Laois Councillor laments section of Barrow Blueway that didn’t go ahead

first_img Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date Pinterest Home News Community Laois Councillor laments section of Barrow Blueway that didn’t go ahead NewsCommunity Twitter Electric Picnic Pinterest Mary Sweeney elected Cathaoirleach of Portlaoise Municipal District for next 12 months By Alan Hartnett – 30th March 2021 TAGSAisling MoranBarrow Blueway Facebook Twitter Council Facebook Previous articleGardai dealing with ‘large gathering’ at popular Laois lakeNext articleDeaths in Laois – Wednesday, March 31, 2021 Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. WhatsApp Laois Councillor laments section of Barrow Blueway that didn’t go ahead RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Electric Picnic apply to Laois County Council for new date for this year’s festival A Laois County Councillor has lamented a 19km stretch between Athy and Graiguecullen that was not included in the Barrow Blueway project.The €5 million Blueway project will run from Lowtown in Kildare, through the towns of Rathangan, Monasterevin and Vicarstown to Athy.The planned upgrade is to provide a multi-use shared 46km off-road, flat accessible, public space and leisure route.It had originally been planned to complete a 19km stretch between Athy and Graiguecullen but that did not happen and according to Cllr Aisling Moran, this was down to a lack of public representatives on the decision making body.She said: “I believe that an elected public representative should be on every decision making committee that has to deal with projects from a tourism or infrastructure point.“Projects like the Barrow Blueway for example. Anything pertaining to Laois should have a public representative on it.“The Barrow Blueway is a fantastic project, one that will continue to bring lots of revenue to any county that it passes through for many years to come through amp sites, restaurants, cafes, bars, Bike rental, Kayak and boat rental, fishing, activity centres and so much more.“We had an opportunity to bring this to a sizeable section of Laois but due to a lack of public representation at planning and decision making stages, the section from Athy to the Carlow border, (19km of this in Laois) did not go ahead.“Kildare who now will have the Royal Canal Blueway and the Barrow Blueway, while Laois, who accommodated Kildare, by allowing only the part that connects the two sides of Kildare, so now they can avail of the huge tourist market coming their way.“I have been continuously asking about this project and I’m told that Waterways Ireland might look at it again if Carlow agree. We don’t need Carlow to agree to bring it up to the Carlow border.”She now wishes to find a way for this project to actually take place and bring benefits to the area.Cllr Moran said: “Instead of being told reasons why the Blueway can’t continue from Athy to Graiguecullen, lets start looking at ways that will get that 19km of track done.“That stretch of the Barrow passes many beautiful old lifting bridges and old mills before it ever reaches Carlow town.“When I was running for election in 2019 I was putting myself forward to be elected by the public to represent the public, but unfortunately we don’t get to represent them on everything.“We are the ones living in the area, we speak and listen to be people on the ground. We have an interest in making things happen in our constituency.“We want local businesses to thrive. Look at the amount of Heritage that is in that area, having a link to the Blueway would increase tourism and employment. We should be listened too and what we have to say should be taken on board.“While we are talking about the Blueway, we need to have walking and cycle trails from the Blueway in Vicarstown out to Stradbally, this will ensure Stradbally will get its fair share of the pie.“A route from Stradbally out the Athy road, through Garrans and into Vicarstown.”In reply, Angela McEvoy, Senior Planner of Laois County Council said: “The Elected Members are involved in the process for preparing the County Development Plan, local areas plans and masterplans as they relate to their area.“Ongoing briefing sessions with elected members are held through these processes to ensure the policies and objectives are in place to support all county development and tourism projects put forward and to ensure that they align with these processes.”SEE ALSO – Laois Abroad: Meet the brothers who traded The Heath for Bulgaria to follow their dreams Electric Picnic last_img read more

