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  • Police: Woman who admitted to drinking 8 beers crashes into beer distributor

    07/15/2016 10:10:27 AM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 23 replies
    WPXI.com ^ | July 15, 2016 | uncredited
    BUTLER, Pa. — A woman who was drunk on beer crashed into a beer distributor Thursday, Channel 11’s news exchange partners at Inside Butler County reported. Lynly Broge, 53, of Butler crashed her car into the side of O’Donnell’s Beer Distributor on Route 68 in Oakland Township. According to Inside Butler County, Broge’s vehicle crossed the center line, traveled into the parking lot and struck a block wall. State police said in a criminal complaint obtained by Inside Butler County that the entire front end of the vehicle went through the building’s wall. The complaint said Broge admitted to drinking...
  • Thanks to Plants, We Will Never Find a Planet Like Earth

    02/08/2012 6:01:06 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 25 replies · 1+ views
    Scientific American ^ | 2/1/12 | Mark Fischetti
    Earth's flora is responsible for the glaciers and rivers that have created this planet's distinctive landscapeAstronomers are finding lots of exoplanets that are orbiting stars like the sun, significantly raising the odds that we will find a similar world. But if we do, the chance that the surface of that planet will look like ours is very small, thanks to an unlikely culprit: plants. We all know how Earth's landscape came about, right? Oceans and land masses formed, mountains rose, and precipitation washed over its surface; rivers weathered bare rock to create soil and plants took root. Well, new research...
  • Lava-Loving Tourists Flock to Active Nicaragua Volcano

    05/28/2016 11:58:49 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Phys.org ^ | May 27, 2016 | Blanca Morel
    Centuries ago, a native Central American people terrified of a witch believed to live deep in the earth used to sacrifice children and young women to Nicaragua's Masaya volcano. Today, the crater southwest of the capital Managua is an international tourist magnet, where photo-snapping visitors scramble among sulfurous fumes to get views of its bubbling lava—a rare sight. The only volcanoes in the world to boast lakes of incandescent magma are Masaya, Hawaii's Kilauea and Nyiragongo in the Democratic Republic of Congo, explained a Nicaraguan geographer and environmentalist, Jaime Incer.
  • Banker plunges to his death after eating magic mushrooms

    05/23/2016 12:27:11 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 86 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 23, 2016 | by Tina Moore
    A Merrill Lynch analyst ate a handful of magic mushrooms in his Manhattan apartment Sunday morning - and then plunged to his death out of his 26th floor window. Alex Lagowitz, 23, was found dead on a third floor, outdoor patio around 10 a.m. - directly below his bedroom window at Windsor Court on East 31st Street and Lexington Avenue in Murray Hill. It’s still unclear if he purposely jumped or lost his balance and fell out of the window.
  • Fremont Burglary Suspect Who Entered Fumigated Home Dies

    05/23/2016 7:19:37 AM PDT · by real saxophonist · 51 replies
    Fremont Burglary Suspect Who Entered Fumigated Home Dies FREMONT (CBS SF) — A burglar who was caught on video breaking into and stealing from a home being fumigated with a hazardous chemical collapsed and later died after leaving the property, police said. The apartment building located in the 39800 block of Fremont Boulevard was being fumigated for bed bugs and was covered with a tent. The residents shared the surveillance footage from the camera they purchased just days earlier out of fear one of the fumigation workers might steal from them. What they wound up seeing was even more shocking.
  • Kitchener woman follows GPS right into Tobermory, Ont., harbour

    05/14/2016 9:23:12 AM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 33 replies
    CBC News ^ | May 13, 2016 | Kate Bueckert
    Police in Tobermory, Ont., pulled a red car from the harbour early Friday morning after a Kitchener woman followed instructions from her GPS and drove down a boat launch and into the water. Ontario Provincial Police said the woman was following her GPS "when she took a wrong turn into Little Tub Harbour" late Thursday night. It was raining, dark and foggy at the time. Combining "weather conditions and the driver being new to the area, a fully submerged vehicle was the result," police said in a release.
  • Man fatally shoots himself while posing for selfies with gun

