News story: UK and Norway defence ministers plan sub-hunting co-operation

first_imgDefence Minister Guto Bebb hosted Secretary Tone Skogen, State Secretary in Norway’s Ministry of Defence, on her visit aboard a US Navy P-8A Poseidon aircraft – equipment which both the UK and Norway will soon own themselves.The allies ramped up discussions around how the nations will work together and might deploy their submarine-hunting aircraft fleet in the future. Areas of co-operation could range from maintenance to training and operations, which would not only cut costs but also boost operational power in the North Atlantic, a key area of submarine activity.The aircraft took off from RAF Lossiemouth, which will be the future home of the UK’s fleet. Investing £3 billion in the capability over the next decade, the UK is buying nine of the Boeing-built aircraft, whilst Norway are getting five.Their key role for the UK will be to protect the country’s submarine-based nuclear deterrent and its two new aircraft carriers – the Poseidons deploy sonobuoys to help them detect submarines, and can fire anti-ship missiles and launch torpedoes to destroy submarines.Defence Minister Guto Bebb said: The nine P-8A Poseidons will be based at RAF Lossiemouth in Scotland. Last month, Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson cut the first turf on a £132m facility for the new fleet. The new facility will be completed in 2020, to coincide with initial operating capability of the Poseidon aircraft being available in the UK.Built by Elgin-based Robertson Northern, it will comprise a tactical operations centre, an operational conversion unit, squadron accommodation, training and simulation facilities and a three-bay aircraft hangar.At the peak of construction, the project will support 200 local jobs. When the fleet is fully operational, some 470 additional service personnel will be based at RAF Lossiemouth, taking the total number of people employed there to 2,200. Further roles are also expected when the training and support services are established at the new facility. Norway’s Secretary Tone Skogen said: These sub-hunters will take to the skies from RAF Lossiemouth and help us combat a range of intensifying threats, not least increasing submarine activity in the North Atlantic. We’re investing £3bn in our own capability, but working alongside Norway takes this to a higher level. Not only could we cut costs by sharing training, spares and repair facilities, but we can patrol the seas together, meaning we’ve got more eyes and ears on any potential aggressors. Norway and the UK are natural partners given our shared values, as well as our history and geography. We can even further strengthen bilateral defence cooperation related to high-end capabilities such as the F-35 fighter and the P-8 maritime patrol aircraft. In my discussions with Guto Bebb, Minister for Defence Procurement, I find a like-minded ally. The UK and Norway continue to stand together in training and exercises in the North Atlantic and the Northern region, as well as operationalisation of the Joint Expeditionary Force.last_img read more

Notre Dame works to be green

first_img For example, she said the Compact Fluorescent Lamp (CFL) exchange during which students are offered free CFL light bulbs to replace their incandescent bulbs. According to Christopherson, sustainability is now a part of the Contemporary Topics curriculum for Notre Dame students. Notre Dame’s director of Sustainability discussed the University’s current efforts and future plans to be green during a lecture Monday to kick off the Mendoza College of Business Ethics Week. Heather Christopherson, a Notre Dame graduate, said sustainability is part of Catholic social teaching. She said Vatican City has become carbon neutral, and she referenced statements by Pope Benedict XVI about the need to use resources properly. According to Christopherson, the University saves money. “When the University replaced inefficient lights in older buildings around campus, the return on investment was estimated to take four to five years. In the end it only took about a year and a half,” Christopherson said. Christopherson said the three goals of the Sustainability Department are reducing the University’s carbon footprint, reducing waste — including energy, water and trash — and increasing outreach. The University requires new buildings on campus to be built to the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) specifications rating for green buildings, Christopherson said. The University works with companies like Office Depot to make deliveries to campus more sustainable as well. Supplies from the company now come in green, reusable totes and then delivered to individual professors and departments in brown paper bags, Christopherson said. “We have worked with Office Depot to reduce waste in ordering office supplies,” she said. “In the past, office supplies arrived in cardboard boxes with a lot of unnecessary packaging.” Another example is the effort to get “tailgaters” to recycle, she said. This involved volunteers walking through the parking lots and collecting recyclables from the fans. According to Christopherson, these efforts were very successful and resulted in Notre Dame winning the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) challenge for the Midwest, beating Michigan, Michigan State and other universities. In the area of transportation the University has incorporated the Zipcar program and uses some hybrid vehicles. According to Christopherson there are plans to make use of electric vehicles in the foreseeable future. Christopherson said there is also a program to make laboratories more sustainable. “There was a lab that used four large, inefficient ovens to clean glassware,” she said. “It only took about an hour to clean the glassware, but the ovens were left on 24/7 and only some of the space in each was used. We replaced these four ovens with one new, efficient oven.” A major concern for sustainability is communication. There are various programs in place to try and educate the Notre Dame community about recycling, limiting energy consumption and other concerns, Christopherson said.last_img read more

