I read three [1, 2, 3 all via IP, via Keith] very good essays by Michael Crichton this morning. Now Crichton has written a couple [1, 2] of fairly noddy books recently. They weren't bad, but I couldn't help thinking that they had been written in order to become a film script (worked for one of them).
But his essays are top-notch (and is DDT seriously not carcinogenic?). I have to be a little concerned about number three because, although I know many moronic environmentalists, I have to wonder if things wouldn't be a lot worse without them. Painful as it is to say. But they really cheered me up in contrast to all the "They did what? The morons" stories.