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AMCC’s Yamanaka Tabbed Southland Men’s Tennis Student-Athlete of the Year

AMCC’s Yamanaka Tabbed Southland Men’s Tennis Student-Athlete of the Year

first_img^Student-Athlete of the Year2-Two-Time All-Academic Selection3-Three-Time All-Academic Selection Riley Tran So. Abilene Christian Colleyville, Texas Kinesiology 3.90 Nicolas Mayr2 Jr. Lamar Limburgerhof, Germany General Business 3.75 Yamanaka is one of five repeat honorees, along with Islander teammate William Mottet, Lamar’s Nicolas Mayr, UNO’s Johannes Klein and ACU’s Jonathan Sheehy, a three-time member of the all-academic list. FRISCO, Texas – Texas A&M-Corpus Christi’s Kyohei Yamanaka is the 2020 Southland Conference Men’s Tennis Student-Athlete of the Year, the league announced Thursday with its all-academic teams. Student-Athlete of the Year awards are presented by GEICO. Student-Athlete of the Year: Kyohei Yamanaka, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Name Class School Hometown Major GPA Second Team Kyohei Yamanaka^2 Jr. A&M-Corpus Christi Chiba, Japan Kinesiology 3.57 The Southland Conference awards committee, which consists of one administrator from each of the 13 member schools, votes for the student-athlete of the year. The Southland student-athlete of the year award is presented to one student-athlete who achieves excellence in both academics and athletics. All nominees must have earned at least a 3.2 GPA on a 4.0 scale and demonstrated athletics achievement for at least two years at the nominating institution.2020 Southland Men’s Tennis All-Academic Teams Dennis Boisseau, UIW Sr. UIW Cognac, France Business Administration 3.90 Joaquin Delgado Jr. Abilene Christian McAllen, Texas Kinesiology 3.83 The Islanders tied for the most honorees (3) with Abilene Christian and Lamar, but A&M-Corpus Christi was the lone institution with two first-team picks. Senior Thomas Rodrigues Lopes joined Yamanaka on the top squad. UIW garnered a pair of selections, and New Orleans placed one on the first team.center_img Thomas Rodrigues Lopes Sr. A&M-Corpus Christi Romorantin, France Finance 3.54 The junior from Chiba, Japan, owns a 3.57 GPA in kinesiology and boasted a perfect 12-0 mark in singles play this spring before the season was cancelled due to COVID-19. Landing on the all-academic first team, it marks the second all-academic selection of his career. Jonathan Sheehy3 Sr. Abilene Christian Arlington, Texas Financial Management 3.22 Name Class School Hometown Major GPA Nedim Ahmic Sr. UIW Tuzla, Bosnia Computer Info. Systems 3.78 William Mottet2 Sr. A&M-Corpus Christi Gargenville, France Kinesiology 3.56 The all-academic teams are voted on by the head coach, sports information director and an academic/compliance staff member from each institution. Student-athletes must possess a 3.0 cumulative GPA and have completed one full academic year at the nominating institution to qualify for All-Academic selection. Sebastian Santibanez Sr. Lamar Santiago, Chile MBA 3.85 Johannes Klein2 Jr. New Orleans Witterschlich, Germany Accounting/Finance 3.93 First Team Joshua Taylor So. Lamar Manchester, England Psychology 3.80last_img read more

