Dublin airport Ryder Cup tweet met with angry responses

first_imgNewsTransportDublin airport Ryder Cup tweet met with angry responsesBy Bernie English – July 26, 2019 1519 Previous articleWATCH: Kiely names unchanged team for All-Ireland semi finalNext articleFreeze on home helps must go Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Twitter WhatsApp Linkedin Mayor of Clare and Shannon councillor Cathal Crowe (FF) says he plans to contact Shannon bosses, Mary Considine and Rose Hynes directly on the matter.“This is predatory and an insult to everyone in the Mid West. Shannon is the gateway airport for the Ryder Cup and Adare, not Dublin.“We down here might be rolling our eyes at this tweet, but that has gone out to the world and that’s what people have seen internationally,” he told the Limerick Post. Facebook Print Advertisement Email A MASSIVE row is brewing following a tweet from the Dublin Airport Authority, which declares it is the gateway airport for the Ryder Cup.The major international golf tournament was this week announced for Adare for 2026 and will bring huge visitor numbers and revenue for the region.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up But there has been a huge groundswell of anger at the DAA tweet, with people in Limerick and Clare firing angry tweets back.last_img read more

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Man attempts to return a cell phone with paraphernalia in box

first_imgNorth Vernon, IN—Friday evening Jennings County Sherriff Deputies responded to a local business after employees located a glass smoking device commonly used to smoke Methamphetamine. The pipe was inside of a box for a cell phone that a male subject was attempting to return to the store. Deputies made contact with the male subject, Marvin Cumberworth, 50, of North Vernon. Cumberworth admitted to the deputies that he did have Meth on his person. The Methamphetamine was located and Cumberworth was arrested and transported to the Jennings County Jail.Upon arrival at the jail, a larger amount of Methamphetamine was located on Cumberworth’s person. Further investigation led to his home in Campbell Township.Deputies located approximately 8 grams of Methamphetamine and 180 grams of Marijuana in the residence. Deputies also made contact with James Earl, 40, of North Vernon, who was also in the residence and located Methamphetamine on his person. James Earl was also taken into custody. Mr. Cumberworth advised Deputies that he sells Methamphetamine and Marijuana to supplement his income.Marvin Cumberworth was charged with allegations of Dealing Methamphetamine, Possession of Marijuana, and Maintaining a Common Nuisance.  James Earl was charged with allegations of Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Paraphernalia, and Visiting a Common Nuisance.last_img read more

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Badgers eyeing return trip to Pasadena

