SVL Triple Crown series starts Monday

first_imgThe $10.55 million Supreme Ventures Limited (SVL) Two-Year-Old Triple Crown series commences at Caymanas Park on October 19 (Heroes Day) with the $10.55 million Cash Pot ‘Only One For Me’ Trophy over 1200 metres taking the spotlight.This, the 11th staging of the popular series for native breds, offers a million-dollar bonus to the owner of the horse good enough to win all three races. The other races in the series are the $3.6 million Pick-3 Super Challenge Trophy over 1400 metres on Saturday, November 28, and the SVL Jamaica Two-Year-Old Stakes over a mile on Boxing Day, for a purse of $4 million.To be eligible for the bonus, a two-year-old must pass through the ring in the annual TOBA yearling sales held in November of each year. The outstanding filly PRINCESS POPSTAR became the first horse to win all three races in 2013 but did not qualify for the bonus as she was not sold in the yearling sale, leaving the money unclaimed.PRINCESS POPSTAR, from the stables of 14-time champion Philip Feanny, was subsequently voted Horse of the Year, the first two-year-old to be so honoured, and was shipped out to race in Trinidad by her owners, Paul Hoo and Herbie Chong, in 2014.Among those expected to face the starter in the ‘Cash Pot’ are ZUGULU, DREAMLINER, VISION, FUTURE KING, BUBBLING KITTEN, FEDORA, NUCLEAR AFFAIR, MY COMPANION, A THOUSAND STARS and SORENTINO’S STAR.- O.C.last_img read more

New coach wants to see better speed, power, accuracy from Lady Maroons

first_imgUniversity of the Philippines head coach Godfrey Okumu.University of the Philippines head coach Godfrey Okumu isn’t asking much from his Lady Maroons, he just wants them to be better.Okumu said he wants the Lady Maroons to take every aspect of the game of volleyball and push it to another level.ADVERTISEMENT Koreas to form their first joint Olympic team for Winter Games Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award “I’m not trying to change the way they play, what I’m here to do is improve the way they play,” said Okumu Wednesday at UP College of Human Kinetics.“They should be faster, if they spike they should spike stronger, if they can pass they should pass better. Every thing, I’m trying to improve the speed, power, accuracy.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkLast year, Okumu took over a UP team that ended up with a 7-7 record in Season 79 under head coach Jerry Yee.The Kenyan national believes that with UP’s intact core last season, it was already ripe to become a legitimate title contender. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img MOST READ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Season 78 Rookie of the Year Isa Molde, Diana Carlos, Justine Dorog, and Ayel Estrañero make up the team’s center but has yet to prove that their 2016 Final Four appearance wasn’t a fluke.“Three years is a long time for a team to play together, and I think is they should’ve won,” said Okumu. “Three years with the same team, it’s quite a long time.”“I hope that changing the speed, the way they pass or spike, and improving their power and I think we will get somewhere.”ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

To KYB, the Youngest Person in the Family

first_imgVeteran Liberian journalist, Kenneth Y. Best doing his signature dance move, days ahead of his 80th birthday. In honor of our father, Kenneth Y. Best, on his 80th birthday (October 28, 2018)Storytelling is your forte, that’s how we learned from youAnd it’s time for us today to give it back to you.Your smiles and frowns, uproarious laughs and disciplining stingsTaught us to weather ups and downs in honor of the KingThe Good Lord’s what you called him; indeed, He’s good to youWatching your journey with Him made us want to trust Him too.And then there is your girlfriend. I think her name’s Mae GeneThe things you two’ve been through, the faint of heart can only dream.Starting two different papers in two sovereign states,Giving people a voice, putting your lives at stake.And ours, for that matter. How could the two of you?!But that you did to show us “the world’s bigger than you.”We hold this lesson close and it guides us through our daysAs we give time and talent to show others the way.And we will not give up, because you never do;You leave us no excuse, when we ask, “What would Daddy do?”Daddy would look at Mommy, they both would smileAnd tell us, “stand your ground and walk another mile.”Your stomach for adversity and your iron willTo make Liberia daily a better country still,We hope we can inherit in these trying timesAs we each do our part our country to refine.Your work is not yet finished, Lord knows you won’t retireSo, while you’re still around, we’ll just keep basking in your fire.Love you, Pumpkin!Your OffspringShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Forensic lab fails to reach required standards

