London’s Olympic Park is wrapping the world’s longest tunnel slide around its Orbit Tower

first_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUnify Health LabsRandy Jackson: This 3 Minute Routine Transformed My HealthUnify Health LabsGameday NewsNASCAR Drivers Salaries Finally ReleasedGameday NewsSwift VerdictChrissy Metz, 39, Shows Off Massive Weight Loss In Fierce New PhotoSwift VerdictMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost FunComedyAbandoned Submarines Floating Around the WorldComedyForbesThese 10 Colleges Have Produced The Most Billionaire AlumniForbeszenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.com whatsapp Tuesday 28 July 2015 5:56 pm Tags: Olympics 2016 Show Comments ▼ London’s Olympic Park is wrapping the world’s longest tunnel slide around its Orbit Tower The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in North-East London has confirmed it is going ahead with plans to build the world’s tallest and longest tunnel slide.Almost 180m in length and extending 76m above ground, the giant helter-skelter will be wrapped around the ArcelorMittal Orbit Tower, which was designed by Turner-Prize winning artist Anish Kapoor in celebration of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.  It will circle around the tower five times before ending in a 50m straight run to the ground. It is due to be opened to the public next spring.  The sculpture was designed by Anish Kapoor and built by Cecil Balmond (Source: Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park) The tower is built from around 2,000 tonnes of steel and stands 114.5m above ground, making it the tallest sculpture in the world. By comparison, the Statue of Liberty is a meagre 93m high.  Londoners can already absail down the structure for a fee of £85, but the slide will make the descent a whole lot more exciting.  Peter Tudor, director of visitor services at the park, said:  What more exciting way to descend the ArcelorMittal Orbit than on the world’s longest and tallest tunnel slide. This slide really will give a different perspective of Britain’s tallest sculpture. Sarah Spickernell whatsapp Sharelast_img read more

Premium / Market Insight: What’s next for Damco?

first_img Email* Password* LOGIN Premium subscriber LOGIN Email* Reset Your Password Subscription required for Premium stories In order to view the entire article please login with a valid subscription below or register an account and subscribe to Premium Forgotten your password? Please click here Please Login Please either REGISTER or login below to continue << Go back New Premium subscriber REGISTER Ever since mid-December, when another not-so surprising layoff announcement concerning AP Møller-Mærsk (APMM) included the departure of  “Klaus, the former Damco head”, as one source highlighted then, a few other market veterans were only vaguely interested in sharing their views on the latest APMM affairs.With hindsight, that single resounding comment, might be a sign of more big bad things to come for APMM’s asset-light freight forwarding unit or, rather, for what’s left of it after over a year under another ... By Alessandro Pasetti 15/01/2020 Resetlast_img read more

Antibiotics could dramatically reduce STIs, study says, raising tough new questions

