LATEST STORIES Mighty Sports falls short, misses out on finals berth in Dubai tourney Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Dwane Casey took over as coach, but the results haven’t been much different. Stefanski stressed the need for players on team-friendly contracts. Bullock, on the other hand, has emerged as a solid outside shooter and figures to become more expensive soon.Detroit is still close enough to a postseason spot that the team isn’t throwing in the towel.“We’re going for the playoffs, and that’s (owner) Tom Gores from the top,” Stefanski said. “We’re a competitive organization. I preach to these guys, when you put that Pistons uniform on, you’re representing people. You’re representing a lot of guys from the past. We’re going to try to win every game. Now, we did sell with Reggie, that’s obvious, but we feel we got a good return, but we’re also looking hard at the buyout market to be a buyer.”So the Pistons will move forward with the same basic core, hoping for significant development from their young players. They didn’t have a first-round pick last year. Johnson, who was just traded, was a first-rounder in 2015. Luke Kennard, a first rounder in 2017, is still with Detroit. He’s shown some ability but has not become a star by any means.Maker was the 10th pick in the 2016 draft.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Stefanski arrived as part of a front office overhaul last offseason, and this week was his first trade deadline with Detroit. The Pistons acquired guard Svi Mykhailiuk from the Lakers and center Thon Maker from the Bucks, giving up Reggie Bullock and Stanley Johnson in the process. The moves netted Detroit a couple young players but did little to change the overall outlook for the franchise.The Pistons have a lot of money tied up in Blake Griffin, Andre Drummond and Reggie Jackson, and although Griffin has remained healthy and played like a star this season, Detroit was 24-29 heading into Friday night’s matchup with New York — and would not make the playoffs if the season ended now.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“To get the players that you would want, that extra star or so, we don’t have that flexibility. It’s not happening,” Stefanski said Friday. “But we’re starting it. These are, say, smaller moves on the sides, but we, again, don’t have that flexibility.”The Pistons did make a huge deal last year around this time, acquiring Griffin. They gave up a first-round draft pick in that trade and still didn’t make the playoffs, and that was the end of Stan Van Gundy’s tenure as coach and president of basketball operations. “You’ve got length and size with Thon,” Casey said. “Svi is a big-time 3-point shooter — again, opportunity … he did it more so in the G League than he did with the Lakers.”One way Detroit could try to improve its flexibility is by moving one of its biggest contracts, but it’s not always easy to find a deal that works. Right now, a full rebuild doesn’t appear imminent. The Pistons are moving forward with Griffin, Drummond and Jackson, and they didn’t do anything drastic to give those three more help.“We’re not going at warp speed, because we don’t have the ability, flexibility-wise, to go at warp speed,” Stefanski said. “Would I want to go at warp speed? Yes. But we don’t have it. We have to make good decisions. We can’t bring in players that we’re not sure of on pretty expensive contracts.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond, right, pours water onto forward Blake Griffin after the team’s NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks, Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)AUBURN HILLS, Mich.— Ed Stefanski can maintain a sense of humor about the challenges facing the Detroit Pistons.“I wouldn’t be here if things were rosy, is the way I look at it,” said Stefanski, a senior executive with the Pistons. “And I tell that in our meetings when people want to say, oh, you know, this and that. I said, ‘You guys wouldn’t be here if things were good.’”ADVERTISEMENT View comments Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information.