Kim: Miniaturization May Have Succeeded

first_img By Kim Tae Hong – 2011.06.14 3:22pm Kim Kwang Jin, the South Korean Minister of National Defense, told lawmakers yesterday that the administration believes North Korea has successfully miniaturized its nuclear weapons.Speaking at a meeting of the National Assembly National Defense Committee, Kim explained, “Since it has been a long time (since the last nuclear test), we judge that North Korea may have had time to succeed in miniaturization and/or reducing the weight of its nuclear weapons.” Asked about verifiable evidence to back his assertion, however, Kim went on, “We cannot get precise evidence, so cannot confirm it.”“We do not have any evidence, it is an estimate,” he continued, saying, however, “If we look at other countries, we believe the chances of success are high.”Kim also confirmed prior reports indicating that North Korea had completed the construction of its second missile test site in Cheolsan County, North Pyongyan Province, saying of an AP report on the subject, “That report is a fact.” AvatarKim Tae Hong Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak News News Kim: Miniaturization May Have Succeeded Newscenter_img Facebook Twitter North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with China There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest SHARE RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News last_img read more

N. Korea’s first female supersonic jet pilot dies in accident

first_img Facebook Twitter North Korea hikes “party contributions” Russia-based workers must pay by 30-55% News Kim Jong Un took a photograph with female pilots Rim Sol and Jo Kum Hyang in 2014. / Image: Rodong Shinmun Rim Sol, North Korea’s first female supersonic jet pilot, died during a training accident in mid-November, Daily NK learned on Monday.The North Korean air force has launched an investigation into the cause of the crash, but no details have been disclosed. Daily NK sources said that North Korea has not officially announced the jet pilot’s death and that only officials in the country’s air force have been informed. Rim Sol, along with jet pilot Jo Kum Hyang, had performed demonstration flights for Kim Jong Un in 2014 and 2015. Jo, who was given the nickname “Phoenix” by Kim, was covered extensively by North Korea propaganda outlets at the time. Meeting with the two pilots, Kim said at the time that, “I gave orders to train female fighter pilots only a few months ago, so seeing the excellently developed [sic] female pilots training today gives me great satisfaction and joy.”After taking photographs with the two jet pilots, Kim sent the Korean People’s Army’s (KPA) air force commander to the parents of the two pilots to congratulate them on their children. A PILOT WITH “INDOMITABLE REVOLUTIONARY SPIRIT”Upon receiving news of Rim’s death, Kim said that he was “deeply pained” to have lost his favorite pilot, sources told Daily NK. Kim has reportedly ordered Rim’s body to be buried in the Patriotic Martyrs’ cemetery to honor her patriotism and accomplishments, sources added.“Rim Sol’s death has inspired a slogan within the air force: ‘Let us learn from Rim Sol, who sacrificed her youth to immortalize a do-or-die attitude and an indomitable revolutionary spirit,’” one of the sources told Daily NK. Rim’s family was given a luxurious apartment in Pyongyang, and received a special supply of goods and provisions, the sources added. One source suggested that North Korea has not officially announced Rim’s death because “they have not yet identified the cause of the accident” and may “need time to properly prepare propaganda materials about her.” North Korean authorities are likely to make Rim’s death public and begin the process of eulogizing her memory once this process is complete, he added. *Translated by Violet KimPlease direct any comments or questions about this article to [email protected] AvatarJong So YongJong So Yong is one of Daily NK’s freelance reporters. Questions about her articles can be directed to [email protected] News By Jong So Yong – 2020.01.08 2:00pm RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img SHARE News N. Korea’s first female supersonic jet pilot dies in accident Air force officials are still investigating the accident, which may explain why her death hasn’t been announced publicly North Korea Market Price Update: June 8, 2021 (Rice and USD Exchange Rate Only) News Hamhung man arrested for corruption while working at a state-run department store last_img read more

