Russell Westbrook stars, Hamidou Diallo hurt as Thunder send Warriors reeling

first_imgMOST READ LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal In a loss Monday at Sacramento, Diallo became the first Thunder rookie ever to go at least 7 for 7 from the floor. He made both his 3-point tries on the way to 18 points.Westbrook’s 3-pointer 4:17 before halftime put the Thunder ahead 50-37.The Warriors, who held off the Thunder 108-100 in their season opener Oct. 16 and had won the last three matchups, trailed 60-46 at halftime with just 11 assists to 10 turnovers but opened the third with a 13-2 run to get within 62-59.While Golden State dropped 10 of its final 17 games last season, the Warriors hadn’t endured a four-game losing streak during the regular season since dropping four in a row from Feb. 26-March 2, 2013. They also lost six straight just before that in February ’13.CARE FOR PARADISEThe Warriors hosted the boys and girls basketball teams from the Northern California town of Paradise, devastated by the Camp Fire.Golden State COO Rick Welts and forward Jordan Bell greeted coaches Jerry Cleek and Sheila Craft, players and principal Loren Lighthall along with other evacuees before the game.Of the 31 players in attendance, 29 lost their homes in the fire.“It’s fantastic. It means so much to the kids,” said Cleek, who has been at the school 52 years.Golden State players and Kerr offered messages on the big screen in the second quarter. Six signed jerseys — by Curry, Durant, Green, Andre Iguodala, Shaun Livingston and Thompson — were being auctioned while the team also was raising funds through a CrowdRise site, with the Warriors to match up to $25,000. Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook, right, dribbles next to Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Oakland, Calif., Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)OAKLAND, Calif. — Three Thunder players were injured and Oklahoma City still left Oracle Arena with a lopsided win against the ailing, slumping two-time defending NBA champions.Russell Westbrook recorded his first triple-double of the season as Oklahoma City defeated the Golden State Warriors 123-95 Wednesday night, when Thunder rookie Hamidou Diallo was carted off on a stretcher with 7:17 left but avoided a serious injury according to the team after X-rays and Warriors doctors evaluated him.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “Just having each other’s back. When guys go down, we’re a family here and we have to have our brother’s back, and that’s what we’re going to do,” Westbrook said.Paul George had 25 points, nine rebounds and five assists and Steven Adams contributed 20 points and 11 rebounds as the Thunder sent the Warriors to their first four-game skid in nearly six years.Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson scored 27 points apiece, with Durant grabbing a season-best 14 rebounds for the Warriors, who were again playing without All-Star starters Stephen Curry and Draymond Green, as well as key reserve Alfonzo McKinnie.“It wasn’t pretty tonight, and it hasn’t been these last four games,” Thompson said. “If you want to take a positive out of it, that’s the first time we’ve lost four games in a row under Steve (Kerr). That’s pretty incredible.”Clearly in pain, Diallo moved himself off the court and was under basket for several minutes.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown OKC’s Terrance Ferguson returned from a two-game absence as he welcomed a baby, then went down at the 5:41 mark of the first quarter with a sprained left ankle and didn’t return. Nerlens Noel received stitches after getting hit in the face during the second quarter.“There’s just been a lot of things on this road trip that have impacted any level of consistency, our rotation, of having any idea of who’s going to be playing,” Thunder coach Billy Donovan said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissDiallo’s left leg was stabilized as he was wheeled away to applause from the Oracle Arena crowd. Diallo was credited for rebounding Jonas Jerebko’s missed layup when they both went down hard.Westbrook began 1 for 6, then hit his stride, finishing with 11 points, 13 assists, 11 rebounds. It was his second game back since missing five with a sprained left ankle, then another when he welcomed twin daughters Saturday night. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Olympic referendum: Shall it be ‘Taiwan’ or ‘Chinese Taipei’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Kerr appreciated the Warriors’ efforts to support fire victims during a “tragic time.”“We’re doing what we can and I think people will appreciate it, but obviously those people up there need much more than just to be able to come to a basketball game,” Kerr said. “I would urge everybody out there to chip in and help any way they can.”TIP-INSThunder: The Thunder improved to 2-4 on the road against the Western Conference. … G Alex Abrines was out with a viral illness. … OKC won at Oracle 125-105 on Feb. 6 this year.Warriors: The Warriors dropped to 8-2 at home, 5-1 facing the West. … Curry missed his seventh straight game with a strained left groin and will be out at least through Saturday’s matchup with Sacramento. He is scheduled to be re-evaluated that day. Green was sidelined for the sixth time in eight games — five of those nursing a sprained right toe while he also sat out last Tuesday vs. Atlanta because of a team-issued suspension. … McKinnie missed his fourth in a row because of a sore left foot.UP NEXTThunder: Begin a four-game homestand by hosting Charlotte on Friday.Warriors: Host Trail Blazers on Friday having won the last seven at home vs. Portland but lost two straight overall. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines?last_img read more