first_imgAs painful a memory as it remains, the Wisconsin Badgers’ two-point loss in the Rose Bowl has given them everything they have entering the 2011 season.New quarterback Russell Wilson chose Wisconsin over Auburn and his professional baseball career because, above all else, his best chance for winning football games is in Madison. The Badgers’ primetime schedule – UW will play in four of the Big Ten’s seven primetime matchups on ESPN this year – was made possible by the explosiveness of last year’s squad that won games by margins as large as 67, 63 and 47 points. Any national title aspirations – and depending on who you talk to, there are plenty – stem from the fact that despite losing the likes of J.J. Watt, Gabe Carimi, John Moffitt and John Clay to the National Football League, Wisconsin’s offense remains one of the nation’s most potent, and the defense returns six starters from last year’s No. 20 unit in total defense.Simply put, last year’s 21-19 loss to Texas Christian University in Pasadena won’t just be washed away by the waves of a new season – not by the team, not by the media and certainly not by Badger fans. For as steady and pragmatic a program as UW is, led by head coach Bret Bielema’s “1-0” philosophy, any destination that isn’t Pasadena or New Orleans (the site of this year’s BCS National Championship Game) will be viewed as a disappointment.“It’s definitely a reminder day in and day out,” safety Aaron Henry said of last year’s Rose Bowl loss. “But I just think with the guys that we have, they didn’t lose sight of what happened last year. They’re focused on even bigger things now this year. It was definitely unfortunate what happened last year, but guys have been working nonstop to ensure that doesn’t happen again.”New quarterback leads the chargeWhen Wilson officially became a Badger in what seemed more like a free agent transaction than collegiate transfer (He’s eligible to play immediately since he already earned his degree at North Carolina State), the buzz around UW immediately surged from Big Ten title favorite to potential national title contender.Wilson, listed at 5-foot-11, 210 pounds, is a dual-threat quarterback with the kind of mobility that simply hasn’t been present in recent Badger quarterbacks. In three years as the starting Wolfpack quarterback, Wilson compiled 1,089 rushing yards (an average of 363 per season) and 17 touchdowns. For comparison, last year’s starting UW quarterback, Scott Tolzien, has -9 career rushing yards to his name.Of course, Wilson also excelled with his arm, throwing for 1,180 yards, 76 touchdowns and 26 interceptions at N.C. State. Wilson completed 57.8 percent of his passes and averaged just fewer than three touchdowns for every interception thrown.Clearly, Wilson was a player too enticing for the Badgers to pass over. Acquiring your starting quarterback the summer before he’s set to start is a rarity in college football, and for Wisconsin it’s nothing short of shocking. So far in fall camp, Wilson has been everything that’s been advertised, and he’s seamlessly made the transition into UW’s locker room. Along with fellow seniors fullback Bradie Ewing, defensive tackle Patrick Butrym and Henry, Wilson was voted a captain by his teammates. Quarterbacks are typically synonymous with leadership and the responsibilities that come with the “captain” title, but naming someone who hasn’t played a single down for the team is still eye opening.“I’m blessed, more than anything,” Wilson said. “I’m excited to be a part of this, just to be a part of this team in general, whether I was a captain or not. I’m still going to lead, even if I wasn’t captain. I’m excited to be a part of that and something special.”For Bielema, Wilson’s acclimation into the locker room was the main obstacle. Since his addition in late June, there haven’t been many issues to worry about.“The maturity level that that young man has and the way he can process everything going on around him – whether it be schematically x’s and o’s, whether it be locker room chemistry, whether it be media chemistry – he’s got a pretty good handle on things,” Bielema said.Leadership still veteran, but changedLast year, Watt, Carimi and Moffitt, plus quarterback Scott Tolzien and safety Jay Valai, were UW’s undisputed leaders. Tolzien was calm, steady and led by example, while Valai could trash talk and lay the wood with the best of them. Carimi and Moffitt were unrivaled in their physical presence and natural ability along the offensive line, and Watt set the tone in regard to on-field production.This year, they’re all gone. So are middle linebacker Culmer St. Jean and tight end Lance Kendricks, two other players who aptly led their respective positions.In naming four seniors captains this year, the Badgers clearly plan to follow whatever veteran experience they have. Henry might be the most talkative of the bunch, and his lingering memories of Pasadena alone seem sufficient to fuel UW this season.“It motivated us a ton [this fall], man,” Henry said of last year’s Rose Bowl loss. “You do everything you have to do during the season so that you will be placed in a huge game on a national level like that, but you come up a little bit short – it definitely leaves a sour taste in your mouth.”Ewing and Butrym, meanwhile, seems bound to carry the roles vacated by Watt and Tolzien – quiet, but efficient and supremely productive. The 6-foot, 245-pound Ewing had arguably his finest season as a blocker in 2010, and he caught eight passes (the first of his career) for 82 yards and two touchdowns out of the backfield. Butrym started all 13 games and recorded 28 tackles (three for loss) and 2.5 sacks.Chances are the Badgers will find key contributions from some surprise candidate, a l? Watt in 2010. But before that can become a priority, the Badgers’ four captains and the rest of their veteran leaders must lead the way.With Ohio State facing tremendous uncertainty and Nebraska still awaiting its introduction to the conference, the Big Ten is up for grabs – right when there have never been more eager eyes watching to see how its 12 teams perform. For a program that seemingly grows closer every Saturday to turning the corner toward becoming a national power, nothing is more pressing than a return trip to Pasadena – or beyond.“Guys are just itching to get back to the promised land, wherever that may be.,” Henry said. “Hopefully it’s a huge, huge bowl game, but guys just want to get better each and every week. I think if we can do that, the sky’s definitely the limit.”last_img read more

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Guyana Government Declares Election Day (March 2) A Public Holiday

