Chelsea v Liverpool on talkSPORT: Roy Evans on the Reds’ chances of reaching Wembley

first_imgRoy Evans joined the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast ahead of Liverpool’s trip to Chelsea in the second leg of their League Cup semi-final.The tie is finely poised after a 1-1 draw at Anfield last week and Evans is hoping his old club can go all the way.“Chelsea have been in really good form but Liverpool played one of their best games of the season [in the first leg] and, in my eyes, deserved to win the game,” said the Merseyside club’s ex-boss.“It is a big game tonight and I suppose it depends on who wants it the most.“Liverpool are coming into a bit of form and bit more consistency so that will give them a chance.”Tune into talkSPORT on Tuesday night for live and exclusive national radio coverage of Chelsea v Liverpoollast_img read more

The “Population Bomb” Bombed

first_imgThe Book Inspired by Darwinism that Triggered a Wave of Repression Around the World by Jerry Bergman, PhDIn 1968, the “year’s most important book,” what Greg Garrard[1] called a neo-Malthusian classic, The Population Bomb, by Stanford University Professor Paul Ehrlich, “made dire predictions and triggered a wave of repression around the world.”[2] Authored by an evolutionary biologist known for his “groundbreaking studies of the co-evolution of flowering plants and butterflies,” it became a best seller, and turned the author into a celebrity.[3] The book “would become one of the most influential books of the 20th century.”[4]Ehrlich’s conclusion was announced in the first sentence:“The battle to feed all of humanity is over. In the 1970s and 1980s hundreds of millions of people will starve to death in spite of any crash programs embarked upon now. At this late date nothing can prevent a substantial increase in the world death rate.”[5]In the end, the book and the movement it birthed “fueled an anti-population-growth crusade that led to human rights abuses around the world.”[6]Marketplace in Fiji (DFC)Although Malthusian ideas, such as those presented by Ehrlich, continue to influence scholars today, for several reasons his theory failed in the 1960s and 1970s and has continued to fail up to the present. Ehrlich, inspired by Thomas Malthus and a disciple of Malthus named William Vogt who penned several books in the late 1960s, predicted massive famines as a result of population increases.[7] Vogt, in his best-selling book titled The Road to Survival, argued in no uncertain terms that current population increase trends would result in future wars, hunger, disease and civilization collapses. Likewise, Ehrlich also argued that hundreds of millions of persons would die from the overpopulation crisis that he and other leading biologists expected to occur in the 1970s unless birth control and abortion were widely applied to the population, or if necessary forced on the population.[8]Ehrlich envisioned that, by 1995, a horrific future awaited humans including the starvation of millions, or even billions, of people. His many best-selling books in which he endeavored to document this dire future, besides The Population Bomb (1968), included Population, Resources, Environment: Issues in Human Ecology (1970, with Anne Ehrlich); The End of Affluence (1974, with Anne Ehrlich) and The Population Explosion (1990, with Anne Ehrlich).Ehrlich’s Ideas ProliferatePaul R. Ehrlich in 1974 at the height of his celebrityEhrlich also was able to reach millions on several television appearances, such as the NBC Tonight Show with Johnny Carson in February of 1970 and numerous times afterward.[9] In response to Vogt’s and Ehrlich’s ideas, the first Director-General of UNESCO, Julian Huxley, in his Evolutionary Humanism, called for a radical government-enforced world population control policy.[10] Huxley and Ehrlich openly criticized both the communist and the Roman Catholic positions on birth control, and especially on abortion, as well as on their skepticism for a need for strict governmental enforced population control to avoid disaster.All of his predictions have now failed and his work “has been proven spectacularly wrong.” The problem now is the decline of the population in many countries!Another example of applied Malthusianism is the 1972 book The Limits to Growth published by the Club of Rome, and the Global 2000 report completed for the then President of the United States, Jimmy Carter. Science-fiction author Isaac Asimov, reflecting the works of Charles Darwin, Robert Malthus and Professor Paul Ehrlich, also got on board and issued many appeals for government-mandated population control programs.Dr Bergman shows how Darwinism has corrupted everything it touches.The negative results from overpopulation propaganda included policies that required forced or coerced sterilization of millions living “in unsafe conditions, in Mexico, Bolivia, Peru, Indonesia, and Bangladesh.”