Kent Hovind has an offer of $250,000 for anyone who can give a scientific proof of evolution. Now Steve Milloy is following in Hovind’s footsteps with the Ultimate Global Warming Challenge: $100,000 if you can provide a scientific proof of harmful man-made warming.
Believe it or not, Milloy’s version is even dodgier than Hovind’s. At least Hovind says that a committee of trained scientists will evaluate any evidence offered. (Though there are doubts on this) Milloy isn’t even pretending that the judging will be objective — his own junkscience.com will decide whether they have to pay out the money. And just in case someone sues them to get them to pay they have this:
Entrants acknowledge that the concepts and terms mentioned and referred to in the UGWC hypotheses are inherently and necessarily vague, and involve subjective judgment. JunkScience.com reserves the exclusive right to determine the meaning and application of such concepts and terms in order to facilitate the purpose of the contest.
Oh, and it costs $15 to enter Milloy’s challenge. You are better off buying a lottery ticket where your chance of winning is more than zero.
Milloy’s previous latest scam is described here.