Friday, August 22, 2008

The Dangers of Politicizing Science

I just finished Michael Crichton's "State Fear", a highly recommended action/thriller that will keep you turning pages as quickly as you can.

But as good as the books is, I found his first appendix essay very thought-provoking. It's entitled Why Politicized Science is Dangerous and I was happy to see he has posted it as an essay on his website.

In it Michael traces several instances where science has been politicized with massively tragic results for mankind. The parallels to today's global warming issue are frightening.

I encourage you to take a few moments to check it out.

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