• CU Challenged to Train Liberian Entrepreneurs

    first_imgThe faculty and Administrative staff of the Cuttington University (CU) in Suakoko, Bong County have been challenged to begin, from the coming academic year, a deliberate and well-researched, planned and tutored course in entrepreneurial capacity-building, to train Liberians to become business people.The Publisher and Managing Director of the Daily Observer newspaper, Dr. Kenneth Y. Best, threw out the challenge when he served as CU’s 53rd Commencement speaker last  Saturday on the Cuttington main campus in Suakoko.In his Address, Dr. Best told his commencement audience that he was throwing out the challenge not only to  Cuttington, but to all other universities, community colleges and even the high schools across the country.  All such institutions should  develop courses that will lead to the development of a Liberian business class that will participate actively in the business sector and the economy.The Commencement Speaker  repeatedly called on the government of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to reverse the trend of foreigners having taken complete control of the Liberian economy.  The government can reverse this and empower Liberians in the economy by making it mandatory that all foreign businesses, whose operations are US$50,000 or more, have at least one credible Liberian partner.“Suggesting partnership with foreign companies alone is not enough, Dr. Best cautioned.  “We have to know how to partner in our own interest. We have to be clear what our interest is and be focused on it, he declared.He warned that if the government does not pay attention to this challenge and do something concrete and decisive about it now, “our people will remain poor, powerless and hopeless, believing and knowing that they have no stake in what is called Liberia.”In such a case, he warned, Liberians will be ready, eager, willing and able to take part again in any insurrection that will spark the destruction of the country’s infrastructure.Speaking on the theme, “Redeeming Liberia for Liberians,” he said this “is an urgent national call to restore commonsense, sanity, patriotism and ownership of this country to those to whom  it belongs—the Liberians.Most of the people who have come here calling themselves investors, “brought no money of their own, but built what they have on any and everything they found here.“They are the ones who definitely believe they are the new Liberians, the veritable owners of Papa’s land. They demonstrate this not only economically and financially, but also politically and judicially by challenging the poor Liberians to take them anywhere.  They tell the Liberians, “It is you who will leave there, but not me.”“I know of no country in the world which has given foreigners in their midst that kind of power—over our lawyers, judges, politicians, our government officials, even the poor man and woman on the street who is thus reduced to vulnerability, subservience and powerlessness.”The president of Cuttington University, Dr. Hernique F. Tokpa, disclosed that the Entrepreneurship Department of the CU already has a Business Start-up Unit sponsored by SPARKS. As a result of the start-up, he said, the Entrepreneurship Center organized the first business plan competition for Gbarnga in 2014, where three people emerged as winners and will receive a US$10,000 loan to start their business. The Center also awarded certificates for the training received in workshops relating to Agribusiness.Speaking to our reporter later, Dr. Best expressed happiness at Cuttington’s move to develop an entrepreneurial training program.  He recalled that in 2010, in an address to the Cuttington Alumni Association on the Cuttington campus in Suacoco, he appealed to the university to develop such a program and called for active alumni support for it.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

