The story behind the Tube strike – a new era of ‘smart travel’ beckons

The story behind the Tube strike – a new era of ‘smart travel’ beckons whatsapp The closure of London Underground ticket offices was driven by the success of the Oyster card and contactless payment options.Pairing the 10 per cent increase in rail capacity delivered by Crossrail with industry-leading big data analytics that supports station staff will prove instrumental in future-proofing the London transport network as travel demand in the capital continues to increase. Look beyond the strike itself, and a bold new era of ‘smart travel’ beckons. Simon Babes Share Friday 3 February 2017 2:47 pm whatsapp Next week’s proposed strike action is yet again set to cause travel misery across the capital. However, amidst the inevitable swathe of discontent as commuters take to crowded buses, bikes, and hit the pavement in a desperate bid to make it into the office, we should take this opportunity to look at the bigger picture.The potential disruption is a reaction to the evolution of the London Underground network – as the RMT union raises its concerns about staffing levels in stations, in the wake of the ticket office closures that Boris Johnson delivered as Mayor of London. Crucially, it’s a combination of boots on the ground and real-time big data analytics that holds the key to smarter network management, to deliver the level of service customers expect, whilst demand continues to increase at around three per cent per year.Innovations in London Underground’s control rooms are already underway and it’s likely that in the next three to five years, analysts’ arsenal of predictive tools will be significantly expanded. By layering multiple data sets such as platform occupancy, carriage loading and gateline data, controllers will be able to anticipate congestion before it occurs on London’s rail network.Read more: This map shows all the stations that will be closed during next week’s Tube strikesThese emerging technologies provide better information to the operator, rather than simply knowing how many customers enter a station. This technology will empower station staff to make the best possible decisions, and will be vital, for example, in integrating Elizabeth line stations with the existing tube network – allowing staff to anticipate the impact of closures and disruptions in a range of scenarios.The same technology shifts are happening on the streets too; bus location can be monitored using the on-board iBus system and the number of customers waiting at each stop could be detected by using Wi-Fi networks. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeUnify Health Labs Multi-GI 5 SupplementRandy Jackson: This 3 Minute Routine Transformed My HealthUnify Health Labs Multi-GI 5 SupplementMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeAtlantic MirrorA Kilimanjaro Discovery Has Proved This About The BibleAtlantic MirrorLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search AdsAll Things Auto | Search AdsNew Cadillac’s Finally On SaleAll Things Auto | Search Ads2021 Buicks | Search AdsIntroducing The Head Turning 2021 Buicks!2021 Buicks | Search AdsLiver Health1 Bite of This Melts Belly And Arm Fat (Take Before Bed)Liver HealthDr. Marty3 Silent Clues Your Cat Asks For HelpDr. Marty read more

UK stamp prices will increase by 1p from March, the Royal Mail has said

Royal Mail’s stamp prices are among the best value in Europe when compared to our counterparts. The European average for First Class letters (0-100g) is 87p. The UK First Class stamp price remains below this. The European average for Second Class letters (0-100g) is 67p. The UK Second Class stamp price remains below this. The UK also has the highest quality of service specification of any major European country. Meanwhile, the price of a large letter first class stamp will rise 2p to 98p, while a large letter second class stamp will rise 1p to 76p.Royal Mail said it had “considered pricing changes very carefully”. “These changes are needed to help ensure the sustainability of the Universal Postal Service,” it added. whatsapp whatsapp Friday 24 February 2017 1:11 pm The Royal Mail has announced the price of stamps in the UK are due to increase by 1p from the end of March.In a statement today it said first class stamps will rise to 65p, while second class stamps will rise to 56p. Emma Haslett Despite the rapid growth of ecommerce in the UK, Royal Mail has struggled in recent years as online retailers chose rival companies to deliver parcels. Figures published last month showed volumes in Royal Mail’s letters business had fallen two per cent, with revenues falling five per cent – although parcel revenue was up three per cent.  Share by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeRoofing Services | Search AdsThe Prices For Roof Replacement In Scottsdale Might Surprise You.Roofing Services | Search AdsAuto carLook: Top 5 Best Family Electric Cars 2021 | AutocarAuto carValentine's Gift20+ Insanely Cool Gadgets You’ll Regret Not Getting for HimValentine’s GiftWorldLifeStyleMan Leaves After Card Declines, Returns With A CopWorldLifeStyleEducationCan You Get a Nutritionist Degree Online?EducationShower Remodel ContractorsLooking for Cheap Bathroom Remodeling Contractor Services? Check Options.Shower Remodel ContractorsNinjaJournalistThe Biggest Weather Reporters on TelevisionNinjaJournalistManuka Feed10 Uses for Honey Your Doctor Doesn’t Want You to KnowManuka FeedHeatwave ReporterHow To Cool Any Room In MinutesHeatwave Reporter UK stamp prices will increase by 1p from March, the Royal Mail has said read more

