Book Discussion on State of Fear

Michael Crichton spoke about science policy development. His book State of Fear, published by HarperColllins, was a fictional account… read more

Michael Crichton spoke about science policy development. His book State of Fear, published by HarperColllins, was a fictional account of the politics behind global warming studies. Mr. Crichton said that the politics of science often influence the results of scientific studies because certain groups have particular interests in the outcome of a test. An example would be a company that manufactures aerosol cans, funding a test about the effects of aerosol on the ozone layer. Mr. Crichton argued that for a study to be particularly fair two different groups with opposing interests (when applicable) should conduct the same study at the same time, and then the results of each should be published simultaneously and compared. He used slides to illustrate his presentation. Following his remarks he answered questions from members of the audience. close

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Book Discussion on State of Fear

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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Feb 12, 2005
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Nov 8, 2008

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