Internal Affairs Minister Dr. Henrique Flomo Tokpa, says he will do everything in his power to uphold, respect and promote Liberia’s traditions.He made the statement recently in Brewerville, when he and his deputy for Administration, Varney Sirleaf and others were gowned by Mama Siah Toomey, considered as the country’s Supreme Zoe.Dr. Tokpa said the honor by the women is a challenge to him and promised to do his best with the support of his deputies, particularly Minister Sirleaf.“I am grateful for this honor, but actually for me I don’t deserve it because I didn’t work for it. The honor should have been bestowed on Varney Sirleaf, who has worked so hard to uplift the ministry to where it is today,” he said amid applause.The Deputy Minister Sirleaf expressed gratitude to Mama Toomey for the honor and promised that they will work together as one people. He called on other traditional leaders to support Minister Tokpa. Gowning the ministers earlier, Mama Toomey, head of the traditional Women’s Council of Liberia, said tradition says every Minister being appointed by the president to serve the traditional people must be gowned and officially welcomed to the ministry.“And this is what we have been doing for all the past ministers who came to the Ministry,” said Mama Toomey. She added that the ministry is a very large entity and as such, the minister needs to know its true function owing to its ‘Zoes’ undertone.The Ministry, she noted, has a great impact to make in promoting the true value of our Liberian heritage.The supreme Zoe also commended President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and the Cater Center for their remarkable roles in bringing peace to Liberia.She certificated William R. Tolbert, Jr., Chief Zanzan Kawor, Ambassador Juli Endee and Carter Center’s Liberia Country Director Pewee Flomoku.The program was attended by Lofa County Representative Mariana Fofona and other government officials.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Arsene Wenger has revealed that Arsenal are no closer to signing a striker, and has suggested he may not bring one in before the transfer window closes.The Gunners have been linked with several forwards in the past week, including Monaco’s Radamel Falcao, after Olivier Giroud was ruled out till December with an ankle injury.However, Wenger insists there is nothing to report on that front, as he talked up the current attacking options in his squad.“No. If we sign someone I will tell you,” said the Frenchman, when asked if any strikers are incoming. “All [transfer negotiations] need to be as secret as possible.“If I give you the number of strikers we have at the moment it is unbelievable. We have Sanogo, Sanchez, Podolski, Campbell and others.” 1 Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger
Economic data expected to roll out this week could give investors a better sense of whether to expect more of the interest rate cuts that touched off last week’s rally. Findings due today include reports on sales of existing homes for August and the Richmond Fed’s regional survey. Many investors hope readings on durable goods and consumer spending later this week will give the Fed room to cut rates still further when it meets next month. Among financial stocks, Citigroup Inc. fell 92 cents to $46.59 while JPMorgan Chase & Co. declined 79 cents to $46.34 after the IMF concerns about prolonged tightness in the credit markets and its contention that regulators should tighten their oversight of financial institutions to rein in some of the newer debt products that have in part allowed easy access to credit in recent years. Housing stocks fell sharply ahead of the data on existing-home sales and a report on quarterly results from Lennar Corp. Lennar fell $1.14, or 4.5 percent, to $24.18, while Pulte Homes Inc. ended down $1.06, or 6.6 percent, to $15.10. In corporate news, GM fell 20 cents to $34.74 after thousands of UAW workers walked off the job as negotiations between the union and the automaker remained stymied – mainly over the issue of job security.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NEW YORK – Wall Street retreated Monday, taking a break from last week’s big advances, as financial stocks fell amid fresh concerns about soured loans. With little fresh data to go on Monday, investor enthusiasm weakened by midsession and sectors from banks to home builders showed declines, while technology stocks fared better. Stocks began to give up their gains after the International Monetary Fund warned the credit upheaval hurting international financial markets would likely be “protracted” and dampen growth of the global economy. While its stock didn’t fall sharply, General Motors Corp. shares lost ground after the United Auto Workers began its first nationwide strike during auto contract negotiations since 1976. In addition, the stock market’s pullback might have been expected after gains last week of more than 2.5 percent in the major stock market averages. “I think you’re seeing some profit taking after last week’s rally,” said Scott Fullman, director of investment strategy at Israel A. Englander & Co. “You have consumer confidence that is something being closely watched, and you’re seeing a general end of quarter nervousness.” In addition to declines in the Dow Jones, S&P 500 and Nasdaq, the dollar fell against major currencies, hitting a fresh low against the euro, and gold prices rose. Oil prices fell as a tropical depression in the Gulf of Mexico dissipated without causing damage to key oil and gas infrastructure. A barrel of light, sweet crude settled down 67 cents at $80.95 on the New York Mercantile Exchange. There were no major economic reports Monday. However, Dallas Fed President Richard Fisher said a downturn in inflation gives policymakers “some wiggle room” to further cut interest rates. Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke gave a speech on education but did not touch upon economic issues.
