YOUR INVITATION: "An Evening with Michael Crichton," 11/15/05

Dear xxxx,

I am writing to invite your joining with us at our very special
event, "An Evening with Michael Crichton", to be held Tuesday,
November 15, 2005, at the Hotel Nikko, in San Francisco:

Dr. Crichton, the world-renowned novelist and award-winning film/TV
producer, whose best-selling books include Jurassic Park, State of
Fear, The Andromeda Strain and Congo, will discuss the very serious
problem of the politicization of science and its impact on society.

This very timely event, entitled "States of Fear: Science or
Politics?", will feature a major presentation by Dr. Crichton, along
with a discussion by a panel of distinguished scientists: Sallie
Baliunas (Harvard-Smithsonian Observatory), William Gray (Colorado
State University) and George Taylor (Oregon State University).

The event is being organized and hosted by the Independent Institute
and co-sponsored by the World Affairs Council of Northern California.

For your review, I am adding below further details on the event. With
limited seating, I encourage you to make your reservation without
delay by calling 510-632-1366, emailing to orders@..., or
visiting us online at:

We look forward to the opportunity to see you on November 15th!

Best regards,


David J. Theroux
Founder and President
The Independent Institute
100 Swan Way
Oakland, CA 94621
(510) 632-1366 Phone
(510) 568-6040 Fax