  • Hawksbee and Jacobs daily – Tuesday, November 25

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    first_imgThe annual Taste of Donegal Food Festival kicks-off later this summer and there organisers have produced another ‘delicious’ looking line-up of events and entertainment.Mary McGettigan’s pride for Donegal Town is electric and it drives all of her activities. Couple this pride with a passion for food and a belief in Donegal’s Food Tourism potential, and you get a powerhouse; a driving force of Donegal’s Food Community.Mary has again along with her colleagues produced a superb week of events for Taste of Donegal Food Festival.Here’s some of the chef’s who will be showcasing their culinary talents this summer.CHEF SHANE SMITH Chef Shane Smith currently Head Pastry Chef over the Fallon & Byrne group in Dublin trained in our local Letterkenny Institute of Technology (Tourism)Killybegs Donegal,and graduated from Galway Mayo Institute of Technology with a degree in Culinary Arts, specialising in Pastry. Shane is also the In-House Chef for one of our exhibitors Coole Swan Irish Liquor, doing recipe research and development & to date has published five cookery books with the company.CHEF MARTIN ANDERSONChef Martin Anderson also studied Culinary Arts at Tourism College Killybegs and is now more commonly known as “FAT CHEF SLIM” is head chef at Moonshine Coffee Shop and The Crest Catering Company. Over. the course of a year through healthy eating and exercise he lost 5st and has promoted a healthy lifestyle through his cookery Demos & through his menu’s Martin has also published his own lifestyle Cookery Book , Fat Chef Slim Recipes From The journeyCHEF ZACK GALLAGHERFrom Donegal Town we have Zack Gallagher who also studied at Tourism College Killybegs and currently executive head chef at the Central Hotel and founder of the Irish food website, www.IrishFoodGuide.ie which highlights food events and promotes artisan Irish food producers & places to eat. Zack is creating Irish Food Tours, a concept which aims to provide a complete food tourism experience for inbound tour operators. He is also one of Ireland’s top-followed Twitter Foodies as @IrishFoodGuide..CHEF ANTHONY ARMSTRONGOne of Donegal’s best-known chefs – Anthony Armstrong headed to Kinsale earlier this year to represent The Food Coast, Donegal in the 5th All-Ireland Chowder Cook-Off competition. Anthony has been a past President of the Panel of Chefs of Ireland, he has also held the role of both PR and marketing officer for the prestigious organisation.Apart from this heavy workload, Anthony was also the culinary director of the panel of chefs and demonstration chef with the N.I Seafood/BIM and Ulster pork forum. CHEF REMY DUPUYRemy Dupuy is originally from Bordeaux in South West France. He trained in the famous Mazamet Catering collage. Remy head chef at Castle Murray House Hotel & Restaurant since 1995 uses his knowledge of French traditional cooking with his love of Irish ingredients to create dishes that once enjoyed will have you planning your next trip back to Castle Murray.. Great care, attention to detail is given to the design, creation and delivery of each dish on the menu, which reflects the dedication and desire for greatness which motivates Remy and his team.We are inviting you to COME ALONG DISCOVER, DINE & DELIGHT IN DONEGALTOWN from Friday 28th August – Sunday 30th August 2015TASTE OF DONEGAL FOOD FESTIVAL SET TO WET THE APPETITE THIS SUMMER was last modified: June 26th, 2015 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:BusinessFeaturesnewsTaste of Donegal Festivallast_img read more


    first_imgGet the suntan lotion out – the country is set to bask in temperatures of up to 24 degrees this week.But the bad news is that it won’t be all sunshine as there is rain forecast too.Met Eireann say today will be mostly dry with some sunny spells over Connacht and Ulster. However, it will stay humid and overcast over the southern half of the country with patches of rain or drizzle.Fog will hold in coastal areas of the south and southwest.For those in the outdoors, top temperatures will range between 17 to 24 degrees with Clones set to sizzle for the big GAA game between Donegal and Tyrone.Top temperatures will peak at 24 degrees with a light breeze. It will be very warm and humid at the start of next week.It will be followed by a spells of showery rain which be heavy or thundery.Met Eireann posted on Twitter: “Mostly dry with some sunny spells over W & N but humid with patchy rain/driz over S & south Leins.“Highs 17 to 21 deg in mod W breeze.”COULD IT BE THE ARRIVAL OF SUMMER? TEMPS SET TO HIT 24 DEGREES THIS WEEK! was last modified: July 16th, 2016 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:donegalsummersunshinetemperatureslast_img read more


    first_imgIT’S the world’s most spectacular race (well we think so anyway) – and the Ballyliffin Coastal Challenge is back for 2016.The 10-miler returns on Easter – on Saturday March 26.It’s all systems go and the event regarded as amongst the most scenic in the world has a 1pm start (they’ve checked the tides). Events such as this are a very positive addition to the opportunities available to tourists and locals alike and highlight the beauty of the Wild Atlantic Way and more particularly the beauty of this immediate area of Inishowen.There’s always a fun element – so walkers are more than welcome on the day.Throw in TWO world class golf courses and the Famine village and you immediately have a family package!  The children’s races on the Beach which proved such good fun previously will be repeated and entry is freeIt’s a family day out in every respect.Challenge Entry fee €25 and pre entry is encouraged per www.visitballyliffin.com IT’S BACK! BOOK YOUR PLACE ON THE WORLD’S MOST SPECTACULAR RACE HERE IN DONEGAL was last modified: January 8th, 2016 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:2016Ballyliffin coastal challengeMARCH 26last_img read more

