It Emerged from Warm Mud

first_imgHow would you feel if evolutionists told you that you came from mud?  It’s probably not any worse than other notions they’ve been telling mankind for years: we all came from slime, primordial soup, volcanoes, or were seeded here by space aliens.  How these notions find their way into science is an interesting question. The source article on PNAS,1 for instance, presents only the flimsiest connection to science.  An international team studied some “Early Archean serpentine mud volcanoes at Isua, Greenland” as a possible “a niche for early life.”  They did not find life evolving there.  They only found that the zinc in the serpentinite was depleted in heavy isotopes, which might indicate they were once alkalinic hydrothermal beds.  If, therefore, one accepts the notion that life originated at moderate temperature in an alkaline environment, and if these rocks date to the time evolutionists assume life first appeared, then “The reduced character and the high pH inferred for these fluids make Archean serpentine mud volcanoes a particularly favorable setting for the early stabilization of amino acids.”  [News flash: amino acids are not alive.]  That was enough for the secular science news sites to go ecstatic, leaping into the hot mud for visions of our origins.  PhysOrg headlined, “Research group finds ancient deep sea mud volcano as possible site for origin of life,” using the L-word life eight times in 400 words.  Charles Choi beat that ratio with 10 uses in a similar length article on Live Science, titled, “Ancient Mud Volcanoes Perfect for Early Life, Rock Study Suggests.”  Any emergent life is likely to prefer beer (alkaline) than hot coke (acid).  One of the co-authors of the paper said of regular hydrothermal vents, “It’d be like trying to make life evolve from hot Coca-Cola.”  They ought to talk to the Canadians who think life formed in acid (see Science Daily).  It would seem that experiments could be done putting amino acids in warm beer and hot coke to see what crawls out. 1. Pons et al., “Early Archean serpentine mud volcanoes at Isua, Greenland, as a niche for early life,” PNAS October 17, 2011, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1108061108. We are witnessing none else than a modern mystery religion, sanctified by priests known as “scientists” whose authority must never be questioned.  From their pagan temples, they make pronouncements that the servants deliver to the deluded masses. Wake up, LiveScience and PhysOrg!  Who are you, reporters or lackeys?  Can’t you think for yourselves?  Do you have to regurgitate every silly thing the priests from academia say, just because they call themselves “scientists”?  We’re not even demanding you abandon your faith in Dear Father Charlie.  Just have some guts and stand up to baloney, OK?  If political reporters can do some investigation and ask hard questions, so can you.  It will be good for science.(Visited 16 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Photo competition to showcase a positive Africa

first_imgPhotographers could win up to $4 000 in this year’s Africa Agility photo competition. The aim of the event is to show positive aspects of the continent to counter-balance the many negative perceptions people have of it. The Africa Agility photo competition is a chance for photographers to showcase positive development on the continent. • Africa urged to invest in artists as visionaries • Done right, urbanisation can boost living standards in Africa • A tribute to South Africa’s neighbours • Documentary focuses on plight of albinos • Woman spreads love on street with cake Priya Pitamber All too often, people carry negative perceptions of Africa. It has a reputation as a continent ravaged by famine, poverty, disease, and corruption. A photographic competition hopes to change that, and show off a vibrant and vast continent at work.The 2015 Africa Agility photo competition wants budding photographers from across the world to capture an “Africa booming with tech-savvy, youthful consumers, fast-paced urbanisation, and enormous long-term economic prospects”. Agility is a provider of integrated logistics.“Much of the world’s perception of Africa is outdated,” said Geoffrey White, the chief executive of Agility Africa. “Today, seven out of 10 of the world’s fastest growing economies are in Africa. This photo competition is intended to highlight a dynamic market with opportunity.”He said world media often reported bad news from Africa, but there was a lot to be proud of on the continent. “We hope this photo competition will demonstrate some of the positives revealing the real progress and development that Africa is making.”There are three categories for photo submissions: Industry, Technology, and Cities. The winner in each category will receive $2 000, and the overall winner will get an additional $2 000.“The photo competition is an engaging way to encourage photographers to present modern, fast-changing Africa through images that show its successes,” White said.“We want to capture images reflecting the robust modernisation happening every day, from sustainable farming to manufacturing to oil and gas production. We hope, as a result, perceptions of Africa will become more balanced, and [that people] will come to see Africa as a significant contributor to the world economy.”The competition is open to amateur and professional photographers and will run from 1 June to 1 September. There is no limit on the number of entries per person.To enter:• Complete the online entry form and include your name, email address, mailing address, phone number, photo, photo location, and photo caption. • Specify to which category your entry belongs.There is more information on the competition’s website. The winning images will be shown on a CNBC Africa broadcast and published in Forbes Africa magazine.Africa 2015 Agility Photo Competition. The story of today’s Africa needs to be told. http://t.co/J4jMF97hJI — Aries Setiadi (@ariessetiadi) June 8, 2015Agility is launching a global photo competition to highlight the success of emerging Africa @StartupGrindCPT @FNBSA http://t.co/YfMiZN81cK — SA Innovation Summit (@innovsummit) June 2, 2015last_img read more

