Scientists Shake Their Fists at God

first_imgSome scientists want to dictate commandments back to their Maker.“Thou shalt not tell us how to behave any more” shouts a headline on New Scientist toward God. Of course, to the secular evolutionary atheists at science news sites, all gods are created equal. They are endowed by their human creators with certain unsavory mights, among them strife, arbitrariness and the pursuit of punishment.We already know that humans don’t need religion to be moral. Now it turns out that religious moralising is an evolutionary response to societal upheavals 2500 years ago.Religion won’t disappear. But the research suggests the great moralising religions are doomed to ebb away, as they already are in the more affluent parts of the world. Some people worry that without moral guidance, anarchy will ensue. They need not worry: we will do good without it.The boastful statement begs many questions. What is moral? On what basis do they understand the origin of morality? On what basis can they predict the future behavior of humans? Evolutionists didn’t do too well predicting morality in Darwin’s century, with its two world wars and atheist-inspired democides of 148 million people (11/30/05). According to CMI, Stalin credited Darwin with his hefty share in these crimes against humanity:Reading Darwin had an enormous impact on me. It corroborated my defiance of God and inspired me to systematically break all the Ten Commandments, which I now realized were only chains. Though I had stolen and lied before, I now stole and lied with a higher purpose—freedom of self. And the effects on my political philosophy were equally lasting. Historians of the future may even conclude that Darwinism + Leninism = Stalinism.Before they get too cocky, the editors at New Scientist should consider the influence of religion on their own theory. Dr. Aldemaro Romero questions the reductionism of the “Modern Synthesis” (neo-Darwinism). On PhysOrg, he cautions fellow evolutionists, who follow a limited focus on natural selection, that they echo the predestination of some religions. He warns, “if they do not understand the historical roots and the philosophical framework of their research, they are doomed at presenting only a very partial (and many times biased) view of nature.” The headline is even broader: “Influence of religion and predestination on evolution and scientific thinking.”There’s nothing new under the sun. The New Scientist attitude is the same old grumbling of the mixed multitude described in the Pentateuch. Though they had witnessed all of God’s powerful wonders to rescue them and meet their needs, they refused to obey Him, and would not have his chosen leader Moses to tell them what to do. Don’t you think Korah, Dathan and Abiram promoted themselves as the academic intelligentsia of their day? Don’t you think they fancied themselves as the superior thinkers? Don’t you imagine they presented their offerings as more respectable than those demanded by the revealed Law? The doom of today’s boasters will be no less swift and final.(Visited 62 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Fajardo unleashes best game for Gilas in win over Chinese Taipei

first_imgJapan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LATEST STORIES Read Next Photo by Sherwin Vardeleon/INQUIREREven after having his best game in a Gilas Pilipinas uniform, June Mar Fajardo still defrayed the credit to the entire team.“I’m thankful to my teammates and to coach for the trust he gave me,” Fajardo said in Filipino after helping the Philippines hold off Chinese Taipei, 90-83, Monday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC “This game showed us that we need to follow our game plan. We relaxed in the first quarter, but it’s good that we’re able to recover because of our defense,” said Fajardo, whom national team coach Chot Reyes hailed as Gilas’ savior against a resilient Taipei side.READ: Reyes says Fajardo ‘saved’ Gilas vs TaipeiComing to his own in front of a capacity crowd, fans couldn’t help but fantasize how much Fajardo can still improve in the international stage.But just like how he approaches any game, the four-time PBA MVP would rather stick to the system than hunt for his own stats.“This good game gave me a bit of a pressure, but I know all I had to do is to trust the team, trust coach’s system, and trust each other,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Reyes says Fajardo ‘saved’ Gilas vs Taipei READ: Gilas Pilipinas rallies, fends off Chinese TaipeiBut there’s no denying that Fajardo deserved all the praise for his stellar effort for the Philippines, which went unbeaten through two games in the 2019 Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Cebuano giant fired 17 points and collected eight rebounds, two assists, and two blocks in what was easily his best performance in a tournament of this magnitude. Fajardo, however, knows that the win came with its own set of lessons as Gilas’ resolve was tested after the team had to crawl back from an early 14-point deficit.center_img Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA View comments Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohortlast_img read more

6 days agoReal Madrid boss Zidane defends Jovic slow start

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Real Madrid boss Zidane defends Jovic slow startby Carlos Volcano6 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has defended Luka Jovic slow start to his Bernabeu career.Jovic has struggled for minutes since his summer arrival from Eintracht Frankfurt.Zidane said, “He’s not demotivated. “He’s just arrived and he’s looking much better now than when he came in. He’s slowly learning Spanish and becoming part of the group. “I will be counting on him and he’s important despite the fact he hasn’t played much recently.” last_img