    03/03/2016 12:25:46 PM PST · by JennysCool · 31 replies
    KIRO Seattle ^ | 3/3/2016 | None Listed
    CONCRETE, Wash. — Skagit County deputies say a man taking selfies while posing with a gun died after he accidentally shot himself in the face on Sunday. The Skagit County Herald says it happened in front of the 43-year-old man's girlfriend at a home on Baker Loop Road in Concrete. The Herald said the two had reportedly been taking pictures of themselves with the gun, with the man unloading and reloading the gun several times throughout the day, when he fired the deadly shot. The death is being investigated as accidental.
  • The Most Common Misunderstandings About Evolution

    02/22/2016 10:38:03 AM PST · by EveningStar · 147 replies
    RealClearScience ^ | February 20, 2016 | Paula Kover
    Given its huge success in describing the natural world for the past 150 years, the theory of evolution is remarkably misunderstood. In a recent episode of the Australian series of "I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here", former cricket star Shane Warne questioned the theory - asking "if humans evolved from monkeys, why haven't today's monkeys evolved"? Similarly, a head teacher from a primary school in the UK recently stated that evolution is a theory rather than a fact. This is despite the fact that children in the UK start learning about evolution in Year 6 (ten to 11-year-olds),...
  • Ministering Angels [Charismatic Caucus]

    02/17/2016 7:44:15 AM PST · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    bible ^ | 2-17-16 | Holy spirit, bible
    Ministering angels are coming your way,(Heb1:14) To strengthen you and bring you hope for a new day ,(Matt 4:11) For just as I received them I now send them to you ( Exodus 23:20-22) To assist you in all you do,(Heb 1:14) To lift and surround you guarded from all harm(Psalm 91:11-12) Before disaster they shall sound the alarm(Gen 19:12-13) Wings of comfort from on high(Heb 1:7) My ministers to refresh and guide(Num 22:35) For I have created a team for you and me(2 Kings 6:17) The angelic Hosts are with you open your eyes and see! (2 Kings 6:17)...
  • Creationist Ken Ham: The State Has Created 'The Church of Evolution With Darwin As The High Priest'

    02/17/2016 10:25:28 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 38 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 16, 2016 | 4:07 PM EST | Michael W. Chapman
    Ken Ham, a biologist and supporter of young Earth creationism, said evolution is a "belief," not a "theory" -- a "fairy tale" for people who "try to explain life without God" -- and he added that the secular State has established a church, the "Church of Evolution, with Darwin as the High Priest," and teachers and professors as "priests" who push the Darwin religion in the schools. In an interview on VCY America on Feb. 10, two days before the international Darwin Day, host Jim Schneider said to Ken Ham, "I was disturbed in my spirit to hear we have...
  • Homeless Muslim Refugee Rapes and Strangles American Girl Who Helped Him

    02/12/2016 4:51:46 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 58 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 2/9/2016 | Walid Shoebat
    Lauren Mann was an American music and arts student who loved playing the piano and went to Austria specifically to focus on her music studies while working as an au pair. All her friends say that she had a generous heart for the poor and needy. Being 23 years old and living amidst this "refugee" crisis, out of the goodness of her heart, she wanted to help these "migrants," many of whom were homeless and living near her. She would go out and give them food, drink, and little treats such as cigarettes. One of the people she helped was...
  • The Joy of The LORD[ Charismatic Caucus]

    02/05/2016 7:40:47 AM PST · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    The pursuit of happiness is to enter into obedience and not leave. Many of My children are doing their own thing which truly has nothing to do with My Kingdom or The Father's will and in such manner have heaped upon themselves coals of futility weighing themselves down with yokes of bondage. However where My Spirit is there is freedom and in this place you will find My Vessels filled from My Spring of Life within them for there is a well flowing freely that need not be dug again. . . 2 Corinthians 3:17 17 Now the Lord is...
  • Michigan State Police: Man was watching porn while driving before fatal crash

