UK cases of Indian Covid variant double to nearly 7,000 in one week

first_img“Probably in the order of less than 20% of people get reinfected in that period of time, so all of those things mean we have an idea about the risk of infection of those individuals attending an event, and therefore the risk reduction by having all of those things in place.” Share Vaccine rollout whatsapp (Getty Images) (Getty Images) Also Read: UK cases of Indian Covid variant double to nearly 7,000 in one week The Government said a further 10 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Thursday, bringing the UK total to 127,758. Michiel Willems In England 6,180 cases have now been confirmed, along with 702 in Scotland, 58 in Wales and 19 in Northern Ireland. whatsapp The Government also said that, as of 9am today, there had been a further 3,542 lab-confirmed cases in the UK. It brings the total to 4,473,677. UK cases of Indian Covid variant double to nearly 7,000 in one week Government data up to yesterday shows that of the 62,658,639 jabs given in the UK so far, 38,614,683 were first doses – a rise of 236,119 on the previous day. Some 24,043,956 were second doses, an increase of 427,458. Dr Susan Hopkins, the interim chief medical adviser for NHS Test and Trace, said data indicated that opening up events to vaccinated people or those who could prove they had either previously contracted Covid or were negative could reduce the transmission risk by as much as half.center_img Show Comments ▼ The Public Health England official told the Commons Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee today: “The vast majority of events that people go to are smaller events, meeting indoors – that is where the vast majority of transmission occurs.” Tags: Coronavirus Thursday 27 May 2021 5:21 pm “Based on the B.117 (the Kent variant) – we don’t have the data for the latest (Indian) variant that’s emerging – based on that, a negative lateral flow test shortly before entering the event reduced transmission by about 30%-50%, and obviously we know if you’ve had previous infection in the past, and we’ve now set that out to 180 days, then the risk of reinfection is extremely low. (Getty Images) Also Read: UK cases of Indian Covid variant double to nearly 7,000 in one week (Getty Images) Also Read: UK cases of Indian Covid variant double to nearly 7,000 in one week Separate figures published by the Office for National Statistics show there have now been 153,000 deaths registered in the UK where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate. “But clearly the risk of a large event, both travelling to the event, the socialising around the event and the event itself, can potentially be reduced by the use of testing, vaccination or alternatively knowing people’s prior infection status. A total of 6,959 cases of the Indian variant of coronavirus have now been confirmed in the UK, Public Health England said. The figures are up to 26 May, and represent a rise of 3,535 on the previous week. “All of those things together are likely to reduce the risk of transmission by 30%-50%.”last_img read more