The Clonleigh Community Text Alert Scheme with members of An Garda Siochana.The Clonleigh Community Text Alert was launched last night in the Clonleigh Social Centre in Lifford. There was a large crowd in attendance at the launch.Sergeant Paul Wallace spoke on Crime Prevention and Vanessa Clarke from Muintir na Tire explained in detail how the Text Alert System works. Grace Kelly, Secretary of the Committee said that there had been a large uptake in the area and that in phase one 15 signs had been erected through most townlands. Several more signs will be erected in the coming weeks.Members of other committees who are currently setting up Text Alert were also in attendance. CLONLEIGH LAUNCHES ITS TEXT ALERT SCHEME was last modified: February 11th, 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:Clonleigh Text Alert Scheme. LiffordGardai
Independent Community Candidate, Peter Cutliffe has hit out at election candidates who claim to be “new” to politics and saying they are essentially “greenhorns” to politics.Peter CutliffeCutliffe said he believe candidates need to clarify their political past and be proud of it rather than hiding from their political past and affiliation.“It amuses me to hear some candidates claiming they have no political experience or background. “In this election I don’t think that it is correct that candidates should do this and they should actually be proud of their political beliefs and allegiance,” he claimed.He said that from his own political background, he was literally “born” into politics.“Being a relative of the “Blaneyites” and was a proud member of the canvas team along with my late parents , who historically elected four Independent Fianna Fáil candidates in the eighties to Letterkenny Urban Council, Councillors Hugh Dorrian, Jim Lynch, the late Councillors James Larkin and Tadgh Culbert.”He added that in later years he supported friend and school-mate , Jimmy Harte but felt that his party no longer represents the people . “I have therefore decided to stand as an Independent Community candidate to represent the people in Letterkenny/Milford , he stated.“I totally understand how a candidates circumstances change but am of the view that he/she should not deviate away or hide from the person or politician that they are,” he concluded. ELECTION 2014: CANDIDATES SHOULD NOT HIDE THEIR POLITICAL PAST – CUTLIFFE was last modified: April 20th, 2014 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:Election 2014:Peter Cutliffe
“In a low-turnout election, it’s not who has the most going for them who often wins, but it’s who communicates most effectively what they do have going for them,” said Giarrizzo, who is also a Sacramento-based political consultant. This weekend, the alliance organized teachers, police officers and firefighters to do precinct walks throughout the state, joined by local political leaders. In Los Angeles, about 800 teachers in town for a California Teachers Association meeting were scheduled to break from the meeting to do precinct walking and phone banking in downtown and west Los Angeles. Courtni Pugh, the alliance’s campaign manager for Los Angeles County, said that, on any given weekend, the group will have about 400 to 800 volunteers hitting the streets. Until recently, there were more nonunion member volunteers than members, she said, as the local unions were focusing on campaigning to and mobilizing their own members, but that ratio has just started to change. “For those who think this is just a labor fight, I would ask them to come to our precinct walks and see it’s normal everyday working families that are out there,” Pugh said. “It hasn’t been all labor members.” Meanwhile, the Schwarzenegger campaign also has been focused on grass-roots efforts, including precinct walking and automated phone calls featuring the governor’s voice. This weekend, the governor’s effort kicked off a series of house parties, with plans to host hundreds around the state by Election Day. At the parties, guests discuss the initiatives and watch a DVD provided by the campaign. “(The parties are) a true grass-roots effort,” said senior campaign adviser Jeff Randle. “It’s a way to take the campaign out of Sacramento, away from all these attack ads. Let people discuss the campaign with their friends and neighbors and talk about the issues.” Both campaigns have also been working to target specific demographic groups within California, particularly producing bilingual ads for the Spanish media. To target the Latino community, the alliance has produced a glossy brochure that links Schwarzenegger to former Gov. Pete Wilson, who garnered dislike among large segments of the Latino population for backing Proposition 187, the 1994 measure that sought to deny public benefits to illegal immigrants. The brochure features side-by-side photos of both governors and asks voters in Spanish and English to help “stop the Wilson-Schwarzenegger agenda.” It also prominently features a photo of Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa criticizing the governor’s measures. Schwarzenegger has in the past relied on advice from Wilson and several former Wilson staffers to serve in prominent roles in the Schwarzenegger administration and the campaign, though the former governor himself has been out of public view during the campaign. Michael Saragosa, the Schwarzenegger campaign’s ethnic coalitions director, said Schwarzenegger was his own man with his own agenda. “That’s what they’re going to try to do. They try to call him the Bush Republican, the Wilson Republican. The governor is a Schwarzenegger Republican, which means he supports all folks. We’re not tied to Pete Wilson. We’re not tied to George Bush. He has his own ideas and thoughts.” Indeed, when Bush visited California last week, Schwarzenegger did not meet with him, in what some political observers believe was an intentional effort to distance himself from the president, who did not win California in 2000 or 2004. The governor’s