Watch: A Kelly’s Christmas as it should be

first_imgThis Christmas season Kelly’s Centra and Diner of Mountain Top have all your festive needs covered.Kelly’s Diner have recently launched their Indulgent Christmas Menus with something for everyone. Succulent burgers, juicy steaks and even a vegan option or two. All with Saint Nick’s approval! https://kellysdiner.ie/christmas-menu/Due to customer requests, the diner will be extending its opening hours from next week on, so when the shopping is finished the bellies can get filled. Check out their opening hours:Take the hassle out of the Christmas cooking and order your Christmas dessert from Kelly’s Diner. Check out their cracking range below, with vegan and gluten free options also available: https://kellysdiner.ie/christmas-desserts/Kelly’s Centra will be your one-stop-shop this Christmas with all their seasonal offers catering for all your Christmas needs. Get two for €10 on selected tubbed sweets and 2 for €8 on selected boxed biscuits.For the Christmas Tipple check out their off licence offerings with Cono Sur wines for only €6, 70cl Gordon’s Gin for €17, 1L Smirnoff Vodka for €22 and many more.If you are stuck for the ideal gift check out their personalised range of gift sets and hampers which are made to cater for all budgets.Contact their little elf Susan today on 0866065912 to get your custom made hamper and take all the stress out of the Christmas shopping!For more, follow @kellysdinerlk and @kellys.centramountaintopWatch: A Kelly’s Christmas as it should be was last modified: November 29th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:christmas gifts letterkennyKelly’s CentraKelly’s DinerletterkennyMountain Toplast_img read more

Fulham boss ‘makes move for forgotten Spurs winger’

first_imgFulham boss Martin Jol wants to sign forgotten winger David Bentley from Tottenham, according to the Daily Mirror.Bentley, who was loaned to West Ham last season, is planning a return to action following a knee problem.It is claimed that Jol wants the 27-year-old either on loan or a cut-price permanent deal.The Daily Mail say Fulham are interested in Scott Sinclair and are monitoring his contract talks at Swansea.Meanwhile, The Sun say Liverpool could rival Chelsea for the signing of Wigan star Victor Moses.It is suggested that the Anfield club will target Moses if they miss out on Gylfi Sigurdsson, who is a target for Tottenham.And the Daily Telegraph report that Chelsea remain keen on Tottenham playmaker Luka Modric. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

DeGale to defend title against Mohoumadi

first_imgJames DeGale will defend his European super-middleweight title against Hadillah Mohoumadi of France at Glow, Bluewater, on 13 October.It will be the Harlesden man’s first fight since signing with promoter Mick Hennessy following a long-running dispute with Frank Warren.DeGale, 26, stopped former world champion Cristian Sanavia in four rounds in April.Mohoumadi, 32, lost on points to Sanavia in 2010 – one of two defeats during his 16-fight career.See also:DeGale tipped to silence ‘mental’ criticsDeGale overpowers Sanavia to retain titleDeGale joins Hennessy and plans returnFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Raiders take practice off-site, indoors to avoid smoke

first_imgALAMEDA — The Raiders took to the road for practice Thursday, boarding buses with a police escort to an off-site nearby indoor facility to stay out of the smoke caused by the destructive Paradise Camp Fire.Doors to the facility and locker room were closed with signs warning players and support staff to keep them closed to minimize smoke inhalation.Offensive coordinator Greg Olson acknowledged that any adjustments the Raiders must make for the natural disaster pale in comparison to those in …last_img read more

