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  • Le Ngoc Thanh

    first_img Liu Hu China Find out more Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Vietnam Najiba Ayubi Afghanistan Find out more See more Li Jianjun China Find out more VietnamAsia – Pacific Anton le Ngoc Thanh is a journalist and a Catholic priest. His work for Vietnam Redemporist News, a Catholic news organization for which he has worked since the 1990s, has caused him numerous problems with the Vietnamese authorities. In 2012 he was stopped for questioning on his way to Bac Lieu in the south of the country, where a woman had set fire to herself in protest against her daughter, the blogger Ta Phong Tan, being put on trial. He was held for several hours for causing a traffic accident while travelling on foot. He was arrested again last year during a demonstration in support of the blogger and activist Dinh Nhat Uy, convicted for organizing a campaign for the release of his jailed younger brother. Thanh is under constant police surveillance and is frequently prevented from covering and publicizing the human rights abuses that he has witnessed. center_img Asif Mohiuddin Bangladesh Find out more Information hero Le Ngoc Thanh Receive email alerts Kalafi Moala Tonga Find out more VietnamAsia – Pacific to go furtherlast_img read more

  • Regulatory expectations regarding the banking of money service businesses

    first_imgThe regulatory expectations surrounding the banking of money service businesses (MSBs) are a frequent source of confusion for financial institutions. Many financial institutions are surprised to receive deficiencies and matters requiring attention in examinations, even though they believe they have followed the regulatory guidance. Because of this confusion, the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) has announced that it intends to make providing services to MSBs or other types of high-risk businesses a supervisory priority this year, with field staff tasked with targeting this area. This article will discuss potential problem areas for credit unions with MSB customers.MSBs and regulationMSBs are defined generally as businesses transacting largely with cash: currency dealers, check cashers, issuers and redeemers of traveler’s checks, money orders, stored value, money transmitters, and the U.S. Postal Service. MSBs are regulated by the Internal Revenue Service, and with just a few exceptions, all MSBs must register with the Department of the Treasury. In addition to the IRS, most states have Money Transmitter requirements regulated by their DFIs (development finance institution or equivalent) that certain types of MSBs are subject to follow.The FFIEC guidance regarding MSBs clearly states that the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) does not require, and neither FinCEN nor the federal banking agencies expect, financial institutions to serve as the de facto regulator of their MSB customers. Specifically, the guidance states:“While banks are expected to manage risk associated with all accounts, including MSB accounts, banks will not be held responsible for the MSB’s BSA/AML program.” continue reading » 10SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

  • Men’s Basketball: Why jury should still be out on Gard

    first_imgAfter a 23–11 season and a No. 21 finish in the Associated Press Poll, Head Coach Greg Gard and the Wisconsin men’s basketball team move forward to the 2019-20 season missing their star, All-American Ethan Happ.Happ represented the last of legendary former head coach Bo Ryan’s recruits, and his departure marks the official beginning of a new era in Wisconsin men’s basketball.This new era is perceived by many to have started in 2015 after Ryan retired, but I’m here to tell you why the jury should still be out on Gard, and that the start to his coaching career hasn’t been as impressive as many believe.Men’s Basketball: Wisconsin searches for new identity post-HappThe University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team ended last season disappointingly in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, losing Read…Badger fans know that Gard took over following consecutive Final Four runs in 2013-14 and 2014-15. Aside from stars Frank Kaminsky, Sam Dekker and a few other players, many pieces of those teams stayed around after Ryan retired.Gard then led both the 2015-16 team and the 2016-17 team to the Sweet 16, and was a miracle shot from a Florida player away from the Elite Eight in 2016-17.The success in both of those years was due in large part to the former Ryan recruits.Here are the key pieces of his 2015-16 Sweet 16 team: Nigel Hayes, Bronson Koenig, Happ, Vitto Brown and Zak Showalter.Here are the key pieces of his 2016-17 Sweet 16 team: Hayes, Koenig, Happ, Brown and Showalter.After the 2016-17 season, Hayes, Koenig, Brown and Showalter graduated, leaving Ethan Happ as the only recruit from the Ryan era still around.Since that point, Gard’s teams are a combined 38-29 with one NCAA Tournament appearance and zero NCAA Tournament wins.Even last year, when the team was ranked as high as No. 12 in the AP Poll and finished No. 21, much if not all of their success can be attributed to a historic season from Happ, Ryan’s recruit.A Different Dynasty: After struggling to find footing in 2018-19 season, a young Badger basketball team now leaves fans wondering about program’s reputationOnce is a mistake, but twice is a pattern. Two seasons in a row, the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball Read…There’s a saying that competent people can take over successful businesses, or sports teams, and carry that successful momentum for a short period of time … until their mark is left on the corporation or team and their flaws become apparent.A prime example of this was seen with the Dallas Cowboys in the 1990s when Barry Switzer took over for Jimmy Johnson after Johnson retired following two consecutive Super Bowls. Switzer went on, with Johnson’s players, to lose in the conference championship the year after Johnson retired. He then won the Super Bowl two years after, lost in the divisional round three years after and was fired four years in following a losing season.Men’s basketball: Ethan Happ earns second-team All-American honorsUniversity of Wisconsin men’s basketball star Ethan Happ just added another accolade to his incredible college career. The senior, whose Read…This, on a smaller scale, is what is happening in the transition from Ryan to Gard.This is not to say that Gard is a bad coach or shouldn’t have the job, it is just to point out something that isn’t the common narrative surrounding the beginning to Gard’s career — his success has largely been a continuation of Ryan’s regime, and hasn’t come with any of Gard’s recruits leading the way.Gard’s recruits will be juniors for the 2019-20 season and seniors next season. These two years, and whether core pieces Brad Davison, Nate Reuvers and others can lead the Badgers to a deep tournament run, should be the years that write the narrative on the beginning of Gard’s coaching career.Recent news has things trending in the right direction for Gard, however, as his 2020 class has four-star recruit Ben Carlson, three-star recruit Steven Crowl and two additional three-star recruits set to join him next season.last_img read more

