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first_imgHome GAA Camogie In Pictures: Joyous scenes as O’Moore’s claim third Laois camogie title in… GAACamogieSport Pinterest SEE ALSO – Shock specialists Rosenallis beat Borris-Kilcotton to top their group in Laois SHC Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Electric Picnic News Twitter WhatsApp Previous articleAll the recent job vacancies, as advertised on LaoisTodayNext articleSustainability and Leaving Cert Results – a busy time in Portlaoise College LaoisToday Reporter center_img Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date Electric Picnic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role Facebook By LaoisToday Reporter – 13th September 2020 For the third time in five years, O’Moore’s are Laois camogie champions.That’s some going for a club that prior to 2016 had never even won it once.But in a thrilling final in MW Hire O’Moore Park on Saturday, they saw off the brave challenge of St Brigid’s to win 0-15 to 0-10.In an unusual year, it was an unusual finale; the biggest game of the season played behind closed doors, though live streamed on the Laois Camogie Facebook page for those who couldn’t attend.St Brigid’s, seeking a first title since 2004 and keen to end their losing streak in finals, arrived to the decider unbeaten.But O’Moore’s had beaten champions semi-final and despite indifferent form in the group stages, they had plenty of quality and experience throughout their team.And so it proved as they came back from a half-time deficit to claim glory, the latest success under manager Dermot McGill.Afterwards captain Alison McEvoy was presented with the trophy by Laois Camogie chairman Barney O’Connor while Laura Marie Maher was honoured as the LaoisToday ‘Player of the Match’ and presented with her prize by Alan Hartnett.Photographer Joe Bermingham was on hand to capture a selection of images afterwards. TAGSLaois CamogieO’Moore’sSt Brigid’s In Pictures: Joyous scenes as O’Moore’s claim third Laois camogie title in five yearslast_img read more

first_imgPublished: Sept. 25, 2020 • By Katie Hogan Failure. This one, single word throws us off so much. Just the sight and sound of it makes many of us want to flinch and run the other direction. However, that’s the problem. We shouldn’t be scared of failure – instead, we should embrace it. Everyone experiences failure at some point in their lifetime. It is perfectly okay and normal, and there is nothing to be afraid of or to get upset about! Here are some helpful tips on how to cope and deal with failure. Remember: You’re not a failure just because you had a setback We will all experience setbacks in life – whether it’s getting a bad grade on a test, not landing a job that you interviewed for, messing up in a presentation or forgetting a friend’s birthday. These things are all a part of living and being human. When we have a setback, it is easy to start thinking that we will always fail in that area of our life. Then it starts to get into our heads that we are failures. However, we need to remind ourselves that just because we got one bad grade on a test or didn’t get the internship we were hoping for, that doesn’t mean we will do it again tomorrow. Which brings us to my next point: failure is a learning experience. Failure is a learning experienceWhen there’s a setback, try asking yourself the following:What’s one thing that I can learn from this? How can I avoid making the same mistake again? What can I do differently next time? We use failure to learn and to grow. We can use our mistakes, such as procrastinating on a project and then getting a bad grade on it, to do better next time. Usually the feeling of getting a bad grade reminds us that we do not want it to happen again, so we treat it as a learning experience. If we chose not to learn from our mistakes, then the same failures will continue to happen over and over again. Many people see failure as a terrible thing, when really it is valuable feedback for something that we can improve. Accept how you feel When we fail, we may feel anger, embarrassment, sadness or even frustration. Sometimes the emotions may be stronger for some than others. That is okay. Pushing failure away by distracting yourself, or covering it up with a smile will only make it worse. It is best to just accept the feeling because in the long run it will be easier to move on.Celebrate your successesJunior year I received a bad grade in a class. I studied very hard for the final because I knew it was going to be difficult, but I still did not do well. All of my other final grades turned out to be amazing. However, when my dad congratulated me on my grades, I said “what’s there to be proud of?”, because I was only focused on the single bad grade. My dad reassured me not to be too hard on myself and to enjoy my successes. He is correct. When we fail, it’s important to keep things in perspective. Remember to celebrate your accomplishments, and rather than dwelling on the failure, use it to change things, make them better in the future and move forward. Everyone fails We mostly only hear about people’s successes. However, the road to these successes tends to have many setbacks. Michael Jordan summed it up with this quote: “I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”We must embrace our failures, and along the way they will lead to our success. Remember that it is okay to fail! We are not perfect, we are human.last_img read more