Pogba sends Mourinho a timely reminder

first_imgPaul Pogba played a starring role for France in their 3-1 win over World Cup hosts Russia with the star assisting Kylian Mbappe and grabbing a goal of his ownThe midfielder has found himself on the fringes at Manchester United this season with Pogba having only started four of the club’s last ten matches and found himself benched for both legs of their defeat to Sevilla in the Champions League.However, Pogba produced an outstanding display for France with the 25 year-old assisting teenage sensation Mbappe for the opening goal of the match with a defence-splitting assist.Pogba’s inch perfect pass releases Mbappe for a fine finish #RUSFRA #France ?? #mufc #psg pic.twitter.com/NiMN5LhXba— Grimandi’s Vids (@footbolvids) 27 March 2018Opinion: Neymar will earn respect back from the PSG fans Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 After completing his incredible return to Parc des Princes, we predict that Neymar will earn the respect back from PSG supporters.The situation between Neymar…Pogba then got on the score-sheet himself by curling home a brilliant free-kick for France’s second goal of the match.Pogba’s free-kick goal for France! #MUFC pic.twitter.com/DZcPPr7HvW— RedReveal (@RedReveal) 27 March 2018Pogba will now return to United on the back of a welcome return to form during the international break. Jose Mourinho’s side will next face Swansea City in the Premier League this Saturday.last_img read more

Arsenal players must stand up – Gilberto

first_imgAfter another dismal season for Arsenal, Gilberto Silva has urged the players to “stand up” and fight for the under-pressure Arsene WengerThe club look set to fail to qualify for the Champions League for a second consecutive season with 13 points separating them in sixth place from Tottenham in fourth.Following a turbulent run at the start of 2018, which saw Arsenal succumb to four consecutive defeats, Wenger came under intense scrutiny with both fans and former players calling for the Frenchman’s resignation.Silva, who was part of the famous “invincibles” squad that Wenger led to an entire season unbeaten in 2003/04, has defended the coach and has questioned the players attitude at the Emirates this season.“I worked with Wenger for such a long time. As I know him, he’s a person who loves the game and wants to win things. He sacrifices himself for the players and for the club.” Silva told Sky Sports.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“At the moment things are hard but he’s trying the best he can to handle the pressure and get the best out of his players. All the time the pressure is on him but there comes a time when you have to question what the players can bring back to him because he trusts them.”Arsenal have recently had an upturn in form with the Gunners having won their previous three games and having progressed to the quarter-finals of the Europa League.But Silva believes that it is the players’ responsibility to ensure the results come Arsenal’s way and has urged them to fight for the Frenchman.“It’s about somebody standing up and holding the pressure for somebody who believes in them. All the questions in the media talk about whether it’s time for Wenger to go or if he lost his appetite.” said the 2002 World Cup winner.“It’s not about this, it’s about the players at the club supporting him as long as he stays in the club.”last_img read more

Danny Ings has revealed that he left Liverpool for happiness

first_imgAfter his anticipated arriving from Burnley to Anfield, Danny Ings unfortunately was hampered by two knee ligament injuries that led to his sharp decline in the club.The 26-year-old striker has returned to Southhampton, his hometown, in search of play time but most importantly for the sake of happiness.Joe has reported the striker speaking to Times about his hard time while out of play for Liverpool and why he had to move to Southhampton. He cited the Champions League final as his saddest moment while not being able to play for Liverpool: “That was one of the moments that obviously broke my heart. For any player to play a part in the Champions League, coming on in games, to not then be part of the final was absolutely heartbreaking.“I did get game time towards the end of the season and it was great to have that feeling in the tummy when you stand in the tunnel. It got me wanting to feel that every week, which is what I am getting now at Southampton.“The lads at Liverpool all wanted me to stay, but understood. We used to play cards on the way to away games and it was a different feeling for me because I wouldn’t be starting.Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“I would cover that up, and I hid that, because I didn’t want to bring any negativity to the group. But it didn’t stop me going home and just sitting in the house with my dogs and being upset. That happened for a long time.“Although I was happy around the lads and everyone at the club, on a much deeper level I know I wasn’t as happy as I can be. And, when I am happy, I play my best football.”last_img read more

