Ferdinand blesses Saúl: “What a player! I’ve been saying it for years …”

first_imgThe English team would be willing to give 80 million for the international and Ferdinand understands that the effort is worth it. This is how the Englishman, 41, sees it: “I think he is an important footballer. Very complete, calm, with a great left foot, a charming game driver, he scores goals and he is very well formed tactically “. Saúl has been watched by the Premier clubs for years. United, in fact, has always been one of the most interested in mounting a competitive eleven. He 8 has a contract with Atlético until 2026 and a termination clause of 150 million. This interest is debated among the fans and there is already an authorized voice that gives the approval to the signing. Ferdinand says yes. With those qualities, he sees him as highly capable of being one of United’s leaders of the future. “You can see Simeone, he has his teams very well organized and he is in the middle orchestrating and dictating“, Add. “Saúl is huge and is in the newspapers this week because Manchester United is interested in him, but we will have to wait to see …”, concludes Ferdinand.center_img Manchester United’s interest in Saúl has fueled the gatherings around the news of the red devils. One of the last to join the debate is Rio Ferdinand, who would wholeheartedly approve the arrival of the Spanish midfielder to your former team. “What a footballer! I’ve been insisting with Saúl for a few years… ”The former defense said in a video on Instagram.last_img read more

Long Running Train set for smooth ride in Caymanas feature

first_imgHaving finished a fighting second to top stayer PERFECT NEIGHBOUR in the grade one Harry Jackson Memorial Cup over 2,400 metres on Boxing Day, the American filly LONG RUNNING TRAIN should go one better in the open allowance mile at Caymanas Park today.Trained by ‘most improved trainer’ nominee Harry Parsard, LONG RUNNING TRAIN returns down in class with only 50.0kg under former champion Wesley Henry, and with a mile more to her liking, is confidently expected to lead home old rivals CAMPESINO, the recent CTL Fan Appreciation Trophy winner ALL CORRECT, and former St Leger and Gold Cup winner COMMANDING CHIEF in a 10-strong field.Before the Harry Jackson Memorial, the 4-y-o filly by Flower Alley out of Cuz You Never Know finished a good third to PHINEAS and CAMPESINO in the fast-run Gladiator Trophy over 1,400 metres on December 19 but had won back-to-back races in October and November, the latter over 1,300 metres in overnight company with a bit in hand.Reporting in good nick for this race, LONG RUNNING TRAIN, given her fine turn of foot, should prove too strong for the front-running CAMPESINO, ALL CORRECT, and COMMANDING CHIEF (working well) in the closing stages.Also on the 11-race card are the 3-y-o maiden special Eight Thirty Sprint, to be run in two divisions over the straight-five course and the 3-y-o and up overnight allowance race over 1,400 for the Allan E. ‘Billy’ Williams Memorial Trophy, to be contested by 11 starters, including top contenders BRAWN and MOM’S STUDENT.Recent winner BRAWN (Aaron Chatrie) is tipped to repeat for trainer Gary Subratie in the ‘Billy’ Williams Memorial. The well-advanced debutante PINELOPE (Shane Ellis up), from the Dwight Chen stables, gets the nod over fellow debutante DANCING QUEEN in division one of the Eight Thirty Sprint, while it should be POISON GAS (Omar Walker) in division two following her promising debut behind GLOBAL recently.last_img read more