first_imgAdvertisements RelatedWeapons Left with Police for Extended Period will be destroyed – Bunting By Alecia Smith-Edwards, JIS Reporter RelatedWeapons Left with Police for Extended Period will be destroyed – Bunting RelatedWeapons Left with Police for Extended Period will be destroyed – Bunting Weapons Left with Police for Extended Period will be destroyed – Bunting National SecurityFebruary 8, 2012 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Licensed firearm holders are being reminded that weapons left in the care of the police over a protracted period, will be destroyed. The reminder came from the Minister of National Security, Hon. Peter Bunting, on Tuesday Feb. 7, as he addressed the start of a weapons destruction exercise at the Jamaica Constabulary Forces’ (JCF) Armoury on Elletson Road, Kingston. “I suspect that many of those holders have migrated; some may even have died. The approach we are taking and which is allowed under our (Firearms) Act is that if they are not retrieved within a certain period of time…we are going to dispose of them,” he warned. The Minister said that the process has already started “and it is going to be accelerated in the months to come”. In the meantime, Mr. Bunting said that the audit being conducted by the Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) on the stockpile of weapons at the JCF has to be accelerated, so too the rate of destruction. “We have to get this done within the short-term. Similarly, the recertification of licensed firearm holders (about) 30,000 persons, cannot continue at the pace at which it is going. It has to be accelerated to get it done in a year or two,” he said. He said these actions will greatly assist the police in solving crime, “because part of the recertification process (involves getting) the ballistic footprints of all the weapons that are held by all licensed firearm holders”. Approximately 2,000 guns were disposed of today at the Carib Cement Company facility in Rockfort, while half a tonne of ammunition will be destroyed tomorrow (February 8) at the Jamaica Police Academy at Twickenham Park, St. Catherine. The firearms, which are from the JCF and the FLA, are being destroyed as they are either unserviceable, obsolete, or recovered by law enforcement personnel. Some are civilian firearms that were left in the care of the police over an extended period. The exercise falls under the United Nations Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean’s (UNLIREC) firearm stockpile management and weapons destructionassistance package for Caribbean states. The programme was launched in Jamaica in 2010 to combat the illicit trade in firearm and ammunition; strengthen the capacity of the security forces; and reduce armed violence in Jamaica, and by extension the region.last_img read more

first_imgFSU moot court team wins national title Mar 11, 2020 News in Photos FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF LAW moot court team has won first place in a national moot court competition. On February 29, FSU Law won the 2020 Domenick L. Gabrielli National Family Law Moot Court Competition held at Albany Law School in New York. This is the fifth time Florida State has won the Gabrielli competition. Twenty-seven law school participated in the competition, including a team from New York University School of Law, which Florida State’s team beat in the final round of competition. Other competing law schools included Northeastern University, Seton Hall University, University of California (Hastings), University of Nevada — Las Vegas, Wake Forest University, and William & Mary. Winning team members are second-year law students Gabriela De Almeida, left, of Jacksonville and Hannah DuShane of Oxford. Barbara Busharis, who is an assistant public defender in Tallahassee and previously taught legal writing at FSU Law, coached the team to victory. “We are extremely proud of our talented student advocates and their dedicated coach,” said Dean Erin O’Connor. “Winning a second national championship in two weeks is extraordinary!” Florida State’s advocacy teams have a strong record of winning competitions. On February 22, FSU Law won the 2020 Jeffrey G. Miller National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition. Since 2010, the Moot Court Team has won first place in 17 national competitions and in one international competition.last_img read more