Mass Protest Incident in Hoiryeong

first_img There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest US dollar and Chinese reminbi plummet against North Korean won once again News North Korea Market Price Update: June 8, 2021 (Rice and USD Exchange Rate Only) AvatarDaily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] Facebook Twitter NewsEconomy News center_img SHARE [imText1]On Tuesday, a number of residents in Hoiryeong, North Hamkyong Province mass-protested in front of the Nammun (a south gate) market for “compensation of market refurbishment payment” and against the merger of Hoiryeong markets, according to a North Korean source. The inside source told the Daily NK through a telephone interview that evening ,“From this morning, more than a hundred shopkeepers, their families and the residents of Nammun district rushed to the market management office to request compensation of market refurbishment fees and repeal of Nammun market closure.” The informant said that the mass protested against the local government because they were stirred by the authority’s decision. It is extremely exceptional that such a mass protest occurs in North Korean society.They formed lines to present their opinions and in the meantime, some traders shouted phrases such as “Refund the refurbishment payments!” The primitive type of protest in North Korea, in which any kind of private mass activities are forbidden, means much more than western societies’ demonstrations. “No one particularly led the incident,” the informer testified, “but outraged merchants poured into the management office as a group.” Security officers forcefully dispersed the protestors and crowd.He added that Hoiryeong local security officers, fearing a spreading of the protest, forcefully dispersed the protesters and crowd. And it was not clarified whether any of the protestors got arrested. Nammun market is two kilometers southeast of Hoiryeong city, and a frequent place for shopping of food and other basic supplies by local residents. The incident occurred when the market management officials started to remove the market. The officials had been collecting three thousand NK won per trader as “refurbishment fees” since late October. That morning, however, the market management office ordered all the markets in Hoiryeong to be combined with newly constructed Hoiryeong Market, which is located former Hoiryeong Southern middle school, unilaterally, and started to remove the shops in the Nammun market. Shopkeepers of Nammun market, having been unaware of such a decision, could not accept the order, the informant told the Daily NK. And none of them was guaranteed with a spot at the new Hoiryeong Market; even if one was, there would be a lot of time and money to be spent before actually having a shop at the new market. Those shopkeepers of the Nammun Market, waiting for the opening hour, saw the removal of their stands, and sought the management officials. When they found any official unavailable, an angry outburst came. There was a violent clash among angry residents.The stand-owners and their families went to the office and asked accountable senior officials for compensation, which they did not receive. One protestor reportedly shouted, “It is ridiculous to walk five kilometers (to the new Hoiryeong Market) to buy a piece of Tofu!” It was informed that amid the protest there was a violent clash among angry residents. When a man watching the demonstration said it was meaningless to protest, shopkeepers assaulted him for collaborating with the officials. As soon as an act of violence happened, tens of security officers came to the site and dispersed the protestors and bystanders. Meanwhile, traders vehemently resisted and abused the security guards. The newly built Hoiryeong Market is constructed at the site of closed Hoiryeong Southern middle school with about 700 sale stands, which are one meter long and a half meter wide. A down payment of 200,000 NK won (US$690) and daily rental fee of 10 to 30 won are required for a stand. Black market exchange rate is over 3000 won per US dollar while official one is 140 per a dollar. Mass Protest Incident in Hoiryeong By Daily NK – 2006.11.09 5:45pm RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News last_img read more

IIAC seeks nominations for Diamond Jubilee Medal

Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Whistleblower, reporter receive anti-corruption prize The Investment Industry Association of Canada (IIAC) said Wednesday it will award Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medals to individuals who have made a lifetime contribution to the Canadian securities industry. The industry association says it has been asked by David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, to be a partner that will award 38 medals. The honours will be bestowed in recognition of the Queen’s 60th anniversary on the throne. Top Canadian hedge fund returns 16% over 10 years Related news Nominations open for two FP Canada awards IE Staff IIAC member firms will be asked to identify people who, during their professional life, have made a major contribution to building this industry in a way that serves the investing public and issuers, the financing and trading of securities, the capital market infrastructure for the trade, clearing and settlement of securities, and good public policy and effective regulation of markets and the industry. “This process is an excellent opportunity to honour the leaders who have helped build the Canadian investment industry to demonstrating globally the strong national profile it has today,” says Ian Russell, IIAC president and CEO. The IIAC’s board of directors is seeking nominations of men and women from across the country, working in or who have worked in or for the securities industry and who have contributed in a significant way to the development of the Canadian investment industry or capital markets. The board and selection panel want suggestions of people from all securities industry segments, ages, genders, and functions within the securities industry, as well as people in companies that support the industry’s effectiveness. Nominations must be submitted by June 1. The medal selection panel will review all entries and finalize a list of recommended award winners by July 1, and the IIAC board of directors will select/confirm 38 medal winners by July 30. The winners will receive their medals at the IIAC Annual Conference Dinner on September 20. More information on the nomination process is available on the IIAC website. Keywords AwardsCompanies Investment Industry Association of Canada read more

