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Re: Michael Crichton

Postby PantyGnawer » Thu Oct 29, 2009 7:32 am

Chrichton was a brilliant author, but was a spiritual wackaloon! His autobiographical book Travels must have set me back 4 or 5 years on the road to rationalism cause I was searching for auras and other claptrap. The dude believed in spoon bending! How this happened to such a brilliant and seemingly rational mind I'll never understand.

Someone should have locked Crichton in a room with James Randi for a few days.

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Re: Michael Crichton

Postby Ubi Dubius » Thu Oct 29, 2009 10:03 am

He often misunderstood the science he used in his books. For example, chaos theory and black body radiation, both used in Jurassic Park, he got completely wrong.
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Re: Michael Crichton

Postby tris » Thu Oct 29, 2009 6:52 pm

Ubi Dubius wrote:He often misunderstood the science he used in his books. For example, chaos theory and black body radiation, both used in Jurassic Park, he got completely wrong.

Really? Explain please!
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Re: Michael Crichton

Postby Roland Deschain » Mon Feb 22, 2010 7:36 pm

I will miss Crichton. I've read several of his books (The Andromeda Strain, Jurassic Park, The Lost World, Airframe, Timeline, Prey, State of Fear, Next) and enjoyed them all so far. Still need to get Pirate Latitudes (shame on me). There was talk of a book being released posthumously some time this Autumn, but it was only one third finished when found and HarperCollins are getting someone else in to finish it. I know i'll get it, but it won't be a true Crichton novel.

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