Friday, December 10, 2004

Michael Crichton

The folks over at NRO's Corner seem to be treating Michael Crichton as some Johnny-come-lately in regard to "junk" science.

The truth is Crichton has been speaking out on the subject for some time. For example - take this speech from September of 2003:
...The greatest challenge facing mankind is the challenge of distinguishing reality from fantasy, truth from propaganda. Perceiving the truth has always been a challenge to mankind, but in the information age (or as I think of it, the disinformation age) it takes on a special urgency and importance.

We must daily decide whether the threats we face are real, whether the solutions we are offered will do any good, whether the problems we're told exist are in fact real problems, or non-problems....
Read the whole speech. Fascinating stuff and very well stated. I'll be sure to get his new book.

No comments:

Post a Comment