LATEST STORIES MOST READ Aris Dionisio paced the Coffee Lovers with 19 points and 13 rebounds, but missed his final three freebies with 55.1 seconds remaining which could have kept his side fighting down the stretch.Raymond Rubio got 11 markers and six boards in the loss.The Scores:GO FOR GOLD 75 — Leutcheu 14, Gaco 13, Gutang 10, Salado 9, Naboa 8, Salem 8, Alejandro 5, Dixon 3, Pili 2, San Juan 2, Domingo 1.GAMBOA COFFEE MIX-ST. CLARE 68 — Dionisio 19, Rubio 11, Pare 10, Ambuludto 8, Hallare 6, Rebugio 6, Jackson 4, Acuno 2, Bitoon 2, Alcober 0.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 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 Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Oladipo’s 19 leads Pacers, snapping Spurs’ home streak Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases View comments PBA IMAGESGo for Gold got its campaign going with a come-from-behind win, 75-68, over Gamboa Coffee Mix-St. Clare in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants Cup Monday at Pasig City Sports Center.After trailing by double-digits in the second quarter, the Scratchers got their act together as veterans Jerwin Gaco and J-Jay Alejandro led the fightback.ADVERTISEMENT Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Quarters: 14-19, 30-33, 52-53, 75-68.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “We’re a new team and it was evident that we’re still not familiar with each other,” said Go for Gold coach Charles Tiu. “I’m just happy because it was a good test for our team to learn.”Senegalese big man Clement Leutcheu was a rock down low for Go for Gold, finishing with 14 points, seven rebounds, and two blocks, while Gaco flirted with a double-double with 13 markers and nine boards.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkJustin Gutang also stepped up for the Scratchers with 10 points and 13 rebounds, while Kent Salado got nine markers, five boards, four assists, and three steals before going down with an apparent MCL injury on his right knee at the 2:48 mark of the third quarter.Go for Gold swung the tide to its favor early in the fourth quarter as it staged a 7-0 run to grab a 62-55 cushion with 6:03 left to play and never let go of the lead.
Serious challenges to naturalistic origin of life theories (OOL) are wiggled out of magically in two pro-evolution articles.The Challenge of Error CatastropheSurvival of the Cooperationist: On New Scientist, Bob Holmes acknowledge the problem of “error catastrophe” (complete genomic breakdown due to inaccurate copying), but then wiggled out of it by speculating that “First life may have survived by cooperating.” Here’s the challenge:The earliest life may have been a primordial soup of RNA molecules, but the first crude self-replicating molecules in this “RNA world” would have faced a big problem. They had to grow to store more information, but that made copying errors more likely. Get big enough and these errors become almost certain, destroying the molecule’s information.The solution, Holmes said, is divide and conquer: “In theory, the first replicators could have avoided this ‘error catastrophe’ by splitting their information between several cooperating molecules,” he continued. “Then the network could function as long as copies of each molecule survived.”This seems to be a blatant case of the Personification Fallacy, but Holmes defended it by pointing to an experiment at Portland State where Niles Lehman got 3 molecules together, with A repairing B, B repairing C, and C repairing A. “When they pitted the cooperative network against a selfish, self-repairing molecule, the cooperators won out,” he said, continuing the personification. Gerald Joyce commented favorably on the speculation. Another researcher got higher yield by forcing ribozymes to cooperate in non-biological chemicals that concentrated them.Holmes did not comment on whether these two experiments were intelligently designed.The Challenge of CompartmentalizationGrab the chemicals off the shelf: OK, so one gets impersonal molecules to “cooperate” by division of labor, where they all help repair one another’s mistakes. But how do you get them in the same space? They’re not going to cooperate for long if they drift apart. They need a membrane, a proto-cell, to stay together. In “Early-Earth cells modeled to show how first life forms might have packaged RNA,” PhysOrg elaborates on the experiment mentioned above where Penn State researchers forced ribozymes into an artifical membrane composed of dextran in polyethylene glycol (PEG). “These solutions form distinct polymer-rich aqueous compartments, into which molecules like RNA can become locally concentrated,” Christine Keating explained. Nice. But how do they get their food? That question was overlooked. Instead, Keating gave an imaginary leap back billions of years ago with the power of suggestion:Keating added that, although the team members do not suggest that PEG and dextran were the specific polymers present on the early Earth, they provide a clue to a plausible route to compartmentalization—phase separation. “Phase separation occurs when different types of polymers are present in solution at relatively high concentrations. Instead of mixing, the sample separates to form two distinct liquids, similar to how oil and water separate.” Keating explained. “The aqueous-phase compartments we manufactured using dextran and PEG can drive biochemical reactions by increasing local reactant concentrations. So, it’s