GALLERY: Superman, Leonidas cross finish line in ‘Underpants Run’

first_imgDave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations LATEST STORIES China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls View comments Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READ Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Peru gets out of jail to win prisoners ‘World Cup’ Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Runners, clad in various costumes, bring color and comic on Saturday morning during the Century Tuna Superbods Underpants Run in Subic Bay.Batgirl keeps up during the Century Tuna Superbods Underpants Run.They’re off to the races.Male and female participants of the Century Tuna Superbods Underpants Run flaunt their toned physique.The Japanese had some fun too during the Century Tuna Superbods Underpants Run.Superman doesn’t need a cape to be fast.Just taking his time.Runners aim to cross the finish line in the Century Tuna Superbods Underpants Run.Batgirl is taking this thing seriously.Batgirl in tutu is a nice touch.These two seemed like they’re enamored with their shadows.Participants of the Century Tuna Superbods Underpants Run.Hydrating while running amid the scorching heat.The more the merrier.Paying homage to ethnic tribes.Running knows no age limit.Superman and friends.When you’re having too much fun.Japan was well represented during the Century Tuna Superbods Underpants Run in Subic Bay.Already in the mood for a celebration.Paying homage to ethnic tribes.Runners cooly make their way to the finish line.Leonidas has a lot of catching up to do and it doesn’t help that his shield and sword probably weigh a ton. Runners in different costumes but mostly in their undergarments went for some fun under the sun in the Century Tuna Superbods Underpants Run in Subic Bay.Superman, Batgirl and even Leonidas, the Spartan warrior during the time of Ancient Greece, were among the participants who crossed the finish line in style.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Superman’s first cape and Bilbo Baggins’ pipe to go on auction PLAY LIST 01:27Superman’s first cape and Bilbo Baggins’ pipe to go on auction01:04Rombaon grabs bronze in cross country MTB race02:14Carpio 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 awardlast_img read more

Modric wins World Cup Golden Ball, Mbappe young player award

first_imgThe Paris Saint-Germain forward won the young player of the tournament award after scoring his fourth goal of the competition in the final, which France won 4-2.Belgium captain Eden Hazard finished second in the running for the Golden Ball, with France’s Antoine Griezmann, who also scored his fourth goal of the tournament in the final, coming third.Belgium’s Thibaut Courtois won the Golden Glove award for the best goalkeeper.Despite Griezmann and Mbappe getting on the scoresheet, England’s Harry Kane claimed the Golden Boot for his six goals.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Master and apprentice: Luka Modric won the World Cup’s best player award and Kylian Mbappe the young player of the tournament © AFP / FRANCK FIFEMOSCOW, Russian Federation, Jul 15 – Croatia captain Luka Modric won the Golden Ball award for the World Cup’s best player despite being on the losing side to France in a thrilling final in Moscow on Sunday.Modric was named man-of-the-match three times in Croatia’s seven games in Russia, but even the Real Madrid midfielder was powerless to stop France’s firepower and the rise of 19-year-old Kylian Mbappe.last_img read more

‘Wenger is finally being ruthless!’ – Arsenal fans happy with boss’ decision

first_imgFollowing the signing of Petr Cech from Chelsea earlier in the summer, Arsenal were left with a decision as to whether their back up goalkeeper would be David Ospina or Wojciech Szczesny.Ospina has won that battle to be no.2, having ousted Szczesny as first choice last season and the Poland international has consequently been sent on loan to Roma.The extroverted goalkeeper, 25, will spend the entire 2015/16 season as no.1 in the Italian capital before returning to Arsenal next summer.Szczesny is an Arsenal fan favourite and Gooners have taken to social media to wish him well in Italy, hoping the experience improves him and he comes back stronger.See below for the immediate reaction to Szczesny’s loan deal… Wojciech Szczesny is popular among Arsenal fans 1last_img