Ask a Climatologist: Calculating wind chill, then and now

first_imgAlaska’s Energy Desk | WeatherAsk a Climatologist: Calculating wind chill, then and nowFebruary 1, 2017 by Annie Feidt, Alaska’s Energy Desk Share:The National Weather Service wind chill formula changed in 2001, altering record breaking wind chills from the 1989 cold snap.The wind chill dropped to minus 77 in Arctic Village last week. That’s the coldest wind chill recorded this winter in a populated spot in Alaska. Seventy-seven below may sound bitterly cold, but climatologist Brian Brettschneider says its not even close to record territory.“The record in Alaska, and for any populated place is -100 and that occurred in January 1989, in McGrath” he said.The National Weather Service calculates wind chill by combining apparent — or actual — air temperature and wind speed. In January 1989 chills as low as minus 120 were registered on the North Slope.“That’s kind of the low water mark of wind chills,” said Brettschneider, but in 2001 the National Weather Service (NWS) changed the wind chill formula and those temps on the new scale are closer to minus 80 or minus 90.“So cold,” he said, “but not as cold as what some people might recall if they were around 25 years ago.”Brettschneider explains that the original wind chill formula was based on experiments at Antarctic research stations, where researchers would see how long it took water to freeze on top of their huts.“They determined that over the years that really wasn’t the best way to estimate what the apparent temperature is for what people experience,” he said.The new formula the NWS started to use in 2001 yields a much better representation of the combined effect of the temperature and the wind.“So the net effect of that is with high wind speed events, there’s a diminishing return on wind chill,” he said. “So a 30-mph wind doesn’t get you much more wind chill than a 20-mph wind. And also at low, low temperatures, even a small wind really jumps the wind chill value up.In the new system, actual temperatures are more important than wind in calculating wind chill. Previously a 5-mph increase in wind speed would drop the temperature dramatically.“Now that levels out quite a bit more, with a focus on the first few miles per hour of the wind speed,” he said. “So it’s the temperature that becomes the dominant player in the new wind chill formula.”Brian Brettschneider is a climatologist in Anchorage who closely tracks Alaska climate data and trends. Alaska’s Energy Desk is checking in with him regularly as part of the segment, Ask a Climatologist. Share this story:last_img read more

