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Nietzsche Rediscovered

I’ve always considered psychiatry to be a soft science at best, but in the last couple of years I’ve taken another look at it, mainly because Jordan Peterson seems to have hardened it up. Peterson actually refers to hard data, which many scientists do with decreasing frequency. Peterson often quotes Vienna psychiatrist Carl Jung, and […]

The Too Often Quoted, Kristopher Wells

In Alberta, it now seems that every time something comes up regarding an LGBT issue, Kristopher Wells pops up as the go to expert; always against parents, and always on the side of “progress” Let’s look at what Kristopher Wells means by progress. Wells is a professor, and a confidant of Alberta’s Education Minister, David […]

Trump, Transgender, and the NDP!

Recent issues of The Economist magazine included articles that suggest that they have decided to make some tentative steps back towards responsible journalism. The first was about Donald Trump’s foreign policy, for which they still had plenty of criticism. But after much to-ing and fro-ing, there came this statement. “Mr. Trump’s foreign policy team appears […]

It will Survive!

Australia’s great barrier reef will survive! This astonishingly good news was in a recent article in Bloomberg headlined: Great Barrier Reef “Showing Signs of Recovery.” This just one year after it was declared doomed! To be honest with you, I always thought it would recover and I’ll tell you why. I’ve read enough history related […]

Billions for Nothing

Once again, on Thursday of last week, Albertans got kicked in the teeth by a national institution. A federal court ruled that even after thousands of witnesses had been heard, and hundreds of millions of dollars had been spent on complying with regulations, this was not sufficient “consultation” to allow a pipeline to proceed that […]

Ice Age Coming!?

Last weekend’s Sunday Sun papers had a two-page article saying that heat, drought, and a longer fire season are going to be the new normal for Canada. Maybe for now, but I have research data going back into the early 1800s, and found out that the biggest fire in US history was actually in 1910. […]

HOT! HOT! HOT!

Friday, August 10 was HOT in Calgary. In fact it was 36.4 Celsius hot. For the unconverted, that’s 97.5 Fahrenheit hot. It broke the previous all-time record of 36.1 Celsius set in 1919, and again in 1933. By a whopping 3/10 of a degree. Take that you deniers! Now I have a phrase that I […]

Springbank Dry Dam?? Nope. Wet Dam, Mud Hole, & Dust Bowl.

3 years ago I published a blog about the highly controversial  flood mitigation project, the Springbank Dry Dam. (SBD) Here it is again, with some updates. In the fall of 2014, to great fanfare and just before the Alberta provincial by-elections, the PC government announced the Springbank Dry Dam (SBD); an Elbow River flood mitigation […]

Kids Are Questioning Climate Science. Why?

This week, Meritha and I attended the annual Friends of Science gala at the Red and White Club. There were two excellent speakers. One was Marijn Poels, an award-winning, documentary filmmaker, currently living in Berlin. The other was Dr. Madhav Khandekar, a world renowned, and widely published climatologist with a particular expertise in  climate cycles. […]

Talking or Doing. That Essential Difference between Left and Right.

I have long maintained – because the evidence has been overwhelming for a long time – that the Left is focused on talking about Progress; implementing “Progressive” legislation, and then not worrying much about the unintended consequences. For instance, the magical $15 an hour minimum wage is a huge barrier to getting that first-time job, […]