first_img Diana is Mobile World Live’s US Editor, reporting on infrastructure and spectrum rollouts, regulatory issues, and other carrier news from the US market. Diana came to GSMA from her former role as Editor of Wireless Week and CED Magazine, digital-only… Read more Tags Mobile Mix: Buzzing for Barcelona AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 30 JUN 2020 5GQualcomm GSMA THRIVE CHINA 2020: Qualcomm president Cristiano Amon (pictured) highlighted the potential of 5G to revolutionise society and the economy, noting the Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic made clear how the technology could be used to improve education, healthcare, human interaction and industry.In a keynote, Amon said approximately 1.7 billion students around the world shifted to remote study after the pandemic struck, but added not all were able to make the transition due to a lack of connectivity. He argued 5G can help bridge such digital divides going forward, allowing “students worldwide to have high quality content, real-time interactivity, personalised content in a fully immersive experience”.The executive called on operators around the world to join those already offering 5G-enabled PCs, which he called “a very powerful tool” to deliver access and “make sure the next generation is ready for the future society we’re building”.Case closedAmon said 5G will also be key in enabling a shift to remote healthcare, noting predictions more than 1 billion virtual care visits are expected in the US this year and tips half of medical services will be delivered virtually by 2030. Next generation service can enable “richer, more persistent social interaction” through technologies including VR and AR, he argued.“We don’t have to explain any more many of the 5G use cases. It’s very clear its benefits in education, healthcare and social interactions in a time like this.”Underscoring 5G’s global economic potential, Amon pointed to IHS Markit estimates that the technology will have a $13.2 trillion impact by 2035.He noted 3GPP’s forthcoming Release 16 standards will be key to this progress, pushing the technology beyond enhanced mobile broadband to enable new features spanning industrial, mission critical, automotive and other enterprise-oriented use cases.“These new 5G capabilities will open doors to an expanded set of opportunities for the global economy. The impact to virtually every industry will be significant and far reaching.” Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Nokia scores Philippines 5G deal with Dito Home Qualcomm boss hails 5G fightback against Covid-19center_img Telkomsel turns on 5G in major cities Previous ArticleHuawei chief hails 5G impact on industryNext ArticleChina Telecom looks to SA 5G to fuel quantum leap Author Asia Related Diana Goovaerts last_img read more

first_imgTyrrell Hatton survives Bay Hill, Rory McIlroy comes up short (again), the Florida swing wreaks more havoc, Tiger Woods skips another event, the world’s best descend on TPC Sawgrass and more in this week’s edition of Monday Scramble: Hatton focusing on ‘managing myself’ in final round at Bay Hill 1. Tyrrell Hatton kept his composure by making par on the last seven holes to win the Arnold Palmer Invitational for his first PGA Tour title. TAKEAWAY: Go figure – one of the most combustible players in golf was the one to withstand the stiffest test of the season. Granted, it wasn’t easy, as I documented in this Sunday night column from Bay Hill, but the manner in which Hatton won – overcoming his emotions, a bad break, a game Marc Leishman – will prove to be very valuable moving forward. That it came in only his second start since off-season wrist surgery sets the foundation for a career year for the 28-year-old, who figures to be a menace once again at the Ryder Cup. A week after NBC’s Paul Azinger made what some viewed as condescending remarks about the European Tour, Hatton made a strong statement that he can win on both sides of the Atlantic. Rory’s 7 top-5s: To be applauded or should we expect more? 2. Playing in the penultimate group Sunday, Rory McIlroy shot 76 to fall into a tie for fifth – his fourth consecutive top-5 to start the year. TAKEAWAY: That last part is important – McIlroy is playing high-level golf, and it was his seventh consecutive top-5 finish worldwide, dating to last year. And yet, it still feels somewhat disappointing, because he has only one victory to show for it. It’s easy to see what’s going wrong on the PGA Tour: • Round 1 scoring: 67.5 (1st) • Round 2 scoring: 69.0 (19th) • Round 3 scoring 67.67 (3rd) • Final-round scoring: 70.17 (79th) At Torrey Pines, he