campaign also has ads in the Spanish media. They do not feature Schwarzenegger himself, but rather ordinary people speaking in Spanish about why they support his measures. The campaign is coordinating its efforts with the California Republican National Hispanic Assembly and recently picked up endorsements from several Latino business groups, Saragosa said. Both campaigns are also focused on absentee ballot turnout and clearing up voter confusion about polling place locations for an election in which there will be a smaller number of polling places than usual. Los Angeles County, for example, will have 2,172 polling places open on Nov. 8 – about half the number open for regular elections. “This was an unscheduled election,” said deputy registrar Kris Heffron. “We had a limited amount of time to get polling places. People are used to the regularly scheduled elections, and this not being a regularly scheduled election, they didn’t have space set aside for us.” But Heffron said that won’t necessarily mean long waits at the polls because more voters appear to be using absentee ballots. The county has received about 489,000 requests for absentee ballots this year, out of almost 3.9 million voters countywide. The election is expected to cost the county about $11 million, though a small portion of that will be reimbursed by cities and special districts that are having their own elections on the same day. Schwarzenegger has said previously he wanted the state to reimburse local costs, but the Legislature has not passed any such bill. Voters have until midnight Monday to register to vote in the Nov. 8 election. Harrison Sheppard, (916) 446-6723 firstname.lastname@example.org 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week While television ad campaigns are expected to continue at massive levels, groups also are increasingly focused on get-out-the-vote efforts at the local level. While no official voter-turnout projections have been issued, campaigns estimate it could be anywhere from 30 percent to 45 percent. And perhaps nowhere is the battle for voters more pitched than over the governor’s ballot measures. The Alliance for a Better California, the primary group opposing the governor’s reform agenda and ballot measures, is relying heavily on manpower provided by the state’s public unions, which stand to lose influence and funding if some of the ballot measures pass. The governor has backed four measures on the ballot: Proposition 74, which lengthens the time it takes teachers to get tenure; Proposition 75, which requires public employee unions to get members’ approval before spending dues for political purposes; Proposition 76, which would limit state spending; and Proposition 77, which would set up a panel of judges for redistricting. Alliance field director Phil Giarrizzo said the group had mobilized about 6,000 volunteers and personally contacted about 1 million voters since early September. SACRAMENTO – With two weeks left before the statewide special election, campaigns have begun focusing on their ground games, boosting one-on-one efforts to convince Californians to vote amid a flurry of competing messages. With more than $200 million raised for the election, including at least $80 million by the pharmaceutical industry alone, political analysts say the direct contact is critical as voters are flooded with television advertising and face a crowded ballot on Nov. 8. “They’re all using TV in unprecedented levels,” said Barbara O’Connor, director of the Institute for the Study of Politics and the Media at California State University, Sacramento. “The ad clutter from that is awful. “The real question is whether or not it’s having an effect on anyone. Everyone I know is tuning them out, TIVO-ing them off or walking out of the room.”
In addition to this year’s four All-America honors, Saubert was named to All-America teams by the Associated Press, STATS FCS and FCS ADA last season. Saubert will get a chance to impress NFL personnel later this month as he will play in the East-West Shrine Game on Saturday, Jan. 21 in St. Petersburg, Fla. The NFL Combine is the annual job fair for prospective new NFL players. From Feb. 28-March 6 at Lucas Oil Stadium, the nation’s top college football players will be put through a series of drills, tests and interviews in front of more than 600 NFL personnel including head coaches, general managers and scouts. At 6-5, 250 pounds, Saubert received All-America honors from four different organizations after ranking second among tight ends in the nation in receiving yards per game (70.5) and receiving touchdowns (10). He led Drake with a career-best 56 catches for 776 yards receiving. The National Football League has invited former Drake University standout Eric Saubert to the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, Ind. Print Friendly Version
The ESB is reminding people that swimming is not allowed in any of its reservoirs – including one in Co Donegal.In a statement, the electricity supplier said its reservoirs are deep and fast flowing with uneven ground making them extremely dangerous for swimming.They include the reservoir in Assaroe in Ballyshannon. The warning is being made as a result of the current spell of warm weather. ESB WARNS PEOPLE NOT TO SWIM IN DONEGAL RESERVOIRS DURING GOOD WEATHER was last modified: June 17th, 2014 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:Assaroe ReservoirBallyshannondonegalESBswimmersWarning
