Evans out for Grizzlies as trade speculation swirls

first_imgLATEST STORIES Bickerstaff says: “They’re involved in conversations, and when those conversations are resolved, a final decision will be made.”Evans, who also missed Wednesday night’s game at Indiana, is averaging 19.5 points, five assists and five rebounds this season. The Grizzlies were 18-32 heading into Thursday’s game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacsoncenter_img Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Gronkowski cleared to play in Super Bowl after concussion Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Memphis Grizzlies guard Tyreke Evans, right, drives against Phoenix Suns forward Josh Jackson in the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Jan. 29, 2018, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)DETROIT — Tyreke Evans is not with the Memphis Grizzlies for Thursday night’s game at Detroit as trade speculation swirls around the veteran guard.The Grizzlies listed Evans as having an illness, but interim coach J.B. Bickerstaff confirmed before the game that the team isn’t likely to play him before the Feb. 8 trade deadline.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Kawhi Leonard, Danny Green lift Raptors past Heat

first_imgLOWRY OUTThe Raptors were again without point guard Kyle Lowry (back tightness). Lowry has now missed five of Toronto’s last six games, the other four absences caused by a thigh issue.ROOKIE PRANKYante Maten led the Heat onto the floor for pregame warmups. He ran out, turned and saw no teammates with him — they all stayed back for about a minute in an oft-used prank, enjoying a good laugh. To his credit, Maten also laughed.UP NEXTRaptors: Visit Orlando on Friday.Heat: Host Cleveland on Friday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Green connected, the Raptors got the game’s last stop and escaped to move to 7-0 against the Southeast Division this season.“Gutsy win by us at the end,” Raptors coach Nick Nurse said.Miami led 58-44 at the half and extended the lead to 17 early in the third quarter, before Toronto went to a zone — the defense that the Heat have been using so well of late — and the game changed. VanVleet made three 3s and had 11 points while Leonard added 10 in what became a 31-12 run over the last 8:10 of the quarter by the Raptors, and they took an 81-79 lead into the fourth.Winslow made a wild layup for a 99-93 lead that came after an 8-0 Miami run — and the Raptors needed about a minute to respond with a lead-taking 8-0 run of their own. VanVleet connected on a 3, Siakam added a three-point play and Leonard drew a blocking call against Winslow that the Heat didn’t like with 1:19 left that he turned into a pair of free throws and a 101-99 Toronto edge.“The whistle went my way tonight,” Leonard said.The lead changed hands four more times from there, Green’s 3 marking the last of those.“There’s some really good things going on,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. “And it was a great basketball game … through 47 minutes.”TIP-INSRaptors: It was Leonard’s first game in Miami since Oct. 30, 2016. The last time he lost a game on the Heat court was Game 7 of the 2013 NBA Finals. … Toronto outrebounded Miami 43-35.Heat: Rodney McGruder was back in the starting lineup, after missing his first game of the year Sunday in Orlando with an illness. … Miami debuted its “Sunset Vice” uniforms, with laser fuchsia the primary color. … Whiteside was 0 for 3 from the foul line, and is now 5 for his last 36. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil 2020 Tokyo Games to use hydrogen fuel to light cauldrons, torch during relay MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkcenter_img Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside (21) defends against Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard (2) as he shoots the ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018, in Miami. (AP Photo/Joel Auerbach)MIAMI — Danny Green slipped to the right corner, somehow forgotten by the Miami Heat.He made them pay.ADVERTISEMENT Kawhi Leonard scored 30 points, Green’s 3-pointer with 22.7 seconds left — a wide-open one — became the game winner, and the Toronto Raptors improved the NBA’s best record to 26-10 by topping the Heat 106-104 on Wednesday night.Toronto has now won three games this season when trailing by 17 points.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“We’ve always got a chance to come back,” Fred VanVleet said.Green had 18 points and VanVleet added 16 for the Raptors, who survived a wild fourth quarter that saw 12 lead changes and four ties. Miami had three shots on the game’s final possession, with Dwyane Wade and Justise Winslow missing 3s and Wade having a chance at a tip-in that wouldn’t fall. ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Wade blamed himself for Green being so open, acknowledging that he blew the coverage.“I’m not mad at the loss. I’m mad at the way I played,” Wade said. “You’re going to lose games in this league. That’s fine. We’ve been playing good basketball and we played some good basketball today. … Losses are going to happen. It’s the way you bounce back from them and the last few times we’ve had losses we’ve bounced back pretty well.”Winslow scored 21 points for Miami, which saw its five-game winning streak snapped. Josh Richardson scored 17 and Hassan Whiteside scored 16 for Miami, which was 6 for 12 from the foul line — while Toronto was 19 for 23.James Johnson and Tyler Johnson each scored 12 for the Heat, while Wade had 10. Pascal Siakam added 10 for the Raptors.Winslow’s layup with 35.2 seconds left put Miami up by one, and on the next Toronto possession Green found himself wide-open in the right corner — nearly the identical spot from where Ray Allen hit a 3-pointer to deny Green and Leonard the 2013 NBA title when they were with San Antonio.ADVERTISEMENT NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers PLAY LIST 01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers01:08Huge Toronto crowd celebrates Raptors’ historic win03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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GFW Fashion and Beauty Expo opens