DDTV: VIDEO REPORT AS MOVILLE CELTIC NAMED AVIVA FAI CLUB OF THE MONTH

first_imgDDTV VIDEO REPORT: Moville Celtic FC, were the winners of the Aviva FAI Club of the Month for January 2012.This video was taken at their home ground in Moville as part of the Aviva ‘Your Pitch’ Showcase.Interviews by Jacqui Hurley included Jim McConnell – FAI Board Member, John Canning – Coach and John Coyle – Chairman of Moville Celtic FC.Moville Celtic now go forward to the Aviva Club of the Year competition, where the Winner will be announced at the FAI AGM which takes place in Donegal in July. Well done to everyone at the club. DDTV: VIDEO REPORT AS MOVILLE CELTIC NAMED AVIVA FAI CLUB OF THE MONTH was last modified: March 21st, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:DDTV: VIDEO REPORT AS MOVILLE CELTIC NAMED AVIVA FAI CLUB OF THE MONTHlast_img read more

GAA: DONEGAL NORTHERN BOARD NOTES

first_imgActivities Day at Croke ParkChildren from all areas of the county will travel to Croke Park on Wednesday 11th April for the annual blitz games, when clubs from all over Ulster will take part in hurling and football fun games which gives many children the opportunity to play in our national stadium. Best wishes to all and hopefully they will have a great day out. Match Reports & TrophiesClubs are reminded to send all results and match reports to the PRO on the evening of the game and no later than 9.00 pm on a Sunday night. Trophies must be returned to the Board Treasurer Brid Gallagher immediately. RegistrationsThe deadline has now passed for registering players with Croke Park. Any clubs who has any queries on registrations should contact the Board Registrar Denis Doohan as soon as possible.Div 2 FeileThe round robin series for the Div Two will take place at two venues on Saturday 21st April commencing at 11.00 am. The Inishowen clubs Buncrana, Burt and Malin will play at The Scarvey in Buncrana, while at The Burren Road, Termon will host Glenswilly, Milford and Gaoth Dobhair. The finals will be played on Saturday 28th Aprill also at 11.00 am.Kellogs Cul CampsThe 2012 Kelloggs Cul Camps will commence on Monday 2nd July and run right through until Friday 24th August. The good news is that prices have dropped and are as follows: 1st Child – €55, 2nd Child – €45, 3rd Child – €40. Registration can now be done online at the following linkhttps://secure.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie/booking/?search_county=Donegal&x=64&y=20or application forms will also be available from your local club or school. Further details are available from the County Co-Ordinator, Michael Murphy, Bomany Letterkenny Co Donegal Tel 086 6003159 ResultsDOWNINGS BAY HOTEL DIVISION ONEMILFORD 1.05 2.12 SEAN MCCUMHAILLSGHAOTH DOBHAIR 3.11 0.08 BURT SEAN MC COOLS 1.06 1.04 ST EUNANSDIVISION TWO SECTION ONEGLENFIN 0.11 2.10 BUNCRANACONVOY 6.09 1.05 N/PADRAIG LIFFORDMOVILLE 6.11 4.05 MALINDIVISION TWO SECTION TWON COLMCILLE 3.18 0.09 LK GAELSST EUNANS [B] 1.03 9.15 NAOMH COLMCILLEL/KENNY GAELS 10.13 5.06 DOWNINGSGLENSWILLY 4.02 3.07 FANAD GAELSFixturesFriday 6th April 7.00 pmKellys Furniture FalcarraghU18 Division OneGHAOTH DOBHAIR V ST EUNANS DON LANGANCLOGHANEELY V BUNCRANA BENNY TREARTYSEAN MC COOLS V MALIN GERARD MC HUGHKellys Furniture FalcarraghU18 Division Two Section OneRED HUGHS V GLENFIN GARETH DEVENNYN/PADRAIG LIFFORD V CONVOY KIERAN MC SHEACARNDONAGH V NAOMH COLMCILLE PADDY MC GONAGLEROBERT EMMETTS FREEKellys Furniture FalcarraghU18 Division Two Section TwoST MICHAELS V L/KENNY GAELS JAMES MC GINLEYMILFORD V TERMON MICKEY MULHERNFANAD GAELS V DOWNINGS GERRY CROSSANGLENSWILLY FREEWednesday 11th April 7.00 pmKellys Furniture FalcarraghU18 Division OneBUNCRANA V GHAOTH DOBHAIR CHRIS LYNCHMALIN V CLOGHANEELY JJ LAFFERTYST EUNANS V SEAN MC COOLS PADDY MC KEEVERKellys Furniture FalcarraghU18 Division Two Section OneROBERT EMMETTS V RED HUGHS GARETH DEVENNYNAOMH COLMCILLE V N/PADRAIG LIFFORD HUGO WALLACECONVOY V CARNDONAGH KIERAN MC SHEAGLENFIN FREEKellys Furniture FalcarraghU18 Division Two Section