bogeyed three of his first four holes on Sunday. At Riviera, where he held a share of the 54-hole lead, he triple-bogeyed the fifth hole and added another bogey on the sixth. In Mexico, he shot 68 but stalled in the middle of the round. And at Bay Hill, he laid up in a fairway bunker on the par-5 sixth, leading to a thinned wedge and double bogey, and then hooked his tee shot out of bounds on No. 9 on his way to an outward 40. If McIlroy continues to put himself in this position – which he will – then he’ll eventually start to cash in. Just like last year … when he began the year with five consecutive top-6s before his resounding win at The Players. Getty Images 3. The Arnold Palmer Invitational continued the trend of brutally difficult conditions along the Florida swing, with Hatton winning at 4-under 284 and only four players finishing the week under par – the fewest for a non-major since 2014. TAKEAWAY: This comes after the Honda had a 6-under winner – then the highest winning score to par on Tour in more than four years. The third-round scoring average at Bay Hill was 75.9 – the highest at the event since 1983 – and it left many wondering why it was necessary to present such a brutal test with back tees, juicy rough and cement greens. Still to come? Sawgrass already isn’t everyone’s favorite track, with its collection of tricky holes (especially in the wind this time of year), and then some top players are heading to Innisbrook, which might be the best course in the Florida swing but also one of its most challenging. Such is golf’s bizarro world that TPC Sawgrass, of all places, might now be the most gettable venue.  Indeed, those hoping to gear up for the Masters with some 15-under shootouts have been sorely disappointed. Getty Images 4. Brooks Koepka carded the worst score of his PGA Tour career (81) en route to another middling finish. TAKEAWAY: It was the world No. 3’s sixth straight tournament outside the top 10 (this went for a T-47) as he seems no closer to regaining the form that made him such a world-beater over the past two years. Asked for his assessment of his game after going 10 shots lower Sunday, Koepka smirked: “Still s—.” The numbers back that up: He’s outside the top 75 in every major statistical category. Koepka admittedly doesn’t want to be in this current stretch of playing five events in a row, but the off-season recovery has left him scrambling for form. Next up is Sawgrass, where he has yet to finish better than 11th.   Major season is quickly approaching for King Koepka. Diaz: Tiger’s fusion could be ‘running out of its time’ 5. Tiger Woods announced that he will miss this week’s Players Championship, saying that his back is “simply not ready for play.” TAKEAWAY: It’s clear that the stiffness Woods cited at Riviera was more than just the product of a few cold mornings. It’s reasonable to wonder now about the overall state of his health, and that’s an area in which Woods – age 44, with nine career surgeries – has never been particularly forthcoming. And so, a few thoughts: • It seems unlikely that we’ll see Woods again before his Masters defense. Valspar is an option, but that’s a bad look to tee it up a week after the Tour’s flagship event. The Match Play is a possibility, too, especially since last year it proved to be the springboard to success two weeks later at Augusta National, but that’s potentially a long week on a hilly course if he plays well. So he’s facing the prospect of teeing it up in the year’s first major with eight competitive rounds played. That’s worrisome for a guy who has said repeatedly that there’s no substitute for playing tournament golf. • This is also standard procedure for longtime back sufferers – the aches and pains, the good days and bad, the general deterioration. And it’s especially true for those who underwent a fusion surgery like Woods. If there is a fixed point in your spine, the strain has to go elsewhere. • Can Woods still contend at Augusta? Absolutely. It all depends how he feels when he wakes up Thursday morning.   Getty Images 6. Here are one man’s top 10 favorites heading into The Players: 1.) Rory McIlroy: The defending champ rolls into Sawgrass with a whopping seven consecutive top-5s on Tour – only Tiger (of course) has had longer streaks over the past 20 years.   2.) Jon Rahm: The world No. 2, remember, held the 54-hole lead a year ago before self-immolating during a closing 76. He’s a more refined player now. 3.) Tommy Fleetwood: A rare weekend off should allow him to reset as he returns to Sawgrass, where he has back-to-back top-7s. 4.) Justin Thomas: Not a stellar record at TPC – only one top-10 in five starts – but he’s scattered some stellar play across the first few months of the new year. 5.) Webb Simpson: The 2018 champ remains one of the most underrated talents in the game, posting five top-10s in his last six starts and ranking sixth in strokes gained: total. 