PLDT scores Grand Prix stunner over F2 Logistics

PLDT scores Grand Prix stunner over F2 Logistics

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPLDT Home Fibr pulled the rug from under F2 Logistics, 25-20, 23-25, 25-21, 25-18, Saturday night in a stunning result that underscored its intention in the Philippine Superliga Grand Prix at Alonte Sports Arena in Biñan, Laguna.Kendra Dahlke and Grace Lazard finally got the hang of their teammates and joined hands to lift the Power Hitters, who registered their sixth win in 10 games and moved third in the standings.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Lakay’s Loman wipes out foe’s smile; Dy triumphs MOST READcenter_img Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college But a lethargic start prevented the Cargo Movers from getting their rhythm as the Power Hitters dealt them their second defeat in nine matches.Tied at one set apiece, PLDT regrouped and regained composure to take an 8-0 lead en route to a key third set victory.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? 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 PLDT setter Jasmine Nabor said her teammates have started to blend well, especially the two imports, after struggling early in the conference.“I think now we are starting to trust each other and that makes us execute our game plans better,” said Nabor in Filipino. “That’s the difference in this game; we knew that we could rely on each other.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsDahlke had 19 points, while Lazard had 18, but they were far from the sole contributors for the squad. Aiko Urdas and Joyce Sta. Rita contributed 11 and 10 points, respectively, for PLDT.F2 Logistics relied on Lindsay Stalzer, who had 21 points and Ara Galang and Becky Perry who made 11 and 10, respectively. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title View commentslast_img read more

Oil will worsen Public Sector’s problems – Jordan

Oil will worsen Public Sector’s problems – Jordan

first_imgFinance Minister Winston Jordan believes the arrival of an oil and gas sector will only worsen the issues plaguing the public sector, if prudent measures are not immediately taken to correct those problems.“As it stands right now, oil will worsen our problems because of the huge inefficiency in the public sector,” Jordan told a diaspora gathering at the Guyana Embassy in Washington DC on Friday.Finance Minister Winston JordanJordan explained that the present state of the public sector is less than desirable and conducive if the country is to benefit tremendously from the burgeoning oil and gas sector.According to him, the public sector suffers from both management and skills deficits. “This is reflected particularly in the implementation of PSIP (public sector investment policies), the dearth of capable contractors to implement projects, and the less-than-efficient service delivery in many areas,” he told the Guyana Times when contacted on Saturday to expand on his statements made during the diaspora meeting.The minister further explained that the emerging oil and gas industry will demand skillsets, management and competencies that are currently in short supply in the public sector. “In that regard therefore, the arrival of oil and gas would only worsen the present situation if bold and creative attempts are not made to address the problems,” he asserted.Moreover, Jordan acknowledged, Government will have to move with haste to improve the public sector so that such a dismal situation does not eventuate.He called upon the diaspora community to lend support in any possible way to enhance the situation in Guyana.HonestIn an invited comment, Guyana’s former President, Bharrat Jagdeo, observed that the Finance Minister seems to be more forthcoming and honest in his assessment of the economic realities when he is speaking to a foreign audience.Referring to the Finance Minister’s admission that there are problems plaguing the public sector, particularly in regard to inefficiency, the Opposition Leader outlined that underspending of the $230 billion National Budget for 2016 illustrates one of the major inefficiencies of the public sector.Former Minister within the Finance Ministry in the PPP Administration, Bishop Juan Edghill, had noted thus: “Money isn’t the problem, management is the problem; so we can best describe this coalition Government as incompetent. They have mismanaged the economy…it is clear that strategic planning is woefully lacking.”SailingAt his most recent press conference, Jagdeo had argued that many of the economic woes facing Guyana are mainly due to the incompetence and ignorance of the Minister of Finance.“They are at sea at that ministry… At the Ministry of Finance, (they are) sailing all over the place,” Jagdeo declared. (Devina Samaroo)last_img read more