TwoGLENSWILLY V ST MICHAELS MARTIN COLLDOWNINGS V MILFORD SEAMUS BRADLEYTERMON V FANAD GAELS HUGH MC GARVEYL/KENNY GAELS FREEDownings Bay HotelU16 League TablesU16 Div 1Team Played Won Lost Drawn PointsGaoth Dobhair 5 5 0 0 10Burt 4 3 1 0 6St Eunans 5 2 3 0 4Sean MacCumhaills 4 2 2 0 4Carndonagh 4 1 3 0 2Milford 4 0 4 0 0U16 Div 2 Section 1Team Played Won Lost Drawn PointsMoville 4 3 1 0 6Red Hughs 4 3 1 0 6Glenfin 5 3 2 0 6Buncrana 4 3 1 0 6Robert Emmets 4 2 2 0 4Malin 5 2 3 0 4Convoy 5 2 3 0 4Naomh Padraig Lifford 5 0 5 0 0U16 Div 2 Section 2Team Played Won Lost Drawn PointsNaomh Colmcille Newtown 4 4 0 0 8St Michaels 4 3 0 1 7Cloughaneely 4 3 1 0 6Fanad Gaels 5 3 2 0 6Letterkenny Gaels 5 2 2 1 5Glenswilly 4 1 3 0 2Downings 5 1 4 0 2St Eunans B 5 0 5 0 0Downings Bay HotelDivision Two Section OneGlenfin 0.11Buncrana 2.10Glenfin dropped two valuable points with a lacklustre display against Buncrana. Despite leading by a single point at half time, some poor passing proved costly as they conceded two second half goals. Buncrana lost a man as a result of two yellow cards midway through the second half, but they held their composure and ran out deserving winners by 2-10 to 11pts. Best for Glenfin: Daniel Harkin, Lorcan Donnellan and Kyle Doherty. Best for Buncrana: man of the match John Campbell who hit 1.07, Joseph McGroary and Cialan McGonigle.Glenfin scorers: Ethan o Donnell 0-04, Christopher McBrearty 0-02, Conor McBride 0-02, Dylan McGlynn 0-01, David Carr 0-01, Lorcan Donnellan 0-01Buncrana scorers: John Campbell 1-07, Joseph McGroary 1-00, Tom Clare 0-02, Philip Carroll 0-01.Downings Bay HotelDivision Two Section TwoNaomh Colmcille 3.08Letterkenny Gaels 0.09The midweek meeting of Naomh Colmcille and Letterkenny Gaels conjured up memories of last years “Battle in Convoy” where Naomh Colmcille prevailed once again but no controversy this time about the time keeping. The first 10 minutes of the game was a very competitive affair with both teams matching each other toe to toe and blow for blow. It was at this point that the superiority of Naomh Colmcille began to shine through with Daniel Clarke and Michael Lynch the 2 main influencers. The missing of a penalty was a big let off for Naomh Colmcille despite the fact that it was a soft penalty to begin with but the team regrouped and kept on the pressure to protect their lead with goals from Niall Monaghan and Daniel Clarke. The score at half time was Naomh Colmcille 2-09 Letterkenny Gaels 0-04 but was not a total reflection on the first half as both teams hit a few wides.The second half started and Naomh Colmcille came out all guns blazing with no intention of taking any prisoners. Naomh Colmcille remained dominant in both halves of the field with good defence and attacking from all involved with Michael Lynch and Oisin Hasset been 2 key players in the second half. There were some well-taken scores as a whole including fine shooting and execution from Gavin Mc Daid and Oisin Hasset as well as including the third goal of the night and a few well-taken dead ball opportunities by Captain Daniel Clarke. There was a lot of good players playing at the top of their game which made the decision for man of the match that much more difficult but at the end of the day two players shone through equally and it had to go to them – Oisin Hasset and Michael Lynch, well done Lads!!!Downings Bay HotelDivision Two Section TwoLetterkenny Gaels 10.13Downings 5.06There were goals galore at Páirc na Gael as both teams contained forwards with a keen eye for majors. The first half was a close affair with the Gaels pulling clear near half time to leave the score 3.09 to 3.04. The home side took control in the second half with great scores from Kyle Sylvia, Paddy Doherty and Cormac Cannon. The visitors had some excellent performances from Dale McFadden, Lorcan Connors and hat-trick debutant Darren Lynch.GAA: DONEGAL NORTHERN BOARD NOTES was last modified: April 2nd, 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:Donegal Northern Board noteslast_img read more