first_imgGEORGETOWN, Guyana, February 27, 2020 (CMC) – The government of Guyana has declared Monday, March 2 – the day designated for the holding of General and Regional Elections across the country — a public holiday.Vice President and Minister of Public Security, Khemraj Ramjattan, made the declaration, under the Public Holidays Act, that is expected to be officially gazetted.According to Ramjattan, with the day freed up, schools and public buildings can be effectively used as polling places.Ahead of the election, the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) has published the Official List of Electors that contains 660,998 names.Meanwhile, General Secretary of the main opposition People’s Progressive Party-Civic (PPP-C), Bharrat Jagdeo, has urged the Observer Missions in Guyana for the upcoming elections to meet with the Heads of the Guyana Police Force and the Guyana Defence Force to be given assurances about the security arrangements in place, for the election.During a press conference, today, Jagdeo said he has some concerns about the state of readiness of the Security Forces.He said he has raised those concerns with the Observer groups that are in Guyana.“We want assurances that they are in a state of readiness. I have heard issues, about vehicles not being ready, the training not done properly, and that they are saying they are not going to use rural constables and they will only use police. And if that decision has been taken, then they must ensure they have adequate police for each polling place,” Jagdeo said.Members of the police force are usually stationed at polling places, all across the country, to ensure that the security at those polling places are maintained.Jagdeo said he wants the assurance that matters that will fall under the purview of the police, will be dealt with, impartially.“We are not telling them, who to assign where…but they have to give assurances to the public that they will act, impartially, and deal with these matters,” he added.Members of the security services have already cast their ballots for the elections, thereby allowing them to be free on elections day, for all-day duty.last_img read more

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FC Ifeanyi Ubah Unveil New Manager; Ladan Bosso

first_imgFormer Flying Eagles coach Ladan Bosso has been unveiled as the new head coach of FC Ifeanyi Ubah.Bosso takes over from former Ghanaian International Yaw Preko, who left the club at the end of last season following the expiration of his one-year contract with the Nnewi club.He ended his two-year reign with El-Kanemi Warriors at the end of last season after guiding the team to a respectable sixth place position in the table.The former Wikki Tourists coach was courted by Katsina United and was also linked with the vacant managerial position at the former Nigeria Professional Football League champions, Enyimba.FC Ifeanyi Ubah finished in a disappointing ninth position in the NPFL last season.The club also surrendered their Federation Cup title, going out in the last four and also failed to impress in their first appearance in the continent, losing out in the first round of the CAF Confederation Cup.RelatedFC Ifeanyi Ubah Unveil Former Assistant Coach as Head CoachDecember 12, 2018In “Nigeria”Ladan Bosso unveiled as Gombe United ManagerDecember 26, 2018In “Nigeria”Abdullahi Biffo Now Technical Adviser for Kastina United As Baldwin Bazuaye ResignsNovember 9, 2017In “Nigeria”last_img read more

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City hailed as Premier League greats after 15th straight win

first_img0Shares0000Manchester City midfielder David Silva (R) celebrates after scoring their third goal during the English Premier League match against Swansea City at The Liberty Stadium in Swansea, south Wales on December 13, 2017 © AFP / Geoff CADDICKLONDON, United Kingdom, Dec 14 – Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City are being widely hailed as one of the best sides in Premier League history after they set a stunning new record of 15 straight wins.In its 25-year history, the Premier League has boasted a series of outstanding sides including Manchester United’s treble-winners, Arsenal’s “Invincibles” and Jose Mourinho’s powerful Chelsea side in his first stint at the club. But Guardiola’s team — even though they have not won any silverware yet — are smashing record after record as they sprint towards the Premier League title, leaving allcomers a distant speck in their rear-view mirror.Wednesday’s 4-0 win at Swansea took them clear of Arsenal’s 14 consecutive victories under Arsene Wenger between February and August 2002.Their 49 points from 17 games is the best-ever start to an English top-flight campaign, bettering the record of Tottenham’s great double-winning side of 1960-61 — when a win was worth just two points.BBC commentator Jonathan Pearce believes the current City side is at the top of the tree.“There have been great teams in the modern era but, in terms of fluent football and as an irresistible force, Manchester City are the best the Premier League has ever seen,” he said.“I’ve never seen a team in all my years play like this.”When asked whether City are one of the best sides we have ever seen, former England captain and TV pundit Alan Shearer agreed.“I don’t think there is any doubt about that, and top players in that team, with hunger and desire to put in a performance week in, week out,” he said. “It has to has to be admired.”Chastened Swansea manager Paul Clement described the pain of watching his side try to compete with Guardiola’s free-flowing team.“At times it was horrible to be on the sideline watching that, seeing my side trying but suffering for long periods,” he said.“They’re not the games that will decide our season but it was hard to watch at times because they were so dominant. For me, one of the best sides I’ve ever come across. So many good athletes, so many intelligent footballers and it’s really hard to pin them down.”Guardiola, who managed a Barcelona side widely regarded as one of the finest club sides in history, is aware of his team’s place in the English game.“In history there were amazing things like Liverpool in the 80s and Manchester United with Sir Alex Ferguson or Chelsea with Jose Mourinho,” he said. “There were some amazing teams.“But we are the first ones to win 15 in a row. If we win the title it will just be a record and this record will be broken, but of course it will not be easy.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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GIZ A JOB! STUDENTS TO TEAM UP WITH LOCAL EMPLOYERS ON UNIQUE SCHEME

