Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Michael Chrichton Dead

From here:
LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) -- Michael Crichton, who helped create the TV show "ER" and wrote the best-sellers "Jurassic Park," "The Andromeda Strain," "Sphere" and "Rising Sun," died in Los Angeles on Tuesday, his public relations firm said in a news release.


Crichton also invited controversy with some of his scientific views. He was an avowed skeptic of global climate change, giving lectures warning against "consensus science." He later took on global warming and the theories surrounding it in his 2004 novel "State of Fear," which attracted attacks in its own right from scientists including NASA's James Hansen.
Look, just because all his doctors said that he had cancer didn't make it so. In fact, that probably made it LESS so.

Stop and think about this.

There's a lot of money in cancer.

*holds up back of hand, rubs fingers with thumb*

Laaaaaaaaatta money in it. So what do you think those doctors' diagnoses are going to be? That's right: cancer. See, what happens with this sort of consensus science is these guys don't like to be wrong, so they tend to back each other up with diagnoses and cause-and-effect, because they know doing so makes their jobs secure. They also like to make money. And if they can just keep agreeing with each other, they can keep the funding flowing.

Stop and ask yourself this question: How many years have the global cancer doctors been telling you the reason people die of cancer is "cancer," and how come there's no cure for it yet? They've been fighting it for decades, and cancer's still here. Maybe because... when we realize there's no such thing as cancer, the government checks stop showing up?

The fact is that cancer doesn't exist, and even if it did, it would only be caused by three things:

1. Cancer volcanoes.
2. Cancer spots on the sun.
3. An intergalactic overlord of the Canceroid League named Skip Geech who would come to earth and shoot cancer into people with mind lasers because he heard their bodies stored fresh muffins.

Follow the money.


George F.K. said...

It's pretty much a shame that a guy who really did make some clever and insightful contributions to pop culture might go down best remembered for shilling for a lobby that could significantly damage the lives of millions (or billions) by spending enough money to halt critical environmental changes. I love Westworld, but I'm never going to feel the same about the guy.

stir.max.alot said...

my favorite part of Westworld is when Principal Skinner walks through a river chasing Bart; also when the scientists take the mask off the Itchys and Scratchys at Itchy and Scratchy land and they scream