NBA looking to extend global reach through eSports

first_imgTruck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC San Sebastian sends UST to second straight loss in Filoil “And the 2K League was one of those examples where our players who are big fans of the 2K League product, our fans love the game, it is one of the best-selling sports games in the world.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames View comments In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding NBA Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum during a roundtable discussion with selected members of the Philippine media last Monday.The first Filipino to get drafted in the NBA could be someone who passionately plays the game behind a computer.Last year, the NBA ventured into eSports, a video game competition featuring professional gamers, with the announcement of the NBA 2K League where it teamed up with Take-Two Interactive, creators of “NBA 2K.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Ohio native Artreyo Boyd, more popularly known as “Dimez,” was the top overall pick by Mavs Gaming. Players from Canada, UK and Germany were also drafted.“That’s the beauty of this technology and I think we’re creating these new superstar athletes, guys like Dimez the No. 1 draft pick, who’s already being called the LeBron James of eSports,” said Tatum.A preseason tournament was held and won by 76ers GC, which bagged $35,000 or approximately P1.8 million, while runner-up Blazers5 Gaming took home $25,000 (P1.3 million).Tatum said the fans and players played a major niche in the creation of the 2K League.“Our mindset, a lot of it has to do with the fans and we listen to the fans and we listen to our players and we really do try to go out and seek out input and feedback on how we can continue to improve and deliver new products and new ways to our fans,” he said.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 The inaugural season tips off on May 12 with 17 out of 30 participating NBA teams joining while 102 players were selected during the draft which was even broadcasted on NBA TV and had no less than commissioner Adam Silver announcing the first pick in a recreation of sorts of how an actual NBA Draft is held.NBA deputy commissioner Mark Tatum is expecting the 2K League to reach new heights by each season with the possibility of countries outside of the US forming their respective teams and joining the competition as well.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“Seventeen NBA teams signed up right away. The other 13 have all said they want to do it the timing wasn’t right but I have no doubt within the next two years all NBA teams will have their own 2K League team as well,” Tatum told select Filipino media during a roundtable discussion recently at NBA Philippines headquarters in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.“Then, I think eventually, we’ll look to have teams outside of the US participating in this NBA 2K League. This to me could be a league that would truly be global in nature and maybe you have a Philippines division or China division and you could have a team from Manila playing against a team in LA,” Tatum said. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

PVL: BanKo wins second straight, downs Iriga

first_imgVolcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding The Perlas Spikers finished the preliminaries on a two-game win streak for a 3-4 record while the Lady Oragons dropped their fifth straight game and fell to 1-5.Lakia Bright and Jutarat Montripila led the Perlas Spikers’ two-pronged attack finishing with 27 and 23 points, respectively.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 crownSetter Jem Ferrer, though, was the one who dealt the final blow for BanKo with a simple 1-2 play.BanKo head coach Dong Dela Cruz said his team’s will to win was what powered them through the turbulent fourth set. View comments China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls MOST READ Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew BanKo ended its elimination round campaign on a high note, fending off Iriga-Navy, 25-18, 23-25, 25-20, 28-26, in the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre.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 LATEST STORIES Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Batang Gilas’ Padrigao wins MVP in Basketball Without Borders Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “What happened was we lost some of our passing but the players never gave in,” said Dela Cruz in Filipino. “They really wanted to win and they don’t want to lose another game.”Lauren Whyte led the Lady Oragons with 26 points while Macy Ubben had 17.last_img read more