Liberals pitch middle class savings

first_imgCampaign-trail discussion largely shifted back to meat-and-potatoes policy after a steady diet of fallout from Trudeau’s blackface scandal.Recently discovered images showing Trudeau in black or brown makeup at costume events before he entered politics had dominated the last few days of the campaign — offending many, raising questions about the Liberal leader’s judgment and throwing his party’s re-election efforts into disarray.Trudeau trekked to a residential neighbourhood in the ethnically diverse Toronto suburb of Brampton, Ont., to announce he would make the first $15,000 of income tax-free for most Canadians if given a new mandate.The Liberals would raise the basic personal amount by almost $2,000 over four years for people earning under $147,000 a year. It would save the average family $585 a year, Trudeau said.The announcement follows a pledge from Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer to cut the tax rate on the lowest federal income bracket (up to $47,630) to 13.75% from 15% over four years, which the party says would save a two-income couple earning average salaries about $850 a year.Trudeau contrasted his plan with Scheer’s by emphasizing Canada’s wealthiest 1% would not benefit at all from the Liberal tax cut.“Our plan lowers taxes the most for people who make less, gives the middle class some breathing room and ensures that the wealthy don’t get an extra hand up,” Trudeau said.The Liberal leader also promised to cut cellphone bills by 25%. He said he would encourage companies to reduce their bills by that amount over the next two years, and if they are unable to meet that target, the Liberals would introduce further competition.“Right now, Canadian cellphone plans are among the most expensive in the G7,” Trudeau said.NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, who has promised a price cap on cellphone and internet services as well as a telecom consumers’ bill of rights, chided Trudeau for promising to work with telecom firms.“Again and again, Justin Trudeau says one thing to Canadians before the election but refuses to take on big corporations afterwards,” Singh said.Scheer, meanwhile. ventured to Prince Edward Island to promise more support for veterans, hoping to reset the relationship between his party and the ex-military community after more than a decade of tensions with previous governments of all political stripes.The Conservative leader said as prime minister he would clear a backlog of veterans’ benefit applications within two years and create a reliable pension system.Scheer also promised to strengthen post-service transition supports, help more veterans get service dogs, enshrine in legislation a guarantee that every veteran is treated with respect and gets services in a timely manner and support commemoration projects such as the National Memorial for Canada’s War in Afghanistan.“As prime minister I will take a personal interest in ensuring the commitments we made today are followed through on,” he said.During a stop in Gatineau, Que., Singh pledged to add $2.5 billion to the federal government’s disaster mitigation fund. He said the idea is to help people — like those in west Quebec who recently faced severe flooding — avoid disasters and be able to stay in their current homes.The national Disaster Mitigation and Adaptation Fund has already set aside $2 billion to support large-scale infrastructure programs that help communities better manage such risks.The federal government says an increasing number of Canadian communities have experienced significant weather-related events and disasters triggered by natural hazards such as floods, wildland fires and droughts — calamities that are becoming more frequent due to climate change.Singh said “we can’t just close our eyes” to the prospect of more weather-related disasters.Green Leader Elizabeth May had no big plans Sunday other than a fundraiser in Victoria.May was in Winnipeg on Saturday to talk up her party’s plans to combat the opioid crisis by decriminalizing drug possession and improving social supports for people who use drugs.Asked about the proposal Sunday, Scheer said while he would not recriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana, the Conservatives think making other drugs legal is a bad idea. New rules for employee stock option deductions likely to move forward Related news boomer couple signing contract with financial planner goodluz/123RF Minority Liberal government has tax, pension implications Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Jim BronskillCanadian Press Will a minority government revisit small business taxation? How will the new government handle economic challenges? Advisors’ reactions mixed following federal election Keywords Federal election,  Taxes The Liberals tried to turn the page on Justin Trudeau’s blackface controversy — and one-up their main rivals — with policy announcements Sunday again aimed squarely at middle-class Canadian wallets.The Conservatives promised more robust support for Canada’s veterans, while the NDP pledged billions in funding to curb the effects of natural disasters on communities. Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