  • Sports Star Hall of Fame for John Campbell

    first_imgBallybofey man John Campbell is to be honoured with the Donegal Sports Stars prestigious Hall of Fame award at the end of the month.Campbell has been involved in Irish Clay Pigeon Shooting since 1975 and has made a huge contribution to the sport accumulating an outstanding list of achievements.The now 80-year-old was the Overall Donegal Sports Star Award winner in 1982 and in total he is a ten-time winner of the Clay Pigeon category. On five world teams, taking him to Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Europe and the USA and ten European teams, he won gold and silver in France at the Europeans with the gold in the Three-Man team and the silver in the Overall.John who hails from Glenfin was the first Irishman to break 100 Possible at the Grand American in Ohio, a feat he repeated for four years.It all began for John in the mid 70s when he was working for John McCrossan, a builder from Letterkenny, and a clay pigeon shooter.“He was coming up here regularly. He said I should start shooting. “He came here one day to the office and he had a new gun with him. He put it down and said: ‘You buy that.’ I bought the gun.” 39-years-old when he started shooting, John was on the International Team thirty-three years in succession and captained it once. Three times British Open Runner-Up, three times Home Countries High Gun he holds five gold medals, eight silver medals and three bronze medals.He says shooting is a 100% mental game and the least little thing can put you off. “You have to be fully focused to be top. And the gun size is very important,” he said.John Campbell holds the distinction of being the first man in the British Isles to fashion the adjustable gun stock .“You have to go to the basics. You have to have a gun that fits you like a shoe. You can’t catch any gun and shoot it. Because you have to shoot where you are looking. I used to set up these guns and made stock adjustments. It was a big thing. Men had guns and the stocks didn’t fit them and they did not understand anything about them.“That the first thing – the gun and the gun fit. The way you stand is important. It’s like golf, you have to stand in the proper position. You have to be versatile. There are five stations where you stand. They are three yards apart going round in a semi-circle and your foot positioning changes every time you move from number one to five,” he said.He says that Manorcunningham man Jim Doherty who was the Overall Donegal Sports Star Award winner in January is Ireland’s top shooter now.“I was the only man who made the International Team up until Jim Doherty. I took Jim to his first 100 Bird competition. He is a ‘number one’ man,” he said.He has brought many shooters into the game and given them tuition. A long-time contributor to Field and Stream, an American shooting, hunting, fishing magazine, John Campbell’s ‘On the Trapline by J Campbell was a valuable contribution to education in the sport.’A shoulder accident means that John Campbell is less involved in the sport now but he still takes part in smaller shoots. On Friday nights he goes to Aghyaran to shoot where at least twenty people from all over Donegal and Tyrone meet to participate.He is married to Agnes and has six children, John (deceased), Mary (deceased), Collette, Brendan, Peter and Ciaran. His son Brendan was honoured at the Donegal Sports Star Awards in 1988.John will receive his award at the 41st annual Donegal Sports Star Awards presentation function, which takes place in the Mount Errigal Hotel on Friday the 27th of January.Sports Star Hall of Fame for John Campbell was last modified: January 17th, 2017 by Chris McNultyShare 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

