Back On Her Home Ground, Classy Bellafina Takes Grade III, $100,000 Desert Stormer Stakes

first_imgBACK ON HER HOME GROUND, CLASSY BELLAFINA TAKES GRADE III, $100,000 DESERT STORMER STAKES BY ONE LENGTH IN 1:09.85 AS PRAT BAGS HIS FIFTH WIN OF THE DAYARCADIA, Calif. (May 17, 2020)–To quote Judy Garland’s Dorothy, “There’s no place like home.”  And that was very true indeed today at Santa Anita, as trainer Simon Callaghan’s Bellafina rolled to a one length score in the Grade III, $100,000 Desert Stormer Stakes, her fifth win in seven Santa Anita starts.  With Flavien Prat collecting his fifth win of the day, Bellafina made amends for a disappointing run last month at Oaklawn Park by getting six furlongs in 1:09.85.Breaking from post position four in a field of seven fillies and mares, Bellafina was an attentive third, about three lengths off dueling leaders Artistic Diva and Fighting Mad mid-way around the far turn.  She swung three-deep turning for home, took command a sixteenth of a mile out and held off a big late run from longshot Hang a Star to get the money.“This is pretty cool,” said Prat.  “She broke well and she put me in a good spot and we had those two fillies as a target.  At the quarter pole, we angled out and she did the rest.  It’s great to be back home with this filly, she loves it here.“I won five in one day at Del Mar last summer, but never here at Santa Anita.  Hopefully, I’m not done yet.”Indeed he wasn’t, as Prat went on to win his sixth race of the day in the ninth race aboard Harper’s Gallop for trainer Jack Carava.Fourth as the 7-5 favorite in an ungraded six furlong stakes April 25 in Arkansas, Bellafina was off as the 4-5 favorite today and she paid $3.60, $2.80 and $2.10.Resplendent in part-owner’s Kaleem Shah’s red, white and blue colors, Bellafina picked up $60,000 for a partnership that includes Mrs. John Magnier, Michael B. Tabor and Derrick Smith.  A three-time Grade I winner, Bellafina notched her seventh grades stakes win and seven wins from 15 overall starts and earnings of $1,512,975.“It unfolded pretty much as we expected,” said Callaghan.  “We had decent speed and Flavien had her in a great position to stalk and gave us a really good performance.  It shows how much she loves Santa Anita and we’re glad to get her back in the Winner’s Circle.Ridden by Umberto Rispoli, Hang a Star flew late to finish second, a head in front of Fighting Mad.  The longest shot in the field at 40-1, Hang a Star paid $18.80 and $6.60.The original third place finisher, Fighting Mad, who was ridden by Drayden Van Dyke and was a length clear of Mother Mother at the wire, was disqualified for interference leaving the gate and placed fourth, behind her stablemate.Mother Mother, ridden by Mike Smith, was the second choice at 2-1 and paid $2.20 to show.Fractions on the race were 21.38, 44.47 and 57.07.last_img read more

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Sims ready to reclaim starting role

