Zidane does not rule out that Hazard can play this season

first_imgZidane openly refuses to end the season of Eden Hazard. The Belgian was operated last Thursday in Dallas to solve the problem in his right ankle from which he fell before the Levant and Although the recovery period is very fair, the coach ventured possibilities to see the Real Madrid 7 this same course. “It is possible, yes”Zizou said at the press conference prior to Betis and the direct question of whether Hazard could return this same campaign.Zidane himself had been optimistic in a previous question and explained that he had personally spoken on the phone with the player. “I spoke after the injury and I have spoken now after his operation. He was very touched after the injury, but seeing how the operation went, which has gone very well, he is much better in spirit,” he explained. “I hope he comes back soon with us.” Hazard was intervened at the Dallas Carrell Clinic, in the state of Texas, in the southern United States. The person in charge of carrying out the operation was the renowned Dr. Eugene Curry. The Belgian traveled to the Americas on Wednesday, accompanied by his father, Thierry, and by the head of the white club’s medical services, Niko Mihic. An operation to act on the titanium plate that was grafted in 2017, in the first serious injury he suffered in that right ankle who has now restrained him twice since that hard kick of his compatriot Meunier in Real Madrid-PSG.The medical experts consulted by AS encrypt the recovery period and put back competitively in At least two and a half months. In Madrid they don’t want to throw in the towel thinking about a hypothetical Champions League final, on May 30, and count on it (and in the last two days of the League) with its Belgian star. Zidane keeps that hope.last_img read more

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GRDB denies inaction to tackle Region 2 paddy bug infestation

first_img– says “actively” working to eradicate problemThe Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB) is denying reports of its non-involvement in efforts to rid rice crops in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) of the bout of paddy bug infestations.Farmers in Region Two had complained bitterly to Guyana Times of having to spray their rice crops more than usual as a result of the high infestation of paddy bugs invading acres of rice lands, and that no assistance has been forthcoming from the GRBD despite many reports made.A farmer spraying his rice fieldHowever, in a statement on Wednesday, the GRDB noted that its officials have been working round-the-clock with rice farmers to tackle the recent infestation.“Intense visits to fields were conducted by extension officers of the GRDB, apart from a daily monitoring of the paddy bug to ensure that the situation remains under control,” the agency stated.In addition, it was noted that Agriculture Minister Noel Holder had also talked about some of the work embarked upon by the GRDB to ensure that the situation is rectified.“We have been working assiduously to ensure that the issue of paddy bugs doesn’t get out of control and for the media to say we have not been working with farmers is absurd. In fact, intense visits by the extension staff and meeting with farmers to advise them on the correct methodologies in controlling the bug were also done,” the Minister said.Mention was also made of an advisory that was placed on the local television station on the current situation from July 29 to August 4, while outreach meetings were held in the different districts so as to better sensitise farmers of the situation and the best practice for control.These areas include Spring Garden, Vilvoorden, Johanna Cecilia, Golden Fleece, Perseverance, Queenstown, Affiance, Three Friends, Reliance, Lima, Sparta and Hampton Court.“During the meetings, the importance of regular monitoring of fields, especially when the crop is in the flowering stage, grain filling and ripening stages were discussed,” the Agriculture Minister noted.However, several rice farmers who spoke with this newspaper vented their frustrations, relating that harvesting will soon commence and there is no help.They related that under the previous Government, several paddy bug seminars and demonstrations were conducted; however, they explained this has not happened for quite some time. The infestation has caused rice farmers to spend extra on their crop.The farmers said they are quite worried and if the infestation continues, then their harvest will be affected. One rice farmer also attested that no one has visited his field or given any advice as it relates to paddy bugs.“Whatever little knowledge I learnt from the past, that’s what I am practicing,” the farmer related.last_img read more