first_imgHealthAntibiotics could dramatically reduce STIs, study says, raising tough new questions Privacy Policy The organism treponema pallidum, which causes syphilis. AP Leave this field empty if you’re human: Rates of syphilis in particular have risen steadily in recent years; the rate in 2015-2016 — 8.7 cases per 100,000 people — was the highest since 1993, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported. The rate of infection increased in every age group over the age of 15, in both men and women, and in all ethnic groups.Molina’s study was recently published by the journal Lancet Infectious Diseases. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation was one of its funders.The researchers randomly assigned 232 men to one of two groups. One of the groups was given antibiotics — the drug doxycycline — to take if they had unprotected sex. They were told to take two pills per encounter, and no more than six in a week, ideally within 24 hours and no later than 72 hours after the intercourse. In reality, the median use among the men was about 6.8 pills per month.The men were tested regularly for STIs, and in the nine or so months they were followed, the rates of some sexually transmitted infections fell dramatically in the treatment group. The overall reduction of all STIs was 47 percent, but that average was dragged down by the fact that doxycycline doesn’t cure gonorrhea.There was, however, a 70 percent reduction in chlamydia infections and cases of syphilis decreased by 73 percent. The authors noted, however, that the study length was short and they can’t tell if the strategy would work as well over the long term.The results can’t be taken in isolation, others experts warned. Using doxycycline this way could drive the bacteria that cause the infections to develop resistance to the drug, warned Dr. Brad Spellberg, an infectious diseases specialist and chief medical officer at the Los Angeles County-University of Southern California Medical Center in Los Angeles.Spellberg also said people who used the drug this way would be exposing the bacteria they have in their gastro-intestinal tracts — their own gut flora — to regular doses of doxycycline. And those bacteria too could develop resistance to the drug, leading to a host of other health problems.“You’re causing friendly fire injury,” he said.The full picture of the knock-on effects of exposing your gut flora to antibiotics is still coming into focus, said Ramanan Laxminarayan, director of the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics, and Policy and a leading voice on the dangers of mounting antibiotic resistance. He noted a recent report in the journal Science revealed that some cancer immunotherapy drugs worked less well in people who had recently taken antibiotics. Exclusive analysis of biopharma, health policy, and the life sciences. Molina noted that antibiotic resistance to doxycycline has not been seen in chlamydia or syphilis, despite the fact that the drug has been used to treat these infections for decades. Still, he said the possibility it could arise cannot be discounted.A commentary published with the study argued that reducing infection rates in men who have sex with men and who are highly sexually active might lower STI infection rates more generally in a community.Authors Christopher Fairley and Eric Chow, of Australia’s Melbourne Sexual Health Center at Monash University, said pressure from patients to be given doxycycline on a preventative basis might be substantial, given that the drug is also prescribed in six-month courses to treat acne. Like Molina and his co-authors, they said STI preventive use at this point is premature.Laxminarayan did not dismiss the notion of this type of use out of hand, however. “I certainly think that for a small subset of the population, if this helps prevent syphilis, then it certainly is worth exploring further,” he said.But he said additional studies should be conducted first to try to get a better picture of the potential consequences of using doxycycline this way, including the risk of resistance developing, the potential that it might further erode condom use, and any other unintended consequences. Helen Branswell STAT+: Please enter a valid email address. Newsletters Sign up for Morning Rounds Your daily dose of news in health and medicine. Molina insisted he would never support long-term use of antibiotics to prevent STIs, but said that the approach might be an effective short-term strategy when paired with other control approaches, like more frequent STI testing among high-risk populations.“I don’t want this strategy to be used widely in any person, clearly,” Molina said. “But if you can select a group with a high incidence rate of syphilis or chlamydia, and you want to try to reduce the rate of syphilis quite quickly in this group of people, you may think that this strategy could be used for a couple of months.”advertisement The spread of some sexually transmitted infections could potentially be dramatically reduced by instructing people who have had unprotected sex to take antibiotics within 24 hours after the intercourse, a new study suggests.But such a strategy, which was tested in a population of men who had frequent unprotected sex with a number of male sex partners, could spark a controversy over the use of antibiotics and the general threat of growing antibiotic resistance.“My message with that study would be that we need to do more research to prevent STIs — because that’s a concern. And this strategy … could potentially be used,” said Dr. Jean-Michel Molina, head of infectious diseases at Saint-Louis Hospital in Paris and the lead author of the study.advertisement Senior Writer, Infectious Disease Helen covers issues broadly related to infectious diseases, including outbreaks, preparedness, research, and vaccine development. By Helen Branswell Dec. 18, 2017 Reprints Tags antibioticssexual health @HelenBranswell About the Author Reprintslast_img read more

Talking Sport Podcast: Laura Nerney, Stephen Attride and Longford beat Louth

first_img Pinterest Pinterest Talking Sport Podcast: Laura Nerney, Stephen Attride and Longford beat Louth WhatsApp News Twitter Facebook By LaoisToday Reporter – 3rd November 2020 Facebook Home Podcasts Sports Podcast Talking Sport Podcast: Laura Nerney, Stephen Attride and Longford beat Louth PodcastsSports Podcast Electric Picnic center_img Another bumper edition of the LaoisToday Talking Sport Podcast.We chat to Laois ladies football vice-captain Laura Nerney following their opening round championship win over Sligo and what it’s like to be working as a GP during the Coronavirus pandemic.As well as that we chat with Stephen Attride, the former Laois senior captain, who is now teaching in a private school in Sydney.He looks back on his athletics career, his Australian experience and why he hopes to get back playing with Laois in the next couple of years.Plus Steven and Alan chat about Longford’s win over Louth in the Leinster championship which mean Laois make the trip to Longford next Sunday.You can listen to this week’s Talking Sport episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or Podbean or below on Soundcloud.The LaoisToday Podcast · Talking Sport: Laura Nerney, Stephen Attride and Longford beat LouthSEE ALSO – Talking Sport Podcast: Gary Walsh on Laois’s great escape, hurlers fall short and Anna Healy looks forward to ladies championship Previous articleFundraiser launched to save Portarlington Christmas treeNext articlePortlaoise homeless charity launches Christmas appeal LaoisToday Reporter Electric Picnic WhatsApp Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival datelast_img read more