News / Profits on the up at Deutsche Post-DHL as third-quarter earnings soar

first_imgID 160554773 © Tom Samworth | Dreamstime.com Financial analysts today welcomed Deutsche Post-DHL’s third-quarter results, which showed higher profits, despite worsening trade.The company posted an extraordinary 151% increase in earnings before interest and tax (ebit) of €942m, compared with €376m in the third quarter of last year.However, the figures were skewed by investments in “property, plant and equipment in the Express division”, as well as a non-recurring expense in its Post & Parcel division last year of €392m.According to analyst Jeffries, Q3 ebit had widely been expected by the financial community to be €867m, so today’s result is some 9% better than expected, and was chiefly the result of improving margins and higher revenue across most of its main divisions – although freight forwarding was its weakest performer. Jeffries analyst David Kerstens wrote today: “The results confirm Deutsche Post DHL is an attractive self-help recovery story, supported by structural e-commerce growth, while being relatively less exposed to trade tensions and macro uncertainty.”The group’s revenues during the period increased year-on-year by 4.7%, to reach €15.5bn for the quarter.Revenue in its DHL Global Forwarding & Freight division, which includes European road freight activities and air and sea freight forwarding, rose just 0.9% to €3.7bn.This was chiefly due to weakness in the air freight market, where volumes during the period declined 6.2% year on year to 882,000 tonnes, from 940,000 in the same period last year. This resulted in a 4.7% decline in air freight revenues.Ocean revenue increased 3.4% to €917m for the period, on the back of a 2.8% increase in volumes to 847,000 teu.“Air freight volumes and revenues were down, but if we compare ourselves with our peers we see this is the general development of the air freight market,” explained DP-DHL chief financial officer Melanie Kreis.“Despite the flat revenue, we did increase gross profit in air freight,” she added. “This means the economic development of the world may be challenging but we can always rely on ourselves for internal improvement of results.”The Supply Chain division delivered “a solid performance”, with third-quarter revenue of €3.3bn, a 2.3% increase, while ebit grew 5.9% to reach €162m.Its Express division commissioned two new B777Fs during the quarter and saw year-on-year revenue climb 8.7% to €4.2bn, with volumes up 5.9%.center_img By Gavin van Marle 12/11/2019last_img read more

