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This article first appeared on The Rebel website. Religion is fine, but problems begin when it is forced on others. Proselytizing is the characteristic of Puritanism, which H. L. Mencken defined as, “the haunting fear that someone, somewhere is having a good time.” Mencken’s quote applied to traditional religious extremists but is equally applicable to […]

Commissions of Inquiry

by Dr. Tim Ball on October 2, 2015

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This article first appeared on The Rebel website. I used to think, like most people, that Commissions of Inquiry are a great idea. Whenever there are serious and troublesome conflicts people know the only hope of getting to the truth is to get the politics out of the way. They believe this is the only […]

This article first appeared on The Rebel website. hypocrisy |hiˈpäkrisē| noun (pl. hypocrisies) the practice of claiming to have moral standards or beliefs to which one’s own behavior does not conform; pretense. Too many politicians lie, deceive, and fill their pockets with taxpayer’s money. As Henry Kissinger said, 90 percent of them give the other […]

Academics Going Round In Circles

by Dr. Tim Ball on October 1, 2015

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This article first appeared on The Rebel website. In the 19th century, English-speaking universities comprised two faculties, The Natural Sciences and the Humanities. The word scientist didn’t exist until the middle of the century. Naturalist was the general name for people we call scientists today. Darwin, as a naturalist, published The Origin of Species in […]

It is Time To Overturn Canada’s Taxing Powers.

by Dr. Tim Ball on September 30, 2015

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This article first appeared on The Rebel website, One of my favorite cartoons showed Moses on the mountain with the Ten Commandments. The caption said, “A great idea, who is going to fund it?” The point, when applied to almost anything including politics, is that the ultimate control is financial control. Distribution of taxing powers […]

Fundamental Science Errors In The Pope’s Encyclical

by Dr. Tim Ball on September 30, 2015

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This article first appeared on The Rebel website. The Vatican released its full Encyclical titled Laudato Si, subtitled “On care for our common home”, on Thursday, 18 June 2015. The preamble claims the world is in serious trouble because of human activity. It is an emotional claim without evidence or substance. The church is as […]

A Society Is Based On Trust

by Dr. Tim Ball on September 29, 2015

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This article first appeared on The Rebel website. Based on a brief article of mine in The Landowner Newsletter. The Toronto Globe and Mail ran a contest for the best humorous description of a Canadian. One caught my attention. It said a Canadian is a person who obeys a stop sign at three in the […]

Bureaucratic Scientists: A Recipe For Tyranny.

by Dr. Tim Ball on September 29, 2015

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This article first appeared on The Rebel website. The headline read “Liberal MPs hold press conference on muzzling of scientists”. As usual, the headline differs from the story. The real story is the most egregious use of bureaucrat scientists for a political agenda in Canadian history. It is part of a larger problem of bureaucrats […]

This article first appeared on The Rebel website. What is political correctness? One dictionary defines it as “marked by or adhering to a typically progressive orthodoxy on issues involving especially ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, or ecology.” The trouble is that doesn’t clarify the issue. What is a ”progressive orthodoxy”? Why is “ecology” included? Correctness is […]

The following article first appeared on The Rebel website. Derek Bok said if you think education is expensive try ignorance. A rarely considered or measured cost is exploitation of ignorance. Confidence tricksters use people’s limitations to take advantage. Global warming is just another example, albeit the largest in history, because the entire world was fooled. […]