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Jordan rejects PSC’s request for evidence

first_img‘Underground’ economyThe Private Sector Commission (PSC) took issue with a recent statement from Finance Minister Winston Jordan, implicating unnamed members in an “underground economy”. But the Minister has no inclination to provide the requested evidence of this.When asked if he would be acceding to the request, Jordan on Friday indicated that he saw no reason for them to ask him for this evidence. He did qualify his earlier statement, noting that he never intended it to mean everyone in the Private Sector.Finance Minister Winston Jordan“I don’t see any reason why they’re asking me for empirical evidence. I don’t know whether it’s a ploy. I’ve made my contention, they’ve made theirs. I didn’t say every Private Sector person, business or wealth was derived from… I said, if you go back and check my speech, you’ll see what I said.”Recently, in a response to an editorial done by one of the leading dailies that waded into Minister Jordan’s handling of the financial sector, Jordan had retorted, inter alia, “you must have forgotten, conveniently, the deformed and broken economy that our Government inherited in 2015. Lest we forget, too, that economy thrived on rampant drug trafficking, money laundering, and a banking sector in which a few institutions recklessly lent funds for private white elephant projects.”The PSC subsequently said it had taken note of the recent statement by Jordan on the impact of the proceeds of drugs on the economy and in an effort to understand the “empirical evidence” relied upon by the Minister, the Commission said it has sought to obtain a briefing by him and, to this end, has dispatched a letter to the Minister.In the letter that was made public to the media, the PSC said it would be “grateful to be briefed by you on the assertions made that the economy pre May 2015 was heavily based on proceeds of the drug trade and that the current economy post May 2015 is no longer affected by such proceeds.”Moreover, the Commission said “as businesses it is important for us to understand the underlying structure of the economy and the various elements that contribute or inhibit its growth.”Outlining that it was awaiting a response, the PSC in its letter to the subject Minister posited that “we look forward to such a brief so that we could better understand the empirical evidence supporting your assertions.”Jordan, since his Government came to power in 2015, has made several accusations that the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Administration before him was able to reflect growth in the economy because it proliferated the trade of drugs.This contention has never been supported by evidence from the Minister and the few cases put together by the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) were not only aimed at former Government officials rather than money launderers, they fell through for lack of evidence.In an interview in 2016, the Finance Minister also attributed the reduction in consumer spending to a decrease in illegal activities, including narco-trafficking, which he said had created a parallel economy.last_img read more

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Local children helping break world record

first_img [asset|aid=830|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=709b602e319131b8caef7d0f34f81814-christine bourgeois 1_1_Pub.mp3] To pre-register call Christine at 250-785-2110. Fort St. John is getting a chance to be a part of the Guinness Book of World Records history. The city, along with the rest of Canada, will try to break the record of most children reading with an adult. Robert Ogilvie Principal Lucy Gibson says five Robert Munsch books were chosen for the event.- Advertisement – [asset|aid=829|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=709b602e319131b8caef7d0f34f81814-lucy gibson_1_Pub.mp3] The Fort St. John Literacy Society is also taking part.Christine Bourgeois is helping plan the event.She’s asking anyone who is interested to pre-register.Advertisementlast_img

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HARPS CONTINUE COUNTDOWN TO NEW SEASON WITH EXCITING FIXTURE

first_imgFinn Harps continue the countdown to the new season when they take on the Northern Ireland Junior International Squad in the latest pre-season friendly fixture for James Gallagher’s side. The match, which takes place tomorrow evening (kick-off 7.45pm), will be one of the last chances that the Harps Manager has to experiment with his squad ahead of the season opener against Cork City next month.Admission to the game is €5 for adults while kids go free. EndsHARPS CONTINUE COUNTDOWN TO NEW SEASON WITH EXCITING FIXTURE was last modified: February 22nd, 2011 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)last_img read more

