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Old 12-12-2009, 04:58 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by cassidym View Post
State of Fear by Michael Crichton. This is fiction but very interesting and hard to put down, like most of his books
It is also, it is only fair to point out, very, VERY at odds with the consensus of mainstream science, and it has been heavily criticised. Eg, James Hansen, head of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies wrote:

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He (Michael Crichton) doesn’t seem to have the foggiest notion about the science that he writes about.
while Daniel P. Schrag, Director of the Center for the Environment at Harvard University, says about the book

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I think it is unfortunate when somebody who has the audience that Crichton has shows such profound ignorance.
So read it by all means - it's a decent enough thriller - but please don't mistake the pseudo-science it contains for the real thing.
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