  • ‘FCV Gladiators Football Camp to Unearth Fresh Talents’

    first_imgDirector of UK-based FCV Academy, Martin Harris, has said that the second edition of the FCV Gladiators Football Camp holding in Port Harcourt next month will help to unearth talents for Nigeria.Harris, who described Nigeria as a nation with talents said creating connection between sports and education is one of the core values of the camp.The annual camp is being organised by the Dynaspro Sports Promotion and Advanta Interactive Ltd, in collaboration with the UK-based Football CV Academy and will be hosted by Bloombreed Schools, Port Harcourt. “We want to continue to create connections for children, parents and schools through football, providing an environment for them to thrive and drive a passion of learning both on and off the football pitch.“Following the success of our camps earlier this year, we expect the same high standards to not only be met but exceeded. The camps will help to discover and develop talent, provide a viable platform for Nigerian children to showcase their ability and open up educational pathways for talented footballers including within our own program in England,” Harris said.With successful staging of the maiden edition of the camp in Lagos and Abuja, Harris said he is looking forward to the Port Harcourt leg of the camp.“Alongside supporting the players, our coaches are also FA coach educators and during their time in Port Harcourt will look to mentor a number of Nigerian coaches.“This shared knowledge will enable our Academy to have an even wider reach within the community, as the local coaches can then impart the new skills acquired into their own schools and clubs,” he added.For Efe Ojigbede of Advanta Advanta Interactive Ltd, the hosting of the camp in Port Harcourt was part of the plans to expand the exercise.“Port Harcourt will be unique mostly due to the world class standard facilities being provided by the host school Bloombreed Schools as they have gone all out to ensure that their sporting and boarding facilities are in excellent shape in readiness for the camp,” Ojigbede said.He however, expressed optimism that this year hopes to be exciting. “We expect a lot more in terms of higher levels of management of the camp. We expect higher numbers of registrations of players and visit of families as the camp will be held in the yuletide season,” he added.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

  • MLB hot stove: Nationals at least considering looking for outfield help, report says