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OATFIELD’S: LORRY LOADS UP EQUIPMENT FOR JOURNEY TO ENGLAND

first_imgA LORRY was loaded up today at the Oatfield’s sweet factory in Letterkenny with the final pieces of equipment for use at the Zed Candy operation in England.A huge crane lifted tonnes of equipment onto the lorry earlier today.It is being taken by ferry to England tonight and will be installed at the Kettering plant where Oatfield’s famous brand sweets will now be produced. Zed Candy are firing their last remaining workers – 15 of them – next week. They will get just two weeks wages for every year worked.It brings to an end 85 years of sweet manufacturing in Letterkenny.All the famous brands developed by the McKinney family over several generations will now be made in England.Others will be made in China. “It’s a very sad sight,” said one factory worker today, “it hasn’t sunk in yet that it’s closing but watching more equipment being taken today and it is becoming very real.”Earlier this week Zed Candy announced the creation of new jobs in Kettering.The site of the Donegal factory, owned by Donegal Creameries, is being sold to turn it into a supermarket.Once that happens, the only evidence of almost a century of history in the town will be the nearby Oatfield roundabout.  OATFIELD’S: LORRY LOADS UP EQUIPMENT FOR JOURNEY TO ENGLAND was last modified: May 11th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:donegaldaily.comletterkennyOATFIELD’S: LORRY LOADS UP EQUIPMENT FOR JOURNEY TO ENGLANDlast_img read more

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UCLA — Drew honors grandfather on uniform

first_img Jones was a central figure in teaching his grandson about teamwork and to remain humble. He encouraged him in football and to take ballet lessons to aid his balance. Drew said he was told his grandfather suffered a mild heart attack, but paramedics couldn’t revive him. Drew left the Rose Bowl field midway through the fourth quarter. Tailback Adrian Peterson was suspended from practice Monday and Tuesday for missing too many classes, according to The Oklahoman. He is expected to play Saturday, but it was unclear whether he would start. Peterson, a Heisman Trophy candidate, ran for 220 yards and three touchdowns in last week’s win against Tulsa. “It’d be nice if that suspension was for a week, but it’s not,” UCLA coach Karl Dorrell said with a smile. “He’s going to play, and he’s going to get his 30 touches, one way or another.” Odds and ends Quarterback Ben Olson (broken hand) threw in practice, but still experienced soreness when throwing intermediate and long passes. His status for Saturday is uncertain. … Receiver Marcus Everett (shoulder) practiced and is expected to play. … Linebacker Wesley Walker (knee) practiced and could play in a backup role. … Plenty of tickets remain for the contest. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Junior tailback Maurice Drew, UCLA’s leading rusher, will honor his late grandfather by adding his last name to the back of his jersey for the rest of his collegiate career. His grandfather, Maurice Jones, died after suffering a heart attack in the stands during the second half of the win against Rice. When the Bruins face No. 21 Oklahoma at the Rose Bowl on Saturday, the back of his No. 21 jersey will read Jones-Drew. “I lived with him for more than half my life, so he was kind of like my dad,” Drew said. “My mom had to travel an hour to work every day, so she couldn’t take me to school. I stayed with him, so he took me to school every day. He taught me a lot of things.” center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 “It’s tough, but he kind of prepared me beforehand a little bit by giving me little hints. He knew it was coming,” Drew said. “Just knowing that he died at a place like the Rose Bowl, where he loved to watch me play, and he was having fun while he was there. “The doctor told me he didn’t feel anything when it happened, so it makes it that much easier for me to work through it.” In the final game that Jones witnessed, Drew electrified the crowd with a 66-yard punt return for a touchdown. He also scored on a 4-yard run. Drew said he doesn’t think it will be emotionally challenging facing the Sooners at the Rose Bowl on Saturday. “The only thing that kind of gets my mind off of it is football,” Drew said. “I don’t want that to sound rude, but I know he would have wanted me to play football. That’s why I came here.” Peterson sits last_img read more

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Hughes: Dismissals have cost QPR

first_imgManager Mark Hughes says the dismissals of Joey Barton and Djibrl Cisse in QPR’s recent home matches have cost them six points, but Rangers must stay positive ahead of Saturday’s crucial game against Blackburn. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

