Ibirapuera Apartment / Casa14 Arquitetura

first_imgArchDaily Area:  900 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Housing Architects: Casa14 Arquitetura Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/900851/ibirapuera-apartment-casa14-arquitetura Clipboard “COPY” Save this picture!© Maira Acayaba+ 47Curated by Martita Vial Share Ibirapuera Apartment / Casa14 ArquiteturaSave this projectSaveIbirapuera Apartment / Casa14 Arquitetura “COPY” Photographs:  Maira Acayaba Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Manufacturers: Cosentino, Atelier Leopardi Esperante, Decameron, Dpot, Egg, Etel, Lumini, SecuritEngenieer:Kleber CanistralBuilder:Lock EngenhariaArchitect In Charge:Mariana Andersen e Mariana Guradani (Casa14 partners)Other Participants:Max Heringer and Gabriele AzevedoCity:São PauloCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Maira AcayabaRecommended ProductsWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesGlassSolarluxGlass Canopy – SDL AcubisDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82DoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalText description provided by the architects. This never inhabited triplex covers 900m2 and is located nearby the Ibirapuera Park, in São Paulo (Brazil). Its original environments were fragmented and darkish. The project, signed by the architects of Casa 14 Arquitetura, Mariana Andersen and Mariana Guardani, aimed at integrating the floors and stressing the character of the materials.Save this picture!© Maira AcayabaSave this picture!Plan 1Save this picture!© Maira AcayabaSave this picture!Plan 3The generous openings of the walls offered a visual connection between different environments in each of the three levels of the apartment. The Project also emphasized the relationship between the environment, gardens and circulations. The staircase – a folded steel plate lined with wood on the bottom and white stone on the top – appears as the sculptural element that interlinks the three decks. The vertical structure stands out.Save this picture!© Maira AcayabaEach floor was designed for a specific use. In this order: live, work and rest. On the first level are the rooms, kitchen and service area. The second was designed to receive a library of 5 thousand titles integrated into a garden where the resident works, reads and writes. The last level brings the leisure area, with a music studio, hot tub, sauna and a barbecue, permeated by a vertical garden in all its extension.Save this picture!© Maira AcayabaSave this picture!© Maira AcayabaThe furniture sheds light on the Brazilian design. The art pieces, carpets, among others, establish a counterpoint to the absence of ornaments and the straight lines of the residence.Save this picture!© Maira AcayabaThe main materials – wood, glass, light stone and vegetation – allow a dialogue with the environment and produce a luminous and inspiring atmosphere for the residente, who works as a writer at home.Save this picture!© Maira AcayabaProject gallerySee allShow less18 Spectacular Living Roofs in DetailArticlesDavid Chipperfield’s IMPACT Centre Offers a Contemporary Interpretation of Edinburgh…Unbuilt ProjectProject locationAddress:São Paulo, State of São Paulo, BrazilLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Sharecenter_img CopyHousing•São Paulo, Brazil 2015 Brazil Projects Year:  Ibirapuera Apartment / Casa14 Arquitetura ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/900851/ibirapuera-apartment-casa14-arquitetura Clipboard Photographs CopyAbout this officeCasa14 ArquiteturaOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingSão PauloBrazilPublished on August 28, 2018Cite: “Ibirapuera Apartment / Casa14 Arquitetura” 28 Aug 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialCoffee tablesFlexformCoffee Table – GipsyCurtain WallsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPace Gallery Envelope SystemWoodSculptformTimber Battens in Double Bay HouseStonesCosentinoSilestone and Dekton in Villa OmniaBricksNelissenInner Wall Bricks – LückingPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsAir Facade PanelsWoodBlumer LehmannData Processing for Wood ProjectsEducational ApplicationsFastmount®Hidden Panel Fastener at Massey UniversitySealants / ProtectorsTOPCRETMicro-Coating – Baxab®More products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

HMCS Montréal Changes Captain for a Day

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today HMCS Montréal Changes Captain for a Day View post tag: Navy July 17, 2015 View post tag: News by topic View post tag: americas View post tag: Captain Share this article HMCS Montréal Changes Captain for a Day Canadian Navy’s ship HMCS Montréal set sail July 10, 2015 with Odin Camus, a 13-year-old boy from Peterborough, Ont., who obtained the rank of honorary ship’s Captain before the ship returned to port that evening.Odin’s journey to Captaincy saw him perform a series of duties aboard HMCS Montréal, receiving promotions throughout the evening’s sail until reaching the rank of Commander, the same rank as Montréal’s Captain. He held the ceremonial rank until Montréal returned alongside Halifax.Odin began his sail as an Ordinary Seaman and performed a series of ship-related activities to achieve promotion through the ranks. These events included assisting with engine flash-up, participating in departure routine and manoeuvring the ship.Odin currently serves in the Royal Canadian Sea Cadets and has spoken about a career with the RCN since he was a young boy.During the evening’s sail, Odin and his family also witnessed HMCS Montréal escort the cruise ship Queen Mary 2 out of Halifax Harbour. Montréal is providing the escort as part of Cunard Cruise Line’s celebration of the 175th anniversary of their first Atlantic Crossing.Commander Kristjan Monaghan, Commanding Officer of Montréal, said:The crew of HMCS Montréal was excited to show off our ship to Odin Camus and his family, and to help fulfill his dream of becoming Captain of HMCS Montréal.Image: Canadian Navy View post tag: Naval View post tag: HMCS Montréallast_img read more

