12 Jan

MacLean Flyers edged by Peace River 5-4

first_imgThe Fort St. John Ross H. MacLean Flyers were on the ice last night for a rare Thursday night game in Peace River against the Colts. It was a close game on the scoreboard as the Flyers dropped the game by a score of 5-4.The peewee squad fell behind in the opening 20 minutes as they trailed 2-0 but they closed the gap to 2-1. Peace River restored their two goal lead at 3-1 before the frame came to a close.Despite the deficit the Flyers kept playing hard and wound up tying the game before the second period was five minutes old. Peace River took the lead again with 2:17 left, however Fort St. John again tied the game with just 23 seconds remaining.- Advertisement -In the third period Peace River netted the game winning goal late with 4:28 left in regulation.Scoring for the Flyers were Tyler Musgrove (2), Brandon Modde, and Zachary Peters.last_img read more

30 Dec

‘It’s important to get behind Rodgers now and stop being moronic!’ – Liverpool fans react to victory over Aston Villa

first_img1 Liverpool, and Daniel Sturridge in particular, may have just bought Brendan Rodgers some more time in the Liverpool hotseat after an invaluable win at home to Aston Villa.The England striker, playing in only his second game in six months, scored twice following James Milner’s opener after only one minute.Rudy Gestede twice pulled goals back but the Reds managed to hang on for a vital three points.So did the players show ‘great character’? See the best reaction from Liverpool fans on social media below …  Brendan Rodgers center_img //storify.com/talksport/it-s-important-to-get-behind-rodgers-now-and-stop-.js?border=false[View the story “‘It’s important to get behind Rodgers now and stop being moronic!’ – Liverpool fans react to victory over Aston Villa” on Storify]last_img read more

29 Dec

DDTV: APOLLO 6 SONG SCOOPS BEO NATIONAL TITLE

first_imgHalloweve saw the final of the first Comórtas BEO do Amhran Nua Chumatha.Ten acts gathered in the Malton Hotel where they were hosted at the annual Scléip na Hoige. Each act had to perform their origal song as Gaeilge and make a 2 min presentation to judges Cian Mac Cathraigh radio na Life, Traic O Breannain Radio Rí Rá agus Colaiste na bFhiann and Ronan Mac Aodha Bhuí Radio na Gaeltachta.Competition on the night was tight with Fear na Tí commenting “Buíochas le Dia I don’t have to choose” Winners Apollo 6 were announced at 10 10 and preformed their winning song for the second time, Eurovision style.Many of those attending from Scléip na nóg were delighted with the judges choice.Apollo 6’s original song will now feature on the Radio Rí Rá Cd which will be distributed nationally for Seachtain na Gaeilge.BEO were delighted with the success of their first National Competition inviting Teens to write an original song in Irish. BEO would like to thnk Scléip na nOige for hosting the event and Foras na Gaeilge, Údaras na Gaeltachta, Donegal ETB and Donegal for their continued support and making such events possible.DDTV: APOLLO 6 SONG SCOOPS BEO NATIONAL TITLE was last modified: November 7th, 2013 by John2Share 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:Apollo 6BeocompetitionDDTVMUSICwinnerslast_img read more

28 Dec

GAA STAR HELPS DMG MOTORS LAUNCH THEIR CAR FOR DONEGAL INTERNATIONAL RALLY

first_imgDonegal GAA star Ryan McHugh helped DMG launch their SEAT LEON FR that will be used during the forthcoming Donegal International Rally 2015.The excitement is building towards next weekend’s Joule Donegal International Rally and a MASSIVE crowd is expected to descend on Donegal over the course of the weekend. Earlier today, DMG Motors unveiled their SEAT Leon FR Rally Car which will feature as a 00 Safety Car in the rally which will also be driven by Brand Manager Stephen McCaul.DMG’s SEAT Brand Ambassador and Donegal star Ryan McHugh also called in to have a go and to launch the SEAT 152 0% Finance Campaign which started earlier this month. GAA STAR HELPS DMG MOTORS LAUNCH THEIR CAR FOR DONEGAL INTERNATIONAL RALLY was last modified: June 10th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:BusinessDMG MOTORSdonegalFeaturesnewsRyan McHughlast_img read more