[11] In the end, over “eight million men and women were sterilized in 1975 alone . . . . China adopted a ‘one child’ policy that lead to huge numbers—possibly 100 million—of coerced abortions, often in poor conditions contributing to infections and even death.”[12]Ehrlich Proved WrongIn spite of his predictions, there was no net increase in the death rate around the world due to famine as a result of the conditions Ehrlich predicted. Actually, accordingly to the UN Food and Agricultural Organization, famine has become rarer around the world, from 1 out of 4 suffering from hunger to 1 out of 10 today. These statistics are more impressive in view of the fact that the world’s population has more than doubled since Ehrlich’s prediction was made. Although starvation claimed 4 to 5 million lives during the 1970s, most of the deaths were due to warfare, rather than from “environmental exhaustion from over-population” as Ehrlich warned.[13]All of his predictions have now failed and his work “has been proven spectacularly wrong.”[14] The problem now is the decline of the population in many countries! In the United States, the replacement level was 2.1 lifetime children per woman, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as of the year ending in September 2017, shows the total fertility rate is now 1.77 lifetime births per woman. This is unsustainable; if not reversed, it will lead to population loss.Why Malthus Proved WrongBefore Malthus, commentators regarded high fertility as an economic advantage because it increased the number of workers. Malthus, however, convinced most economists that, even though high fertility might increase the gross economic output, it tended to reduce the per capita output, because food production increases linearly, but population increases exponentially (5 June 2007). Even during Malthus’ lifetime, the many major problems with his fake-math theory soon became obvious. Malthus had correctly diagnosedwhat economists now call the “Malthusian Trap”­­–– that as population rose, personal income levels decreased. This was true in England, but only until about 1800. When Malthus wrote his Essay on Population in 1798, real wages had been stagnant or declining for generations . . . . But after 1800 the facts told a different story. By the . . . early 1830s . . . personal income was increasing even as the population grew.[15]The reasons why geometric population growth in the 20th century did not result in a Malthusian catastrophe as Malthus expected include greater labor specialization and major capital investment that resulted in large agricultural production improvements. Other improvements included the use of fertilizers and petrochemical pesticides to control crop pests, mechanization (tractors and combines), and the introduction of high-yield farm crop varieties. Humans have also learned how to exploit past solar income — fossil fuels — to greatly increase agricultural production by producing electricity to pump water for irrigation.One of the most critical innovations was the 1840s discovery by the German Justus von Liebig that nitrogen was a central factor in causing plant growth. Liebig then learned how to synthesize the bio-available form of nitrogen, nitrate, and is thus called the “father” of the fertilizer revolution.[16]The second critical development was in the early 1900s when Chemist Fritz Haber developed a process to synthesize fertilizer by using high temperatures to combine hydrogen derived from methane with atmospheric nitrogen.[17] The energy-intensive Haber-Bosch process is now used throughout the world to fixate atmospheric nitrogen to produce low-cost artificial fertilizers. All of these developments have now largely negated Malthus’ major thesis.Corel Pro PhotosAs a result, though seemingly logical, the Malthusian premise has been falsified. Zubin, in a chapter titled “The Data That Proves Malthus Wrong,” reviews world population growth data plotted against GDP per capita growth, documenting how crop production has historically outstripped population growth. The data also show thatwith the right political and social conditions, men’s inventiveness, creativity, collaboration, and innovation actually accelerate the production of food and other resources as population increases, rather than deplete them . . . . Food production in the past few decades has grown exponentially, and . . . new technologies have replaced the need for scarce or outdated resources.