Kids don’t need Covid-19 vaccines to return to school

first_imgFirst OpinionKids don’t need Covid-19 vaccines to return to school A study in Sweden, where 1.95 million kids younger than age 16 attended schools without masks between March 2020 and June 2020, 15 (or 1 in 130,000) developed severe Covid-19 and none died. Meanwhile, school closure is associated with considerable harms to children. Mental health problems are on the rise. Abuse has gone undetected, and children with disabilities are no longer benefitting from educational and other programs. With proper use of precautions, such as masks, the chance of spread is very low even without vaccines, as shown in a recent analysis by three Centers for Disease Control and Prevention researchers.When I put it all together, it is clear to me: Adult interests have been prioritized over children’s well-being by closing schools. For kids to return to school, I support teachers being vaccinated (though this is not essential), the use of indoor masks, capping classroom size at 20, quarantining students if symptomatic cases occur, and distancing between classes. These were the precautions used in the CDC analysis.Vaccine data will take a while. Current emergency use authorization for the Pfizer vaccine permits adults as young as 16 to receive the vaccine, and ongoing trials are recruiting kids as young as 12, which may yield results later this year. If these are successful, future trials will extend to 9-year-olds. Trials including even younger individuals may not yield results until 2022.Kids can’t wait for the results of these trials before returning to their lives.Do kids in school drive Covid-19 spread? In the CDC analysis, when precautions were used, 0 of 654 staff members acquired Covid-19 in school. One well-done study from Germany took advantage of the staggered summer break to explore the impact of school closure and reopening on Covid-19 cases, and found no association between closing or opening schools and overall cases. These data further erode the claim that kids need to be vaccinated to slow the spread of the virus.An emergency use authorization may not be appropriate. The entire premise of an emergency use authorization is that, when faced with an emergent biological, chemical, radiological, or nuclear threat, the Food and Drug Admininstration can allow products to be used based on lower levels of evidence than traditional approvals. A key provision is that “there are no adequate, approved, and available alternatives.” The notion is out there that public school students should not return to in-person learning until they’ve been vaccinated. That proposition worries me. Here are five reasons why schools can and should open at 100% capacity before a vaccine for those under age 16 is available.For kids, the risk of missing school dwarfs the risk of Covid-19. Kids are less likely to acquire SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, than adults. Several meta-analyses confirm that in contract tracing studies, kids are approximately half as likely to acquire the virus as other household contacts with the same exposure.In addition, the risk of death or other bad outcomes is low for children. Between March and October of 2020, among those between the ages of five and 14, the risk of dying of Covid-19 in the United States was 1 in 1,000,000. To put that in perspective, in that same age group during non-Covid times, the risk of suicide is 10 times higher. For young adults ages 15 to 24, the risk of dying from Covid19 was 9.9 in 1,000,000, and they are also generally 10 times more likely to commit suicide.advertisement @vprasadmdmph Related: Pediatricians pivot to vaccines on the go as immunization rates drop during the pandemic Contrast these outcomes with those of adults. For the sake of comparison, imagine 100,000 infected people at different ages, using data from a meta-analysis conducted by an international team: two of those age 10 might die compared to 1,400 adults aged 65 and 15,000 adults aged 85. In other words, the risk of an 85-year-old dying from Covid-19 is 7,500 times greater than that of a 10-year-old.advertisement Related: There’s no question that Covid-19 is an emergency for adults, a catastrophic disease that becomes more deadly with advancing age. But it isn’t that for children. For them it is a respiratory pathogen with a rate of harm that is comparable to other, annual respiratory pathogens like influenza.I hold that an emergency use authorization is not appropriate for a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine for children, which should instead proceed via traditional FDA approval pathways.Vaccinating kids to slow the spread of the pandemic cannot be justified if adults are choosing not to be vaccinated. The risk-benefit calculus suggests that adults will derive more benefit from the vaccine than children, because the virus is more lethal in adults. If parents are reluctant to send their kids to school before children are vaccinated, they should be educated in a way that puts those risks in perspective.Although a formal approval process will further slow any pediatric vaccine, I believe this is justified to ensure a favorable risk-benefit profile. In the meantime, schools can reopen.The vaccines’ harm-benefit profile may be suboptimal in kids. The last consideration I offer is that we do not know if a vaccine will have a favorable risk-benefit profile, gain FDA approval, and be palatable to parents. Consider what might happen to a million kids who receive a vaccine that works as well in kids as it does in adults with comparable side effects.Assume the same 95% relative risk reduction seen in studies of the Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna vaccines in adults. The vaccine might save one life for every 1 million kids who get it.At the same time, assume the vaccine has side effects comparable to adults for the second Moderna dose in adults. In that scenario, 45,000 kids will develop severe headaches requiring analgesics and interfering with daily living, 14,000 will have a fever higher than 104 degrees F for less than a day, and 880 will have this fever last for more than a day. This happens not because these side effects are common — they are rare — but because you have to vaccinate 1 million kids to save one life.My point is that the vaccine side effects, which are absolutely justified in adults — full disclosure, I have been vaccinated — may be a tough sell to children and parents simply because the absolute benefit to kids is very small given the low absolute risk of developing severe Covid-19 or dying from it.Closing thoughtsThe Covid-19 pandemic has harmed children — not because they have fallen ill from the virus, for the most part, but by the choices societies have made to protect adults who are vastly more likely to suffer from the disease. In many places, kids have already lost a year of school, development, and life. A vaccine for kids will not happen in the short term, and emergency regulatory pathways for one or more of them may not be appropriate. The risk and benefit will need scrutiny.We must not keep the lives of children on hold waiting for what might never come. As Vladimir Kogan and I argue elsewhere, schools should open now after the impacts to teachers, parents, society, and schools are taken into consideration.Vinay Prasad is a hematologist-oncologist, associate professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, and author of “Malignant: How Bad Policy and Bad Evidence Harm People with Cancer” (Johns Hopkins University Press, April 2020). By Vinay Prasad Feb. 3, 2021 Reprints Vinay Prasad A student follows along remotely with their regular teacher’s online live lesson from a desk separated from others by plastic barriers at a tutoring center in Culver City, Calif. ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images Covid-19 vaccine basics: Why the rollout is so slow, who can get doses, and what about side effects About the Author Reprints [email protected] Tags CoronaviruseducationpediatricsVaccineslast_img read more

