#3 of Our Top Stories of 2019: PragerU Video on Evolution = Stephen Meyer at Yankee Stadium x 20

first_img A Physician Describes How Behe Changed His MindLife’s Origin — A “Mystery” Made AccessibleCodes Are Not Products of PhysicsIxnay on the Ambriancay PlosionexhayDesign Triangulation: My Thanksgiving Gift to All It’s just 5 minutes in length and it summarizes two very telling problems with Darwinism, respectively the focuses of Meyer’s first two books, Signature in the Cell and Darwin’s Doubt. You can watch it on YouTube, Facebook, or PragerU’s own site. Just on YouTube, it’s racked up 5,000 comments and climbing. That’s an enormous conversation going on, about just that subject which the Darwin enforcers are most anxious that thoughtful adults and young people should not be discussing: whether the evidence for Darwinian evolution is genuinely persuasive.It Takes a PhD, Does It?Wow, is this ever needed and well timed. I’ll give you an example from my week so far. I had a friend the other day, a member of our synagogue, telling me confidently a couple of days ago about how “evolution” can comfortably be assimilated with Judaism. Christian theistic evolutionists say as much about their own faith. I asked my friend what he meant by “evolution” and told him how Darwinists use the word misleadingly, in a kind of shell game, as if it meant just one thing when in fact it has several different meanings (change over time, microevolution, macroevolution, universal common ancestry, etc.).My friend waved this away. He informed me that only someone with a PhD can understand such fine distinctions. Really? As Stephen Meyer says in the first words of this video, Darwinian theory (in the sense of: random mutations + natural selection = biological diversity, from bacteria to Beethoven) is what’s taught to us all in high school. Given that, it had better be comprehensible, and subject to debate, by everyone from high school age up.Well, it is comprehensible and it is debatable. Meyer in these 5 minutes does a superbly lucid job of explaining why scientists who doubt the standard evolutionary story are “appropriately skeptical.” Meanwhile, in an irony that Meyer and others have pointed out, lay people such as my friend doggedly defend “evolution” (whatever meaning you want to give to it), even as scientists are giving it a deservedly critical appraisal! Anyone can follow Stephen Meyer in this video. With apologies to my friend, it doesn’t take a PhD. Watch for yourself and see if you agree. Then share it widely with your own friends and family members!Photo: What appears to be a  full house at Yankee Stadium, by John Dalton [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons. Jane Goodall Meets the God Hypothesis Origin of Life: Brian Miller Distills a Debate Between Dave Farina and James Tour Email Print Google+ Linkedin Twitter Share “A Summary of the Evidence for Intelligent Design”: The Study Guide Tagsandom mutationsbacteriabiological diversityChristianityDarwin’s DoubtDarwinismevolutionJudaismLudwig van Beethovennatural selectionPragerUrSignature in the CellStephen Meyertheistic evolutionYankee Stadium,Trending Sharecenter_img Editor’s note: The staff of Evolution News wish you a Happy New Year! We are counting down our top ten stories of 2019. If you haven’t done so yet, please take a moment now to contribute to our work in bringing you news and analysis about evolution, intelligent design, and more every day of the year. There is no other voice, no other source of information, like ours. Thank you for your friendship and your support!The following article was originally published here on October 24, 2019.Picture this: philosopher of science Stephen Meyer discussing reasons for skepticism about evolution with enough new friends to fill Yankee Stadium. Now multiply that by 20. As the delighted staff over at PragerU point out, in just the few days since it was released, Dr. Meyer’s PragerU video, “Evolution: Bacteria to Beethoven,” has been viewed by a million people across several platforms — Yankee Stadium x 20 — and is on track to greatly exceed that.You haven’t see it yet? You’re in for a treat:  Congratulations to Science Magazine for an Honest Portrayal of Darwin’s Descent of Man Recommended Requesting a (Partial) Retraction from Darrel Falk and BioLogos Evolution #3 of Our Top Stories of 2019: PragerU Video on Evolution = Stephen Meyer at Yankee Stadium x 20David KlinghofferDecember 30, 2019, 4:18 AM Email Print Google+ Linkedin Twitter Sharelast_img read more