    01/27/2016 6:05:49 AM PST · by equaviator · 77 replies
    fox2detroit.com ^ | January 26, 2016
    The Michigan State Police Department said Tuesday that a man died after rolling his car on the ramp from the Lodge to I-75 was watching pornography while driving. The accident happened early Sunday morning just after 3:30. Michigan State Police troopers were called to the ramp from the Lodge to southbound I-75 on a one-car accident. The preliminary investigation revealed the driver of the car was watching a movie while behind the wheel, police said on Monday. The driver was not wearing a seat belt when he lost control and rolled the car. He was partially ejected through the sunroof...
  • Oregon musician traveling to Syria to sing for peace

    01/10/2016 12:05:16 PM PST · by lowbridge · 49 replies
    kptv.com ^ | january 7, 2016
    It may sound crazy to some, but it's not the first time James Twyman has gone to a war torn area to sing and pray for peace. While it might be dangerous, James feels he has to do it. Twyman sings the Muslim prayer. It's just one of many prayers he puts to music from various religions when he sings for peace around the world. In the late 90's, Twyman performed in Baghdad amid fallout from Dessert Storm and he played in Syria a couple years ago. On Jan. 20, Twyman will travel to the Israeli-Syrian border to hold a...
  • Australia's prime minister to visit the White House

    01/09/2016 10:34:18 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 8, 2016 4:46 PM EST
    The White House says Australia's prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull, will meet with President Barack Obama on Jan. 19 as he makes his first trip to Washington since being sworn in last September. The White House says the two leaders will highlight the wide scope of the U.S.-Australia alliance. They'll talk about a wide range of issues that include the conflicts with the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria. Australia has provided air power to the coalition efforts. ...
  • Atheists Call for 'Bible-Free' Hotel Rooms, Want Darwin's 'On the Origin of Species' Instead

    12/09/2015 10:40:38 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 66 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/09/2015 | Leonardo Blair
    The Freedom from Religion Foundation, America's largest association of atheists and agnostics, began a campaign Monday to rid all hotel rooms of Bibles distributed by The Gideons International and replaced with copies of Charles Darwin's "On the Origin of Species." The Gideons International is well known worldwide for their work with hotels but according to their website, they predominantly share Scriptures in schools and colleges, prisons and jails, hospitals, and medical offices. The group is also an association of Christian business and professional men and their wives dedicated to telling people about Jesus through sharing personally and by providing Bibles...
  • Teenage Islamist 'poster girl' who fled Austria to join ISIS 'is beaten to death by the terror [tr]

    11/24/2015 10:13:59 AM PST · by C19fan · 39 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 24, 2015 | Darren Boyle
    A teenage Austrian girl who fled to Syria along with her friend is believed to have been beaten to death after being caught trying to flee the ISIS stronghold of Raqqa. Samra Kesinovic, 17, and her friend Sabina Selimovic became 'poster girls' for ISIS after they arrived in Syria in April 2014. A number of Austrian newspapers have reported that Samra has been beaten to death for attempting to leave Raqqa, although official government sources are refusing to comment on individual cases.
  • Dr. Carson on Evolution: ‘No One Has Ever Demonstrated One Species Changing to Another Species’

    11/05/2015 7:28:52 PM PST · by springwater13 · 191 replies
    He continued, “Darwin said his whole theory depended on the fossil remains. He said we should be able to line up from a single-cell organism to man, several miles long and just walk right down the fossil trail and see how everything evolved.” “He [Darwin] said the only reason they didn’t have the fossils was because they were not geologically sophisticated enough, but that we would be in 50 to 100 years,” said Dr. Carson. Well, that was 150 years ago. We still haven’t found them. Where are they? Where are the fossil remains?” Carson continued, “When you ask the...
  • Tiger bites woman in painful Halloween zoo trespass

    11/02/2015 12:34:11 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 42 replies
    CNN ^ | November 2, 2015 | Susannah Cullinane
    Breaking into a Nebraska zoo to "pet" a tiger has left a woman with injuries from the big cat and a citation for criminal trespass. Jacqueline Eide, 33, apparently evaded security to sneak into Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo on Halloween night.
  • 2 shot after live rounds used in Old West gunfight re-enactment