Greens declare war on jobs

first_imgGreens declare war on jobs Guy Barnett,Minister for ResourcesCassy O’Connor’s threat to provoke more arrests at forestry coups is an outrageous attack on Tasmanian jobs.Our Government supports the right to protest peacefully but dangerous and threatening actions cannot be tolerated and at a time when we desperately need to protect jobs and regional economies, it is not acceptable for the Greens to promote invading a legitimate workplace to try to stop hard-working Tasmanians earning a living.It confirms the Greens will do whatever it takes to start a fresh wave of forestry wars for their own political ends, with jobs and families in our regional areas to suffer as a result.The facts are, the Government has already taken significant actions to protect swift parrots, including the Swift Parrot Public Area Management Agreement that protects almost 10,000 ha of swift parrot nesting habitat from wood production. Sustainable Timber Tasmania is also developing a Swift Parrot Management Plan in consultation with species experts to detail the strategies and corresponding actions for increased conservation and management for the Swift Parrot in public production forests.It’s simply not good enough for the Greens and their allies to actively try to destroy Tasmanian jobs, especially given these protests are taking place on Permanent Timber Production Zone (PTPZ) land specifically set aside by both Houses of State Parliament and agreed to by the Greens.It’s also not good enough for Labor to stand silently on the sidelines, especially after they voted against our workplace protection laws specifically designed to protect workplaces from this kind of activity.Rebecca White needs to condemn the Greens for their ongoing attempts to destroy our forestry industry, and reverse her opposition to protecting workplaces and jobs from radical protesters. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:agreement, Attack, AusPol, Australia, conservation, Government, habitat, industry, jobs, Minister, parliament, production, protest, resources, species, sustainable, TAS, Tasmania, Tassielast_img read more

SIA welcomes Heather Baily QPM as new Chair

first_imgSIA welcomes Heather Baily QPM as new Chair As Chair of the Authority Heather Baily will contribute to the overall strategic direction and corporate oversight of the SIA, ensuring with other Authority Members, that the SIA’s Executive Team is held to account for discharging its duties effectively and to the highest possible standards.Michelle Russell, Acting Chief Executive of the SIA, welcomed Heather Baily and said:On behalf of the Authority Members and colleagues at the SIA, we welcome Heather Baily as our new Chair. She brings with her a wealth of experience in both non executive and executive roles in public service. We all look forward to working closely with Heather in the future.Heather Baily takes over from the Acting Chair, David Horncastle, who was appointed on an interim basis in January 2021 following the retirement of Elizabeth France.Michelle Russell added:We would also like to thank David Horncastle who has been interim Chair of the SIA since the start of the year and before that Deputy Chair. His insight and guidance have been invaluable over the years, and we will miss his sound advice and the support he has provided us.Heather said about her appointment:I am delighted to be appointed as Chair of the SIA. This is an important time for the organisation, as the SIA continues with its plans, having in the past year to respond quickly to the impact of the pandemic. I look forward to working with the dedicated staff there and with our partners as we shape the organisation to ensure that the SIA is as effective, productive and consistently reliable and operates to the principles of the Regulators’ code. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:corporate, France, future, Government, Impact, pandemic, retirement, Russell, UK, UK Governmentlast_img read more