first_img…efforts underway to have DNA testing next year – RamjattanPublic Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan expressed his disappointment at the fact that the forensic laboratory located in Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, is yet to have DNA testing. However, he noted that there are certain procedures that need to be put in place first before this service can be made available.“We have to get it right first, and then we have to get the accreditation and certification. All of that will only come when we get 100 per cent fixed, not 99.9 per cent and we are working on that,” the Minister told to reporters on Saturday morning. According to Ramjattan, equipment for the DNA laboratory costs about US$1 million and this money has been provided for via the Ministry’s Citizen Security Strengthening Programme (CSSP).The forensic laboratory at TurkeyenHowever, he noted that the sourcing of the relevant equipment will have to be done through a procurement process.In the meantime, the Minister said that efforts are afoot to ensure that there is sufficient security in place to uphold integrity of exhibits as well as ensuring that the ventilation works. He added too that adequate training will have to be done for the personnel who will be conducting the analysis.“I feel that this is going to take in the vicinity of about another six to seven months maximum, so indeed we are going to have it,” assured Ramjattan.The Public Security Minister explained that when the laboratory was first conceptualised back in 2012, the design work for DNA testing facilities was not properly done. This, he added, resulted in a Barbadian expert as well as specialists from the United States concluding that the facility that was available at the forensic laboratory did not match the required standards to provide DNA testing and as such, reconstruction works had to be undertaken.Over the years, the Guyana Police Force has had to resort to using overseas laboratories to conduct DNA testing for several high-profile cases, including the murders of Babita Sarjou; British teen Dominic Bernard; former Demerara Bank employee Sheema Mangar; owner of MFK Trading Mohamed F Khan, among others.This is due to the fact that since the completion of the forensic lab back in 2014, the facility has yet to be outfited with the necessary resources to conduct basic DNA and gun residue testing which are internationally recognised.In fact, back in April, then Head of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) Wendell Blanhum has decried the lacking of the core service, saying that is a “sore” to the work of his department.“…They lack the capability to do DNA testing so this is a sore problem, it’s a sore issue and we still have to rely on (overseas partners). Of recent, we have been engaging the Brazilian authorities,” the Crime Chief had stated.Back in February, Government had approved some US$32,524 to honour outstanding payments to a Barbados Security Firm, IED, for the completion of works that will see the laboratory equipped to provide these services.The firm was responsible for installing the security system at the laboratory by way of a contract in 2012 and providing consultation oversight in 2013, during phase one of the project, but this never materialised because of the outstanding payments owed by Government.The firm will therefore be required to complete its work on the laboratory, along with completing the training of persons who are going to operate the facility. The technical and electrical issues that were discovered a while back will also be rectified as soon as the contractors return to work.On the other hand, the Public Security Ministry last year commenced building the capacity of the forensic lab to prepare the facility for DNA and gun residue testing. Additionally, discussions were held for the procurement of rapid testing DNA and gun testing residue devices.Improving the Guyana Police Force’s Forensic Laboratory’s effectiveness towards preventing and conducting criminal investigations is the second component of the CSSP. This component is being funded at a cost of US$5.5 million through the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).last_img read more

