Fortuna >> In the first of our two-part series covering the accomplishments of Fortuna’s North Coast Section champion high jumpers in Katie Hurst and Jevin Kitchen, we profile Katie Hurst — a sophomore with a ton of talent that is among the elite jumpers in the state, making her one to watch as she aims for a state championship this weekend.Rise to the topWhile most of the state’s top-flight track and field athletes begin their careers no later than middle school, Fortuna Huskies jumper Katie …
(Visited 32 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Evolution is one of the most carelessly-used words in science, as several recent articles show. Not all change is evolution the way Darwin meant it.Roaches check in, and they also check out: Those omnivorous pests have outsmarted engineers again. Even though they like sugar in the wild, they have learned to avoid sugary-tasting poison in roach traps. Sure enough, you can watch the smarter bugs in a video clip on Live Science. Stephanie Pappas headlined the story, “Yikes! Cockroaches Evolved to Avoid Sugary Baits.” The authors of the paper in Science claimed that the German cockroaches “rapidly evolved an adaptive behavioral aversion to glucose.” They spoke of glucose aversion as a “gain of function adaptation” that “emerged” in their study population.The scientists did not state, though, if the glucose-averse roaches represent a new species. Darwinian evolution is not just about changes of adaptive behavior within a species, but the arrival of new species. If the glucose-averse roaches are interfertile with the wild type, no evolution has occurred. In the Live Science article, furthermore, one of the paper’s authors admitted that glucose avoidance could have been an ancient trait that surfaced under the new environmental condition of encountering man-made bait traps. “Some plants produce toxic bittersweet compounds that roaches would have needed to avoid before humans came around.”Even worse, the glucose-avoiding roaches may be less healthy. In Science Daily, that same co-author admitted they grow more slowly in the lab without the environmental stress. “Cockroaches have to adapt to a varied and unreliable food supply, and glucose-aversion places an additional restriction on obtaining adequate nutrition.” In any case, this is certainly not a case supporting Darwinian evolution—universal common ancestry via natural selection.Name it and claim it: Just claiming something evolved does not make it so. Asking why some flowers close at night, Elizabeth Palermo on Live Science credited evolution. Those plants are “highly evolved,” she said. That’s no better than ridiculing another human as being less evolved than you are. Then she admitted, “scientists are not quite sure why some plants, particularly flowers, evolved this way.” You can’t just say that the trait might be a “highly evolved defense mechanism against a plant’s nocturnal predators.” Without an explanation based on mutation and natural selection, this is mere speculation. For all Palermo knows, plants were designed that way.Negative selection: Some developmental processes involve killing of cells that are not needed in the finished adult form. It happens in the developing thymus, for instance; in PLoS Biology, Caitlin Sedgwick wrote, “To prevent autoimmunity, developing T cells undergo a process called negative selection, wherein strongly ‘self-reactive’ T cells are provoked to undergo apoptosis (cellular suicide) before they leave the thymus.” This is not evolution, either, even though she boasted of “Bringing You Negative Selection, Alive and In Color.” The word “selection” might cause one to think this is about Darwinian evolution. It’s not; the only evolution here is the “evolution [i.e., unfolding] of apoptotic events.”Not everything Darwin said is evolution: Charles Darwin wrote about a lot of things, not all of which support his idea of universal common ancestry via unguided natural processes. A story on PhysOrg is a case in point; “research proves Darwin prediction,” the headline reads, but the principle at issue is whether “productivity increases with species diversity.” Creationists would accept a substantial amount of variation within created kinds. Although the researcher mentioned “evolutionary distance,” the distance doesn’t have to be evolutionary. Creationists acknowledge a lot of morphological distance between a zebra and a zebrafish. Even critics of Darwin recognized he was right about some things. Nothing in the data of this story necessarily supports Darwin’s most famous notion, that zebras are descendants of microbes.Guided variation is not evolution: It’s like a pesky urban legend that won’t die: artificial selection is not evolution. It’s intelligent design, even if the engineers use random variation in the process. Another example appeared on Live Science, where Wynn Parry wrote, “Evolution May Help Build Better Robots.” Then he transferred the design from the engineers to the robots themselves, claiming, “In the real world, animals have evolved the ability to get from point