Wednesday, January 04, 2006

A Mind is a Terrible Thing

Michael Crichton gave this speech in early November, but I only came across it last week. It doesn't look like he seeks redemption from the environmental movement for his State of Fear apostasy either. Crichton's critics will likely dismiss this argument due to the fact that Crichton is not a scientist. Rather than reading the speech as the definitive debunking of over the top environmentalism, I see it as a great study of the working of the human mind. We have been known to over-think ourselves to the brink of apocalypse before. Also, I've visited Yellowstone National Park the last three summers (hope to make it four this year). Crichton spent a good portion of his speech chronicling what he sees as an almost century long lurch through wildlife mismanagement. (Hat tip Town Square)

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