28 Dec

LAST SHOUT GOES OUT FOR DONEGAL MOUNTAIN RESCUE RECRUITS

first_imgThe Donegal Mountain Rescue Team is recruiting again in an ongoing drive to replenish and grow the Team.Last February the Team recruited nine new trainee Responders who will go through a personal assessment later this year.Team PRO Joseph Brennan explains; “That programme is going very well. Of the nine selected eight are still on board and they are proving to be excellent candidates for mountain rescue missions.“The Team has not really had any significant intake over the last five or six years and a lot of people for work, personal and even health reasons have dropped away. Mountain Rescue is voluntary and as is the nature of voluntary organizations everywhere in society there are ebbs and flows of personnel. “Thus we felt that with all the systems in place at the moment for training the current batch of new Responders it would be prudent to continue those efforts going forward into 2016.”The public image of Donegal Mountain Rescue Team has increased dramatically in recent years with their involvement in many high profile search and rescue missions throughout the county and indeed further afield when required.Last weekend a three man unit and a jeep were tasked to an escalated search in the Twelve Bens area of Connemara where an injured man had spent a night on the mountain and fears were great for his survival. Weather conditions were atrocious. Luckily he was found and stretchered off safely the following afternoon in a mission involving over thirty personnel from Teams as far afield as Donegal, Kerry and Wicklow together with the West coast teams.DMRT are on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year as a voluntary emergency response team, each as he / she is available within all the other constraints of work and home-life, providing search and rescue in extreme terrain and mountain conditions throughout the entire county, and indeed along our many coastal walks. The goal is to locate, stabilize and extract individuals in distress. That can mean a hiker on the side of a mountain, a missing child or person in an urban area, an emergency situation that demands medical attention, or just someone stranded in the snow. Mountain rescue is a rich cauldron of activities encompassing specialised training, rescue missions, fundraising, mundane committee duties and even the odd TV appearance for rescue programmes or walking documentaries.Joseph explains; “More than anything else, it is deeply rewarding when the mission is over and the casualty is safely recovered and reunited with his or her friends and family. On those occasions the ensuing smiles and tears are what make it all so very worthwhile to be an Active Responder with Donegal Mountain Rescue Team”.Looking forward to 2016 he said the Team “find themselves in a good place” having had all of their kit replaced and calibrated over the past twelve months and a new batch of recruits well through their training programme.The Donegal Mountain Rescue training programme covers four core areas namely, mountain operations, search and rescue operations, casualty care, and operations co-ordination.There still is a need for more members to cope with the ongoing increase in the number of callouts and current gaps in team member dispersal. They are seeking enthusiastic individuals interested in working as part of the team to achieve high standards of casualty care in Donegal’s mountains. At the moment there is a particular dearth of female members. Ideal candidates will have a strong interest in mountaineering activities; a high level of commitment; be reasonably fit; possess some hill walking/climbing experience; have some navigation and hill skills; as well as a commitment to participating in regular team training and callouts.Recruitment to the voluntary emergency response team is open to people over 18 years of age, male and female, living within one hour of the county’s mountainous areas. For an application pack please send an e-mail to secretary@donegalmrt.ie .NB: Jump NOW and send that email! The closing date for receipt of applications is Wednesday, September 30.See us on facebook www.facebook.com/DonegalMRT . LAST SHOUT GOES OUT FOR DONEGAL MOUNTAIN RESCUE RECRUITS was last modified: September 28th, 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:donegal mountain rescue teamnew recruitslast_img read more