Law students under pressure from hefty fees to study in T&T

Law students under pressure from hefty fees to study in T&T

first_img– GYD$10M in costs to gain legal certificate, students meet with AGBy Jarryl BryanGuyanese law students have welcomed the move to provide scholarships for them to be able to study at the Hugh Wooding Law School in Trinidad and Tobago, given the fact that students are buckling under the costs charged by the institution as well as the sheer cost of living.Attorney General Basil Williams (centre) takes a photo with the aggrieved law studentsA delegation met with Attorney General Basil Williams on Tuesday, where Vice President of the Guyanese Jurisdiction Committee, Olivia Bess, laid out the conditions under which aspiring lawyers have to study in Trinidad.According to Bess, these students still have to find money for food— costs she estimates to be close to $100,000 in Guyana currency. In addition, there are also the costs of living accommodation.“We requested a meeting with the Attorney General because we as Guyanese students in Trinidad suffer a lot of financial difficulties in relation to our tuition fees, living expenses, food, etc. For example, the tuition fee has increased for the first years. It is no longer TT$98,366. It is now TT$101,066. When you exchange that to Guyana dollars, that would be GYD$3 Million”.“That’s just the first-year tuition fee. Added to that, you also have living expenses. The average Guyana student in Trinidad would pay around TT$3000. When you convert that, that would be around GYD$90,000 a month. And you still have to send it through the bank or Western Union and these places will add on their own rates”.In terms of food, Bess noted that the average student will spend between TT$1500 to TT$2000 on a monthly basis. She explained that this translates to them spending between $45,000 to $60,000.“So, when you total all the expenses for one year, it is nothing less than $5 Million. That is just per year. It is two years so you have $10 Million. So, it’s not easy for the Guyanese students in Trinidad to function properly or study properly, even though we do perform well. But it’s not an easy task”.“We have to think about our parents, our guardians, how are they going to find that money? I know countless students who cried because they could not find that money to pay for Hugh Wooding law school. It’s not an easy task”.ScholarshipsBess was accompanied by students holding their Bachelors in Law from the University of Guyana, as well as students already enrolled at the Hugh Wooding Law School. The Legal Affairs Ministry had announced that full scholarships to study law for the 2019/2020 year at Hugh Wooding were available.This came after reports that the Ministry’s finance secretary failed to cover expenses for students. Attorney General Basil Williams criticised the staff who was responsible for sending money for the students in Trinidad but didn’t.Williams noted that once that money was approved by Cabinet, it ought to have been disbursed. He thus distanced himself from the decision to withhold the funds, noting that when budgeted sums are passed in Parliament then they are meant to be spent.He noted that while the staff should have been sent on administrative leave pending a hearing, she’s still on the job. Moving forward, the AG hinted that Government could go ahead with building its own law school, while acquiring Council of Legal Education approval afterwards.Stiff competitionCurrently, law students at the University of Guyana complete the Bachelor of Law (LLB) programme after which the top 25 graduates are granted entry annually into the Hugh Wooding Law School to get their LEC.However, in recent years, Guyanese students in Trinidad have been complaining bitterly about the system, particularly the limited intake when the law classes at UG are packed with close to 100 students.Additionally, they also complained about the high cost of obtaining the LEC, which is pegged at more than $3 million, and this excludes education materials, accommodation and daily expenses such as food and transportation.The requirements for eligibility for the limited scholarships being offered by the Department of Public Service include: being the holder of the Bachelor of Laws Degree, with a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.3, obtained within the last five years.Applicants must be 35 years old or under, and must have an offer of acceptance from the Hugh Wooding Law School for the 2019-2020 academic year. Present students at the Hugh Wooding Law School must have passes for the first year of studies with at least three courses passes with Grade A.Over the years, the need for a local law school has been excessively highlighted and as such, Government has undertaken to step up such an institution here in a joint venture with Jamaican partners.last_img read more