BREAKING NEWS: CRAZED BURGLAR BEHIND GLENTIES RAIDS ON THE RUN

first_imgThe Paper Stop shop in Glenties which was one of a number of places raided. PIc Donegal Daily.BREAKING NEWS: A burglary suspect who was part of a gang which raided Glenties homes and business premises has now escaped, and is on the run.The 40-year-old was one of three arrested in Derry in connection with a series burglaries in Donegal.Dungloe was also targeted on Monday. He had been taken to Altnagelvin Hospital in Derry after saying he had felt unwell.It was from there the man escaped and still remains at large from the police.The others arrested in connection with the robberies, all remain in police custody.One of them is a woman. The raids caused consternation in Glenties as the thieves went through at least ten homes and business premises.They were caught after a text alert scheme was triggered. BREAKING NEWS: CRAZED BURGLAR BEHIND GLENTIES RAIDS ON THE RUN was last modified: November 5th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:burglarlast_img read more

BOXING HERO JASON PULLS PINTS INSTEAD OF PUNCHES IN LOCAL BAR!

first_imgJason with landlords Geraldine and Trevor Love at the 7 Arches Bar in Laghey.He mightn’t be in the business of pulling punches.But Donegal boxing star Jason Quigley proved he could pull pints whenever he hangs up his gloves.The Twin Towns man dropped into the 7 Arches Bar in Laghey last night where his grandmother Muriel also works. The bar, which was recently given a complete transformation by local couple Trevor and Geraldine Love, was extremely busy.Jason posed for pictures with many of his cousins.And one local quipped “It’s to often we get a future world boxing champion pulling pints in here.”  BOXING HERO JASON PULLS PINTS INSTEAD OF PUNCHES IN LOCAL BAR! was last modified: May 10th, 2015 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:7 Arches BardonegalJason QuigleyLagheyTrevor Lovelast_img read more

Major refurbishment and extension announced for Milford Garda Station

first_imgMilford Garda Station is being given the go-ahead for a major refurbishment, Government Minister Joe McHugh has announced.The decision follows discussions between the Donegal TD and Minister of State Kevin Boxer Moran, the minister responsible for the Office of Public Works.The works are expected to cost in the region of €250,000 with tender approval expected shortly. “Works will begin at Milford Garda Station before the end of the year,” said Minister McHugh today.“The OPW are completing the tendering process at the moment. The works are badly needed and I am delighted to have helped secure this progress.“The works will involve additional space by extending and re-designing the existing station to include conference rooms, incident rooms, additional storage and an upgrade of the public office. There will also be extensive refurbishment of the cells.“I know gardaí working out of the Milford station, which is the District headquarters, will welcome this upgrade as will members of the public. They will also help deliver an improved service, especially to victims of crime.” Major refurbishment and extension announced for Milford Garda Station was last modified: November 20th, 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:donegalMilford Garda Stationrefurbishmentlast_img read more