    first_imgWith Taylor’s injury, Washington is down to four outfielders with Juan Soto likely to start the year in left field, Adam Eaton in either center or right and Andrew Stevenson and Victor Robles fighting it out for the other spot. A former Nationals outfielder in Denard Span remains on the open market as does another man with postseason experience in Austin Jackson.Nats suggest they’ll likely stay in house with Michael Taylor (knee, hip) out a month or more. But they do appear to be at least considering outside alternatives who can play some cf. remaining free agents include ex-Nat Denard Span and Austin Jackson.— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) March 16, 2019The Nationals knew their outfield would take a hit after Bryce Harper signed with the Phillies, but Taylor’s injury certainly hampers their depth. Related News Most teams though go into the season with five outfielders on their 25-man roster, or at least someone who can play both the infield and outfield in addition to four outfielders.Adding an outfielder might not be a bad idea for Washington at this point. However, this is truly the chance for Robles to step up and take over a permanent spot in center field with Taylor out. The 21-year-old made his MLB debut at 19 in 2017, but injuries prevented him from earning a starting spot last season.He did come up late in the year and batted .288 in 59 at-bats. Robles, MLB Pipeline’s No. 4 overall prospect, can do just about everything he needs to on the field. Now it’s just a matter of proving he can do it over 162 games. The Nationals could be looking to add some outfield depth.Center fielder Michael A. Taylor will be out for at least a month with a hip injury he sustained during a game this week. The team has suggested they will stay internal in filling his spot on the roster, but according to Fancred Sports, they are considering looking for outside help. Michael A. Taylor injury update: Nationals outfielder to miss ‘significant’ time with sprained knee and hiplast_img read more

  • Who’s making their mark on basketball in L.A. right now? Start with these people

    first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error For NBA All-Star Weekend, here’s our lineup of All-Southern California NBA All-Stars AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersLawrence Frank and Jerry WestLonzo BallLou WilliamsCandace ParkerCOLLEGE BASKETBALLCori Close NBA All-Star weekend: L.A. is already the center of the hoop world Lakers’ lone showing at NBA’s All-Star Weekend ends with Kyle Kuzma scoring 20 points in Rising Stars Challenge NBA All-Star Saturday Night: Come see if another man can fly … over a car Heisler: NBA All-Star Game is too broken to fix, too big to drop Jordan McLaughlinAaron HolidayHIGH SCHOOLSDoug MitchellShareef O’NealAndrea AquinoRelated Articles Los Angeles is the center of the basketball universe this weekend, but L.A. has been a hotbed of basketball talent for decades. So many have made an impact on the basketball culture here over time, but there’s always a new group of players, coaches and others trying to leave their mark.With that in mind, the Southern California News Group identified a group of people who are among those shaping the state of basketball in the region, from high school to college to pro teams. Some of them have made an impact before, in different roles (or with different organizations), but that doesn’t make what they’re trying to do now any less important.What makes these people worth keeping an eye on now and in the years ahead? Click on their names to find out:PRO BASKETBALLMagic Johnson and Rob Pelinkalast_img read more

  • ‘Go back to baseball’ – Ibrahimovic confirms Galaxy exit

    first_imgFILE PHOTO: Zlatan Ibrahimovic Los Angeles, United States | AFP | Swedish star Zlatan Ibrahimovic confirmed his departure from the Los Angeles Galaxy on Wednesday, but gave no clue over his future plans or possible retirement. “Since his arrival in 2018, Zlatan has positively influenced the sport of soccer in Los Angeles. We are grateful for his work ethic and passion. We thank Zlatan for his professionalism and immeasurable impact on the Los Angeles community and the soccer community in North America as a whole.”Ibrahimovic has been strongly linked with a return to Italian club AC Milan, where he played for two seasons between 2010 and 2012, scoring 42 goals in 61 league appearances.Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber hinted last week that Ibrahimovic may make a return to Italy, telling ESPN in an interview the striker was being “recruited” by Milan.Ibrahimovic has also reportedly been targeted by Serie A side Bologna, according to Italian daily Corriere dello Sport.Although Ibrahimovic was unable to help Los Angeles Galaxy return to the pinnacle of Major League Soccer, the Swede has been one of the most successful foreign players ever to grace the league, scoring 53 goals in 56 regular season appearances. The 38-year-old striker’s departure from the Galaxy had been widely expected following the club’s elimination from the Major League Soccer playoffs last month.Ibrahimovic, who joined the Galaxy in the opening months of the 2018 campaign, announced the end of his Californian sojourn in a characteristically enigmatic post on Twitter.“I came, I saw, I conquered. Thank you @lagalaxy for making me feel alive again,” Ibrahimovic wrote. “To the Galaxy fans – you wanted Zlatan, I gave you Zlatan. You are welcome.“The story continues…Now go back to watch baseball.”The Galaxy said in a brief statement the club had parted company with Ibrahimovic by mutual agreement.“We would like to thank Zlatan for his contributions to the LA Galaxy and Major League Soccer,” said LA Galaxy President Chris Klein. Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