    10/19/2015 8:45:21 AM PDT · by Attention Surplus Disorder · 35 replies
    New York Post ^ | 10/19/2015 | AP
    TOMBSTONE, Ariz. — An actor staging a historical gunfight in the Old West town of Tombstone and a bystander were shot with live rounds during a show that was supposed to use blanks, leading officials to call for the re-enactments popular with tourists to be put on hold.
  • The Line Running from Charles Darwin through Margaret Sanger to Planned Parenthood

    09/22/2015 5:36:25 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 8 replies
    The Stream ^ | 9/7/15 | John West
    Imagine if Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush and Speaker of the House John Boehner both accepted an award named for slave-owner and President of the Confederacy Jefferson Davis.Imagine further that Jeb Bush enthusiastically defended his award by proclaiming: “I am really in awe of Jefferson Davis, and there are a lot of lessons we can learn from his life.”The editorial pages of The New York Times and The Washington Post, not to mention the talking heads at MSNBC and CNN, would likely condemn Bush and Boehner as crypto-racists and insist they return — or trash — their awards.Of course,...
  • 17-year-old playing solo Russian roulette in front of his friends shoots himself dead

    07/30/2015 10:06:32 PM PDT · by rikkir · 62 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 7/30/2015 | By Dailymail.com Reporter
    A teenager has died in Colorado after playing a game of Russian roulette while hanging out with his friends. Cruisito Leiba, 17, suffered a single gunshot wound to the head, said the Pueblo County Coroner's office. His friends said the teen had been playing with a shotgun when he fired it. He died in hospital. Several other teens were at the home when the incident happened but Leiba was the only one playing Russian roulette. 'He shot it once, nothing happened,' his friend Selena Aguila told CBS Denver. 'He shot it twice, nothing happened. Then, he shot it the third...
  • Missing teens likely encountered wind, storms from sea

    07/28/2015 5:06:07 AM PDT · by from occupied ga · 63 replies
    Palm beach post ^ | Jorge Milian and Kimberly Miller
    As Jim Dulin struggled mightily to steer his 30-foot fishing boat away from an ugly storm and into the Jupiter Inlet early Friday afternoon, he was startled to see a small boat heading the opposite direction into the rough weather.Among the dozens of vessels in the water, Dulin said the small boat carrying two young males was the only one not racing toward the safety of the inlet.Jib Yacht Club and Marina “I said to myself, ‘Those kids are crazy,’” said Dulin, a Jupiter resident and commercial fisherman for 20 years. “There’s no way they couldn’t see that storm. The...
  • Man shoots off firework from top of his head, dies instantly (Darwin Award)

    07/06/2015 1:29:14 PM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 42 replies
    AP ^ | 7/5 | AP
    A 22-year-old man who was drinking and celebrating the Fourth of July tried to launch a firework off the top of his head, killing him instantly, authorities said Sunday. Devon was not the kind of person who would do something stupid. He was the kind of person who would pretend to do something stupid to make people laugh," he said.
  • Man killed when firework held to head explodes

    06/29/2015 2:45:11 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies
    A Michigan man died when a firework he was holding to his head exploded, police said. The blast of the mortar shell happened Sunday night in front of the family of the 47-year-old man, who was not identified. Walled Lake Police Chief Paul Shakinas told the Free Press that alcohol was a factor in the death. WXYZ in Detroit said the man may not have realized the firework was lit when he put it up to his head.
  • Dissing Darwin, Bibles Back in Public School Classrooms

    06/22/2015 7:12:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 06/22/2015 | Rod Kackley
    Bibles are firmly rooted in public school science classrooms in Louisiana. The Idaho GOP Central Committee wants to replicate the Pelican State’s educational model. But nothing worth doing is easy. The experience in Louisiana should show Idaho Republicans, if they really want to put the Bible back in the hands of public school teachers, especially science teachers, they need to be ready for evolutionists and Democrats to push back, and push back hard. The fight to continue to allow Louisiana teachers to introduce “supplementary materials” into their science classes as part of the discussion of creationism, the Big Bang theory,...
  • Teen Dies in Game of Russian Roulette: Richardson Police Department