Your student government: Preliminary election results announced

first_img Published: April 10, 2015 By the University of Colorado Student Government The University of Colorado Student Government is pleased to announce the preliminary results of the spring 2015 elections for your student government. Your CUSG Tri-Executives, who will lead the executive branch of CUSG: Boneth Ahaneku, John Lurquin, Joseph Soto (UNITE)Your CUSG Representatives at Large, who will represent the entire student body in Legislative Council: Austin McCleery (UNITE) Austin Rugh (UNITE) Bea Lacombe (UNITE) Gabby Hawkins (UNITE)Study Abroad Student Question: Not passed (vote threshold not passed):Yes 839 (90 percent)No 95 (10 percent)Your Arts and Sciences Student Government Representatives, who will represent the College of Arts and Sciences: Reatea Kifletsion (UNITE) Luna Ly (UNITE) Danny Rosenstein (UNITE) Subada Soti (UNITE)Your Arts and Sciences Student Government Co-Senators, who will represent the Arts and Sciences Student Government in Legislative Council: Madalena DeAndrea & Samantha Webster (UNITE)Your University of Colorado Engineering Council President, who will lead the Engineering Council: Hoang Dinh (UNITE)Your University of Colorado Engineering Council Vice Presidents, who will assist in leading the Engineering Council: Lea Connors (UNITE) Samantha Guillies (UNITE)Your University of Colorado Engineering Council Representatives, who will represent the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences: Owen Brown (UNITE) Ben Cloud (UNITE) Katherine Mosley (UNITE) Ashley Nelson (UNITE) Samantha Privett (UNITE) Bridger Ruyle (UNITE) Aleka Stevens (UNITE) Apurva Subramanian (UNITE) Matthew Thompson (UNITE)Your University of Colorado Engineering Council Co-Senators, who will represent the Engineering Council in Legislative Council: Royce Brosseau and Moon Yin (UNITE)Infractions must be filled by Tuesday, April 14, 2015, at 5 p.m. via Election Commissioner KJ Larson at [email protected] The infraction hearing will be Wednesday April 15, 2015.If there are no infractions filled these results will become official April 23.For more information about the elections in general, visit the CUSG elections website.center_img Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

GG stresses partnership for social and economic transformation

GG stresses partnership for social and economic transformation Governor GeneralApril 18, 2011 By DOUGLAS McINTOSH, JIS Reporter RelatedGG stresses partnership for social and economic transformation FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail KINGSTON — Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, has underscored the need for partnership between the Government and other critical stakeholders, to enable Jamaica to achieve economic transformation and improvements in the social environment. Delivering the Throne Speech entitled ‘From Stabilisation to Growth’ during the 2011/12 State Opening of Parliament at Gordon House on Thursday April 14, Sir Patrick said that the administration has sought, through the Partnership for Transformation initiative, to establish a forum, incorporating representatives of the Government, private sector, trade unions and, more recently, civil society, to facilitate dialogue and consensus. “The success of the partnership will always depend on the willingness and commitment of each of the parties to utilise this forum, not only for determining what must be done to achieve our common goals, but as a means of resolving issues on which disagreement may arise. Let the dialogue proceed and mature, for we are all in this boat together and none of us can reach the shore before the other,” he stated. Sir Patrick urged members of both Houses of Parliament to be mindful of their responsibilities as representatives of the people, as the new legislative year progresses, reminding them to be acutely aware of the demands that are made of them and the “hopes and aspirations that the people expect you to fulfill.” He noted that the difficulties that the country faces, including the scarcity of resources and the unfriendliness of the international economic environment, are real issues from which one cannot escape, but it is the duty of those who sit in Parliament, “to navigate the ship of state.” “We have been through the worst, but there are still waves that must be ridden and storm clouds that must be watched.  It is your decisions and actions that will determine whether it sails out of the turbulent seas, to safe harbour.  “You will need to exercise responsibility, care and sound judgment, remembering that we are all in this boat together and none can reach the shore without the other,” Sir Patrick stated. RelatedGG stresses partnership for social and economic transformation RelatedGG stresses partnership for social and economic transformation Advertisements read more

