Postscript on the Explanatory Filter

first_imgJosh Swamidass wants to revisit some well worn paths: Click here. I’ll pass except to cite Part II (on detecting design) of The Design Revolution and to add, in light of the latter, that I’m happy with the filter and think it holds up nicely. 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 William A. DembskiBoard of Directors, Discovery InstituteA mathematician and philosopher, Bill Dembski is the author/editor of more than 20 books as well as the writer of peer-reviewed articles spanning mathematics, engineering, philosophy, and theology. A past philosophy professor, he retired in 2014 from active research and teaching in intelligent design (ID) to focus on the connections between freedom, technology, and education — specifically, how education helps to advance human freedom with the aid of technology. Bill Dembski is presently an entrepreneur who builds educational software and websites. He lives in Iowa.Follow BillProfileWebsite Share Tagsdesign detectionDouglas Axeevolutionintelligent designJoshua SwamidassPeaceful SciencerepudiationretirementSean McDowellThe Design Revolution,Trending Editor’s note: See Dr. Dembski’s earlier post, “Retirement ≠ Repudiation.” Cross-posted with permission from “Freedom, Technology, Education.” Recommended Email Print Google+ Linkedin Twitter Share “A Summary of the Evidence for Intelligent Design”: The Study Guidecenter_img Jane Goodall Meets the God Hypothesis Congratulations to Science Magazine for an Honest Portrayal of Darwin’s Descent of Man Email Print Google+ Linkedin Twitter Share Origin of Life: Brian Miller Distills a Debate Between Dave Farina and James Tour Intelligent Design Postscript on the Explanatory FilterWilliam A. DembskiJune 17, 2020, 5:32 PM Requesting a (Partial) Retraction from Darrel Falk and BioLogoslast_img read more

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LSU in crisis mode after Arkansas loss

first_imgLSU Tigers quarterback Brandon Harris (6) looks to pass the ball against the Arkansas Razorbacks in the second half at Tiger Stadium. Arkansas Razorbacks defeated LSU 31-14.LSU Tigers quarterback Brandon Harris (6) looks to pass the ball against the Arkansas Razorbacks in the second half at Tiger Stadium. Arkansas Razorbacks defeated LSU 31-14.BATON ROUGE – Nothing personal toward Arkansas coach Bret Bielema, but LSU’s loss to his unranked, four-loss team on Saturday has the Tigers in crisis mode, according to LSU coach Les Miles.“It’s a time where as a coach, you just bury your head and you go to work, and you coach like there’s no tomorrow,” Miles said in rare dramatic form Monday at his weekly press luncheon, where he usually tends to downplay and gloss over things.But LSU has lost two straight games, something Miles has experienced just twice before in 11 seasons as LSU’s coach. And the Tigers have lost by double-digits in back-to-back games – 30-16 at Alabama and 31-14 to Arkansas — for the first time since 1999 when Gerry DiNardo’s last LSU team fell by 31-10 to Florida and by 31-5 at Kentucky before finishing 3-8 and 1-7.Bielema didn’t mind reminding anyone who would listen at his press conference on Monday that Arkansas beat LSU by 17, which matched his 17-0 win over LSU last year. “I’m glad the score stayed 31-14 so people who didn’t watch the game knew it was a whooping,” he said.“It’s time to step up,” said Miles, who saw the game close up. “I think our guys understand that. They understand crisis.”LSU (7-2, 4-2 Southeastern Conference) dropped to 17th in the Associated Press and USA Today polls on Sunday after a No. 4 ranking in those polls and a No. 2 spot in the College Football Playoff ratings before the Alabama game. The Tigers play at No. 25 Ole Miss (7-3, 4-2 SEC) at 2:30 p.m. Saturday on CBS before closing the regular season at home against Texas A&M (7-3, 3-3) at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 28 on the SEC Network. CBS and ESPN’s networks passed on that game Monday.Meanwhile, tailback Leonard Fournette has fallen fast from the lead in the various Heisman Trophy polls, and his once large lead as the nation’s No. 1 rusher has decreased to just 16 yards over Alabama tailback Derrick Henry, who has 1,458 yards to Fournette’s 1,474. Henry is ahead in the Heisman polls, though.“Certainly, these last two games have not gone as planned for us, and especially on offense,” Miles said. “So I think that the understanding of that and the ability to step forward and say, ‘I’m accountable. I’m responsible. Let’s get this done,’ all is in response to that flat area. That negative piece that needs to be fixed.”LSU’s offensive line, considered one of the best in the nation as the Tigers broke out to a 7-0 start with Fournette running away with the Heisman, has clearly flat lined. It allowed five sacks to Arkansas, which came in with just eight on the season, and it led a rushing offense that finished with a mere 59 net yards. Against Alabama, LSU rushed for 54 net yards. That after the Tigers entered the Alabama game No. 4 in the nation and No. 1 in the SEC with 309 yards a game. LSU has fallen to 10th in the nation with 253 a game.“We got pushed back in the pocket on a few plays,” freshman right guard William Clapp said. “As a team we just all need to back on track and get back to what got us here. We need to become more whole as a team again. We don’t really feel like it’s a crisis. We know that we lost two games, but at the end of the day we still have a lot to play for. We have two really good teams left to play, and that will set us up for what we can do in the postseason.”Miles was asked if an offensive line can go into a slump. “I hope not,” he said, but then used the past tense in describing his line. “I’ve not seen offensive lines that were as good as this one go into slumps. But I think there – certainly this season – has been a flat spot,” he said. “We need to make sure that we’re doing everything we can to make, not only the offensive line, but the offense more productive.”Early against Arkansas, LSU did lose junior starting left tackle Jerald Hawkins, who is expected to go high in the next NFL Draft should he leave early, to an ankle injury. Sophomore reserve K.J. Malone replaced Hawkins, but Miles said he may put someone else at left tackle against Ole Miss.“K.J. is a quality player, but we’ll have to look around and see what we’re going to do there,” he said. “Maybe, you just never can tell, we’ll move a tackle around.”Starting right tackle Vadal Alexander started 25 games at left guard in 2013 and ’14 before returning this season to right tackle, where he started nine games as freshman in 2012. LSU has also been without starting fullback John David Moore and starting tight end Dillon Gordon for most of the season because of knee injuries, but LSU rushed the ball very well without those two against South Carolina and SEC East champion Florida.Miles did praise the play of Clapp and starting true freshman left guard Maea Teuhema.“They both are playing way better,” Miles said. “Way better. I’m just saying we ran into a spot where protection was terrible, okay, and we have to be better.”Alexander did not play well as he was partly responsible for multiple sacks and was guilty of a crucial, 15-yard facemask penalty that ruined an LSU drive that had reached the Arkansas 20 in the second quarter when the Tigers trailed 14-0.“Every play it was somebody,” Alexander said. “It wasn’t everybody on every play. It was me on a play. I had that big penalty early in the game. It was somebody else on another play. It seemed like every time we had something going or had a play that should’ve hit, something happened. It didn’t catch us in most of the other games. This game it just seemed like always something happened. Every drive it was something. We’ve got to get more efficient, crisp and clean.”One crisis can lead to another. LSU has not lost three straight games since 1999.“I know, for me, I just want to go back to scoring and producing and having the style of offense that we’re used to and a defense that eliminates some mistakes and plays dominant LSU football,” Miles said. “This is a football team that is going to improve. This is team that has character and leadership. I believe in the Tigers.”Coverage of LSU and Glenn Guilbeau commentary supported by Hebert’s Town and Country Auto Dealer in Shreveport located at 1155 E. Bert Kouns. Research your next Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep or RAM at http://www.hebertstandc.comlast_img read more

