Neanderthal-Heidelberg Distinction Blurs

first_img“Heidelberg Man” has been a modern name imposed on certain fossil humans that have been unable to speak for themselves.  Now, their bones appear to overlap with Neanderthals.  But don’t modern humans have Neanderthal DNA?  Do the distinctions make any sense?Constructive scientific debate?  According to PhysOrg, anthropologist Chris Stringer is now claiming that the largest cache of Heidelberg Man fossils were really Neanderthals.  The article reveals various forms of data manipulation to reformat the story of human evolution, such as recalculating the date of Sima fossils from Atapuerca, Spain (previously labeled Heidelberg) from 600,000 years old to 350,000 years old, so that they fit within the Neanderthal category.  That’s because the Sima fossils show some Neanderthal characteristics both from anatomical and genetic data.  Stringer put a positive spin on the reclassification, stating, “These new views on the dating and classification of the Sima material have led to a constructive scientific debate with the Atapuerca team, which will help to progress our understanding of the place of these important fossils in human evolution.”Constructive artistic debate?  Cave paintings in from Spain have been re-dated as 40,800 years old, too old to be made by “modern” humans, and possibly made by Neanderthals.  Live Science reported one anthropologist claiming “It would not be surprising if the Neanderthals were indeed Europe’s first cave artists.”  That would have been very surprising not long ago.  “Neanderthals have been portrayed as brutish, animalistic cavemen,” reporter Stephanie Pappas wrote, “but the archaeological evidence suggests they weren’t dummies. They buried their dead, made complex tools, and used decorative pigments.”  So why not make art on the walls of their caves?  Another anthropologist is convinced it is Neanderthal art.Putting these two articles together, it appears the distinctions between Heidelberg Man, Neanderthal Man and Modern Man are flexible, being subject to the whims of certain living Homo sapiens who like to describe their disagreements and frequent changes of opinion as “a constructive scientific debate.”Constructive for whom?The real tragedy of these reversals is the momentum of falsified stories.  There is a long time lag from the time old ideas are discarded to the time textbooks, museum displays and TV documentaries are replaced.  Students are not told there is a “constructive scientific debate.”  They are not told there is any debate! Under the flawed direction of evolutionary anthropologists, artists (working in the present) create imaginative dioramas of fake histories that are presented as fact to impressionable minds.  Students graduate and go on to their own careers with these false impressions; how many of them ever hear the evolutionists say they were wrong?  Do you think the makers of BBC specials that hire naked actors and CGI (computer generated imagination) animators to portray alleged “human evolution” are going to go back and fix the many mistakes in documentaries made years ago, that continue to be shown on TV and continue to make money for them?  The debate is destructive, not constructive.  The new view does not “progress our understanding” (speak for yourself, Chris); it is a regression, if not a blind drunken sailor’s walk.We must keep in mind that the labels and stories are all recent and artificial.  Heidelberg Man didn’t exist in the past with that name; neither did Neanderthal Man.  Various populations of humans with certain trivial differences in anatomy lived in various places — that’s all.  The categories and interpretations are all made up in the present.  The bones are just props for an evolutionary story that was predetermined by Charles Darwin in The Descent of Man, and his disciples have been descending deeper into folly ever since.*  The bone pile, growing higher since 1871 but not substantially so, only serves to illustrate the folly of believing that humans had ape ancestors, which had shrew ancestors, which had fish ancestors, which had bacteria ancestors, all built on the folly-acious assumption that Stuff Happens because of random mutations.  Why?  Because the story keeps changing, and the bones never fit into a stable story that shows progress in understanding.  Humankind’s only verifiable, documented, intelligently designed family tree is found here and here.*Example: To illustrate once again the folly of the evolutionary tale of “human evolution,” it requires accepting the notion that “Heidelberg Man” emerged some 800,000 imaginary years ago, and “Neanderthal Man” emerged some 400,000 imaginary years ago.  Both of these groups were virtually identical, physically and anatomically, with us – save for trivial differences such as bone thickness, some facial features, pelvic width, etc.  There are more differences between living humans than those artificially-categorized ancestors (compare Watusi and pygmy, Inuit and European).  But they walked upright and had comparable skull capacities with us – for Neanderthals, larger on average than ours.  Moreover, they used fire, hunted mammoths (can you do that?), were skilled spearmen and tool-makers, used language and created art (at least for Neanderthals, although not finding Heidelberg art doesn’t mean it didn’t exist).  With that in mind, evolutionists expect us to believe that these people walked this earth for 100 times the length of all recorded history (during which humans went from living in villages to walking on the moon and launching NuStar) without ever figuring out how to plant a farm or ride a horse or discover America.  Let the folly of that Darwinian tall tale simmer between your ears. 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Dairy Producers Previously enrolled in the Livestock Gross Margin Program now eligible for 2018 MPP