Round-up: Pedro injury latest as Fulham eye another signing

first_imgEmbed from Getty ImagesAntonio Conte says Pedro’s facial injury is more serious than was first thought.The Chelsea playmaker was taken off during the first half of the Blues’ friendly against Arsenal in China following a collision with Gunners goalkeeper David Ospina.Pedro was taken to hospital to be assessed and Chelsea initially hoped he would rejoin the squad in Singapore, where their pre-season campaign continues with a friendly against Bayern Munich on Tuesday.However, he has flown back to London and boss Conte says the Spaniard suffered “multiple fractures” in Saturday’s clash.Pedro is expected to return to training the week after next and will need to wear a protective mask.“I hoped it would be only concussion. But I think with a mask in 10 days he could come back to work with us,” Conte added. Morata set for debutEmbed from Getty ImagesAlvaro Morata is set to make his Chelsea debut in Tuesday’s friendly against Bayern Munich, Conte has confirmed.The Spain striker, 24, has trained with the squad in Singapore following his recent £60m move to Chelsea from Real Madrid.Conte said: “My plan is to give him the possibility to play a part in the game, but not from the start because he only arrived yesterday and started to work with us.” Mount signs deal and makes loan moveEmbed from Getty ImagesTeenage midfielder Mason Mount has completed a season-long loan move to Vitesse Arnhem after signing a new four-year contract at Chelsea.The 18-year-old scored four times in 27 appearances for the Blues’ development side last term QPR’s Bennett approach rejectedEmbed from Getty ImagesBlackburn have rejected an approach from QPR for midfielder Elliott Bennett.The two clubs appear to be far apart in their valuation of the 28-year-old and Rangers do not currently plan to make another approach. Smith scores in Berlin friendlyEmbed from Getty ImagesMatt Smith scored QPR’s goal as they rounded off their pre-season trip to Germany with a 2-1 loss against FC Union Berlin.The match was rearranged after Saturday’s game was abandoned after 13 minutes because of torrential rain. Norwood deal seems closeEmbed from Getty ImagesFulham appear to be close to agreeing a deal to sign midfielder Oliver Norwood on loan from Brighton.The 26-year-old Northern Ireland international joined Brighton from Reading last year and started 16 Championship matches in the Seagulls’ promotion-winning campaign. Groves’ title defenceGeorge Groves will face Jamie Cox at Wembley Arena on 14 October.It will be the Hammersmith fighter’s first defence of his WBA super-middleweight title as well as an all-British quarter-final of the newly-created World Boxing Super Series.Groves, 29, became a world champion at the fourth attempt when he beat Fedor Chudinov in Sheffield in May.He recently selected unbeaten Swindon fighter Cox, 30, as his quarter-final opponent and a win would could set up a semi-final showdown with Chris Eubank Jnr, whose quarter-final opponent will be Avni Yildirim of Turkey. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Scientists Need Philosophers