first_imgGuyana’s Jubilee celebration continues with the launch of Guyana Fashion Week featuring over 20 designers showcasing their talent and creative skills.In addition, the event also saw the opening of a two-day Beauty and Fashion Exposition where the public will have a chance to view and purchase hundreds of designers’ pieces in honour of Guyana’s 50th Independence Celebrations.Apart from the spectacular pieces, there was a wide variety of hair and makeup products including CHI, Loreal, Mac and other top quality brands. Also, the most recently launched Rupununi Essence was part of the line of products on display.While at the event, patrons can also benefit from free makeup and hair designing. Gracing the event was a number of overseas-based Guyanese including Guyanese-born actress, CCH Pounder.From all indications, the visitors were impressed with the level of crafted items on display and have all expressed their amusement of Guyanese talent.One group that worked extremely hard to have their products showcased was the students and teachers of the David Rose Special School. They were able to showcase 50 pieces of designed fabrics which are available for sale. The proceeds will go towards that school.Also at the launch of the GFW and the Fashion Exposition, author Selwyn Collins launched his book titled “The eartHeart Knows”. The author was available to autograph books purchased.During the book launch, Guyana’s Fashion Icon Sonia Noel noted that she was excited that the book was launched in Guyana since she believes it will be an inspiration to many hence she encourages everyone to get a copy.Meanwhile the fashion expo, being hosted at Pegasus Hotel, Kingston, will continue today commencing at 10:00h and runs up to 18:00h.Admission is absolutely free.last_img read more