  • Rice tries to quiet terror critics

    first_imgBUCHAREST, Romania (AP) – Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice tried Tuesday to allay European suspicions about U.S. practices in the pursuit of terrorists, even as she secured new rights for American use of a military base suspected to have housed a secret CIA prison. She refused to say whether the base ever served as a clandestine holding pen or interrogation center for terror suspects, and she stepped carefully around questions about a German citizen who sued the CIA on Tuesday over his seizure and detention by U.S. authorities. She also would not address an ABC News report that prisoners were whisked away from the Mihail Kogalniceanu base in Romania shortly before Rice arrived in the country. “I am not going to talk about whether such activities take place,” Rice said when asked about the Romanian base. “To do so would clearly be to get into a realm of discussion about supposed or purported intelligence activities and I simply won’t do that.” Romanian President Traian Basescu insisted, as he has done repeatedly since the CIA prisons allegations surfaced in news reports last month, that Romania never hosted such a site. Allegations that the United States violated human rights and European law by running clandestine jails in Europe to interrogate suspected terrorists have clouded a diplomatic trip to European capitals this week. Rice began her trip Monday with a lengthy defense of U.S. terrorism policies that she contended had saved European lives as well as American. Before traveling to Romania on Tuesday, she said in Berlin that it is important that “friends be able to talk about issues of concern.” “It is also important, though, that any debate have a healthy respect for the challenge that we face when we face an enemy that operates from within our societies” and is intent on killing innocent civilians, she added. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the United States has admitted that Khaled al-Masri’s detention was a mistake, but Rice would not say so outright. U.S. officials said they cannot discuss the German’s case in detail because it is in court. “I did say to the chancellor that when and if mistakes were made we will work very hard and as quickly as possible to rectify them,” Rice said. As for secret prisons, suspicion fell on Romania’s Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base near the Black Sea and Poland’s Szymany Airport after Human Rights Watch said it had flight records indicating that aircraft with links to the CIA landed repeatedly at both facilities in 2001-2004. The Romanian base, which was heavily used by U.S. forces after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks for operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, was among several installations covered in a defense cooperation pact signed Tuesday by Rice and Foreign Minister Mihai Razvan Ungureanu. Officials opened the base to AP journalists last month, and the sprawling base appeared virtually deserted. Romania’s military and the Pentagon say U.S. forces, which at one point numbered about 3,500 at the base, were withdrawn in June 2003 and since have returned only briefly for training exercises, most recently in September. Yet some officials acknowledged that parts of the installation were off-limits to Romanian authorities, and the country’s main intelligence service, SRI, has said it had no jurisdiction there. “There were some bases we put at the Americans’ disposal. We can’t know what happened there,” former Prime Minister Adrian Nastase, who served 2001-2004 and now heads the Chamber of Deputies, said Tuesday. He added, however: “For us, it’s clear there was no secret agreement” allowing covert U.S. activity. The new agreement is meant to give U.S. forces a jumping-off point in Eastern Europe to be closer to potential terror targets in the Middle East. Meanwhile, Bulgarian Defense Minister Veselin Bliznakov, speaking at a news conference in Washington, said negotiations between his country and the United States about a military facility there should be concluded in March. The agreement, he said, would help improve his country’s armed forces, boost the economy and enhance security. In Germany, Rice congratulated Merkel on her election. Merkel is Germany’s first chancellor from the formerly communist East, and for the Bush administration a welcome change after a turbulent relationship with Gerhard Schroeder. In Romania, Rice praised cooperation between U.S. and Romanian forces in Iraq and Afghanistan. Underscoring a friendship that has deepened since Romania threw off communism in 1989, Rice hailed the country as “a strong friend with whom we share common values.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals 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


    first_imgThe Donegal Garda Division is to get a toot of 15 new patrol cars through 2015, it has been revealed.15 new Garda cars will arrive in Donegal this year.A total of 11 of these vehicles have already been delivered.Dinny McGinley TD has welcomed the news saying it will really help in the fight against crime in our communities.“11 cars have been issued to Donegal so far this year with 4 due to be issued in the coming weeks. “In addition to this 2015 allocation, €27.5 million was invested in new Garda vehicles between 2012 and 2014, which was an increase on the €4.8 million allocated by the previous Government in Budgets 2009-2011. In fact, Fine Gael has provided An Garda Síochána with at least €414 million more investment than Fianna Fáil had proposed for the same period. By contrast, Fine Gael in Government is determined to combat crime in local communities.”He addd that local Gardaí will be really bolstered by this influx of new vehicles, which is part of the Government’s comprehensive plan to fight crime.“As well as increasing the number of Garda vehicles, we are bringing more Gardaí out from behind the desks and out onto our streets.“We are also strengthening An Garda Síochána for the future by reopening the Garda training college in Templemore. When Fianna Fáil closed Templemore during their disastrous last term in Government it seemed to sound the death knell for Garda training. It is great to see Templemore rejuvenated again with 300 new students entering the college last September and another 250 recruits starting their training this year, bringing the total to 550. “As well as strengthening our Garda force and increasing the numbers of vehicles, the Minister for Justice, France Fitzgerald, is bringing in legislation to strengthen our response to burglaries. Too many people have had their homes violated and the proposed measures include longer sentences for repeat offenders.“In a move to support the victims of crime the Minister is also planning to bring in legislation to allow for implementation of the EU Victims Directive, and new Garda Victim Support Offices will be established in every Garda division.“With these practical measures and far reaching reforms we are going to show criminals how seriously we are taking the fight against crime.”DONEGAL DIVISION TO GET 15 NEW GARDA CARS THROUGHOUT 2015 was last modified: June 24th, 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:donegalGarda carsNewlast_img read more