  • Parking Wars Continue in Red Bank

    first_imgRates To Increase in JulyBy John BurtonRED BANK – A recently instituted parking fee increase that goes into effect in July has downtown businesses and some elected officials crying foul and fearing its impact.Despite an outcry from the business community and from two of its own members, the Borough Council voted at its May 11 meeting to raise the fees for both on-street metered spaces and for those slots in the municipal-owned lots.Borough Councilman Michael Whelan, a Republican who took office in January, chairs the council’s parking committee and called the final ordinance “a compromise.” The final ordinance came after “hours and hours and hours and hours” of discussions with individual business owners and with the organizations for the business community – Red Bank RiverCenter and the recently established Red Bank Business Alliance, according to the councilman.The borough council vote for the ordinance was 4-2, with Whelan and fellow Republicans Mark Taylor and Linda Schwabenbauer and Democrat Kathy Horgan voting in favor and Democrat Ed Zipprich and independent Cindy Burnham opposing it.“It’s a fair compromise,” Whelan maintained about what was finally adopted by the governing body. Whelan also said that the conversations with merchants in the downtown business district found, “They respected us and we listened to them.”And Jay Herman, a member of RiverCenter’s executive committee, and a longstanding commercial property owner, echoed that respectful tone commenting that the council is made up of “hardworking, honest and sincere people who really want to do the right thing.”“But,” Herman continued, “We think it is a grand mistake,” believing it can’t help but have a negative impact on local businesses and the community.Anthony Barbero, chief operating officer of Industry magazine, whose wife owns and operates CoCo Pari, a Broad Street women’s boutique, was blunt, saying he believed the elected officials “should have their heads examined. They actually need help,” he said, believing this action hurts business and the entire community while they’re “fighting over quarters,” and lacking vision for the community’s future.The ordinance raises the cost of parking in the municipal lots to $1 an hour from the current 50 cents; on-street meters would jump from the $1 an hour to $1.50 per hour. Permit parking passes would also rise, going from $135 to $180 for a 30-day permit, from $200 to $275 for a three-month permit and from $400 to $500 for six months.Initially there were discussions about extending meter-feeding time past the current 6 p.m. to later in the evening; actually having higher rates than those just approved; and doubling the minimum cost to park in the lot from its current one-hour minimum. But these provisions were abandoned as part of the compromise Whelan spoke about. He also called the cost hike a “rate adjustment” given its been years since the meter price had been last adjusted; and even with the increases it’s less than what it cost to park in Long Branch or Asbury Park. (Asbury also requires paying meters until midnight.)The increases were broached in discussions between Whelan and the council finance committee, looking at ways to offset the expected tax increase when the municipal budget is introduced at the May 25 meeting to make the Trenton-imposed deadline for the budget.“Every time you do one of these things, it’s piling on, it’s making it worse,” for the business community, said RiverCenter’s Herman. “The result is, if fewer people are coming to town, the businesses don’t prosper.” And that, Herman explained, has a negative impact on the tax ratable base, hurting all taxpayers.Parking meters in Red Bank.“I seriously believe for every dollar that they raise from the added meter costs, they will lose several dollars in tax assessment,” Herman warned.Commercial properties now account for 49 percent of the tax base, according to borough information.Red Bank shouldn’t be comparing itself to other municipalities, Herman maintained. Instead, he said, “we should be looking at the smartest, most sophisticated owners of real estate,” such as those who operate shopping centers like the Grove, Shrewsbury, and Monmouth Mall, in Eatontown, who realize the benefit of no-charge parking.Whelan’s two members of his parking committee have also offered stern criticism of this move. Both Edward Zipprich, a Democrat, and Cindy Burnham, an independent (and former Republican), were “annoyed” – Zipprich’s word – at what they saw as Whelan’s unilateral move to meet with the finance committee and move forward with an ordinance the two had issues with. “Then we never heard from him (Whelan),” until the ordinance was introduced, Zipprich said.Zipprich and Burnham – long political foils who rarely agree on anything – shared their opposition on this. This is the first budget by the Republican majority, established in January and for Zipprich “They shouldn’t be balancing their budget on parking fees.”“I know finance (committee) is just doing this to balance the budget,” Burnham echoed, believing “the council should look at other means to cut costs and save money.”George Lyristis, a partner in the downtown restaurants the Bistro at Red Bank and Teak and active in the recently established Red Bank Business Alliance, vented his frustration. “Anytime you make it more difficult and inconvenient for customers to come into the downtown,” Lyristis warned, “you chase them away.”Most vexing for Lyristis is that the additional money raised by this increase isn’t specifically earmarked for parking and road improvement. Instead, “They put it in the general fund,” he said, adding, “So my customers pay for a tax hike.”Discussion of parking always ignites passionate debates as the town continues to look at remedies for its decades-old chronic parking space shortfall. And those discussions seem to always turn toward talks of a parking garage – long advocated by the business community and some elected officials, but traditionally opposed by homeowners who fear the cost’s impact on taxes. It again has become a focal point, especially for Whelan who insists he’s committed to bringing that plan to fruition by seeing a parking garage erected at the borough-owned White Street parking lot.“This council,” Republican-controlled – “understands it,” what it would take to get the garage built, Whelan said. And “We’ve had discussions” with private developers for a possible public/private partnership to build and operate, he continued.Whelan is so convinced that it will happen that he and other council Republicans are promising a “sunset provision” for the meter price hike, pledging on rolling them back if the garage project doesn’t move forward by the end of the year.That provision, however, is not formalized in the adopted ordinance.Herman, who has been down this road before in these discussions of a garage and parking remedies, takes a wait-and-see attitude on the rollback promise. “All it takes is for the council to say at the end of the year ‘Well, we didn’t figure on this,’ or ‘We didn’t count on that,’” and that promise will be left curbside, he said.last_img read more