January Jobs That Pay Update: New Year, New Term, Same Commitments

first_img January 23, 2019 January Jobs That Pay Update: New Year, New Term, Same Commitments SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img Economy,  Education,  Infrastructure,  Innovation,  Jobs That Pay,  Round-Up,  The Blog Kicking off a new year and a new term, Governor Tom Wolf is making sure Pennsylvanians know his commitment to good-paying, sustainable jobs is unchanging.More than 100 new jobs are coming to the commonwealth as businesses expand across the state, including Elk, Potter, Dauphin, and Lebanon counties.A focus on apprenticeship and job training continues to be paramount to the Wolf Administration. This month, Pennsylvania schools and students received more than $2 million in grants.Through January, Pennsylvania will continue to build on successful investments in schools, businesses, and residents. Investing in Job Training This month, Governor Wolf announced more than $2.6 million in federally funded Business-Education Partnership grants to 22 local workforce development boards. The grants will connect businesses and schools to provide students with soft skills, internships, workplace shadowing, and mentoring opportunities.Through the governor’s PAsmart initiative, workers at Bosch Rexroth Corporation will also expand job training opportunities. The engineering company in Bethlehem received nearly $50,000 in grant funding to help train a new generation of employees. Creating and Sustaining Our Workforce Elk and Potter counties will see the creation of 41 new jobs through the expansion of Morgan Advanced Materials and Technologies, Inc. The more than $1.6 million expansion will create the manufacturing space to meet a growing demand for materials used by military and law enforcement.The governor also announced nearly 80 new jobs through the expansion of CorrChoice LLC. The producer of industrial corrugated paper packaging products will expand into a facility in Derry Township at the border of Dauphin and Lebanon counties. Looking at Past Successes This year, Governor Wolf and his administration recommitted themselves to core Pennsylvania values: schools that teach, jobs that pay, and government that works.In the last four years, Governor Wolf prioritized middle-class jobs and supported high growth industries. During the governor’s first term, Pennsylvania added more than 200,000 jobs and set an all-time record with more than 6 million jobs in the commonwealth. In addition, the state added more than 12,010 new businesses establishments.In 2019, he will continue to support efforts to combat the gender wage gap, raise the minimum wage, and make investments in job training to produce a highly skilled workforce.Highlights from December 2018 – January 2019Funding from Wolf Administration to Support the Expansion of Morgan Advanced Materials and Technologies, Create 41 New JobsGovernor Wolf Announces $791,000 in PLCB Grants for Developing, Promoting Pennsylvania BeersGovernor Wolf Reaffirms Commitment to Good Jobs, Skilled Workforce in Second TermLow-Interest Loan Financing Provided by Wolf Administration in 2018 Will Support More Than 4,300 JobsGovernor Wolf Showcases First Term Advancements in Economic Development, InfrastructureGovernor Wolf Announces $2.6 Million to Prepare Students for High Growth JobsGovernor Wolf Announces Creation of Nearly 80 New Jobs Through Expansion of CorrChoice LLCGovernor Wolf Announces Funding to Provide Skills Training to Next Generation of Workers at Bosch Rexroth CorporationHighlights from Instagramlast_img read more