CCJ dismisses Guyana land appeal case

first_img– cites fraudulent saleThe Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) on Friday dismissed a Guyana land appeal in the matter of Chee Yiu Kwang and another vs Tsui Yokkei on the basis of a fraudulent sale and transfer of a Bartica, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) property.In dismissing the appeal, the CCJ agreed with, and upheld the decision of the High Court and Court of Appeal of Guyana in the matter.The dispute arose out of successive sales of a property at Bartica, which had been originally owned by Chee Yui Kwang (Kwang) and occupied by Tsui Yokkei (Cheekee).Kwang orally agreed to sell the property to Cheekee, who began making payments in this regard. Kwang subsequently sold and transferred ownership of the Bartica property to Millicent Murray. Cheekee commenced an action in the High Court of Guyana on the basis that the transaction between Kwang and Millicent was fraudulent.Acting Chief Justice Ian Chang ruled in favour of Cheekee, holding that the actions of Kwang and Murray amounted to fraud under section 22(1) of the Deeds Registry Act (the Act)1. Kwang was ordered to transfer ownership of the property to Cheekee upon receipt of the full balance due on the property.Both Kwang and Millicent appealed the decision at the Court of Appeal, which affirmed the ruling of Justice Chang.In bringing the matter to the CCJ, Kwang sought to appeal the decision of the Court of Appeal of Guyana.The CCJ held that the circumstances of the subsequent sale of the Bartica property to Murray clearly fell within section 22(1).The fact that Kwang sold the property to Murray and transferred ownership to her when she was fully aware of Kwang’s agreement of sale with Cheekee made Murray a participant in the breach of the agreement and privy to the fraud committed by Kwang.The CCJ therefore dismissed the appeal and ordered that the transport (transfer of ownership) of the disputed property be passed to Cheekee. The court was presided over by Justice Nelson along with Justices Saunders,Hayton and Rajnauth-Lee. Rajendra N Poonai, Devindra Kissoon and Naresh Poonai appeared on behalf of the Appellants and Mohabir Anil Nandlall and Manoj Narayan appeared on behalf of the respondent.last_img read more

Presidential hopefuls express shock

first_imgMcCain and other presidential hopefuls issued statements expressing shock and grief over the attacks. “As a parent, I am filled with sorrow for the mothers and fathers and loved ones struggling with the sudden, unbearable news of a lost son or daughter, friend or family member,” read a statement by Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y. Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, a Republican, called it a “day of national tragedy, when we lost some of our finest to a senseless act.” Giuliani canceled all his campaign events for today. Democratic candidate John Edwards said in a statement: “We are simply heartbroken by the deaths and injuries suffered at Virginia Tech. We know what an unspeakable, life-changing moment this is for these families and how, in this moment, it is hard to feel anything but overwhelming grief, much less the love and support around you. But the love and support is there.” Republican candidate Mitt Romney said: “The entire nation grieves for the victims of this terrible tragedy that took place today on the campus of Virginia Tech. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their families and the entire Virginia Tech community. Our full support is behind the law enforcement officials who are involved with stabilizing the situation and conducting an investigation.” Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., said the nation is mourning the dead and praying for their families and for the wounded. “Today, we are a grieving and shocked nation. Violence has once again taken too many young people from this world.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LAREDO, Texas – Sen. John McCain says the shooting rampage at Virginia Tech does not change his view that the Constitution guarantees everyone the right to carry a weapon. “We have to look at what happened here, but it doesn’t change my views on the Second Amendment, except to make sure that these kinds of weapons don’t fall into the hands of bad people,” McCain said Monday in response to a question. The Arizona Republican, who was campaigning in this Texas-Mexico border city, said he didn’t know the details of the attacks at Virginia Tech. “I do believe in the constitutional right that everyone has, in the Second Amendment to the Constitution, to carry a weapon,” he said. “Obviously we have to keep guns in the hands of law-abiding citizens.” last_img read more

