Monday, January 02, 2006

Crichton on "Fear, Complexity, Environmental Management in the 21st Century"

Michael Crichton, a great novelist, has a great perspective on the way the media great fears without any basis in fact. From the article;
"But beyond any given crisis, I want to emphasize the pattern: new fears rise and fall, to be replaced by others that rise and fall. As Mark Twain said, “I’ve seen a heap of trouble in my life, and most of it never came to pass.”"

You need to read the full article titled Fear, Complexity, Environmental Management in the 21st Century. Make sure you save a copy as ammunition the next time you get into a discussion with any liberal who's "crying wolf." Use the article to show how (s)he is actually causing more problems than the change they are worried about.