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Grande Prairie RCMP seek to identify suspect of armed robbery

first_imgGRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. – Grande Prairie RCMP are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect wanted in connection to an armed robbery.On October 28, shortly after 4:00 p.m., RCMP say they received a 911 call of an armed robbery at a local business in Grande Prairie.According to Police, a male suspect entered the Source Adult Video store on 100 Avenue, covering his face and carrying a weapon. The male left the business with an undisclosed amount of money and departed on foot.- Advertisement -No injuries were reported.The male suspect is described as:Caucasianwearing blue jeans, black hooded sweater with grey and red sleeves, lighter coloured ball cap, dark bootscarried a dark coloured drawstring type bagAnyone with information regarding this incident is being asked to call the Grande Prairie RCMP at 780-830-5701 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Kompany NOT certain to return for Man City in Sunday’s derby, says Pellegrini

first_imgManuel Pellegrini has refused to guarantee Vincent Kompany a return to the Manchester City starting line-up for Sunday’s Manchester derby.Kompany has recovered from a calf injury but was only named on the bench against Sevilla on Wednesday night as City claimed a dramatic last-gasp Champions League victory.He was also a substitute in the weekend win over Bournemouth having reportedly upset Pellegrini by playing for Belgium against his wishes during the recent international break.Pellegrini insisted that there is no rift between him and the 29-year-old after the 2-1 win over Sevilla, but he admitted his captain is not certain to start against Manchester United at Old Trafford.“We have a lot of different things to think about for the next game,” said the Chilean.“Vincent is just coming back from a long injury that kept him out for a month, and it was probably a risk to give him the responsibility to play in this important game.“Tomorrow we will start thinking about the derby and we will see the way the players recover.”talkSPORT has live and exclusive national radio coverage of Manchester United v Manchester City on Sunday, kick-off 14:05 Manuel Pellegrini with Vincent Kompany 1last_img read more

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Arsenal duo return to training ahead of crunch Tottenham clash

first_img1 Arsenal’s back-up goalkeeper David Ospina has returned to training.The Colombian has been out for almost a month with a shoulder problem, meaning manager Arsene Wenger has had to play Petr Cech in all competitions, including last week’s League Cup defeat at Sheffield Wednesday.But Ospina, who was in goal when Arsenal won 2-1 at White Hart Lane in September, is now back in full training and pushing for a place in the squad for Sunday’s visit of their north London rivals.Midfielder and club captain Mikel Arteta is also expected to be involved against Spurs after recovering from an ankle injury which has kept him out since September. David Ospina last_img read more

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FERRY IN BIZARRE STAND-OFF WITH HUGE BASKING SHARK

first_imgA ferry packed with passengers had a bizarre stand-off with a huge basking shark.The Tory Island ferry docks in the harbour.The ocean giant came face-to-face with the Tory Island ferry off the coast of West Donegal and refused to budge.The boat had to cut off its engines as it made its way out of Tory Island harbour on its way to Magheroarty Pier. The shark, which measured up to 5 metres long, stubbornly refused to swim out of the ferry’s way.The basking shark had been swimming around the harbour for up to two hours before the encounter.The ferry was full of day-trippers to the remote island and other islanders on their way out to the mainland.A basking sharkAmong the passengers on board the ferry was the King of Tory Island, Patsy Dan Rodgers. King Patsy said “It was a huge creature and very stubborn. It just refused to get out of our way.“It was great for the children because they got to see the shark up very closely.“It eventually gave in and swam away but it certainly took its time.”Hundreds of the creatures, which survive on microscopic plankton, have arrived in Irish waters with many off the coast of Donegal.Emmett Johnston, who runs the Basking Sharks Study project said it is the greatest number of sharks in Irish waters since 2010. It has been the perfect year to set up the Basking Shark Summer Camp which saw a group of secondary school pupils get up close and personal with the creatures.FERRY IN BIZARRE STAND-OFF WITH HUGE BASKING SHARK was last modified: August 11th, 2013 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:basking sharkferryTory Islandlast_img read more

