our free speech traditions are under assault. Colleges prohibit “offensive” or “politically incorrect” speech. Radical Islamists threaten to kill scholars, artists and even popes who “disrespect” the Prophet. And when we desperately need unfettered scientific debate, intolerant eco-activists have ushered in an era of climate McCarthyism and eco-Inquisitions. Al Gore seeks to muzzle anyone who raises inconvenient truths about climate alarmism. Greenpeace wants “climate criminals” pilloried and silenced. Grist magazine wants “Nuremberg-style war crimes trials” for...
  • Testimony of Michael Crichton before the US Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works 9/28/05

    10/04/2005 7:17:16 AM PDT · by ZGuy · 89 replies · 3,070+ views
    Michael Crichton ^ | 9/28/05 | Michael Crichton
    Thank you Mr. Chairman, and members of the Committee. I appreciate the opportunity to discuss the important subject of politicization of research. In that regard, what I would like to emphasize to the committee today is the importance of independent verification to science. In essence, science is nothing more than a method of inquiry. The method says an assertion is valid-and merits universal acceptance-only if it can be independently verified. The impersonal rigor of the method means it is utterly apolitical. A truth in science is verifiable whether you are black or white, male or female, old or young. It's...
  • Bush's Chat With Novelist Alarms Environmentalists [Michael Crichton]

    02/18/2006 9:03:04 PM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 119 replies · 3,844+ views
    New York Times ^ | February 19, 2006 | MICHAEL JANOFSKY
    One of the perquisites of being president is the ability to have the author of a book you enjoyed pop into the White House for a chat. Over the years, a number of writers have visited President Bush, including Natan Sharansky, Bernard Lewis and John Lewis Gaddis. And while the meetings are usually private, they rarely ruffle feathers. Now, one has. In his new book about Mr. Bush, "Rebel in Chief: Inside the Bold and Controversial Presidency of George W. Bush," Fred Barnes recalls a visit to the White House last year by Michael Crichton, whose 2004 best-selling novel, "State...
  • David Suzuki vs. Michael Crichton (finally! Global warming charlatan gets msm whacked!)

    02/21/2007 7:12:25 AM PST · by GMMAC · 213 replies · 5,725+ views
    National Post - Canada ^ | Wednesday, February 21, 2007 | Barbara Kay
    David Suzuki vs. Michael Crichton Barbara Kay, National Post Published: Wednesday, February 21, 2007 Last Thursday, environmentalist guru David Suzuki stormed out of a Toronto AM640 radio interview with host John Oakley because Oakley dared to suggest that global warming might not be the "totally settled issue" Suzuki insisted it was. Oakley only reported a fact: Many accredited scientists -- some full professors from top universities, including Nobel prize winners and a former president of the National Academy of Sciences -- would argue that "global warning is at best unproven and at worst pure fantasy," according to novelist and...
  • VIDEO: Michael Crichton On Charlie Rose Discusses Global Warming

    02/20/2007 4:50:43 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 43 replies · 1,950+ views
    The Charle Rose Show ^ | February 19m 2007
    This is really fascinating. Check out the VIDEO of Charlie Rose interviewing Michael Crichton on the subject of Global Warming. The Global Warming discussion starts at exactly 22 minutes into the video.