Scattered showers continue several schools closed Friday

first_img February 15, 2019 Posted: February 15, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom Scattered showers continue, several schools closed Friday SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Scattered showers are expected in San Diego County Friday following a powerful storm that brought record-setting rainfall, widespread flooding, mudslides and prompted school closures across the soaked region.The San Diego County Office of Education announced that Vallecitos Elementary School in Rainbow cancelled classes Thursday and schools in the Bonsall Unified School District, Fallbrook Union Elementary School District, Mountain Empire Unified School District, Julian Union School District, Julian Union High School District, Vallecitos School District and Fallbrook Union School District will be closed Friday.The schools were closed because the powerful storm led to “power outages, flooding, road closures, and dangerous travel conditions,” county Office of Education spokeswoman Music Watson said.A series of weak, low-pressure systems will bring periodic showers until Monday, with the best chance for rain Friday evening and Sunday afternoon through Sunday night, according to the National Weather Service.Coastal and inland-valley areas are expected to get up to two-tenths of an inch of rain Friday while the mountains are forecast to receive up to a half-inch of rainfall and less than one-tenth of an inch is expected in the county deserts, forecasters said. last_img read more

Schoolboy killed over seniorjunior feud

first_imgMd Hasan. Photo collected from FacebookA schoolboy was stabbed to death due to dispute between local ‘senior group’ and ‘junior group’ at Chandni Ghat of Chakbazar in Old Dhaka early Saturday, reports UNB.The victim is Md Hasan, a JSC candidate of Islambagh Ideal School.Hasan, son of Mohammad Ali, was residing at 20 Hazi Rahim Box Lane of Posta in Lalbagh.Quoting the father of the victim, sources at the Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) said one Ali, 15, allegedly stabbed Hasan centring dispute between ‘senior group’ and ‘junior group’ at Chandni Ghat Shishu Hospital Goli at around 9:00pm on Friday.He was rushed to DMCH with fatal injuries where he succumbed to his injuries at around 4:30am, said ASI Babul Miah of DMCH police camp.last_img read more

