Special teams charges Sharks win over the Penguins

first_imgPITTSBURGH — Micheal Haley’s return to the Sharks got overshadowed by an exceptional special teams night, Tomas Hertl’s two-goal game and a bounce-back performance from Martin Jones.The Sharks knocked off the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-0 on Thursday, earning their second win over the team that beat them in the 2016 Stanley Cup Final in less than six weeks, another sign that the team is a top contender heading toward the stretch run.Haley suited up for his first game since the Sharks plucked him …last_img read more

Fake News on Education Bills

first_imgSecular reporters, for the life of them, can’t get their facts right. When it comes to the teaching of evolution, knees jerk, kicking the boilerplate machine into programmed output.A proposed bill in South Dakota, called an “academic freedom bill” (SB 55) simply says this:No teacher may be prohibited from helping students understand, analyze, critique, or review in an objective scientific manner the strengths and weaknesses of scientific information presented in courses being taught which are aligned with the content standards established pursuant to § 13-3-48.Sound fair enough? Not to the secular press. One would think all hell broke loose, and we’re headed back into the dark ages. The story by AP reporters James Nord and Hannah Weikel hit the fan, splattering lies around the world as all the major media echoed it uncritically. The AP gives the impression that sneaky creationists were kicking Darwin out of science class and replacing it with the Bible, God and the dreaded c-word, creationism. Anyone see any of that in the bill’s language?At Evolution News & Views, David Klinghoffer tries to set the record straight, pointing out multiple lies in the AP story. But without the automatic multiplication factor of the AP, whose pronouncements are treated like the word of the gods by mainstream media editors looking for blood, it’s doubtful readers will see his corrections. The bill says nothing about alternatives to evolution. It does not insert intelligent design. It does not change the curriculum. It does not change the content standards. It does not diminish the teaching of Darwinian evolution. In fact, if anything, it augments it, helping students to learn how to think about science. What a concept! Thinking in public school!How is it that learning to analyze, review, and critique scientific information in an objective manner would set off a firestorm of protest by scientists and professional educators? Isn’t that their job? What has happened to America, when less than a century ago these same pro-evolutionists were seeking academic freedom for their views?In an earlier post at Evolution News & Views, Klinghoffer found it surreal to see how organizations can contradict their own stated purposes:But with evolution proponents, such distortions are absolutely routine. It’s bizarre. It’s farcical. But this tops it. In a surreal move, a group called the National Coalition Against Censorship has plunged into the South Dakota situation to demand continued restraints on teachers and their academic freedom — in other words, censorship.Some of these academic-freedom bills have simply tried to protect teachers from punishment if they dare to mention that Darwinism might have some difficulties, say with the Cambrian explosion or the complexity of the cell. But in these days when pushing DOPE is mandatory, just mentioning scientific weaknesses of evolution at all – controversies openly acknowledged by evolutionists in the scientific journals – can put a teacher at risk. One complaint by a student or parent is enough to send out the attack dogs of the ACLU or Americans United, threatening lawsuits. And reporters will pump out the boilerplate.Would Darwin like what his disciples are doing? He said in Origin, “A fair result can be obtained only by fully stating and balancing the facts and arguments on both sides of each question.” He might be appalled to see that his theory would need such protection from understanding, analyzing, critiquing or reviewing his facts and arguments in an objective manner when he himself acknowledged many difficulties in his own theory.Without South Dakota’s law, it could be illegal to quote certain passages from The Origin of Species, like chapter VI, “Difficulties on Theory” that acknowledges the sudden appearance of animals in the fossil record as “perhaps the most obvious and gravest objection which can be urged against my theory.” Try that as a tactic, state legislators: put The Origin of Species on the banned books list!We’re doing our part at CEH to provide the “facts and arguments” on the other side of the question. That’s the only avenue available these days: bypass the lame-stream media that disobeys Darwin’s dictum. Get the information out through alternative channels. You can help by shaming the liars back into Journalism Ethics 101 class. Send well-written, factual responses to fake-news stories when written by shoddy journalists not living up to the standards of their profession. Fight darkness with light. Light wins every time. (Visited 52 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

InniBos: Lowveld Arts Festival

first_img25 June 2004A bright new star shines in South Africa’s arts festival circuit. The Lowveld National Arts Festival, InniBos (literally: In the Bush), takes place in Nelspruit from 30 June to 3 July, with over 60 productions set to take place amid the Lowveld’s magnificent scenery and amazing winter climate.InniBos is based on the Klein Karoo National Arts Festival and Aardklop Festival, but with its own unique packaging.In essence, InniBos is an Afrikaans arts festival – though with a strong Portuguese component, due to the fact that the Lowveld is situated ideally to serve the Mozambican and Gauteng Portuguese-speaking market.Other South African cultures will be involved in some of the productions, like jazz and classical music productions that pay no heed to cultural borders.A symphony concert, Afrikaans rock and satirical acts also feature among over 60 productions in 12 different venues. There will also be an extended arts and flea market, and multiple open stages to supply endless entertainment to festival goers.For more information on the festival programme, venues, bookings, accommodation and bushveld adventures on the side, visit the InniBos website – available in Afrikaans, Portuguese and English.SouthAfrica.info reporterlast_img read more

Reality Is Even More Persistent

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Now Reality is persistent. It is extremely inflexible. It doesn’t change because you don’t like it, nor does it change because you find it difficult, inconvenient, problematic, and challenging.You may want things to be different than they are, but reality is unaware and unconcerned with your wants and needs. You want things that are difficult to be easier. You want the outcomes you need without having to work so hard to achieve them. Reality does not change and is wholly unresponsive to what you want.The challenges you face may be personally and/or professionally difficult for you. Dealing with them can be stressful, and it can require emotional energy that would be placed somewhere else. Reality doesn’t respond to your emotions, and a heightened emotional state produces no greater or lesser result. Reality is unmoved by your emotions.Even though you may see reality as a problem, it isn’t. Reality is a neutral party. It doesn’t treat you any different than it treats anyone else. It is what it is, and it doesn’t care who bumps up against it, nor does it change because someone has more money, greater smarts, or some other perceived advantage.Because you cannot change reality, producing a different result means aligning yourself with reality.Reality is not what is stopping you from producing the result you want, and you know this is true because other people are producing that result right now, in spite of reality. Their approach is different than yours, and it’s likely that their strategies are also different.The challenges that you face right now have been faced by others before you, many of whom found a way to overcome those challenges while dealing with the very same reality that you share. If reality what was really stopping you, then it would have stopped everyone else before you. It’s like gravity; it applies to all people equally, and it makes no exceptions and has no preference.No matter how persistent you are, reality is even more persistent. If you want things to change, you have to change.last_img read more