Govt lends support to WCB fire victims

first_imgThrough the Social Protection Ministry and the administration of Region Five (Mahaica/Berbice), Government has provided support to the West Coast Berbice family of thirteen who lost their home to fire on August 1.Social Protection Minister Amna Ally on Friday handed over mattresses, stoves, pots and pans, clothing, furniture, food items and other household necessities to the family.During her stop at Kingelley, Minister Ally extended sympathy to the victims on behalf of the Social Protection Ministry and on behalf of President David Granger. The minister also handed over the sum of $500,000 to a local lumber dealer to enable the victims to purchase building construction materials. She assured the victims that they could expect continued assistance to rebuild their home in the form of sand, stone, cement and hollow blocks.The Regional Administration of Region 5 also assisted with a number of construction materials. Regional Executive Officer Ovid Morrison disclosed that the building materials donated would help the victims substantially in their efforts to build another home.Owner of the ravaged building, Shellon Long, has said the efforts of the Social Protection Ministry and the Region Five Administration to stand with her and her family at this time have been a source of considerable relief. She said life for herself, husband and their children are returning to some normalcy.Reports are that tragedy struck Long’s family at just before midday on August 1: while most persons were enjoying their planned Emancipation Day programmes, her house was discovered to be on fire; and within minutes, the building was reduced to rubble. Eleven children, aged 17, 15, 13, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 3 and a 1-year-old baby, are among those homeless.When this newspaper arrived on the scene, Maxwell McDonald, who shared the home with his reputed wife Shellon Long, detailed that none of the children told him what had caused the fire, but he noted that they were all confused.According to McDonald, as he returned home from work on Wednesday, he observed the thick smoke in the air. He said one of his work colleagues told him that it was his house on fire, and he quickly dismounted from the truck and ran home.McDonald said he was only told by the children that the fire had started in the back bedroom.Meanwhile, Officer in Charge of Operations at the Guyana Fire Service in Berbice, Divisional Fire Officer Clive McDonald, said the fire call was received at about 11:05h on Wednesday, and the GFS responded promptly. By the time they arrived on scene, the building was already flattened. Fire Officer McDonald told this publication that the fire was caused by children who were left unsupervised and were playing with matches.last_img read more

Sophia miner killed at neighbourhood party

first_imgPolice are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of 28-year-old Terry Ault, a miner of Lot 63 South Sophia, Greater Georgetown, who was shot and killed in the wee hours of Sunday at a pool party within the community.Guyana Times understands that Ault had left his home on Saturday evening to attend a pool party within the area. However, just before 03:00h the following morning, he was killed during an alleged altercation.On Tuesday this publication visited the home of the deceased and spoke to the father, George Ault, who explained that neighbours went to his house at about 03:00h and told him that his son was shot.“Coming onto 3 o’clock in the morning some neighbours from the neighbourhood come and start hollering pato! pato! come! come! And they say you son dead,” the grieving man related. He said that he rushed to the scene but his son was already taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC), where he was pronounced dead on arrival.The grieving father also confirmed that two females were arrested and are being questioned in relation to the shooting.“We went to the police and they say they catch two girls, that were going away after the incident happen…some police guy went in the area, they didn’t know he was a police and they [the girls] say ‘we man just kill someone ah dem’….and I understand they pick them up and carry them at the station and start do the investigations,” Ault related.The visibly shaken father described his son as a “people person” adding that all he wants is justice for his son’s unexpected death. “He’s peaceful, he is a people man, he like everybody he got that loving type of way…I would glad if I could get lil justice.” Ault pleaded.A post-mortem examination is expected to be conducted on the body of Ault today. He leaves to mourn his daughter, reputed wife, father and four other siblings.Dead: Terry AultFather of deceased:George Aultlast_img read more

’09 shortfall debated at public budget meeting

first_img Mr. Wade says it seems the councilors were just repeating and not listening to what the public had to say. [asset|aid=1090|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=e9b66023189a486c8cb9162c958ad604-Larry Wade 2_1_Pub.mp3] Mayor Bruce Lantz says many of the suggestions have been heard before. [asset|aid=1091|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=e9b66023189a486c8cb9162c958ad604-Mayor Lantz Budget 1_1_Pub.mp3] Advertisement Photo: Councilor Lori Ackerman says the Fort St. John transit system needs to be reviewed – Christine Rumleskie/Energeticcity.ca [asset|aid=1089|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=e9b66023189a486c8cb9162c958ad604-Larry Wade 1_1_Pub.mp3] – Advertisement – Fort St. John resident Larry Wade wasn’t pleased with City Council at the Public Budget Meeting. Around 50 people attended the information session at the Lido Theatre on Wednesday night. Discussions circulated heavily on eliminating the anticipated 2009 shortfall. Some ideas included cutting back funding to the Communities in Bloom and the Winter Lights program, or cutting down on the public transit service. When Theresa Mucci-Rodgers asked what priorities councilors had with the budget, most agreed with cutting back on funding certain programs. Advertisement City Council has until May 15th to ratify the budget. City Manager Dianne Hunter encourages everyone to make suggestions before it’s too late. [asset|aid=1092|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=e9b66023189a486c8cb9162c958ad604-Dianne budget 1_1_Pub.mp3] The next meeting will be to finalize the Operating and Utility Budget on Monday, March 16th.last_img read more