first_imgThe former Cowboys and Knights forward also reckons he’s putting up the best numbers of his career in the gym and gotten on top of the rehab required for his twice-broken left leg.Sims started four matches at the end of 2017 played a full 80 minutes in three of those, having started just three of 20 games in 2017 (and one of eight in 2016) prior to that.”Last year was one of those years where my role in the team was to come off the bench which was never that easy too because I’ve played so many games starting,” Sims told NRL.com.”That’s what was needed. ‘Mary’ (coach Paul McGregor) asked me, put it to me as a challenge and I like to think I accepted that challenge and excelled in it.”At the back end of the year I started a few games which was great and a bit of an extra reward but on the back of this pre-season [I’ll be] starting and I’m looking forward to getting back into the back row.”Strength-wise, conditioning-wise this is probably the best I’ve gone into a season since I was a 20-year-old…Tariq SimsWhile left edge (in place of Thompson and alongside five-eighth Gareth Widdop) shapes as Sims’ spot to start the season he stressed he was just as comfortable on the right if needed should Tyson Frizell be unavailable or have to move to the middle of the field and is also able to play middle himself.”I’ve played over 100 first grade games at back row so I’m very comfortable there, that’s where I cut my teeth and it’s the position that I knew,” Sims continued.”The only reason I played in the middle was Mary thought it would be a good change-up for me to go in the middle and he challenged me to go in there. I accepted that challenge and I like to think I did my best.”If for some reason Friz is in the middle or Friz is injured or out or on rep duty or what have you, if I’m asked to go over to the right side it’s not foreign to me. I’m gearing up for a big year, I’ve put a lot of expectations on myself, it’s a pre-season where statistically-wise I’ve excelled in every area in training so I’m pretty excited for the year to start.”Asked to elaborate on those areas, Sims said: “Beep test, conditioning, times, weights, lifts. Everything. Strength-wise, conditioning-wise this is probably the best I’ve gone into a season since I was a 20-year-old fresh out of Brisbane (where he played in the under-20s).”I still don’t feel like I’ve reached that limit there with my body. We’re still rehabbing with my leg, that’s something I know I’m going to have to deal with for the rest of my career. Once you get your head around that the sky’s the limit.”There’s no issues, I’m just saying before training I have to go out and warm up and make sure everything in my ankle and leg are activated through the warm up before I go out and train because I feel personally if I don’t do that then I won’t be able to get the best out of my training sessions.”Sims has been named in the trial squad to face Hull FC on Saturday night and is expected to start in what will be his first on-field chance to really stake a claim to the role.Previewing the match, McGregor said all 24 names on the trial team sheet would be used and most of the big names could expect a solid stint of 30 minutes or more.McGregor nominated left-side back row as a spot that had not yet been settled, with the trials to present the candidates an opportunity.”Joel Thompson’s not here so it’s opened that left back row position,” McGregor said on Friday.”Tariq and Luce (Luciano Leilua) and [Jacob] Host are in the running for that. Tariq’s a senior player and the other two guys have had some experience in first grade, they’ve all had good pre-seasons.”All NRL squads for trials and World Club Challengelast_img read more

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Sergio Ramos: “I prefer to play at the Bernabéu than at Valdebebas, but I vote for the safest”

first_imgSergio Ramos additionally participated in the ‘El Partidazo’ program of #Vamos, of Movistar +, to give his opinion on the state of affairs of soccer due to the coronavirus disaster, and to discuss Actual Madrid, which this Monday returns to prepare with the protocols of the Ministry of Samidad. Well being: “I am properly inside what matches. We really feel fortunate and we can not complain. We are attempting to get pleasure from different issues. Till we’ve got to dwell it we have no idea a lot.”Protocol: “We all know the protocol and that we’ll do it in small teams divided by Zidane. It’s such a critical state of affairs that every one that is vital for well being to prevail. I suppose we had to attempt to return. I am very excited and I need to compete. that LaLiga ends and that the Champions League can also be performed. The vital factor is that the virus doesn’t return. Soccer is secondary, but I am trying ahead to stepping on the Bernabéu once more. “The place to play: “Bernabéu or Valdebebas? I vote for the most secure. If the topic of the works will also be elevated … But, on a private stage, I prefer to play at the Bernabéu. We should respect the selections. Issues should be normalized that we’ve got by no means lived. We’re going to attempt to play usually and take benefit that if soccer serves as a distraction it will likely be good for us. “ Attainable normality: “Issues that we’ve got by no means skilled should be normalized. We’re going to attempt to play usually and reap the benefits of the incontrovertible fact that if soccer serves as a distraction it will likely be good for us.”Koke: “Think about how the trainer is today”“At the second, we’re going little by little. I am thinner. We would like normality to return as quickly as potential. The occasions are adjusting extra and when the season ends we normally begin in mid-August … Little by little the days are over and we’ve got I need all the pieces to begin once more. Cholo and the trainer. It’s going to be bizarre to play with out listening to the followers. “Williams: “I see it troublesome to return, but hope is rarely misplaced”“We actually need to return. We have been going two by two. I see it troublesome to return, but I don’t lose hope. Hopefully we’ll play soccer once more quickly. We’ve got to have hope. None of us like the gatherings … We’re the protagonists and We’ve got to attain an settlement. I know that the subsequent sport is towards Atlético as a result of mates have been going to see me, but then due to all this … Right now the ball was sq. since you lose contact after so lengthy with out the ball. It is rather thrilling to really feel like a footballer once more. Hope is the final thing you lose. No footballer likes concentrations, “he acknowledged, recalling that in Section 1 of the de-escalation, folks” can get out. “last_img read more