Trusting nature of victim may have led to his slaying

first_imgLabbe said Tryon’s past had no connection to his killing, noting that the incident followed a heated argument. “(Tryon) was a victim who was brutally attacked,” Labbe said. Sheriff’s officials initially reported he had been shot. Shelton Tryon said he and Carlton had repeatedly cautioned their son about choosing his friends more carefully. Tryon wrote a poem to his mother in August from Delano State Prison, in which he expressed his idealism, and seemed to foreshadow his death. “… If you are successful you will win some false friends &some true enemies, Succeed anyway,” Tryon wrote. “If you are honest & righteous people may cheat you, but Be honest and Righteous anyway. “… Don’t you see Ma Ma, in the FINAL Analysis … the final end … It is between You and GOD, It was NEVER between you and them anyway.” gideon.rubin@dailynews.com (661) 267-7802 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Tryon left five children – four girls and one boy – who live in California City. He comes from an athletic family. His younger brother, Justin Tryon, is junior cornerback at Arizona State University who played at College of the Canyons. His twin brothers, Jarrod and Jarret, played as sophomores on the football team at Taft High in Woodland Hills. Jermaine Tryon was accomplished track runner at Muir High of Pasadena. He competed in the Junior Olympics twice for the San Fernando Valley-based West Valley Eagles. “He was a very easygoing, likeable person,” his father, Shelton Tryon, said. “If you were a good person, he was your friend and if you were a bad person, he was still your friend.” Jermaine Tryon was trying to get his life back on course after serving more than a year in state prison for visiting his children in violation of a restraining order against him, his mother, Johanna Carlton, said. LANCASTER – Jermaine Tryon was an amicable man with a trusting nature, who was trying to get beyond a troubled past. That’s how Tryon’s parents described their slain son on Tuesday, two days after the 25-year-old was stabbed to death in a parking lot near a Lancaster nightclub by a man sheriff’s investigators said was his friend. The grieving parents now believe their son’s propensity to see the good in people – even those who might not have the best intentions – led to his death. The only suspect in the killing, 22-year-old Michael King of Lancaster, remained at-large. King is an active member of a South Los Angeles-based criminal street gang with a significant criminal history, sheriff’s homicide detective Ty Labbe said. “He’s considered an armed and dangerous parolee,” Labbe said. last_img read more

CONFIRMED: Manchester City sign Spain star Nolito on four-year deal

first_img1 Nolito in action for Spain at Euro 2016 Manchester City have completed the signing of Nolito from Celta Vigo.The Spain international forward has signed a four-year deal after City triggered the £13.8m release clause in his contract with the La Liga club.Nolito is the second signing made by new City boss Pep Guardiola after Ilkay Gundogan’s £20m arrival from from Borussia Dortmund in June.“I’ll try to bring as much as I possibly can,” he told the Premier League side’s official website.“I’ll do everything that the manager asks of me, try my absolute best and do everything I can to try to repeat the form I’ve shown throughout my career at various clubs.“It’s just about trying to play my normal game and let’s hope that I can help Manchester City to win games.“I think that Pep Guardiola is one of the best managers in the world. He knows a lot about the game and he’s going to help me progress as a player and I’m sure he’ll get the best out of me.”The 29-year-old played under Guardiola at Barcelona before leaving the Nou Camp for Benfica in 2011.After two years in Portugal, he returned to his homeland with Celta Vigo and has been a big success over the past three seasons.He netted 39 goals in 103 appearances for Celta and has become a key part of the Spain squad in recent years.He has scored five times in 13 appearances for his national side and played in all four of their games at Euro 2016.last_img read more

Why Pat’s new career path is one for the history books!