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Change of opponent for Theophane

first_imgKilburn’s Ashley Theophane will defend his British light-welterweight crown against Darren Hamilton on Saturday after Steve Williams pulled out of his scheduled title challenge.Hamilton has stepped in to face Theophane at the Aintree Equestrian Centre in Liverpool following Williams’ withdrawal with a chest infection.The fight will be on the undercard of the British heavyweight clash between David Price and Sam Sexton.It will be Theophane’s third defence of the belt he took from Lenny Daws last year, meaning a victory would see him keep the coveted Lonsdale belt outright and remain on course for a possible world title shot.It will be his first fight since he recovered from a torrid start to overcome Ben Murphy with an 11th-round stoppage in December.Bristolian Hamilton, 33, has won 11 of his 13 professional contests – three by knockout.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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End of the Neanderthal Myth?

first_imgA grim Neanderthal face stares out from the cover of the October 2008 National Geographic Magazine.  Coinciding with the cover story is a TV special, Neanderthal Code, about the Neanderthal genome.  Both are replete with artwork from the magazine’s army of illustrators charged with putting flesh on bones and bringing lost prehistories to life.  The magazine’s cover title emphasizes a certain word: “The Other Humans: Neanderthals Revealed.”  That word other is the center of a long-standing belief that appears to have collapsed.  Were they really distinct from modern humans?  What do we mean by “other”?    Conjectures and cave stories about Neanderthals have been legion.  The conventional wisdom for over a century (though less so recently) has been that Neanderthals were stocky, brutish and intellectually inferior beings who were supplanted by the leaner, smarter modern humans moving into their space.  Neanderthals had brawn; moderns had brain.  Who hasn’t seen artwork of fur-clad grunter-hunters chasing after mammoths in the ice age?  Though National Geographic entertained some of the latest controversies about Neanderthals, they chose a bad time to label them as “other.”  A commentary in PNAS today has essentially removed the last argument for calling them different.1  The title is right to the point: “Separating ‘us’ from ‘them’: Neanderthal and modern human behavior.”    Pat Shipman (anthropologist, Penn State) began her commentary with a tone of remorse, as if ready to confess to a kind of paleontological racism:Neanderthals have always been treated like the poor relation in the human family.  From the recognition of the first partial skeleton from Feldhofer, Germany, in 1856, Neanderthals made scientists uneasy.  Initially they were viewed as too physically apelike to fit into Homo sapiens and too brutishly primitive to have been capable of modern human behavior.  Now, new information on Neanderthal adaptations has come from Gibraltar, an island where an adult Neanderthal cranium and pieces of a Neanderthal child’s skull were found previously.  As reported in this issue of PNAS, evidence from Vanguard and Gorham’s caves indicates that Neanderthals used unexpectedly modern and complex subsistence strategies.Most anthropologists had already brought Neanderthals well within the human circle 10/25/2007).  Erik Trinkaus, for instance, believes that Neanderthals and modern humans interbred (08/02/2007).  Most accepted them as good hunters, dexterous, social, artistic and successful in just about every way – no “poor relation” to modern humans.  It has been known for a long time that their skull capacity was, on average, larger than ours.  Still, many anthropologists just couldn’t give up the notion that they were – well, maybe not stupid, but – not as sophisticated as moderns in terms of social behaviors, creativity, and living strategies.    Shipman challenged that last argument for classifying Neanderthals as “other.”  Evidence from the Gibraltar caves shows that they possessed all four complex behaviors thought characteristic of modern humans: (1) broad use of land resources, (2) sea fishing and hunting, (3) use of small scale resources, and (4) scheduling resource use by the seasons.  This revelation came with some emotion.  “That modern human subsistence behaviors would show up among archaic humans like Neanderthals, even as late as ~28,000 B.P.,” she remarked, “is startling.”  What does it mean?    Basically, it means the anthropologists have been wrong about our brethren all along.  It undermines the notion that Neanderthals were the losers in competition with more modern, more sophisticated Homo sapiens sapiens.  