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Past winners of daCosta Cup

first_img1950 Munro College1951 Munro College1952 Munro College1953 Cornwall College1954 (no competition)1955 Cornwall College1956 Cornwall College1957 Munro College1958 Cornwall College1959 Cornwall College1960 (Abandoned)1961 Munro College1962 Munro College1963 Cornwall College1964 Munro College1965 Vere Technical1966 (No competition)1967 Vere Technical1968 Vere Technical1969 Vere Technical1970 Vere Technical1971 Vere Technical1972 (Abandoned)1973 (No competition)1974 STETHS1975 Vere Technical1976 Vere Technical1977 Clarendon College1978 Clarendon College1979 Dinthill Technical1980 Vere Technical1981 Dinthill Technical1982 Cornwall College1983 Cornwall College1984 Rusea’s High1985 Rusea’s High1986 Herbert Morrison1987 Rusea’s High1988 Herbert Morrison1989 Rusea’s High1990 Rusea’s High1991 Clarendon College1992 Rusea’s High1993 Rusea’s High1994 Clarendon College1995 Cornwall College1996 Clarendon College1997 (abandoned)1998 Clarendon College1999 STETHS2000 Cornwall College2001 Cornwall College2002 Rusea’s High2003 Frome Technical2004 Glenmuir High2005 Godfrey Stewart2006 Glenmuir High2007 Garvey Maceo2008 St. James High2009 STETHS2010 Rusea’s High2011 Rusea’s High2012 Glenmuir High2013 STETHS2014 Clarendon Collegelast_img read more

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UN Security Council Renews Sanctions on Liberia

first_imgThe UN Security Council on Tuesday renewed the sanctions on Liberia for another nine months since it has determined the situation in the country remains fragile and constitutes a threat to international peace and security in the region.In a unanimously adopted resolution, the Security Council renewed a set of measures on travel ban and arms embargo for nine months, and also extended the mandate of the panel of experts tasked with monitoring compliance with the measures for ten months, beginning on Tuesday.The Security Council also expressed in the draft resolution its intent to scale back and terminate the remaining sanctions in a prudent manner as the council recognizes that the peace-building and development gains in Liberia could be reversed in light of the Ebola outbreak.The Security Council “decides further to maintain all of the above measures under continuous review with a view to modifying or lifting all or part of the measures of the sanctions regime dependent upon Liberia’s progress towards meeting the conditions set out in resolution 1521 (2003) for terminating those measures and in light of the threat to peace and security in Liberia posed by the Ebola virus,” according to the resolution.The sanctions imposed a decade ago, was due to expire on December 12, 2014.The arms embargo and other sanctions were imposed by the Security Council more than a decade ago as a response to the continued civil war in Liberia, where warring parties were involved in illegal arms traffic and diamond trade.According to resolution 1521 which was adopted in 2003, the criteria for termination of these sanctions include a ceasefire in the country, completing disarmament, demobilization, reintegration, repatriation and restructuring of the security sector, implementing the Comprehensive Peace Agreement and making progress towards stability.The draft resolution was put in blue on 3 December, following one meeting at the expert level. A day earlier, Council members held consultations on Liberia sanctions where the final report of the Panel of Experts (PoE) transmitted to the Council on 19 November (S/2014/831) was discussed and the following day the Council held a meeting with troop-contributing-countries (TCCs) for the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL).Negotiations on the draft resolution, which essentially constituted a technical roll-over as recommended in the Secretary-General’s letter of 29 September (S/2014/707), were uncontroversial. The draft resolution renews for a period of nine months the arms embargo on Liberia, which was first imposed with resolution 1521 in 2003 and was modified to become a partial arms embargo on non-state actors with resolution 1903 in 2009.It also renewed for nine months the targeted travel ban initially imposed with resolution 1521. The draft resolution further reaffirmed the asset freeze on former president Charles Taylor, his family and associates imposed by resolution 1532 in 2004, which is not time-limited. The draft resolution also renewed the mandate of the PoE for a period of ten months, with an update to the Committee due no later than 23 April and a final report due by 1 August.The draft resolution identified two specific areas which remained a problem in Liberia: the proper management of arms and ammunition by the Liberian government, including enacting a necessary legislative framework, and effective monitoring and management of the border regions between Liberia and Côte d’Ivoire. These recurring issues had been previously highlighted in the Secretary-General’s assessment of the Liberia sanctions regime conveyed to the Council on 29 September and in the final report of the PoE (as well as previous PoE reports). The draft resolution requests the Secretary-General to provide an update to the Council by 1 August on progress made by the government of Liberia with regard to arms and ammunition management and border control.And prior to the Council’s announcement, the meeting concluded earlier provided an opportunity for UNMIL TCCs that provided input prior to an adoption scheduled for 18 December renewing the peacekeeping operation’s mandate. Due to the uncertainty caused by the Ebola outbreak, the Council last renewed UNMIL’s mandate on 15 September with resolution 2176 for an interim period up to 31 December.It requested an update from the Secretary-General by 15 November and also expressed its intention to further extend UNMIL’s mandate to 30 September 2015. On 12 November, Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Hervé Ladsous and Ambassador Per Thðresson (Sweden), representative of the chair of the Liberia configuration of the Peacebuilding Commission briefed the Council (S/PV.7310). Ladsous recommended deferring consideration of a drawdown of troops and police from UNMIL until the Ebola crisis has ended. Tomorrow, TCC representatives are likely to be interested in how UNMIL’s mandate may be modified due to the Ebola outbreak and what implications this may have for their personnel.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Wounding incident lands 50-year-old in jail