Criminals ‘may target children’ if cannabis is legalised

first_imgStuff co.nz 11 September 2020Family First Comment: “Legalising cannabis could lead to gangs targeting younger people on the black market, pose major risks to health and safety and be a gateway to using harder drugs. Christchurch Central candidate Dale Stephens said decriminalising the drug and putting an age limit of 20 on its use would see criminals turning their focus towards children if the market for older people disappeared. Stephens, who was a police officer for 20 years and spent four years investigating drug crime, made the warning during a discussion on the forthcoming cannabis referendum with Green Party co-leader Marama Davidson in Christchurch on Friday.”Legalising cannabis could lead to gangs targeting younger people on the black market, pose major risks to health and safety and be a gateway to using harder drugs, a former police officer and current National Party candidate has warned.Christchurch Central candidate Dale Stephens said decriminalising the drug and putting an age limit of 20 on its use would see criminals turning their focus towards children if the market for older people disappeared.Stephens, who was a police officer for 20 years and spent four years investigating drug crime, made the warning during a discussion on the forthcoming cannabis referendum with Green Party co-leader Marama Davidson in Christchurch on Friday.Davidson, whose party is pushing for legal access to cannabis, argued for it to be treated as a health issue rather than a criminal issue.Prohibition had caused “chaos” for decades and Māori and Pacific people were victims of “systemic racism” by being disproportionately targeted over its use, she said.“This is not about voting for whether cannabis exists or not, because it already does,” she said.“Even in the legal and prohibited status it is already in our communities. We need for drugs to be treated as a health issue, not as a criminal issue.”READ MORE: https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/122743271/criminals-may-target-children-if-cannabis-is-legalised–national-candidateKeep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

At The Finish Line…Spurs will beat The Heat in six!

first_imgMiami Heat guard Dwyane Wade sits on the sideline against the San Antonio Spurs during the second half in Game 1 of the NBA basketball finals on Thursday, June 5, 2014 in San Antonio. San Antonio won 110-95. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)Where Only the Truth Matters• Here’s “some truth” for ya!  “Pop” knows something we don’t know and “Duncan” knows something too.  All that being said, The Spurs will beat The Heat in six!• You know, I tried to send our President a message after the Russian invasion thing and again after the Benghazi tragedy.  Don’t be the guy they blame the end of the world on.  Well, he’s moving in that direction again.  And unless I’m missing something here, it looks like they didn’t do their homework on bringing Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl  home after being a POW for five years.  And look, I want all the boys home too, but not how they say to do it.  I’ve got the big stick.  We’ll make the trade the way I say so or we’ll kill your guys.  “Nobody gives me my guns and tells me to ride, nobody!”Bill Neal• Here come the Bucs . . . Here come the Bucs . . . Here come the Bucs!  And I told you so.  Just be patient.  It’s a long season.  When the young boy comes up (xxxx) and the pitching kicks in . . . then the party starts.  Don’t worry, the bats are there.  That’s not the problem.• So you world Penguins haters gotta eat some words now don’t cha?  You know that Rangers team that kicked our butts, well, they’re in the Stanley Cup Finals now.  Just shut up and eat the words!• I’m telling you right now so you can book it in because I know you’re going to want to make plans.  The biggest par-tay of the year is coming Friday, July 4, 2014.  It’s a brand new thing . . .  Achieving Greatness Inc. will present The First Friday Fantasy plus . . . the summer’s first gala, all white party, featuring The United Rays Corvette Club Car Cruise at Brewstones in Monroeville.  BYOB – cash kitchen – free parking – 50/50 – The Legend Sly Jock – The Fabulous Allure Models – and surprise celebrity West – call (412) 628-4856 for more information.< You Have Just Crossed the Finish Line >last_img read more

LONGSHOT YIANNIS SURVIVES INQUIRY TO WIN $75,000 SAN PEDRO STAKES BY 1 ¼ LENGTHS UNDER ESPINOZA; SADLER TRAINEE GETS SIX FURLONGS IN 1:09.67