International Issues Dominate Bureau Meeting

first_imgRelatedInternational Issues Dominate Bureau Meeting RelatedInternational Issues Dominate Bureau Meeting RelatedInternational Issues Dominate Bureau Meeting International Issues Dominate Bureau Meeting UncategorizedNovember 25, 2008center_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), the Honourable Baldwin Spencer, Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda will preside over the 24th Meeting of the Bureau of Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM to be held in St. John’s, Antigua and Barbuda on Saturday 22 November 2009.The three other members of the Bureau, immediate past Chairman, the Rt Honourable Hubert Ingraham, Prime Minister of The Bahamas, the incoming Chairman, the Honourable Dean Barrow, Prime Minister of Belize and His Excellency Edwin Carrington, the Secretary-General of CARICOM are expected to join the Chairman to discuss issues ranging from the Global Financial Crisis to the difficulties facing the Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC). The Bureau manages the affairs of the Community between full sessions of the meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government.The agenda for Saturday’s meeting is heavily focussed on international issues and their impact on the Community. The Global Economic and Financial Situation’s wide-ranging effects including on Tourism and Remittances will engage the leaders as well as External Trade matters involving the implementation of the recently signed Economic Partnership Agreement with the European Union and the proposed Trade and Development Agreement negotiations between CARICOM and Canada. The Bureau will also be brought up to date on a series of upcoming international and hemispheric summit meetings including the CARICOM-Cuba and Latin America-Caribbean Summits to be held later this year on 8 December and 16-17 December in Havana and Brazil respectively. The Twentieth Inter-Sessional Meeting of the CARICOM Heads of Government and the Fifth Summit of the Americas both to be held in 2009 will also be discussed.Regionally focus will be on the spate of natural disasters besetting Member States, the status of implementation of the recommendations on Functional Co-operation and the difficulties surrounding CMC. Advertisementslast_img read more

CORRECTION Time Of CU Wizards Dec. 31 Program

first_imgTime of CU Wizards Dec. 31 ProgramA Dec. 16 news release on the next CU Wizards presentation titled “BOOM! The Physics of Sound and Air Pressure,” incorrectly stated the show would begin at 10 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 31. The presentation, which features physics Professor Michael Dubson, will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Dec. 31 in room G1B30 of CU-Boulder’s Duane Physics building. CU News Services regrets the error and any inconvenience it may have created.Dubson will use us a variety of props to illustrate sound and air pressure, including a bullwhip, hydrogen-filled balloons, high-tech musical instruments, a bed of nails and the implosion of a 50-gallon steel drum. For more information on the Physics of Sound and Air, contact Jim Scott at (303) 492-3114 or Dubson at 492-4938. For general information about the CU Wizards series call (303) 492-4318. Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: Dec. 20, 1999 last_img read more

Council abandons Prop 10 companion measure

first_imgHomeNewsCity CouncilCouncil abandons Prop 10 companion measure Jul. 25, 2018 at 5:16 pmCity CouncilFeaturedNewsCouncil abandons Prop 10 companion measureKate Cagle3 years agoProp 10. City CouncilRCBrent controlrent control board Landlords and Rent Control Board members found themselves in rare agreement Tuesday night, as they urged the City Council to drop the idea of a companion measure to Proposition 10, the controversial statewide initiative that would give cities more power over rent control. While the two groups disagree on the merits of the Affordable Housing Act, both agreed an amendment to the City Charter in the event it passes would have been unnecessary and premature.“Nobody wants it,” Action Apartment Association lawyer Rosario Perry said Tuesday. City leaders had argued a companion measure could be necessary to prevent catastrophic rent rollbacks caused by a sudden change in state law. Despite assurances the idea was intended to help property owners by raising the base rent in the City Charter to 2018, rather than 1978, property owners continued to lobby against it. After assurances from the City Attorney that commissioners would be able to avoid chaos in November, the City Council unanimously voted to do nothing. “There would be protection. The Rent Control Board would need to act quickly and act well,” City Attorney Lane Dilg said.“But they could do that immediately after Prop 10 passed, if it did?” Councilmember Kevin McKeown clarified. “They could be prepared ahead of time but they could act quickly?”“Yes,” Dilg said.Proposition 10 would repeal Costa Hawkins, a state law that prohibits rent control in new construction and mandates “vacancy decontrol,” meaning landlords have the right to charge new tenants market-rates. The measure itself does not make any changes to local rent control laws, but would give the municipalities the ability to expand policies if they choose to. In April, the RCB’s top attorney, Stephen Lewis, flagged wording in the City Charter that pegs the base rent in Santa Monica to 1978. He was initially concerned that without Costa-Hawkins, new rents could plunge to as low as $580 per month for a one-bedroom in the Pico neighborhood.After several debates by the RCB and the Council, the City Attorney’s office clarified that the Board would have the authority to draft regulations to prevent sudden rollbacks in November, should Prop 10 win. “I’m very confident that the Rent Control Board…has the authority, and in fact, the obligation to act if the Costa-Hawkins repeals passes,” Commissioner Nicole Phillis said Tuesday. “This is something we take incredibly seriously and the last thing I think we want to do is spur hysteria in our community about something that is difficult for folks to understand.”While the group that established rent control in the first place, Santa Monicans for Renters Rights, had proposed specific expansions to local laws should Prop 10 pass, both the RCB and the City Council declined to embark on significant policy shifts given the time restriction and uncertainty of whether Proposition 10 will pass. If it does, city leaders have promised to take up the issue once again in [email protected] :Prop 10. City CouncilRCBrent controlrent control boardshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentKate CagleSenior ReporterSenior reporter for the Santa Monica Daily Pressview all postsReal Birds Draw a CrowdLocal artist meets TrumpYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall9 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter20 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor20 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press20 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press20 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson20 hours agolast_img read more