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that dairy producers who elected to participate in the Livestock Gross Margin for Dairy Cattle Program (LGM-Dairy) now have the opportunity to participate in the Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-Dairy) for 2018 coverage. Sign-up will take place March 25 through May 10, 2019.Producers enrolled in 2018 LGM-Dairy, administered by USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA), previously were determined by the 2014 Farm Bill to be ineligible for coverage under MPP-Dairy, a safety net program available through USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA).“The 2018 Farm Bill included substantial changes to USDA dairy programs,” said FSA Administrator Richard Fordyce. “This includes the ability for producers with LGM coverage to retroactively enroll in MPP-Dairy for 2018. It also integrated recent improvements to the MPP-Dairy in the new Dairy Margin Coverage program, beginning with the 2019 calendar year.”The MPP-Dairy program offers protection to dairy producers when the difference between the national all-milk price and the national average feed cost — the margin — falls below a certain dollar amount selected by the producers in a dairy operation. LGM-Dairy is an insurance product that provides protection when feed costs rise or milk prices drop. The gross margin is the market value of milk minus feed costs.This retroactive sign-up is only for dairy producers with 2018 LGM coverage who produced and commercially marketed milk in 2018 but did not obtain full year MPP-Dairy coverage. FSA will notify eligible producers by postcard and provide a one-time payment for all of the months in 2018 that had margins triggering MPP-Dairy assistance.“I’m pleased that dairy producers will now be able to take advantage of enrolling in both Livestock Gross Margin and the Margin Protection Program for 2018 coverage,” said Martin Barbre, RMA Administrator. “The 2018 Farm Bill gave dairy producers more options like these and when combined with the new Dairy Protection Program offered by RMA, that means more overall coverage for dairy producers.”Eligible producers can enroll during the sign-up period at their local USDA service center.last_img read more

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Hard Rock casino testing online sports betting in New Jersey

first_imgFor the fewer than six months that sports betting was legal last year, it generated just over $94 million in revenue for casinos and tracks. The state got $10.4 million in sports betting taxes.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Hard Rock plans an announcement within the next few days regarding in-person sports betting at the casino, casino president Joe Lupo said. Hard Rock hopes to have online and in-person sports betting available before the Feb. 3 Super Bowl, he said.It is likely to be the last Atlantic City casino to join the sports book race. Hard Rock will be the eighth of the city’s nine casinos to offer sports betting. Caesars does not have it, but its customers are served by the sports book at its neighboring sister property, Bally’s.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsSports betting is off to a fast start in New Jersey, which won a U.S. Supreme Court case in May clearing the way for all 50 states to offer such wagering. So far, eight states do.More than $1.24 billion has been bet on sporting events in New Jersey since such wagering began in mid-June. US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Duke women’s hoops holding ‘Mental Wealth Day’ LATEST STORIES Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte MOST READ This July 5, 2018 photo shows a roulette dealer behind the glass at a table at the Hard Rock casino in Atlantic City, N.J. On Jan. 26, 2019, Hard Rock began so-called “soft-play” testing of its sports betting equipment and systems and said it hopes to have online and in-person sports betting available before the Feb. 3 Super Bowl. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City’s Hard Rock casino has begun offering online sports betting just over a week before the Super Bowl.The casino received permission late Friday from the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement to begin so-called “soft-play” testing of equipment and systems for online sports betting, and did so Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting View commentslast_img read more

Stars Support Operation Smiles Park City Celebrity Smile Challenge

first_imgOperation Smile, an international children’s medical charity, will host its third annual Park City Celebrity Smile Challenge at Canyons Resort on March 15 to raise funds and awareness for children around the world suffering from cleft lip, cleft palate and other facial deformities.Teams of six racers consisting of one celebrity skier, one professional skier and four amateur skiers/Operation Smile donors will compete in a friendly challenge to raise funds for the organization.Serving as this year’s event chairs are Billy Bush of Access Hollywood, Jennifer Salke, President of NBC Entertainment, 3 Moms on a Mission’s Stephanie Argyros, Krista Jajonie and Daneia Sanadiki and actress Kate Walsh. Henry Salke will serve as Junior Event Chair for the third consecutive year, and Operation Smile Ambassador Zachary Levi’s company, The Nerd Machine, will serve as the Title Sponsor of the event. To purchase tickets or to make a donation, click here.Over a dozen celebrities participated in last year’s event, including: Zachary Levi, Kate Walsh, Kevin McHale, Jenna Ushkowitz, Michael Trevino, Justin Bartha, Joel David Moore, Andrew Rannells, Mike Doyle, Jason Ritter, Doug Clark, Mark Eaton, Jennifer Salke and Dana Walden.last_img read more


first_imgAdvertisement Facebook Robertson is also the subject of the TIFF’s opening night gala, “Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band,” which Scorsese executive produced. Meanwhile, Scorsese is also set to receive a retrospective at TIFF Bell Lightbox later this year.“The Last Waltz” marked Robertson’s decision to quit the Band after 16 years, with the remaining members — drummer and singer Levon Helm, organist Garth Hudson, bassist and singer Rick Danko and pianist Richard Manuel — famously opposed.The concert film will screen as part of the festival’s free Cinematheque program. Tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis two hours before each screening.The Canadian Press Advertisement Login/Register With: Twitter TORONTO — The Toronto International Film Festival is doubling down on its celebration of hometown rock star Robbie Robertson with a free screening of “The Last Waltz” — to be introduced by Robertson and director Martin Scorsese.Festival organizers say the longtime friends will introduce the classic 1978 concert film, which documents the star-studded farewell of Robertson’s legendary group, the Band.The Canadian roots rockers were joined by a who’s who of musical greats including Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell and Neil Young for a legendary show Nov. 25, 1976 at San Francisco’s Winterland Ballroom.A scene from the film “The Last Waltz,” directed by Martin Scorsese about the 1976 farewell concert for the music group “The Band”, is seen in this undated photo provided August 8, 2019. The Toronto International Film Festival is doubling down on its celebration of hometown rock star Robbie Robertson with a special screening of “The Last Waltz”, to be introduced by Robertson and director Martin Scorsese. Festival organizers say the longtime friends will introduce the classic 1978 concert film, which documents the star-studded farewell of Robertson’s legendary group, the Band.THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, TIFF Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment last_img read more