6.) Bryson DeChambeau: He’s yet to solve the riddle at Sawgrass, but he’s trending upward and getting more consistent each week. Three straight top-5s. 7.) Patrick Reed: Another heckler was tossed Saturday at Bay Hill, and it figures to be another long week at a rowdy venue. If he can put the blinders on – it’s never been an issue before – he should be able to ride his red-hot short game to another high finish.   8.) Sungjae Im: A ball-striking machine, the only question is how much he has left in the tank after back-to-back weeks of tortuous conditions. 9.) Xander Schauffele: The big-game hunter tied for second here in 2018, and this could give him the signature victory he’s been seeking. 10.) Patrick Cantlay: First start since Riviera – and since undergoing septum surgery – but he’s as solid as anyone throughout the bag.     THIS WEEK’S AWARD WINNERS …  Getty Images That Didn’t Take Long: Ernie Els. In just his third start on the over-50 circuit, Els broke through at the Hoag Classic. The Big Easy now has a win and a playoff loss already this year, which spells trouble for Bernhard Langer, Scott McCarron and all of the other senior stalwarts. Tip of the Cap: Rory. By remaining in the top spot in the world rankings for another week, McIlroy became the third player all time (Tiger and Greg Norman are the others) to hold the No. 1 ranking for at least 100 weeks. No small feat. Hard-Luck Loser: David Drysdale. Searching for his first European Tour title in his 498th attempt, the journeyman missed a 15-footer on the final hole of regulation, watched as Jorge Campillo buried a couple of lengthy birdie tries to stay alive in the playoff, and then couldn’t match Campillo’s birdie on the fifth extra hole at the Qatar Masters. The wait continues. Getty Images The WTH?! Moment of the Week: Phil Mickelson. He’d hinted that he could make a big declaration at The Players regarding the Premier Golf League, but Mickelson is holding off until “there’s a little bit more to talk about.” It’s becoming increasingly clear that Mickelson and several others want to use the threat of the PGL to leverage the Tour into making some changes – which is smart – and Mickelson said he could go “on and on” about what he’d like to see done differently. Well, go on then, sir! Getty Images Kids These Days: Collin Morikawa. Fleetwood’s early exit at Bay Hill means that Morikawa is now the Tour’s leader in consecutive cuts made, with 21. That’s remarkable for many reasons, but mostly this: He’s seeing all of these courses for the first time. A testament to his incredibly high golf IQ. Broken Machine: Francesco Molinari. A bad back is the latest setback for the former world-beating Italian, who hasn’t been the same since he drowned that tee shot in Rae’s Creek and went searching for more distance. Quote of the Week: Graeme McDowell, on the Round 3 conditions at Bay Hill: “I wasn’t ruling 85 out at one point. That’s really unsettling in itself. It’s scary when you’re trying to shoot 60, and it’s also scary when 90 is in the equation. Both are equally terrifying.” The Full Camilo: Matt Every. The early leader at the API joined an infamous list of those who went from the lead to a weekend off, going 65-83. As he put it so eloquently: The second round was a “gradual sucking.” Getty Images Olympic Shakeup: Dustin Johnson. Though it’s not a guarantee that he’d qualify, DJ removed himself from Olympic consideration by saying that he’d rather focus on his Tour schedule. That’s his prerogative, of course, and he might not be the only high-profile player to skip, either because of indifference, the condensed summer or perhaps now even the coronavirus threat. Watch Your Forehead: Max Homa. OK, maybe it’s better if they don’t show Homa on TV after all … Blown Fantasy Pick of the Week: Adam Scott. The Genesis winner has surprisingly cooled, settling for a T-26 in Mexico before a missed cut at Arnie’s Place, where since 2014 he’d made every cut and posted a pair of top-12s. Sigh.last_img read more

first_img Wesley J. SmithChair and Senior Fellow, Center on Human ExceptionalismWesley J. Smith is Chair and Senior Fellow at the Discovery Institute’s Center on Human Exceptionalism. Wesley is a contributor to National Review and is the author of 14 books, in recent years focusing on human dignity, liberty, and equality. Wesley has been recognized as one of America’s premier public intellectuals on bioethics by National Journal and has been honored by the Human Life Foundation as a “Great Defender of Life” for his work against suicide and euthanasia. Wesley’s most recent book is Culture of Death: The Age of “Do Harm” Medicine, a warning about the dangers to patients of the modern bioethics movement.Follow WesleyProfileTwitterFacebook Share The California