  • Wednesday’s QPR quiz

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  • March of Man Disbanded

    first_imgNew Study Forces Discarding Cherished Theory by Dr Jerry BergmanFor decades, the story of human evolution was effectively told in a set of drawings called the March of Man, the Parade of Human Evolution, or simply the Progression. It showed evolution from some ape animal, to a stooped over ape-like man, to modern man. These pictures are seen in articles, on book covers, and even on many postage stamps. This icon is the most common picture of human evolution in the public’s mind. The story varies, but usually begins with a modern looking ape, then showing Dryopithecus, Australopithecus, then Homo erectus, Homo sapiens, Neanderthal man, and lastly, modern humans: Homo sapiens sapiens [Man the wise, the wise].Portion of the Time-Life Illustration Now Debunked. From Early Man. Time-Life Books By F. Clark Howell. 1970. pp. 41-45.First shown in the popular Time-Life book titled Early Man,[1] it was then repeated in the National Geographic Magazine.[2] Although still widely pictured in the mass media, paleoanthropologists have long abandoned this picture. They have also unsuccessfully struggled to replace this highly inaccurate picture of human evolution with more accurate illustrations of what they now believe. It looks nothing like the Progression.[3]The National Geographic illustration, 1985.This progressive icon was only a modification of the previous examples showing only busts of claimed evolutionary ancestors. For example, the American Museum of Natural History had a prominent display of busts for decades featuring Java man, Piltdown man, Neanderthal Man and Cro-Magnon man.[4] Java and Piltdown man are now known to be frauds,[5] and Neanderthal and Cro-Magnon men are both different ethnic groups of humans. Thus, this icon of evolution is an embarrassment today, as is also the progression concept. Consequently, new theories were developed.The late Jack T. Chick, a Christian illustrator, had some fun with the iconic progression, pointing out flaws in the interpretation.The Current TheoryThe two currently dominant theories of human evolution reject the Progression theory. The theory that replaced the Progression are the Out-of-Africa Theory and the Multiregional Theory. The Out-of-Africa Theory, also known as the “recent African origin of modern humans” is, or was until now, the dominant model of the geographic origin and early migration of humans.[6] The new model proposes a single origin of Homo sapiens, precluding parallel evolution of anatomically similar modern traits.The other theory, the multiregional hypothesis, also teaches Homo erectus evolved through independent multiple origins in Africa and Eurasia with continuous gene flow between continental populations.[7] A compromised version of the Out-of-Africa hypothesis accepts the African origin of most human populations but concedes the possibility of minor local contributions to the human gene pool.[8] The fact is, “Hypotheses concerning the origins of modern humans have been intensively debated” for decades.[9]Even books for young people have reproduced this icon of evolution.The problem was that neither fossil “excavations nor lab work has been able to reconstruct …  the earliest chapters of the Homo sapiens’ story.”[10] Professor Tarlach adds as “debate between the two proponents of the two models rages on, there is one big problem. Researchers keep finding fossils and genomic evidence that don’t fit the evidence” for their evolution of human theory.[11] The 2018 review of the evidence in Science acknowledged the evidence has now reached a tipping point. The authors felt it was time to develop another new model of how humans evolved and spread throughout the world.[12]The new model proposes modern humans evolved in Africa far earlier, actually close to 300,000 years ago, and left Africa in multiple waves. They ended up traveling to Australia and East Asia, and on the way interbred with Neanderthals in Europe and Denisovans in Asia.This new theory was proposed in the face of other controversies which include “most molecular biologists [who] insist on the replacement of archaic populations by modern humans dispersed from Africa, while most paleoanthropologists and archaeologists propose an enhanced ‘Continuity with Hybridization’ model.”[13] Discoveries include a partial Homo naledi skeleton unearthed in South Africa which is almost as complete as Lucy’s famous partial skeleton, which is only about 20 percent complete.[14] The putative evidence for human evolution consists of  thousands of fossil fragments, requiring a large amount of speculation and guesswork.The Progression icon has spawned many imitations. This is from The Teaching Company.What Was the Reason for the Drastic Revision?As more and more human and primate fossil fragments were discovered, it became clear a simple progression did not exist as once almost universally believed. Several alleged fossil men ancestors of modern man were shown to live contemporaneously with their supposed ancestor, and some even interbred.