Martin retires after 30 years

first_imgMartin demanded total effort from his players and could be hard on them if they coasted in an easy game, but showed empathy and understanding if they lost a tough game. “I looked at the girls as athletes and coached them that way,” he said. “It would have been an insult if I had done it any other way.” CALLING IT QUITS Apple Valley girls soccer coach Gwen Mather has resigned in order to spend more time with her family, Martin said. Mather is the daughter of former Victor Valley wrestling coach Sam Gollmyer, who led the Jackrabbits to the 1987 CIF-State title. Apple Valley is now seeking a coach. THREE NO CHARM Cajon softball coach Jerry Tivey thinks a triple round-robin schedule makes little sense for the San Andreas League. “If we could ever convince our principals not to have three rounds in league, then we could play an early season tourney,” Tivey said. Tivey theorized the principals like the current schedule because it makes scheduling easier and costs less money. Cajon, the defending section champion and preseason SAL favorite, won’t play until March16 when the SAL opens. He said he would rather play another tourney than meet San Bernardino and Pacific thrice in league, but for now he’s stuck. GARCIA TO WISCONSIN Colton right-handed pitcher Eileen Garcia has made a verbal commitment to play softball at Wisconsin, Colton athletic director Kirk McVey said. The junior is one-half of Colton’s potent pitching combination that also includes left-hander Clarissa Molina. ALL-SUN NOMINATIONS The time is winding down for athletic directors or coaches to nominate players for the All-Sun basketball and soccer teams. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The Sun Devils made the playoffs in 15 of 17 years under Martin, making the quarterfinals three times, the finals in 2002 (a loss to Artesia) and the state playoffs, also in 2002. He was named section coach of the year in ’02. “I definitely have mixed emotions,” Martin said. “I’m looking forward to having my summers free and enjoying my Christmases without running around. By the same token I’m going to miss the time spent with the kids, coaching the game.” His most talented team was arguably in 1993, a unit that included sisters Suzanne and Kathleen Knight, Kristi Wright, Saonia Hutchins and Felecity Willis. Willis was then a freshman. Willis later started at point guard on the basketball team for the University of Arizona and at shortstop on a softball team that won the NCAA title. The county lost one of its coaching greats as Apple Valley girls basketball coach Rob Martin retired after the season. He will still be the Sun Devils’ athletic director. Martin coached for 30 years, including 29 as a head girls coach. center_img Overall, he went 451-257 in stops at Hacienda Heights Wilson, El Monte Arroyo, Hesperia and Apple Valley. Martin coached from 1990 through 2007 at Apple Valley, compiling a 290-153 record. last_img read more

Don’t let heat wave ruin your

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Inspect and replace worn or cracked belts, as well as hoses that are worn, cracked, blistered, brittle or too soft. Check tires for uneven wear or excessive tread wear and make sure all tires, including the spare, are properly inflated. Under-inflated tires are a safety hazard and can cut gas mileage by as much as 2 percent per pound of pressure below the recommended level. Check the level and condition of engine oil. When driving under extreme conditions such as 90- to 100-plus degree temperatures, or when towing a heavy trailer, consider switching to heavier motor oil. Since high temperatures can compromise batteries, test and replace old or weak batteries, if necessary. If the battery is more than 3 years old, it might need to be replaced. Check the transmission fluid for the correct level and that it doesn’t smell burnt or look dirty, since heat can make the fluid less effective. Inspect brake fluid for proper level and condition. Low brake fluid could be an indication of excessive brake wear or fluid leak. Even well-maintained cars and trucks can break down, so on long trips, take along drinking water, a windshield shade and a wireless phone, Auto Club specialists say. It’s also a good idea to pack a comprehensive emergency kit with a flashlight, a basic tool kit, a gallon of water and a gallon of coolant.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! With the Southland in the throes of a heat wave expected to last through the weekend, the Automobile Club of Southern California urged motorists Thursday to “summer-ize” their cars and trucks. “On days when the mercury hits the 90s and 100s, the number of Auto Club members experiencing breakdowns increases by 50 percent,” said Dave Skaien, the Auto Club’s Approved Auto Repair Program development manager. The Auto Club advises motorists to check the following maintenance items, or have them checked by a trustworthy or certified auto mechanic: Inspect the antifreeze/coolant level, making sure the mixture of water and coolant is used according to the specifications in the vehicle owner’s manual. Also check to make sure the coolant has been flushed and changed as recommended by the vehicle maintenance schedule. last_img read more


