No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom The Brooklyn Nets ran their longest winning streak in nearly four years to six games with a 115-110 victory Tuesday night, emphatically stopping James on his first shot and then holding him off down the stretch.D’Angelo Russell had 22 points and a career high-tying 13 assists against his former team as Brooklyn continued its recovery from an eight-game skid by hanging on in front of a loud, large sellout crowd of 17,732 that alternated cheering when the Lakers seized the momentum and when the Nets regained it.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“It’s a great feeling,” Russell said. “I personally have never been in that position at this level to win six in a row. Definitely not satisfied.”James bounced back from his lowest-scoring game of the season with 36 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists, but the Lakers finished 1-3 on their road trip. Kyle Kuzma had 22 points and 11 rebounds, while Lonzo Ball scored 23. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:51Ecuador: Barge carrying 600 gallons of diesel fuel sinks at port02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award The Nets had scored 70 points in the first halves of their last two games, and were almost on pace in this one after taking a 33-32 lead after one quarter. They led 62-57 at halftime.“That’s why this team has won six games in a row. They have a lot of different guys that can hurt you,” Lakers coach Luke Walton said.Brooklyn then used a 12-0 run to take its largest lead at 79-65 on Hollis-Jefferson’s three-point play with 7:27 remaining in the third quarter. The Nets led 90-83 going to the fourth.James was limited to 13 points on 5-of-16 shooting in a loss to Washington on Sunday and things started rough for him in this one, as Jarrett Allen denied his attempt at a dunk with a sensational block.“He’s in his 20s, I’m in my 30s,” James said. “Takes me a little longer to get warmed up.”James was called for traveling the next time he had the ball before finding his groove.TIP-INSLakers: JaVale McGee missed his second straight game with flu-like symptoms. … The Lakers were 5 of 6 from 3-point range in the first quarter, with Ball going 3 of 3. Then they went 1 for 10 in the second.Nets: G Allen Crabbe missed his third straight game because of a sore right knee. … The Nets snapped an eight-game skid against West teams with their first win since Nov. 9 at Denver.HELP ON THE WAY “We could’ve had a pretty good road trip but 1-3 is definitely not the way we would like to have it,” James said.Joe Harris added 19 points and Spencer Dinwiddie scored 18 for the Nets, who last won six in a row from March 25 to April 3, 2015. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson finished with 17 points and Jared Dudley made some big baskets down the stretch to score 13.“It’s amazing, man,” Hollis-Jefferson said. “Just to see the hard work we put in, all the resiliency we had, it’s amazing to be able to say we put together some wins.”Brooklyn led 100-87 with 7½ minutes to play before back-to-back 3-pointers by Kuzma and Ball. James then scored inside, blocked a shot on the other end and scored again to make it 100-97.Dudley and Dinwiddie answered with drives, and Dudley hit two more baskets to settle the Nets before Russell’s 3-pointer made it 113-107 with 22 seconds remaining.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ D’Angelo Russell #1 of the Brooklyn Nets dribbles around Los Angeles Lakers defense during the third quarter of the game at Barclays Center on December 18, 2018 in New York City. Sarah Stier/Getty Images/AFPNEW YORK — LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers were rallying, trying to send themselves home on a winning note.The hottest team in the NBA wouldn’t allow it.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Rajon Rondo (right hand surgery) and Brandon Ingram (sprained left ankle) were recalled from the South Bay Lakers, where they were on rehab assignments. Walton said Ingram was still limited at practice Tuesday but Rondo wasn’t, adding the hope was that both could go full speed when they rejoin the Lakers in practice on Thursday.Rondo has missed 17 games and Ingram has sat out seven.SINGING STRUGGLESBritish singer and actress Cynthia Erivo struggled through her performance of the national anthem. She appeared to forget the words at one point and stopped singing. After pausing to refocus, she began again from the start of the song, got the same word wrong she did the first time and then skipped a couple of lines. But the crowd was supportive of her strong finish and gave her a nice ovation afterward.UP NEXTLakers: Host New Orleans on Friday.Nets: Visit Chicago on Wednesday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Ex-NBA star Lamar Odom to suit up for Philippines’ Mighty Sports in Dubai tilt Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title View comments
The successful rescue of over 400 street children and re-uniting them with their parents and guardians by Street Child of Liberia, (SCoL), through the assistance of Street Child UK was celebrated during its one anniversary last Tuesday in Monrovia with SCoL recommitting itself to children’s welfare.Speaking at its Monrovia headquarters, Program Director Michael John Bull reflected on the difficult road he traveled to get the association started.“I began with four volunteers in 2013,” he said, pointing out the challenges he accepted when he was requested to travel from Sierra Leone to Liberia to help organize the Liberian version.Without funds, he said he accepted the challenge and after going through many difficulties, including spending four hours in a police detention in Monrovia for delaying a payment, the organization took off.He told the gathering of volunteers and others that he had no regret for the sacrifices that he went through during the initial organization of Street Child of Liberia.He expressed appreciation for the support of SCoL’s volunteers as well as Street UK and challenged them to recommit themselves to rescue the most vulnerable section of the Liberian society, street children.Earlier, Street Child of Liberia’s Board chairman Thomas Blah briefly narrated the challenges before, during and after the organization was set up and commended program director Bull and the volunteers for their exceptional work.He encouraged the volunteers to accept ownership of Street Child of Liberia to ensure that should Director Bull transition to another level in his career choice, “They will be able to grow to another level.”Mr. Samuel N. Burnette, Jr, who served as the soccer coach and took nine young boys to participate in the Street Child World Cup in Brazil, expressed his excitement and the positive image built by the players during their two weeks’ stay in Brazil.He noted that Street Child is not all about football, but the experience in Brazil rekindled his faith in the good that can come from children who are rescued from the streets.