T-Mobile USA inks iPhone deal

first_imgHome T-Mobile USA inks iPhone deal Author Steve works across all of Mobile World Live’s channels and played a lead role in the launch and ongoing success of our apps and devices services. He has been a journalist…More Read more Previous ArticleDeutsche Telekom planning EUR30B investmentNext ArticleQtel enlists bank for Maroc Telecom deal Tags AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 07 DEC 2012 Google taps retail with NYC store Deutsche Telekom eyes 5G, fibre lead AppleDeutsche TelekomiPhoneT-Mobile USA Related Deutsche Telekom announced a deal for its US subsidiary T-Mobile USA to offer Apple’s iPhone, although details were scarce.In a presentation, it said that it is “excited to announce it has entered into an agreement with Apple to bring products to market together next year”. Details will be provided “closer to device launch”.According to Bloomberg, the operator said that it had not been forced to make the same kind of commitments to get hold of the device that Sprint did, which had previously raised eyebrows among the financial community.The deal means that T-Mobile USA is the last of the big four US operators to launch the iPhone.Figures from research firm Kantar Worldpanel ComTech recently confirmed the iPhone has the biggest device share in the US, meaning T-Mobile was at a disadvantage by not offering it.AT&T had an exclusive on the device for a long period of time, before a CDMA version was launched which supports the networks used by Verizon Wireless and Sprint.T-Mobile has previously looked to lure iPhone customers with unlocked devices to its network.T-Mobile USA is also planning to cut its handset subsidies, in order to reduce its customer acquisition costs and provide customers with more flexibility in how they upgrade devices.The Wall Street Journal said that in addition to paying for the device up-front, customers will be able to pay on “instalment plans”, which will see device fees separated from service charges – under the subsidy model, all charges are bundled together. Steve Costello KT makes LG Electronics trade-in movelast_img read more