[18]An increased supply of labor produced a situation like this story used by Malthus critics, while both the hawk and man eat chickens, the more hawks, the fewer the chickens, but more men usually means more chickens.[19] Even the late editor of the leading science magazine, Nature, John Maddox, regarded Malthus as a failed prophet.[20]Ehrlich in 2008. He received many awards from leftist organizations. He has never repudiated his views.The situation today is that food has actually improved.[21] Despite the world population doubling between 1960 and 2000, calories produced per day, per capita, has globally increased by 23 percent during this same period. Furthermore, as any restaurant worker knows, about half of all food grown today is wasted for various reasons due to high crop yields destroyed by waste, government programs for price control, and other reasons. If the waste were reduced, the Earth could easily support a much larger population than exists today.Another factor is that, in many areas, including Europe, Japan, Canada, and the United States, the birth rate is now below replacement level, which is about 2.1 children per family. Some nations now actually use financial incentives to encourage larger families to help maintain their population level. These programs have had very limited success, and immigration now appears to be the only way many countries can maintain their current population level.Ehrlich’s  Aggressive Opposition to CreationismEhrlich critic Benjamin Shapiro entered UCLA at sixteen, graduated summa cum laude in June 2004 and went on to graduate from Harvard University Law School cum laude in 2007. In response to Ehrlich’s opinion that  “American neoconservatives promote creationism because, as their own statements reveal, they apparently fear an educated population and see the theory of evolution as a threat,” Shapiro wondered if it ever occurred toEhrlich that perhaps many neoconservatives believe in the word of God? Probably not, since Ehrlich believes conservatives are out to lynch blacks and enslave the poor. Teaching creation science is foolish, professors believe. “They could just as well talk about Kumulipo,” the Hawaiian creation chant, scoffs Professor Pauline Chinn of the University of Hawaii. “Creationism isn’t science, it’s faith,” nods Hawaii Institute of Geophysics and Planetology Professor Gerald Fryer. “The big lie is that there’s something to (creationism),” sneers Professor Victor Stenger, also of the University of Hawaii.[22]Ehrlich’s Persecution of Grad Student Erville ClarkThis indicates the attitude of Ehrlich toward evolution critics. One good example of how negative Ehrlich is toward creationists includes the case of Erville Clark, a former student of Ehrlich when he was teaching at Stanford. Professor Erville Clark, in spite of his above-average qualifications that earned him an excellent academic record, was denied his Ph.D. in biology at Stanford University. He was finally able to complete his doctorate at Oregon State University. The department chair there, in evaluating Clark’s admission papers, contacted Stanford and learned that Mr. Clark was denied the Ph.D. because he was a creationist. Professor Ronald Numbers comments that this case involved the dirty tricks common in academia against creationists. In recounting the bitter incident, Clark expressed the conclusion that much of the reason was Ehrlich’s disdain for Clark’s anti-evolution views, writing that, early in his doctoral program, Clarkhad taken a course on evolution with Paul R. Ehrlich (b. 1932), from whom he received a B [grade]. Later, when Clark attempted to defend his dissertation on the ecology of a single county in northern California, Ehrlich zeroed in, quizzing him on ecology around the world, about which the young biologist admittedly knew relatively little. From what he later learned, four of the five committee members voted to pass him, but the department required a unanimous decision. The next year he retook the examination with the same results, which led to automatic termination.