secession movement is active again, gathering signatures for a vote. One group, perhaps knowing that won’t succeed, is pushing for changes to the U.S. Constitution, including a new amendment guaranteeing “Nature’s rights.” From the Mercury News story:The U.S. Constitution, the group says, should include a section entitled “Human Community Laws of Nature.” It should “declare that Nature is a freely living being with inalienable rights and that no individual, business entity, government, ‘owner,’ or organization shall inflict violence or servitude on her,” according to a working document posted online.Before you are tempted to laugh, realize that the environmental movement is becoming increasingly anti-human and the “nature rights” movement is growing. Thus, while I am almost sure — almost — that the Constitution will never be so amended, it would not surprise me at all if California or some other state that leans heavily to the port side passes such a law.Also, note that two countries have enacted nature rights, and that the idea was supported by former U.N. Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon. Meanwhile, at least three rivers have been declared to be “persons” with enforceable rights, as well as two glaciers. Nearly 40 U.S. municipalities, including Santa Monica, have laws allowing anyone to seek a court order enforcing the “rights of nature” by impeding development. Oh, and an orangutan was declared a non-human person in Argentina and granted a writ of habeas corpus.Nature rights seeks to prevent humans from thriving by our use of natural resources. It is a form of nature religion. It is also an ideological statement against human exceptionalism that declares us just another species in the forest.Photo: Nature asserts its rights, by Dietmar Rabich / Wikimedia Commons / “Bredevoort (NL), Parkbank — 2016 — 1398” / CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons.Cross-posted at The Corner. Requesting a (Partial) Retraction from Darrel Falk and BioLogos Jane Goodall Meets the God Hypothesis 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 Email Print Google+ Linkedin Twitter Share “A Summary of the Evidence for Intelligent Design”: The Study Guide Recommended Origin of Life: Brian Miller Distills a Debate Between Dave Farina and James Tour Congratulations to Science Magazine for an Honest Portrayal of Darwin’s Descent of Man Culture & Ethics “Nature’s Rights” Constitutional Amendment Is ProposedWesley J. SmithAugust 20, 2017, 1:18 AM TagsCaliforniaglaciershuman exceptionalismlawsnature rightsorangutanriversSanta Monicawrit of habeas corpus,Trending Email Print Google+ Linkedin Twitter Sharelast_img read more

first_imgJane Goodall Meets the God Hypothesis TagsAlfred Russel WallaceCBS NewsCharles DarwinDarwin’s DoubtDarwinismEric MetaxasevolutionFree Sciencefree speechiconoclasmintelligent designlordspeasant revoltpeasantspolitical correctnessSocrates in the CitySpanish InquisitionStephen MeyerThe Bonfire of the VanitiesThe Kingdom of SpeechThe New YorkerTom Wolfe,Trending On evolution and more, Wolfe was not embarrassed by his own iconoclasm. He could not have put the point about Darwinian theory more plainly than in an interview with CBS News.I came to the conclusion that Darwinism, the theory of evolution, is another myth. And it’s no use saying that human beings “evolved” from animals, because they’re creatures with totally different powers. If you have the power of speech, that’s also the power of memory. To this the youthful interviewer replied with a look of disapproval and a brief lecture: “It is bold and some would say very dangerous to say that Darwinism and evolution is a myth.” Yes, it is “very dangerous,” as a lot of scientists with doubts about Darwinism and inclinations toward intelligent design would tell you. That is, if they dared to do so on the record. Wolfe understood the way that open expression on evolution is thwarted by intimidation. And he wasn’t afraid to say so. He commented in a 2015 interview with The New Yorker that the situation reminded him of a notorious movement in history to silence unwelcome viewpoints. Wolfe “invokes the Spanish Inquisition when discussing how academics have cast out proponents of intelligent design for ‘not believing in evolution the right way.’”The comparison was no idle exaggeration, as you’ll see from a glance at the website Free Science. Not “believing in evolution the right way” is a career killer. I could give plenty of illustrations — scientists threatened or falsely besmirched as “creationists” for giving the offense of expressing preferences for a more adequate theory than Darwinian evolution. This is one very effective way the scientific “consensus” on Darwinism is maintained.The other way is through veiled appeals to social prestige, as Wolfe thoroughly acknowledged in