first_imgODDS-ON FAVORITE KENTUCKIAN STEADIES SHARPLY GOING TO FAR TURN AND RUNS THIRD ARCADIA, Calif. (April 12, 2015)–Longshot Yiannis showed good speed and motored to a 1 ¼ length win in Sunday’s $75,000 San Pedro Stakes at Santa Anita. Trained by John Sadler and ridden by Victor Espinoza, Yiannis came out and brushed with runner-up Serbian Syclone approaching the sixteenth pole, but survived a stewards inquiry to get the win in only his second start.A nose maiden special weight winner going 5 ½ furlongs on Jan. 31, the Kentucky-bred ridgling by Midshipman was off at 7-1 in a field of eight sophomores and paid $17.80, $7.60 and $3.60. Owned by Hronis Racing, LLC, he was purchased out of a 2-year-old in training sale in March, 2014 for $560,000. With the winner’s share of $47,400, he increased his earnings to $81,000.“It looked like the other horse was getting a little a tired, so I didn’t think he was going by us,” said Sadler in defense of the stewards’ verdict. “The race he won has turned out to be a very productive race. We knew this was a pretty big jump in class, but the timing worked out well and he came into this a fresh horse.”Espinoza, who rode top Derby candidate American Pharoah to a sensational win in Saturday’s Arkansas Derby, notched his second win of the day aboard Yiannis.“He broke a step slow and I had to send him, but as soon as we had the lead, it was over,” said Espinoza. “I was a little nervous during the inquiry at one point, but then I watched the replay and I felt confident. It was a little close, but we didn’t have any contact with Serbian Syclone.Ridden by Tyler Baze, who had three winners earlier in the day, Serbian Syclone was off at 11-1 and paid $11.20 and $4.40.Trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, Kentuckian came off of an 11 length first out maiden score at Golden Gate Fields and was the solid 3-5 favorite with Rafael Bejarano and paid $2.40 to show.Breaking from post position two, Kentuckian layed third at the rail going into the far turn behind the winner and longshot Guy Code, had was forced to steady sharply at the three eighths pole and was shuffled back to fifth at that point.“He broke good, but he was a little intimidated by the rail and I had to take up when we got pressure from the outside,” said Bejarano.Racing resumes at Santa Anita on Thursday, with first post time at 1 p.m. Admission gates open at 11 a.m.last_img read more

EMMET RUSHE’S FITNESS COLUMN: THE TRUTH ABOUT ‘WEIGHT LOSS’ PRODUCTS

first_imgBY EMMET RUSHE: There have been a number of weight loss products that have entered the market here in the last few years.They all follow the same pattern:1. They start off by selling you their products. 2. Then they want to enlist you to sell them.3. Then they want you to get your friends to sell them also.What you end up with is a sales person who has absolutely no nutritional knowledge but who sounds like they know what they are talking about. (They read the script.)They sound as if they have the answers to your problems. (They don’t.) The reality is that all they want is your money. (They really, really do.)These types of companies pay huge amounts of money to marketing experts who know what buttons to push when it comes to your insecurities.They give you scientific claims based on biased research; most research is actually done by the companies themselves.They tell you their products will do more than they actually do, only to blame you when their products fail.If you didn’t lose weight it’s because you didn’t follow the instructions properly. Who is going to dispute this?“I can’t wait to wake up and have my plant/soy based meal replacement shake for breakfast.. Yummmmmm!”Who says this? Absolutely no one – that’s who.Who in their right mind wants to replace food with a drink that has around 120cals? That isn’t a meal. It’s barely a snack.They tell you to drink two of these shakes per day and then have one meal and that’s how you will lose weight.Really?! Yes, severe calorie restriction will lead to weight loss, but it is certainly NOT a healthy, sustainable way to do it.In the past 2 years I have been approached by all of them.I could have made a fortune from these products. I could have told you that they work and that you should sign up and take them.But I didn’t.Do you want to know why?It’s because I have integrity.I don’t need to sell overpriced, highly processed, weight loss products in order to get my clients results.Only badly educated trainers need to do that.What I do isn’t sexy or glamorous. It doesn’t have a huge marketing campaign that pushes unsustainable weight loss goals or overhyped, overpriced products.What I do takes time; it involves hard work and a bit of self-restraint and determination by my clients.There are no quick fixes when it comes to sustainable weight loss.If my clients are following my programmes to the letter and it isn’t working for them, it’s my responsibility. I’ll alter their programme to find a way to get things moving again in order for them to reach their goals, not push the blame onto them and make them feel like failures.If these companies wanted to truly help their customers, they would only hire employees who are qualified in the field of health and nutrition.But they don’t. Instead they have marketing conferences where the sales people get new scripts so they can sell more of their product.There will always be a place for these products. Firstly because there will always be people who want to do as little as possible and get the results they want – Secondly, because there are always opportunists waiting to make money.#TrainSmartFor further information on Personal Training and Nutrition you can contact me through the link below.https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rushe-Personal-Training-and-Performance/120518884715118* Emmet is the owner and operator of Rushe Personal Training and PerformanceEMMET RUSHE’S FITNESS COLUMN: THE TRUTH ABOUT ‘WEIGHT LOSS’ PRODUCTS was last modified: February 24th, 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:emmet rushefitness columnhypemythstrainsmartweight loss productslast_img read more

