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"We have to learn the lesson that intellectual honesty is fundamental for everything we cherish." -Sir Karl Popper

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Thursday, December 14, 2006

Michael Crichton: Kindergarten baby who washes his face in gravy?

Since Think Progress' account of this affair has a bit more context, I'm linking to that instead of Michael Crowley's piece. But you really should read the original. It's pretty entertaining. Earlier this year, Crowley had a New Republic cover story taking a long look at Crichton's global warming denial-- which, remarkably, earned him an audience with G-Dub, who apparently wanted to get his science from the real heavy hitters.

In response to Crowley's article, Crichton did what any reasonable adult would do:

Crichton’s response was to smear Crowley in his latest novel, Next, by writing in a character named “Mick Crowley” who rapes a two-year-old boy.

Talk about a class act. As Crowley points out, Crichton has done this before. And it should serve as a lesson for all picked-on junior high kids-- those violent revenge fantasies could make you millions someday.