Sunday, November 09, 2008

Michael Crichton Debunks Big Science Priesthood & Gore-brained nitwittery

Michael Chrichton was taken from us too soon. This great man understood the dangers of considering scientists and technologists as a priestly class, immune from temptations of fame, profit or power," as the Wall Street Journal puts it. Here is an except from "Aliens Cause Global Warming:"

"As the 20th century drew to a close," he warned, "the connection between hard scientific fact and public policy became increasingly elastic. In part this was possible because of the complacency of the scientific profession; in part because of the lack of good science education among the public; in part because of the rise of specialized advocacy groups which have been enormously effective in getting publicity and shaping policy; and in great part because of the decline of the media as an independent assessor of fact."

Michael was right on all three counts and accusations. Science ed sux. LIttle old ladies in tennis shoes and boy-bitch morons like Gore have seized on specious spurious bogus issues to promote [and inflate their bank accounts]. And the media is in full free-fall---a pitiful joke.

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