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If Prediction Is a Hallmark of Science, the Resurrection Was Predicted

first_img(Visited 564 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 The resurrection of Jesus Christ was predicted centuries before it occurred. It was also corroborated by eyewitness testimony. Can science do better than this?How does “science” exceed any other form of investigation? It includes logic, but so do other forms of analysis. It includes mathematics, but so do non-scientific activities, like bookkeeping. It requires evidence, but so do other university departments outside the science building, like history. It includes falsification, but so do trials in courtrooms. Prediction is one hallmark of science that ranks it above these other activities. If a scientific hypothesis makes a prediction that comes true, and it is specific enough to weed out confirmation bias, it deserves careful attention. Watch this short video from La Mirada Films about Old Testament predictions of what Christians celebrate during passion week.This is the first of ten video clips on TheJohn1010Project.com about “Prophecies of the Passion” that are free to watch online. The DVD on which these clips are based (or streaming rights) can be purchased at this link.We invite readers to watch all ten video clips and consider the evidence like a good scientific investigator should. This is not an invitation to become religious. It is an invitation to review the accumulated evidence for a key historical event, in the same manner one would evaluate the evidence presented for a proof in a scientific paper. What to do with the evidence is a matter of personal choice, but it would be a shame to assume one knows enough about this event to have made a choice without having taken the effort to take a thorough look at the evidence.last_img read more

Sean Anthony, NorthPort scrape past import-less NLEX for 2-0 start

first_imgView comments Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles03:46Lacson: PH lost about P161.5B tax revenue from big trading partners in 201700:50Trending Articles02:42PH 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 ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Adamson holds off Letran for 3rd win in Filoil Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, toocenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Sean Anthony came through in the clutch as NorthPort escaped an import-less NLEX side, 83-79, in the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Anthony scored his team’s last four points, including a go-ahead putback, 81-79, with 15.8 seconds left. The do-it all forward also hit two free throws to seal the game with 1.6 ticks to go.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess “NLEX is a tough team and at the same time, coach Yeng (Guiao) is a tough coach. They’re just really hard to beat,” said NorthPort head coach Pido Jarencio, whose squad improved to 2-0.“They didn’t have an import but it still went down the wire. But a win is a win and we’ll take it,” he added.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsAnthony finished with 17 points and six rebounds off the bench while Prince Ibeh posted 15 points, 19 rebounds and six blocks.The Road Warriors went all-Filipino after their replacement import Tony Mitchell failed to secure his papers. DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew MOST READ Unfazed by the circumstance, NLEX’s locals came ready to play with Kenneth Ighalo leading the way.Ighalo fired 18 points, including 13 in the first half where the Road Warriors even took a nine-point lead.The Batang Pier were also undermanned with star point guard Stanley Pringle still dealing with some pain in his right foot following surgery.It was an ugly win for NorthPort, which shot itself in the foot with 19 missed free throws, but a victory nonetheless.“Good start for the team this second conference.”ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

10 days agoSouthampton want transfer guru to replace Ross Wilson

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Southampton want transfer guru to replace Ross Wilsonby Paul Vegas10 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton will seek to replace Ross Wilson after his departure for Rangers.Wilson, who had been director of football operations at St Mary’s, has officially left Saints to head north of the border after four years on the south coast and is expected to take up a similar role at Ibrox. The Daily Echo says Saints are comfortable with the structure they have and the personnel leading the other areas of the club, but feel they need a proven expert in player trading.There is clearly much work to be done to the squad to restore Saints to a team regularly battling for the top ten, starting with shifting on a large amount of deadwood while also trying to bring in enough quality within their budget to improve.Saints remain committed to manager Ralph Hasenhuttl and are fully bought into his plans and vision for the squad and are now seeking the right person to deliver for him. last_img read more

Texas Rangers Twitter Account Tweets Out “Fire Charlie” During Longhorns Blowout Loss

first_imgTexas Rangers tweet Fire Charlie.Twitter/@Charlie_BurrisThe Texas Longhorns are in full meltdown mode. Following back-to-back awful losses due to special teams gaffes, the Longhorns are losing to TCU 50-7 late in the fourth quarter. During halftime, freshman cornerback Kris Boyd retweeted a message about transferring to Texas A&M, and now the Texas Rangers are jumping on the “Fire Charlie Strong” bandwagon. Or, at least one rogue social media manager is upset about the game, and was on the wrong Twitter account.Hey, what did I ever do to you @Rangers? pic.twitter.com/5OgWkUOVMi— Charlie Burris (@Charlie_Burris) October 3, 2015The tweet was deleted very quickly, but not before the internet captured it for all of eternity. There have been better college football Saturdays in Austin, that’s for sure.last_img read more