    06/15/2015 9:02:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | Monday, Jun 15, 2015 | Jamie Weiss
    A man fatally shot his friend during a game of Russian Roulette in the parking lot of a Dallas hotel, police say. Vikram Virk and the victim, 18-year-old Jaskaran Singh, were playing Russian Roulette in Virk's car on Saturday when the shooting happened, according to a Probable Cause Affidavit. Virk and Singh took turns pulling the trigger at each other. Singh's shots didn't fire, but Virk's did. Singh was shot in the head and was transported by Virk to Methodist Hospital in Richardson, where he was pronounced dead, according to police. Police said they arrested the 27-year-old Virk and took...
  • Girl, 16, gored by bison in Yellowstone Park

    05/17/2015 6:24:01 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 90 replies
    fox news ^ | 5/17/15
    A 16-year-old girl has been gored by a bison in Yellowstone National Park while posing for a picture near the animal. The National Park Service says the unidentified girl's injuries were serious but not life-threatening. The agency described her as an exchange student from Taiwan who was visiting the park with her host family. The incident occurred shortly after noon Friday in the Old Faithful area. The Park Service says she and others were between 3 and 6 feet from the bison when she turned her back to the bison to have her picture taken. The bison took a couple...
  • Kids in Awe of Gator on Front Lawn in South Carolina

    05/16/2015 4:53:56 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    Good Morning America ^ | May 15, 2015 | Emily Shapiro
    Two young kids in Goose Creek, South Carolina, are captivated by their unusual new neighbor: a 10-foot alligator. The alligator first took up residence in Sonya Gilreath's bushes Thursday morning, she told ABC News today.
  • Islamist Turkish President Erdogan Says A 'Mastermind' Is Plotting Against Turkey...

    04/14/2015 4:47:03 PM PDT · by markomalley · 24 replies
    Memri ^ | 4/14/15
    Since October 2014, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has regularly referred to the concept of a "Mastermind" (ust akil, "supra-intellect," in Turkish) that, he says, is plotting against Turkey. This concept has been applauded by the Islamist pro-AKP media. Erdogan's December 12, 2014 speech, which focused on this "mastermind" concept, inspired the production of a two-hour "documentary" by one of the leading Turkish television channels, the pro-AKP A Haber. The film, titled "The Mastermind," first aired on March 15, 2015 and has been broadcast repeatedly since then; in addition, the Turkish Islamist pro-AKP media are circulating the film on their...
  • Drunken man falls from tree, gets impaled on fence and dies

    03/18/2015 3:57:22 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 47 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | March 18, 2015
    Los Angeles police say a man was killed when he fell out of a tree and impaled himself on the spikes of a metal fence after a night of heavy drinking. The victim appears to have fallen about 20 feet from a tree branch onto the fence. The incident was reported in East Hollywood. The coroner's office identified the victim as 30-year-old Edwin Ochoa. More than a dozen empty beer cans were found around the tree. Local residents tell police the man was known as a heavy drinker.
  • On Darwin Day, 5 facts about the evolution debate

    02/12/2015 12:45:36 PM PST · by EveningStar · 32 replies
    Pew Research Center ^ | February 12, 2015 | David Masci
    Today is the 206th anniversary of Charles Darwin's birth, a day now celebrated by some as Darwin Day. Darwin, of course, is best known for his theory of evolution through natural selection. When Darwin's work was first made public in 1859, it shocked Britain's religious establishment. And while today it is accepted by virtually all scientists, evolutionary theory is still rejected by many Americans, often because it conflicts with their religious beliefs about divine creation.
  • Happy Darwin Day?