The Kingdom of Speech. It’s been true going back all the way to Darwin himself and his “flycatcher” rival, Alfred Russel Wallace. (See “Evolution and the Insensitive Sandwich.”) Yesterday, in another foreshadowing of today’s news, a colleague teased me for what he called my “cynical” opinion that males are driven to an extraordinary degree in the views they espouse by “status anxiety”: that is, considerations of how these will be perceived socially, by others and by themselves. This understanding is not cynical so much as it is Wolfean. I have been thinking this way about men since I read Wolfe’s first novel (completed at age 57!), The Bonfire of the Vanities. It appeared in 1987 and I was just out of college. Dissecting vanity was one of Wolfe’s consistent themes. And vanity, not science, is arguably the leading factor behind resistance to considering fresh ideas about evolution. If more writers had Wolfe’s independence of mind, the public conversation about science and many other things would be a lot livelier and more informative. Instead, the mass are driven by a fear of being rendered unclean by association with the peasants. This is particularly clear when the peasants revolt, as in the struggle over political correctness. The typical journalist is more comfortable defending the lords in their castles. Wolfe mentions in the CBS interview that his next book was supposed to be about the phenomenon of PC — I wonder how far he got on that project.The elegant white suits aside, shooting arrows at peasants was not Mr. Wolfe’s style. Can anyone take his place? Not that I’m able to see. Farewell.Photo: Tom Wolfe at Socrates in the City in 2013 (screen shot), via YouTube. Recommended Origin of Life: Brian Miller Distills a Debate Between Dave Farina and James Tour Intelligent Design Farewell: On Evolution “Myth” and Intelligent Design, Tom Wolfe Boldly Told the TruthDavid [email protected]_klinghofferMay 15, 2018, 1:19 PM Free Speech Email Print Google+ Linkedin Twitter Share Sharecenter_img To borrow the title of one of Tom Wolfe’s books, it takes the right stuff to splash a drink in the face of the opinions that you are expected to hold in light of your social and professional position. Wolfe, dazzling journalist and novelist, had that stuff in great quantities, as he demonstrated again and again throughout his career.The news of his death at age 88 comes today as a source of sadness and regret. But not entirely a surprise. Just yesterday in a meeting a colleague shared the results of efforts to invite Wolfe to join Michael Medved for an interview on our podcast Great Minds with Michael Medved. We were told, “Mr. Wolfe is no longer giving interviews.” That sounded ominously permanent.He built up to his final act of treason against politically correct expectations with his last book, The Kingdom of Speech, a repudiation of Darwinism. The book came out in 2016 but his interest in the subject was telegraphed when he showed up in 2013 at Socrates in the City for a conversation between Eric Metaxas and Stephen Meyer about Darwin’s Doubt. Metaxas pointed Wolfe out to the crowd at the Union League Club. “When you become an icon,” said Eric, “people will embarrass you. There’s just nothing you can do about it. It’s tough.” “A Summary of the Evidence for Intelligent Design”: The Study Guide Evolution Congratulations to Science Magazine for an Honest Portrayal of Darwin’s Descent of Man Requesting a (Partial) Retraction from Darrel Falk and BioLogos Email Print Google+ Linkedin Twitter Share 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 Alllast_img read more

first_img Google+ Twitter Facebook Previous articleBrexit talks continue, real split is over ‘level playing field’Next article429 new cases confirmed this evening, 46 in Donegal News Highland NPHET modelling indicates Covid-19 outbreak has stabilised Pinterest Pinterest Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA 248 more people have tested positive for Covid-19, and three more patients have died. There were 6 new Covid-19 cases confirmed in Donegal yesterday evening. There are 21 confirmed cases in Letterkenny University Hospital and 2 in ICU as of yesterday evening.The average 14 day infection rate nationally now stands at 81.5 per hundred thousand people.There’s been praise for a reduction of over 90 percent in cases among those aged between 19 and 24.NPHET modelling indicates the outbreak has stabilised — though Professor Sam McConkey of the RCSI says infections seem to be falling a little.Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+ Twitter AudioHomepage BannerNewscenter_img By News Highland – December 13, 2020 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApp Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationslast_img read more

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