[23]Numbers continued, addingDetermined to earn the doctorate his father never possessed, Clark later enrolled in a general science program at Oregon State University, from which he received a Ph.D. in 1971 for a dissertation on radiation biology.[24]It is clear that one member of his Ph.D. committee—namely, the man whose scientific prediction was “spectacularly wrong”—made sure that Clark would fail his oral exams. Letters from Stanford about this case in my file expressed open intolerance against creationists, and Clark specifically. In an interview with Dr. Ehrlich about this case, Wirth reported Ehrlich claimed the Ph.D. was not denied due to Clark’s beliefs, then later Ehrlich exclaimed, well “would you grant a Ph.D. to a creationist?”[25]Dr Bergman has published 3 books of true stories of careers ruined by Darwin bigots.Now 86 years old, Dr. Ehrlich is the Bing Professor of Population Studies of the Department of Biology of Stanford University and president of Stanford’s Center for Conservation Biology. He still writes books on evolution.SummaryThe modern “population bomb” ideology movement began in 1968, largely because of a book by Paul Ehrlich. He relied heavily on the ideas of Thomas Malthus, on which Darwin also based his evolution theory of competition for resources and survival of the fittest (see “Malthus misled Darwin who misled the world,” 30 April 2014). Both Ehrlich and Malthus have proved to be “spectacularly wrong,” especially in the last century (13 May 2016). The doomsday predictions Ehrlich made have, fortunately, largely failed to come to pass. But they also proved to be socially disastrous, resulting in large-scale negation of human rights that Ehrlich’s ideas promulgated. These programs caused a great deal of harm to society, leading to millions of abortions, particularly of female babies in China, and violations of human rights. Abortions and sterilizations also increased in the United States, India, China, and many other nations. The full story of the harm of Ehrlich’s ideas has yet to be told, and this paper is a start.References[1] Garrard, 2011, p. 96.[2] Mann, 2018, p 86.[3] Mann, 2018, p. 86.[4] Mann, 2018, p. 86.[5] Ehrlich, 1968, Prologue, p. xi.[6] Mann, 2018, p. 86.[7] Lopez, 2012, p. 50.[8] Bergman, 2015. See also Bergman, 2016, 2018.[9] Mann, 2018, p. 87.[10] Huxley, 1964.[11] Mann, 2018, p. 88.[12] Mann, 2018, pp. 88-89.[13] Mann, 2018, p. 89.[14] Lopez, 2012, p. 51.[15] Snyder, 2011, p. 125.[16] Ransom, 2015, p. 59.[17] Ransom, 2015, p. 59.[18] Zubrin, 2012, p. 16.[19] Zubrin, 2012, p. 5.[20] Maddox, 1972.[21] Lomborg, 2001, p. 62.[22] Shapiro, 2004, pp. 89-90.[23] Numbers, 2006, pp.299-271, emphasis added.[24] Numbers, 2006, pp.299-271, emphasis mine.[25] Bergman, 2012, pp 46-47.BibliographyBergman, Jerry. 2008. Slaughter of the Dissidents: The Shocking Truth About Killing the Careers of Darwin Doubters. Revised version, 2012. Southworth, WA: Leafcutter Press._______. 2015. Darwinism Used to Justify Abortion. The Human Life Review. 41(2):53-65. Spring._______. 2016. Silencing the Darwin Skeptics. Southworth, WA: Leafcutter Press._______. 2018. Censoring the Darwin Skeptics. How Belief in Evolution is Enforced by Eliminating Dissidents. Southworth, WA: Leafcutter Press, 566 pages.Ehrlich, Paul. 1968. The Population Bomb. New York, NY: Ballantine Books. _______. 1974. The End of Affluence. A Blueprint for Your Future. New York : Ballantine Books. at NWSCC._______ and Ann Ehrlich. 1970. Population, Resources, Environment: Issues in Human Ecology. San Francisco, CA: W.H. Freeman._______ and Anne Ehrlich. 1981. Extinction. New York, NY: Random House._______ and Ann Ehrlich. 1990. The Population Explosion. New York, NY: Simon and Schuster.Garrard, Greg. 2011. Ecocriticism. New York, NY: Routledge.Huxley, Julian, 1964. “Essays of a Humanist.” 1st ed. New York, NY: Harper and Row, 1964.New edition titled Evolutionary Humanism. Buffalo, NY: Prometheus Books, 1992.Lomborg Bjørn. 2001. The Skeptical Environmentalist: Measuring the Real State of the World. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.Lopez, Kathryn Jean. 2010. “Defining Eugenics Down.” The Human Life Review, 36(1):11-17, Winter. New York, NY: Human Life Foundation, Inc.Lopez, Mario. 2012. “Hijacking Immigration?” The Human Life Review, 38(4):49-73. Fall. New York, NY: Human Life Foundation, Inc.Maddox, John. 1972. The Doomsday Syndrome: An Assault on Pessimism. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.Mann, Charles. 2018. “Back When the End Was Near.” Smithsonian. 48(9): 86-89. January/February.Numbers, Ronald L. 1982. “Creationism in 20th-Century America.” Science, 218(4):538-544. _______.  2006. The Creationists. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.Popular Science. 2015. 100 Inventions that Changed the World. New York, NY: Popular Science.Shapiro, Ben. 2004. Brainwashed: How Universities Indoctrinate America’s Youth.  Nashville, TN: WND Books.  Foreword by Attorney David Limbaugh.Snyder, Laura. The Philosophical Breakfast Club. New York, NY: Broadway Books.Vogt, William. 1948. The Road to Survival. New York, NY: W. Sloane Associates.Zubrin, Robert. 2012. Merchants of Despair: Radical Environmentalists, Criminal Pseudo-Scientists, and the Fatal Cult of Antihumanism. New York, NY: New Atlantis Books/ Encounter Books.Dr. Jerry Bergman has taught biology, genetics, chemistry, biochemistry, anthropology, geology, and microbiology at several colleges and universities including for over 40 years at Bowling Green State University, Medical College of Ohio where he was a research associate in experimental pathology, and The University of Toledo. He is a graduate of the Medical College of Ohio, Wayne State University in Detroit, the University of Toledo, and Bowling Green State University. He has over 1,300 publications in 12 languages and 40 books and monographs. His books and textbooks that include chapters that he authored, are in over 1,500 college libraries in 27 countries. So far over 80,000 copies of the 40 books and monographs that he has authored or co-authored are in print. 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Where only men pull the poll strings

first_imgAmit Pandey promises to make Lucknow “the first mosquito-free city in India.” In his appeal for votes, he also defines his “motto,” which says, “Har noto par Subash Chandra Bose ki photo.”While three-fourth of the election pamphlet introduces us to Mr. Pandey’s ideology, his 10-point manifesto and slogan, relegated to the lower end of it is the image of a sari-clad woman with folded hands. There is no detail about her work or profile but her relationship with Mr. Pandey, who runs an outfit called the Azad Hind Mahasangh, is mentioned.That’s Jyotsana Pandey, who is introduced as his “patni” (wife). It may appear that Mr. Pandey is contesting an election. It is not so. The Lucknow Mayor seat is reserved for women. His wife, a home-maker, is the nominated candidate. Mr. Pandey, who is into water trading business, defends the content of the pamphlet, saying his wife, though a home-maker, has been active in his political mission.Ms. Pandey, 41, also thinks it is fine to project her husband more prominently. “The motto is his. The demands are his. He has been the face of the mission though I have been part of it. Women empowerment starts from home. Who better to support you than your husband? Had he been contesting, I would have stood beside him like he stands for me,” says Ms. Pandey.If the seat was open to men, would her husband be the candidate? “Yes,” she says.The reasons may vary but the campaign of women candidates battling it out in the Uttar Pradesh urban body polls invariably cannot escape the imprint of their male family members. Unless the women are popular or politicians in their own right, it is common for their campaign to be run on the face, profile and reputation of the husband, brother, father or son, especially in reserved seats.Even mainstream parties, while releasing their lists, identify a woman candidate by a man —father or husband. The “pradhan-pati” or husband of the pradhan (woman) often enjoys more social recognition and public space than the elected wife.The most visible trait of this trend is the election campaign material, where the male relatives are showcased more prominently than women and, in some cases, the female candidate’s photo or background is missing altogether.  