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FAMOUS DONEGAL FURNITURE FACTORY PUT ON MARKET FOR KNOCK-DOWN PRICE

first_imgThe liquidated property of one of Donegal’s best-known furniture firms has been put up for auction with a knock-down reserve price of €250,000.There was shock recently when Flanagan’s Furniture went bust.The company and its assets were put into the hands of the liquidator David Carson of Deloitte and Touche. Now the liquidator has put the 7.65 acre site at Ballymacarry, Buncrana, up for auction on June 27th next.The premises also includes several loading bays, a canteen area and a large office space.The company in voluntary liquidation is Flanagans of Buncrana Ltd.Ironically Flangan’s Furniture has reopened again at a different premises. However anyone who had vouchers with the old Flanagan’s Furniture store is being referred to the liquidator. FAMOUS DONEGAL FURNITURE FACTORY PUT ON MARKET FOR KNOCK-DOWN PRICE was last modified: June 9th, 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:auctionFlanagan’s Furniturelast_img read more

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Drake Men’s Soccer Travels To Creighton Sunday For Second Round Of 2015 NCAA Championship

first_imgOMAHA, Neb. – Coming off a thrilling 2-1 win at KentuckyThursday in the first round of the 2015 NCAA Men’s Soccer Championship, the Drake men’s soccer team travels to Omaha, Neb., to face a familiar foe and longtime rival in the Creighton Bluejays, Sunday afternoon in the second round at Morrison Stadium. First kick with the Bluejays is set for 1 p.m.and the match will be broadcast by on FoxSportsGo.com.Drake (13-4-3) earned its first NCAA win since 2009 on the strength of a pair of goals by two of its veteran defenders. Redshirt junior James Grunert (Muskego, Wis.) scored the game winning goal in the 74th minute for the Bulldogs after the teams swapped goals in the first half.Grunert’s goal came off a beautiful cross by fellow defender sophomore Mason Leonard (Overland Park, Kan.) from the edge of the 18-yard box as Grunert, who was left unmarked, was able to head it in far post. The goal is the third of the season for Grunert, and the first assist of the season for Leonard.Senior defender Alec Bartlett (Overland Park, Kan.), who transferred from Creighton in 2012, scored the first goalThursday in the 19th-minute (18:14). Junior James Wypych(Wellington, New Zealand) sent a corner kick to the left edge of the box that hit Bartlett in the chest and was blocked by Kentucky goalie Callum Irving but Bartlett finished it for his second goal of the season.Kentucky answered with the equalizer just over a minute (19:39) later on its own corner kick as Kevin Barajas headed in ball to the far post by a diving Darrin MacLeod (Waterloo, Ontario). It was the first goal allowed by MacLeod and the Bulldogs defense since the regular season finale versus Bradley on Nov. 7. MacLeod finished with three saves in the game.With the win over Kentucky, Drake is now 4-2 all-time in the NCAA Championship, losing its only contest in 2008, while going 3-1 in the 2009 event, falling one match short of reaching the College Cup.Creighton (17-3-0), who departed the MVC in 2013, earned a first-round bye as the No. 12 national seed after finishing as runner-up in the regular-season and BIG EAST Championship to No. 3 overall seed Georgetown. The Blue Jays are led by Fabian Herbers, who leads the BIG EAST in goals (15), assists (12) and points (42). Herbers repeated as BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Year honors in 2015 and is joined by two-time BIG EAST Midfielder of the Year Timo Pitter, who has eight goals and three assists on the year.The then No. 1 ranked Bluejays rallied to beat the Bulldogs, 2-1, back on Oct. 6. Drake led for nearly 75 minutes of the midweek match before Creighton tallied a pair of goals for the comeback win. Sunday Drake is trying to snap a four-game losing streak to Creighton with the winner advancing to play the winner of No. 5 North Carolina and Coastal Carolina onNov. 28 or 29. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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Donegal awakes after a night of carnage caused by widespread flooding

