Posted: 15 Nov 2012 in Politics

1IDVET:

Since Obama is touting global warming again, as if, I figured it would be a good time to revisit Michael Crichton and a lecture he gave at CalTech.

Originally posted on Watts Up With That?:

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Originally published on Sunday, February 08, 2009 in Seattle PI by David Horsey - click for more

The “exoneration” by Climategate investigations (like Muir Russell) that never bother to talk to skeptics, create an impossible conundrum of having essentially a trial with judge, jury, reporters, spectators, and defendant, but no plaintiff. The plaintiff is locked outside the courtroom sitting in the hall hollering and hoping the jury hears some of what he has to say.

Given this, I thought it valuable to revisit this Caltech lecture on the state of science and consensus by the late Michael Crichton.

– Anthony Watts


Caltech Michelin Lecture – January 17, 2003

My topic today sounds humorous but unfortunately I am serious. I am going to argue that extraterrestrials lie behind global warming. Or to speak more precisely, I will argue that a belief in extraterrestrials has paved the way, in a progression of steps, to a belief in global warming.

Charting this progression of belief will be my…

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