Milligan leads way for Owls

Milligan leads way for Owls

first_img“Games like these are every day for her,” Boxley said of Milligan (4-1), who has started all but one of Citrus’ first six games and faced just one more batter than the minimum 28. “Some teams are better than others at catching up to her stuff, but she’s always throwing like that.” After leaving one runner on base in the first inning and three in the second, the Owls (4-2) broke through in the third. Citrus, trailing 1-0 after allowing a run in the top of the inning, put a runner on third with one out. Milligan hit a shot toward left field and Ventura shortstop Esperanza Reyes cut the ball off, but she couldn’t throw out Milligan as the tying run scored. Sophomore outfielder Caitlin Tolan reached on a fielder’s choice, which put a runner on first with two out when freshman first baseman Nicole Frusher tripled to right. Tolan scored to give the Owls the 2-1 lead they didn’t give back. Milligan didn’t allow another runner past second and struck out two in the seventh. Milligan struck out the first seven batters she faced and 14 overall in a complete-game five-hitter as the Owls, ranked No. 3 in Southern California, beat the visiting Pirates, 2-1. She also went 3 for 3 and tied the game in the bottom of the third inning with an RBI infield hit. GLENDORA – Citrus College softball coach Justine Boxley knows how important sophomore pitcher Corinne Milligan is to the team’s success. She showed it once again on Tuesday against Ventura. center_img sean.moses@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811 Ext. 2213 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Safeway earnings climb, but shares drop

Safeway earnings climb, but shares drop

first_imgFor all of 2006, Safeway made $870.6 million, its highest annual profit since earning $1.25 billion in 2001. Sales last year increased 5 percent to $40.2 billion. Despite the company’s momentum, management’s outlook for 2007 remained unchanged from projections issued two months ago when Safeway forecast earnings of $1.90 to $2 per share, excluding special items. Safeway already is “comfortably ahead” of that pace so far this year, Chairman Steve Burd assured analysts during a Thursday conference call.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SAN FRANCISCO – Safeway Inc.’s fourth-quarter profit surged 77 percent to cap the grocer’s best performance in five years, a comeback driven by contentious cost cutting and a recent makeover that has infused more elegance into its stores. Although the results released Thursday exceeded analyst expectations, the showing still wasn’t enough to satisfy investors apparently disappointed by Safeway’s slowing sales growth and conservative outlook for this year. Safeway shares dropped by more than 3 percent. The Pleasanton-based company, which owns Southland Vons, said it earned $307.9 million, or 69 cents per share, in the three months ended Dec. 30. That compared with net income of $173.5 million, or 39 cents per share, at the same time in 2005. If not for a series of tax benefits, Safeway said it would have earned 61 cents per share. That figure was a penny above the average estimate among analysts polled by Thomson Financial. Safeway’s fourth-quarter earnings gains would have been less impressive if not for additional costs for employee buyouts and store closures incurred at the end of 2005. On an apples-to-apples basis, Safeway said its earnings for last year’s final quarter rose by 24 percent. Fourth-quarter sales totaled $12.5 billion, a 4 percent increase from $12.05 billion in the prior year. In a more telling measure of its health, Safeway’s “identical-store” sales, excluding gasoline, improved by 3.5 percent, slightly below the supermarket chain’s pace earlier in 2006. The barometer basically measures sales at stores that have been open at least a year without undergoing a significant overhaul. Safeway is expecting sales growth to remain roughly the same in 2007, an indication that its turnaround may have reached plateau, said Jeff Embersits, a former industry analyst who is now a portfolio manager for Shareholder Value Management. Although Safeway’s sales growth is tapering off, the grocer appears to have regained its stride after stumbling through years of labor strife, losses from bungled acquisitions and tougher competition from discount merchants like Wal-Mart Stores Inc. last_img read more