“These nine players are our ambassadors to direct other Liberian kids to positive work,” Burnette said.One of the early volunteers, Ms. Musu Rogers told the gathering the challenges inherent in the identification, recruitment, tracing and re-uniting street children with their parents and guardians and said it was worth the effort.“I want to comment Program Director Bull and all the volunteers for our achievement,” she said.Public Relations Officer, Ms. Tarsha M. Jackson described the one-year achievement as a milestone.She recounted her initial uncertainty of the organization since there had been many organizations with similar dreams that did not succeed.“In the course of time I regain hope and confidence of what we set to achieve and today I’m grateful that we reached a milestone,” Tarsha said.Street Child of Liberia provides educational and business grants to families whose children are under its program. The children are mainly identified and collected from the streets of Monrovia and Buchanan and it plans expansion in its second year, a member said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Dear Editor,I refer to the case of Mr Vishnu Persaud, who was the Deputy Chief Elections Officer, and who was asked to re-apply for the job because his contract had expired and the Commission was not meeting at the time.Mr. Persaud went through the process and was scored the top applicant. However, the Chairman voted with the APNU/PNC appointed Commissioners to deny him that post.The person who was given the job quickly took down her Facebook page, which was loaded with anti-PPP/C postings.Clearly, that is showing that Mr. Patterson is not bothered about being fair, or even appearing to be fair.The other issue of concern is the decision by the Chief Justice to rule against the case brought by Mr. Mustapha, in which it was argued that the Chairman was not appointed legally/constitutionally.It appears that the Chief Justice totally ignored the historical circumstances that brought the formula for the appointment of GECOM’s chair into being.This came about after our country experienced massive fraud in elections and our people had lost confidence in the Commission. The formula sought to build confidence as it promoted democracy in our country.The dismissal of that case has thrown us back to the days when the President did the appointment on his own. It was that power that facilitated rigged elections and the destruction of democracy in Guyana.These things are really disturbing, since they will have an impact on the nation’s future wellbeing.Guyana’s experience has confirmed the theory that there is a direct correlation between political democracy and socio-economic development.The PNC did not wreck our country in every field because of the lack of intelligent people. No, it was practically destroyed because of the undemocratic practices. The rigging of elections was at the centre of our underdevelopment and pauperisation of the nation. It led to the alienation of the masses from the rulers.The SIMAP report of 1991 estimated people living below the poverty line to be 80%. Guyana was a Heavily Indebted Poor Country (HIPC).We saw the benefits of democracy. With the return of free and fair elections in 1992, Guyana blossomed. We moved from being a HIPC to being an upper level Middle Income Developing Country when the PPP/C left office in 2015.If we want to be generous, we can argue that Burnham was probably not aware of what rigged elections would have done to our country. He may have had no idea that it would have led us in a maze of corruption and led his regime to be involved in massive oppression. It even led to political murders. Walter Rodney being the most prominent.However, we now know clearly where that road would lead. That is the road we are back on.It is not only the political parties in power who are to be blamed for this deterioration and undermining of decisions, but those individuals in constitutional positions who, for whatever reason, allow themselves to be used to facilitate the growth of the dictatorship are just as culpable.The practices of the APNU+AFC regime are clearly anti-national in content, and will impact negatively on all our people, no matter which party a person may support. I say this because the evidence of what will happen is there. Yet this clique has chosen the path of destruction.The signs are very ominous. It is time that all democratic forces in our country, regardless of political or non-political persuasion, to stand up now for a progressive and democratic Guyana.Sincerely,Donald RamotarFormer President
“We thank the coach for his contribution towards the Club. We are keen to continually build a strong squad and tap it to its full potential. We wish him well in his next endavours,” KCB FC patron Paul Russo said.KCB FC is currently fourth on the NSL standings with 57 points with seven games to go before the end of the season.Kamau was appointed as the KCB Head Coach on January 11, 2018.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000John Kamau has part ways with KCB FC as head coachNAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 6 –KCB RFC head coach John Kamau has ditched the National Super League (NSL) side, the club announced on Thursday.Following the development, assistant coach Elvis Ayany, who has been in that role for some years, will steer the team during the remaining fixtures of the NSL as the Bankers chase promotion to return to the Kenyan Premier League after being relegated in 2015.