first_imgDonegal has awoken following a night of carnage caused by severe flooding due to torrential rain.Houses were destroyed, trees were blown down and roads were literally washed away due to the force of the floods.Donegal County Council was forced to implement an emergency action plan as hundreds of people sought help following the flooding. Many were left trapped in cars as heavy rain literally surrounded many motorists.Others were left terrified that their homes were going to be submerged in water as burrens broke their banks under the weight of water.The morning after the night before. Clonmany roads after a night of heavy flooding. Pic by Jennifer Doherty.The Buncrana Road, between Donegal and Derry, was covered in several feet of water as stranded motorists had to be rescued by the emergency services.Hundreds of people posted videos online of the chaos including cars and jeeps being washed down streets under the force of flooding waters. One of the worst areas hit was the Inishowen Peninsula along the border with Co Derry where villages and towns including Burnfoot, Burt, Bridgend and Buncrana were badly hit.A number of roads became impassable and were closed down including Gleneely, Glentogher, Rashinney, Cloontagh, Quigley’s Point to Muff and Cockhill.Donegal County Council has advised people not to travel on roads across Inishowen this morning as a massive clean-up operation of debris gets underway.Both Clonmany Bridge and Cockhill Bride in BUncrana have been left damaged overnight with Cockhill Bridge remaining closed.The council is providing regular updates on their Facebook page which is linked to Donegal Daily. Other areas hit with heavy flooding included Ballybofey, Raphoe and Lifford.Huge bolts of lightning also lit up the Donegal skyline for several hours.The severe weather has affected power supplies at over 1,000 homes in Moville, Redcastle and Quigley’s Point.Power outages were reported in these areas and the ESB sent out crews to work overnight on the faults but many homes will not have power returned until later today (Wed). Senator Padraig Mac Lochlainn, from Buncrana, was on the ground in his constituency last night.Speaking from Burt last night, he said “The emergency services are overwhelmed dealing with this serious flooding crisis tonight.“Can everyone keep safe tonight and we will all then work together to get the financial supports that will be required over the next while.”Head of the Garda Traffic Corps in Donegal, Inspector Michael Harrison, issued a plea to drivers to remain vigilant and not to speed through flooded areas.We will contnue to bring you regular updates througout the day.Donegal awakes after a night of carnage caused by widespread flooding was last modified: August 23rd, 2017 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:councildamagedonegalFLOODINGInishowenrainfallriversROADSlast_img read more

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Young heroes used CPR to save classmate’s life

first_imgTwo quick-thinking Donegal students have been honoured for saving the life of their classmate at school.Ruby Hurst (20) and Odhrán O’Neill (19) acted quickly in a life or death situation last year when a fellow student collapsed suddenly after P.E. class.Thanks to their immediate CPR efforts on that fateful October day, the young person was given a chance to live. Ruby and Odhrán sprang into action when the emergency occurred and, as Odhrán sped to locate the school’s defibrillator, Ruby began ‘working’ on the student.Together they worked as a team to perform CPR while they awaited the arrival of the emergency ambulance.The end result was that they succeeded in keeping the student alive; their early intervention gave the student a chance.Both Odhrán and Ruby were both duly qualified in CPR after volunteering in a course run by Irish Water Safety in Ballyshannon. And when the hour of need came, they had the skills to act quickly and safely.Odhrán and Ruby were both honoured with the Community Safety Award at the inaugural Garda National Youth Awards on Saturday.Chief Collette Quinn with Award Winners Ruby Hurst and Odhran O Neill at the naugural Garda National Youth AwardsThe event saw 22 awards presented to over 100 young people aged 13 – 21 in recognition of their contribution to making their communities better places to live.Odhrán and Ruby were nominated by Principal Jimmy Keogh of Coláiste Cholmcille and highly praised for their decision to sign on for the life-saving CPR course.Young heroes used CPR to save classmate’s life was last modified: May 1st, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:colaiste cholmcilleCommunity Safety Awardinaugural Garda National Youth AwardsOdhrán O’NeillRuby Hurstlast_img read more

