Michael Crichton

A Quote by Michael Crichton on reality, great, michael crichton, and life

Reality is always greater — much greater — than what we know, than whatever we can say about it.

Michael Crichton

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A Quote by Michael Crichton

very interesting read, this fiction is giving a different perspective about global warming that could be important for all who think that we are close to the apocalypse. quite the opposite of lovelocks book the revenge of gaia..which  is nonfiction and because of that very discomforting....

Michael Crichton

Source: State of Fear

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A Quote by Michael Crichton on old men, science, and politics

In science, the old men are usually wrong. But in politics, the old men are wise, counsel caution, and in the end are often right.

Michael Crichton

Source: State of Fear, Pages: APPENDIX I

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A Quote by Michael Crichton on science and witchcraft

The past history of human belief is a cautionary tale. We have killed thousands of our fellow human beings because we believed they had signed a contract with the devil, and had become witches. We still kill more than a thousand people each year for witchcraft. In my view, there is only one hope for humankind to emerge from what Carl Sagan called "the demon-haunted world" of our past. That hope is science.

Michael Crichton

Source: State of Fear, Pages: APPENDIX I

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A Quote by Michael Crichton on politics and science


But as Alston Chase put it, "when the search for truth is confused with political advocacy, the pursuit of knowledge is reduced to the quest for power."

That is the danger we now face. And this is why the intermixing of science and politics is a bad combination, with a bad history. We must remember the history, and be certain that what we present to the world as knowledge is disinterested and honest.

Michael Crichton

Source: State of Fear, Pages: APPENDIX I

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A Quote by Michael Crichton on global warming, eugenics, climate change, and environment

I am not arguing that global warming is the same as eugenics. But the similarities are not superficial. And I do claim that open and frank discussion of the data, and of the issues, is being suppressed. Leading scientific journals have taken strong editorial positions of the side of global warming, which, I argue, they have no business doing. Under the circumstances, any scientist who has doubts understands clearly that they will be wise to mute their expression.

One proof of this suppression is the fact that so many of the outspoken critics of global warming are retired professors. These individuals are not longer seeking grants, and no longer have to face colleagues whose grant applications and career advancement may be jeopardized by their criticisms.

Michael Crichton

Source: State of Fear, Pages: APPENDIX I

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A Quote by Michael Crichton on strength, hilarity, insanity, and norseman

In truth, one of our company, the solemn warrior Ecthgow, was so demented from liquor that he was drunk while still upon his horse, and he fell attempting to dismount.  Now the horse kicked him in the head, and I feared for his safety, but Ecthgow laughed and kicked the horse back.

Michael Crichton

Source: Eaters of the Dead

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