[geeks] The Andromeda Strain
velociraptor at gmail.com
Thu May 29 14:23:29 CDT 2008
Lionel Peterson wrote:
> On May 28, 2008, at 2:12 PM, Dr Robert Pasken <rpasken at eas.slu.edu> wrote:
>> let's see if can make it a little simpler
>> Crichton is and MD. No problem there. Crichton wrote some good science
>> fiction books. No problem there. Crichton writes a book called "State
>> of Fear" where he, with malice of forethought, rewrites portions of
>> more than 6 scientific papers outside of his discipline. He uses these
>> delibrate falisifications of scientific research to claim that a whole
>> class of scientists are LIARS AND OUT FOR PERSONAL GAIN WHILE AT THE
>> SAME TIME COLLECTING MORE THAN $100,000 a year from the oil/gas
>> industry. He seeks out public forums, Congress as an example, to
>> further distort research conducted scientists outside his field of study.
>> To say such a person has integrity is outrageous
> Have people really lost the ability to appreciate a work of FICTION?
> My issue with the remake is that it appeared to be written while the
> writer was listening to Air America radio shows, instead of reading the
> original book...
> They had *every* hot issue from the last seven years included (every
> time the "Geraldo" character spoke, another two or three DNC talking
> points fell out of his mouth), with "Don't ask, don't tell" thrown in to
> *balance* the discussion.
>  don't ask, don't tell was President Clinton's first official act in
> office - IIRC. Then things went down hill from there...
Couldn't agree more. Thanks but I don't need your (the
writers/director/producers) dogma bashing me over the head while I watch
what I hope to be a higher production value remake of a movie/book I
I don't doubt that if we researched the number/logo on the sample stuck
into the space station storage module we'd find some throw-back
symbolism to secret cabals of some sort.
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