Not knowing securities law is not a defence: ASC panel

first_img In its decision, the panel says that a “false picture of the companies was presented to investors”, and that prospectus and other disclosure requirements were ignored. “Indeed, the securities laws of Alberta were ignored,” it notes. “Beyond that Zeiben, Grit and Texas Petroleum engaged in the deliberate creation of a public façade to the detriment of shareholders.” “The inevitable happened,” the panel found. “The façade attracted investors, pumped up the share price, increased share sales, and, when the façade came down, disappointed investors lost their investment.” The decision indicates that Zeiben represented himself before the commission. And, it says that his assertions that “he should not be found guilty because he did not know that he was violating any law and that he relied on others around him to tell him what the law was and what he needed to do to comply, is not accepted. Not knowing the law is not a defence when being charged with violation of it,” it says. “Everyone is taken to know the law.” This is particularly the case for those engaged in running a public company, it says. “It is incumbent upon individuals who undertake this type of activity to familiarize themselves with the law applicable to the activity,” it says. The ASC has not yet handed down sanctions in the case. It has set a hearing for May 20 to consider possible sanctions. Keywords EnforcementCompanies Alberta Securities Commission Mouth mechanic turned market manipulator Related news Facebook LinkedIn Twitter James Langton center_img Share this article and your comments with peers on social media BFI investors plead for firm’s sale PwC alleges deleted emails, unusual transactions in Bridging Finance case Ignorance of securities law is no excuse, an Alberta Securities Commission (ASC) panel has ruled. The ASC announced Wednesday that it has found that Alberta bookkeeper, Lawrence Zeiben, and his companies, Grit International Inc. and Texas Petroleum Inc., breached securities laws and acted contrary to the public interest by hyping the companies’ operations, earnings and revenue potential, and made misrepresentations to investors and perpetrated a fraud on them. An ASC panel also ruled that Grit illegally distributed its shares in Alberta. last_img read more

Ottawa’s fiscal outlook boosted by robust growth: report

first_imgJames Langton Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Economy lost 68,000 jobs in May Powered by stronger than expected economic growth, the federal government’s finances are in better shape than expected, says a report published Wednesday by TD Economics. However, the report calls on the government to remain prudent in anticipation of fiscal pressures to come. Ahead of the government’s fall fiscal update, the outlook for the government’s finances has “significantly improved” on the back of robust economic growth, the report says. Assuming no major changes to tax or spending policy, the report projects a deficit of $16.2 billion for fiscal 2017-2018. Stagflation is U.S. economists’ biggest fear, SIFMA says Related newscenter_img Share this article and your comments with peers on social media “This estimate, which includes a $3 billion ‘risk adjustment’, represents an improvement of more than $12 billion relative to the government’s budget 2017 outlook,” the report says. This revised fiscal forecast suggests that the government could devote between $23 billion and $39 billion to either new spending, or tax relief, and still meet its debt targets for 2017, according to the report. However, it suggests that the government should remain cautious to maintain fiscal flexibility, and to accommodate longer-term uncertainties. Looking ahead, the annual deficit will likely remain in the $15 billion to $16 billion range through fiscal 2021-2022, “as economic growth slows” and spending promised in last year’s budget rolls out, the report says. “The fall fiscal update or budget 2018 will provide an opportunity for the government to credibly recommit to a fiscal anchor, such as a reduction of the debt-to-GDP ratio over a five year horizon, consistent with our ‘business as usual’ fiscal forecast,” the report concludes. Keywords Economic forecasts,  Ottawa OECD raises outlook for Canadian economic growth this yearlast_img read more

