Taking fiction too seriously, Part II

Apparently Michael Crichton, noted fiction author and TV producer, is now a Senate witness. CF my post below, but it seems that even the Senate is confused about the Dewey Decimal System. 813 is fiction, folks, and just because you wrote a book with a bibliography doesn't make you an expert.

Crichton is simply wrong about the human impact on global warming. No other scientist who studies climatology agrees with him. His Harvard medical degree apparently didn't make him a good meteorologist, despite what Senator Inhofe might think.

It's about as stupid as that Law professor from Berkeley, Philip E. Johnson (retired), who is trying to promote Intelligent Design. His Law degree doesn't make him an expert in biology, and no amount of argument from authority will change that.

3 Comments:

At 10/5/05, 5:51 AM, Anonymous Saar Drimer said...

Does any politician have the qualifications to be one anyway?

 
At 10/5/05, 12:21 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I still don't understand why we can't have both. I mean there is a miracle to life, but there is also a construct to it. So just teach the science in schools and the other at church or at home. Why do the public schools have to do everything?

-Carol

 
At 10/5/05, 2:52 PM, Blogger Crinis said...

Somebody give Saar two points. Gawd, you're dead on!

 

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