HOW BUYING ONE OF THESE INCREDIBLE PICTURES OF DONEGAL WILL HELP CHARITY THIS CHRISTMAS

HOW BUYING ONE OF THESE INCREDIBLE PICTURES OF DONEGAL WILL HELP CHARITY THIS CHRISTMAS

first_imgWE all have cameras these days – but photography is an art.And amongst the best practitioners of this art form work for the The Irish Times.This Christmas the newspaper is selling prints from its archives featuring some wonderful images from County Donegal. Here’s some of them….signed by the snappers concerned and framed for €100. All proceeds to The Simon Community and Concern Worldwide:To order email editor@irishtimes.comFloating Vote. ..Garda Jim Brennan; David Alcorn, the presiding officer; and Donal ? Dufaigh, a radio reporter, return from Inishfree Island to Burtonport, Co Donegal, with the General Election ballot box, containing two votes, in November 1992.Photograph: Frank Miller / The Irish Times. Sunrise over Donegal town July 2015…Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish TimesCreevy Pier, Co. Donegal at dusk, July 2015.Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times Angels walk to a nativity play in Glenties,Co Donegal.Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times   HOW BUYING ONE OF THESE INCREDIBLE PICTURES OF DONEGAL WILL HELP CHARITY THIS CHRISTMAS was last modified: December 12th, 2015 by John2Share 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:ConcernIrish Times charitySimon Communitylast_img read more

Slovakia’s FA reduced ticket price for Denmark game to €1

Slovakia’s FA reduced ticket price for Denmark game to €1

first_imgSlovakia’s Football Association reduced the cost of entry for their UEFA Nations League match from up to €26 (£23.5) to €1 due to the quality of their opponents, Denmark.An incredible row at the Danish FA over image rights saw the team field a makeshift line-up containing warehouse workers and futsal stars in the 3-0 defeat.These same players who are likely to again play against Wales. Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? MONEY Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions smart causal ADVICE How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack silverware “What is the point of sending this team to meet us?” Slovakia coach Jan Kozak was quoted by Danish broadcaster DR as telling reporters.“Does Denmark just want to avoid a fine? We could have spent our time better if we had known this before.”Regular first team players, including Christian Eriksen and Kasper Schmeichel, have for months been involved in a dispute over contract terms, mainly concerning the rights of players to make individual sponsorship agreements with companies competing with national team sponsors.Former Arsenal midfielder John Jensen has taken temporary charge of the team. Most popular football news possible standings Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade RANKED highlights BEST OF impact England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won REVEALED Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade last_img read more

Kurtenbach: What we learned in the 49ers’ third preseason game

Kurtenbach: What we learned in the 49ers’ third preseason game

first_imgThe result was a mixed bag.Though, to be fair, that’s likely … Click here if you are having trouble viewing the photos or video on your mobile device.The 49ers treated Saturday’s third preseason game like a dress rehearsal — starters played a full half, we saw some wrinkles in the playbook, and the speed of the game seemed close to the level of the regular season.And while the Niners lost Saturday’s contest 23-17 to the Colts, there were real lessons to be found in the first half.last_img read more

