Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Adamson held a slim 22-20 edge when the Golden Tigresses unceremoniously committed three straight errors.Milena Alessandrini had 23 points to lead the Golden Tigresses, who played without star rookie Eya Laure.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Peza offers relief to ecozone firms LATEST STORIES MOST READ Biles electrifies on 1st day of US gymnastics championships DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Lea Ann Perez put up 12 points to lead Adamson while Genesis Trisha, Bernadette Flora, and Eli Soyud all had 10 points apiece.Despite their undefeated run, Adamson head coach Air Padda wants more from her players after they squandered a 14-6 lead in the fourth set.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“When the players get a big lead they become relaxed and complacent and they haven’t found the right mix of playing hard, being focused, and having fun,” said Padda. “They’re like toddlers and they become careless.”UST managed to tie the fourth set at 16, but fortunately for Adamson, the Golden Tigresses were the ones who dug themselves into a hole later in the period. Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. FILE — Adamson Lady Falcons. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAdamson University locked up a spot in the semifinals after stopping University of Santo Tomas in four sets, 25-15, 24-26, 25-23, 25-20, in the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Lady Falcons stretched their undefeated streak to five games while ending the Golden Tigresses’ own run to send them to a 5-1 card.ADVERTISEMENT View comments
“France Retaliates for Ghosn Case?” said a headline in the magazine Aera, which is published by Asahi.The Tokyo Shimbun ran with the strongest headline: “Tokyo Olympics in Shock and Turmoil.”“Impossible. Why now?” the newspaper headline asked, quoting unnamed 2020 Tokyo Olympic officials. The paper said “shock ran through people working on the Tokyo Olympics. With about 500 days to go before the games open, those involved are perplexed and flabbergasted.”The IOC ethics commission was to have met Friday, but the IOC did not say what action it had taken. It could suspend Takeda or ask him to step aside during the investigation. Or do nothing.Three IOC members are now suspended: Sheikh Ahmad of Kuwait, Patrick Hickey of Ireland, and Frankie Fredericks of Namibia. Honorary member Carlos Nuzman of Brazil, who headed the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, is also suspended in a similar vote-buying investigation.The preliminary charge against Takeda announced by the National Financial Prosecutors office was first reported on Friday by French newspaper Le Monde. The preliminary charge means the investigating magistrate has determined there are serious grounds for suspicion. But no decision has been made on prosecution.Le Monde said French authorities suspect the IOC vote for Tokyo in 2013 was swayed by secret deals that secured the backing of IOC members from Africa.Le Monde reported French investigators suspect Takeda of authorizing the payment of $2 million in bribes made on either side of the IOC vote in September 2013 to a Singapore company, Black Tidings.French prosecutors have linked Black Tidings to Papa Massata Diack, one of the sons of Lamine Diack, who presided over the IAAF from 1999 to 2015.Lamine Diack, who had huge influence on African voters in Olympic contests, is under investigation in France on corruption-related charges and allegations that he, his son and others were involved in blackmailing athletes and covering up failed drug tests. The 85-year-old Diack has had to turn in his passport and is not allowed to leave the country. His son is believed to be in Senegal. Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Takeda has scheduled a news conference for Tuesday in Tokyo to address an investigation that has been going on for several years.“The case is causing tremendous concern among the people who are supporting the Tokyo Games,” Takeda said. “But I will continue to cooperate in the investigation in order to clear any suspicion of me.”Two of Japan’s three major newspapers — Mainichi and Asahi — put the story on Saturday’s front page. It was the top story for Mainichi, and Asahi placed the Olympic story just under the ongoing detention of Nissan ex-chairman Carlos Ghosn.In Asahi, next to a photograph of Takeda, a headline read: “French preliminary hearing judge suspects bribery in Olympic bidding.”Ghosn is a Brazilian-born Frenchman, and several papers suggested that France could be getting even for Japan’s treatment of Ghosn.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title In a Japanese Olympic Committee statement on Friday, Takeda denied any wrongdoing.A distant relative of Japan’s royal family — the great grandson of the Meiji Emperor — Takeda could join a growing list of suspended IOC members, and honorary members, who are linked to corruption probes. His case could potentially tarnish the Tokyo Olympics, which open in 18 months.