    02/12/2015 11:35:53 AM PST · by Heartlander · 18 replies
    The Stream ^ | February 12, 2015 | John West
    Happy Darwin Day? If Darwin Day devotees want to be viewed as more than the mere members of a quirky cult, they need to start engaging their thoughtful critics. By John West Published on February 12, 2015 Today is the birthday of Charles Darwin, and enthusiasts around the globe will be marking the occasion with special dinners, lectures, birthday parties and more.Darwin boosters often insist they are inspired simply by a disinterested commitment to science, while their critics are motivated primarily by religion. But Darwin Day festivities make it painfully obvious that many promoters of Darwinian theory are just as interested...
  • New Edition of Darwin Day in America Exposes the Rise of "Totalitarian Science" in the Age of Obama

    02/11/2015 8:45:30 AM PST · by fishtank · 37 replies
    Discovery Institute ^ | 2-9-15 | Evolution News and Views
    New Edition of Darwin Day in America Exposes the Rise of "Totalitarian Science" in the Age of Obama Is America entering an era of "totalitarian science"? In the expanded paperback edition of Darwin Day in America (ISI Books, February 2015), political scientist John G. West describes the growing misuse of science to curtail basic freedoms, erode time-honored ethics, and circumvent democratic accountability. The paperback edition includes a brand new chapter titled "Scientism in the Age of Obama -- and Beyond." "Our culture is witnessing the rise of what could be called totalitarian science -- science so totalistic in its outlook...
  • A Marijuana First: Pot Vending Machines Dispense Weed (In weed happy Seattle!)

    02/04/2015 8:40:18 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 28 replies
    NBC News ^ | 02/04/15 | By Miranda Leitsinger
    Weed history is being made in Seattle: the first vending machines to dispense marijuana flower buds debuted Tuesday. The machines, called ZaZZZ, are being placed in medical pot dispensaries, which helps to verify customer's age and identity since medical marijuana cards are required to enter the centers, said Greg Patrick, a spokesman for the maker of ZaZZZ, American Green. Though vending machines appeared for the first time in Colorado last year, those sold only edibles, or cannabis-infused foods, and not the plant's flower buds that are so often associated with smoking pot.
  • Delaware Declares Feb. 12 Charles Darwin Day

    01/27/2015 7:49:29 AM PST · by PROCON · 18 replies
    newsmax ^ | Jan. 27, 2015 | Elliot Jager
    Delaware's Democratic Gov. Jack Markell has designated Feb. 12 as Charles Darwin Day in his state, to coincide with the explorer's 206th birthday, The Huffington Post reported. Darwin presented his theory of evolution in "On the Origin of Species," published in 1859. The Delaware proclamation was made at the initiative of Chuck Dyke, a member of Delaware Atheist Meetup. He put in a routine request for a special recognition through the website of the governor's office, according to Patheos, a site devoted to faith issues.Markell cited Darwin's discoveries as "the foundation of modern biology [and] an essential tool in understanding...
  • Is the teenager who killed his teacher a product of evolutionary brainwashing?

    01/23/2015 8:39:28 AM PST · by fishtank · 36 replies
    Creation Ministries International ^ | 1-22-15 | Warren Nunn
    The boy who’s proud to be a killer Will Cornick murders teacher in front of classmates in Leeds, England by Warren Nunn The horrendous stabbing murder of an English high school teacher and the comments the perpetrator made afterwards are a potent reminder of the possible effects of evolutionary thinking on impressionable minds. Some of the sickening comments the teenage student made after the killing included: “I wasn’t in shock, I was happy. I had a sense of pride. I still do. “I know it’s uncivilised but I know it’s incredibly instinctual and human. Past generations of life, killing is...
  • Odd Byproduct of Legal Marijuana: Homes That Blow Up

    01/17/2015 3:22:44 PM PST · by Zakeet · 48 replies
    NY Times ^ | January 17, 2015 | Jack Healy
    When Colorado legalized marijuana two years ago, nobody was quite ready for the problem of exploding houses. But that is exactly what firefighters, courts and lawmakers across the state are confronting these days: amateur marijuana alchemists who are turning their kitchens and basements into “Breaking Bad”-style laboratories, using flammable chemicals to extract potent drops of a marijuana concentrate commonly called hash oil, and sometimes accidentally blowing up their homes and lighting themselves on fire in the process.
  • New Jersey Hiker Photographed Bear Before It Killed Him