Son of man allegedly dismembered by wife says she hid his death for months

first_img Related iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) —  A woman has been charged with murder after her husband’s dismembered remains were found inside their Ohio home, six months after he disappeared.Now one of the victim’s sons is speaking out, telling ABC News his stepmother had told him his father left for Texas months ago.“We all thought it was odd and strange that he would just up and leave, but it never crossed our mind that she would actually murder him,” Jonathon Eubank, a son of Howard Eubank and a stepson of Marcia Eubank, told ABC News. He added that he’s in “shock” over the grisly discovery.The six-month saga came to an end on Saturday, when authorities in Summit County received a call of possible human remains. Responding deputies “found what appeared to be deteriorated remains” that were tentatively identified as 54-year-old Howard Eubank, Summit County Sheriff’s Office said.The victim was shot in the head, his body dismembered and placed in storage containers, according to the probable cause affidavit.Howard Eubank’s wife, Marcia Eubank, 49, was taken into custody Saturday and charged with one count of murder, the sheriff’s office said.According to the probable cause affidavit, Marcia Eubank was interviewed and “admitted to killing her husband in June 2017. Marcia Eubank admitted to shooting her husband in the head and dismembering his body.”Jonathon Eubank, a son of Howard Eubank and a stepson of Marcia Eubank, told ABC News Wednesday that for all these months he thought his dad had left home for Texas — a story he said came from his stepmother.He said he last heard his dad’s voice on the phone in May.“We were talking about him coming to my wedding and how excited he was to come and how proud of me he was,” said Jonathon Eubank, 27. “And then in the middle of June, we get a message saying that he left my stepmom and went to Texas.”“My oldest brother got a text message from my dad off his phone saying he’s in Texas and he’s fine,” he said.“And then about a month or so later he posted something on Facebook, my dad did, saying he’ll reach out to people when he’s ready. … Clearly, that wasn’t him doing any of that stuff.“… Periodically there would be posts on his Facebook — one was to Marcia saying he had missed her,” Jonathon Eubank said. “That was one of the last Facebook posts that we had seen from his account.”The months ticked by, and in August, Jonathon Eubank got married — but the happy occasion left him feeling angry, upset and resentful toward his father, who didn’t show up.“I don’t know how you can up and just leave your kids’ lives and miss probably one of the most important days of my life,” he said. “We all thought it was odd and strange that he would just up and leave … but it never crossed our mind that she would actually murder him.”In October, Jonathon Eubank, who lives out of state, went to his stepmother’s Ohio home. He said he and his wife both hugged his stepmother, who he said acted “normally.”“We had no idea that my dad was 20, 30 feet away from us,” he said.He said this Saturday he was coming out of church when one of his brothers told him that he found his father’s remains at the home.Now with his stepmother in custody, he said he feels “angry and numb — still in shock.”He said his father and stepmother had been married for over 20 years.“None of us know why,” she allegedly killed her husband, he said. “None of us know why she chose to say he went to Texas.“Playing this whole past six months through my head is just, it’s difficult.”Marcia Eubank’s attorney, Brian Pierce, told ABC News Wednesday morning that his client was expected to enter a plea of not guilty at her 1 p.m. court appearance on Wednesday. She is being held in the Summit County jail on a $1 million bond, Pierce said. He declined to comment further.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMaticolast_img read more