A to B by galloping, crawling and jumping. Now, robots in the virtual world have accomplished something similar.”Turtle embryonic development is not evolution: On Science Daily, the word “evolution” was used in connection with observations of turtle development from the embryo. First, the article said that turtles are “not primitive reptiles as previously thought, but are related to the group comprising birds and crocodilians, which also includes extinct dinosaurs.” Whether that relationship illustrates common ancestry or not, the statement argues against a simple-to-complex process. Then the article confused embryonic development with evolution. Here again, though, was a conundrum: “The study also reveals that despite their unique anatomy, turtles follow the basic embryonic pattern during development.” Even if the shell arrives late in the process, when limb development normally occurs, the highly complex process of development can hardly be used to support the notion that “turtle shell evolved by recruiting part of the genetic program used for the limbs.” Evolution is not a recruiter. That’s the personification fallacy. Yet based on this, one of the researchers stated, “The work not only provides insight into how turtles evolved, but also gives hints as to how the vertebrate developmental programs can be changed to produce major evolutionary novelties“—all that after admitting that these “evolutionary monsters” are unique in the animal kingdom.Data points within natural variation of a species are not evolution: The Chinese found another “new hominin” in a cave based on its teeth. But then, the article on PhysOrg admits, “the size of these teeth all falls [sic] into the tooth size variation of Chinese modern humans.” How, then, are these teeth assumed to be from a different ancestral species? As usual, when the data are unconvincing, more research is needed: “Our excavation shows the cave has great potential perspectives,” the researcher said. “Further excavation and laboratory study of cave development, filling sequence, hominin teeth morphology, dating, and environmental change from the Fuyan Cave as well as some adjacent caves will help better understand the human evolution and adaptive behavior in Southwest Hunan, east Guangxi, and north Guangdong.”This is how scientists get away with claims that evolution is essential to biology, and is supported by mountains of evidence. Why, look at all the scientific papers and articles about it! How can Darwin skeptics claim it is unscientific? Well, we can, and we just showed you why. Ask them for evidence supporting universal common ancestry of all life by unguided natural processes, and this is the kind of fluff you get. They accuse their critics of being people of faith, but Darwinians are people of fluff. Point that out to them, and they become people of froth. There’s nothing as pitiable as people of froth supporting their fluff by faith.
Want to play old school Nintendo games on your iPad? Download Google Play apps from foreign countries to your Galaxy Tab? If so, you’ll have to break the law. That’s because under new rules issued by the U.S. government, jailbreaking (or in the case of Android, rooting) tablets becomes a violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act on Sunday, October 28. On Thursday, the Librarian of Congress issued its latest set of exemptions to the DMCA. By default, digital rights management (DRM) mechanisms cannot legally be flouted by consumers, but the DMCA allows the government to periodically define exemptions to this rule. In 2010, tinker-happy iPhone owners breathed a sigh of relief (and Steve Jobs likely just sighed) when it was ruled that jailbreaking smartphones was perfectly legal under the DMCA. This remains the case, but the updated list of exemptions explicitly excludes tablets, a category of devices that the government found to be too “broad and ill-defined” to allow their owners free reign when using them. So as of now, it is illegal to jailbreak an iPad or root a tablet running Android or any tablet-focused flavor of Windows. This Makes No SenseThe tablet exemption is a bit of a head scratcher. I’m free to jailbreak my iPhone and do as I please with it, but if I want to run the same jailbreak tool on a larger device running the same exact operating system, it’s against the law?Accessing Cydia on my iPhone 4 is cool, but doing it on a screen a few inches bigger? That’s illegal. Other than its size, the only significant difference between these two devices is that the iPhone makes and receives calls. The new rules also forbid personal copying of DVDs. And starting in January 2013, it will be illegal to unlock new smartphones for the purpose of switching carriers. Unlocking older handsets will continue to be fine. The whole thing illustrates what Ars Technica’s Timothy B. Lee calls “the fundamentally arbitrary nature of the DMCA’s exemption process.”Explains Lee: In order to convince the Librarian to allow DVD ripping in order to watch it on an iPad, a court would first need to rule that doing so falls