first_imgDonegal manager Rory Gallagher has dismissed suggestions that Michael Murphy is carrying an injury into tomorrow’s All-Ireland qualifier with Galway. Murphy clearly struggled in the Ulster SFC final and was heavily strapped during Donegal’s defeat to Monaghan.The inspirational Glenswilly clubman was clearly restricted and was seen icing his knee constantly during the warm-up. While manager Rory Gallagher admitted afterwards that Murphy had sustained a knee injury, he insisted he was fit to play the game.He also dispelled any fears over the Donegal captains fitness ahead of tomorrow’s clash at HQ and said he’s fit and raring to go.Donegal face a stiff test against a Galway side buoyed by qualifier wins over Armagh and Derry in recent weeks.Kevin Walsh’s side is laced with quality and will be a difficult proposition for Rory Gallagher’s side tomorrow evening at Croke Park. Tickets are still available from many outlets as the demand due to the timing and venue of the fixture has clearly irked many Donegal supporters.The game will be screened live on Sky Sports tomorrow as part of the company’s coverage on the qualifiers which will also include live action from Sligo versus Tyrone.MICHAEL MURPHY DECLARED FIT AND READY FOR BATTLE AGAINST GALWAY IN CROKE PARK was last modified: July 31st, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:newsSportlast_img read more

Campsite management furious after holidaymakers dump rubbish in site

first_imgA well-known campsite in Creeslough has hit out after holidaymakers who came into their camp and dumped their rubbish.Management at Wild Atlantic Camp are furious after the visitors dumped the rubbish in recycling bins.A spokesperson said “We at Wild Atlantic Camp pride ourselves in being a sustainable Family run Glamping Business in the heart of Creeslough, providing much-loved tourism-focused Glamping accommodation and recreational facilities for our fantastic guests and for the local community. “Our ethos has always been community-led and community-focused and our main objective has always been the promotion of environmental awareness and sustainability.“As a result we have a strong policy of recycling our waste and rubbish at Wild Atlantic Camp.We encourage and promote this practice to our lovely staying guests and provide recycling rubbish bags, information and bins on our complex, (solely for our guests use).“Our guests are so positive about our environmental standpoint and we are proud to see that even our young guests are getting involved in our recycling and LEAVE NO TRACE promotion and practice onsite.” The camp spokesperson added that certain individuals, not guests at the site, felt that for some reason, they had a right to drive onto their Glamping Site and open their boots to dump all of their household and holiday rubbish into and beside our recycling refuse bins.When confronted, one couple actually admitted that they had disposed of their rubbish on the Wild Atlantic Camping site on a previous occasion.The spokesperson added “The other couple, were actually staying in another campsite in the area in their permanent caravan but thought nothing of driving into Wild Atlantic Camp on their way home to dispose of all of their Rubbish! (Not divided up for recycling, by the way!)Both CCTV footage and number plate recognition cameras are in operation at the complex.The spokesperson added “We pay our annual commercial refuse fees (which aren’t cheap) solely for the purpose of facilitating our staying guests to dispose of and recycle their refuse onsite. “What right does it give non-staying guests to freely drive into Wild Atlantic Camp and dump all their refuse in large black bags beside our refuse facility?“The disrespect is one thing, making us pay for and sort their refuse is another but more importantly, what is this teaching society in general and our younger generation who are growing up in a more environmental and sustainably aware culture?”Campsite management furious after holidaymakers dump rubbish in site was last modified: July 18th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Man on a Darwin Mission

