Something flew up Charles Johnson’s HooHah recently that got him to post a series of Tweets attacking the late Michael Crichton. Unfortunately, Mr. Crichton isn’t around to defend himself, so he’s an easy target for Mr. Hypocrisy.
Michael Crichton was a successful formulaic novelist who based his themes on research. Many of his novels had similar characters thrown into similar situations with similar challenges, yet they were entertaining. “Jurassic Park” may be his most famous work. My favorite was “Eaters of the Dead,” a retelling of Beowulf with the hypothesis that Grendel was not a dragon but a tribe of mountain Neanderthals carrying torches to drive out the invaders.
In “State of Fear” Crichton used his typical formula for a fast-paced novel, but the Appendices were where the meat was. He included graphs and links to data sites (including NASA) to show that Global Warming was little but promoted hysteria based upon false assumptions. Shortly after SoF was published, NASA took down the referenced links, and subsequent edited copies of the book deleted reference to them. Someone got pantsed.
Now back to Charles Johnson. Why is he suddenly bothering with a novel from ten years ago? He fights with a dead man, offers no evidence to contradict Crichton’s sources, and remains an ignorant blowhard. Charles, your a mess.
Update: Charles was indeed a fan of Michael Chrichton, as evidenced by his comment on 4 March 2007:
Whoa. That’s some heavy-duty non-scientific speculation there, Charles. Anthropogenic Global Warming and subsequent catastrophe will be triggered by a political party in the U.S.? The GOP has that power? Awesome.
Charles, if all the icebergs and sea ice melted, sea levels would remain the same due to displacement, so they don’t count. Since water freezes and melts at 32 degrees Foster, polar temps would need to exceed that point and stay there for thousands of years before enough land ice runoff trickled into the oceans and put Culver City under water. If that happens, most habitable regions of the globe will turn into Papa John’s Pizza ovens with no delivery available… hundreds of years from now. Maybe.
Kind of a long shot there, Charles, since Mr. Sun appears to be in a cooling phase, and he’s the one truly responsible for global climate change, along with the GOP.
But there’s another factor involved. Plate tectonics cause land masses to rise, sink, bend, warp, bulge, tilt and shift. Magma is plastic and has nothing to do with AGW, yet it contributes to the rise and fall of sea levels. Another cause of flooding is coastal erosion, much like what we’re witnessing in real time in Charles Johnson’s brain function. Others have noted the erosion as well:
[BREAKING NEWS: CANADA AND MEXICO ARE GOING TO BE UNDERWATER AFTER TRUMP’S INAUGURATION. FILM AT NEVER.]
And so it goes. Charles, you’re a mess.
Billions will die! That was the Elusive Quixote’s famous phrase which brought laughs to us at the Diary of Daedalus. Charles promoted a post by Far left commentator Interesting Times (publicityStunted). He links to some story that claims we are on the verge of total destruction!
I am so scared reading this! I don’t know what’s the point of life, since I am going to do from Global Warming. I love Science Fiction, but not when it leads to hysteria like this.
Update: The Elusive Quixote makes an appearance! It took a thread about that we are on the verge of extinction to bring him out of his hiding place. The Elusive one even says he can only do a quick post and run. He is still trying to avoid his predator and fomer lover Iceweasal.
The Elusive Quixote goes on a rant about Republicans being evil and not attacking people who ride electric bicycles.
Billions will die and only Charles Johnson can save us!
(Update Hat Tip: BunkX)
Charles Johnson is a Global Warming fanatic. It is one of his top causes and he supports the Green agenda with a vengence. Obviously there are people reading his mind! A group of Global Warming fanatics will put humanity on a mock trial!
Around 20 Nobel prize winners will preside over a mock courtroom in Stockholm on Tuesday, with the Planet Earth and humanity on opposing sides of the case, as part of a symposium to highlight global sustainability.
“It’s a civil court case to see whether we’ve breached our relations” with the planet, “and to see how to restore that relationship,” symposium chair Johan Rockström told reporters at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.
“History will in any case judge us,” Swedish Environment Minister Andreas Carlgren told reporters, explaining the “trial” was actually about humanity judging itself with future generations in mind
Is it possible the Elusive Quixote will be one of the judges? Will Charles Johnson be one of the witnesses against Humanity? If that is the case, he’s the perfect case against humanity. I am sure the Sage of Culver City wishes he had thought of this idea!
(Hat Tip: JamieWearingFool)
Our old friend LudwigVanQuixote has return. After being attacked by the Failed Porn star’s gang and warned by her puppet Charles, he returns. A video is circulating that shows climate scientists rapping.
This raises Ludwig’s hope and pay attention to his favorite verse.
The small town college Physics teacher shows his misogynist side. He thinks that verse will make the song popular with the pop music crowd. However, Slumbering Behemoth throws cold water on Ludwig’s hopes.
Ludwig didn’t appear on the rest of the thread. He once again disappears before Iceweasel and her gang can target him for his oral sex reference.
I have faith t Elusive Quixote will be sighted again! He’s out there watching and lurking!
Ludwig does his comedy routine for our enjoyment.
Ludwig really is a funny person!
Well it seems the racist Christian hating Ludwig VanQuixote is a coward. Rather than deal with the political reality that people aren’t buying into the Tranzi Progressive Ideology and its Global Warming scam, he is running away. He has announced he’s planning to move to Canada!
Ludwig I’m glad you are leaving. It’s scum like you that is preventing us from being a great nation again with your debt based economic policies and appeasement of Islamic aggression. Good bye and hurry the hell out!