under copyright’s fair use defense. To get such a ruling, someone would have to rip a DVD (or sell a DVD-ripping tool), get sued in court, and then convince a judge that DVD ripping is fair use. But in such a case, the courts would probably never reach the fair use question, because – absent an exemption from the Librarian of Congress- circumvention is illegal whether or not the underlying use of the work would be a fair use.Lee goes on to make the case that new rules surrounding DVD copying and eBook DRM don’t make sense either and suggests that perhaps DRM schemes should not be legally protected from tampering by default. His take is well worth a read. How Will This Impact iOS Jailbreaking? When the news broke, iOS jailbreak developer MuscleNerd expressed concern about it on Twitter. When I asked him for his perspective, he declined to comment because of potential legal repercussions. Suffice it to say that developers like him are less than thrilled about the new rules. It may cause them to be more be cautious about building new jailbreak tools for iOS. Tools like Absinthe and Redsn0w will continue to be able jailbreak iPhones, but may include some fine print about using them to to crack open iPads, if that functionality is available at all. Developers have not yet created an untethered jailbreak for iOS 6, but one is understood to be in the works. We’ll see if these new rules have any impact on what the jailbreak community comes up with. How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? Why You Love Online Quizzes Related Posts Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoid 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… Tags:#Android#iPad#iPhone#jailbreaking#tablets john paul titlow
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Klopp on Liverpool title-run: We’ll enjoy the rideby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveJurgen Klopp says Liverpool will “enjoy the ride” as they look to claim their first top-flight title win in close to 30 years.The Reds can extend their gap at the top of the table to nine points with a win over third-placed Manchester City at the Etihad tonight.Klopp isn’t willing to put any pressure on his players and insists they will take everything as it comes.”Now, we are in a really good moment, that’s true, but we have to go to Manchester City and play all the other big ones apart from Arsenal,” Klopp told Gary Neville on Sky Sports.”It’s football. I don’t need to know now what will be in May. Who can’t really live with the time between now and May? Go on holiday and switch everything off then come back in May and see what happened. I cannot change that. I don’t want to. I want to enjoy the ride until May!”For us, the target was to qualify for the Champions League and even that is not sure because the others can win 17 games in a row.”We have to only be focused on us and that’s what we do and so far, the mood in the club and around has got better and better. We will see where that leads us to.”
COLLEGE STATION, TX – OCTOBER 08: Head coach Kevin Sumlin of the Texas A&M Aggies waits on the sideline in the second half of their game against the Tennessee Volunteers at Kyle Field on October 8, 2016 in College Station, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin appears to have had a DM misfire on Twitter this afternoon. A short time ago, Sumlin tweeted a message that included a joke about him being glad he “didn’t pull a Sark after Dark.” That’s a reference to USC head coach Steve Sarkisian’s drunken antics at a Trojans’ booster event last weekend. Of course, as with all DM misfires, Sumlin deleted the tweet, but not before an alert Twitter user captured a screen shot. Man Kevin Sumlin is a savage for this #sarkafterdark pic.twitter.com/bFH4yK6N4a— Jamie (@jspride) August 29, 2015Other users spotted it and have been referencing it as well.Sooooo…Sumlin deleted that pretty quick once he realized it wasn’t a DM.— Shooter Flatch (@texasagsec) August 29, 2015@ParkerTodd16 hahaha that was a quick delete by Sumlin— Justin Rydell (@jrydell15) August 29, 2015That’s a real tweet from Kevin Sumlin.— Joaquin (@BoughtAtAPrice7) August 29, 2015
Marko Arnautovic has been heavily linked with a possible move to Manchester United but the player himself claimed that he doesn’t know about such a transfer and he is ready to fulfil his contract with the Hammers.Arnautovic failed to make it to the World Cup with Austria but he claimed that there have been no negotiations about his transfer – and he cares only about his health and his current contract with West Ham United.The Austria international spoke about his situation as he said, according to 101 Great Goals:“I am happy with my job. Whatever happens, will happen. I’ve never heard anything.”Maguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“Even three weeks ago I haven’t heard anything. That’s why I cannot say anything about it.”“The only thing that bothers me is that I am in good health and that I am able to play football.”“I have a contract at West Ham, that’s all we have to talk about.”