Scientism Fails Another Defense

first_imgA physicist’s latest attempt to justify scientism reveals a deplorable ignorance of history, logic and philosophy of science.Tom Solomon, astronomer and physicist at Bucknell University, makes a valiant attempt to defend scientism (the view that ‘science’ is exceptional and superior to any other search for knowledge). In his article on The Conversation, “Scientific theories aren’t mere conjecture – to survive they must work,” he begins by expressing his frustration at public distrust of Big Science.The theory of evolution also shows a mismatch: Whereas there is virtually universal agreement among scientists about the validity of the theory, only 33 percent of the public accepts it in full. For both climate change and evolution, skeptics sometimes sow doubt by saying that it is just a “theory.”Solomon undoubtedly has the wisdom to distrust a consensus, in order to avoid the bandwagon and authority fallacies. But his defense is largely pragmatic:The issue is not whether a scientific theory is settled, but rather whether it works. Any successful scientific theory must be predictive and falsifiable; that is, it must successfully predict outcomes of controlled experiments or observations, and it must survive tests that could disprove the theory.The “prediction” test, unfortunately, is known to philosophers of science as the fallacy of “affirming the consequent.” The “falsifiability test,” further, requires more nuance after the collapse of logical positivism to survive Quine’s and Kuhn’s insights into the nature of actual scientific practice: i.e., anomalies rarely falsify popular theories. Currently, for instance, dark matter has failed every test thrown at it for the last few decades.  What is the reaction of the scientific community? Keep building more sensitive detectors (e.g., Phys.org) and keep thinking of more bizarre particles that “might” exist. They might find it some day, but they are not quick to accept falsification. An even worse example is wide acceptance of “multiverse theory” to avoid the implications of cosmic fine-tuning (see Guth Goof in the Darwin Dictionary).Similarly, evolution has proven resistant to both falsification and prediction, resting as it does on Darwin’s House of Cards – the title of journalist Tom Bethell’s recent book. Speaking of falsification, Karl Popper told Bethell personally that he had not changed his opinion that Darwinism was an unfalsifiable research program, and therefore did not qualify as a scientific theory. Tom Solomon seems unaware of this important historical judgment by the father of the falsification criterion.Wide acceptance comes from repeated, different experiments by different research groups. There is no threshold or tipping point at which a theory becomes “settled.” And there is never 100 percent certainty. However, near-unanimous acceptance by the scientific community simply doesn’t occur unless the evidence is overwhelming.Solomon leaves out important social considerations about scientific consensus. His description sounds nice in theory, but in actual practice, the herd instinct is strong in Big Science, just as it is in any other common-interest association. There are conflicts of interest, influences of strong personalities, and fears of bucking the consensus. Highly-charged matters like climate and evolution are especially prone to social pressure (see the film Expelled). There are notable cases in the history of science when the consensus was wrong, even intolerant of considering alternate views (see National Geographic‘s recounting of the case of J Harlan Bretz).Even for cases when the consensus is correct, Solomon’s argument rests primarily on authority and bandwagon. He does not consider cases where the lone maverick was right against the consensus. One weeps for Semmelweis’s vain attempts to get doctors to wash their hands, or Pasteur’s lonely battles to get the consensus to disbelieve in spontaneous generation. We’ve covered many such cases over the years, and we feel that Darwinian evolution is perhaps the greatest example of an unfalsifiable, unpredictable, fact-challenged web of belief that the consensus holds to with rigor and intolerance – not because of the evidence, but despite it, because they embraced (or have only learned) the naturalistic worldview. It would be hard to think of any other theory that has seen more rescue devices employed to save it from falsification.Solomon continues. He compares Darwinism to Einstein’s relativity (the Association Fallacy):Like relativity, the Theory of Evolution by Natural Selection has been tested extensively. The body of experimental data that supports evolution is overwhelming. Of course, the fossil record supporting evolution is impressive and complete. But evolution has also been tested in real time with populations of organisms that can mutate and evolve over measurable time scales.Evolution has been subjected to many falsifiable tests and has emerged unscathed in every one. Yes, evolution is a “theory” – it is a theory that works and works very well, an overwhelmingly successful and correct theory.Well, he clearly has not been following Creation-Evolution Headlines, where we show otherwise on a daily or weekly basis – from the consensus’s own journals and experts. For a shortcut example, skip down to Stephen Talbot’s comments in our 10/03/15 entry. Solomon reveals a deplorable ignorance of the history of evolutionary thought. He conflates tests of microevolution (not in the least problematic for the most ardent young earth creationists) with molecules-to-man macroevolution. He ignores problems with the origin of life. He thinks Lenski’s bacteria support Darwin, when after decades and thousands of generations, they are still the same species of bacteria. And for him to say that the fossil record supports evolution, failing to point out the Cambrian Explosion (a falsification if there ever was one), is tantamount to a big lie.These issues are important from more than just a purely scientific perspective. An understanding of evolution is critical for developing any valid strategy for combating the spread of diseases, especially since microbes responsible for diseases can mutate so rapidly. And an understanding and acceptance of climate change theory is critical if we are to take the necessary steps to avoid potential catastrophe