Local and Overseas Investors to Develop Bamboo Factory

first_imgStory Highlights Local and international investors are collaborating in the development of a factory that will produce paper and other value-added items from the bamboo plant.Chairman of the Bamboo Industry Association of Jamaica (BIAJ), Robert Rainford, said that the overseas investors are from Guatemala, Canada and China.“We are expecting that very soon, approval will be granted for funding to move the process forward. In a year’s time, we expect to be producing paper products for the Jamaican market,” he said.Mr. Rainford was addressing a recent Jamaica Information Service (JIS) Think Tank, where he provided details about projects being undertaken to drive growth in the bamboo industry.He said that the BIAJ is overseeing a bamboo charcoal factory in Peckham, Clarendon.The Clarendon Municipal Corporation is also collaborating with the association in developing a pre-processing facility, which will see bamboo being used to produce desks and chairs for schools under a project with the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information.“We have also been using bamboo to make stretchers for the sports programmes in schools. Some have already been delivered and by the end of November, we will have 1,000 stretchers to be delivered,” Mr. Rainford said.He noted further that seven acres of mined-out land provided by the Noranda Bauxite Company is being used in Clapham, St. Ann to grow bamboo.In addition, the association has partnered with the University of the West Indies (UWI) Biotechnology Centre to investigate best practices in the growing of bamboo, and 81 young persons have been trained in bamboo technology to provide additional support to the sector. Local and international investors are collaborating in the development of a factory that will produce paper and other value-added items from the bamboo plant. Chairman of the Bamboo Industry Association of Jamaica (BIAJ), Robert Rainford, said that the overseas investors are from Guatemala, Canada and China. “We are expecting that very soon, approval will be granted for funding to move the process forward. In a year’s time, we expect to be producing paper products for the Jamaican market,” he said.last_img read more

Is Deshaun Watson Better Than Lamar Jackson Depends On What Skills You

Clemson Tigers quarterback Deshaun Watson stirred up some mild controversy last week when he declared that he — not Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson, who won this year’s Heisman Trophy — was the best player in all of college football.“I’m the best player in the country,” Watson told reporters on Dec. 19. “That’s how I think. That’s how I feel. You know, people have their own way of voting.”Although Watson won his second straight Davey O’Brien Award as the nation’s most outstanding QB this season, he ended up second behind Jackson in the Heisman voting. And the O’Brien-Heisman split — “best quarterback” vs. “best player” — is pretty much the heart of Watson’s rivalry with Jackson.In the traditional sense of the QB role, Watson was probably a better pure passer than Jackson this season. Watson threw for 524 more yards, had a higher passing efficiency rating (according to the NCAA’s formula) and contributed many more expected points added (EPA) in the air than Jackson did. More to the point, Watson had a vastly superior completion percentage (68 percent to 58 percent), threw fewer of his passes off-target (11 percent vs. 15 percent), and was notably better in the short-to-intermediate passing game. He beat Jackson in Total QBR (81.2 to 76.9) on passes that traveled 15 or fewer yards through the air — plays that accounted for about three-quarters of each QB’s total attempts — and a higher percentage of Watson’s passing yards also came after his receivers caught the ball, a healthy indicator in the type of quick-passing game Clemson employs.As a result of all that controlled passing, Clemson’s aerial attack was more efficient than Louisville’s this year. The Tigers ranked fifth among Power Five conference teams in passing EPA, piling up about 40 percent more expected points per game via the pass than the 12th-ranked Cardinals.Still, Jackson made up the difference as an all-around QB. He generated nearly 70 more yards of total offense per game than Watson, thanks in large part to his mobility — Jackson rushed for an incredible 1,538 yards, the most of any Heisman-winning quarterback ever (as well as the second-most by a 3,000-yard passer).1That is, since at least 2000, which is as far back as Sports-Reference.com’s Play Index can search — but also probably even earlier, since I couldn’t find a season in their earlier data that even came close to matching Jackson’s 2016 output. Watson’s no slouch as a runner — he gained 524 yards on the ground, which ranked 15th among qualified FBS QBs — but Jackson probably had the best dual-threat season in college history. When we factor in Jackson’s huge workload in the running game, he had a slightly better Total QBR than Watson on the season, and he generated about 31 percent more total EPA per game than Watson did.Jackson even had Watson beat in a couple of important passing categories. First, Jackson threw 24 percent fewer interceptions per attempt than Watson did. (Despite his accuracy, Watson has had a problem with picks all year — though his overall game is still so good that it’s hard to say even the picks are a real problem.) And although Watson had the superior overall passing numbers, Jackson had a better year throwing the ball deep. Not only did he do it more — 14 percent of Jackson’s throws traveled at least 25 yards in the air, versus 9 percent for Watson — but he also had a better QBR (77.8 to 71.1) on those long tosses. Watson was more surgical in his deep strikes, with a sterling 8-0 TD-INT ratio on throws of 25 or more yards (Jackson’s mark was a more pedestrian 9-6), but he also spent a significant amount of his time setting up bubble screens with passes at or behind the line of scrimmage. Twenty-seven percent of Watson’s passes were for zero or fewer air yards, compared with 17 percent for Jackson.All told, many of the differences between Jackson and Watson simply come down to the trade-offs a QB makes playing in different offenses. While both teams call their share of zone-read plays, Louisville’s offense asks Jackson to keep the ball and run with it more than Clemson’s does of Watson. (There’s also a school of thought that says this was by design, and that Watson will be unleashed as a runner in the College Football Playoff, so stay tuned.) The Cardinals are a more run-oriented team than the Tigers anyway, and that allows them to exploit defenses for more big plays down the field when Jackson does throw. Clemson, meanwhile, is more set up to control the field through short passing and the selective use of Watson’s running and deep-throwing skills.The big takeaway, then, is that although the two quarterbacks played pretty different styles this season, they both arrived at a similar place in terms of overall production. So the question of who is the nation’s true best player might just boil down to preference: Do you like running QBs who throw a bunch of deep bombs, or do you prefer more pocket-oriented accurate passers who can also run when necessary?If I were starting a team, I’d flip a coin. read more