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissBach has called Tokyo’s preparations “the best ever,” though there are concerns about rising costs with the price tag to prepare the games at about $20 billion. That’s three times what Tokyo bidders said it would cost when they were awarded the Olympics.“The Tokyo Olympics Face a Black Cloud,” was Saturday’s headline in the popular daily Nikkan Sports. Despite solid imports, preparation cause of concern for Mighty Sports ahead of Dubai tilt Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Takeda was leading Tokyo’s second straight bid for the Summer Games, after losing in the 2016 Olympics race to Rio de Janeiro. French prosecutors are also investigating Rio officials and IOC members for alleged financial wrongdoing in 2009 linked to Papa Massata Diack.Takeda was an Olympic equestrian athlete in 1972 and 1976 and is the head of the IOC’s marketing commission, which has played a part in lining up billions in sponsorship money from Japanese companies for the Tokyo Olympics.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next FILE – This is a Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013 file photo of Tsunekazu Takeda, President of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic games bid, as he listens to a question from the media during their first international presentation of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games bid in London. France’s financial crimes office says International Olympic Committee member Takeda is being investigated for corruption related to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The National Financial Prosecutors office says Takeda, the president of the Japanese Olympic Committee, was placed under formal investigation for “active corruption” on Dec. 10.(AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)TOKYO — A month ago, Tsunekazu Takeda was warmly applauded by 1,400 Olympic dignitaries as he spoke alongside International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach in Tokyo.A month later, the powerful IOC member and head of the Japanese Olympic Committee is fighting a corruption investigation, suspected by French investigators of authorizing the payment of bribes to help land the 2020 Tokyo Olympics when IOC members voted in 2013.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View comments
A 20-year-old fisherman, of Lot 65 Middle Road, Mc Doom, East Bank Demerara, appeared before Magistrate Faith McGusty at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court on three charges of break and entry.Michael Scott pleaded not guilty to the charges which stated that on Thursday, July 14, 2016, while being in the company of others, he broke into the dwelling of Dante Narine and stole two gold chains valued $160,000, property of Chanice Narine.Michael ScottThe second charge stated that on the same day at the same dwelling, he stole two pairs of sneakers valued $40,000, property of Patrick Deweaver. The third charge stated that on the same day at the same dwelling, he stole US$200, equivalent to $40,000 local currency, belonging to Dante Narine.The unrepresented defendant begged to be placed on bail, which was denied by the Magistrate after the prosecution indicated the seriousness of the crimes committed.Scott will make his next court appearance on October 10, 2016.
The Monrovia Club Breweries Incorporated, producers of Club Beer, have opened a new outlet in Monrovia aimed at promoting feasibility and market penetration.The dedication of the outlet was held on Saturday, October 17 in Sinkor, where personnel of the entity and special guests, including those from the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), graced the occasion.According to General Manager of Club Beer, Dr. C. Nelson Oniyama, the establishment of the outlet in Monrovia is the first of its kind and will provide the Breweries’ customers the opportunity of getting their products quicker to various destinations, including points of sale, especially during holiday celebrations.Dr. Oniyama said that the new outlet is not intended to take business away from distributors or wholesalers, but is rather intended as a means of complementing them to raise knowledge about more locations of obtaining Club Beer at all times and ensuring that the products reach their customers on time.According to him, they have supply channels from distributor to wholesaler and from wholesaler to retailer and promised to continue that partnership, adding that the new outlet will only be restricted to selling ten crates per customer.“This new outlet,’’ he said, “will provide wholesale and retail to customers as well as refreshments.’’ Dr. Oniyama used the occasion to thank Ms. Thelma R. Dennis, Marketing and Customers Relations Manager, for her hard work at the corporation over the years, adding that the opening of the outlet in Sinkor was done through the instrumentality of Ms.Dennis, who saw the need to open such a place.Meanwhile, Dr. Oniyama said that the breweries will soon decentralize the outlet to all 15 Counties of Liberia.