[15] What was found was a great deal of physical and cultural variety in both fossil types. For example, Neanderthal Man and Cro-Magnon Man are now known to be only different varieties of men, or people groups.Another discovery was that “modern human morphological characteristics appeared quite early, as documented in fossils from the late Middle Pleistocene.”[16] Furthermore, fossils with “fully modern human morphology” have been found that are believed by evolutionists to date very early in their evolutionary history theory. New DNA research has come to the same conclusion. Thus, instead of a progression, we have a great deal of variety in both humans and the great apes, as is also true with dogs, cats and most all other varieties of life.The new theory already has problems, namely it has been cobbled together not always very successfully, to fit a wide variety of new discoveries and facts. A major problem is that modern humans, in evolutionary terms, lived contemporaneously with the claimed human evolutionary links. The evidence seems to support the view that anatomist Dr. David Menton has documented, namely all of the claimed links connecting humans to lower primates are either fully human or fully ape.[17]Actually, this problem has existed for some time. One leading textbook shows four very different human evolution trees, none of them the Progression model, and all of them showing the branching model picturing a variety of claimed evolution ancestors, most that lived roughly around the same time.[18] It includes very different trees by several of the leading paleoanthropologists including Don Johanson, Tim White, Richard Leakey, Bernard Wood, and Colin Groves.From People of the Past. The Epic Story of Human Origins. San Francisco, CA. Fog City Press. Edited by Göran Burenhult. 2003 pp. 50-51SummaryThis recent “revolution” in paleoanthropology illustrates the fact that much disagreement exists in this field for many reasons: chiefly, that a major basis for making conclusions comes from ambiguous bone fragments. These are usually difficult to date or even to determine to whom they belong. Bone fragments found in the same general area are often assumed to belong to the same individual. This is a questionable assumption. Human evolution is based on speculation unconstrained by fossil evidence. Only so much can be learned from bones anyway, which constitute merely 15 percent of the entire body mass.The icon has spawned a cottage industry of cartoon versions.Life-long evolutionist A. N. Wilson, in a study of Darwin, ended up rejecting human evolution based largely on the fact that so much disagreement exists among the leading experts even about the core ideas of the theory. Furthermore, the history of the field documents the fact that conflicts and major disagreements have been rife in the field since the beginning.[19] The case for human evolution is, and has always been, wishful thinking based on an evolutionary worldview, which is becoming increasingly difficult to sustain. The iconic fossil Progression of man is only one example.Piltdown Man is not the only early-man hoax Dr Bergman covers in this new book.[1] F. Clark Howell Editor. 1970. Early Man.  New York: Time-Life Books. pp. 41-45.[2] National Geographic November, 1985. pp. 574-577.[3] The problem with this line-up is fully documented in Jerry Bergman. 2917. Evolution’s Blunders, Frauds and Forgeries. Creation Book Publishers. Power Springs, GA pp. 207-218.[4] Extinct Races of Ape-Like Man. Scientific American. May, 1923. pp. 302-303, 352, 357.[5] Bergman, 2017. pp. 188: and 237-260.[6] Xing Gaol Fei Peng QiaoMei; FuFeng Li, 2017. New progress in understanding the origins of modern humans in China. Science China Earth Sciences. 60(12):2160-2170. December. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11430-017-9144-1[7] Gemma Tarlach. 2018. Our New Past. Discover. April 39(3):68-69.[8] Jin, L. & Su, B. 2000. Natives or immigrants: modern human origin in east Asia. Nature Reviews Genetics 1, 127.[9] Xing et al.Another new book by Sanford and Rupe examines all the latest fossil hominids.[10] Tarach, 2018, p. 68.[11] Tarach, p. 68.[12] Xing et al.[13] Bruce Bower, 2017.  The story of humans’ origins got a revision in 2017. Homo sapiens’ emergence pushed back to around 300,000 years ago. Science News.  192(11):24, December 23, https://www.sciencenews.org/article/human-evolution-top-science-stories-2017-yir.[14] Bruce Bower. 2017. Ancient boy’s DNA pushes back date of earliest humans. Science News. Vol. 192, October 28, 2017, p. 16.[15] Xing, et al., 2018, pp. 2160-2161.[16] Xing, et al., pp. 2161.[17] David Menton, Ph.D. 2014 Three ways to make an Ape Man. Answers in Genesis.[18] Göran Burenhult. People of the Past. San Francisco, CA: Fog City Press. pp. 50-51.[19] Virginia Morell. 1995. Ancestral Passions: The Leakey Family and the Quest for Humankind’s Beginnings. New York: Simon and Schuster Dr Jerry Bergman, professor, author and speaker, is a frequent contributor to Creation-Evolution Headlines. He is currently a staff scientist at the Institute for Creation Research (ICR). See his Author Profile for his previous articles and more information.(Visited 1,137 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more