In the comments section back here, Wayne demonstrates that he is one of the most dishonest or one of the stupidest human beings alive, and I'm not sure which possibility scares me more. Let's deal with his breathtaking idiocy one tasty excerpt at a time.
First, Wayne points us at this image:
This is a Pic of Tim Balls PHD.
No, it's not. Look at the date on that document, you fucking moron: "28 June 2006". I realize this may be too deep for you to grasp, Wayne, but any document dated "28 June 2006" cannot possibly be Tim Ball's Ph.D. How hard is that for you to wrap your intellect around, Wayne? Jesus Christ, what a maroon.
[UPDATE: Just in case someone wants to be pedantic, the above document cannot possibly be anyone's Ph.D. since, by definition, a Ph.D. is not a piece of paper. A Ph.D. is the degree that has been conferred on you; the piece of paper that goes with that would be properly called a "diploma."
In addition, what you see above is not even a diploma. Given that it's dated 2006, it is clearly a copy of an official transcript, simply proving that a Ph.D. was at one time awarded. Are we clear on all of this?
Bandy words with me, will you? I think not.]
In addition, even Ball admits that his Ph.D. is in "Geography":
"I have a PhD in Geography with a specific focus on historical climatology from the University of London (England), Queen Mary College," Dr. Ball told Canada Free Press (CFP) yesterday in a telephone interview.
Are we clear now, Wayne? Despite your overwhelming ignorance, Ball's Ph.D. is not in climatology, as you have claimed. Rather, it's in geography, as I have claimed. The fact that he chose to focus on the specific area of climatology does not change the area in which the Ph.D. was awarded, but I never expected a dimwit like you to be able to appreciate the distinction.
God Almighty, Wayne, how can someone so stupid even dress themselves in the morning without help? And, no, we're not done with Wayne yet. There's just too much dumbfuckitude there to deal with all at once without starting to drink heavily. More later.
HIT HIM AGAIN, HE'S STILL MOVING. Onward, then, to deal with the rest of Wayne's overwhelming stupidity in that previous comment.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Yeah, Wayne ... Wikipedia -- that's where I go when I need an authoritative reference. Moron.
Timothy F. Ball
Ball taught geography at the University of Winnipeg until 1996.
Who the fuck cares, and what does that have to do with anything?
He has a B.A. from the University of Winnipeg, an M.A. from the University of Manitoba and a Ph.D. from the University of London, England.
See previous comment.
He has been cited  as the first Canadian to hold a Ph.D. in climatology.
We have already determined that he does not hold a Ph.D. in "climatology". End of discussion.
This claim has been disputed in a letter to the editor of the Calgary Herald, and is currently the subject of a lawsuit undertaken by Ball against the writer, the Herald and its publishers.
There is no point in "disputing" this claim as it is obviously and demonstrably false. Now do us all a favour, Wayne, and (I say this with the utmost respect) fuck off. Seriously, you are quite possibly the stupidest person ever to comment on this blog and, trust me, you have some fairly high-powered competition in that category.
The mind reels. It purely does.
BONUS TRACK. Since Wayne brought up Tim Ball's lawsuit, anyone who's truly interested can go here to see the actual court documents, and to see just how full of it both Tim Ball and Wayne really are. As if that needed any further demonstration.