Recap: Holloway on transfers, Taylor, Campbell, Freeman, Henry, Washington and more

first_imgQPR face Burton at Loftus Road later today. Ian Holloway has spoken about a number of issues in the days leading up to the game. Here’s a recap of some of what the Rangers manager has had to say.Holloway on transfers“If I get the three players I’m after, I’m going to be buzzing. So watch this space.“And I might have to watch it, because we’re not exactly a cheetah out of the blocks at the minute to go and get who we want.“We are a bit of a sloth. But we might get there. I think the tortoise won that race with the hare. So let’s see.”On Bristol Rovers striker Matty TaylorEmbed from Getty Images“He’s a very good player who belongs to Bristol Rovers and I shouldn’t talk about anybody else’s players.“There are a lot of players who step up a level and can score. But it’s about the balance I need – the pace and power to move the ball from back to front sometimes if Idrissa Sylla’s injured.“Have I got anyone who can do that? I’m not so sure I have, and Matty Taylor isn’t really that sort of player.”On online rumours Fraizer Campbell could join from Crystal PalaceEmbed from Getty Images“Absolutely no chance. Not in a million years will Palace let him go.“And would he come to us? Absolutely not. Could we afford his wages? Totally not. So what a joke of a shout that is.”On Bristol City’s Luke FreemanEmbed from Getty Images“I think that’s gone. We had a chance to do something and they didn’t want our offer.“They’ve let it out at the wrong amount, I know what I offered. A Bristol City fan shouted at me in his car when I was down in Bristol. But get your facts right.“The fact is if you’re letting your players run out of contract and you’ve only got six months to go then that’s your fault, not anybody else’s.“They’ve said all sorts of things and their manager has made statements about it.“If you’ve turned down an offer from someone, why do you have to go out and talk about it? It don’t make sense.”On Conor Washington and Ben GladwinEmbed from Getty Images“He (Washington) is a huge part of my plans – I just want people to be patient.“Gladwin’s gone back to Swindon and scored a goal because the Swindon crowd like him.“I don’t feel he (Gladwin) can ever score for us when they keep on chanting at him like they did when I gave him a chance.”Is it rocket science? Are Bolton that far away from us? How can he play for Swindon and score a goal? Work it out yourselves.“If you had a teacher who screamed at you ‘you’re crap, you’re rubbish, you’re crap, you’re rubbish’ could you actually achieve anything? I don’t think so.“That’s all I heard and I thought it was unfair and I’ve got to loan him back.“I was getting pelters. It’s really annoying. I don’t mind that you pay your money and you like certain people and don’t like certain people, but just shout to the ones you do like.“That wouldn’t half make my job easier instead of picking him up from the floor. I had to pick him up by his braces a couple of times.“Is he that bad? I don’t think so. Has he got a chance here? I don’t know if people are taking to him like that.”On Karl Henry“I’ve had to be harsh and say ‘Sorry, I wouldn’t have kept you last summer’.“Just because my idea is different to Jimmy’s doesn’t make it right or wrong. He (Henry) is dealing with it in the proper way.“I personally wouldn’t have let Doughty go out on loan and if Karl Henry was here and he had a year (left on his contract) I would have kept both of them.“But I wouldn’t have re-signed Karl. I would not have signed on someone who’s 34-stroke-35 and not given him another opportunity to play. Karl knows this.“But Jimmy decided to do that. What can I say? Is Jimmy right or wrong? It’s not even relevant. The fact is I want to play a different way than Jimmy did.”“Karl’s having a think about the rest of his life. Does he need to do this now? He’s had a very, very good career.“I don’t know what he wants yet. Does he want another year? If I was as fit as him and as good as him I would definitely want to keep playing, but does he? I don’t know.“He’s a fantastic man and if he stays here I will involve him as I have been involving him.“I haven’t had to do anything horrible and throw him with the kids or anything like that, because he’s a fantastic pro.“If there’s anyone out there who wants a fantastic pro who can play in midfield for this year and next year, it’s definitely Karl, so do it.“He would get a massive thumbs-up from me to anybody who wants a senior pro to help their group.”See also:Holloway on his aims for QPR, his time at Millwall, Ferdinand, youngsters and moreWhat Holloway wants from goal kicks and the two QPR players told to ‘run like hell’Recap: Holloway on Sandro, Cousins, Fancy Dans, relying on Smithies and running like hellHolloway on Chery’s confidence dip, Washington’s role and QPR’s ‘almost finished article’Holloway on transfers, his wife’s threat, Sylla, Bircham’s behaviour and what Perch said to Furlong   Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! 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H-DNL girls soccer: Arcata downs Eureka 2-1, ends Loggers’ 23-game winning streak