25 Dec

GLENTIES WINDFARM GROUP LAUNCH WEBSITE TO TELL THEIR STORY

first_imgIn response to increased interest and a large number of requests from persons concerned at the targeting of Glenties for industrial windfarm development, the Glenties Windfarm Information Group have launched a website www.gwig.net.The site initially contains information and details regarding the proposed windfarm at Straboy which proposes siting 25 turbines, each in excess of 325 feet tall, just 1.5km from the town.A spokesperson for the group advised that the website was established arising from “the urgent and increasing concern of local people who would have views of the turbines and who would be immediately affected by them in the Glenties, Fintown, Doochary, Maas and Lettermacaward areas.” The group say they were asked, on numerous occasions, where can we get details and how can we prevent this area from becoming an industrial zone littered with turbines.”Contrary to local and national guidelines, the Dublin and Louth, owned and directed, Straboy Wind Energy Ltd have not engaged in any public consultation with the affected people of Glenties and surrounding areas.The new website provides access to photomontages which demonstrate how Glenties and the surrounding areas would be drastically transformed if the development goes ahead.The planning decision now rests with An Bord Pleanála who will deliberate on the appeals against the planning permission granted by Donegal County Council. This process will include an Oral Hearing which is expected to be held in the Glenties region in the coming weeks; no date has yet been announced.The montages on the new website are those which form part of the planning application to Donegal Co Council (planning ref 11/30127) and are also available to view at the area Planning Office.A total of 20 viewpoints have been submitted showing how the environment of Glenties – Maas – Leitir – Doochary and Fintown would be changed in a way that is unprecedented and unimaginable.A number of these montages can be viewed currently on www.gwig.net and others will be uploaded shortly. Some of these montages are also on display in various business premises in Glenties.The positive response from the Glenties business community to our information campaign reflects the growing awareness of the threat that this proposal poses to tourism and other interests of the town. Further concerns relate to the negative impact the development will have on the attractiveness of the area for local families to live and rear their children and the knock on effect this may have on property and business values in the town. The proximity of the proposed development site to local amenities, including the Comprehensive School, is also a growing concern among local parents.The Glenties group continue to appeal for funding to assist with the cost of legal advice and expertise for the forthcoming oral hearing. The date of the hearing is not as yet publicised by An Bord Pleanála but is expected to be within the next few weeks. Donations can be made directly to group members or to:Account Name: Glenties Windfarm Information GroupBank Address Bank of Ireland, Main Street, Glenties Account No: 97730412 Sort Code 90-48-94GLENTIES WINDFARM GROUP LAUNCH WEBSITE TO TELL THEIR STORY was last modified: August 14th, 2012 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:GLENTIES WINDFARM INFORMATION GROUPWEBSITElast_img read more

25 Dec

Cities seek fast fix for bridge

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PICO RIVERA – Standing on the edge of the fire-destroyed Beverly Boulevard bridge Monday, the mayors of Montebello and Pico Rivera came together to talk about cheaper and quicker ways of reopening traffic through the area.In addition, Pico Rivera Mayor David Armenta announced authorities have arrested a homeless man believed to have touched off the fire Nov. 1 that decimated the bridge and triggered traffic nightmares for commuters traveling east and west through Pico Rivera and Montebello.Felony charges were filed Monday with the District Attorney’s Office against 28-year-old Nelson Gastellum. Gastellum was arrested Friday on suspicion of starting the fire, said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Lt. Michael Rothans of the Pico Rivera Station.Gastellum told deputies he started the fire while trying to keep warm and the blaze sparked out of control, Rothans said.Armenta said the two cities, which share ownership of the bridge, face three options: building a temporary bridge, constructing just one lane on the span, or building a brand new bridge.“This (bridge closing) is a crisis for Pico Rivera and Montebello because Beverly Boulevard serves as a lifeline for residents, students and businesses and affects areas for miles around,” Armenta said.“The question is what to do about it. Either way, it’s going to be many months before it’s in use.”Building a temporary bridge would cost $800,000 to $1 million. Building just one lane of the bridge would cost $500,000 to $600,000.Rebuilding the entire bridge would cost $10.7 million, officials have said.All three choices would take months to complete and demand money neither city can afford, Armenta said.Montebello Mayor Bill Molinari said he is seeking the help of the U.S. military.“I’ve instructed staff to ask the military – the Army – if they have any equipment available that can help us erect something quickly,” he said.“They have those pre-made bridges that just need to be assembled. If they can fix the Santa Monica Freeway in three weeks, like they did after the (Northrdige) earthquake, we should be able to get something up quickly.”City councils from the two cities will hold a joint meeting at 5 p.m. Wednesday at Pico Rivera City Hall. Officials from the county are expected to brief local officials on the costs and logistics of the available alternatives, Armenta said.Since the fire destroyed the Pico Rivera end of the bridge over the Rio Hondo flood-control channel last week, county and city officials have been scrambling to lessen the headaches for commuters, as well as the economic fallout from losing one of three main thoroughfares through Pico Rivera and Montebello.Nearby road construction on Whittier Boulevard in Montebello and on the Rosemead Boulevard bridge in Pico Rivera has added to the traffic congestion. pam.wight@sgvn.com(562) 698-0955, Ext. 3029last_img read more

