[posted by Justin Levine]
I believe that author Michael Crichton is a prophet and the savior of mankind. The Christon has come to dispense with the Goreacle…
Ok, maybe not that. But Crichton is one of the most sensible voices in the global warming debate that I have come across.
I urge everyone to read a recent interview he gave on the issue.
I linked to this Crichton speech in another post in this series, but I didn’t really emphasize it at the time. Crichton’s “Aliens Cause Global Warming” speech is must reading. I dare say that it is some of the best writing he has ever done. The scientific community should take it to heart.
Just a brief sample of a speech that is solid gold from start to finish -
Consensus is invoked only in situations where the science is not solid enough. Nobody says the consensus of scientists agrees that E=mc2. Nobody says the consensus is that the sun is 93 million miles away. It would never occur to anyone to speak that way.
What does that do, huh? Does that blow your mind?? THAT JUST HAPPENED!