Giants learning why NL West will challenge team’s offense

first_imgSAN DIEGO–The National League East features reigning Cy Young winner Jacob deGrom, Nationals ace Max Scherzer and tough Phillies right-hander Aaron Nola.The NL Central is loaded with quality hitters like Christian Yelich, Kris Bryant and Paul Goldschmidt who rank among baseball’s best bets to change the game with one swing.The NL West may lack the perceived depth of the league’s other divisions, but winning won’t be any easier for the Giants than it might be elsewhere. Through the first three …last_img read more

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New Book: Fossil Forensics

first_imgRead the introduction to the new book by Dr Jerry Bergman with contributions by Frank J. Sherwin and Philip Snow.IntroductionThis is volume one of a projected multi-volume set that will explore in some detail the fossil record of most all major life forms. Each volume will consist of an overview of the findings related to evolution as presented in the scholarly literature by recognized authorities. This volume covers general categories, such as invertebrates, plants, insects, fish, amphibians, birds, bats, and whales. The next volume will cover specific animals, such as cats, giraffes, woodpeckers, camels, and pandas. I have now looked at the evidence in detail for the evolution of over 100 life forms; and, of those I have researched, no clear evidence exists of their evolution for any of them from simpler life forms.This finding is quite in contrast to my original conclusion. In college, one text used for a graduate class at Wayne State University in Detroit was C. Loring Brace and Ashley Montague’s 1965 book titled Human Evolution, which included many illustrations of the life forms that linked humans to what evolutionists believe is our common ancestor, an ape of some type. After reading the text and studying the illustrations, I was quite convinced that, for humans at least, the case for evolution was clearly documented. Always a skeptic, I continued to read the literature, and soon realized that my earlier conclusion was naïve, to say the least.As a biology professor for over 30 years, I have always been fascinated by the wonder of animal design, and this fascination vividly shows in this volume. Each chapter vividly reflects this wonder. As I researched life as related to its putative evolution, I realized that the fossil record is one of Darwinism’s major problems. As this work documents, the fossils tell a very clear account of the history of life quite in contradiction to the story of Darwinism. The reason is because,the most striking fact about nature is that it is discontinuous. When you look at animals and plants, each individual almost always falls into one of many discrete groups. When we look at a single wild cat, for example, we are immediately able to identify it as either a lion, a cougar, a snow leopard, and so on. All cats do not blur insensibly into one another through a series of feline intermediates. And although there is variation among individuals within a cluster (as all lion researchers know, each lion looks different from every other), the clusters nevertheless remain discrete in “organism space.” We see clusters in all organisms that reproduce sexually.[1]This has always been, and still is, as this book documents, the major problem for Darwinism.[1] Jerry Coyne, 2009, Why Evolution is True. New York: Viking. p. 184.(Visited 457 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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Muslim man beaten up in Gurugram, told to remove skullcap and chant Jai Shri Ram

first_imgCow vigilantes beat up three in M.P. for possession of beef; police arrest victims first  When Mr. Barkat tried to push the man and run away, the man allegedly tore his shirt. As Mr. Barkat started crying, the men left. Four of them drove away in a motorcycle and two just walked away into one of the alleys in the area.Mr. Barkat’s cousin Murtuja then took him to civil hospital. The hospital authorities made a call to the police.A case has been registered on charges of promoting religious hatred, causing hurt, criminal intimidation and unlawful assembly, among others, at City Police Station in this connection.Haryana BJP condemns incidentHaryana BJP spokesperson Raman Malik strongly condemned the incident saying that his party was against any kind of appeasement but any illegal act would not be tolerated. He said that he had spoken to the police in this connection and directed them to identify the persons involved at the earliest and take action against him as per the law. A Muslim man was beaten by a group of men at Jacubpura in Gurugram on May 25 night after he was told to remove his skullcap and chant Jai Shri Ram. No arrests have been made so far.Mohammad Barkat, 25, was returning to his shop around 10 p.m. on Saturday after offering prayers at Jama Masjid in Gurugram when a group of about half a dozen men allegedly accosted him outside a sweet shop and told him to remove his skull cap. “One of the men called me with an offensive word and told me that skullcap was not allowed in this area. When I told him that I was returning from a mosque, he slapped me. He also asked me to chant Bharat Mata Ki Jai and Jai Shri Ram. When I refused, he threatened to feed me pork,” Mr. Barkat said. He had come to Gurugram earlier this month to learn tailoring.Mr. Barkat claimed that the man allegedly picked up a stick and hit him and also abused him.Also Readlast_img read more

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