Notice her last question:Paleoanthropologists currently debate whether any set of attributes of material culture can distinguish between modern and archaic human behavior.  In particular, McBrearty and Brooks challenge the paradigm that there was an abrupt “human revolution” ~40,000 years ago in Europe that marked the invasion of modern humans and the onset of modern behavior (but see ref. 16 for another view).  In Gibraltar, Neanderthals and modern humans apparently shared similar or identical “modern” subsistence practices at ~28,000, yet Neanderthals were clearly outside of the range of morphological and genetic variability of modern humans.2  If behavior did not separate “us” (modern humans) from “them” (Neanderthals), what did?In addition, she asked, if Neanderthals and modern humans lived and worked side by side at Gibraltar with the same subsistence strategies, why did they go extinct?  Shipman ended by saying, “Answers to these questions are likely to be elusive.”  Her only hope was that “more research into carefully chosen, meticulously excavated, and thoughtfully analyzed sites may be one way to begin to find them.”1.  Pat Shipman, “Separating ‘us’ from ‘them’: Neanderthal and modern human behavior,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, published September 22, 2008, doi:10.1073/pnas.0807931105.2.  This claim needs to be understood in context.  For one thing, if Neanderthals were indeed capable of interbreeding with modern humans, they were fully human.  Also, the NG article quotes Ed Green commenting on the Neanderthal genome, “We know that the human and chimpanzee sequences are 98.7 percent the same,3 and Neanderthals are much closer to us than chimps, so the reality is that for most of the sequence, there’s no difference between Neanderthals and [modern] humans.”  The differences amount to half a percent – but even then, how representative are our samples of Neanderthal DNA?  How well do we know the genetic diversity among the entire Neanderthal population?  Statistical claims like these are bound to be overturned by more data.3.  It is unfortunate that NG did not challenge Green’s reiteration of the false yet often-assumed statistic that only 1.3% separates human and chimpanzee DNA (see 06/29/2007, CMI #1 and CMI #2).The answers aren’t elusive at all.  It’s only evolutionary blinders that obscure the obvious to those who refuse to see.  Creationists aren’t surprised.  They feel vindicated    The whole human evolution story is a farce.  Think about this, for starters: now that we know Neanderthals were the mental equivalents of modern humans, evolutionists would have us believe that these people lived among and hunted all the big mammals for over 100,000 years – ten times all recorded human history – and in all that time never learned to ride a horse (11/09/2007, 08/16/2008) or plant a farm or build a city.  Is that even remotely credible?  Even when “modern humans” showed up 30,000 years ago it supposedly took them 22,000 years to figure it out.  Does that match anything you know about our curious, inventive species?  In the Darwin paleofantasyland scenario (02/22/2008), some lucky mutation must have just switched on abstract language (02/21/2008), architecture and agriculture out of nowhere (02/22/2008), because archaeology shows these abilities full blown from the start.  Who can believe the evolutionary tales any longer?  Look how goofy they can get (see 05/29/2008, 05/02/2008, 10/28/2007).    The next day after Shipman’s commentary, National Geographic News tried to do damage control.  Their article repeated the same fictional plot line, this time with feeling: “Neanderthals and modern humans are distinct species that split from a common ancestor several hundred thousand years ago.”  This was followed by “Test your Neanderthal knowledge with our online quiz,” which being interpreted, means, “Let’s make sure your indoctrination level is safe before we reveal the next admission.”  This was followed by an astonishing backtrack:Why modern humans thrived and Neanderthals ultimately failed has long been a topic of scientific intrigue, and previous research had suggested that the ability to exploit marine resources was one of the defining characteristics for the success of modern humans.    But the new research may eliminate sophisticated foraging skills from the list of potential advantages unique to humans.    “I don’t think that the success of one or the other had to do with subsistence, with the way they hunted or fed,” Finlayson said.    “There may be other factors coming into this, or it may just have been a question of luck.”Emphasize that word intrigue (def: “to accomplish or force by crafty plotting or underhand machinations”).  Pay attention: this quote is a complete admission of ignorance.  “It could be this factor, it could be that factor, it could be Lady Luck”  (cf. 03/18/2008).  What kind of scientific explanation is that?  Attributing events to chance is no better than appealing to the Stuff Happens Law (see 09/15/2008 commentary).  A cartoon on EvidentCreation (2nd cartoon) illustrates the principle.  Ignorance is not science, even if you use the methods of science to explore the extent of your ignorance.  What does the word science mean?  Knowledge.  The know-nothings (02/22/2008) have no claim on science, white lab coats notwithstanding (cf. 05/06/2008).  The Darwin diviners (07/26/2008 commentary) only surpass the Babylonians in the sophistication of their ignorance.    The BBC News tried to rescue a bad situation in their report with a quote from Chris Stringer [Natural History Museum, London]: “So there still is an element of superiority,” [Where!?]  “but it is a much more finely balanced one now” [What!?]  “This is yet another difference that had been proposed between Neanderthals and moderns which now disappears.”  That’s falsification, folks!  Where is that finely-balanced superiority they just talked about?  It just disappeared, along with their credibility.  Again, no remorse, and no repentance for their entrenched fossil racism.    Live Science quoted Clive Finlayson of the Gibraltar Museum as a spoiler: “Deep down there is this idea that modern humans are cognitively superior and therefore able to outcompete Neanderthals.  I suppose we’ve thrown a bit of a spanner in the works by showing that Neanderthals were doing exactly the same thing.”  Of course, he wasn’t surprised, he said.  He’s been arguing for many years that Neanderthals “were as intelligent as modern humans with similar behaviors.”  OK, so how exactly are the Darwinians supposed to run that flag up the pole?  Big help he is.  This is the same guy who told NG the modern humans won out by chance – not by natural selection.  This abandons any grounds for making human evolution a theory based on laws of nature; it reduces to the Stuff Happens Law.    The rest of National Geographic’s too-little-too-late article resorts to the usual evolutionist misdirection tactic of handing out promissory notes for evolutionary futureware:To resolve the issue, Marean recommends a systematic comparison of Neanderthal and human seafood collection at sites with similar availability.    “Were Neanderthals [exploiting seafood] like we expect they would if they were modern?  And if they weren’t, then the question is: Why?” he said.    “We could be getting into something interesting there, for sure.”Veddyyy inteddesting, yah, foor shoor.  Do you get angry at admissions like this?  You should.  Think how much damage has been done by the Neanderthal myth.  For over a century, school children have been indoctrinated into a vision that Neanderthals were some kind of pre-modern, human-but-not-quite product of evolution that the superior moderns (like us and the Europeans) knocked out of the race.  Countless posters, artist reconstructions, museum dummies and TV specials have told and re-told this myth for decades.  National Geographic Magazine has been one of the worst repeat offenders.  Where is their shame?  Any sign of remorse?  None whatsoever.  They still portray their organization as a beacon of scientific knowledge, leading us into a glorious future of understanding our origins.    Neanderthal Man was one of the last in the famous parade of hominids leading to the ultimate product, us.  The iconic evolutionary march of progress to Thoroughly Modern Man (and Millie) has been the subject of countless cartoons.  But it’s not funny.  This has been bad science.  It has been perpetrated with an agenda to make evolutionary philosophy appear scientific.  Now, after all that propaganda, they ask, if behavior did not separate “us” from “them,” what did?  The answer is obvious.  Nothing!    Imagine the myths that could have been spun with the bones of living humans from differing parts of the world.  Put a Watusi skeleton next to an Eskimo in the Museum of Man, and just imagine the yarns you could spin.  That is basically what has happened here.  Extreme members of the same species have been put side by side, and a fictional fable has been foisted on the unsuspecting for over a century.  Long ago it was noted that you could give a shave and a suit to a Neanderthal Man, have him walk down a New York sidewalk, and nobody would notice, even without the shave.    It’s not science that led culture down this primrose path.  It was the Darwinians – those usurping materialists who have a psychological need to force every bit of evidence into a moyboy (09/16/2005) scheme of progress from particles to people via mindless, undirected, purposeless natural processes of evolution.  