first_imgA Middle Road, La Penitence man who attacked and wounded another at the Stabroek Market area in November 2017 was on Tuesday jailed for two years.Fifty-year-old Shawn Griffith, of Lot 137 Middle Road, La Penitence Georgetown, had the sentence handed down to him by Magistrate Annette Singh.Shawn GriffithThe Prosecution contended that Griffith, on November 18, 2017, wounded Kenton Vallet.Griffith was jointly charged for the offence with his son who was visiting from the United States. However, after the son had offered the virtual complainant (VC) a compensation of $10,000, which was accepted, the matter was dismissed against the son.Griffith, however, had originally denied the allegation, and was granted $30,000 bail.last_img read more

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‘Intuition’ tells Pique, Neymar will stay

first_img“But it’s not official,” he added. “And it’s not for me to say if he’s going to stay or not.”On Sunday, Pique had tweeted a picture of Barcelona teammate Neymar with the caption “He’s staying” adding another twist to the ongoing saga of the Brazilian striker’s possible world record 222 million euro ($256.8 million) transfer to Paris Saint-Germain.Pique said his post hadn’t ruffled Neymar.“I was with Neymar and his friends in his room last night and he’s not angry at all,” Pique said. “On the contrary, he’s happy.Barcelona’s Neymar laughs during a training session at the Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey, on July 21, 2017, on the eve of their match against Juventus © AFP/File / Jewel SAMAD“We’ve been speaking to him. We have a close relationship, not only as teammates but also as friends,” added Pique, who said he didn’t believe Neymar’s contemplation of a move was a matter of money.But he believes if it’s a matter of sporting goals, Neymar remains better off in Barcelona.“In Paris, if he doesn’t win the Champions League then he’s not going to get the recognition that he deserves,” Pique said.Argentinian defender Javier Mascherano said he had advised “Ney” to weigh all the pros and cons.“He has to put things in the balance,” Mascherano said. “What Pique says is the feeling of all of us, we want him to stay. We all want him to stay.”Meanwhile in Miami, Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery sidestepped questions about the possible acquisition of Neymar.“We have an obligation to talk about the present, about the players who currently make up the team, our next match,” Emery said at a press conference to promote PSG’s International Champions Cup friendly against Juventus on Wednesday.“If a new player arrives, we will talk about it then.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000(From L) Barcelona players Lionel Messi, Gerard Pique, and Neymar arrive at a team event in Tokyo on July 13, 2017, following a press conference to announce new sponsorship with Japanese internet retailer Rakuten © AFP/File / KAZUHIRO NOGIWASHINGTON, United States, Jul 26 – Barcelona defender Gerard Pique remains convinced that Neymar will stay at Camp Nou, but said on Tuesday his opinion was based on “intuition” rather than inside knowledge.“It’s a personal opinion from the conversation that I had with him and my intuition,” Pique said at a press conference on the eve of Barcelona’s International Champions Cup friendly against Manchester United in the US capital.last_img read more

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THE CRAIC IS ’90’ FOR DUNFANAGHY MAN PATRICK!