Little Shanice Shines for Belmont Primary in Portmore

first_imgRelatedLittle Shanice Shines for Belmont Primary in Portmore RelatedLittle Shanice Shines for Belmont Primary in Portmore FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Twelve year-old Shanice Codner is among the thousands of youngsters, who made the transition from Primary to High School at the start of the 2009/10 academic year in September, having been successful in this year’s Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT), which was held in March.Shanice, who currently attends the Holy Childhood High School in Half-Way Tree, St. Andrew, emerged with the highest average for Mathematics, 91 per cent, of all the students at her former school, Belmont Park Primary School, in Greater Portmore, St. Catherine, who took the examination this year. It came as no surprise that she names Mathematics as her favourite subject, in an interview with JIS News.A spirited and articulate youngster, Shanice stands out as one of Belmont Park Primary’s most outstanding students, having copped several awards for academic excellence during her time there.“I got trophies in Grade Three for Communication Tasks and academic awards for first place (in my class). In Grade Four, I got a trophy for (overall) second place, and in Grade Five I got a trophy for academics and second place in Grade Six,” she says.In addition to these awards, Shanice copped prizes for most outstanding results in mathematics, and overall academics, after scoring high averages in the 2008/09 end of year examinations at Belmont Park Primary, in June. She was presented with those awards during the institution’s graduation ceremony in July.Shanice’s preparation for the GSAT could, perhaps, be described as systematic, given the activities that were involved. These, she outlines, incorporated extra classes on weekdays and Saturdays, organised by her teachers, including Principal, Ms. Edna Hibbert, in Mathematics; “strict” monitoring by her mother, Ms. Tricia Emmanuel, as well as assistance from her father, Mr. Dwight Codner. These, she further points out, were complemented by studying methodologies which she initiated.“I used past papers that my daddy gave me and… he and my (stepmother), Aunty Farrah (Walker), would go through (them) with me. My mommy drilled me Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays,” she explains.Outlining her methodologies, Shanice informs that, “I studied by myself. I love to (read through) the pages of my books. So, when I’m doing a test, I try to remember what I saw on the pages, and that helped me very well,” while pointing out that she refrained from watching television listings, such as cartoons, opting instead for information oriented programmes, such as the news.The perceived challenges brought on by impending examinations, more often than not, will invoke a certain degree of apprehension, fear even. Not so for Shanice, as while her friends and classmates were seemingly unnerved during the period preceding the GSAT, she says she was unperturbed.Shanice Codner (left), and her mother, Ms. Tricia Emmanuel, displaying some of her academic awards.“I wasn’t nervous.I just felt normal. I did it like a normal test,” she tells JIS News.Oddly, she admits to being nervous as the date for the examination results drew near, which she shared with her mother. “Before the results came out, I said ‘mommy, I feel like I have failed (the) GSAT, and she said ‘don’t say that, you have not failed’,” she says.Ms. Emmanuel tells JIS News that when she was informed that Shanice was successful in the examination, she was extremely happy.“I felt excited, and I jumped for joy. But when I went to her classroom, I saw her crying, and I said ‘you did well, so don’t cry. You did your best and you gave it your all’,” she says.Shanice is confident that she will do well at Holy Childhood. “Well, I’m very excited. I’m going to do my best to fulfill my dreams of becoming a medical doctor. I can and will do very well in high school,” she assures.Ms. Emmanuel is equally confident in her daughter’s ability. “I know she will continue to do her best, and I know she will excel while attending Holy Childhood. I do encourage her in her career choice. Well, sometimes she has so many choices, she wants to be a medical doctor; sometimes she says she wants to be a veterinarian…sometimes she tells me she wants to be a teacher. She tells me she would do part-time teaching,” she informs.Ms. Emmanuel, who is an Administrative Assistant at the Kingston-based construction firm, Cosmit Limited, tells JIS News that apart from her teachers and the immediate family, Shanice benefitted from assistance extended by several other persons. These include her boss and Cosmit’s Managing Director, Mr. Cosmo Smith, whom she said, “helped her throughout the school year a whole lot”.While attaining and displaying academic success and excellence, Shanice and her mother are also mindful of those youngsters who were not successful in the GSAT this year.“I’m encouraging those children who did not pass this year,… to continue to do their best…and they will fulfill their dreams,” Ms. Emmanuel says.She encourages understanding, patience, and deep input by parents, and greater application by the youngsters. Little Shanice Shines for Belmont Primary in Portmore EducationOctober 29, 2009center_img RelatedLittle Shanice Shines for Belmont Primary in Portmore Advertisementslast_img read more