Touchscreen table computer SUR40 starts preorders

first_imgFor commercial use, this is designed for business areas that draw upon customer and parftner engagement—offices, conference rooms, classrooms, showrooms, restaurants, retail shops, bars. Microsoft and Samsung see the device being used in education, financial and professional services, healthcare, hospitality, retail, and manufacturing. Scenarios envisioned include a doctor talking to patients and design teams collaborating. (PhysOrg.com) — Microsoft and Samsung have announced the Microsoft Surface computer, called SUR40, as available for preorder, through the Samsung website, in 23 countries. The unique multi-touch screen is shown in a compact, stylish design as a table top but also can take the form of a vertical wall mount. The product is four inches thin, which makes it easy to use in either type of deployment. On walls, the SU40 can be hung or used any other way in custom enclosures. There are standard legs available for table use or a customer can design and attach their own. The SUR40 release is scheduled for early 2012.Those who attended the CES show his year had the opportunity to see this computing device that is a result of a Microsoft-Samsung collaboration. The first Surface PC was released in 2008. Microsoft promo video One promotional piece describes PixelSense technology as giving LCD panels “the power to see without the use of camera.” Vision-based interaction takes place without cameras; the Individual pixels in the display see what’s touching the screen and that information is immediately processed and interpreted, passing the information on to the application. PixelSense allows a LCD display to recognize fingers, hands, and objects placed on the screen. PixelSense uses 2 million sensors built into the panel.The SUR40 ushers in what Microsoft’s designers envision as a next step in computing, where computer users do not solely depend on desk, chair and conventional PC machine but instead think of work done on “surface computing” which might be a computer screen as table top or computer screen as wall hanging. The SUR40 draw will be for its utility in serving up on its thin display information and ideas. End users are seen as business people and other professionals who need to share information and brainstorm on the fly. The SUR40 can track up to 50 touch points simultaneously. The SUR40 has a 40-inch screen with full high definition 1920×1080 resolution. The device uses an AMD Athlon II X2 Dual-Core Processor 2.9GHz paired with the AMD HD6750M GPU, featuring DirectX 11 support. The key attraction is its use of PixelSense technology, which enables touch recognition. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. © 2011 PhysOrg.comcenter_img Citation: Touchscreen table computer SUR40 starts pre-orders (2011, November 21) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-11-touchscreen-table-sur40-pre-orders.html Charles Park, VP at Samsung Electronics, said, “The Samsung SUR40 delivers a unique interactive experience that will significantly change the way companies engage with their customers.” SAMSUNG Electronics Showcases Innovative Display Technology Explore furtherlast_img read more

Mary Kom named brand ambassador of Tribes India

first_imgThe Ministry of Tribal Affairs recently launched the ‘Punch Tantra’ collection to promote tribal artefacts and named world boxing champion Mary Kom as the brand ambassador of ‘Tribes India’ – an initiative to promote tribal artefacts.The Punch Tantra range promoted by the Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India (TRIFED) includes handlooms and handicrafts which will be promoted by Kom. The event was graced by the Minister of State for Tribal Affairs Jaswantsinh Sumanbhai Bhabhor, Deepak Khandekar, Secretary (Tribal affairs) and the Managing Director Pravir Krishna. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfDuring the launch function, Mary Kom said, such initiatives would bring a great change in the lives of the tribal people, socially and economically.Tribal Affairs Minister Jual Oram said that the probable potential of TRIFED was much more than many other public sector units and if utilised properly, it may become a game changer in the Indian economy.Union Minister for Tribal Affairs commended the efforts of TRIFED for promoting tribal products through the network of Tribes India Showrooms, Aadi Mahotsavs/exhibitions and various e-commerce platforms namely, Amazon, Flipkart, Snapdeal and GeM which provide a window to national and international markets. TRIFED achieved a record sale of Rupees 20 crores during the last year and Rupees 7.83 crores during current financial year till August 2018, which is an increase of 109% over the sales made in the corresponding period during the last Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsivefinancial year.Minister also informed about the Minimum Support Price and Value Addition Scheme titled “Vandhan” for Minor Forest Produces which has now been extended to all states and under which value addition has been given high priority.The Minister of State for Tribal affairs Jaswantsinh Sumanbhai Bhabhor commended the efforts of team TRIFED, who have during last year achieved milestones in terms of purchase, sales, MSP for MFPs and Vandhan.The Secretary, Tribal Affairs stated that the TRIFED needs to strengthen these institutional arrangements and continue to work for the betterment of tribal artisans.The Managing Director, TRIFED, Pravir Krishna extended vote of thanks and assured that all out efforts shall be made for increasing livelihood opportunities of tribal artisans and tribal entrepreneurs across the country.last_img read more