‘’We have already established one in Ganta, Buchannan and the one we just dedicated in Montserrado County,’’ he disclosed.For her part, Ms. Thelma R. Dennis, Marketing and Customers Relations Manager, said the company is proudly Liberian owned and as such they will continue to provide the best for their customers.Ms. Dennis indicated that in order for the company to sell their product in communities they need to find a place where customers can easily locate them, adding that customers should always look for the best product on the market “because there are lot of competitors.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The perfect season is over for Duke. Ashley Key hit the go-ahead jumper with 1:19 remaining and No. 24 North Carolina State (23-8) gave top-ranked Duke (30-1) its first loss, a stunning 70-65 defeat in the semifinals of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament Saturday in Greensboro, N.C. No. 11 LSU 63, No. 2 Tennessee 54: Sylvia Fowles scored 19 points for the Lady Tigers (26-6) in a Southeastern Conference tournament semifinal victory over the Lady Vols (28-3) in Duluth, Ga. No. 4 North Carolina 78, No. 6 Maryland 72: LaToya Pringle hit the go-ahead basket with 1:36 left to lead the TarHeels (29-3) past the Terrapins (27-5) in the ACC tournament semifinals. No. 7 Stanford 65, Arizona 55: Candice Wiggins scored 16 points to lead the Cardinal (26-4) into the Pacific-10 Conference tournament semifinals in San Jose. No. 8 George Washington 61, Dayton 45: Jessica Adair scored 14 points for the Colonials (26-2) in the Atlantic10 tournament quarterfinals in Cincinnati. No. 13 Vanderbilt 81, No. 10 Georgia 56: Christina Wirth scored 21 points for the Commodores (26-5) in a victory over the Bulldogs (25-6) to advance to the Southeastern Conference championship. No. 17 Middle Tennessee79, South Alabama 52: Chrissy Givens scored 24points to lead the Blue Raiders (27-3) in the quarterfinals of the Sun Belt Conference tournament in Lafayette, La. No. 20 Louisville 68, St.John’s 54: Angel McCoughtry scored 15 points to lead the Cardinals (25-6) in the Big East tournament in Hartford, Conn. No. 21 Wisconsin-Green Bay 58, Illinois-Chicago 45: Nicole Soulis had 12 points and eight rebounds to lead the visiting Phoenix (25-3, 16-0), who became the first Horizon League team to finish a season unbeaten in conference play since Notre Dame went 16-0 in 1989-90. No. 25 California 63, Oregon 51: Devanei Hampton had 21 points and the Golden Bears (23-7) moved into the Pac-10 tournament semifinals. Southeast Missouri 62, Murray State 60: Lachelle Lyles’ layup with 6.5 seconds left lifted the Redhawks (24-7) to a victory in the championship game of the Ohio Valley Conference women’s basketball tournament in Nashville and a NCAA tournament berth. Chattanooga 84, Western Carolina 66: Alex Anderson scored 30 points for the Lady Mocs (25-7) in North Charleston, S.C., to win their sixth Southern Conference title in seven years and head back to the NCAA Tournament. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
The following events will take place this week at the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. For information, call (661) 259-9444. MONDAY Aerobics class, 8:30-9:30 a.m. in the dining room. Bridge will be played, 9 a.m. in Room A1. Group Crafts, 9 a.m.-noon in Room A2. Computer Training, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. in Room A1. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson Chair exercise class, 9:45-10:15 a.m. in the dining room. Senior citizen lunches will be served, 11:30 a.m. in the dining room. Cost: $2. Computer training for the visually impaired will be offered, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. in Room A3. Canasta will be played, 1-4 p.m. in Room A2. Country-western line dancing will be taught, 2-3 p.m. int he dining room. Cost: $3. Oil painting class, 6:30-9:30 p.m. in Room A3. TUESDAY T’ai chi ch’uan class, 8:30-9:30 a.m. and 3-4 p.m. in the dining room. Bridge will be played, 9 a.m. in Room A1. Mixed Media, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in Room A2. Country-western line dancing will be taught, 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the dining room. Cost: $3. Emotional support, 10-11 a.m. in the Modular. Grief support, 11 a.m.-noon in the Modular. Senior citizen lunches will be served, 11:30 a.m. in the dining room. Cost: $2. Creative-writing class, open to all ages, 1-2:30 p.m. in Room A3. Cost: $4 per class. Santa Clarita Senior Hams will meet, 1-2 p.m. in Room A2. Tap dancing will be taught, 2-3 p.m. in the dining room. Watercolor class, 6:30-9:30 p.m. in Room A3. Duplicate bridge will be played, 6:45-10 p.m. in the dining room. Call Kathy at (661) 253-1105 or Rand at (661) 295-4644. WEDNESDAY Aerobics class, 8:30-9:30 a.m. in the dining room. Oil painting class, 9 a.m.