They are a blight on science.  Real scientists, who find cures for disease and peer into the workings of the cell, and explore space and seek to understand the laws of physics and chemistry that bring us technological advances – God bless them all – owe nothing to these pretenders.  Like parasites, the Darwinians sap the resources of their host and use it for their own advantage.  And did you notice?  These are the same people who most vehemently breathe fire against the scientists who actually have the resources to explain the origin of life and human history (the creationists).    Let this fact melt into the folds of your cerebrum: the Darwinians were wrong again for 150 years! – just like they have been wrong about the origin of life, the fossil record, and the genetic code.  What major discovery did not hit them like a complete surprise? (the DNA code, the complexity of the cell, Mendel’s laws, the Cambrian explosion, living fossils, “convergent evolution” everywhere, to name a few examples).  What prediction did they make that has not been falsified? (e.g., molecular phylogeny, ease of self-assembly of molecules into a cell, unlimited genetic variation, evolution of the horse, life on Mars, and much more – read the back issues).  Their scientific theory is all vaporware and futureware.  Their scientific method is just-so storytelling (02/22/2008).  Their list of scientific accomplishments is a list of failures and deflated hype – a growing midden of discarded ideas, piling up and stinking to high heaven.  Their scientific legacy is a ghastly record of intolerance, arrogance, destructive doctrines and crimes against humanity.  How can real scientists stand being associated with these incorrigible miscreants?  (miscreant, n., adj.: depraved, behaving badly, scoundrel, reprobate.)  What have they done for you lately, you true scientists out there?  They are destroying your good reputation.    Take Darwin and evolution and the Victorian myth of progress out of the 19th century, and what might have happened?  Creationists would have looked at the robust skeletons dug up from the field of Christian hymnwriter Joachim Neander (see 10/26/2001), and interpreted them as fully human without a blink.  Creationist historians would have fit them into Biblical history after Babel, looking into the Table of Nations for clues.  Creationist geneticists would have recognized the propensity for exaggeration of features with inbreeding of family groups.  Creationist anatomists (like Jack Cuozzo) would theorize that the skeletons represented long-lived humans, just like the Bible said existed around the time of the Flood.  Creationist geologists would have not been misled by myths about humans evolving from apes over millions of years, and so would have felt no pressure to fit these humans into a long, stretched-out timeline.  Creationist anthropologists would not have called it “startling” to find them using the same hunting and subsistence strategies as other tribes at Gibraltar.  Who would have been more correct?  Who would have felt more comfortable with the evidence?  The fate of the evolutionist is to be constantly startled by facts that don’t fit their plot line.    Stop calling our ancient dead forebears Neanderthals – they were people.  Stop the “us” vs “them” racist rhetoric; they were our brothers.  This final collapse of the evolutionary Neanderthal Myth should arouse a call for accountability.  Americans are all up in arms right now about high-profile managers of money funds who mismanaged affairs terribly, causing major economic catastrophes, yet profited by their misdeeds to the tune of tens of millions of dollars in salaries and pensions.  The evolutionists should pay for what they have done.  It’s time to defrock them of their white lab coats, charge them with impersonating a scientist (09/30/2007) and send them packing.  Don’t let them say that science is marching on and correcting itself.  This was a painful, totally unnecessary, 150-year detour.  Don’t let them say more research will figure it out.  They cannot be trusted any more.  Don’t let them say this is just how science works.  Science is supposed to be a search for the truth.  Don’t let them say this was just an academic correction.  It seduced the minds of millions of school children.  It destroyed people’s faith.  It was all lies, lies, lies!  Citizens who love science should get really angry right about now.    Channel that righteous anger into constructive action – like cleaning house at the Science Academy.  One effective method is to cut off the flow of money for evolutionary research and other oxymorons.(Visited 122 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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