Creationists looked in what evolutionists called “junk DNA” and found gems. Evolutionists are still looking for their gems in junk mutations.Like gift wrapping, headlines of science articles do not always reveal what’s inside. Some people send dead flowers in pretty boxes to make a statement. Evolutionists are still looking for something beautiful in mutations, as evidenced by this title on PhysOrg: “Insects show how DNA mistakes become evolutionary innovation.” As if to avoid embarrassment, the subtitle quickly added, “One of the more difficult aspects of evolution for some people to swallow is the notion that random copying errors in DNA can add up to anything useful.” That’s a clever parlay; the problem is yours, not Darwin’s! (see “Shifting the Burden of Proof” fallacy.)What did reporter Faye Flam offer as proof for this “notion”? Two papers that claim mutated copies of a gene allowed insects to avoid death when ingesting toxins called cardenolides (old news; see 7/25/2012). The “innovation,” therefore, is not a new organ or capability that didn’t exist before, but a reduced vulnerability. The article celebrated this as an “evolutionary trick” that produced “convergent evolution” in different insect lineages. Evolution, though, should produce new species (like Darwin titled his book, The Origin of Species). Flam could not claim that the varieties able to ingest the toxins were new species; in fact, the article confessed at the end, “The way new species are born is another longstanding puzzle in evolution that DNA is helping scientists to solve.” Come back later for the promised proof of innovation.Speaking of Darwin, another press release from the Vienna University of Evolutionary Medicine echoed on Science Daily promised to help Darwin out by showing “New Understandings of How Populations Change Over Time.” The article set the stage with a low drum roll portending disaster (note the ominous reference to “climate change”):Since 1859, when Darwin’s classic work “On the Origin of Species” was published, we have known that populations change over the course of time. The ability to adapt to changing surroundings is the basis for evolution and is crucial for animals and plants to come to terms with new environmental conditions, for example as a consequence of climate change. Despite the obvious importance of the process, however, we still do not understand the underlying mechanisms. It is clear that organisms change their DNA in response to selection pressures. But how?First off, readers may be puzzled why the “But how?” question has not been answered since 1859, since that was the main thing Darwin’s best-seller was supposed to have solved. And second, observers have known long before Darwin that populations change over time. But anyway, where’s the gem in this mutational junkpile? Has Christian Schlötterer rescued Darwin by showing how a random genetic change is linked to genetic changes?Well, yes and no. Schlötterer cruelly subjected fruit flies to cold temperatures and shouted “Evolve or perish!” so to speak. He did find some genetic changes, but didn’t associate them with adaptive benefits. “It will be intriguing to try to find out whether the two categories of gene affect distinct groups of traits,” he said.One of the biggest studies of gene duplication was reported in Science this week. The title is catchy: “Real-Time Evolution of New Genes by Innovation, Amplification, and Divergence” (Näsvall et al., Science 19 October 2012: Vol. 338 no. 6105 pp. 384-387, DOI: 10.1126/science.1226521). There must be gems in this pile! Alas, Elisabeth Pennisi in her review in the same issue was not so sanguine, despite her hopeful title, “Evolution: Gene Duplication’s Role in Evolution Gets Richer, More Complex” (Science 19 October 2012: Vol. 338 no. 6105 pp. 316-317, DOI: 10.1126/science.338.6105.316). The phrase “More complex” is code for “harder to understand.” It’s not a simple victory for Darwin.She discussed Susumi Ohno’s 1970 theory that gene duplication lets the copy evolve, then Michael Lynch’s late-1990s theory that genes with two functions can duplicate and divide the work (subfunctionalization). Nice ideas, but they didn’t satisfy everyone, and are now seen as simplistic. And there were problems: “Given natural selection’s tendency to purge unnecessary genes, how would the gene copy stick around long enough to take on a new or subfunction?” Hold it; wasn’t that the claim behind junk DNA?The details about how Näsvall et al. coaxed a bacteria to make tryptophan from precursors when a gene for making it was disabled, and how it had to wait for the right mutation to arrive by promoting duplication, are described in Pennisi’s article. The point of the experiment, though was to show innovation, not just getting back to where the bacterium was before a gene was broken. The researchers stated that two mutations were required to produce the “innovation” (which was actually more like a “restoration” of a deleted function).Other scientists called this “a nice, elegant experimental system” (sounding like faint praise), but were not convinced it’s a general principle applicable outside the bacterial world. “No matter what, Näsvall’s experiment will encourage more experimental tests of gene-duplication scenarios,” someone said (translation: send more funding).Empty promises, endless promissory notes, why do we trust these guys? Where is the really big innovation attributable to mutations? Duplications are a form of mutation, but just because you get a second copy of a text message on your smartphone, it doesn’t mean the second one will evolve into a new, helpful message when cosmic rays hit it. This is all wishful thinking in dreamland, hyped by ideologues with power. Darwin was supposed to explain the big things– the trunk on the elephant, the wing on the bird, the brain in the Einstein. All we get are tiny, questionable instances of possible adaptive changes in bacteria (remember that bacteria can swap information through lateral gene transfer, and may have designed mechanisms to control their own mutations). These get wildly extrapolated into vast scenarios of evolution, completely unwarranted by the meager data that is often subject to interpretation. But they KNOW that there’s enough innovation in that junkpile of mistakes to explain elephants, birds and humans, why? Because EVOLUTION IS A FACT! Now you know why living in Darwinland is like being trapped in a cult compound. (Visited 19 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0