25 Dec

I-5 arrest nets haul of drugs

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Moses, who was carrying an identification card as a member of the Oakland Cannabis Buyer’s Cooperative, was arrested on suspicion of transportation of drugs for sale; he was booked into Men’s Central Jail in downtown Los Angeles, Hahn said. Carol Rock, (661) 257-5252 carol.rock@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! CASTAIC – A speeding motorist stopped Monday in Castaic was arrested after California Highway Patrol officers found a wide range of drugs in his Jeep, a CHP officer said. Mark Moses, 37, was traveling 84 mph when he was stopped for speeding, CHP Officer Wendy Hahn said. He was en route home to San Francisco when he was stopped on the northbound Golden State Freeway just north of Hasley Canyon Road. The officer detected a strong odor of marijuana emanating from Moses’ 1998 Jeep Cherokee and searched the vehicle, Hahn said. Officers seized 18.8 ounces of marijuana and 5.4 ounces of hashish, as well as 250 tablets of Viagra, which treats impotency in men; 1,000 tablets of Diazepam (a generic form of the tranquilizer Valium) and 1,000 tablets of an unknown substance, along with drug paraphernalia, Hahn said. last_img read more

21 Dec

Watch out City, Lampard’s Blues are coming to get you

first_imgChelsea have won just one game against Manchester City in their last six attempts and haven’t won at the Etihad since 2016, but the Blues have perhaps never had a better chance of inflicting further misery on the Lancashire side.At a time when Manchester City have dropped six points from the last 18 available, Chelsea are the form team in the competition, having won their last five games.The last time these sides met, City triumphed over Chelsea in the Carabao Cup Final, but since then everything has changed.Frank Lampard has replaced Mauricio Sarri and has overseen an enormous amount of progress in so little time. His emphasis on youth has seen the likes of Tammy Abraham and Fikayo Tomori nail down starting berths and it has proved dividends with the Blues currently sitting in third – ahead of City in fourth. Abraham and new signing Christian Pulisic have been firing on all cylinders for Lampard’s side, with the duo involved in 19 of the 27 goals that Chelsea have scored so far in the 2019/20 Premier League campaign.Meanwhile, City are in a perilous place. Their defeat to Liverpool at the weekend left them languishing nine points behind the Merseyside club with City incurring a number of problems during the game, not least their frailty in defence on show for all to see. The departure of club stalwart Vincent Kompany as well as the injury to Aymeric Laporte has left Pep Guardiola’s side vulnerable at the back. Indeed, City’s centre-back partnership was John Stones and Fernandinho at the weekend – hardly comparable to Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk and Dejan Lovren.In fact, City as a whole have looked scared in recent weeks; Kevin de Bruyne has been a far cry away from his usual enigmatic self whilst the absence of Leroy Sane, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Laporte, Ederson, David Silva, Rodri and Benjamin Mendy has hurt them in their title defence.In other words, Chelsea have what it takes to exploit City’s weakness – a sentence which has hardly been spoken in the past few years. And, with City having scored 35 goals and Chelsea 27 in the season already, this is likely to be an exciting and entertaining fixture, with both teams to score predictions likely to pay out.But, if Lampard goes to the Etihad with no fear – as the Blues have played for the majority of the season so far – then Chelsea can inflate Guardiola’s problems, further establish themselves as a top four side and ensure that Liverpool do not race out of sight. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebookby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksRecommended for youAspireAbove.comRemember Pauley Perrette? Try Not To Smile When You See Her NowAspireAbove.comUndoLifestly.com25 Celebs You Didn’t Realize Are Gay – No. 8 Will Surprise WomenLifestly.comUndoUsed Cars | Search AdsUsed Cars in Tuen Mun Might Be Cheaper Than You ThinkUsed Cars | Search AdsUndoSuper Boost WiFiEveryone In Tuen Mun Is Talking About This High Speed WiFi-BoosterSuper Boost WiFiUndoTopCars15 Ugliest Cars Ever MadeTopCarsUndoHappyTricks.comHer House Always Smells Amazing – Try her Unique Trick!HappyTricks.comUndoFood World Magazine15 Fruits that Burn Fat Like CrazyFood World MagazineUndoDrhealth35 Foods That Should Never Be Placed in the RefrigeratorDrhealthUndolast_img read more

