Thursday, November 13, 2008

Crichton on Charlie Rose

An hour long conversation with Charlie Rose from early 2007 that covers Crichton's thoughts on biotechnology, global warming, and Jasper Johns, among other topics. Charlie Rose is at his most animated when the subject turns toward global warming. When he brings up the number of scientists who agree with predictions about catastrophic global warming, Crichton mentions Einstein's response when he was told about the hundreds of German physicists who signed a letter claiming his "Jewish physics" (i.e., Relativity) was false: "It only takes one scientist to prove me wrong".

Crichton also uses analogies to investing that he also used in his "Aliens Cause Global Warming" speech, about the need for doing due diligence and of being skeptical of long range projections.

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