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Keemah
2005-Feb-25, 08:41 PM
I have a quick question. What do people think of Michael Crichton's new book State of Fear? The book is very controversial in the science world, and I wondered what everybody on Universe Today thought about it?

antoniseb
2005-Feb-25, 11:37 PM
Originally posted by Keemah@Feb 25 2005, 08:41 PM
I wondered what everybody on Universe Today thought about it?
Speaking only for myself, I can say that I haven't read it, and don't plan to. The reviews I've read made it seem kind of insulting to me, and I haven't heard any reason to give it a chance.

damienpaul
2005-Feb-25, 11:51 PM
can someone link me to a review or two please

how did you find it insulting Anton?

antoniseb
2005-Feb-26, 12:05 AM
Originally posted by damienpaul@Feb 25 2005, 11:51 PM
how did you find it insulting Anton?
http://www.metacritic.com/books/authors/cr...ael/stateoffear (http://www.metacritic.com/books/authors/crichtonmichael/stateoffear)

I don't particualry like scientists being painted as the bad guys, and having the book paint global warming as an elaborate self-serving hoax/contrivance is what insults me most.

Erimus
2005-Mar-03, 07:12 PM
^
My op is, if anyone is persuaded that global warming is a hoax based on a novel, then such absurdity is well beyond my control and not worth getting bent out of shape on. The facts are out there for anyone's perusal.