-noon in Room A1. Archeology & Anthropology, 9:30-11:15 a.m. in Room A3. Chair exercise class, 9:45-10:15 a.m. in the dining room. Arthritis exercise group will meet, 10:20-10:50 a.m. in the dining room. Blood pressure checks, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in Room A3. Senior citizen lunches will be served, 11:30 a.m. in the dining room. Cost: $2. Calligraphy class, 1-2:30 p.m. in Room A3. Line Dance, 6:30-8 p.m. THURSDAY T’ai chi ch’uan class, 8:30-9:30 a.m. and 3-4 p.m. in the dining room. Bridge will be played, 9 a.m. in Room A1. Mixed Media, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. in Room A2. Computer Training, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. in Room A1. Country-western line dancing will be taught, 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the dining room. Cost: $3. Senior citizen lunches will be served, 11:30 a.m. in the dining room. Cost: $2. Ballroom dancing will be taught, 7-8 p.m. in the dining room. FRIDAY Aerobics class, 8:30-9:30 a.m. in the dining room. Caregiver support, 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the Modular. Chair exercise class, 9:45-10:15 a.m. in the dining room. Food bingo will be played, 10:30-11:30 a.m. in Room A1. Computer training for the visually impaired, noon-2 p.m. in Room A3. Senior citizen lunches will be served, 11:30 a.m. in the dining room. Cost: $2. Live, Love and Laugh will meet, 1-2 p.m. in the Modular. SATURDAY T’ai chi ch’uan class, 8:30-9:30 a.m. in the dining room. Bingo will be played, 3:30-9:30 p.m. in the dining room. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Five Donegal designer-makers showcased their incredible creative talents in Philadelphia last weekend when they took part in the gala ‘Straight out of Ireland’ event organised by the Irish Immigration Centre.Jewellery makers Hannah McGuinness and Anne Vekins and knitwear specialists Bernie Murphy, Michelle McCarroll and Edel MacBride were among almost 40 Irish and American artists and makers who showcased work inspired by contemporary Ireland.Edel MacBrideBernie Murphy“As the Greater Philadelphia areas has one of the highest concentrations of Irish Americans in the country, the Irish Immigration Centre of Philadelphia looks for opportunities to bring people together to get a first had experience of Ireland’s contemporary culture,” said President of the Board of the Irish Immigration Centre of Philadelphia, Kathleen Kenneally. She added: “We feel it is important to help people look beyond Ireland as a land of shamrocks and Guinness and see it as a globally trendsetting hub for business, art, fashion and more.”Hannah McGuinnessMichelle McCarrollHead of Enterprise in Donegal, Michael Tunney, said the Local Enterprise Office in Donegal was delighted through the Creative Coast initiative to support the five local designer-makers attend the gala showcase.“Over the past number of years through the Diaspora and other projects we have been growing stronger links between Donegal and the Irish community in Philadelphia and this event provided another opportunity to build upon those links,” he said.Straight Out of Ireland aimed to bring the evolution of traditional Irish art to life by exhibiting a range of aesthetics that highlight the modern style and soul of Ireland including ceramics, drawings, glass, jewelry, lace, paintings, photography, fashion and more. Anne VekinsFunds from Straight Out of Ireland will benefit the Irish Immigration Centre of Philadelphia, enabling the organisation to continue carrying out its mission to support the Irish immigrant community in Philadelphia and strengthen the heritage on a local, national and international level.More information about the event can be found online at www.straighoutofireland.comLocal Enterprise Office Donegal is supported through co-funding from the Irish Government and the European Regional Development Fund 2014 – 2020. To contact the Local Enterprise Office in Donegal, log on to www.localenterprise.ie/donegal or phone 0749160735.Trendsetting designers showcase talents in Philadelphia was last modified: November 26th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Anne VekinsBernie MurphyEdel MacBrideHannah McGuinnessMichelle McCarrollPhiladelphiaStraight out of Ireland
DDTV: A singer from County Donegal has left judges speechless after an incredible blind audition on RTE’s The Voice of Ireland. Kedar Friis-Lawrence sang ‘Don’t Look Back in Anger’ by Oasis in his own unique way on the hit TV show tonight.Kedar, from Glen and a Leaving Cert pupil at St Eunan’s College in Letterkenny managed to get Jamelia and Bressie to turn around.Jamelia begged the Donegal teenager to join her team saying she’d fallen in love with him!And Bressie accused his fellow judge of trying to turn the show into….Take Me Out. Torn between the two judges Kedar – a member of Conwal Singers and the North West Opera Society – came up with a rather fun/cruel way of choosing coaches.He tossed a coin!And Bressie won.Click Play to Watch the video from tonight’s show. DDTV: DONEGAL SINGER KEDAR’S STUNNING VOICE OF IRELAND BLIND AUDITION was last modified: January 13th, 2014 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:BressieDDTVFriis-LawrenceKedarVoice of Ireland