  • Second-Guessing Aliens

    first_imgIf we haven’t yet communicated with aliens, can we know anything about their character?  Astrophysicist Gregory Benford of UC Irvine thinks we can surmise one thing: they are frugal.  Why?  “Whatever the life form, evolution selects for economy of resources,” he said.  Broadcasting is expensive, and transmitting signals across light-years would require considerable resources.”    For this reason, Benford and his twin brother James envision the aliens avoiding broadcasts continuously blasted in all directions.  Frugal aliens will use short, targeted blips known as “Benford beacons.”  He calls searching for such signals a “common-sense” approach.     Charles Q. Choi on Space.com also quoted Benford’s line, “This approach is more like Twitter and less like ’War and Peace’.”  They don’t send e-books; they send tweets.  As support for his speculations about alien frugal twittering, he compared it to the cost of METI – Messages to Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence.  To send twitters to aliens would cost a billionaire a lot of money: $1.3 billion for the installation and $200 million a year in operating costs.    At New Scientist Seth Shostak of the SETI Institute downplayed the risks of METI.  It’s too late to worry about it, he said, despite the concerns of Stephen Hawking (04/26/2010).    Hazel Muir in another article on New Scientist got in on the mudslinging at aliens, saying, “Stingy aliens may call us on cheap rates only.”  With fewer signals available to find, it may take the luck of the Irish to find the thrifty Space Scots.“Evolution selects for economy of resources.”  That’s why it created supersaurus, microbes, ants, kudzu, and humans at hot dog eating contests.  When the Benfords can correctly second-guess Darwin’s menagerie (12/19/2007), maybe they will then be prepared to start second-guessing creatures that may not exist.  Without data, aliens belong in the class of gnomes, leprechauns, unicorns and other fantasies borne out of human imagination.  Benford recalled his grandfather saying, “Talk is cheap, but whiskey costs money.”  Darwhiskey is a cheap liquor that lubricates the imagination and sets the tongue a-flapping.(Visited 15 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

