The demise of science V

Your read for today: The late, great Michael Crichton was very outspoken about his thoughts on man-made global warming. But in a speech before the California Institute of Technology, he lamented the death of science in incremental steps from alien life, via nuclear winter and second-hand smoke to contemporary climate hysteria. And the fact that this happened around the same time that Derrida and his merry band of charlatans foisted post-modern philosophy upon us, is hardly coincidental.
In recent years, much has been said about the post modernist claims about science to the effect that science is just another form of raw power, tricked out in special claims for truth-seeking and objectivity that really have no basis in fact. Science, we are told, is no better than any other undertaking. These ideas anger many scientists, and they anger me. But recent events have made me wonder if they are correct.
Read it all. It is very much in line with what we wrote a year and a half ago, but so much better expressed. Mr. Crichton, you will be sorely missed...

(h/t Fabius Maximus)


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