Global problem, local solutions

first_img Solitude, beauty, discovery Related ‘Wintering-over’ at the South Pole Last fall, the initiative invited indigenous female leaders from across the region to Harvard. Gunn-Britt Retter, head of the Arctic and Environmental Unit of the Saami Council; Deenaalee Hodgdon, Brown University student and indigenous activist, a Deg Hit’an Athabaskan and Sugpiaq woman from the villages of Anvik and South Naknek, Alaska; and Raina Thiele, a former Obama official who focused on tribal governments and climate and arctic issues and is founder and president of Thiele Strategies. She  was born and raised in Alaska and is Dena’ina Athabascan and Yup’ikas, all met with students and joined Clement in a public forum on how their communities are adapting to climate change.Other events, including a workshop on “Policy and Action on Plastic in the Arctic Ocean,” have brought together a diverse array of participants, from academics to the corporate world, as well as representatives from indigenous peoples and governments from the eight Arctic nations, and observers.The initiative is also laying the groundwork for ongoing ventures. In her course “Policy and Social Innovations for a Changing Arctic,” now in its second year, Logadóttir introduces students to the concerns of the region. “How do we make sure we are responding to these changes in a sustainable way?”In the process, she teaches the class of 15 that the theory must remain connected to the reality of the locality it is meant to serve. Working on project “challenges,” which range from fire and forestry issues to renewable energy, she focuses on the necessity of collaboration. “The students work with mentors from the Arctic on an idea that can help solve one of the Arctic challenges.”Although a trip to Greenland planned for this spring has been moved online, Logadóttir sees this as a positive. “It’s even better now we’re doing it all online,” she said. “We’re meeting with Greenlandic leaders. Students are meeting their peers in Greenland. This is a huge opportunity.” Solving the mystery of the Arctic’s green ice The late Massachusetts congressman Thomas P. “Tip” O’Neill once famously declared, “All politics is local.”Much the same could be said about climate activism.Take the Arctic Initiative, a joint project of the Environment and Natural Resources Program and the Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program at the Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, which leans on local expertise for a wide array of potential policy solutions.Such efforts are vital, said Halla Hrund Logadóttir, a fellow in the Environment and Natural Resources Program and a co-founder of the initiative, because of the broad ramifications of climate change on the lives of Arctic peoples, and the world. As polar ice melts ever faster, raising sea levels and changing weather patterns worldwide, “What happens in the Arctic absolutely does not stay in the Arctic,” she said.But even as traditional modes of life are being altered, perhaps irrevocably, new avenues of commerce and exploration are opening up. Once-ice-bound sea-lanes are now navigable, and the Arctic’s vast mineral resources are increasingly accessible, presenting new opportunities and dangers for the fragile ecosystem and the people who live there.“Coming from a small community in Iceland, I knew how difficult it is to try to solve these big questions on your own,” said Logadóttir. “Through the lens of the Arctic Initiative, we are looking at how do we do this right. We are trying, through our research programs and education, to improve knowledge and science and to feature knowledge and science in our decision-making.”Halla Hrund Logadóttir (seated) speaking with Gunn-Britt Retter.As a first step, Henry Lee, who co-leads the initiative with Logadóttir and John P. Holdren, Teresa and John Heinz Professor of Environmental Policy, asked: “How can you leverage local knowledge and advance ideas that are helpful?”While Harvard can share its policy know-how, working with communities on everything from how best to craft strategies and statements to modeling different approaches to problem-solving, local input is vital. Lee, who is also the Jassim M. Jaidah Family Director of the Environment and Natural Resources Program, gave the example of a beautifully engineered sustainable energy project — “a really great windmill” — that looked perfect on paper but failed to consider actual Arctic conditions. “If you try to put it up in Alaska, the wires freeze and the gears freeze,” he said. “You need a different kind of engineering.”Joel Clement, an Arctic Initiative senior fellow, focuses on resilience. An associate with the Stockholm Environment Institute and a senior fellow with the Union of Concerned Scientists, Clement, who served in the Department of the Interior for seven years, is currently working closely with the Sustainable Development Working Group of the Arctic Council, an intergovernmental forum of indigenous peoples, on such issues as food security, health, and community well-being. “We’re doing research at Harvard into how does governance affect resilience and how can we improve investment in resilient practices at the community level,” he said. “We want to make sure that we’re engaging fully with indigenous people in the North.”With such collaboration in mind, the initiative has multiple cooperative projects underway, bringing together Harvard students and indigenous youth around the world and working with groups like the Association of World Reindeer Herders on specific concerns.That association, which is currently largely chaired by the Saami people of Sweden, includes herders from across the region. Despite their shared concerns, however, even within this group issues vary. “The ramifications of climate change on folks who are in Northern Siberia are slightly different from those in Sweden,” said Brittany Janis, project coordinator for the Arctic Initiative. “They have a very deep understanding of their local work and their local needs. Our goal is to give local leaders who already have so much knowledge some more tools and skill sets.” Hydroelectric energy may be more damaging to northern ecosystems than climate change Harvard researchers recount working and living at one of the most remote places on Earth: The South Pole Poison in Arctic and human cost of ‘clean’ energy Life on the ice New model explains blooms of phytoplankton growing under Arctic sea ice last_img read more

