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Monday, December 13, 2004

More on Crichton

Digby sez:

Lobotomized Castrati
This really is reaching crisis proportions. In order to appease the mouthbreathing neanderthals who insist that science is just another "opinion", the L.C. are actually disseminating total bullshit to the public and calling it fact.

This is a problem. The people who believe Republican science are the ones driving big cars and handling your food. It's dangerous.

and from the comment section:
Michael Crichton's book is a foretaste of one of next year's major media themes. They seem to have been given the assignment to destroy the enviornmental movement by the corporate oligarchy. You can almost always tell if something like this is the case if it appears in venues like Parade Magazine, which this did last week.

The Wall Street Journal too, peddles this fiction as fact.

It's entirely possible that Crichton only acts like a wingnut to gain media attention and readership. Gavin Schmidt from RealClimate.org reports that Crichton visited his lab to do the background research before he started writing. And get this one: The novel's "unhinged" antagonist goes by the name of Nick Drake. The Nick Drake?
I saw it written and I saw it say
Pink moon is on its way
And none of you stand so tall
Pink moon gonna get you all
It's a pink moon
It's a pink, pink, pink, pink, pink moon.

It's gotta be just too darn much fun to write best-sellers for a living.


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