Thursday, September 29, 2005

Another WTF Moment: Call A Scientist for Scientific Testimony, Would Ya?

Not a science fiction author.

Now bear in mind, I have great respect for both SF authors and scientists, given that I'm both myself but COME ON, PEOPLE, if you want an *expert witness* get a damn expert witness.

Michael Crichton's latest novel, State of Fear, is an action-packed thriller in which the hero is a scientist who discovers that climate change is all a fraud. The novel has sold well, but it was still something of a shock yesterday to find its author as an expert witness testifying on global warming in front of the United States Senate.
Crichton had been summoned to give evidence by Senator James Inhofe, a Republican senator from Oklahoma, who recently called global warming "the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people".

Oh, come on. I'm writing a letter to Senator Inhofe.

Novel take on global warming .

Discussion of Crichton's appearance before the Senate subcommittee.

Critique of Crichton's 'science' in State of Fear.

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Happy Birthday to US

Happy Birthday to me and my Twin.

(Wanna gimme a gift? Amazon gift certificates, or money (via Paypal), are always acceptable.

This concludes the grabby portion of our birthday.)

Sunday, September 25, 2005

Yesterday's Protest

In pictures: Washington protest: Tens of thousands of anti-war protesters gather in Washington to call for US troops to leave Iraq.