JDF Veteran Named MOCA Interim Director General

first_imgRelatedCrime Stop is Safe; No Compromise to its Network RelatedDouble Digit Reduction in Major Crimes JDF Veteran Named MOCA Interim Director GeneralJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay Photo: JIS PhotographerMinister of National Security, Hon. Peter Bunting (left), converses with Colonel Desmond Edwards of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF), who will oversee and coordinate the merger of the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption (MOCA) Task Force and the Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF). Occasion was a press conference at the Police Officers’ Club in St. Andrew on Monday, August 4, to announce the merger. Advertisements FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail center_img RelatedMinister Bunting Responds to Amnesty International Story HighlightsColonel Desmond Theodore Edwards JP,MSc,MA,nsp is Colonel General Staff and is responsible for Force policy on operations, training, intelligence, communications, information systems, civil/military relations and publications.Colonel Edwards, a graduate of Clarendon College, joined the Jamaica Defence Force in October 1984 and was commissioned in the rank of Second Lieutenant in June 1986 after completing his initial officer training at the Indian Military Academy in Dehra-Dun, India.Colonel Edwards has been involved in research surrounding transnational threat entities affecting Jamaica and the wider region, and was instrumental in the drafting the National Strategy to counter transnational crime, which was commissioned by the Ministry of National Security in 2002. JDF Veteran Named MOCA Interim Director General National SecurityAugust 4, 2014Written by: Ministry of National Security, Communications & Public Affairs Colonel Desmond Theodore Edwards JP,MSc,MA,nsp is Colonel General Staff and is responsible for Force policy on operations, training, intelligence, communications, information systems, civil/military relations and publications.Colonel Edwards, a graduate of Clarendon College, joined the Jamaica Defence Force in October 1984 and was commissioned in the rank of Second Lieutenant in June 1986 after completing his initial officer training at the Indian Military Academy in Dehra-Dun, India.During his military service Colonel Edwards held appointments of Infantry Platoon Commander, Battalion Intelligence Officer, Support Platoon Commander, Training Officer (JDF Training Depot now Military Training Wing), Infantry Company Second in Command, and Infantry Company Commander. His most recent appointment was Commanding Officer Support and Services Battalion. He also served for over fifteen years (1993 to 2008) in the HQ JDF Intelligence Unit, where he has held various appointments, including Desk Officer, Unit Second in Command and Commanding Officer.Colonel Edwards is a graduate of the Infantry Officers Advance Course at Fort Benning Georgia USA, Defence Intelligence and Security School at Ashford in Kent, UK; and the International Security Management Course at the Royal Military College of Science (Cranfield University), Shrivenham, UK. He is a graduate of the Canadian Forces College in Toronto Canada, where he successfully completed the inaugural National Security Programme.He holds a Certificate in Management Studies from the University of the West Indies, a Master of Science Degree in Corporate Security Management from Cranfield University, and a Master of Art Degree in Defence and Security Management and Policy from the Royal Military College of CanadaColonel Edwards has been involved in research surrounding transnational threat entities affecting Jamaica and the wider region, and was instrumental in the drafting the National Strategy to counter transnational crime, which was commissioned by the Ministry of National Security in 2002.Colonel Edwards was instrumental in the establishment of the Counter Narcotics and Major Crimes Task Force (Operation Kingfish) and was the Chief of Staff of the Task Force from its inception in October 2004 until September 2006. Colonel Edwards teaches part-time on the MSc in National Security and Strategic Studies at the University of the West Indies where he lectures on ‘Security Concepts and Models’ and contemporary security issues. Colonel Edwards was awarded the medal of honour for meritorious service in 2002. His interests and hobbies are scuba diving, photography and sailing.last_img read more

On the History of Darwinism, Scientific Racism, and Hitler, Is Steven Pinker Objective?