first_imgDonegal ETB’s Further Education and Training (FET) Service is set to launch their latest diverse range of courses for the new term, offering new training and career opportunities to learners of all backgrounds. In the lead up to September 2018, Donegal Daily will hear from past learners who have successfully graduated from Donegal ETB’s FET courses. This week, we talked to Pat McGarvey, a Gaoth Dobhair resident who completed a QQI Level 5 Business Administration course that led him to a brand new career path. Now, Pat has a degree in History and works on local heritage projects in West Donegal. “Training with the ETB opened up a different avenue for me. I love my work now,” Pat said. Pat, who is originally from Glasgow, returned to study as a mature student after spending his life working in the construction and fishing industries. The Business Administration course at the Gortahork Further Education and Training (FET) Centre gives learners the knowledge and computer skills they need for employment and in a range of business contexts and to progress to further and higher education and training. “The course gave me more confidence in my own ability,” said Pat. With improved computer skills, he went on to study history at St. Angela’s College in Sligo. Having pursued his passion, Pat enjoys working at Ionad Naomh Padraig in Gweedore. He has researched local historical projects to form an easily accessible archive for locals to see land records and census details from the region. “The Business Administration course was the stepping stone that took me to college, there I honed the skills that let me do this job,” Pat said. The programme gives learners a general grasp of many subjects and computer programmes, including Customer Service, Word Processing, Powerpoint and Spreadsheets“I’d recommend the course as it touches on all the basic aspects of business and gives the opportunity to work on subjects where your skills are weak,” Pat said. The tutors went above and beyond to ensure all students progressed, Pat said: “The tutor gave freely of her time after hours to help any learner who needed it, this made a difference to me personally.”Pat also benefited from completing his course through the Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme (VTOS) while studying. This meant that he continued to receive his jobseeker’s benefits during the course period. Pat said he followed the principle of ‘If you’re not earning, you should be learning’ to boost his skills for better employment opportunities. Returning to education as a mature learner can be daunting, but he said that he is glad he took the leap. Pat is now looking forward to taking on more projects as he marks a new era in his career. Donegal ETB’s FET Service offers a wide range of full-time and part-time courses in the field of business and administration right across the county, many at Level 5. On a full-time basis these include Business Studies, Computer Skills for Employment Major Award in Business Administration, Digital Marketing with Business and Tourism, Digital Sales and Marketing (Career Traineeship) and the Accounting Technicians Ireland course. Part-time, a single module in Business Administration Skills is available.Visit www.donegaletb.ie to find more information about Business programmes with Donegal ETB starting in September 2018 in Donegal Town, Gortahork, Letterkenny, Stranorlar and Gaoth Dobhair or email adultguidance@donegaletb.ie with course inquiries.Many of Donegal ETB’s FET courses are co-funded by the Irish Government and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning (PEIL) 2014-2020.Why Pat’s new career path is one for the history books! was last modified: June 20th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:BusinesscareersDonegal ETBeducationtraininglast_img read more

Men’s Soccer To Forfeit Recent Win Over Green Bay

first_imgIn addition to the forfeiture of the game, Drake head coach Gareth Smith will serve a four-game suspension in accordance with NCAA playing rules while the student-athlete will serve an additional three-game suspension pending an appeal to the NCAA. Drake assistant coach Kyle Smith will serve as acting head coach only during game competition. DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University men’s soccer program will forfeit Tuesday night’s 2-1 win over Green Bay due to the participation of a student-athlete that was ineligible to compete in the contest per NCAA playing rules regarding accumulated red cards. “Following Tuesday’s game, I was made aware that the student-athlete needed to serve a two-game suspension,” Gareth Smith said. “As the head coach, I accept full responsibility and I extend my sincerest apology to our student-athletes and fans. The affected student-athlete had already sat out one game, which I believed satisfied the NCAA requirement for returning to competition. I have taken the necessary steps to address this situation and prevent it from occurring in the future.” Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Picture Special: Students learn the secrets to success at Rosses Community School Careers Fair