Transfer rumours and paper review – Wednesday, August 26

first_imgHere’s the top transfer-related stories in Wednesday’s newspapers…Premier League champions Chelsea are confident they can pull off a British record deal for Juventus star midfielder Paul Pogba before the transfer window closes. (The Independent)The Blues are also determined to land Everton defender John Stones, and are prepared to up their bid to £40million to force the stubborn Toffees to sell. (The Guardian)Tottenham are readying a THIRD bid for West Brom Starlet Saido Berahino, who handed in a transfer request on Monday. The Baggies are holding out for £25million and will sell if Spurs meet their valuation. (Daily Mail)Spurs are also interested in signing out-of-favour Real Madrid midfielder Asier Illarramendi, who has been strongly linked with a move to Liverpool this summer. (The Guardian)White Hart Lane flop Erik Lamela is in talks with Inter Milan over a season=long loan more to the San Siro. (Daily Mail)And here’s the latest headlines…CHELSEA:John Stones latest: Everton defender slaps transfer request to try and force Chelsea moveChelsea winger Juan Cuadrado edges closer to Juventus switchChelsea target Argentina defender Ezequiel Garay as Everton stand firm over John StonesMAN UNITED:Manchester United ready to hijack Manchester City move for Kevin De Bruyne in stunning £55m bidBarcelona president rubbishes Neymar £240m Manchester United move rumoursLIVERPOOL:Mario Balotelli latest: Liverpool striker undergoing AC Milan medical ahead of loan moveBrendan Rodgers will be delighted to get Mario Balotelli out of Liverpool, says former Anfield bossReal Sociedad boss David Moyes poised to win £12m race for Liverpool-linked ahead Asier Illarramendi‘The glue that brings everything together’ – Roy Evans on Liverpool’s BEST recent signingExclusive – Liverpool’s new-found defensive resilience hailed by former boss Roy EvansLiverpool blow! Valencia closing in of deal with Real Madrid winger Denis CheryshevARSENAL:Exclusive: Arsenal must sign 25-goals-a-season striker claims former Gunners bossTOTTENHAM:Exclusive: Former West Brom manager tells Saido Berahino and John Stones to stay where they areWest Brom reject second bid for Tottenham striker Saido BerahinoTottenham transfer reports: Saint-Etienne’s Jeremy Clement linked to White Hart Lane switchOTHER:Barcelona could hijack Everton’s pursuit of Ukrainian playmaker Andriy YarmolenkoAston Villa transfer reports: Roma reject surprise move for former Arsenal man Gervinholast_img read more


first_imgA former Donegal school teacher is to launch her first ever book Anne Gallagher (formerly Kilmacrennan National School) living in Church Hill and hails from Carrigart, has written & published her first book “Mary of Mevagh”.Anne has extend an invitation to everyone to the launch of her book this Thursday night 16th August at 8pm in the Beach Hotel Downings. As well as launching her book she has organised music & dancing, it promises to be a great night.Anne will donate all of the proceeds of her book to the Donegal Downs Syndrome Association.A Sneak Preview  of Mary of MevaghMary was born and grew up in one of the most beautiful scenic parishes in Ireland. She received a calling in her early twenties to improve the health and well being of the mothers and children of the parish. She travelled from Mulroy Pier to Glasgow where she trained as a midwife. She returned home and was appointed to her native parish as one of the first midwives in Ireland.As she travelled mainly by foot she was a familiar sight. Everyone knew Mary Boyde and likewise she could greet every person by his for her first name. She uplifted the spirits of all those she nursed being sometimes absent from her home by weeks.Lest she and others who cared for the people of the Parish of Mevagh in the first half of the last century be forgotton let’s remember them with love.DONEGAL TEACHER TO GET HER FIRST TASTE OF LITERARY LIFE was last modified: August 14th, 2012 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) Tags:ANN GALLAGHERBOOK LAUNCHEDMARY OF MEVAGHlast_img read more


first_imgTwo best friends who were killed in separate road smashes in Donegal within a year of eachother are to be remembered in the skies above Ireland.The late Shane Brolly and Shane Patton.Shane Patton and Shane Brolly were tragically killed following separate car accidents.Now eleven of their closest friends have come together to do a group skydive in a bid to raise funds for Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital in Crumlin. The pals want to leave a legacy behind for their friends and want to raise as much money as possible for the hospital.Shane Patton was just 19 when his car was hit by another vehicle in Drumkeen on July 12th, 2012.His best friend Shane Brolly, 18, was killed almost a year later on June 24th, 2013 when his car was in collision with another car outside Ballybofey.Both had been inseparable and friends and family were heartbroken at the loss of the two young men. Friends of Shane Patton and Shane Brolly are to take part in a parachute jump in Galway.Among those to take part in the parachute jump on March 29th next include Shane Patton’s mum Julie.Shane Brolly’s sister Emma, who broke her arm and suffered other injuries in the same crash that killed her brother, will also take part in the skydive.Pal Vicky Galvin said the friends are really looking forward to the dive – although some of them are very nervous.“The two lads were very popular and this is our way of trying to remember them.“They are never out of our thoughts and it will be an emotional day for us all. “We’re hoping to raise as much money as possible. The two Shanes would have been delighted with are doing something like this and will probably be having a good laugh at us,” said Vicky.Those taking part in the skydive are Shane Patton’s mum Julie, Shane Brolly’s sister Emma, as well as pals Vicky Galvin, Emma McElchar, Fiona Galvin, Aaron Carlin, Mark Carlin, Shane McGirr, Christy Gallen, Chloe Kelly and Martin McKelvey.FRIENDS OF TRAGIC YOUNG MEN TO TAKE TO THE SKY IN THEIR HONOUR was last modified: March 18th, 2014 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)Tags:BallybofeycrashdonegalDrumkeenparachute jumpShane Brollyshane pattonlast_img read more