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Abusing Science: Leftists Push PC Agendas with Scientism

first_imgNothing in science says women should abort their babies or humans should deny their genes. But if it’s PC, media will use fake science to promote it.We’ve been illustrating the leftist bias in Big Science for some time now. Big Science includes academia, the journals, mainstream media and various talking heads in powerful positions who pretend to “speak for science” as if science were some uniformly credible fact-checker. But as C.S. Lewis said, “Strictly speaking, there is, I confess, no such thing as ‘modern science’. There are only particular sciences, all in a stage of rapid change, and sometimes inconsistent with one another.”Since scientists are just as morally fraught as everyone else (15 July 2018), it is imperative that citizens look askance at those who “speak for science” and learn to make them prove their points with logic and evidence, as they should expect from any fallible human. Ask yourself if any facts of science justify what these particular fallible humans are saying:Further Confusing the Gender ConfusedIn Science Magazine, Katherine Korsei lionizes a transgender “woman” who calls herself “Joanna Harper” and loves running. Calling Harper “The Trailblazer,” Korsei tiptoes around the obvious conflict that is already raging in women’s sports now that it has become politically correct not to “discriminate” against those who are born male but choose to transition to female. Could anybody but a left-leaning scientist be confused about common sense?Many people believe transgender women such as Harper have athletic advantages over non-transgender women—sometimes called cisgender women—because of their previous exposure to male levels of testosterone. But Harper, a medical physicist at a large medical center in Portland, Oregon, has been challenging that assumption with data. In 2015, she published the first study of transgender athletes’ performances, finding that transgender women who received treatment to lower their testosterone levels did no better in a variety of races against female peers than they had previously done against male runners. Although Harper’s study included only a few transgender women, Eric Vilain of The George Washington University in Washington, D.C., a geneticist who specializes in gender-based biology, calls it “groundbreaking.”Efforts by researchers to understand what hormone treatments do to transgenders is important, but it’s another thing to excuse or promote a behavior that violates a person’s genetics. Is Korsei aware that some feminists are calling for removing “L” from LGBT because of this problem (WND), where men can now call themselves lesbians and thereby invade women’s private areas for what could be dishonest and prurient reasons? Does she care about the female athletes who must put up with biological males’ physical advantages? Has she ever heard about the Y chromosome?One would think evolutionists would decry behaviors that restrict the biological role of reproduction on which natural selection depends. This story illustrates the overruling power of political correctness even over Darwinism. Korsei ends by allowing Harper to say she’s “happier” that she made the transition. Rather than labeling a disorder a disorder and providing hope for those afflicted, Korsei, and Science Magazine, promote an anti-scientific distortion of biology just because it is politically correct these days to do so.Bucking PC Can Be a Career-Limiting MoveLeftists love buzz-phrases instead of arguments. Consider a phrase bouncing around academia these days: “toxic masculinity.” Like other such phrases, it embeds within it the expected response: revulsion at anything that is “toxic.” Leftists also love to lump everyone into labels. This is an attack on manhood for everyone with XY chromosomes and a measure of testosterone, to say nothing of all the list of primary and secondary sexual characteristics. If a man just acts like the creature he is, suddenly he becomes a danger to society by this phrase, even if he is a gentleman. Finally, leftists love non-reciprocal labels: only men can be toxic, not women. Breitbart News relayed what happened to a male student at the University of Texas accused of harassment: he was forced to reflect on “toxic masculinity” as punishment.While the student should certainly face punishment after being found responsible for harassment, it’s entirely unclear if reflecting on “toxic masculinity” is an appropriate punishment considering its ideological origins. It is appropriate for public universities to suspend students who harass others. It is not appropriate for them to adopt partisan talking points about the negative impact that men have on society.The anonymous student told Campus Reform that the assignment made him feel like the university was pathologizing his gender. “That’s not just discrimination; that’s treating masculinity as a mental health issue, and pretending they have some pretentious duty to correct the supposed defects in my sex for the betterment of all society,” the student said.The details of his harassment charge are not mentioned in the paper, but as some have seen, harassment can be a very subjective determination. If he was guilty, then punishment was appropriate. But not kowtowing to the politically correct term can be a career-limiting move, as one professor found out – a female professor, who dared try to neutralize the toxicity of gender by applying it in both directions. Campus Reform writes:Heather Heying, a self-described “professor in exile” since since being driven out of Evergreen State College by student protesters, recently issued a scathing indictment of “toxic femininity.”Heying, an evolutionary biologist, begins her Quillette article by condemning the popular feminist idea of “inherently toxic” men, labeling the concept a poor, “biologically essentialist” idea.