Two miners found dead

first_img160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! MELVILLE, W.Va. – Rescuers on Saturday found the bodies of two miners who disappeared after a conveyor belt caught fire deep inside a coal mine, bringing to 14 the number of West Virginia miners killed on the job in less than a month. The bodies were found in an area of the mine where rescue teams had been battling the intense blaze for more than 40 hours. Rescuers could not enter that portion of the mine until the flames had been mostly extinguished and the tunnels cooled down. “We have found the two miners we were looking for,” said Doug Conaway, director of the state Office of Miners’ Health Training and Safety. “Unfortunately, we don’t have a positive outcome.” The miners became separated Thursday evening as their 12-member crew tried to escape a conveyor belt fire at Aracoma Coal’s Alma No. 1 mine in Melville, about 60 miles southwest of Charleston. The rest of the crew and nine other miners working in a different section of the mine escaped unharmed. Conaway said it appeared the two miners made a “valiant effort” to get outside, but were blocked by high temperatures and thick smoke. Rescue workers on the surface of the Aracoma mine got no response Saturday morning when they drilled a 200-foot hole into a mine shaft in an effort to contact the missing miners. Workers pounded on a steel drill bit but heard nothing from below, and a camera and a microphone lowered into the hole detected no sign of them. Rescue efforts were hampered by intense heat and smoke that cut visibility to 2 to 3 feet in some parts of the mine. Teams were able to get into four tunnels, each about four miles long, but they could not get beyond the burning conveyor belt. Heat from the fire had also caused the roof of the mine to deteriorate. The victims were identified as Don I. Bragg, 33, and Ellery Hatfield, 47. Both were fathers with more than a decade of mining experience and had worked in the Alma mine for five years. The two men had been equipped with oxygen canisters that typically provide about an hour’s worth of air. Officials emphasized that there were key differences between the Alma mine fire and the Jan. 2 Sago mine explosion. For one, the carbon monoxide levels, while still higher than normal in the Alma mine, were not as severe, Conaway said. Also, the ventilation system continued to work at the Alma mine and no methane was detected coming out, said Robert Friend, acting deputy assistant secretary for MSHA. That enabled rescuers to get into the mine more quickly. The gases at the Sago Mine and damage to the ventilation system had prevented investigators from entering the mine until Saturday. It will likely be another week before they can reach the deepest parts of the mine and begin the physical investigation into what caused the explosion, said Ben Hatfield, president of International Coal Group, which owns Sago. Conveyor belt fires can occur when belt rollers get stuck or out of alignment and rub against the structure supporting them, said John Langton, MSHA’s deputy administrator for coal mine safety and health. Another possible cause is the accumulation of coal dust. Jimmy Marcum, a 54-year-old retired miner from Delbarton, said better equipment is needed to protect miners. “I mean, they can send a man to the moon but they can’t make a (oxygen canister) that will last at least 16 hours. … That’s what they need to do,” Marcum said. center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card Gov. Joe Manchin and Sen. Jay Rockefeller informed families of the deaths at a church before announcing the deaths, along with Don Blankenship, chairman of Aracoma’s owner, Massey Energy. “We have two brave miners that have perished,” the governor told reporters. Saturday’s deaths bring to 14 the number of West Virginia miners killed on the job since Jan. 2. Earlier this month, 12 miners died as a result of an explosion at the Sago Mine, more than 180 miles away on the northern side of the state. The sole survivor of that accident remained hospitalized in a light coma Saturday. The governor pledged to introduce legislation Monday dealing with rapid responses in emergencies, electronic tracking technology and reserve oxygen stations for underground miners. He planned to travel to Washington on Tuesday to discuss the proposals with the state’s congressional delegation. “These two men who perished in this mine, the 12 men who perished in the Sago Mine, I can only say to each of those families … that they have not died in vain,” Manchin said. last_img read more

DONEGAL LIVE REGISTER DROPS BY ALMOST 19%

first_imgThe national Live Register has fallen for the 34th consecutive month and that in Donegal.Donegal’s unemployment figures are continuing to fall.The numbers of people signing on has dropped by 18.98% since the launch of the Government’s Action Plan for Jobs in 2012.Deputy Dinny McGinley says the figures are a move in the right direction. And he says the recovery is as a direct result of the sacrifice of the Irish public.“Yet again the CSO figures bring positive news for Donegal where we can see that the Live Register has fallen by 18.98% since the launch of the Government’s Action Plan for Jobs in February 2012. The task is not yet completed and, as we heard in the Government’s Spring Economic Statement, the plan is to ensure that all 300,000 jobs lost during the crisis are restored by 2018. To do this we are going to add 40,000 new jobs to the economy this year alone.“Thanks to the sacrifices of the Irish people and the sensible sustainable policies pursued by this Government, the economic recovery is continuing and we must make sure that everyone in Donegal will feel the benefit. However the recovery is still fragile and we can take nothing for granted. We cannot risk slipping backwards into economic risk through political instability.“Under this Government we have a proven plan for the remainder of this decade to secure and strengthen the recovery. We are never going back to the days of boom and bust.” DONEGAL LIVE REGISTER DROPS BY ALMOST 19% was last modified: May 1st, 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)last_img read more

TOMMY BURNS DÚN NA nGALL CELTIC SUPPORTERS CLUB NEWS

first_imgTOMMY BURNS DÚN NA nGALL CSCInterest in the club has really taken off and we now have nearly forty paid-up members. Our registration with The Association of Irish Celtic Supporters has been submitted and we are arranging our first trip over to see the bhoys, details to be announced soon. The time and date of the club meeting in August will be confirmed in the next notice. The club have also confirmed that we’d be more than happy to do pick up’s along the N56 for people wishing to travel to games with us. All welcome to join, please contact John on 085 8375131 for details.”  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tommy-Burns-Celtic-Supporters-Club-Dun-na-Ngalll/615352725151200 TOMMY BURNS DÚN NA nGALL CELTIC SUPPORTERS CLUB NEWS was last modified: August 8th, 2013 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:TOMMY BURNS DÚN NA nGALL CELTIC SUPPORTERS CLUB NEWSlast_img read more