first_imgPatrick gets stuck into some cake!The craic was ’90’ with this well-known Dunfanaghy man earlier in the week.Patrick McGinley from Swillybrin  could easily pass for a man much younger than his nine decades.Friends and family gathered to cut a cake for well-known farmer Patrick who is a true gentleman. Many happy returns Patrick.If your relative or friend has a milestone birthday, why not send us in a picture and a few details and we’ll publish a birthday wish to them! Send the picture and words to info@donegaldaily.com THE CRAIC IS ’90’ FOR DUNFANAGHY MAN PATRICK! was last modified: November 30th, 2015 by StephenShare 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:birthdayDunfanaghyPatrick McGinleylast_img read more

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DDTV: VIDEO TRIBUTE FOR JOHN BERNIE BOYLE

first_imgMANY tributes have been paid to John ‘Bernie’ Boyle who passed away at Donegal Hospice at the weekend. Yesterday we published a poem by his friend John O’Donnell.There was a huge response – and today Mr O’Donnell has asked us to show this video tribute to John.May He Rest In Peace. His Funeral Mass is today at 11am in St Columba’s Church, Acres with burial afterwards in Belcruit Cemetery.  DDTV: VIDEO TRIBUTE FOR JOHN BERNIE BOYLE was last modified: January 3rd, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:DDTV: VIDEO TRIBUTE FOR JOHN BERNIE BOYLElast_img read more

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Mutations Accelerate Each Other’s Damage