DOZENS of people have taken part in a rally in support of the people of Gaza today.The protest at the Israeli murders of hundreds of children and other civilians during a three-week onslaught was organised by Sinn Fein outside Donegal County Council’s offices in Lifford. PRO-PALESTINIAN PROTEST HELD IN LIFFORD was last modified: July 28th, 2014 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:GAZAIsraelLiffordprotest
Edwin Hubble was famous for many important discoveries, including the confirmation of external galaxies and the expansion of the universe (no, he did not build the Hubble Space Telescope; he died in 1953). One of his theories, though, a kind of evolutionary story of galaxies, has not fared so well. Sidney van den Bergh discussed this subject in Nature this week.1 He commented, “Galaxies are like people: the better you get to know them, the more peculiar they often seem.” Hubble had classified galaxies with his famous “tuning-fork diagram” showing ellipticals evolving into normal spirals on one fork and barred spirals on the other. Each branch supposedly evolved into more open forms. It was never clear, however, whether the evolution proceeded from left to right or from right to left. The situation has not become more clear over time. In fact, Hubble’s classification does not mesh with more recent plots of galaxy color vs. brightness (luminosity), on so-called Hertzsprung-Russell (H-R) diagrams. Other complications include differences as a function of mass or of lookback time (i.e., distance). “It is not clear,” he said, “how the apparent dichotomy of galaxy characteristics, seen in the distribution of galaxies over the colour-luminosity diagram, can be reconciled with the continuous change of galaxy characteristics along the Hubble classification sequence.” After surveying the evidence, van den Bergh concluded that no simple diagram explains the observations: “A grand unifying scheme that incorporates both the continuity of the Hubble diagram and the dichotomy in the galaxian colour-magnitude diagram does not yet seem to be in sight.” 1Sidney van den Bergh, “Concept: Galaxy Morphology: Out of order,” Nature 445, 265 (18 January 2007) | doi:10.1038/445265a.Van den Burgh raised another interesting point in passing. Is the evolutionary tuning-fork diagram an artifact of human psychology? Maybe what’s evolving is not the phenomenon under observation, but our science:Albert Einstein and many others have commented on the effectiveness of mathematics for formulation of the laws of nature. As a result, science sometimes evolves in those directions in which mathematics can be applied. However, several areas, including friction, turbulence and morphological classification, remain largely in the mathematical wilderness. Progress in galaxy morphology has mainly resulted from the remarkable human capacity to recognize patterns.Van den Bergh here speaks as a believer; he is not criticizing mathematics or pattern recognition. He speaks of “progress” instead of “random walk” in our science. The question deserves consideration, though, to what extent humans impose their psychological predilections on the observations instead of truly understanding what is “out there” in nature. Could there be a selection effect that biases our outlook? Because of our skill at pattern recognition, are we seeing mainly the phenomena that can be classified by simple mathematical laws, and overlooking the more difficult phenomena in the “mathematical wilderness”? If so, how well do we really understand the universe? Hubble’s evolutionary diagram – a tree with only two branches – appears simplistic. It discords with the observations. How much more the imposition of an tree pattern onto the bewildering diversity in the living world? As we have seen, evolutionary biologists strive to impose “tree-thinking” onto their psyches before the observations speak (11/14/2005). What if the data are discontinuous at a fundamental level? Human psychological needs do not justify imposing continuity on a discontinuous data set that refuses to be so classified, any more than you can have pi or e integers, evolutionize the prime numbers, or rationalize irrational numbers (or people). Hubble’s tuning fork can still be salvaged. Instead of making it an evolutionary symbol, make it do what tuning forks are designed to do. You’re not supposed to look at it for meaning as if it’s some kind of divining rod. You strike it and listen to a very precise, pure tone. Compare that to the observations, and you hear a very strong concordance (11/27/2006, 08/11/2006). Science has strayed so far off pitch from its original program (online book) that it has become, like a John Cage concert, a bewildering cacophony of conflicting and nihilistic discords, with blaring trumpets and clanging cymbals going nowhere without a score or conductor. Time out for a tune up. Following the right pitch can lead to harmonious and pleasing insights into the world (see Kepler). (Visited 6 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0