first_imgWhen you think of helping people in the inner city, do you think of Darwin?  Probably what comes to mind are religious missions, government social workers, the Red Cross, the Peace Corps, or UNESCO.  David Sloan Wilson, author of Evolution for Everyone, who has spent a lifetime studying evolution, had a “Damascus moment” a few years ago; the idea that Darwinism is so powerful and productive, it can improve people’s lives.  Like an apostle, he has taken his faith to the streets of Binghamton, New York. We only have his account of his mission work.  He told it in New Scientist on August 29.  My new mission was not a complete break from what I had been doing before. Throughout my career, I have studied the fundamental problem of how altruism, cooperation and other traits that are good for the group can evolve in any species. I have also studied the evolutionary origins of human characteristics such as gossip, decision-making, physical attractiveness and religion. But that was all academic research: how would my ideas fare on the streets of Binghamton? Wilson’s apostolic team went door-to-door to take measurements of “prosociality,” the kind of altruistic good will that seeks the good of the community.  “We did this using a variety of methods, including experimental games, door-to-door surveys and questionnaires aimed at schoolchildren, and by observing the frequency of spontaneous prosocial acts such as people picking up and posting a stamped addressed envelope left on the sidewalk, or the extent to which people decorated their houses during Halloween or Christmas.”  Measurements were duly taken and maps were made of prosociality. The maps showed that altruism is not evenly distributed around the city, but is clustered in hotspots, forming hills and valleys and rugged terrain.  Not surprisingly, the communities doing well mutually followed the Golden Rule: “As an academic evolutionist, I knew that prosociality can evolve in any species when highly prosocial individuals are able to interact with each other and avoid interacting with selfish individuals – in other words, when those who give also receive.”  These communities also got the most social support from multiple sources, including “family, neighbourhood, school, religion, and through extracurricular activities such as sports and arts.” Wilson was puzzled, though, why prosociality was high in some areas and low in others.  “Do people who are genetically predisposed towards altruism tend to flock together?  Or do people become more altruistic when they interact with others who display this trait?  Or are external environmental conditions the major influence?”  He figured that all three play a role.  Philosophically, though, that provides two escape hatches for a theory, like a doctor saying your laziness is caused by genetics, your parents’ bad discipline, or your astrological sign. Which is the dominant factor?  Additional measurements showed that people change their prosociality habits to match the neighborhood they move into.  It seemed intuitive to Wilson that prosociality is a good thing to promote: “Promoting prosociality is a good idea not only as an end in itself, but because living in a caring, supportive neighbourhood carries many additional benefits, from lower crime rates to a healthier developmental environment for children.”  Next, therefore, he wanted to experiment to see if he could turn a “valley” into a “hill” of altruism.  He did this with a “Design Your Own Park” initiative, giving neighbors a creative opportunity to work together.  “Most people scarcely know their neighbours,” he said, “but there’s nothing like a common goal to bring people together.”  Another experiment is trying to improve improve the curriculum for Binghamton High School students who are falling behind. Wilson drew on the guidelines by Nobel economist Elinor Ostrom, who defined the criteria in which group projects succeed, such as clearly defined goals and equitable sharing of costs and benefits.  “One year into our initiative, five schemes are up and running and showing great promise, though it is too early yet for a real assessment of success.” One question that arises, though, is what does Darwin have to do with all this?  “A group that functions well is a bit like an organism with numerous organs: remove any single organ and the organism dies,” he said.  Granted, but such words were spoken 2,000 years ago by the Apostle Paul in I Corinthians 12 to show how a church needs each individual to function as the body of Christ.  Isn’t Darwinism essentially selfish, like Richard Dawkins preaches?  Isn’t Darwinism descriptive, not prescriptive?  Wilson feels justified by faith in the initial successes his team is seeing with his experiments on human subjects.  He crows, This proves that educational policy informed by evolutionary theory can make a difference on the ground. Indeed, I am convinced that a Darwinian perspective can improve policy in many arenas. At the Evolution Institute we are using evolutionary science to help address a whole range of issues in addition to education, such as risky adolescent behaviour, failed nation states and human regulatory systems at all scales. First Binghamton, then the world.  For Wilson, this is a global mission, and he is passionate about it: This kind of work is what evolutionary science should be all about. Evolution is fundamentally about the relationship between organisms and their environments. Field studies – rather than lab-based research – should form the foundation of research on all species, humans included. Yet the vast majority of studies in the human-related sciences are not based on field research, and the most field-oriented disciplines, such as sociology and cultural anthropology, have been least receptive to the modern evolutionary perspective. Don’t think for a minute, though, that Wilson’s mission is motivated by the agape love Paul described in I Corinthians 13, or Jesus’ command to “Love thy neighbor as thyself.”  