Fictional scientist

20/20 recently featured novelist Michael Crichton challenging Global Warming claiming that enviro groups are exploiting fear to raise money. NPR's Brooke Gladstone asked 20/20: "Why use a fiction writer to refute the scientific community?" to which he responded: "Because he's famous, and he's interesting, and he's smart...I could interview the scientists for 20/20, but more people will pay attention when this particular smart fiction writer says it." Yeah, well, people will pay more attention if Jessica Simpson shouts about cheese on the moon but that doesn't mean you should give her a platform. (Gristmill)


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