“Yes, toxic masculinity exists,” Heying acknowledges after relating two anecdotes from her time as a young woman in Los Angeles, California. “But the use of the term has been weaponized. It is being hurled without care at every man.”“This term, toxic masculinity, is being wielded indiscriminately, and with force. We are not talking imprecision now, we are talking thoroughgoing inaccuracy,” Heying contends. “Most men are not toxic. Their maleness does not make them toxic, any more than one’s ‘whiteness’ makes one racist.”Heying’s experience being driven out of her university for daring to think fairly shows that evolutionary biology is not as powerful as leftist politics. This is another trait of leftist phrases: they are not applied equally: only whites can be racist, and only men can be toxic. In exile, Heying tried to explain her view:“Creating hunger in men by actively inviting the male gaze, then demanding that men have no such hunger—that is toxic femininity,” Heying asserts. “Subjugating men, emasculating them when they display strength—physical, intellectual, or other—that is toxic femininity. Insisting that men, simply by virtue of being men, are toxic, and then acting surprised as relationships between men and women become more strained—that is toxic femininity.”Justifying the Destruction of Human Life in the Name of ScienceIs this natural? Nature gave a lengthy page to a pro-abortion “scientist” to brag about his opposition to Argentina’s law restricting abortion. In “Why I testified in the Argentina abortion debate,” Alberto Kornblihtt gets free rein, with no response from a pro-life scientist, to use the pulpit of ‘science’ to explain why it’s OK to murder babies in the womb. Incredibly, he appeals to “critical thinking” and embryology to claim that this is perfectly fine from a scientific viewpoint. And yet his “science” is laughably illogical:I focused instead on confusion between the concept of an embryo and a legal person — in many countries, a status acquired only after a live birth. I argued that some terms used in value-based arguments do not make much sense in biology. For example, an embryo is made of living cells, but so are placentas, sperm and eggs. And a person can be declared dead when his or her heart stops beating or brain activity ceases, even though cells in the body remain alive for a substantial amount of time afterwards. So it does not follow that everything with live human cells is a human.Does Alberto realize that the embryo has its own genome, half of it from the father? The differences between a human baby in utero and placental tissue should be obvious to anyone who’s had basic high school biology. This is incredibly bad science for a Big Science journal, but Nature reproduces it because it supports the PC, leftist position on abortion. No space must be given to Christian conservatives with their science. Kornblihtt portrays them as the obstructionists. He continues his bad science rationalization, claiming that since the embryo relies on the mother, it’s not human:I also explained that the fertilization of an egg by a sperm is a necessary but not sufficient condition to produce a baby. We are placental mammals: embryos can only develop to maturity within a woman’s womb. So far, no one has created a placental mammal entirely outside a uterus. Furthermore, a developing embryo depends on placental exchange. Oxygen and food move from the expectant mother’s bloodstream into the placenta and then to the embryo. Carbon dioxide and toxic molecules move from the embryo into the placenta and then into the mother’s bloodstream.Therefore, I said that in my view, an embryo is almost like an organ of the mother: its cells depend on her bloodstream to receive nutrients and remove wastes. I also said that without the right to terminate pregnancy, women are essentially placed in bondage to their embryos.A pro-life science could obliterate these arguments in seconds if there were a fair debate. If Kornblihtt really believes what he says, then a nursing baby is an organ of the mother, and so is a quadriplegic needing assistance with living. Is Nature prepared to go there? Do they want to claim that caregivers are “essentially placed in bondage” to their invalids? Whatever happened to a mother’s love?Readers of CEH need to realize that Big Science today acts as a leftist cabal, masquerading as science (14 Oct 2010, 2 July 2017). Not all that Big Science publishes falls into that category, of course. We celebrate the good science when it is apolitical and evidence based: figuring out how an enzyme works, seeing a new world for the first time from spacecraft, learning what treatments are effective against cancer, and a thousand other things. But when “Big Science” goes political, philosophical, or theological, watch out! Its spokespersons are almost uniformly liberal, progressive, and leftist in world view. In your mind, take off their white lab coats and see them as they are: anti-Trump Democrats, shouting for global socialism. At those times, you will be the better scientist, not being fooled by appearances.(Visited 420 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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