Facebook CEO in favour of European digital single market

first_img Related Home Facebook CEO in favour of European digital single market Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg said he supports the idea of a digital single market in Europe which would mean a uniform set of rules across all EU countries, Re/code reported.This is because it “would make it easier for companies to offer services, easier for them to comply with the laws because they actually know what the laws are in all these different places,” he commented.Andrus Ansip, European Commission vice-president for the digital single market, announced his proposals last week, which include ensuring a level playing field for all market players including big companies like Facebook and Google as well as small start-ups who are working to establish themselves.It may also mean OTT services like WhatsApp, bought by Facebook for around $19 billion last year, which now offers free voice calls, would face the same regulation as operators (it was reported in April that the EC is keen to ensure US internet giants are subject to the same regulatory rules as network-based incumbents).Operators have complained about how services WhatsApp and Skype use their networks without having to make any contribution to underlying infrastructure, so reducing the incentive for investment, but the new proposals are said to encourage it.However, rather than think of it as a hindrance for Facebook, Zuckerberg believes uniform rules will mean his company will not have to deal with different laws in every country in the region, which can take up a lot of the business’ resources.“Sometimes you’re trying to conform to 20 different versions of different kinds of laws,” he said. Author Money Tags Saleha Riaz AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 15 MAY 2015 center_img Saleha joined Mobile World Live in October 2014 as a reporter and works across all e-newsletters – creating content, writing blogs and reports as well as conducting feature interviews…More Read more Previous ArticleEuropean operators plan mobile ad blocking – reportNext ArticleTurkey postpones 4G auction in wake of President’s call for 5G Facebook trials feature to connect neighbours Samsung plays for 4G, 5G network win in Poland WhatsApp payments resurfaces in Brazil Digital Single MarketEuropeFacebooklast_img read more

FCC opens door for better GPS on US devices

first_imgHome FCC opens door for better GPS on US devices Related Tags Devices in the US will soon be able to tap into a European satellite system to boost domestic GPS signals under a new order approved by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).The decision allows consumer and industry devices, including smartphones, to access two signals from the European Union’s Global Navigation Satellite System, known as Galileo. By combining information from that system with data from the US Global Position System, the FCC said devices will be able to provide better reliability, accuracy and range for navigation and timing services.FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said in a statement the decision would impact “many areas of our economy, including automotive, aviation, rail, maritime and agricultural industries, and produce safety benefits by reducing the risks of accidents and disaster, aid in emergency response, and synchronising power grid and critical infrastructure”.A number of popular consumer devices already come with support for Galileo, including Apple’s iPhone 8, 8 Plus, X, Xs, Xr and Watch Series 3 and 4; Google’s Pixel 2 and 3; and Samsung’s Galaxy S8, S9 and Note 9.It is unclear, however, whether manufacturers will have to push out a software update to enable access for users in the US. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Author Diana Goovaerts Diana is Mobile World Live’s US Editor, reporting on infrastructure and spectrum rollouts, regulatory issues, and other carrier news from the US market. Diana came to GSMA from her former role as Editor of Wireless Week and CED Magazine, digital-only… Read more Federal Communications Commission (FCC)GNSSGPS US coalition calls for FCC spectrum shake-up Web companies renew US net neutrality campaign FCC moves on China Unicom block Previous ArticleApple hunts for chip engineers on Qualcomm turfNext ArticleAlipayHK to launch m-payment at HK train stations AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 15 NOV 2018 last_img read more