first_imgIt’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas………in Castlefinn!That’s because award-winning Castlefinn Partnership Initiative Ltd have announced details of a new project ensuring that Christmas in the Northwest will be a magical one this year.The voluntary community group has launched Northwest Christmas Wonderland – a magical Christmas family experience opening on 30th November and running right through until 23rd December. Based at the CPI Complex Castlefinn, Northwest Christmas Wonderland will feature Santa’s Grotto, storytelling with Mrs. Claus, Rudolph the Reindeer, a Christmas market, Christmas lights’ display, live animal crib, carol singers, children’s disco, face painting and Christmas hamper hunts and lots more.Speaking after their National Pride of Place Award at the weekend for Project Manager, Michael Carlin says, “firstly we are thrilled with a National Pride of Place Award the first time that Donegal has won first place, which comes on the back of a very successful Northwest Garden Show. This once again proves that the community sector is a vital part of life in Ireland making a significant contribution to the local economy.”Asked how Northwest Christmas Wonderland came about, Michael says “it is part of creating legacy projects at the CPI Complex and ensuring our sustainability.“It is hoped that we can create long-lasting projects for the Northwest that entertain and engage audiences but also sustain the future of CPI Ltd. We are a voluntary community group and we are self-financing so we have to develop projects to keep us alive. “The Northwest Christmas Wonderland, the Northwest Garden Show and the White House Garden are all projects to attract people to the Northwest benefitting our local economy. With the gathering coming up next year we hope to bring as many 50,000 to 70,000 people from all over Europe and America to the Northwest to experience what we have in Ireland and in particular Donegal”Could this be the snowy scene in Castlefinn this Christmas?Since setting up their facebook page two weeks ago, almost 3,000 people have ‘liked’ the page. A website set up to sell tickets has experienced huge interest also.Tickets are priced €8 with family tickets also available. Tickets are being sold online only.Full opening hours and ticket prices are available from and also on facebook at Donegal Christmas Wonderland.DRIVING HOME FOR CHRISTMAS…….IN CASTLEFINN! was last modified: November 8th, 2012 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) Tags:Castlefinn Partnership InitiativeNorthwest Christmas Wonderlandlast_img read more