first_imgStudents in Letterkenny are to take part in a unique scheme which will match them up with local employers.Letterkenny Institute of Technology Student Union, in conjunction with Letterkenny Chamber of Commerce and Letterkenny Institute of Technology, will officially launch the Business Employment Scheme for Students (BESS) on campus at the LYIT, on Monday, September 21st.The BESS initiative, a brain child of the Student Union President, Dylan McGowan, has been developed to enable students and businesses to engage with each other, for the purpose of providing part-time or temporary jobs for students. This pilot programme hopes to assist local businesses, by providing the local business network with access to LYIT students, who may be seeking part-time or temporary work.Dylan McGowan, Student Union President, said “I know what it’s like to be a struggling student; this initiative aims to match local business needs, with needs of LYIT students, seeking part-time work. With thanks to Catherine Lyster, Careers Officer at LYIT, I have been able to bring this initiative to the pilot stage. I have been overwhelmed by the response from local businesses to get involved in the BESS programme, and this is thanks to Toni Forrester, Letterkenny Chamber of Commerce, who has backed this initiative. ”Toni Forrester, Letterkenny Chamber has also welcomed the scheme.“Letterkenny Chamber has always recognised the value of LYIT and indeed the students to the economy. We know that students are under more financial pressure than ever before and we were pleased that the new President of the Student Union approached us to get involved in the Business Employment Scheme for Students (BESS). “The student cohort provides a source of available labour especially at those times of the year when part-time staff are most needed. This scheme will give local employers an opportunity to advertise and their vacancies at no cost and directly to students. We will be encouraging our members to avail of this unique and new service.”Paul Hannigan, President, LYIT, is also supporting this scheme.He said “I am delighted by the initiative shown by Students Union President, Dylan McGowan and his colleagues in this project. At Letterkenny IT we aspire to support the local economy through engagement with various stakeholders including businesses of the region. This initiative will be viewed as a useful asset to businesses in the locality as we have bright, ambitious and hard-working students on both our campuses who would relish the opportunity of part-time work in the locality.“While encouraging students to avail of this opportunity we know they must achieve an appropriate balance with their studies. This year we envisage it to be a pilot programme but hopefully with the help of feedback from participating businesses, this initiative can become solidified over time”.If you are a business, interested in learning more about the BESS programme please contact;• Dylan McGowan, Student Union President, directly on 0867702701, [email protected]• Catherine Lyster, Careers Officer, 074 9186812, [email protected]• Toni Forrester, Chief Executive Officer, Letterkenny Chamber of Commerce on 074 9124866. GIZ A JOB! STUDENTS TO TEAM UP WITH LOCAL EMPLOYERS ON UNIQUE SCHEME was last modified: September 2nd, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Dylan McGowanLetterknny ChamberLYITPaul Hanninganlast_img read more

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Round-up: Bees & QPR deals close, loan exit, Whites want striker, Lapthorne wins

first_imgEmbed from Getty ImagesBrentford and QPR are both close to making signings ahead of next week’s transfer deadline.The Bees have agreed a deal to sign PSV Eindhoven winger Florian Jozefzoon, who is set to undergo a medical.Brentford, who are not currently interested in signing Chuba Akpom on loan despite being linked with the Arsenal youngster, remain interested in a potential deal to sign Sergi Canos from Norwich.QPR are close to completing the signing of midfielder Sean Goss from Manchester United despite interest from a number of clubs.Embed from Getty ImagesWest London Sport recently revealed Rangers were looking to sign the 21-year-old and later revealed that an offer had been accepted by United.West London Sport also revealed that QPR would listen to offers for Ariel Borysiuk and subsequently revealed that his former club Lechia Gdańsk wanted to sign the Polish midfielder on loan.Borysiuk’s move is now close to going through – and the deal to sign Goss could be completed by the weekend.Meanwhile, Darnell Furlong is close to signing the new contract he was recently offered by QPR.Embed from Getty ImagesFulham, who on Tuesday agreed a deal to sign Werder Bremen midfielder Athanasios Petsos on loan, are also looking to sign a striker.The Whites would like Middlesbrough’s Jordan Rhodes but the current asking price of £9m is too high.In cricket, fast bowler Tom Helm, who extended his contract with Middlesex this week, has been described by boss Angus Fraser as “one of the most exciting young cricketers in the country.”And in wheelchair tennis, Eastcote’s Andy Lapthorne got his Australian Open quad singles campaign off to a winning start.   Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch) x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Multiverse Explanations Are Fashionable, If Not Justifiable