19 Dec

Darwinizing of Religion Continues

first_imgIn an ongoing series for the Year of Darwin in Science magazine,1 Elizabeth Culotta wrote an article with the Darwinesque title, “On the Origin of Religion.”2  The editor’s summary acknowledges that “No consensus yet exists among scientists,” but sought the only answer in Darwinian terms: “in the past 15 years, a growing number of researchers have followed Darwin’s lead and explored the hypothesis that religion springs naturally from the normal workings of the human mind.  This new field, the cognitive science of religion, draws on psychology, anthropology, and neuroscience to understand the mental building blocks of religious thought.”  Building blocks – there’s a suggestive phrase right out of origin-of-life labs.    Culotta began with a Darwin imprimatur.  “To Charles Darwin, the origin of religious belief was no mystery.  ‘As soon as the important faculties of the imagination, wonder, and curiosity, together with some power of reasoning, had become partially developed, man would naturally crave to understand what was passing around him, and would have vaguely speculated on his own existence,’ he wrote in The Descent of Man.”  Culotta acknowledged that “Darwin’s scientific descendants” are not quite so sure,” but we can trust them, because “potential answers are emerging from both the archaeological record and studies of the mind itself.”    Here’s a quick rundown on those potential answers.  Evolutionary sociologists are studying the propensity of humans to infer agents acting when things happen.  Evolutionary archaeologists are looking for clues of symbolic behavior.  Cognitive neuroscientists are looking for parts of the brain that tend toward “purpose-driven beliefs” that might be “a step on the way to religion.”  Evolutionary psychologists investigate “theory of mind” explanations that see people attributing mental states to others and to things.  Evolutionary anthropologists consider the social aspects of sharing beliefs in gods to develop social cohesion.  It’s Darwin’s game from start to finish.    Each discipline seeks to explain their piece of the religion puzzle in adaptationist, progressive terms.  The psychologists, for instance, reason that if people from childhood onward develop a tendency to see the natural world acting in a purposeful way, “It’s a small step to suppose that the design has a designer.”  Stewart Guthrie sees the invisible hand of Darwin in primitive man’s thinking processes.  “Guthrie suggested that natural selection primed this system for false positives, because if the bump in the night is really a burglar—or a lion—you could be in danger, while if it’s just the wind, no harm done.”  The anthropologists find other ways to see religion as adaptive: “By encouraging helpful behavior, religious groups boost the biological survival and reproduction of their members.”    Here, though, Culotta admitted others see such explanations as little more than just-so storytelling.  She quoted Pascal Boyer cautioning, “It is often said that religion encourages or prescribes solidarity within the group, but we need evidence that people actually follow [their religion’s] recommendations.”  Speaking of evidence, which is supposed to elevate science above other forms of explanation, she admitted to large gaps.  For instance, she said there is “a yawning gap between the material evidence of the archaeological record and the theoretical models of psychologists.”  The archaeologists have a hard time inferring beliefs from artifacts, and the psychologists are crying, “we need more evidence.”  What about the cognitive scientists?  They try to get at the roots of innate tendencies vs. learned beliefs, but they are crying for more evidence, too: “I haven’t seen lots of empirical evidence that you can get from there to religious beliefs,” said social psychologist Ara Norenzayan.  Culotta’s last sentence, quoting Norenzayan again, amounted to a promissory note admitting to gaps in evidence: “In the next 10 to 15 years there’s likely to be quite a transformation, with a lot more evidence, to give us a compelling story about how religion arose.”1.  Intro, “On the Origin of Religion,” Science, 6 November 2009: Vol. 326. no. 5954, pp. 784-787, DOI: 10.1126/science.326_7842.  Elizabeth Culotta, “Origins: On the Origin of Religion,” Science, 6 November 2009: Vol. 326. no. 5954, pp. 784-787, DOI: 10.1126/science.326_784.What’s this?  You were told that science was science, and religion was religion, and never the twain shall meet.  What are the Darwinists doing putting your dear pastor, priest or rabbi in the test tube?  Didn’t Stephen Jay Gould promise that science would stay out of religion if religion stayed out of science?  What is this “evolution of religion” talk?    As we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, let us draw some parallels.  East Germany was one of the most tightly controlled ideological regimes in the communist sphere.  The thought police (Stasi) had informers everywhere and kept miles of files on everyone.  