Technology impacts Gold Coast real estate market

first_imgagents are thinking outside the box when it comes to property marketing on the Gold Coast.“We are at the stage where buyers can be looking at a house on the Gold Coast from the other side of the world,” he said.“You can tour a house here and buy without even stepping inside the property.“And there is certainly a percentage of buyers willing to do that.”He said social media also allowed agents to update sellers and buyers regularly. REIQ Gold Coast zone chairman John Newlands said the real estate industry continued to evolve and with that came new marketing concepts. Picture Glenn HampsonMore from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North1 hour ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa21 hours agoBut he said while technology was advanced, selling real estate still came down to the basic concept of developing personal relationships.“There will always be a place for that,” he said.“Negotiating becomes difficult and it’s up to the agent to keep both sides in the loop.“As much as technology is a part of real estate, it does always go back to those personal relationships and having the skills to talk to people.” Technology is changing how people buy real estate on the Gold Coast. Alex Phillis with his electronic sign board. Picture: Richard GoslingElectronic sign boards are one of the latest marketing concepts to hit the Gold Coast property market.Agent Alex Phillis, of Alex Phillis Real Estate, said he had “mega interest” in his sign, set up at Sovereign Islands.“On Saturday the sign stopped a buyer who was following an agent to another property,” he said.“(The) buyer stopped for 30 seconds and watched the slide show which means I have accessed and exposed my sellers property to a buyer that I may not have found before.”Mr Phillis said he wasn’t worried about damage to the sign.“The signs have a camera and GPS, plus they are 140kg so very hard to move,” he said.“Plus the signs are ten times the cost of a regular sign so only the top end of town is the target market.”center_img Technology is changing the way agents market real estate on the Gold Coast.GOLD Coast agents are thinking outside the box when it comes to property marketing.REIQ Gold Coast zone chairman John Newlands said the real estate industry continued to evolve and with that came new marketing concepts.last_img read more

Tipp Senior football manager highly critical of new All Ireland format

first_imgHe made his comments following the decision at Congress by delegates to back the proposals put forward by GAA Director General Páraic Duffy.Next year the quarter-finals will be replaced by a round-robin series involving the last eight sides remaining in the football competition.The Tipp boss believes those who voted for change have done the game a disservice. He claims it suggests elitism and favours strong counties with all the resources and the depth in their squads.last_img

Upperchurch Drombane and JK Bracken’s win in county senior football championship

first_imgSpeaking to Tipp FM Sport Bracken’s manager Jim Mullen was thrilled with a superb performance by his charges. Photo © Tipp FM In the county senior football championship Upperchurch Drombane were too strong for Cahir last night in Cahir as the Church ran out 3-13 to 3-9 winners.Killenaule registered another victory as they hit 2-22 against a Drom Inch side who registered 2-9 on the night.In Boherlahan, the JK Bracken’s overcame a big first half deficit to beat Kilsheelan Kilcash by a single point 1-14 to 2-10.last_img