Reading, writing and Red Ribbons

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! At the culmination of Red Ribbon Week recognition events at Mills Elementary School in Whittier, students read their Red Ribbon essays aloud to fellow students Friday. The theme for this year’s essay was “How to keep a friend off drugs.” At right, nine-year-old Brianna Valles is barely visible over the podium as she reads her essay to other students gathered in the school’s multipurpose room.last_img read more

Science explains why you wrongly think that ball is yours

first_imgClick here if you are unable to view this gallery on a  mobile device.Nearly simultaneously, two players grab for a ball.Who got it first?Whether on the playground or sports arena, we think it’s ours, and scientists now know why: We mentally register our own sensations before whatever else is around us. “We have identified what may be a principal cause of arguments in ballgames, and it is about time,” conclude psychologists Ty Tang and Michael McBeath of Arizona State University. …last_img read more

Adam Found?

first_imgEvidence of modern humans older than any ever discovered has been found in Israel – thus the teasing headline.  The skeleton’s evolutionary discoverers would certainly discount any Biblical tie-in.  Not that Adam was an Israelite, but like some later Biblical prophet, the find seems to be pronouncing doom on modern idolaters from the grave – or, the cave.  The alleged date of 400,000 years for the fossils and artifacts – twice the earlier evolutionary estimate for the oldest modern human – is early enough to topple a Darwin statue face down.    The fossils found in Qesem Cave in central Israel consisted of modern-looking human teeth and evidences of modern self-awareness and control over nature.  PhysOrg announced, “Israeli archaeologists have discovered human remains dating from 400,000 years ago, challenging conventional wisdom that Homo sapiens originated in Africa, the leader of excavations in Israel said on Tuesday.”  That out-of-Africa theory has been more than conventional wisdom.  It has been downright dogma to paleoanthropologists.  Putting modern humans two to four times farther back than previously thought, and in Israel instead of the Olduvai Gorge or Sterkfontein Cave is upsetting, to say the least.    Science Daily, calling the discovery “unprecedented,” agrees that “the discoveries made in the Qesem Cave may overturn the theory that modern humans originated on the continent of Africa.”  It remains to be seen what the paleoanthropologists who have devoted lifetimes to African fossils will have to say in response, except that Live Science headlined, “Fish Swam the Sahara, Bolstering Out of Africa Theory”  If you have never envisioned sand fish before, be advised that these were ordinary water-swimming fish who did just fine, because the sand order hadn’t been delivered yet.  As for how fish swimming across this region bolsters the Out of Africa theory, Charles Q. Choi corrected initial visions of fishermen chasing fish north: “Now it turns out the Sahara might not have been quite as impassable [sic] as once thought – not only for humanity, but for fish as well.”  The fish could have been following the humans’ lead, in other words, especially if our ancestors had developed the crawl stroke.  (See PNAS abstract of the paper on which this idea is based.)    Pushing his own credibility, though, Tel Aviv University Professor Avi Gopher dug up this gem from his evolutionary timeline: “Our cave was used for a period of about 250,000 years – from about 400,000 years ago to about 200,000 years ago.”  To accept this claim means that anatomically and mentally modern humans sat in this cave for 250,000 years, 20 times longer than generous estimates of recorded history, never thinking it might be nice to invent writing and spaceships or visit California.  Somehow, spin doctor Gopher thinks that his bombshell announcement can “enhance our understanding of the evolution of mankind,” the article said.  How will his colleagues massage this data:Prof. Gopher and Dr. Barkai noted that the findings related to the culture of those who dwelled in the Qesem Cave – including the systematic production of flint blades; the regular use of fire; evidence of hunting, cutting and sharing of animal meat; mining raw materials to produce flint tools from subsurface sources – reinforce the hypothesis that this was, in fact, innovative and pioneering behavior that may correspond with the appearance of modern humans.    Meanwhile, more and more anthropologists are joining in the effort to tear down the old Neanderthal myth.  “Neanderthals ate their veggies,” PhysOrg announced, proving that Neanderthal mums had not only learned to gather and cook plant material (not just Mammoth beef), but mastered the phrase, “No dessert till you finish your broccoli” early on, to say nothing of the fact that they might have learned this from their predecessors – modern humans.  Maybe they met outside the garden of eatin’ and shared recipes.  (See PNAS abstract for the paper on which this idea is based.)    Clive Finlayson, anthropologist and director at the Gibraltar Museum, wrote for the BBC News that this means all has changed: “Theories of human ancestry get an overhaul.”  Bouncing off the veggie tale, he said, “So the Neanderthals weren’t stupid apes but humans, and they interbred with our own ancestors.”    