first_imgRosses Community School had the pleasure of inviting over fifty professionals from businesses, entrepreneurs, professionals from a variety of careers across the North West of Donegal to their Careers Fair on May 22nd. Exhibitors from the Higher Education sector, Industry, State Organisations and the Voluntary sector also attended.This annual event is aimed at TY and 5th year students and provides a platform within the school for students to meet with colleges, training bodies, and local businesses on a variety of courses and apprenticeships.In attendance were representatives from Universities, Institutes of technology, Donegal Education Training board, SOLAS, colleges of Further Education. Representatives from the Defence Forces and An Garda Siochana were also in attendance. Among the guests were Lottie Dolls owner Ian Harkin, Donegal star Karl Lacey and Nollaig Brolly, Project manager of the Optum scholarship. Guests spoke to students about their own personal career path to date, and advised students that the key to personal and career success is to pursue what you’re passionate about, to not to be afraid of change and to go forward without fear.Ian Harkin at the Rosses Community School Careers FairKarl Lacey at the Rosses Community School Careers FairThe event was introduced by the principal Mr John Gorman in Q & A forum. Those in attendance highlighted their career path and personal journeys in their pathway to success. This was followed by the students attending one to one group sessions with various individuals and organisations to discuss their future career options.It was highlighted throughout the day that Donegal is very much “open for business” and that there are good employment opportunities close to home for students when they finish school and Further Education. One of the event organisers and the school Guidance Counsellor Helena Cunningham said that ‘this is a unique opportunity for students in Dungloe and the surrounding areas to meet with successful employers and find out about employment opportunities available to them”. This event was coordinated by the Guidance department with the help of a committee of teachers and SNAs. There were talks on the day by a wide selection of professionals ranging from the key areas of Medicine, Business and Engineering. One area which was highlighted throughout the day was the ever increasing number of new apprenticeships now available to students. This ‘earn and learn’ vocational model consists of ‘on the job training’ and ‘academic study’ which is becoming increasingly popular with young adults rather than the traditional college degree course.The school also had the pleasure of welcoming back some past pupils for this event, to tell their story of their personal journey and career paths.Rosses Community would like to take this opportunity to thank all the guests that attended the careers day; as well as the staff and students for their help and cooperation throughout the day.Check out photos from the day below, with more on the Rosses Community School Facebook Page   Picture Special: Students learn the secrets to success at Rosses Community School Careers Fair was last modified: May 25th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:dungloeRosses Community School Careers Fair​​last_img read more

Donegal man elected as Bishop of Down & Dromore

first_imgBallintra native David McClay has been announced as the next Bishop of the Church of Ireland Diocese of Down and Dromore.David McClay, who is the current Archdeacon of Down and Rector of Willowfield Parish Church in East Belfast, was elected as Bishop this week to succeed the retired Rt Revd Harold Miller.McClay was previously Rector of Kilkeel and has served his whole ordained ministry to date in the Diocese of Down and Dromore. Before his ordination in 1987 he worked in Magee of Donegal in Donegal Town.On his new appointment, the bishop-elect said: “I would like to ask people to pray that I would always be a godly leader, that I would be one who would be faithful to Christ, and that I will always give my best in the role of a bishop in God’s Church, enabling the Church of Ireland in Down and Dromore and in Ireland to thrive.”The consecration date will be determined at a later time.Donegal man elected as Bishop of Down & Dromore was last modified: November 6th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Church of Irelanddavid mcclayDown and Dromorelast_img read more