  • More DNA Repair Wonders Found

    first_imgOne of the most phenomenal discoveries since the structure of DNA was revealed must surely be the discovery of multitudes of protein machines that repair DNA (01/04/2002).  The repair machines are themselves coded by DNA, but DNA would quickly decay into nonsense without them.  Another “fundamentally new” repair mechanism was discovered by researchers at Vanderbilt University recently, and other scientists reporting in Nature uncovered more secrets of a “key player” in DNA double-stranded break repair.    Science Daily began its echo of the university press release saying, “Tucked within its double-helix structure, DNA contains the chemical blueprint that guides all the processes that take place within the cell and are essential for life.  Therefore, repairing damage and maintaining the integrity of its DNA is one of the cell’s highest priorities.”  The wording brings to mind a well-managed business.  How can a cell have priorities, integrity, and maintenance?    Explaining that DNA is highly reactive, the article goes on to describe how DNA damage repair is a constant process.  “On a good day about one million bases in the DNA in a human cell are damaged.”  That’s on a good day.  Toxins, reactive oxygen, radiation, and just normal chemical activity in the cell can lead to all kinds of problems.  Untreated, these damages can lead to cell death or cancer.  The newly discovered mechanism acts on DNA bases that become alkylated.  This results in “lesions” on the double helix that can impair translation or replication.  “To make matters worse, there are dozens of different types of alkylated DNA bases, each of which has a different effect on replication.”    Several known mechanisms can treat the lesions by scanning the DNA chain, something like crewmen on a railroad car, looking for damaged cross-beams, latching onto them and then flipping each one outward and holding it in a special pocket so that other repairmen can attach to the site, fix it, and put it back.  The new mechanism found by the Vanderbilt team operates in bacteria.  It finds the lesion and, unlike most known glycosylases, flips out both the damaged base and the base it is paired with.  Why?  “This appears to work because the enzyme only operates on deformed bases that have picked up an excess positive charge, making these bases very unstable,” the article explained.  If left alone, the deformed base will detach spontaneously.”  This specialized enzyme may attract other repair enzymes to the site, and “speeds up the process by about 100 times.”  The enzyme “uses several rod-like helical structures … to grab hold of DNA.”    What’s more, this enzyme is “considerably different from that of other known DNA-binding proteins or enzymes,” though it bears some resemblance to a family of “very large molecules that possess a small active site that plays a role in regulating the cells’ response to DNA damage.”  The article said nothing about evolution.    On another DNA-repair front, today’s Nature described a “protein giant” named BRCA2 that is critically involved in DNA repair, specifically targeting the dangerous double-stranded breaks that can lead to serious health consequences (double-stranded breaks, as the name implies, involve both rungs of the DNA ladder separating).  The BRCA2 enzyme, more than 400 kilodaltons in size (containing roughly 400,000 atomic mass units), is a “key player” in the repair, said Lee Zou [Harvard] in Nature,1 commenting on a paper by Jensen et al in the same issue that elucidated the structure of this giant fix-it molecule and explained how it works.2  Since it repairs damage that can lead to breast and ovarian cancers and Fanconi anemia, BRCA2 is of great interest to medical researchers and their patients.  Zou described and illustrated four specific functions of this enzyme in the multi-player teamwork process that fixes double-stranded breaks.  In addition, the “histone code” (07/26/2006) appears to play a role in regulating the whole repair team.  Both articles mentioned evolution only in passing, suggesting possible ancestral relationships, but only in a most cursory and ancillary manner.1.  Lee Zou, “DNA repair: A protein giant in its entirety,” Nature 467, pp. 667?668, 07 October 2010, doi:10.1038/467667a.2.  Jensen, Carreira and Kowalczykowski, “Purified human BRCA2 stimulates RAD51-mediated recombination,” Nature 467, pp. 678?683, 07 October 2010, doi:10.1038/nature09399.How Darwinism can survive in today’s environment is a tale of the capacity for humans to cling to dogma far beyond whatever usefulness it may have had.  Darwinism may have made 19th-century Victorian racists in the British empire feel like they had latched onto something.  It may have allowed certain racist totalitarian tyrants to justify their atrocities with a veneer of scientific credibility.  That was all before 1951, when the basis of heredity was found to involve a coded language.  Shortly after, Crick discovered that one code gets translated by a family of interpreters into another code.  Now, in the 21st century, we have whole systems of molecular machines dedicated to preserving the code, and codes upon codes regulating the codes.    Darwin didn’t write code.  Software was only beginning to be invented by Babbage in those days.  Darwin knew nothing about networks and codes and double-stranded breaks with BRCA2 machinery at the ready, and other complex mechanisms operating even in bacteria, the simplest little blobs of protoplasm he envisioned, that turned out to be more complex than any machinery in Britain.  Why must we cling to an outmoded view of life that spun from minds eager to rid science of intelligent causes?  We need a biology for the Information Age, where intelligent causes are well known.  Intelligence, and only intelligence, explains codes, messages, software, error-correction routines, networks, and hierarchical systems of all the above.  Step aside, Charlie.  You had your day.  You did your damage.  We have a lot of repair work to do.(Visited 13 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more