Archives for July 2016
by Dr. Ed Berry
Following the ratification of the CSKT Water Compact by the 2015 Montana legislature, the Flathead Joint Board of Control filed a lawsuit over two immunity clauses in the Compact. The FJBC claimed the clauses created a new sovereign immunity for the state and its agencies and employees.
The FJBC also claimed these immunity clauses should have required a two-thirds majority vote of the Montana legislature. Since the legislature passed the Compact with only a majority vote, the FJBC claimed the passage of the Compact was invalid.
Judge Jim Manley ruled the FJBC was correct on one of its stated immunity clauses. On this clause Manley ruled the unconstitutional wording should be stricken from the Compact text.
Manley ruled the Compact contains language that allows removal of parts of the Compact without invalidating the Compact. Therefore, his removal of the unconstitutional words does not invalidate the Compact. [Read more…]
This is the first time they allowed a camera inside the baseball factory.
I played a lot of baseball from grammar school through high school. I always wondered how they made baseballs. – Ed
by Dr. Ed Berry
Last week, I published my article “Democrats keep lying about global warming” about Dr. Steve Running of the University of Montana and his unethical claim to have a Nobel Peace Prize.
Seems Dr. Eric Grimsrud has a problem with my article. He added two comments so far. Here I reply to his comments. My reply is of necessity too long for a comment. So I publish my reply as this new post.
You believe human carbon dioxide emissions will destroy planet Earth. Yet your quest to “prove” your case continues to fail. Here’s why.
You believe your key to proof is to personally denigrate all who claim your scientific conclusion is wrong.
Back in Climate Clash, you claimed Richard Lindzen was a pseudo scientist because you could not prove his published papers on climate were wrong.
You are preoccupied with the question of “Who is the smartest?” You believe the answer to this question determines who is correct about climate. It doesn’t.
You brag about your scientific papers because you believe the number of your published papers proves you are correct about climate. It doesn’t.
All your published papers were about a relatively narrow subject in chemistry. You have no demonstrated expertise outside this narrow field. You have no expertise in numerical models, meteorology or climate physics.
You brag about the subjects you studied. You believe this proves you are correct about climate. It doesn’t.
Your list shows you missed the most important course: the philosophy of science. [Read more…]