Three Mavericks Who Won

Three Mavericks Who Won

first_imgThe loner, not the consensus, is sometimes the one whose views get traction in science. Here are three historical examples.The following stories have something in common: they are about people who worked alone on ideas that ran counter to their societies’ beliefs.  This is not to say that they were completely right on every idea they promoted.  They were at least visionaries who thought outside the box and opened up others to new avenues of inquiry that proved fruitful.Ada LovelaceThe first is a fascinating woman, Ada Lovelace (1815-1852). This daughter of English poet Lord Byron circulated in fashionable circles and married well, becoming the Countess of Lovelace in 1838.  She had studied under Mary Somerville, becoming proficient in mathematics. She also corresponded with leading scientists, including David Brewster and Michael Faraday. She is best known for her association with Charles Babbage, inventor of the first general-purpose computer, the Analytical Engine. She is sometimes credited with writing the first “computer program” by writing down, in 1842, a series of steps by which the machine could calculate a series of Bernoulli numbers. Lovelace greatly encouraged Babbage with her ideas about the promise of such a device. It would be nearly a century before her sweeping vision of the capabilities of general-purpose computing—a vision we all take for granted—would take root.  She died of cancer at age 36.The BBC News did a story on Ada Lovelace on the occasion of the first-time reading of some of her letters on BBC radio.  “So is Ada Lovelace our first tech visionary? Or, as some critics now claim, was her contribution to computer science vastly overrated?” There are indications she was “a passionate, ambitious and flawed individual,” an ambitious socialite and flighty woman with some bouts of mania. Some of those flaws may have been ironed out at the end of her life, when reportedly “she had a religious transformation and was coaxed into repenting of her previous conduct” (Wikipedia). The BBC agrees with our focus here, though, that Ada Lovelace belongs among those “who imagine how the next generation of technology might change the world.” She and Babbage did not live to see it come, but one can imagine their delight and astonishment could they witness today’s Information Age.Gregor Mendel, 1822 – 1884Gregor MendelThere has been some controversy about the Father of Genetics, Gregor Mendel (1822-1844), whose pivotal work on garden peas was not widely recognized in his lifetime but was “rediscovered” by geneticists early in the 20th century. The “Mendel-Fisher Controversy” arose in 1936 (70 years after Mendel’s paper on inheritance) when theoretical geneticist Ronald Fisher deduced that Mendel’s data were “too good to be true” statistically. This led some critics to call him the “father of scientific misconduct” on suspicions that he must have faked his data. Gregory Radick (U of Leeds historian of science) says in Science Magazine, “The suspicions have turned out to be groundless.”Radick does question whether Mendel’s peas could have been so neatly pigeonholed into binary categories (wrinkled vs smooth, green vs yellow) and considers it plausible that some underlying bias operated to confirm his theory, with perhaps the “help” of a well-meaning assistant.  For our purposes, the fact remains that Mendel was a maverick in his monastery (an unlikely laboratory), working alone on a concept at odds with his contemporaries, but whose ideas later became mainstream.  Like Ada Lovelace, Mendel did not live to see his ideas widely accepted.  The fact that principles of inheritance are more nuanced these days than deterministic Mendelism would suggest does not change the fact that Mendel thought outside the box and forged a fruitful new path for generations of geneticists.Alfred WegenerLike Lovelace and Mendel, the father of continental drift theory, Alfred Wegener (1880-1930) was a maverick whose ideas only became mainstream after his death. On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of his magnum opus, The Origin of Continents and Oceans (1915), Ted Nield celebrates a new biography of the man and his theory in Nature.  In a shorter piece in Nature, Romano and Cifelli describe the resistance of the scientific community to his original thinking:His theory of continental drift was initially viewed as heresy by the scientific community, yet his book was later translated into many languages and updated regularly until 1929…. After his death, his ideas were largely forgotten until the 1960s, when geophysicists demonstrated the phenomenon of sea-floor spreading (see N. Oreskes Nature 501, 27–29; 2013). Plate tectonics has since gained acceptance as a synthetic theory with huge explanatory power.Continental drift theory today has run aground with anomalies and epicycles; our purpose here is not to enter that debate. What matters is that Wegener worked largely alone, forging a path that the consensus followed only after decades of scorn and neglect.  Wegener’s body was not recovered from an accident when he was exploring Greenland. “He would have been glad to know,” Romano and Cifelli quip, “that it will have travelled some 20 kilometres in a million years’ time — in accordance with his visionary theory.”Skeptics of that ending joke might wish to consult with creation geologists who deny that continental drift is linear, slow, and gradual.  They have presented new theories about rapid continental drift during the Flood that not only fit the evidence better but make predictions.  Still, all agree these days that continents are not static, as was largely assumed before the 1960s.These accounts illustrate an important thing about the nature of science. Consensus really means little. Picture the consensus in the days of Lovelace, Mendel and Wegener: all confident, all agreeing with one another, all ridiculing those outside. They were wrong. Science is not consensus, and consensus is not science. The loner can be correct, and even when he or she is only partly correct, a maverick can at least open up new fruitful trails of inquiry.What’s our take-home lesson?  The consensus today can be just as wrong.  Whether it’s about junk DNA, global warming or evolution, a consensus carries no necessary validity, even when globally strong.  A consensus might be right, but science’s best theories are only tentative.  Don’t let the powerful Darwin lobby strut its numbers.  What matters is who’s got the best evidence.  One maverick in town can drive out a lot of corruption. (Visited 58 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more