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Michael Crichton (1942 – 2008)

In The Good on November 8, 2008 at 1:35 am

Michael Crichton, the well known writer, died of cancer a few days ago.  Several of his books such as The Andromeda Strain and Jurassic Park not only sold well but went on to become major movies as well.

I have not read any of his books and seen only a few of the movies based on them but for some time I have been reading his non-fiction writings on his website and have found a great deal of sense in them.

Here is a speech he gave at the National Press Club in Washington D.C.  It is as relevant today as it was when he gave it a few years ago:

http://www.crichton-official.com/speech-ourenvironmentalfuture.html

We Will Survive

In The Good on September 6, 2008 at 3:46 am

Comes the news that human artifacts are being recoved from melting glaciers.

Means at some point in the past, temperatures were as high as they are now.  For obvious reasons, they cannot have been high because of human activity.

And from that we can further reason that:

  1. Perhaps the current increase in temperatures also have natural causes like climate cycles.
  2. Humans once faced temperatures higher, it is argued, than they were a few centuries ago, and survived.

The moral of the story is – The Earth is Fine.  Save Yourself.

Environmentalism Airborne

In The Ugly on May 6, 2008 at 11:55 pm

People are influenced by the causes celebrities espouse.  Wonder what happens when the show is over and the common folks go home?

http://www.weeklystandard.com/weblogs/TWSFP/2008/05/stings_ecoscam.asp

The Value of Bio-fuel

In The Good on April 21, 2008 at 1:03 am

People on the left might shed tears for the future of humans but it is the ones who are not on the left that actually are interested and furthermore, the ones who have the solutions.

http://www.weeklystandard.com/Content/Public/Articles/000/000/015/007jlljc.asp