The people of Arranmore have taken an unusual route to attract more residents to live and work on the island. Threatened by depopulation, the Gaeltacht island off West Donegal is calling out to the people of the United States and Australia to make the island their home.Arranmore is home to 469 people and measures just five by three miles. But it recently acquired uncontested 100MB high-speed internet to make it an attractive destination for remote workers. Open letters were issued from the island’s Community Council to invite the world to take advantage of the low-cost housing, broadband as fast as any office in New York, and the Wild Atlantic Way of life.Beaver Island Monument on Arranmore Island marks the relationship between the island and families who moved to Lake Michigan in the 1800s The letter to the US outlines some tempting elements of the island: “Your commute, no matter where you are, will only ever be five minutes. You’ll have the best diving in Ireland on your doorstep and seafood to rival the tastiest New England chowder. There are fewer people here than would fit in a couple of Amtrak carriages, but enough musicians and good Irish whiskey to keep the party going well into the night.”The letters outline the great community, excellent schools, and scenery on offer on Arranmore. The letter to Australia invites natives to “swap brown snakes and great whites for acres of open (and safe!) space.“On Arranmore you’ll have secluded beaches all to yourself. The little pubs here don’t have schooners, but they do have Guinness on tap that will blow them out of the water,” it said.Open letter issued to Australia from Arranmore IslandAnyone wishing to connect with Arranmore’s community is being asked to send them a message via their Facebook page or email email@example.com Arranmore calls on Americans and Aussies to make the island their home was last modified: June 17th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Arranmore Islanddonegal
Preview Maddie Monahan and Rhine at 16 minutes each played the most minutes of the Bulldogs’ starting five as many of the reserves set or equaled their most minutes this season. All 12 Bulldogs scored two or more points. As a team, Drake nabbed 25 steals led by Hannah Fuller’s five and Maggie Bair and Brenni Rose, who each tied or set career-highs with four steals. DES MOINES, Iowa – Playing in front of a program-record and sellout crowd of 7,081 fans, the Drake University women’s basketball team defeated Waldorf, 103-18, Thursday in the program’s seventh annual “Pack the Knapp Game” hosted by The Robert D. and Billie Ray Center at Drake University. PDF Box Score Full Schedule Roster On the basketball court, Drake (7-2) limited Waldorf to 18 points, including just three after halftime. The 18 points are the fewest scored by an opponent in school history. The Bulldogs held the Warriors scoreless in the third quarter, which is the first time-ever for a Drake foe since women’s basketball went to quarters for the 2015-16 season. The game counted as an exhibition for Waldorf, a NAIA school located in Forrest City, Iowa. Watch Live Live Stats Praise 940 AM FOX Sports Midwest Photo Gallery Story Links Next Game: Drake finished 41-of-73 (56.2 percent) from the floor, made 10 three-pointers and went 11-of-11 from the free throw line. Also impressive was the team’s 33 assists, which is tied for the third-most in a NCAA Division I game this season, as Allie Wooldridge and Taylor McAulay set or tied their career mark with six and three assists, respectively. McAulay had a career-high seven points while Wooldridge pulled down a career-high nine rebounds. HTML Box Score Drake will take a break for final exams and return to the court Dec. 17 at Oklahoma. Tipoff in Norman, Okla. is set for 7 p.m. and the game will be broadcast on FOX Sports Midwest and the FOX Sports Go app. Print Friendly Version Close to 6,500 elementary and middle school students and their chaperones and teachers from across the entire state of Iowa along with season ticket holders packed the Knapp Center stands. It was a fun-filled school trip of Bulldogs’ basketball, character development and educational activities for the students. at Oklahoma 12/17/2019 – 7 PM Waldorf briefly led 3-2 after Lair Van-Meter banked in a three-pointer from the wing. It would be its last lead as the Bulldogs ripped off a 16-0 run into the first media timeout. Drake led 52-15 at halftime and then scored 51 points in the final two quarters. Becca Hittner, Sarah Beth Gueldner and Maggie Negaard led the Bulldogs with 15 points each. Hittner tied her career-high in blocks with three, Gueldner’s career-high came by making a career-best five three-pointers and Negaard dished out a career-best eight assists and she tied her career-high in points. Sara Rhine was the other Bulldog in double figures with 14 points and she added six rebounds.