possible that some other sorts of polymers might have been the molecules that drove compartmentalization on the early Earth.”Sure, anything’s possible. She didn’t name the candidate polymers, nor explain how the two distinct types of polymers associated. Maybe they needed a compartment around them, too. She also didn’t explain how ingredients get in or out. Passive diffusion is no help; it can’t differentiate between helpful and harmful molecules. Cells have complex membrane machines that provide active transport, bringing the good stuff in and keeping the nasty stuff out. Without active transport, a compartment is little more than a death trap (1/17/2002 commentary, 4/11/2006, and Jack Szostak’s creative solution, 1/14/2009).Let’s get this straight: an improbable membrane forces selfish RNA molecules together, turning them into cooperating networks that help each other avoid error catastrophe. Problem: the cell can’t divide, because there isn’t any genetic code yet to provide accurate cell division. So either the cell dies, or inaccurate division occurs: helper A and B split up into another dextran bubble, while helper C is left alone to die. Result: error catastrophe. Lehman imagines RNA molecules wanting to help each other correct errors. How do they know (or care about) the difference between an error and a correction on another molecule? Remember, they’re selfish! OOL is cool when you don’t think about it.There are so many other problems we don’t have time to get into: the challenge of getting left-handed proteins and right-handed nucleotides by chance (see online book), the challenge of migrating from RNA to DNA, the challenge of metabolism, etc. (search the Origin of Life category for many, many more). Any scenario that glosses over these major difficulties commits the fallacy of glittering generalities.Anything is possible when speculation is allowed into the science lab (12/22/2003 commentary). That’s why taking away the magic wand from the Darwin Party is essential to sound science. We’re not interested in your imagination, Darwinists: PROVE IT. (Visited 33 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 read more
Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Jose gives it all for Cignal before flying for SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ KUALA LUMPUR — The Philippines U22 team dismantled Cambodia, 2-0, on strong second-half goals by Reymart Cubon and Filipino-Japanese Kou-Ichi Belgira late Tuesday night in the Southeast Asian Games.Cubon, of Far Eastern University, broke the ice in the 52nd minute as the Filipinos shook off a lethargic start.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Then Belgira booted home a free kick with exciting striker Javier Gayoso acting as decoy in the 81st.The win gave the Philippines three points in the tournament and bolstered its hopes to make the podium.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingCambodia started off hot, fueled by the promise of its prime minister to give team members $1,000 each per won game.But the Filipinos buckled down to work and put up a punishing string of attacks in the second half. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo LATEST STORIES Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side View comments read more
Rohan Bopanna and Sania Mirza.Indian pair of Rohan Bopanna and Sania Mirza routed Czech duo of Martin Damm and Renata Voracova 6-3 6-0 to breeze into the mixed doubles quarter-finals of the Wimbledon Championships in London on Thursday.There was no stopping the sixth-seed Indians after they took the first-set lead and then it proved just a stroll in the park.They will next face the winner of the other third round match between 15th seed Andy Ram and Meghann Shaughnessy and unseeded pair of Paul Hanley and Su-Wei Hsieh.Sania has also reached the women’s doubles semifinals along with Russian partner Elena Vesnina.She though made a first round exit from the singles as she played through pain in her left knee.- With PTI inputs
PARIS — Turkish players defied UEFA with another military salute in Turkey’s 1-1 draw with France in their European Championship qualifier on Monday.UEFA was already looking into Turkish players’ salutes from during and after Friday’s 1-0 win over Albania. The European soccer federation prohibits political statements in stadiums.But Turkish players lined up again to show a military salute after Kaan Ayhan’s late equalizer in Paris. Captain Burak Yilmaz was joined by goalkeeper Mert Günok and several other outfield players in giving the salute toward the crowd — in apparent support of the Turkish forces involved in the country’s invasion of Kurdish-held regions in northern Syria.Turkey’s players salute as they celebrate a goal against France during the Euro 2020 group H qualifying soccer match between France and Turkey at Stade de France at Saint Denis, north of Paris, France, Monday, Oct. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)Defender Merih Demiral urged Ayhan to salute, too, leading to what looked like a heated discussion between the two, but the goal-scorer desisted and made his way back to the pitch.Ayhan and Turkey striker Kenan Karaman both play for German side Fortuna Düsseldorf, which had issued a statement after Friday’s game to distance itself from “politically motivated acts.”“Both players stand for values that the club lives by,” Düsseldorf sporting director Lutz Pfannenstiel said.TweetPinShare1313 Shares read more