first_imgWise journal editors realize that they can’t do science without philosophy.Science and philosophy are locked in a symbiotic relationship, but scientists often get the most press.  Indeed, some scientists disdain philosophy as a useless intrusion.  But science doesn’t work in a vacuum; it needs to be grounded in philosophy; and all three major divisions of philosophy—ontology (what exists), epistemology (how do we know), and ethics (how should we act)—must hold science accountable.  Here are a few recent articles dealing with this sometimes tense but unavoidable relationship.“In defense of philosophers as scientists” is the title of an essay by Brian Koberlein published on PhysOrg.  After reviewing the history of philosophy (Aristotle, Plato, Socrates, Descartes, Popper etc.), he defends philosophy against the scientific naysayers who, like Vizzini in The Princess Bride, said with puffed-up arrogance that “compared to him, the great philosophers were morons.”  Not so—Our modern world is so deeply rooted in scientific thinking that it can be difficult to recognize the philosophical roots of our modern worldview. It’s easier to think of past generations as wrongheaded and ignorant rather than adherents to a different metaphysics. And this is one of the reasons science needs philosophers. It’s always good to have a bit of pushback against your assumptions.The edge of science:  Science Magazine published a book review by Michael A. Goldman of Dartmouth cosmologist Marcelo Gleiser’s book, The Island of Knowledge The Limits of Science and the Search for Meaning.  This “demanding, though stimulating, read” is somewhat positivistic, but recognizes the limitations of science, particularly of physics and astronomy, Gleiser’s specialty.  At best, science can only offer tentative answers:Coming to grips with the ever-changing landscape of fact, and the possibility that some things cannot, by their very nature, be known, is fundamental to our understanding of science and the scientific method. But, as Gleiser argues, this needn’t be cause for despair. “To avoid the funk of a modern scientific nihilism, we must find joy in what we are able to learn of the world, even if knowing that we can only be certain of very little.”Gleiser might struggle somewhat with Ken Ham’s conundrum: “If you don’t know what you don’t know, you don’t know what you do know, which could be very little” (paraphrase).  This makes it audacious for Gleiser to claim any certainty at all.A little knowledge is a dangerous thing:  Nature published an editorial summarized by its subtitle, “The significance of expertise passed on by direct contact— tacit knowledge — is moot.”  The article deals with the problem of reproducibility, tackling the question of how much in a method such as measuring something is science, and how much is art.  Like Goldman and Gleiser, they struggle with our limited knowledge:There are known unknowns and unknown unknowns, as former US defence secretary Donald Rumsfeld clumsily explained. Some tacit knowledge is deliberately withheld, and some journal methods sections offer insufficient space for elaboration. Those are the known unknowns and are most easily addressed. The tacit knowledge that is harder to pass on is the nugget of information that neither the teacher nor the pupil realized was important: the varnish on the Stradivarius violin; the greasing of the thread behind the ear.The editorial leaves the problem unresolved.  Even though we have more data and faster communication, are all forms of knowledge dependent on the procedures used to discover them?  “One way or another, we could be poised to find out.”Buyer beware:  Consumers of scientific knowledge have their issues, too.  In “What kind of research can we trust?” on Medical Xpress, Adam Dunn And Florence Bourgeois worry about the reliability of health claims.  This gets into philosophy’s third division, ethics.  How much should we doubt the conclusions of a scientist with ties to a drug company?  How can we know the statistics were not fudged?  Is there conflict of interest?  “To be able to make informed decisions together, doctors and patients need research that’s trustworthy,” obviously. “If systematic reviews are to remain the pinnacle of evidence-based medicine, then the processes underpinning them need to be continually reassessed to ensure they meet the highest of standards.”  Ah, but who makes the standards?Bloviating without repentance:  It’s funny to read Sean Carroll’s bombastic claims in summer about the BICEP2 results (Caltech E&S, Spring/Summer 2014), then to follow that up with Nature’s hand-wringing editorial (Oct 14) about lessons learned from the “Dust to dust” fiasco (see 9/25/14).  The editors reveal some of the human element inserting itself into the knowledge-generation process:There is a deeper issue here: science not by press conference but presented as an event. What in reality is a long, messy and convoluted process of three steps forward and two steps back is too easily presented as giant leaps between states of confusion and blinding revelation. At the heart of this theatre is the artificial landmark of a peer-reviewed paper. Fixed print schedules and releases to journalists under embargo (with or without champagne videos) help to lend the impression that the publication of a paper is the final word on a question — the end-of-term report on a scientific project that details all that was achieved.Incidentally, Caltech’s article featured a photo of that now-embarrassing champagne party after BICEP’s media event.Earlier in the editorial, apparently penitent over the establishment media’s misdeeds, they had something good to say about science bloggers:The (welcome) rise of the science blogger has fuelled this navel-gazing. Some bloggers seem to spend most of their time criticizing other science writers, or at least debunking examples of what they regard as inferior science writing. But they do lots of good stuff too. Although traditionalists lament the decline of science coverage in the mainstream press, a terrific amount of analysis and comment, much of it very technical, is happening online under their noses.Maybe you’re reading some of that right now.As we have argued many times, you can’t get ontology, epistemology or ethics out of materialism by blind, unguided processes of evolution.  Only the Christian worldview provides the necessary and sufficient presuppositions for doing science with any degree of reliability.  It provides an ontology that’s reliable (because our Creator made us to perceive it), an epistemology based on an omniscient Communicator, and an ethic based on the Creator’s holy character that loves truth and hates lies.If you disagree, we’ll just argue that your selfish genes are using you in their strategy to propagate themselves.  Philosophize your way out of that. (Visited 41 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more