The campaign stickers of Amina Begum, who is the BSP candidate from the Sajoini Nagar Nagar Palika Parishad ward in Lucknow, introduce her as the wife of Mohammad Ismael. The phone numbers listed are also under his name, not hers.Explaining the content, Mr. Ismael, a BSP worker, says his wife, who is a home-maker and illiterate, does not enjoy his popularity in the local circuit. “I have been active in politics for many years. People know me. If I don’t tell them that she is my wife, how will they know her? It is my compulsion,” says Mr. Ismael, adding that it was a practical decision. Ms. Amina was not reachable.Sadhna Singh Sachan, 52, criticises the alleged hijacking of women’s politics by men, saying they cannot be empowered till they are allowed to function according to their own values.However, her own campaign material for the Lucknow Mayor post cannot escape the identity of her husband, who is a retired colonel, although his picture is not displayed on the pamphlet. “Na rajneeti karne ayi hoon. Na farzi wada karne ayi hoon. Fauji ki patni hoon…” (I am not here to do politics, I am not here to make false promises, I am an army man’s wife) reads her appeal, in which she seeks votes with folded hands. Ms. Sachan, a social worker, however, disassociates it from patriarchal norms, stressing that it was a strategy to “appeal” and “unite” in her favour the “votebank” of servicemen who live in Lucknow in good numbers. “I never used my husband’s name to identify myself before this,” says Ms. Sachan.It is this male-dominated trend that Sarita Gautam, a Dalit social worker and Congress candidate from ward 27 in Allahabad, wants to defeat. In her appeal for votes, Ms. Gautam says: “Samarthan samaj sevika ka kare, patniyon se parhez kare (Support a social activist, reject wives).”Ms. Gautam, who works on women empowerment with focus on counselling, domestic violence and security, says the preponderance of “proxy” female candidates negates the efforts of women who are fighting it on their own for real social change. “Those sisters who have nothing to do with social work or politics are fielded by their husbands simply because the seat is reserved. Even if they are elected, they are kept at home and deprived of exercising their rights and duties,” says Ms. Gautam.“I clearly remember that once I had gone to meet an elected woman pradhan but her father-in-law did not allow me to speak to her. He insisted that I narrate my problem to him instead. I was livid at him for his attitude, more so when I found the elected woman rolling chappatis in the kitchen.”In 2012, four out the 12 Mayor seats in U.P., including one each for the OBC and the SC, were reserved for women. This time, as the posts have been increased to 16, six women will be elected as Mayors, including in Varanasi, Lucknow and Allahabad. Sixty-seven out of the 199 Nagar Palika Parishad seats are also reserved for women. Voting for the municipal polls in Uttar Pradesh is scheduled from November 22 in three phases. The counting is on December 1.last_img read more

Stallion, Ilocos eye breakthrough triumphs

first_imgMatthew Nierras scored in the third minute of stoppage time to salvage the stalemate for Stallion—a result that has the Laguna side oozing with confidence.“The morale is really high after Matthew’s equalizer gave us a draw against Global,” said midfielder Terrence Linatoc. “We’re coming in fresh. We know that we can’t allow JPV to play their game.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingWith three points from its first three matches, JPV seeks to pick up its second win of the season, following its 3-2 win over Davao Aguilas on May 14.“It’s a very important game for us if we want to catch up with the leaders,” said JPV coach Dan Padernal. “We were able to prepare well for this match.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Over in Vigan, Ilocos United hosts Kaya Makati at 7 p.m. in their second home match of the season at Quirino Stadium.Ilocos, which hasn’t played since the 1-2 loss to Meralco on May 13, will miss top striker Graham Caygill to injury. But coach Ian Gillan will still have captain John Kanayama, Dominic Del Rosario and Angelo Marasigan to lead the attack.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games LATEST STORIES BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP View comments Wangs scores first win via huge comeback Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Games BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Stallion Laguna and Ilocos United seek breakthrough victories when they host JPV Marikina and Kaya FC Makati respectively on Wednesday in the Philippines Football League.Coming off a gutsy 1-1 draw with Global Cebu on May 20, Stallion hopes to nail maximum points this time in the 4 p.m. kickoff against a JPV side that suffered a 0-1 defeat to Meralco Manila in its last outing.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READlast_img read more