It was a crime to think outside the party doctrine.  As with all the communist dictatorships, religion was suppressed, although the regime allowed some puppet churches to operate for propaganda purposes (e.g., when U.S. diplomats visited, so that they could talk about all the religious freedom they witnessed).  What the puppet churches were allowed to say and not say, of course, was monitored and controlled.  Yet history surprised the dictators.  Their regime fell literally overnight, as thousands of freedom-starved East Germans rushed the gates at the first indication of hope, and Gorby refused to send in the tanks, stinging from Reagan’s challenge, “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!”    To communists, everything in the universe must be interpreted in the light of Marxist ideology.  Darwinians are cut from the same cloth; just substitute Darwin for Marx (who admired Darwin).  In fact, in the same issue of Science, the editors allowed Gretchen Vogel to call the fall of the Berlin wall a “mixed blessing” for East German science directors.  Are they feeling nostalgia for the good old days?  After all, Darwinists are dictators themselves with informers and thought police everywhere, looking for the slightest uprising in a classroom or school board that might challenge Dictator Darwin.  The Darwin Stasi (fronted by the ACLU, Americans United, PAW, NCSE) race into action to cut off any hint of the threat of “creationism.”  They court liberal theologians for propaganda purposes, allowing them to practice their faith as long as it is inside the science lab under the control of the white lab coated thought police.  All the pastors, priests and rabbis have to do to keep peace with the Stasi is pledge allegiance to Darwin.  See how tolerant they are?  Their captives, the renegade appeasers in theological garb, are in for a surprise that was expressed well by Brett Miller in this cartoon.    Don’t fall for the Party line.  It should be crystal clear that Culotta’s own imprimatur-blessed propaganda piece is fluff.  How long are suckers going to wait for their promised “compelling story about how religion arose”?  Sounds like the promised utopia that never arrives.  It’s a story, all right.  Where’s the evidence?  How convenient that every discipline is moaning about the need for more evidence.  Folks, without evidence, they do not have science!  Ignore the fMRI blips; they are trading in ideologically-guided speculation.  And they want to tell YOU how you are supposed to think.  Love freedom!  Tear down this wall!    As the Western democracies won by the human tide pouring through the opened gates, the creationists will win when freedom comes.  Jesus Christ said “You will know them by their fruits.”  Where laws have protected free expression of religion, the arts and sciences have flourished.  Where the Bible has been taken by missionaries, poverty and dictatorship has diminished.  And where informed and evidence-supported creation science is permitted, education will flourish, too.  Check the record; compare achievement of 19th century and early 20th century schools, where McGuffy Readers quoting the Bible were stock in trade and classes opened with prayer and science was done to the glory of God, with the awful record of dropouts and school shootings in today’s DODO schools (Darwin-only, Darwin-only).  Look at how home school students, often from Christian homes, are trouncing their politically-correct peers.  It’s the Christian schools that teach evidences for and against Darwinism.  They don’t fear losing their students.  The Darwin-only public schools rightly fear losing their students if the truth about the scientific evidence were allowed.  Forget creationism – the thought police don’t even allow scientific criticisms of Darwin to be heard.  This artificial selection imposed by Darwin-only breeders is producing monstrosities that could not survive in the wild.  You might even say it shows that the creationists are the fittest.    But all this is unnecessary posturing, because the Darwinists have no case.  We know this, because if we applied their very same reasoning to themselves (i.e., the evolution of Darwinizing speculation), their argument would collapse into a recursive black hole.  So while Culotta and her interviewees are swimming around like little Darwin fish scooping up the detritus on the bottom (animism, cult figurines, fMRI scans, etc.), they have not yet realized their ocean is inside the Christian fish.  They are feeding on gifts the Christian fish is bringing them (see 11/05/2009 and 08/13/2007 commentaries).  Like captives pretending to be autonomous, everything they depend on—logic, reason, evidence—is not of their own making.  The Christian fish is the universe of which nature is a subset.  If the Darwin guppies want to repent and help build up the true fish, they can provide nourishment for the truth.  If not, they can keep swimming in circles a little while longer till they get pooped out.(Visited 127 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more