first_imgHow can scientists get away with speculating about unobservable universes, when science is supposed to concern itself with observation?  “In the end, there is no way to know for sure what other universes are out there, or what life they may hold,” an article in PhysOrg ended, “But that will likely not stop physicists from exploring the possibilities, and in the process learning more about our own universe.”  This appears to be a modern apparition of Arthur C. Clarke’s Second Law, “The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.”    The PhysOrg article, echoing a press release from MIT, speculated on life not just on other worlds, but in other universes.  “A definitive answer is impossible, since we have no way of directly studying other universes,” the article admitted.  The speculations are built squarely on chemical and biological evolution: “if conditions were suitable, matter would coalesce into galaxies and planets, and if the right elements were present in those worlds, intelligent life could evolve.”  Assuming those would happen, the scientists, if that is what they can be called, speculated about what physical constants would give rise to matter: “our physical laws might be explained ‘anthropically,’ meaning that they are as they are because if they were otherwise, no one would be around to notice them.”  The press release noted that some of the constants in our universe, notably the cosmological constant, appear fine-tuned to permit atoms and life.  “Varying only one constant usually produces an inhospitable universe,” it said, but perhaps “changes in primordial cosmological density perturbations could compensate at least for small changes to the value of the cosmological constant.”  Then again, how would they test this idea?    The multiverse concept was also prominent in a book review by Pedro Ferreira for Nature.1  He was discussing the new book by Sean Carroll (Caltech), From Eternity to Here: The Quest for the Ultimate Theory of Time (Dutton, 2010).  Apparently Carroll makes big use of the multiverse concept to explain the flow of time in our universe.  The direction of time toward maximum entropy has long fascinated physicists and philosophers.  Carroll’s thesis employs the multiverse and the anthropic principle to explain time’s directionality:Carroll’s solution for the arrow of time invokes the multiverse, a controversial concept that is a current battleground in theoretical physics.  Arguably a prediction from cosmology and string theory,and to some extent quantum mechanics, the multiverse idea supposes that the Universe that we perceive is but one of a countless collection, each of which can be in a different physical state.  A case can be made that our Universe looks the way it does because it is the only one of the many possible universes that can harbour us.  For example, in another universe in which the constants of physics were slightly different from those in ours, life would not be possible.So what does this have to do with time?Going further, Carroll adapts the multiverse idea to explain the directionality of time.  Universes such as ours, he suggests, continually pop into existence within the multiverse, which is itself in thermal stasis, with no sense of time.  We just happen to live in one of these baby universes, which started off in a low-entropy state and has an entropic arrow of time.So his answer is the Stuff Happens Law – the antithesis of a law of nature, and therefore of causation or explanation.  And by low-entropy state, he means really, really low.  Some estimates of the chances of getting a universe like ours are one in 10 to the 100th to the 100th.  No problem, Carroll must think, if baby universes just pop into existence all the time.    Ferreira enjoyed Carroll’s book with all these speculations.  He noted approvingly that “multiverse explanations are fashionable.”1.  Pedro Ferreira, “The unfolding of time,” Nature 463, 881 (18 February 2010); doi:10.1038/463881a.Would someone please explain how this kind of speculation differs from imagining fairies and flying pigs and aliens?  or why it should be blessed with the sacred appellation of science?  Theologians at least have some revelation to constrain their speculations about an unobserved heaven, hell and the afterlife.  This has nothing to support it.  Don’t say that these guys are acting scientifically because they are employing mathematics and laws of known physical quantities.  One could easily do the same with the aerodynamics of flying pigs, or the top running speed of gnomes.    Emboldened by the empty promises of naturalism, evolutionists have let their imaginations run amok.  Berserk is too mild a term for it.  They presume to speak with the authority of science when telling us that baby universes just pop into existence, with some of them having matter just popping into existence, into which some of the matter coalesces into blobs of protoplasm.  Then, by faith, eyes pop into existence (the Popeye theory of evolution, 05/31/2005), allowing the cosmos to see, and brains pop into existence, allowing the cosmos to understand itself – at least in localized carbon units.    This may be fashionable, all right, but many fashions are foolish.  It would be more honest for them to announce they are founding a new religion.  Here it is: the First Multiversalist Church of the Absurd.  Come in and worship Tyche, the goddess of chance.  Open your eyes of faith to see alternate realities.  Worship your imagination (01/17/2007 commentary) as you sing “When you wish upon a star, nature makes you what you are” (12/05/2008).  Be uplifted by our sermon, “Stuff happens” (09/15/2008 commentary).  Join in and sing our closing hymn, “Godless Philosophy” (see Darwin Hymnbook).    Thinking beyond the known into the unknown is not wholly unwarranted.  It can provide context for understanding the known.  Considering the low entropy state of our universe, for instance, should arouse astonishment at how improbable that would be by chance.  Considering what would happen if the physical constants of the universe were not finely tuned should arouse more astonishment.  The lesson that should result from such mental excursions, upon returning to the real world, is how privileged we are to enjoy life in such a world and universe.  That should result in humble thanksgiving to the Creator.  There is little humility or gratitude in the proud hearts of the dreamers living in imaginary universes.  Pay them no mind; they are blind leaders of the blind.  Now get back to work with your eyes open, your feet on the ground, and a song of praise in your heart (suggestion).(Visited 12 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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Evolutionists Two-Faced About Academic Freedom

