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I was looking at my calendar a couple days ago and noticed Friday, November 4, marks the day author Michael Crichton died, at the age of 66, in 2008.
Crichton took a lot of heat during his career, in particular over his 2005 novel State of Fear. As the author’s Wikipedia entry notes, “Many of Crichton’s publicly expressed views, particularly on subjects like the global warming controversy, have been contested by a number of scientists and commentators.”
Not surprisingly, given Wikipedia’s known bias, the entry on Crichton fails to mention any defense of his work – most notably, an extensive analysis of State of Fear written by Heartland President Joseph Bast, who
catalogues Crichton’s scientific claims, checks them against peer-reviewed literature, and finds Crichton’s science was as strong as his narrative skills. Crichton was right, and thanks to his popularity as a novelist, millions of people around the world now know that global warming is not a crisis.
If you haven’t read Heartland’s Michael Crichton Is Right page, consider doing so! And then read State of Fear. Visit the Michael Parry Mazur Library at The Heartland Institute and read the book with a few cups of free coffee here, or get a copy for yourself at Amazon.