ODPEM on all systems for Tomas

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) says it is taking its preparations for Tropical Depression Tomas “very seriously,” despite the fact that the system has been weakening.At a press conference hosted by the ODPEM at its offices in New Kingston, today (November 3), Director of the Meteorological Service, Sylvia McGill, informed that over the last 12 hours, the system had been downgraded to a tropical depression.She said the system had slowed down to five miles per hour, with its highest winds at 35 miles per hour, triggering a downgrade of the Met Office’s warning from a Hurricane Watch to a Tropical Storm Watch.However, Director General of the ODPEM, Ronald Jackson said the agency is still putting in place all the necessary measures, given that the weather system is forecast to strengthen.“The system is still within our territorial water. We are still within the probability cone and as such we have to be prepared for any eventuality. So, for us we are planning for a worst-case scenario, in this case, impact from a hurricane category one, perhaps two, then we will work our way back in terms of the various scenarios,” he explained.He said the ODPEM is moving ahead with plans to establish the national Emergency Operations Centre (EOC), and that it would be collaborating with its various partner agencies to staff the centre as of tomorrow (November 4).Mr. Jackson said that all Parish Disaster Committees have been activated. However, he said the ODPEM, for the moment, would be concentrating most of its efforts on the eastern end of the island, where it is predicted Tomas will have the greatest impact.He informed that a budget has been set aside for each parish to take care of expenses associated with operating shelters for at least two days, adding that a list of shelters will be placed on its website as well as disseminated throughout the parishes.The Red Cross, which will be manning most of the shelters, says it has already been in contact with its regional and international partners with a view of receiving help if needed. It said some of its supplies were used up following the passage of Tropical Storm Nicole, and that these would be replenished with supplies which should arrive from Panama by Friday.Meanwhile, Mr. Jackson said the ODPEM has already pre-positioned supplies in preparation for the storm and that arrangements are also being made to airlift food into areas which might be cut off as a result of the passage of Tomas. He is advising Jamaicans to ensure they stock up on hurricane supplies and ensure that they store enough water for each family member and pets for at least seven days.The ODPEM head said the office has already started sending out public advisories through the media and that as of today it will start sending advisories by text messages. He said the ODPEM would also be making a spokesman available to provide consistent updates to the public on the situation.Mr. Jackson is also advising Jamaicans to evacuate if they live in flood-prone areas and not to attempt to cross flooded waterways. In addition, he advised fishers to return to land and secure their boats. RelatedODPEM on all systems for Tomas Advertisements RelatedODPEM on all systems for Tomascenter_img ODPEM on all systems for Tomas InformationNovember 3, 2010 RelatedArchives Critical to Jamaica’s Historylast_img read more

Ant Financial hails Alipay service expansion

first_imgHomeLatest Stories Ant Financial hails Alipay service expansion Alipay’s parent company revealed it successfully sold advanced financial services including credit, micro-finance and wealth management tools to 80 per cent of the brand’s user base in China.Speaking at affiliate Alibaba’s investment day, Ant Financial CEO Eric Jing said as of the end of June the vast majority of Alipay users had accessed services in at least three of its five core categories.The five segments are payments, wealth management tools, micro financing, insurance and credit. Jing added 40 per cent of its 900 million-strong base in China had used all five.Alongside rival Tencent, Alipay dominates China’s mobile payment sector and since 2016, has been pursuing its “globalisation strategy”.This includes signing merchant deals so domestic customers can continue to use its mobile payment service in other countries and partnering with local ventures to increase its reach into other markets.During the event, Jing said that as a result of partner agreements its global footprint had grown to cover 1.2 billion users globally. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Chris Donkin AlipayEric Jing Author AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 24 SEP 2019 Chris joined the Mobile World Live team in November 2016 having previously worked at a number of UK media outlets including Trinity Mirror, The Press Association and UK telecoms publication Mobile News. After spending 10 years in journalism, he moved… Read more Previous ArticleQualcomm tips Germany to lead on 5G industrial IoTNext ArticleAirAsia chief unveils lofty fintech goal Tags last_img read more