from a continuation of the global warming trend.Here Solomon gets into the fear-mongering strategy, mixing it with red herrings about disease and global catastrophe. He seems unaware that many of the greatest disease-fighters in the history of medicine – William Harvey, James Simpson, Louis Pasteur, Joseph Lister, Howard Atwood Kelly and Walter Reed – were creationists. Medical science was in fact advancing quite well before Darwin, and it survived in spite of Social Darwinism’s atrocities (forced sterilization “to purify the race” and worse) as documented in Jerry Bergman’s book, How Darwinism Corrodes Morality.Scientific theories aren’t mere conjecture. They are subject to exhaustive, falsifiable tests. Some theories fail these tests and are jettisoned. But many theories are successful in the face of these tests. It is these theories – the ones that work – that achieve consensus in the scientific community.It’s hard to say this charitably, but such statements convey a middle-school comprehension of history and philosophy of science. It’s important to remember that “science” used to be called “natural philosophy,” and there was no such thing as a “scientist” until William Whewell coined the word in 1833 (against the objections of some).  Scientism attempts to reify “science” as some kind of homogeneous entity out there. But are political science, psychology and chemistry on the same level? Do they all deserve the coveted label of science? C. S. Lewis said this:Strictly speaking, there is, I confess, no such thing as ‘modern science’.  There are only particular sciences, all in a stage of rapid change, and sometimes inconsistent with one another.Scientism also falsely portrays “science” as something external to the human mind, as if a machine could turn a crank on a ‘scientific method’ machine and get objective, reliable output. In truth, all scientific theories, tests, and conclusions are theory-laden and value-laden. What people should really aim at is following evidence wherever it leads, whether that is in biology, history, comparing brands while shopping, or any other human activity. On another occasion, C. S. Lewis said,If popular thought feels ‘science’ to be different from all other kinds of knowledge because science is experimentally verifiable, popular thought is mistaken.  Experimental verification is not a new kind of assurance coming in to supply the deficiencies of mere logic.  We should therefore abandon the distinction between scientific and non-scientific thought. The proper distinction is between logical and non-logical thought.Solomon could have helped his case by pointing to some highly-repeatable types of science like chemical reactions or electromagnetic forces. Even these, it must be noted, are still theory-laden and subject to paradigm shifts. But by using anthropogenic climate change and macroevolution as his prime examples – neither of which are repeatable (there’s only one earth, and only one history of life) – and each of which are highly controversial along political divides – he may only get “Amen!” from those who already agree with his middle-school-level philosophy of science.Tom Solomon’s rhetoric illustrates the kind of bombast that intimidates laypeople, churches and schools into bowing the knee to the Darwinian consensus. Big Science and Big Media conspire to ensure that only this loudmouth message gets heard, because they know that, historically, whenever a public debate allows the other side a hearing, Darwin loses. This problem was so embarrassing in the era of the Morris & Gish debates that Eugenie Scott warned colleagues not to debate them. Solomon’s article on “The Conversation” would have been much more interesting if it truly were a two-way conversation. It turned out to be an emotional sermon on why the dumb public should trust Big Science. One can hear the echoes of the late novelist Michael Crichton shouting in the halls of Caltech,I want to pause here and talk about this notion of consensus, and the rise of what has been called consensus science. I regard consensus science as an extremely pernicious development that ought to be stopped cold in its tracks. Historically, the claim of consensus has been the first refuge of scoundrels; it is a way to avoid debate by claiming that the matter is already settled.Whenever you hear the consensus of scientists agrees on something or other, reach for your wallet, because you’re being had. Let’s be clear: the work of science has nothing whatever to do with consensus. Consensus is the business of politics. Science, on the contrary, requires only one investigator who happens to be right, which means that he or she has results that are verifiable by reference to the real world. In science consensus is irrelevant. What is relevant is reproducible results. The greatest scientists in history are great precisely because they broke with the consensus.There is no such thing as consensus science. If it’s consensus, it isn’t science. If it’s science, it isn’t consensus. Period.That pulls the rug out from most of Tom Solomon’s defense of scientism.Are you learning through these CEH exercises how to respond to bombastic blowhards? Step 1: Don’t be intimidated by hot air. Step 2: Read and learn all you can about the history and philosophy of science. Step 3: Master the Baloney Detector. Then, after clearly defining your terms and the issue, learn how to formulate questions that bring the blowhard’s hot air balloon down to earth where you can see eye to eye. Then, have a nice conversation.The rest of you need to help open the castle walls and let the Visigoths in (5/09/06 and 3/26/07 commentaries) so this can happen.(Visited 158 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

High surf in San Diego damages Ocean Beach Pier

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Updated: 5:25 PM KUSI Newsroom, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsOCEAN BEACH (KUSI) – The high surf has damaged parts of the Ocean Beach Pier. Some of the wood has washed ashore.KUSI’s Dan Plante is live in Ocean Beach with more information. KUSI Newsroom Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption High surf in San Diego damages Ocean Beach Piercenter_img Posted: January 18, 2019 January 18, 2019 Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption 12345 Show Caption Hide Caption last_img read more