Premier Brad Wall criticizes Governor General’s ‘divine intervention’ speech

Odd duck.

Premier Brad Wall has taken aim at comments that Gov. Gen. Julie Payette made in a speech to the Canadian Science Policy Convention last week.

On Nov. 1, Payette made critical statements about pseudo science, creationism and unwillingness by some people to accept that climate change is man-made.

“We are still debating and still questioning whether life was a divine intervention or whether it was coming out of a natural process let alone, oh my goodness, a random process,” Payette said in her speech.

  • Bernie

    We also need to take into consideration ( which so far the tree huggers are not doing ) that the Sun activity has a tremendous impact on Climate Change. We have had a very active Sun over the last 50 years and the Sun is now in a cool down phase. What will be the impact on Climate? Ice may be melting in the Norther Hemisphere but it is growing in the Southern. OBTH. She is a space cadet!

    • lolwut? (Deplorable Hoser)

      I’ve been so looking forward to that ice age they were going on about in the 70’s and 80’s.

      • Alain

        Unfortunately a new ice age is far more likely than global warming. Global warming would be good for Canada, but a growing colder climate would be very bad news. However, I am with you in how the previous run for the same scam was the coming ice age, and when they didn’t take they latched onto the global warming bit. Funny how they eliminate the role of the sun in their narrative.

        • Dogandcat

          The sun isn’t important to narcissistic people. They are their own Gods, creating and destroying all by themselves. Must be a huge burden and great fun to be so important. Also, insane.

      • JoKeR

        No, no, no. There is catastrophic Global Warming coming, as proven by the recent decrease in government funding for climate science!

        Only increased government funding to researchers can end this catastrophic impoverishment of climate researchers!

    • Dogandcat

      I agree. Mini ice age coming because of low sun activity……, we really need more CO2 for food production of the world’s peoples.

      • Shebel

        Low SON activity—

    • Dogandcat

      And really embarrassing as a Canadian, as is Trudeau. Maybe more than embarrassing. More like cringe making………

    • Clink9

      All hail the yuge fireball n the sky!

  • Gary

    I admire her courage to mock Justin’s Muslim MP’s as ignorant peon that believe that allah created all life and muhammad was a prophet .
    I hope the muslims stay quiet to confirm they agree with her that allah and muhammad and islam is fraud and there is NO god. If they left islam they would be killed… it’s safer to keep up the charade that muhammad was the perfect man and flew on a flying horse up to the clouds and to paradise with allah.

    Payette has an assault record for domestic violence because she punched her spouse. Yet Justin thought she was a good example of the feminists to be the GG …but hey, Justin had a few jew-hating pro-hamas homophobic muslims in his Party while one wants to bring sharia to canada so muslima can legally kill gays while her father can have sex with 9 year old girls.

  • simus1

    The last GG really worthy of the office was Gen Georges Vanier.

    • Frances

      David Johnston was good also.

    • Alain

      I prefer an elected senate with equal representation across the country; no extra seats for any province. I would not want the American system, especially with the different times for different elections, which puts them into a constant campaign mode. If their election were synchronised, it could be different. In any case I fear that Canada has gone beyond the possibility of a return to what it was traditionally. In fact, I think the dowward spiral can no longer be stopped.

      • Actually, the original US construct is far better but the timing of the elections could be changed.

        The original had the sub national governments selecting the two senators that were to go to the upper house and represent the state governments. Basically, congress represented two distinct interests. The house of representatives was for the people and the senate was for the state governments. When they changed that early in the 20th century, they effectively eliminated the real senate for more of an extended congress.

        And I think it is MORE than high time that we got to vote for the head of our national government like they do in the US. And with a guard system like their electoral college. I am sick and tired of Montreal and Toronto electing our federal governments.

  • Dave

    The vacuum of space… She must have popped her head out of a window for a peek at something.

    • Shebel

      And learned—that she has some Power.
      Now push it .

  • Shebel

    I thought that Julie was a “Breath of Fresh Air “.

  • She is the most well educated idiot I have ever seen on display.

  • mauser 98

    and what?

    asshole stupid stoned stinking lazy trust fund brat hired a whack loon

  • mauser 98
    • Maggat


  • Cat’s comment sums it up, imo: “Odd duck”.

    Scientists are NOT in fact doing research into “whether life was a divine intervention”, and they never have been. And if they are in fact doing that of late, then science has gone way off the rails and veered into philosophy and theology. For the simple reason that science is not designed to measure spiritual events — there is no known scientific hypothesis for determining the existence or non-existence of God, Divine origins of life, the soul, the spirit, etc. Because if these things exist, they obviously exist in a different dimension apart from the measurable material world, by definition.

    On the other hand, scientists ARE in fact doing plenty of research into “natural process[es]”. And rightfully so — because that’s what science was designed for, and that’s what science is good at!

    Science is the observable, measurable, material world, not the invisible, immeasurable, metaphysical world. The former is measured by the scientific method and scientific instrumentation, the latter is “measured” by faith — and for many believers — by experience with the supernatural.