Sunday, January 23, 2005

Michael Crichton's State of Confusion

Isn't it common sense to assume the best scientific evidence isn't from fiction?


Lo said...

Perhaps; but it's also "common sense" to assume that the best scientific evidence doesn't come from environmentalists, either.

Personally, I'd rather trust the proverbial 100-monkeys-on-a-100-typewriters than I would most environmentalist "experts.

higb said...

Hmmm. I guess the interesting question is, if a scientist finds evidence that makes him into an environmentalist, would you still trust hin?

Anyway, I can give you a few links. First from the US goverment, accepting global warmingThen from the Brookings InstitutionFrom an association of real scientists concerned in getting the story straightand finally from another novelist (Gregory Benford) taking Crichton to task

Bouncie said...

I think the point was to take the "common sense" from the Grist column, and the "science" from Real Climate.