Social Inclusion Week should be every week – Council CEO

first_imgIt’s Social Inclusion Week and according to Donegal County Council’s Chief Executive Seamus Neely “every week should be social inclusion week”.Mr Neely was speaking at the launch of Social Inclusion Week at the Letterkenny Public Services Centre.He said “Social Inclusion Week gives us the opportunity to promote and highlight the positive work that the public and community sectors are doing to reduce discrimination, poverty and social exclusion and to reflect on the challenges faced by vulnerable members of our community”. Social Inclusion Week runs from 4th to 12th October and coincides with World Mental Health week.On Friday 4 October the annual Connecting for Life Donegal Conference will take place in the Central Hotel in Donegal Town supported by the Alcohol Forum, the HSE and Donegal County Council and will focus on “Connecting the Dots” exploring the relationship between alcohol, self-harm and suicide.Other events are organised throughout the county to raise awareness and promote positive mental health initiatives.Donegal Road Safety Officer Brian O Donnell pictured with Shauna Hoey, Mary McBride and Hazel Russell at the Social Inclusion Week Launch in the Public services Offices in Letterkenny on Tuesday. Photo by Gerard McHugh.Digital training for those who are interested in learning more about technology will be hosted by Donegal ETB and events highlighting how best to staying safe while banking will be hosted by Ulster Bank. Ceol le Cheile, Donegal’s Intergenerational Choir will be visiting nursing homes across Donegal during Social Inclusion Week and this is part of the Donegal Age Friendly initiative.The launch also provided an opportunity for Donegal student Rebeccah Prunty from Sligo IT to present her findings from research undertaken into the impact of Ceol le Cheile which was commissioned by the HSE.Research found that Ceol le Chéile has had a huge impact on the members health and wellbeing and Rebeccah Prunty believes that it is important to capture this outcome so as to help shape the future of the choir and the possibility of further studies.Donegal Road Safety Groups annual Road Safe Roadshows in the Aura Leisure Centre targeting 4th year and TY, ETB and Youthreach students will also take place during Social Inclusion Week on the 8th and 9th October.Speaking at the launch Cllr Nicholas Crossan, Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council said “social inclusion is all about supporting people and creating opportunities for them to engage in all aspects of life.  The 2019 Social Inclusion Week programme has a huge variety of events and there is something for all abilities and ages. It also highlights the significant and valuable level of work that is on-going at a local level in Donegal and includes many events being hosted by the Councils Social Inclusion Unit, Rannóg na Gaeilge, the Libraries and the County Museum.” For more on what’s on during Social Inclusion Week visit www.donegalcoco.ieFrancis Conaghan and Maire Boyle pictured at the Donegal Age friendly stand at the Social Inclusion Week Launch in the Public Services Offices in Letterkenny on Tuesday. Photo by Gerard McHugh.Social Inclusion Week should be every week – Council CEO was last modified: October 4th, 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