Determinism: Smart People and an Absurd Claim

first_imgPhysics, Earth & Space Determinism: Smart People and an Absurd ClaimCornelius HunterOctober 22, 2020, 6:51 AM Email Print Google+ Linkedin Twitter Share Email Print Google+ Linkedin Twitter Share “A Summary of the Evidence for Intelligent Design”: The Study Guide Congratulations to Science Magazine for an Honest Portrayal of Darwin’s Descent of Man 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 Jane Goodall Meets the God Hypothesis But why is that true? Hossenfelder makes the Humean appeal to the laws of nature. They show how systems evolve deterministically, so therefore the data from our personal experience must be false. Hossenfelder fails to see the unjustified leap she has made. She has declared the laws of nature to be authoritative without justification. Recommended Tagsanti-realismBig BangbrainsCorinthiansDavid Humedeterminismevolutionfree willhumansillusionintellectual necessity argumentJohn Earmanknowledgelaws of naturemiraclesparticlesPierre-Simon LaplaceSabine HossenfelderSt. Paultheoretical physicstruth,Trending This brings us to the second problem with Hossenfelder’s determinism, which is her many truth claims. As she explains above, “the whole story of the universe in every single detail was determined already at the Big Bang.” But if that is true then Hossenfelder cannot know anything. Everything she has typed out was, well, pre-determined by some initial conditions and some blind natural laws. Cornelius G. HunterFellow, Center for Science and CultureCornelius G. Hunter is a graduate of the University of Illinois where he earned a Ph.D. in Biophysics and Computational Biology. He is Adjunct Professor at Biola University and author of the award-winning Darwin’s God: Evolution and the Problem of Evil. Hunter’s other books include Darwin’s Proof, and his newest book Science’s Blind Spot (Baker/Brazos Press). Dr. Hunter’s interest in the theory of evolution involves the historical and theological, as well as scientific, aspects of the theory. His blog is Darwin’s God. Share Why should Hossenfelder think for a moment that anything that occurs to her has any correspondence to truth? Above she made the classic intellectual necessity argument but, in fact, it is precisely the opposite. Her determinism undercuts her many truth claims, and knowledge in general. The End of Knowledgecenter_img These laws have the common property that if you have an initial condition at one moment in time, for example the exact details of the particles in your brain and all your brain’s inputs, then you can calculate what happens at any other moment in time from those initial conditions. This means in a nutshell that the whole story of the universe in every single detail was determined already at the big bang. We are just watching it play out. An Unjustified Leap As if sensing a problem Hossenfelder attempts to justify her leap. She explains that “These deterministic laws of nature apply to you and your brain because you are made of particles,” and that “we know that brains are made of particles.” Furthermore, “the laws of nature that we know describe humans on the fundamental level.” But rather than saving the theory, Hossenfelder is merely digging deeper into the fallacy, as she simply begs the question. These are all non-empirical truth claims that are beholden to the assumption of determinism. She simply asserts these claims, but why should we believe any of them are true? The first problem with Hossenfelder’s sophism is that it is non-empirical. We experience free will continually in our personal experience. Hossenfelder’s claim amounts to a denial of untold mountains of evidence. Hossenfelder’s predictable solution is anti-realism. The problem, according to determinists such as Hossenfelder, is that our experience is uniformly false. We may think we have free will, but that is nothing more than an illusion. Yet Hossenfelder is supremely confident in her finding. Drop this free will nonsense, she warns, or “you will never understand how the universe really works.” This is the classic intellectual necessity argument, so common in the evolution literature. In this case it is determinism that is required for scientific progress and truth. Hossenfelder has identified a conflict: our experience says one thing, and the laws of nature say the opposite. Something must give, and Hossenfelder unilaterally and without justification concludes that the laws of nature win out. The fallacy is reminiscent of Hume’s argument against miracles that John Earman demolished twenty years ago. The Intellectual Necessity Argument Origin of Life: Brian Miller Distills a Debate Between Dave Farina and James Tour Photo: Sabine Hossenfelder, by HossenfelderS, CC BY-SA 4.0 , via Wikimedia Commons.As noted here yesterday, theoretical physicist Sabine Hossenfelder has become the latest in a long line of smart people to make the absurd claim of determinism (see her blog or video), and that therefore there is no such thing as free will. This silliness traces at least as far back as Laplace and is based on the idea that any system evolves from time point 1 to time point 2 according to the laws of nature. As Hossenfelder puts it: There would be no reason to think anything we ever generate has any particular truth value. For instance, I could decide to type 2+2=5. In fact, there I did it. But of course, Hossenfelder would say that sentence was all preordained. She also would say it is not true. So certainly preordained sentences are not necessarily true. In fact, for Hossenfelder our notions, thoughts, commitments, and conclusions are merely a consequence of the arrangement of particles in our heads. Why should we think they would be true, if there even is such a thing? Requesting a (Partial) Retraction from Darrel Falk and BioLogos Hossenfelder’s conclusion, that “the whole story of the universe in every single detail was determined already at the Big Bang. We are just watching it play out” is fitting. For it is the ultimate in meaningless, trivialization of the profound. She is mired in the absurd. Hossenfelder is the best and the brightest — a cutting-edge theoretical physicist. The wisest that the world has to offer and look where she has landed. As Paul informed the Corinthians in the introduction of his first letter to them, God made foolish the wisdom of this world.last_img read more