Donegal death notices for today, Thursday, July 13.Connell O’GARAThe death has occurred of Connell O’Gara, Carrick Lower, Co Donegal at St James Hospital, Dublin. Predeceased by his dear wife Bernadette, will be sadly missed by his loving family, daughters Margaret, Bríd, Claire, Nora and Caitlín, his sons Cathal, Connell, Peter, Noel and Clement, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, his brother John (Wexford), sisters Bríd Herron (Ardara), Catherine O’Haire and Mary Nogher (London), brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends.Funeral arrangements to be announced later. Hughie KENNEDYThe death has occurred of Hughie Kennedy, Ballybrillaghan, Mountcharles, peacefully, at Donegal Community Hospital.Reposing at his home this evening (Wednesday) from 6pm to 11pm and on Thursday from 11am to 6pm. House private thereafter. Remains arriving at The Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Frosses, on Thursday evening for 7pm to repose overnight. Funeral Mass at 11am on Friday morning with interment in the adjoining cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations in lieu to Donegal Community Hospital, c/o John McGowan Funeral Directors. Parking available beside the wake house, please follow the signs.Hughie will be sadly missed by his sister, Sr. Bridget (Dublin), relatives, neighbours and friends. Donegal Death Notices – Rest in Peace was last modified: July 13th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:obituaries
A young GAA player was evacuated by the Rescue 118 helicopter from Downings GAA ground after suffering a fall.The incident happened last night (Thurs) around 9pm.It is understood the girl, who was taking part in an Under 16 game, fell awkwardly and hurt her neck. An ambulance was called and the Rescue 118 helicopter arrived on the scene a short time later and performed a Medivac to Letterkenny University Hospital.Her condition is unknown at present.Young GAA player rushed to hospital by helicopter after fall was last modified: July 14th, 2017 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
There are always times in life when people will find themselves having to juggle a number of different debts.Events such as an overseas holiday, a wedding or preparing for a new arrival often call for a little extra expenditure. Trying to cope with this however on top of day-to-day bills can prove overwhelming, especially when trying to keep track of varying interest rates and different types of credit.For many, reaching for the credit card to manage debts can seem like the easiest and most convenient solution. However, with interest rates as high as 23%* often charged for the privilege, more often than not this can prove to compound an already stressful situation. There is a much more effective solution which won’t end up costing people more than they bargained for; the new debt consolidation loan from Letterkenny Credit Union.The new product aims to help members refinance high-interest debts – and combine all of their debt into a single, straightforward payment at a fair and reasonable rate.Speaking about the new product, Paul Hume, Chairperson of Letterkenny Credit Union said: “On a daily basis we are dealing with members who have to fork out for substantial repayments on debt, often at very high rates of interest.“In many cases, this is a case of running to stand still. “With the new, consolidated loan from Letterkenny Credit Union a restructured payment can ease the pressure – and make it so much easier for people to get on top of their debt and manage it in a way that suits their everyday lives.”There are no hidden charges or transaction fees with the new loan, and repayments can be tailored to suit individual circumstances.There are no penalties for early repayment, and if circumstances change and existing repayments cannot be made, Letterkenny Credit Union will work to try and restructure the loan in a more convenient way.Paul continued: “Central to our ethos at Letterkenny Credit Union is helping people to avoid unnecessary debt and this is one of the reasons we have launched our new product.“We would really urge anyone struggling with debt to talk to us about this very fair option. While not everyone will be suitable for the new loan, staff at Letterkenny Credit Union are always on hand with guidance and tips on how to budget and manage debt responsibly. “We would encourage all our existing and prospective members to call in to us and find out how we can help them.”For a €25,000, 5 year variable interest rate loan with 60 monthly repayments of €506.33, an interest Rate of 7.95%, a representative APR of 8.2%, the total amount payable by the member is €30371.60 Information correct as at 23/01/2018.*Source: Competition and Consumer Protection CommissionLetterkenny Credit Union has the solution to your debt woes was last modified: January 26th, 2018 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:consolidated loandebtLetterkenny Credit Union