Bermuda “Up and Running” Following Direct Hit from Hurricane Paulette

first_imgBermuda’s Minister of National Security Renée Ming praised work crews across the island on Tuesday in the wake of the hours-long pounding from Hurricane Paulette, saying the island was “back up and running in record time” after apparently escaping serious structural damage.She told a media briefing that crews from sole power provider Bermuda Electric Light Company (Belco) got “phenomenal” work done after more than 25,000 of its 36,000 customers lost power early on Monday as Paulette, packing winds of around 100 miles per hour, knocked down utility poles and tree branches.The number of people without had been brought down to just under 3,000 by 4 p.m. local time on Tuesday.Belco said its retirees had been helping with restoration efforts.Premier David Burt said “while I know that a considerable number of people remain without power, Belco’s workers returned electricity to over 20,000 customers since the end of storm- force winds.“This is a remarkable achievement and I have already expressed my thanks on behalf of the people of Bermuda to those men and women at Belco,” he added.The company’s president, Dennis Pimentel, said “our crews are making great progress in restoring power quickly and safely to our customers.“I would like to thank the public for their patience and understanding as we work to get the remaining customers switched back on.”Ming said traffic was now “flowing fairly unhindered” thanks to road clean-up efforts by the Department of Parks and Public Works staff aided by the Royal Bermuda Regiment.The regiment is to end its embodiment later on Tuesday, Ming said.On the coronavirus (COVID-19) front, the old Perot Post Office testing centre in Hamilton for incoming airline travellers resumed operations on Tuesday, while testing for the regular population is likely to start again on Wednesday.Government schools remained closed on Tuesday, but staff were told to report on Wednesday, while students will return to their classrooms on Thursday.The L.F. Wade International Airport reopened on Tuesday while bus and ferry services will resume on Wednesday.Ming addressed concerns over Tropical Storm Teddy, which lay about 1,800 miles southeast of the island and is predicted to develop into a Category 3 hurricane later in the week, according to the Miami-based National Hurricane Centre.Although early forecasts show the storm making a beeline for Bermuda, Ming warned: “Much uncertainty remains — it’s too early to make any predictions, but the Bermuda Weather Service will continue to monitor it for future developments.”CMClast_img read more

Travel’s biggest, baddest bucket list!

first_img Sharing is caring! Tweet 59 Views   no discussions Share Sharecenter_img My Destination, the global travel resource powered by a community of local experts, has unleashed travel’s Biggest, Baddest, Bucket List, in which one lucky person will get the opportunity of a lifetime – a six month, all inclusive, blogging trip around the world to a minimum of 25 international destinations and $50,000 (USD). The opportunity opens for applications from the 28th January and closes on 31st March 2013. Ben Southall, winner of Tourism Queensland’s ‘Best Job In The World’, will preside over the entrants as guest judge. To win travel’s Biggest, Baddest, Bucket List, it’s very straightforward to apply.Step one: Applicants must create a video application in English and up to three minutes in length telling us about your favourite destination around the world – whether that’s the city you live, your best holiday or the place you’ve always dreamed of travelling to. Step two: Upload your video together with a completed application form and travel blog-style entry to www.mydestination.com/bbb.Ten candidates will make it through to the voting shortlist, five chosen by My Destination and five selected by the world and then the final round of voting opens – be sure to encourage all your friends and family to vote for you!Entry dates:• 28th January – competition opens• 31st March – applications close• 12th April – top ten announced and final round of voting opens• 26th April – top three finalist chosen• 7th May – final winner announced• 8th June – the trip of a lifetime begins The winner will travel the world in six months in which to travel the world, all expenses paid, blogging, meeting the locals and taking part in challenges in each location. The challenges will be wide and varied, covering everything from visiting a landmark to tasting a local delicacy and staying with a family to an adrenaline pumping activity.The best part is that the winner gets to create their own six month itinerary. You will blog for My Destination throughout the trip, keeping the people back home and around the world up to date with your adventures and the new friends you have made along the way.Upon completion of all the challenges and the blogging tasks throughout the six month trip, a pot of gold will be waiting for you on your return: $50,000 (USD) for the winner to spend on anything they want – paying off that student loan, starting a business or buying a home – it really is a life changing amount of money!The dream job contest has been created in partnership with fellow travel brands Hotels.com, Travelex and Viator.Dominica Vibes News Share LifestyleNewsRegionalTravel Travel’s biggest, baddest bucket list! by: – February 23, 2013last_img read more