first_img(Visited 64 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Compare two countries: in one, when their hegemony is threatened, evolutionists plead for academic freedom.  In another, they deny it to those who want a chance to debate evolution.Turkey, with its somewhat secular government but largely Islamic population, has doubts about Darwin.  Leaders there are reluctant to promote evolution, which they consider controversial, as the “glue of all biological sciences,” according to Science Now.  Moreover, the government has (at times) blocked certain educational evolution websites, and thrown roadblocks in the way of evolutionary conferences, on the grounds that “Since evolution is still a debated issue, the degree to which the organizers represent the community/country is very questionable.”  This has angered certain Darwinist academics who were expecting the Turkish government to fund a recent pro-evolution conference for students.   They appealed to freedom of speech and inquiry (similar to academic freedom) in their protest:“It sets a very dangerous precedent,” Akçay says. “Today it might be a summer school that is fairly cheap … but tomorrow it could be a young researcher coming up for tenure. … And this on top of the very worrying and worsening trend in academia and the broader society towards curtailing freedom of speech and inquiry.“But in America, Darwinists are delighted when academic freedom is denied to critics of their theory (see commentary on Evolution News & Views).   Nature breathed a “Whew!” along with the National Center for Science Education when five states adopted science standards that will teach climate science and evolution dogmatically, prohibiting efforts to grant academic freedom to skeptics of those theories.  New science guidelines supported by evolutionists begin the one-sided indoctrination “well before high school.”  They “recommend teaching evolution before students reach high-school biology classes, the point at which many states tackle concepts such as natural selection and adaptation.”In the past two months, education officials in Rhode Island, Kentucky, Kansas, Maryland and Vermont have all approved the standards by overwhelming margins. At least five more states — California, Florida, Maine, Michigan and Washington — may take up the standards in the next few months.“Whew,” says Minda Berbeco, programmes and policy director at the National Center for Science Education in Oakland, California. “So far, so good.” Swift adoption of the guidelines has been surprising but welcome news for many supporters. Evolution has been a controversial topic in US education for decades, stretching back to the 1925 ‘monkey trial’ in Tennessee, where the state prosecuted high-school teacher John Scopes for violating a statute that barred the teaching of evolution. In the past decade, those who oppose evolution have sought to enact ‘academic freedom’ laws that would allow creationism to be taught alongside evolution.The reference to creationism is a bald lie, since none of the bills prescribe teaching creationism.  Instead, they ask for honest teaching of evolutionary theory, including its strengths and weaknesses, or they forbid schools from punishing teachers who do so, such as Eric Hedin, now in hot water at Ball State (see Evolution News & Views).  In any case, evolution is the only theory allowed in the curriculum.  Not even the Discovery Institute recommends bills requiring the teaching of intelligent design.Such hypocrites.  Evolutionists are like Marxists who cry out for freedom until they get power, then they deny it to everyone else.  They’re not even good Darwinists.  They ignore the words of their Prophet Charlie, who taught in his scriptures, “A fair result can be obtained only by fully stating and balancing the facts and arguments on both sides of each question”  (See AcademicFreedomDay.com).  Until and unless we rid science of the Darwin bigots, and require them to debate the evidence, they will continue to behave like the People of Froth, foaming at the mouth against anyone who wishes to break their filibuster and discuss the issues honestly.  What are they afraid of?  Scientific evidence?last_img read more

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