Darwin’s Fantasy Cave

first_img(Visited 480 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Paleoanthropologists’ unshakeable faith in Darwin and millions of years forces them into an absurd scenario.Once upon a time, there was a cave. And there were cavemen: three kinds. Let’s call them Denisovans, Neanderthals, and modern humans. This cave, they felt, was such a hot property, they decided to share it. And so they did – for 300,000 years.Unbelievable? That’s what paleoanthropologists are claiming this week. “Ancient-human species mingled in Siberia’s hottest property for 300,000 years,”  Ewen Callaway writes. His headline is: “Neanderthals and Denisovans both called Denisova Cave home — and Homo sapiens might have, too.”Neanderthals and Denisovans might have lived side by side for tens of thousands of years, scientists report in two papers in Nature.The long-awaited studies are based on the analysis of bones, artefacts and sediments from Denisova Cave in southern Siberia, which is dotted with ancient-human remains. They provide the first detailed history of the site’s 300,000-year occupation by different groups of ancient humans.Recorded human history only goes back about 3,500 years. With artifacts, we could stretch it more. Let’s grant evolutionists 10,000 years for known history we can discern from human activity, discounting the long ages that depend on Darwinian assumptions. This is the human history we see in writing and in buildings. In that period of time, humans went from huts to the moon. Can anyone possibly believe that fully-capable human beings like us, and their descendants, would stay in the same cave for 300,000 years? Imagine a caveman today claiming he can trace his family tree back to a caveman in Nimrod’s time, and then multiplying that by 100 times. This is the absurdity we are dealing with. Are we to believe the caveman’s ancestors never thought of a better life?Dating of hominin discoveries at Denisova (Nature). In this related article, Robin Dennell claims a “rigorous and compelling timeline” for this “ancient-human hotspot,” based on dating of human artifacts. Dennell tosses around dates covering hundreds of thousands of years for people like us, and even bluffs with dates to 4 significant figures! And yet earlier, he admitted thatanalysing ancient deposits is tricky. Layers can be disturbed by animal burrowing, subsidence or freeze–thawing cycles. Small items, such as fossil bones or stone tools, might be displaced from their original positions and not be the same age as that of the layer of deposits in which they were found.Artists have long portrayed Neanderthals as brutes.Yet trusting in the work of the researchers at Denisova Cave in Siberia, he pushes onward with the tale of Darwin’s fantasy cave. When dates conflict, storytelling comes to the rescue:Other dating techniques, such as thermoluminesence and optical stimulated luminescence, have been the main approaches used to date such remains, although each of these methods has its own drawbacks.Deposition of sediments at the site was episodic, with numerous gaps indicating periods when either there was no sedimentation or sediments were removed. There is some evidence of post-depositional disturbance, but the crucial late Middle Palaeolithic and Initial Upper Palaeolithic layers show relatively little sign of disturbance. This is the time frame that might mark the appearance at Denisova of our own species. However, when H. sapiens first appeared at the site is unknown.The one exception is for the climate approximately 150,000 years ago, when pollen from Denisova indicates vegetation characteristic of warm, humid conditions, whereas the Lake Baikal data indicate cold conditions at that time. As Jacobs and colleagues point out, this discrepancy might be because the dates obtained using optical dating techniques have wide margins of uncertainty, and climatic conditions might have been unstable.These discrepancies might indicate uncertainties in the genetically obtained age estimates, or that some fossils were redeposited from their initial site of deposit.With this kind of freedom to speculate, any story is possible.Although there might still be some uncertainty about the detailed ages of the remains — given the nature and complexity of the deposits and the dating methods used — the general picture is now clear. Deposition of sediment deposits at Denisova was episodic, but extends from MIS 9 to MIS 2, and the site was occupied by Denisovans and by Neanderthals in both cold and warm periods from approximately 200,000 to 50,000 years ago. Evolutionists themselves know this must be untenable. Given human nature, if there were any differences in skin color or features between Neanderthals and Denisovans, one would have exterminated the other or driven them out, saying, “My cave!” That any human with a full-sized brain, upright posture and ability to have controlled use of fire for cooking, make tools, art and hunting equipment would live like this for 300,000 years beggars the credibility of any rational person.Evolutionists have portrayed human ancestors in racist ways for decades: dark-skinned, naked, hunched over, stupid. This was from a Time-Life book for young children, 1968.Why, then, do they believe it? One-word answer: Darwin. They have to have millions of years to get from apes to man. What are they going to fill those years with? One-word answer: divination. Artifacts, stone tools, and bones become their relics with which to call on the spirit of Darwin to “shed light” on the upward progress from monkeys to men. The racism is evident in this worldview. Those ‘other’ human beings must have been beneath us not to have worn buckles on their shoes.Look; we make tools today that differ widely in design, from dime-store varieties to high-tech counterparts. They are are contemporaneous, not evolving. Are we supposed to lay them out on a make-believe timeline covering hundreds of thousands of years, and weave a story about how their makers evolved over all that time, progressing upward in intelligence until they finally reached the pinnacle of us, who (wow) can make paper airplanes? Oh, but it sounds so authoritative when they use jargon. It sounds so highfalutin when they appeal to “zooarchaeology by mass spectrometry (ZooMS)” or “thermoluminesence and optical stimulated luminescence” (each with its own drawbacks, Dennell admitted; some of them must have given politically incorrect dates). The target dates that the storytellers want for their timeline is set before they run their dating techniques. Any dating method will scream and cry uncle if you torture it enough. Results that don’t support the plot can be thrown out and never reported. The play must go on! Remember, these are the storytellers who keep changing the scenes every month, saying ‘Everything you know is wrong!’ The only thing that never changes is the Darwinian foundation. These are the racists who invented the “Ascent of Man” icon, now completely discredited. These are the ‘scientists’ who committed historical racism against our Neanderthal brethren (27 Jan 2019). Why do we listen to them?If you take out the requisite Darwinian foundation, the timetable appears ridiculous on its face. Do it. It’s like turning off the blacklight in a spooky theater and turning on the house lights—you go, ‘What? Is that all I’m looking at? It’s fake!’ No self-respecting member of Homo is going to pass on his communal cave to 30,000 generations and condemn them to the same lifestyle. What a stupid story! We know human nature. People are restless; they want a better life, if not for themselves, for their children. Claiming they couldn’t change habits or do better than live in a cave for hundreds of thousands of years because they were too dumb is inherently racist. It’s going to take an uproar from people outside the ivory tower to shame these Darwinites. Don’t let them play blind man’s bluff on you; take the blindfold off and turn the lights on.last_img read more