Falmouth closes Labour Day with gospel concert

first_imgRelatedFalmouth closes Labour Day with gospel concert RelatedFalmouth closes Labour Day with gospel concert Falmouth closes Labour Day with gospel concert CultureMay 25, 2011 RelatedFalmouth closes Labour Day with gospel concert FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail MONTEGO BAY — Mayor of Falmouth and Chairman of the Trelawny Parish Council, Councillor Colin Gager, is optimistic of a ‘very successful’ day of work on Labour Day (May 23), at the Troy Primary and Infant School. Hundreds of citizens from across the hills of upper Trelawny and adjoining areas are expected to spend the day, working and having fun at the school, which has been selected as the National Parish Project for the parish. The scope of work on the project will include the painting of the school, repairs to damaged sections of the building and installation of cupboards and equipment in the canteen. The parish project, and some 20 other registered ones, will be focusing on educational institutions across the parish under the national theme, “It takes a village to raise a child”. Speaking at the final Trelawny Labour Day Planning Committee meeting at the Council Chamber in Falmouth on Friday (May 20), Mayor Gager noted overwhelming support from the business community, as well as individuals and community groups. He said that materials for successful completion of the project have been pledged, and refreshment and transportation secured for workers. He also advised that the usual positive response from citizens of upper Trelawny is guaranteed as they have indicated that they will be spending the day on the project, then stay over for a massive gospel concert in the afternoon. “This is expected to be a big success, as people in the community are motivated and they will be coming out in their numbers to help with the painting and other work activities on the project,” the Mayor said. He said that the Council was still collecting donations of material and cash, which is going very well, as each Councillor will be having individual projects in their divisions. “After all that activity and the hard work are over, we will sit back to an evening of entertainment, in a gospel and cultural concert in the Troy community square,” Mayor Gager told JIS News after the meeting. “They will be coming out in numbers and, I predict, that it will be one of the biggest events in Troy. All the local churches will be involved…We expect to have a great day of work and excitement,” he said. By GLENIS   ROSE  Advertisementslast_img read more

Gov’t to Approach Private Sector on Maintenance Fund for Housing Schemes

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Government is looking to partner with the private sector in the setting up of a fund for the long-term maintenance of infrastructure in housing schemes. This was disclosed by Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Noel Arscott on Friday (February 10), as he addressed a special sitting of the Clarendon Parish Council in May Pen.  Mr. Arscott said he plans to approach a major financial institution to establish a special retention fund, which would be jointly monitored by residents and parish councils, and used to maintain schemes and scheme roads, so that these developments can be taken off the books of government. He noted, however, that a study would first have to be conducted by the financial entity.            “We’ve not fully worked out the formulae as yet; just the general outline, but it is envisaged that the councils would oversee the fund, but the citizens would be involved in determining how the money is used. The scheme would now be in a position to do all the maintenance, development and beatification needed,” he explained. Minister Arscott pointed out that in looking ahead, a policy needs to be put in place, where a developer works with the parish council for the long-term maintenance of housing developments. “It’s one of those things that we have to come up with a comprehensive plan for. Once the (financial) study is done I will share it with the parish councils to see how best we can refine it to eventually come up with a long-term programme to once and for all, deal with these housing schemes,” he said. Minister of State in the Ministry, Colin Fagan, who accompanied Mr. Arscott, urged the councillors to exercise greater responsibility in monitoring the quality of roads that are laid by a developer in a residential area. Mr. Fagan advised them to ensure that roads conform to the standards of  the parish council and reminded them that they have the power to object to a project that is not being done to quality standard. Gov’t to Approach Private Sector on Maintenance Fund for Housing Schemes TransportFebruary 14, 2012 By O. Rodger Hutchinson, JIS Reporter Advertisements RelatedGov’t to Approach Private Sector on Maintenance Fund for Housing Schemes RelatedGov’t to Approach Private Sector on Maintenance Fund for Housing Schemes RelatedGov’t to Approach Private Sector on Maintenance Fund for Housing Schemeslast_img read more