“In China We Can Criticize Darwin,” Continued

first_img Intelligent Design “In China We Can Criticize Darwin,” ContinuedDavid [email protected]_klinghofferJune 5, 2017, 1:06 PM Congratulations to Science Magazine for an Honest Portrayal of Darwin’s Descent of Man Email Print Google+ Linkedin Twitter Share With our attention to the launch of a new research center on intelligent design, Discovery Institute-Mackenzie, at Brazil’s Mackenzie Presbyterian University, we don’t mean to slight other big countries or important parts of the world where ID is rising in prominence.Recently I had a conversation with a new Chinese acquaintance, who disclosed a thoughtful interest in questions about biological and cosmic origins. I quoted the remark from Chinese paleontologist Jun-Yuan Chen, “In China we can criticize Darwin, but not the government; in America, you can criticize the government, but not Darwin.”I thought this would get a knowing laugh – Yes, you silly Americans with your strange reverence for a long-dead Victorian Englishman. Instead, it drew a small and what I took to be a…careful, circumspect smile. That surprised me.I wondered if, for the sake of his comparison between the situation in his country and ours, Dr. Chen indulged in a bit of simplification or exaggeration. Or maybe things have changed since he said that, on a 1999 visit to the University of Washington. Perhaps, like Americans in sensitive career fields, the Chinese now need to think twice about who might be overhearing a frank discussion of evolution.In any event, I followed up by suggesting a partial list of resources for the Chinese speaker interested in learning more about intelligent design, and the case against the orthodox Darwinism. Assuming that some readers will find it useful themselves or will pass it along, I’ll share it here too.Some major ID books in Chinese translation.Signature in the Cell: DNA and the Evidence for Intelligent Design, by Stephen MeyerAlso by Dr. Meyer, Darwin’s Doubt: The Explosive Origin of Animal Life and the Case for Intelligent DesignWe noted the new simplified Chinese translation of Darwin’s Doubt hereDarwin’s Black Box: The Biochemical Challenge to Evolution, by Michael BeheGreat video documentaries on intelligent design from our friends at Illustra Media, including:Unlocking the Mystery of LifePrivileged PlanetJonathan Wells wrote here about his experience at the 1999 Chinese Academy of Sciences conference. He attended at the invitation of Dr. Chen and our Discovery Institute colleague Paul Chien, a biologist at the University of San Francisco.“’In China We Can Criticize Darwin’: Prelude”“‘In China We Can Criticize Darwin’: The 1999 China Conference”Of course this is not a complete list, just what I was able to pull together on the fly for my new acquaintance.And let’s not forget about the rest of Asia.“For the Scientific Critique of Darwinism, Asia Is the Up-and-Coming New Frontier”“In Case You Were Wondering What Steve Meyer’s Signature in the CellLooks Like in Korean”“Exploring Evolution, in Korean”Naturally, many readers in China, Korea, and elsewhere in Asia read or watch our material in English, as, for instance, distinguished South Korean biomimetic scientist Seung-Yop Lee did. Dr. Lee teaches in the Department of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering at Seoul’s Sogang University. He offered some wonderful comments in praise of Zombie Science: More Icons of Evolution, the latest from Dr. Wells. Jonathan Witt noted his remarks here.Photo credit: Silentpilot via Pixabay. Free Speech Share Origin of Life: Brian Miller Distills a Debate Between Dave Farina and James Tour Jane Goodall Meets the God Hypothesis Recommended Evolution A Physician Describes How Behe Changed His MindLife’s Origin — A “Mystery” Made AccessibleCodes Are Not Products of PhysicsIxnay on the Ambriancay PlosionexhayDesign Triangulation: My Thanksgiving Gift to All “A Summary of the Evidence for Intelligent Design”: The Study Guide Requesting a (Partial) Retraction from Darrel Falk and BioLogos TagsChinaDarwin’s Doubtintelligent designJonathan WellsJonathan WittJun-Yuan ChenSignature in the CellStephen MeyerZombie Science,Trending Email Print Google+ Linkedin Twitter Sharelast_img read more