Ohio State defense will look to slow down Melvin Gordon Badgers run

Wisconsin redshirt-junior running back Melvin Gordon (25) carries the ball during a game against South Florida at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison, Wis., on Sept. 27. Wisconsin won, 27-10.Credit: Courtesy of TNSWhile the Ohio State football team has lost a Heisman Trophy candidate to injury, it must prepare to take on another candidate in the biggest game of the year.Redshirt-junior Wisconsin running back and Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year Melvin Gordon is on many people’s shortlist for the Heisman, as he leads the country in rushing yards with 2,260 to go along with 26 rushing scores.OSU coach Urban Meyer said that while he doesn’t know much about Gordon, he has heard nothing but good things about the Badger running back on and off the field.“Obviously we understand there is another Heisman guy going to be on the field, Gordon, who (Wisconsin coach) Gary (Andersen) tells me the best thing about him is he’s a wonderful young man, too,” Meyer said Monday. “So that’s good for college football.”OSU co-defensive coordinator and linebackers coach Luke Fickell said gearing up to stop Gordon will not be an easy task.“This is as good a running back they have had, and they have had some great ones,” Fickell said Monday. “Montee Ball, James White and heck, go all the way back to Ron Dayne. I don’t know that they’ve had one as electric as Gordon. Most importantly, you can’t let him get going. We have seen, you get some of those guys going, it’s hard to get them down.”Those guys Fickell talked about include junior Indiana running back Tevin Coleman and senior Minnesota running back David Cobb who combined to rush for 373 yards and six touchdowns against the Buckeyes this season.In one game this season, Gordon managed to rush for 408 yards in a win over Nebraska, which at the time broke the NCAA record for rushing yards in a single game.Despite all his success, Gordon said there is something he has yet to accomplish in his time at Wisconsin that he is hoping to achieve on Saturday.“Since I have been at Wisconsin, I haven’t had a chance to beat Ohio State yet,” Gordon said during the Big Ten players teleconference Monday. “It’s a tough team to go up against and it would be good to have my first win over Ohio State in the Big Ten Championship.”Gordon, who first played for the Badgers as a redshirt-freshman in 2011, exploded onto the national scene during the 2012 Big Ten title game when he rushed for a game-high 216 yards on just nine carries, outrushing both Ball and White.While he was successful in that game, Gordon said his eyes are on the task at hand.“We can’t think about that game because it’s not Nebraska, it’s Ohio State,” Gordon said. “It’s a different team, different players, different coaching staff, we got to think about this game because it’s completely different.”Gordon added that he has watched the Buckeyes on multiple occasions, and complimented the OSU defense’s style of play.“I follow Ohio State … they are one of the best teams in the nation. They love to play physical, they don’t shy away from contact,” Gordon said. “The linebackers, they speak for themselves. They always have great linebackers there.”The man who coaches the OSU linebackers, Fickell, said the Buckeyes must not only focus on Gordon, but other aspects of the Badger offense.“The thing that they still do is they are not just one-dimensional. You still got to know that the most important thing, they are going to rely on him,” Fickell said. “They are going to run the football. He can be one of those guys that beats you. They are good enough up front to be able to give him the opportunity to do those things. It poses a lot of problems.”In last year’s matchup in Columbus, Gordon was bottled up for just 74 yards rushing on 15 carries and was held without a touchdown.The Buckeyes did, however, give up 295 yards passing to now-redshirt-junior Joel Stave, who has yet to throw for more that 220 yards this season.The Buckeyes and Badgers are set to square off at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis at 8:17 p.m. on Saturday. read more

Karius admitted that competing with Mignolet is not easy

first_imgLoris Karius has been competing for his spot in the starting eleven with Simon Mignolet and he admitted that it hasn’t been always easy as he lacked the playing time at some periods of the season.During his first season at the club, he was injured and provided a couple of bad performances which caused that he had to battle with Mignolet for his spot once again – but right now, he finally has his spot almost certain.The former Mainz keeper spoke about his situation as he said, according to Sky Sports:divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“It wasn’t easy. I knew after the first season where I had an injury, then went back in and played a few games, went back out and then Simon did well and the team qualified for the Champions League, I knew there was a possibility that at the beginning [of the next season], he would start again in the league.”“I just worked hard in training and then the games I had, I tried my best because you can only look at yourself and try to perform well. It’s not easy for a goalkeeper to come in and out, but that was the situation and you have to take it as it is really.”last_img read more