first_imgAs reported in our 10/14/2004 entry, mutations do not work in isolation; even the good kind usually conspire against the host.  This fact has been largely ignored by neo-Darwinists.  Some researchers at the Weizmann Institute in Rehovot, Israel, writing in Nature,1 tested the interaction of mutations (epistasis) on proteins.  They found, in short, that harmful mutations usually accelerate the loss of fitness above what would occur in isolation.  Some organisms exhibit robustness against mutations, though, as in well-known cases of antibiotic resistance.  The team tested the robustness of E. coli while mutating a gene for a lactamase (TEM-1) that confers some resistance to ampicillin.  They found that, at best, the organisms could hold out at a threshold level of fitness only temporarily.  Beyond the threshold, death was speedy and inevitable.  This was even after they removed the bad mutations:Subjecting TEM-1 to random mutational drift and purifying selection (to purge deleterious mutations) produced changes in its fitness landscape indicative of negative epistasis; that is, the combined deleterious effects of mutations were, on average, larger than expected from the multiplication of their individual effects.  As observed in computational systems, negative epistasis was tightly associated with higher tolerance to mutations (robustness).  Thus, under a low selection pressure, a large fraction of mutations was initially tolerated (high robustness), but as mutations accumulated, their fitness toll increased, resulting in the observed negative epistasis.  These findings, supported by FoldX stability computations of the mutational effects, prompt a new model in which the mutational robustness (or neutrality) observed in proteins, and other biological systems, is due primarily to a stability margin, or threshold, that buffers the deleterious physico-chemical effects of mutations on fitness.  Threshold robustness is inherently epistatic—once the stability threshold is exhausted, the deleterious effects of mutations become fully pronounced, thereby making proteins far less robust than generally assumed.Their study also casts doubt on the ultimate survivability of so-called “neutral” mutations.  These initially have no obvious effect on the fitness of the organism.  This may be due to backup copies of a gene, suppressors of the mutated gene, and other mechanisms the cell uses to mask the damage.  Eventually, however, the threshold is exceeded and the system collapses just as rapidly as a cell toppled by interacting harmful mutations.    The authors of this study gave no indication that beneficial mutations can add up and help an organism.  In fact, they failed to say anything about evolution that would provide hope for progress.  By contrast, they offered a “new model” that sounds distinctly anti-evolutionary: cells are programmed to hold off the damage of mutations as long as they can, but will ultimately collapse under a mutational load.  They concluded that “proteins may not be as robust as is generally assumed.”  Their real-world experiment on bacteria showed robustness to mutations only to a certain point, then everything raced downhill:Thus, theory and simulations have predicted a tight correlation between robustness and epistasis.  Our work provides an experimental verification of this correlation and proposes a mechanism that accounts for it.  Our model implies that any biological system that exhibits threshold robustness, or redundancy robustness, is inevitably epistatic.  In such systems, mechanisms that purge potentially deleterious mutations, such as recombination (through sexual reproduction and other mechanisms) are of crucial importance, as they help to maintain this threshold.  In this way, recombination, threshold robustness and negative epistasis may be interlinked—each being an inevitable by-product of the other.They seem to be saying not only that mutations are not sources of positive fitness gains, but other proposed mechanisms like recombination are only stopgap measures to protect against the death spiral that would result when “randomly drifting proteins” gang up (negative epistasis) to cause a terror attack in the organism.1Bershtein et al, “Robustness-epistasis link shapes the fitness landscape of a randomly drifting protein,” Nature 444, 929-932 (14 December 2006) | doi:10.1038/nature05385.It is extremely important that followers of the creation-evolution debate understand this story and the earlier one (10/14/2004), because they cut to the heart of Darwinist claims that mutations and natural selection can create brains out of atoms given millions of years.  This is where the rubber meets the road: can mutations and recombination under selection act in concert to produce evolutionary progress, including wings and eyes and sonar and powered flight?  Complex systems need an explanation at the genetic level.  The modern synthesis of evolutionary theory (neo-Darwinism) maintains that mutations are the source of evolutionary novelty, and that natural selection preserves the rare beneficial mutations in a cumulative way.  This is the machine room from which “endless forms most beautiful” (06/29/2005) emerge without a Designer.  Two scientific papers reported here, that would likely be little noticed otherwise, have essentially falsified neo-Darwinism in the lab.  Theory and experiment both show it does not work.    In the previous entry (10/14/2004) we likened the situation to a victim held up by robbers but protected by guardian angels.  The bad news was that the robbers either shoot each other or shoot the victim simultaneously, and the guardian angels fight each other instead of helping the victim.  It’s like a Murphy’s “Non-Reciprocal Laws of Expectations” that state, (1) Positive expectations produce negative results, and (2) Negative expectations produce negative results.  The neo-Darwinists have put all their hope in positive expectations, but real-world experiments show that mutations do not and cannot add up for good.  They conspire for bad!  Only the built-in safety mechanisms in the cell hold off mutational catastrophe.  This same lesson should have been learned from the important 03/17/2003 entry almost four years ago; presumed benefits actually cause “slippage on the treadmill” to keep the organism, at best, just running in place.    Another analogy may illuminate what this new outwardly dry, boring, technical paper said.  Picture a large, well-run factory with numerous modern systems for safety, backup and security.  Along comes a motley gang with no plan other than to wreak havoc at random.  Some are blocked by the entrance controls.  Those that get inside start overturning tables, knocking out factory workers, setting off alarms and creating general mayhem.  The security systems each come into play as planned, trying to isolate the damage, restore backups, and start the redundant processes.  Workers scramble to copy off the important data to other sections of the factory where the work can continue.  Security guards manage to neutralize some of the attackers, but more keep coming in.  Some gangsters plug the real workers then steal their lab coats and badges, wandering around to do their harm by stealth.  To an outsider, it may not be apparent that anything is wrong – for awhile – because the factory continues to function; supplies come in, goods go out.  In time, however, the best-prepared factory may not be able to carry on.  Fires are set at random.  Automatic sprinklers respond as designed, but now they have damaged the computers.  Gangsters pull fire alarms here and there, confusing workers who don’t know whether to ignore them or run outside.  Security forces are eventually overwhelmed.  Backup systems are damaged as soon as they are brought online.  It’s too much; the factory implodes in a catastrophe, and everything shuts down.    If this is really the way mutations work in a cell, it should be obvious to everyone that trusting any random mechanism to produce order is a vain hope and supreme folly.  This, of course, is what anti-Darwinists have been maintaining since 1859.  That it would take two research teams with no ties to creationist organizations or the intelligent design movement, published in two of the most adamantly anticreationist scientific journals in the world (PNAS and Nature) to finally figure this out should be of great interest to historians and sociologists.  What is it about Darwinian faith that generates negative epistasis against common sense?    Evolutionary theory is coasting downhill on a dead-end track with no fuel in the engine, while the passengers are being served cheese and wine, not knowing anything is wrong.  Creation-Evolution Headlines is like the tattler running down the aisles warning everybody about bad news only the engine crew is aware of, despite the pleasant announcements on the intercom.  We think the customers who paid for the trip deserve to be told the truth: despite how smoothly things appear to be running, they just got sold a dead-end trip to destruction.(Visited 73 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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