Only Atheists Need Apply

first_img51; He’s a Christian, yes, but he is also a leading American scientist and a harsh critic of intelligent design.  He supports research on embryonic stem cells and upholds Darwin’s theory of evolution completely.  That’s not enough to get Francis Collins off the hook with the scientific establishment.  Both Nature and Science expressed “serious misgivings” with his nomination as head of the National Institutes of Health, even though as the able administrator of the Human Genome Project his scientific credentials have been exceptional.    Collins is open about his evangelical Christian faith, but his book The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief, “describes … how he reconciles this with the science of evolution.”4  He used Templeton Prize funds to start the BioLogos institute that discusses issues of faith and science.  His theistic-evolutionary views have drawn criticism from leaders in the intelligent design movement for embracing Darwinism from start to finish and scrambling Biblical theology.1  Collins’s view of theistic evolution leaves little room for God as an intelligent designer.  He remains at odds with intelligent design leaders.  In addition, he will be stepping down from BioLogos for his NIH term.  Leading Darwinists remain hostile in spite of all of these things.  Here are criticisms from Nature last week.2 NIH nominee draws scrutiny: Francis Collins is likely to face funding challenges – and criticism of his Christian evangelism.There are also concerns about whether Collins’s very public expressions of his evangelical Christian faith will affect his job.Steven Pinker, a psychologist at Harvard University, says he has “serious misgivings” about the nomination.  “Collins is an advocate of profoundly anti-science beliefs, and it is reasonable for the scientific community to ask him how these beliefs will affect his administration of the NIH and his efforts on behalf of the scientific enterprise.”Here are criticisms in Science magazine last week.3,4 Although few would disagree with a White House press notice saying that Collins’s work “has changed the very ways we consider our health and examine disease,” Collins does have critics.  Some question his support of “big biology” in the genome project portfolio—with timetables and planned targets—and some are concerned about his outspoken Christian faith.  He raised eyebrows, for example, when he recently launched a Web site, BioLogos, expanding on his 2006 book explaining how he reconciles his faith with the science of evolution.Although many scientists say geneticist Francis Collins will make a superb director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), not everyone is celebrating.A discussion about whether Collins’s very public religious views will influence his leadership of NIH played out on blogs early this spring and again in the past week.  There seems to be little evidence for such worries, but they persist.Richard Dawkins, the biologist and prominent antireligionist, feuded with Collins for mixing science and faith.This spring, Collins raised hackles again when he and several other scientists launched a foundation and Web site, BioLogos, which claims that it “emphasizes the compatibility of Christian faith with scientific discoveries about the origins of the universe and life.”One prominent critic, Paul Z. Myers, a biologist at the University of Minnesota, Morris, who runs the anticreationist blog Pharyngula, faults Collins for suggesting that altruism cannot be explained by evolution and instead came from God.  “Collins has got some big gaps in his understanding of the field of evolutionary biology,” Myers says.  In comments this spring on Pharyngula, others fretted that Collins’s beliefs could influence his decisions on topics such as stem cells and sex research.Jocelyn Kaiser, who wrote the two Science articles, might argue that she ended with quotes praising Collins and discounting the worries of the naysayers.  But her title, “Questions About the Language of God,” and the prominence she gave to the criticisms of Collins (all from prominent atheists), leaves a strong bitter taste of “serious misgivings” about Collins – or anyone in science who espouses Christian faith, no matter how accommodating to Darwinism it might be.1.  See, for instance David Klinghoffer’s blog entries for June 22 and July 8.  His views have also been criticized on Evolution News & Views here for refusing to dialogue with the ID movement, and here because he “handles Darwinism’s universal acid like baby formula.”2.  “NIH nominee draws scrutiny,” Nature News, Published online 15 July 2009, Nature 460, 310-311 (2009), doi:10.1038/460310a.3.  Jocelyn Kaiser, “White House Taps Former Genome Chief Francis Collins as NIH Director,” Science, 17 July 2009: Vol. 325. no. 5938, pp. 250-251, DOI: 10.1126/science.325_250a.4.  Jocelyn Kaiser, “Questions About the Language of God,” Science, 17 July 2009: Vol. 325. no. 5938, p. 250, DOI: 10.1126/science.325_250b.It doesn’t matter that Collins’s theology is incoherent, incompatible with the Bible, and that he would prefer the companionship of Ken Miller and Eugenie Scott over that of Phillip Johnson or William Dembski.  Theistic evolutionists like Collins are unclean.  They are not secular enough.  They don’t understand science.  Any remnant of Christian faith is a profession of “profoundly anti-science beliefs.”  People like this leave room for God (even eensy weensy teeny tiny corners in their world view for God to get involved).  That’s not atheistic enough.  The critics that Nature and Science quoted sound like a Who’s Who of God-haters: Dawkins the campaigning atheist, and Myers the foul-mouthed blasphemer among them.  Eugenie Scott and the NCSE will probably treat Collins like a useful idiot.  He can help their propaganda campaign with his charade about 100% pure Darwinism being compatible with religion (for those who need a crutch).    The Darwin-Only Darwin-Only DODOs show their colors as leftists.  You can spot a leftist by two traits: (1) they are intolerant while avowing tolerance, and (2) they are irrational while avowing rationalism..  They portray themselves as the sole spokespersons for a magic word that commands instant respect, whether or not their beliefs or actions have anything to do with it.  That magic word is science.  For a dose of historical reality, browse our online book.(Visited 13 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more