That becomes clear in his last paragraph: What we have done in Binghamton is to establish a field site for human-related evolutionary research. It could prove as useful as Tanzania’s Gombe national park has been for the study of chimpanzees and the Galapagos Islands for the study of finches. Wilson admits to being no different from any other evolutionary biologist.  In his case, though, he works on human subjects. Update 09/09/2011:  In Nature 09/08/11,1 Kevin Laland reviewed Wilson’s book The Neighborhood Project: Using Evolution to Improve My City, One Block at a Time (Little, Brown, 2011).  As a fellow evolutionist, Laland was mostly impressed, but he did bring up the fact that previous attempts by evolutionary sociologists (Desmond Morris and E. O. Wilson in particular) at “Mixing sociology, anthropology and psychology with evolution can be explosive.”  Therefore, “Readers conscious of this backdrop might be forgiven for approaching The Neighborhood Project, by biologist David Sloan Wilson, with trepidation.”  Waltzing through the book with pleasure, Laland had little negative to say,  But in the last two paragraphs he raised some red flags: Wilson’s attempts to harness his research to improve society are admirable, but there are reasons to be cautious. Evolutionary theory is one of the most fertile, wide-ranging and stimulating of all scientific ideas, yet therein lies the danger: just about anything can be endorsed by an evolutionary hypothesis. For instance, at the first Evolution Institute workshop in 2008, one evolutionist claimed that knowledge that did not exist in ancestral environments, such as mathematics, can never be picked up spontaneously by children. Another claimed that all subjects can be learned readily in a supportive environment. Some advocated child-directed learning; others, direct instruction. Although Wilson is right to claim that evolution can deliver multiple solutions, it is also credible that some of these evolution-inspired hypotheses are wrong. In other words, evolutionary theory not only lacks any guarantees of success, it lacks any reliable way to measure what is right or wrong.  Laland ended by noting that the Binghamton project is too young to evaluate. He wished it success, hoping that it would prove “a triumph for science, pluralism and common sense as much as for evolutionary biology.”  Time will tell.  The track record has not been good. 1. Kevin Laland, “Evolution: Small-town utopia,” Nature,  477  (08 September 2011), page 160, doi:10.1038/477160a. This deluded maniac must be dismissed at the outset on charges of being hopelessly inconsistent with his own belief system.  Remember the danger we described in his Evolution for Everyone curriculum back in 2005?  (Re-read the 12/21/2005 entry.)  Now he is on the loose trying to delude the world.  Whatever good he accomplishes with high school students and parks projects derives not from Darwin, but from Christ.  Like all fallen, sinful humans, Wilson has a deformed, dead image of God imprinted on his soul.  That is what drives him to improve things.  One cannot derive true altruism from Darwin, even if he believes that altruism somehow “emerges” in human social groups by evolutionary processes just like it might in bacteria cultures or buffalo herds.  Why?  Because there is no should in the Darwin dictionary.  (He would never consider the possibility, being an evolutionist, that the appearance of cooperation in bacteria colonies and buffalo herds might be due to designed traits created into them.  Instead, he ascribes magical powers to the environment to “naturally select” prosociality; see the fallacy of this reasoning in Randy Guliuzza’s latest ICR Acts & Facts article.) Because Darwinism has no moral compass, it is utterly hopeless for Wilson to go on this mission.  Evolution is what evolution does.  Think about it: if evolution produced Binghamton before he got there, then he is interfering with evolution to try to change it.  If evolution produced the world we have, then he is interfering to try to improve failed nation states.  What is failure?  What is improvement?  These concepts have no meaning in a Darwinian world.  His mind is an illusion.  His mission is an illusion.  Good ideas are an illusion.  At best, his work should be seen as a self-serving plot, just like his evolutionary theory predicts.  At worst, he should be viewed as a pawn of his own selfish genes, without the slightest control over what evolution is doing to him. David Sloan Wilson has a super-bad case of the Yoda Complex, in which he envisions his mind on some higher plane than the rest of humanity.  With his academic elitist friends, he looks down on the rest of us, viewing others as evolved primates, while he himself has access to the truth of Darwin.  That is why we call him a deluded maniac, no matter how worthwhile his projects seem on the outside.  Wilson hasn’t come anywhere near Damascus.  He needs a genuine Damascus moment, one that is a complete break from his evolutionary past; one that acknowledges that everything he has been doing all his life, despite his passion for it, is 100% opposed to what is right and good; one that receives the enlightenment of eternal Truth from outside himself; one that calls him to fall on his face off his Yoda pedestal and repent; one that receives mercy and grace to live as a truly altruistic creation of his Maker, empowered by His spirit.  Pray that, during his self-righteous experimentation on other humans, David Sloan Wilson will enter a gospel-preaching church and observe true agape love inexplicable by Darwin.  Pray his Maker will meet him before he meets his Maker.(Visited 19 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more