[extropy-chat] Aliens Cause Global Warming

Spike spike66 at comcast.net
Sat Feb 21 03:06:40 UTC 2004

> > A lecture by Michael Crichton
> > Caltech Michelin Lecture
> > January 17, 2003
> > 
> > ...I am going to argue that extraterrestrials lie behind
> > global warming...
> And this is a classic example of how not to
> communicate scientific topics.  Many of those who
> might agree with the point will tune out before the
> end of the first paragraph...

Point taken, but this is a special case: Chrichton name 
and reputation facilitates the entry of his memes into 
the audience's collective mind.  That's the only reason 
I read his lecture, and I am not a particular fan of his.  

I do like ER however.  {8-]


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