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Aliens Cause Global Warming: A Lecture by Michael Crichton

January 17, 2003
By Michael Crichton

Novelist Michael Crichton--author of State of Fear and other science- or medicine-based best-sellers--discusses the history of several widely-publicized beliefs and describes what he considers to be “an emerging crisis in the whole enterprise of

Novelist Michael Crichton--author of State of Fear and other science- or medicine-based best-sellers--discusses the history of several widely-publicized beliefs and describes what he considers to be “an emerging crisis in the whole enterprise of science--namely the increasingly uneasy relationship between hard science and public policy.” He makes his case by arguing “that a belief in extraterrestrials has paved the way, in a progression of steps, to a belief in global warming.”

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