Finlayson was also bouncing off another shocking story that claimed another branch of early people were in Siberia while Neanderthals were in Europe.  Called Denisovans because of the cave that yielded finger bones, DNA and tools, these people supposedly lived prior to 50,000 years ago.  Live Science gave prominence to a shocking adverb in this sentence by putting it first: “Bizarrely, the DNA from these extinct Siberians seems unusually similar to that of Pacific Islanders from tropical Melanesia.”  Since everyone since Gauguin knows that Europeans are interfertile with Tahitians, this can only mean one thing: evolutionary spin doctors will have to work overtime: “there are already hints that suggest that the status quo will prevail and we will find reasons for making these people a little bit less clever than our direct ancestors,” Finlayson jibbed.  Then he jabbed, “The irony is that the scientific community is going to have to come round to the acceptance that the Denisovans and the Neanderthals also belonged to the species which we call Homo sapiens.”  So if our Neanderthal brethren were to join a paleoanthropology conference, who would be calling whom stupid?    What’s the lesson in this latest series of bombshell discoveries?  Well, for one thing, duh: “So those who claimed that Neanderthals only ate meat, an almost physiological impossibility, have to rethink their argument.”  That’s assuming that their thinking was an argument to begin with.  More pointedly, Finlayson added, bolstering his own particular view about Neanderthal extinction due to environmental perturbation (09/23/2008),This is a lesson for us [paleoanthropologists] all to learn.  But in spite of the evidence there are those who will resist.  A hallmark, for the archaeologists, of modern humanity has been the Upper Palaeolithic technology.    In recent years the boundary between this technology and its makers has become increasingly diffuse and I would argue that technology can no longer be used as proxy for human taxa.That technological boundary, when the inner lights of the cranium allegedly turned on in the first Man the wise, essentially marks (in their view) a transition from evolving by Darwinian means to mastering intelligent design.  Maybe it was a mutation that led to the “appearance” of our kind of biological organism.  Whatever it means, it probably coincided with the evolution of humor.  Finlayson couldn’t resist sticking this jib in the ribs of his fellow anthropology storytellers (in this case, the Denisovan discovery crew), who put forth a hypothesis that the tools they found in the cave had to have been made by later “real” humans: “In other words the Denisovans lived prior to 50,000 years ago and the tools were made between 30,000 and 23,000 years ago by invisible humans.”  Enough to make the cave cookout fire crackle a little louder.Postscript.  Speaking of Melanesia and the Pacific islands, a recent paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (see abstract) by Wilmshurst, Hunt, Lipo and Anderson presented a new “high precision” chronology using radiocarbon dating that indicates “recent and rapid initial human colonization of East Polynesia,” centuries more recent than previously believed.  They said, “Our empirically based and dramatically shortened chronology for the colonization of East Polynesia resolves longstanding paradoxes and offers a robust explanation for the remarkable uniformity of East Polynesian culture, human biology, and language.”  These islands were not settled by humans till beginning 1025 A.D. – remarkable if modern humans had been on earth for 400,000 years, considering that the DNA of the Denisovans resembles that of Melanesians.  “Models of human colonization, ecological change and historical linguistics for the region,” they said, “now require substantial revision.”  Such revisions might also be in order for theories about human migration in general, considering how quickly humans spread throughout Polynesia once the migrations began.If you thought any more major revisions to the evolutionary story of early man would only make the rubble bounce, you were right.    Finlayson should be sticking his jib in his own ribs.  He is still an evolutionist in spite of this devastating series of falsifications to the evolutionary tale.  It’s not just his colleagues who are guilty of manufacturing invisible evidence whenever needed to prop up a myth.  Notice how he accused scientists of sometimes ensuring the status quo prevails against attacks by the evidence, or coming up with “reasons” for portraying certain groups of people as less clever than we are – a kind of historical racism based on social Darwinist ideology.  People fall for this because of the clever ways evolutionists manipulate words and thoughts to lend an aura of “science” to their tall tale telling.  It’s like falling for the seductive “missing link” game without realizing that what’s missing is the chain.    This latest episode in the parade of paleoanthropology ignorance is brought to you by Creation-Evolution Headlines, to show that evolutionary storytelling is not only misguided and depraved, it’s funny.  This is the 610th entry in the “Dumb Ideas” category, meaning that if you peruse back through them all, you can have a wickedly good time grinning at Man the wise trying to figure out where he came from without help from the history book.(Visited 36 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more