(Visited 47 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Someone didn’t think this one through.“Human brawn may be the key to why human brains are so big, according to a new hypothesis linking exercise to the evolution of our oversize noggins,” begins an article on Live Science by Stephanie Pappas, “Did Exercise Make the Human Brain So Buff?”The article presents the speculations of a team led by David Raichlen, an anthropologist at the University of Arizona. “The idea has yet to be thoroughly tested,” Pappas cautioned, but it goes like this:Now, Raichlen and his colleagues have a new idea to add to the mix: Perhaps human brains didn’t just grow because our species was facing more mental challenges. Maybe, instead, the shift to an increasingly aerobic hunter-gatherer lifestyle about 1.8 million years ago boosted our species’ athletic prowess. Because of links between exercise and the brain, this natural selection for faster, more agile humans might have resulted in smarter, bigger brains.The bigger brains may have been a crucial piece of this puzzle, given that more cognitive ability would allow one to hunt and gather farther afield than those who came before, Raichlen said. Or, humanity’s cognitive capacity may be a simple side effect, a neurobiological change that sort of got “dragged along” with aerobic capacity.From here, Pappas went on to describe experiments with mice that showed they were smarter if they got more exercise. Elderly people who remain active suffer less atrophy in their brains, while children with more physical activity have more brain volume than couch potatoes. “Thus, natural selection for fitness in human ancestors could have triggered an increase in actual brain juice, prompting growth and development.”The authors did admit a few problems with this idea. “Unfortunately, Raichlen and his colleagues wrote, little is known about the aerobic fitness of humans’ closest ancestors, given that they’re not around to jump on a treadmill today.” For primates and fossil hominids, there are only inferences from inner ear development and hind limb length to use as proxies for aerobic activity.In the final sentences of the article, Pappas lets the researchers hedge their bets:None of this evidence proves the hypothesis, Raichlen warned. More work, particularly selective-breeding studies on animals, is needed. Nor do the researchers think exercise explains the entirety of Homo sapiens‘ evolution in brain growth.“The evolution of the human brain is probably the result of a lot of complex selection pressures interacting with each other,” Raichlen said. “I don’t think we’re going to find just one pressure that drove all of human brain evolution.“Apparently the research team wrote in a Royal Society journal that the idea is “worth a deeper look.”OK, let’s give it a deeper look. It won’t take long, because their hypothesis is so shallow.If this notion were correct, cheetahs, not humans, would be writing philosophy books. Usain Bolt, not Stephen Hawking, would be solving cosmology equations in his head. There are so many flaws in this simplistic generality that it’s hard to know where to start. Does brain size alone mean intelligence? Then whales win. How can inner ear development indicate fitness? If hunting and gathering far afield means smarts, why aren’t grizzly bears and lions the smartest animals on earth? Why do their prey often outsmart them or outrun them?Three criticisms are even worse, as if the hypothesis needs the overkill. (1) Circular reasoning: they assumed natural selection only to use it as the explanation. (2) They themselves provided the grounds for disbelieving their hypothesis, by admitting that there “complex selection pressures” involved. This is the problem with composite explanations in science. Which factor is the critical one, and by how much? If you can’t establish that aerobic fitness was crucial for intelligence, you’ve contributed no explanation at all. Notice how many escape words they employed: may, could, might, etc. (3) The hypothesis is self-refuting. If intelligence just got “dragged along” as a side effect when hominids went on a fitness program, these researchers have no grounds for trusting their own reasoning, including the reasoning that natural selection produced bigger brains.This is how you need to critique these evolutionary claims. It’s deplorable that such silliness gets dished out by Lie Seance and all the other monolithically-Darwinian secular “science” sites. Why doesn’t Stephanie Pappas use her own head and ask these kinds of obvious questions? Why doesn’t she quote anyone who can give scientific reasons why the brain is designed? The answer is simple: if she did, the Darwin Politburo would see to it she got expelled pronto lest she help people think clearly.