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 “A Summary of the Evidence for Intelligent Design”: The Study Guide Origin of Life: Brian Miller Distills a Debate Between Dave Farina and James Tour Email Print Google+ Linkedin Twitter Share Richard WeikartSenior Fellow, Center for Science and CultureRichard Weikart is Professor of History, California State University, Stanislaus, and author of From Darwin to Hitler, Hitler’s Ethic: The Nazi Pursuit of Evolutionary Progress, Hitler’s Religion: The Twisted Ideas that Drove the Third Reich, and The Death of Humanity: And the Case for Life.Follow RichardProfileWebsite Share Congratulations to Science Magazine for an Honest Portrayal of Darwin’s Descent of Man TagsanthropologyArthur SchopenhauerassumptionsbiasesbiologyCharles DarwinChrista Schroedercranial capacityDarwinismEuropeansevolutionhuman originsideologyKonrad LorenzNobel Prizeprejudicespseudosciencepsychologyracial inequalityRacismreligionscientific racismscientistsSteven PinkerThe Descent of Man,Trending Jane Goodall Meets the God Hypothesiscenter_img Editor’s note: See also, “Is Science Objective? Steven Pinker’s Counterattack Against the ‘War on Science,’” by Professor Weikart.In his zeal to defend science from the onslaught of those allegedly waging a “war on science” Steven Pinker (in an article in the Chronicle of Higher Education taken from his recent book, Enlightenment Now) cries foul against anyone who dares suggest that science (including Darwinian science) has anything to do with racism. Racism, Pinker informs us — as if anyone needed to be informed — is much older than the dastardly scientific racism of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.Pinker admits that scientific racists deserve our opprobrium, but he rescues science from any taint by assuring us that scientific racism was not really scientific, but merely pseudoscientific. The problem with labelling views such as scientific racism as pseudoscience is that it is anachronistic. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries scientific racism was mainstream in biology and anthropology; it was taught at most major universities and was featured in most textbooks.Indeed, in the 19th century many scientific racists used some of the exact same arguments as Pinker does to defend their turf: They asserted that their views were scientific and anyone who challenged racism was denying science (the Nobel Prize-winning biologist Konrad Lorenz advanced this argument, as did many others). Scientific racists painted their opponents as uneducated people blinkered by religion or some other form of ideology. Thankfully, Pinker rejects scientific racism, and he is using science to defend different ideals, but his approach is the same: We wear the lab coats, so you must believe us.The emergence of scientific racism poses yet a deeper problem for Pinker’s view of science. To be sure, Pinker is absolutely correct that science didn’t create racism, which was influential long before scientific racism arose. However, this misses an important point. Scientists, including Charles Darwin, not only believed in racial inequality, but they imported it into their theories of human evolution and anthropology, and then claimed that science proved human inequality. In The Descent of Man Darwin used hard data to “prove” racial inequality: the cranial capacity of Europeans was larger than that of any other human race.This demonstrates powerfully what Pinker seems loath to recognize: Scientists and their theories are not immune from assumptions, prejudices, and biases that afflict the rest of the human population. This is especially true when we look at the history of the human sciences, including Pinker’s own field of psychology.In order to rebut the notion that science contributed to the Holocaust, Pinker claims that Hitler rejected the idea of human evolution. Unfortunately for Pinker, in this instance the data is not on his side, because Hitler repeatedly said that he did believe in human evolution. A chapter of my recent book, Hitler’s Religion, is entitled “Was Hitler a Creationist?” and it lays to rest the mistaken notion that Hitler rejected human evolution. I can only provide a few examples here to prove this, but anyone wanting much more evidence can refer to that chapter.On October 21, 1941, Hitler stated: “There have been humans at the rank at least of a baboon in any case for 300,000 years at least. The ape is distinguished from the lowest human less than such a human is from a thinker like, for example, Schopenhauer.” In his Second Book (which was unpublished in his lifetime), Hitler began the book explaining that biological organisms evolve through the struggle for existence:The types of creatures on the earth are countless, and on an individual level their self-preservation instinct as well as the longing for procreation is always unlimited; however, the space in which this entire life process plays itself out is limited. It is the surface area of a precisely measured sphere on which billions and billions of individual beings struggle for life and succession. In the limitation of this living space lies the compulsion for the struggle for survival, and the struggle for survival, in turn, contains that precondition for evolution.In the surrounding passage, Hitler clearly expressed the belief that evolution applies to humans, too.Further, Hitler’s personal secretary Christa Schroeder affirmed that Hitler believed the following about human evolution:Science does not yet clearly know from which root human beings have arisen. We are certainly the highest stage of evolution of any mammal, which evolved from reptiles to mammals, perhaps through apes, to humans. We are a member of creation and children of nature, and the same laws apply to us as to all living organisms. And in nature the law of the struggle rules from the beginning. Everything incapable of living and everything weak will be eliminated.In the case of the influence of Darwinism on Hitler, Pinker lays aside the empirical evidence and data. Too bad, because Pinker is right that we should formulate our ideas based on evidence, not bias and preconceptions. Quite clearly, scientists — including Pinker himself — are not always able to achieve this ideal.Richard Weikart is professor of history at California State University, Stanislaus, and Senior Fellow with Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture; he is author of The Death of Humanity: And the Case for Life and Hitler’s Religion.Photo: Steven Pinker receives an honorary degree, via Simon Fraser University/Flickr. Email Print Google+ Linkedin Twitter Share Evolution On the History of Darwinism, Scientific Racism, and Hitler, Is Steven Pinker Objective?Richard WeikartFebruary 26, 2018, 1:20 AM Culture & Ethics Requesting a (Partial) Retraction from Darrel Falk and BioLogos Recommendedlast_img read more