    11/26/2014 9:51:44 AM PST · by george76 · 100 replies
    CBS NewYork/ ^ | November 26, 2014
    Police in West Milford have released five photos taken by 22-year-old Darsh Patel before he was killed by the 300-pound black bear while hiking with four friends in the Apshawa Preserve. The photos show the bear behind a fallen tree in the woods. Investigators say the phone was found with puncture marks from the bear. ... West Milford police and the state Environmental Protection Department said last month that the bear did not seem interested in food and exhibited “stalking type behavior.”
  • US scientists may have resolved 'Darwin's dilemma'

    11/16/2014 8:04:49 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 272 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/15/2014 | By Matt Cantor
    Charles Darwin worried about a possible hole in his theory of evolution, but some American scientists may just have plugged it. For about a billion years after the dawn of life on Earth, organisms didn't evolve all that much. Then about 600 million years ago came the "Cambrian explosion." Everything changed relatively quickly, with all kinds of plants and animals emerging—which doesn't quite seem to fit with Darwin's theory of slow change, hence "Darwin's dilemma." Now, within a few days of each other, two new studies have appeared that could explain the shift, ABC News reports. One, by scientists at...
  • More reasons to doubt Darwin

    11/07/2014 6:45:33 AM PST · by fishtank · 14 replies
    Creation Ministries International ^ | 11-6-14 | Philip Bell
    More reasons to doubt Darwin A review of: Darwin‘s Doubt, the explosive origin of animal life and the case for intelligent design by Stephen C. Meyer HarperOne, Nashville TN, USA 2013 Reviewed by Philip Bell Published: 6 November 2014 (GMT+10) Stephen Meyer has an impressive pedigree in the philosophy of science and geophysics but is better known as a prominent spokesperson for the ID movement in the USA. Darwin’s Doubt3 is, in many ways, a sequel to his Signature in the Cell (2009)4, both of them impressive in length, scope and incisive analysis. In both, he explicitly distances ID from...
  • When guys find out I’m a virgin [author is a 26 year old female Christian]

    10/13/2014 3:06:55 PM PDT · by grundle · 395 replies
    Salon ^ | October 5, 2014 | Ellen Burkhardt
    There’s no good time to tell a guy you’re a virgin. First date? Too much, too soon. Wait until the third date and you risk being considered a tease. Second date? Perhaps, but at this point you’re both still fretting over whether or not to eat another piece of bread; delving into sexual histories (or lack thereof) seems a bit extreme. So: There’s no good time to tell a guy you’re a virgin. Even worse? Telling him you’re waiting until marriage.
  • Throwing Darwin a Curve

    10/14/2014 8:53:01 AM PDT · by fishtank · 46 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 10-10-14 | Randy J. Guliuzza, P.E., M.D.
    Throwing Darwin a Curve by Randy J. Guliuzza, P.E., M.D. * “The pitch cuts the inside corner of the plate for strike two.” That familiar sound is heard on radios around the world. In fact, some of the best pitchers in America are not Americans. Great pitching ability is not limited to ethnicity or geography, but rather to human beings alone. Great pitchers make it look so easy, and “practice makes perfect,” but it helps that the brain power necessary for control, neurological connections, and muscular arrangements for the human arm are exceedingly better than any system that exists on...
  • College student who plunged to death on cruise was watching Miami sunrise

    10/01/2014 8:25:58 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 31 replies
    ˇFoxNews.com ^ | October 01, 2014
    Kendall Wernet, 20, who was originally from South Carolina, was with a group of about five who climbed the mast on the ship, The Ecstasy, and sat there for about 45 minutes talking about life and their future. One person in the group said no drinking had been involved. Wernet was standing when a radar dish on the restricted platform started to rotate, Steve Acorn, a mentor who was with the group, told the station. The student was knocked over to the runner's track below ... "He was the kind of guy, that if you had a daughter, you'd want...
  • Darwinist Denies Human Exceptionalism in NYT