CrossFitters raise money for Doral coach who suffered stroke

first_imgDORAL, FLA. (WSVN) – A CrossFit community came together to exercise and raise money in a show of support after a sudden and severe health scare for one of its coaches.Workout warriors showed up to Zoom Fitness near Northwest 25th Street and 96th Avenue in Doral, Saturday morning.They gathered to raise funds for Jourgan Rodriguez, who suffered a stroke while coaching a class on Christmas Eve.Days later, his colleagues said, Rodriguez is showing remarkable improvement, but the road to recovery will be long.“We didn’t expect that to happen, On Christmas Eve, in the middle of a class,” said co-worker Natalia Martinez. “That’s life everybody’s worst dream coming true.”It was the last health problem anyone would have expected for the 31-year-old coach. Fortunately, a nurse was in his class, and he received medical care immediately.The confirmation that he had suffered a stroke came after he got to the hospital. “I had an uncle who had a stroke two years ago, and it was very tough for me to see him in that situation, so going in there and talking to Jourgan was very, very tough because it was similar. ” said Hernandez. “I tried to hold my composure as much as I could, but eventually I had to break down.”“He’s much better. He’s speaking in sentences, which two days ago he was not,” said Martinez. “If the local community can help as much as possible to help a young man in need, he’s a phenomenal person with a great heart.”If you would like to help, click here.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. The CrossFit community then did what it does best: band together and give.Participants on Saturday rowed, burpeed and biked to raising money for a coach who, they said, is well-known in the community.Doctors said Rodriguez is looking at three to five hours of therapy on a regular basis during a six-month rehabilitation.“We’ve raised over $15,000 already for Jourgan’s GoFundMe account, because Jourgan doesn’t have insurance,” said Martinez.Friends have been left struggling to understand how this could have happened to someone so seemingly healthy.“He’s somebody healthy, somebody that does exactly what I do, is probably about the same age that I am — 30, 31,” said Darryl Hernandez, a friend of Rodriguez, “so it was very, very scary at first and unbelievable.”But friends also said Rodriguez is bouncing back. last_img read more

Local Businesses Give Back To Firefighters Emergency Responders

first_imgLocal Red Cross volunteers are now on standby and are ready to mobilize at any time to provide emergency overnight shelter tonight as needed at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex (538 Arena Ave) to assist those affected by the fire. Kaladi Brothers Soldotna Store Manager Scott Heuiser says it’s their way of saying thanks: “We are offering free coffee to all firefighters in the Soldotna area when they get a chance to take a break and want to come in. That is all a part of us being a Catalyst for Community. They are all now a part of our community, even if they are up here out of state.” The General Manager at Papa John’s in Soldotna announced on Tuesday that all Central Emergency Services, local Police, State Troopers, and Firefighters will receive 50% off of their pizza. AK Coffee Co. have made a pledge to offer all firefighters and fire support personnel and their families 50% off our coffee beans, 10% of all other proceeds will be donated to support the firefighters and assist residents who have been displaced by the fire on the Kenai Peninsula.center_img Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享When crises occur, our Firefighters, Police, and EMTs put their own lives at risk to save others. They answer the call, rush toward danger, and lead the way. Some local businesses are stepping up to say ‘thank you’ to those keeping our communities safe. Any other businesses that are offering deals or discounts to firefighters or first responders and would like to be mentioned email news@radiokenai.com.last_img read more

Uber fined 73m by California regulator over disclosure

first_imgClose A court in California has slapped a $7.3m (£4.6m, €6.6m) fine on taxi-app firm Uber for not disclosing enough information about its operations to regulators, besides recommending suspension of its operations across the state.The ruling, by an administrative law judge of the California Public Utilities Commission, came as a result of the company withholding data on the number of requests for rides from people with disabilities, causes of accidents and places where drivers tend to turn down ride requests, the Associated Press news agency reported.The judge held that failure to disclose the information violated state laws passed in 2013 that allowed firms such as Uber to operate.The news is the latest blow to San Francisco-based Uber, which is fighting numerous legal battles with governments around the world over its business practices.A spokeswoman for the ride-sharing giant called the ruling deeply disappointing and said the company would appeal the decision.We will appeal the decision as Uber has already provided substantial amounts of data to the California Public Utilities Commission, information we have provided elsewhere with no complaints, spokeswoman Eva Behrend was quoted as saying.Juan Matute, associate director of the Lewis Centre and the Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California in Los Angeles, said the fine was not that significant to the firm, which is valued at an estimated $50bn.The $7.3m fine and the data they are asking to provide is not that significant in the grand scheme of things, he told the Los Angeles Times.This would seem like a small consolation to improve their chance of success with other regulatory issues that could have a bigger impact on them.Ubers app allows consumers with smartphones to submit ride requests which are serviced by drivers in the area who use their own cars.The company, which is backed by the likes of Google and Goldman Sachs, has faced protests from taxi companies the world over for its use of crowd-sourced drivers, some allegedly unlicensed.last_img read more

Bus services of Dhaka with 11 districts resume

first_imgBus services of 11 northern districts with the capital via Bogra resumed on Wednesday evening after a suspension of around 12 hours over a dispute between bus workers and owners in Bogra.The decision was made at an urgent meeting convened by the deputy commissioner of Bogra with the local leaders of transport owners and workers, reports UNB.Earlier in the morning, transport owners of 11 northern districts—Bogra, Naogaon, Joypurhat, Dinajpur, Thakurgaon, Panchagarh, Rangpur, Nilphamari, Gaibandha, Kurigram and Lalmonirhat—suspended the bus services via Bogra over an internal conflict with workers, inflicting untold sufferings on passengers.However, the buses from Rajshahi, Chapainawabganj, Natore, Pabna, and Sirajganj were plying leading to Dhaka as per the schedule.last_img