Male in custody over attempted car break-ins in Derry

first_img Twitter Homepage BannerNews DL Debate – 24/05/21 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic A male is currently in custody following a number of attempted car break-ins in Derry overnight. Shortly before 10pm last night police were made aware of a male attempting to break into several cars in the Tullyally area of the city.This male is now in Strand Road custody and police are keen to speak with anyone who may have witnessed this incident.If you did witness it or have any information regarding it, please contact 101. Pinterest By News Highland – December 30, 2019 Google+ Google+ Pinterest Facebookcenter_img WhatsApp Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApp Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Previous articleDerry lose to Monaghan in Dr. McKenna Cup – Rory Gallagher gives his reactionNext articleFF in good place ahead of General Election – Martin News Highland Male in custody over attempted car break-ins in Derry Facebooklast_img read more

Deputy Doherty further highlights need for legislation for Central Bank

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Google+ Google+ The Finance Minister is expected to bring forward legislation which would give the Central Bank additional powers to bring about more accountability for the likes of insurers finance.In the Dail, Donegal Deputy Pearse Doherty made the comparison of a Donegal woman who was sent to prison for not paying her TV license while in the same year more serious incidents nationally went unpunished.Speaking to the Tanaiste, Deputy Doherty pushed for a timeline as to when this legislation would be published for the Central Bank:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Twitter Responding, Leo Varadkar says Minister Donohoe hopes to have it completed as soon as possible:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp DL Debate – 24/05/21 Pinterest Facebook Previous articleLetterkenny Gaels GAA Club Celebrate 25th AnniversaryNext articleStatus yellow rainfall warning issued for Donegal News Highland Pinterest Harps come back to win in Waterford Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Deputy Doherty further highlights need for legislation for Central Bank AudioHomepage BannerNews Facebook WhatsApp By News Highland – March 12, 2021 last_img read more