    09/29/2014 10:11:28 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 9 replies
    National Review Online ^ | September 28, 2014 | Wesley J. Smith
    Darwinist Denies Human Exceptionalism in NYT The New York Times is consistently anti-human exceptionalism, never missing an opportunity to publish articles that seek to reduce humans to just another animal in the forest.Today, the Sunday Review section has University of Washington biology professor, David P. Barash, bragging that he works to destroy faith in his classes (“The Talk”), insisting to his students that science and religion are incompatible.That kind of ideological indoctrination is par for the disturbing course in universities, but not the one of the areas with which I grapple. However, I would be remiss not to point out...
  • Missing driver says he woke up in field of donkeys

    09/18/2014 11:37:07 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 39 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | September 18, 2014
    ROSWELL, N.M. — A driver who went missing after a one-car rollover says he later woke up in a field of donkeys. New Mexico State Police say the driver called 911 seven hours after investigators failed to find any victims from the crash. The driver told 911 dispatchers that he was lost and found himself surrounded by the animals. Authorities say the man claims he and a passenger were drinking the night before but didn't remember what happened next.
  • Darwin vs. Genetics: Surprises and Snags in the Science of Common Ancestry

    09/12/2014 1:34:17 PM PDT · by fishtank · 21 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | Sept. 2014 | Nathaniel T. Jeanson, Ph.D.
    Darwin vs. Genetics: Surprises and Snags in the Science of Common Ancestry by Nathaniel T. Jeanson, Ph.D. * For over 150 years, Darwin’s hypothesis that all species share a common ancestor has dominated the creation-evolution debate. Surprisingly, when Darwin wrote his seminal work, he had no direct evidence for these genealogical relationships—he knew nothing about DNA sequences. In fact, before the discovery of the structure and function of DNA, obtaining direct scientific evidence for common ancestry was impossible. Now, with online databases full of DNA-sequence information from thousands of species, the direct testing of Darwin’s hypothesis has finally commenced. What...
  • Darwin's Finches: Answers From Epigenetics

    09/02/2014 7:50:15 AM PDT · by fishtank · 5 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 8-29-14 | Jeffrey Tomkins PhD
    Darwin's Finches: Answers From Epigenetics by Jeffrey Tomkins, Ph.D. * Authentic speciation is a process whereby organisms diversify within the boundaries of their gene pools, and this can result in variants with specific ecological adaptability. While it was once thought that this process was strictly facilitated by DNA sequence variability, Darwin's classic example of speciation in finches now includes a surprisingly strong epigenetic component as well.1 Epigenetic changes involve the addition of chemical tags in an organism's genome without actually changing the genetic code. Both the DNA nucleotides and the proteins that DNA is wrapped around (called histones) can be...
  • California Woman Climbs Into Zoo’s Giraffe Pen, Gets Kicked In The Face

    08/17/2014 8:44:50 PM PDT · by george76 · 46 replies
    AP ^ | August 17, 2014
    MADISON, Wis. – Police say a California woman was cited after climbing into the giraffe exhibit at a Madison zoo and getting kicked in the face. ... giraffe’s are capable of killing lions, so the woman was fortunate that her injuries were not life threatening.
  • State-Run New Mexico Museum Scrambled to Cover Up Collaboration with Atheistic Groups

    08/15/2014 10:43:31 AM PDT · by fishtank · 7 replies
    Evolution News dot org ^ | 6-26-14 | Casey Luskin
    State-Run New Mexico Museum Scrambled to Cover Up Collaboration with Atheistic Groups by Casey Luskin In previous articles this week (here and here) we saw that New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science (NMMNHS) worked with atheist groups to put on 2014 Darwin Day events that included anti-religious lectures. While the taxpayer-funded and publicly operated museum actively outreached to evolutionary atheist groups to involve them in the events, the partnership excluded participation by groups with other viewpoints, raising serious constitutional questions about freedom of speech and state endorsement of a religious belief, namely atheism. That's bad enough. The situation...