Lessons from the Wansink Science Scandal

first_imgWhat pedagogical methods best prepare students to engage with science? Quality science education, especially regarding evolutionary theory, is inquiry-based, not dogmatic. Over at the Washington Post, Alan Levinovitz, associate professor of religious studies at James Madison University, wrote an article reflecting on the recent Brian Wansink science scandal. He comes to the conclusion that science education often errs by omitting instruction about critical thinking. Who is Brian Wansink? From the Associated Press:A prominent Cornell University food researcher resigned after an investigation found he committed academic misconduct, including misreporting data, the school announced Thursday.Brian Wansink has been removed from all teaching and research positions and will retire at the end of the school year next June, Cornell said in a statement.Wansink had previously helped update the U.S. dietary guidelines and is known for his research on consumer behavior, which has been widely cited including in articles by The Associated Press.Cornell says Wansink’s academic misconduct also included “problematic statistical techniques, failure to properly document and preserve research results, and inappropriate authorship.”Thursday’s announcement comes a day after six more of Wansink’s papers were retracted. The most recent retractions included a 2005 paper that said people eat more when served in large bowls and a 2013 article that said grocery shoppers buy food with more calories when they’re hungry.Levinovitz describes Wansink’s fall as “painful to watch.” He had written on the professor’s studies in the past, but notes that he no longer trusts any of Wansink’s research: Most important, I no longer trust myself. I take pride in being a steely-eyed skeptic, wary of too-good-to-be truths. Yet my critical apparatus was hijacked by Wansink’s apparent altruism and his alignment with my own beliefs about the power of branding…The State of ScienceWhat does the Wansink ordeal reveal about the state of science? “In theory, the scientific method is objective. But in reality, science is produced, interpreted and reported by humans — humans who are fallible, biased and self-interested,” Levinovitz states. In the wake of the Wansink scandal, there have been renewed calls for reforming the methods and culture of scientific inquiry: open data to allow for outside verification of results, pretrial registration so researchers can’t sift through results to come up with post hoc conclusions. The intense pressure of academia’s “publish or perish” mantra is no longer seen as an engine of discovery, but rather a possible enemy of honest inquiry.I agree. Science ought to be subject to more scrutiny. I would also add that biases in science lead to some evidence — such as evidence contrary to evolutionary theory — being excluded from mainstream publications. “A Big Book of Important Truths”Professor Levinovitz also wants to reform science education. “When I was a child, scientific knowledge was presented to me as though it came from a big book of Important Truths,” he notes. An approach like that does not prepare citizens to critically evaluate research like Wansink’s. “Reforms to the culture of science need to be accompanied by reforms in science education,” says Levinovitz. Textbooks should include case studies of how industry funding can skew results. The standard suite of experiments should include at least a few meant to illustrate confirmation bias. Statistical tricks such as post hoc generation of conclusions from a large data set are not difficult to understand, and they should be laid out clearly as cautionary tales.It is important not only for critical inquiry to be used in evolutionary biology, but also for students to learn about Darwin’s theory and the modern evolutionary synthesis by practicing what it means to weigh the evidence objectively.  Our Science Education Policy calls for teaching the scientific strengths and weaknesses of evolution, noting: “[E]volution should be taught as a scientific theory that is open to critical scrutiny, not as a sacred dogma that can’t be questioned.” Why? Good science avoids dogmatism. Beyond ScienceThis is also worth pointing out: Levinovitz at the end of his article finds himself looking beyond science to the realm of ethics. “STEM education needs to emphasize moral virtues for what they really are: key features of the scientific method,” he writes. Wow. He concludes this way: [R]eflecting on Wansink’s fall, we should remember that what we want to believe — what’s easiest to believe — isn’t necessarily true. Insisting on believing it anyway? That’s the opposite of good science, and good scientists and science educators should lead the fight against it.Well said. it would be interesting to know whether Professor Levinovitz sees the importance of extending this philosophy to the study of evolution.Photo: Brian Wansink (at left), by U.S. Department of Agriculture, via Flickr (cropped). Origin of Life: Brian Miller Distills a Debate Between Dave Farina and James Tour Requesting a (Partial) Retraction from Darrel Falk and BioLogos Sarah ChaffeeNow a teacher, Sarah Chaffee served as Program Officer in Education and Public Policy at Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture. She earned her B.A. in Government. During college she interned at Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler’s office and for Prison Fellowship Ministries. Before coming to Discovery, she worked for a private land trust with holdings in the Southwest. Share 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 Education Lessons from the Wansink Science ScandalSarah ChaffeeSeptember 30, 2018, 4:28 AM 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 “A Summary of the Evidence for Intelligent Design”: The Study Guide Recommended Tagsacademic misconductAlan LevinovitzaltruismAssociated PressauthorshipBrian WansinkCornell Universityevolutionfoodgrocery shoppersinvestigationJames Madison Universitymisreportingmoral virtuesscientific methodstatistical techniquesSTEM educationU.S. dietary guidelinesWashington Post,Trending Email Print Google+ Linkedin Twitter Sharelast_img read more