Germany’s World Cup-winning captain Lothar Matthaus has predicted that this year’s final will be contested between both Brazil and EnglandBrazil are playing Belgium today at the Kazan Arena for a place in the final four against either France or Uruguay.While England have a more favourable route to the final on paper with a victory against Sweden on Saturday will set them up for a semi-final meeting either hosts Russia or Croatia in what will be their first appearance at that stage of the tournament in 28 years.Crouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“I expect Brazil versus England in the final, because France and Belgium are on the same side of the draw as Brazil and these teams will knock each other out,” said Matthaus, according to Yahoo.“[England] have a young squad with a high culture of playing football, with a lot of speed and a great striker like Harry Kane. Their trust in their own abilities seems to be huge. The team is fearless and also benefits from the great coaches who work with them in the Premier League.”Matthaus was the captain of the West Germany that claimed the World Cup title in 1990.
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 24 Mar 2015 – Excellent local and regional support for the Anti-Money Laundering Conference hosted by the Attorney General’s Office, the Financial Intelligence Agency and the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force. The two day event attracted award winning Diplomat and Attorney General for Trinidad and Tobago, Garvin Nicholas. AG Nicholas explained the Paris Conference held earlier this year has been the impetus for these caucuses around the region; and shared that he believes the Caribbean still has the opportunity for an edge as it follows these general expectations.“Well you make a very, very interesting point in your question and that is that we are different, we cannot be expected to do things in exactly the same ways the bigger countries do and I think it has already been generally accepted that the things the bigger countries have been doing have not necessarily been working because those pushing the regulations the most have been found wanting the most in terms of their own money laundering problems. I think the Risk-Based assessment would probably go a longer way in tailoring regulations to particular circumstances and I think we must be mindful of those particular circumstances and move forward in that direction.”We’ll have more next time; the conference wrapped up today and was held at the Regent Palms Resort. AG’s Office warns against false Registrar of Lands accusations Law enacted gives Governor and Planning Board more clout Related Items:anti-laudering, attorney general, Caribbean Financial Action Task Force Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Attorney General announces 14 Law Reforms for 2016
AST was unable to locate the vehicle described leaving the scene of the incident until the following day on May 7. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Alaska State Troopers responded to a property located near mile 16 of the Kenai Spur Highway, in Nikiski, for a report of individuals stealing items, on May 6. According to the online Trooper dispatch, Talbott was arrested on charges of Theft 2nd degree, Criminal Trespass 1st degree, and a Probation Violation. Upon location of the suspect vehicle contact was made with Kobie Tylor Talbott, age 24 of Kasilof. Talbott was transported and remanded at Wildwood pretrial and is being held without bail.
Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Kenai City Council will look at an ordinance at their meeting on Wednesday that would authorize the City Manager to accept a donation in order to establish a Bush Doctor’s Historic Cabin/Museum from Dr. Peter Hansen and the Kenai Community Foundation. Dr. Hansen is in the process of constructing a Bush Doctor’s Historic Cabin to display the antique medical equipment for public viewing. A fund has been established with the Kenai Community Foundation to allow for future contributions for capital improvements and maintenance, according to the ordinance. Dr. Hansen in a letter to the council, “the intent is to move this cabin, which is being constructed in Nikiski, into the City in late May or early June this year and place it on a sauna tube foundation near the Visitor’s Center.” The Kenai City Council will vote at their meeting on Wednesday on whether or not the City Manager will accept the donation. In 1967, Dr. Hansen moved to Kenai, which at the time had no hospital in the area. He began practicing medicine, bringing with him used medical equipment he had acquired in Juneau. The antique medical equipment has been saved and most recently stored by the City of Kenai. The donation of $103,000 is intended to cover the costs of the construction project involved in this donation, including the funding for construction of the cabin, preparation of the site, and moving and setting up the cabin and antique medical equipment at the site.