first_imgOne of the longest winning streaks of any high school team on the North Coast came to a close Saturday evening as Eureka High girls soccer — winners of 23 consecutive games entering the day — fell 2-1 to visiting Big 5 Conference rival Arcata High.For Arcata, Saturday’s win counts as its first over Eureka since Oct. 19, 2016, a day which saw Arcata win 2-1 as well. Arcata also played Eureka to a 1-1 draw in 2017.Arcata scored a pair of first-half goals within the first 25 minutes to assume …last_img read more

Galaxy Evolution Problem: A Case Study in Criticizing Paradigms

first_img(Visited 63 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 “When you have a clear contradiction like this, you ought to focus on it,” say scientists who found problems with the leading theory of galaxy evolution.The leading theory for the evolution of galaxies is wrong, scientists at Rochester Institute of Technology and Case Western Reserve University are saying.  Whether or not their alternative involving collisions is superior, they are using their experience as a platform to discuss bigger issues in the philosophy of science.Dwarf galaxies that orbit the Milky Way and the Andromeda galaxies defy the accepted model of galaxy formation, and recent attempts to wedge them into the model are flawed, reports an international team of astrophysicists.The study pokes holes in the current understanding of galaxy formation and questions the accepted model of the origin and evolution of the universe. According to the standard paradigm, 23 percent of the mass of the universe is shaped by invisible particles known as dark matter.The astronomers noticed that dwarf galaxies surrounding the Milky Way and Andromeda spirals tend to inhabit orbital planes around their parent galaxies, instead of being located in clumps at random orientations, as predicted by theory.  Three recent papers trying to explain away those observations are flawed, the team of 14 astronomers from 6 countries concluded.  The astronomers used this disconnect between paradigm and observations to preach a sermonette on the need to question established beliefs:The standard cosmological model is the frame of reference for many generations of scientists, some of whom are beginning to question its ability to accurately reproduce what is observed in the nearby universe. Merritt counts himself among the small and growing group that is questioning the accepted paradigm….Scientific progress embraces challenges to upheld theories and models for a reason, Merritt notes.“When you have a clear contradiction like this, you ought to focus on it,” Merritt said. “This is how progress in science is made.”Merritt’s team offered an alternative “tidal” model involving interactions with a galaxy cluster, but the moral of the story about questioning accepted paradigms does not necessarily require offering an alternative at all.  Sometimes making a U-turn on a wrong road can be considered progress even before a better road is chosen.Wouldn’t it be nice if we could get Darwinists to follow this rule?  How many “clear contradictions” to Darwinian theory have we uncovered in the past 14 years, most of them from secular scientists themselves?  Do they ever “focus” on them?  Rarely.  The “standard model” of neo-Darwinism is the “frame of reference for many generations of scientists,” too, but when anyone starts “beginning to question its ability to accurately reproduce what is observed,” they get shouted down, ridiculed and expelled.  Darwinism needs a “small and growing group that is questioning the accepted paradigm…. This is how progress in science is made.”last_img read more

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