Rank Group boosts digital division to counter ‘Tough’ venue conditions

first_img Related Articles John O’Reilly – Erratic orders have placed UK casinos on life support August 4, 2020 Share Submit StumbleUpon Share Rank outlines plans to reopen Grosvenor venues July 22, 2020 Rank Group extends support for Carers Trust July 28, 2020 Henry BirchTough retail conditions have impacted the H1 2017 performance of London-listed gambling operator The Rank Group Plc. The company has detailed a ‘challenging period’ in which its Grosvenor and Mecca venues have faced multiple increased costs.Updating the market, Rank would maintain group revenues of £754 million (1% increase), with the firm’s venue division generating like-for-like revenues of £642 million (1% decrease).However, facing a ‘tough retail environment’ across its venue properties, Rank would declare a statutory a 7% profit decline to £79 million (2016: £85.5 million). In its division KPIs, Rank would record profits declines for combined Grosvenor and Mecca venues to £88 million (2016: £97.4 million).Updating investors, Rank governance has detailed that it has implemented a comprehensive strategy to lower its venue cost base focusing on its remuneration structure, cutting management roles at club level and simplifying its venue operations to create a ‘stronger cost efficiency’.Despite its venue downturn, Rank governance is upbeat that its fast-growth digital division’s performance will offset corporate declines. Rank would declare UK digital revenue up 15% to £111 million, combined with a 63% profit increase to £22 million.Pleased with its digital gains, Rank governance stated that it would increase its marketing spend for its digital assets, pointing to the recently secured shirt sponsorship of Fulham FC. The operator will now further expand its digital product portfolio, by launching its much anticipated full-service sportsbook in the coming months.Henry Birch, Chief Executive of The Rank Group Plc commented on H1 2017 corporate performance“After a challenging first half of our financial year, we are very pleased with our second half performance, especially with our digital business which delivered 63% growth in operating profit for the year. We are excited about the roll-out of our new Luda bingo concept following the opening of the first venue on 7 August 2017. Additionally, the Group has put in place a number of digital, product and venue-based initiatives launching in the current financial year which we expect to drive top line revenues. The new financial year has started well and the Board looks to the future with confidence.”last_img read more

November is National Homeless Youth Awareness Month

first_imgFacebook67Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Community Youth ServicesOn November 1, the 10-bed Young Adult Shelter re-opened. During a pilot earlier this year, the new program served 66 individuals. Photo credit: Community Youth Services.Every night, dozens of young adults in Thurston County try to find a safe place to sleep. It’s not easy, given that there are few shelter beds devoted to those who are under age 25. Adult homeless shelters leave youth feeling more vulnerable and desperate than they are already. Thankfully, more options are becoming available to end youth homelessness through the work of local non-profit Community Youth Services.November is National Homeless Youth Awareness Month, declared by the U.S. House and Senate in 2007. National statistics report the number of homeless youth at more than 1.5 million, and every day 13 young people die on the streets throughout the U.S.Thurston County participates in a statewide annual count of homeless persons, known as the Point in Time count. This census helps determine the number of homeless in the county, and the causes of their homelessness, and assists in developing a comprehensive response. As housing costs and unemployment rates have risen, the number of people in the county without a stable place to live has grown significantly: 64% since 2006, a total of 886 counted (including 233 youth aged 20 and under, a 73% increase since 2006), the highest among western Washington counties. A parallel census, conducted by Thurston County school districts in 2013, found the number of homeless public school students (K-12) to be 1,123, a dramatic 72% increase since 2006 (the statewide increase was 47%). Youth become homeless for several reasons. Many are escaping the horrific living situations.  They may come from an unstable home where they are abused sexually or physically, or their family may be suffering financially.Non-profit organizations, such as Community Youth Services, are working toward decreasing the number of homeless youth on the streets.  On Nov. 1, a Young Adult Shelter opened at CYS, providing 10 beds per night for youth up to age 24 who qualify. In addition, CYS recently received a three-year $561,000 grant that will increase the agency’s ability to do street outreach. Early in 2014, CYS will open a new building downtown at 520 Pear Street, where expanded programs can help youth connect to  resources they need to be safe, be independent and be successful working members of society.Funding for the Young Adult Shelter is through the Thurston County HOME Consortium, which provided $100,000 for the seasonal effort. In addition to those services, CYS operates Haven House, a residential center offering temporary shelter for those 12 to 17 who have run away, been abandoned or are in conflict with their families.The federal government has also addressed the issue of homelessness. The U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness released the nation’s first plan to prevent and end homelessness through their Opening Doors: The Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness. The 74 page document states the goals for ending homelessness in ten years. The U.S Interagency Council on Homelessness and the Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs will work together to provide resources to homeless youth. To find more information on federal resources for homeless youth go to FindYouthInfo.gov.To learn more or to connect with program directors or youth, please contact:Barb Wakefield, Development CoordinatorCOMMUNITY YOUTH SERVICES(360) [email protected]last_img read more

100+ Thurston County REALTORS Give Back to Their Community

first_imgFacebook131Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Thurston County REALTORS AssociationMore than 100 members of the Thurston County REALTORS Association (TCRA), one of the South Sound’s largest business organizations, took part in their annual Community Service Day held on Thursday, May 17, 2018. Association volunteers were assigned to work on projects across Thurston County; several groups of volunteers helped seniors with lawncare, one group painted a house for Homes First and another cleaned up an historic cemetery.The volunteers consisted of both REALTORS and Affiliate association members that include home inspectors, mortgage lenders, title insurers and others who typically work closely with REALTORS in a home sale.“This was a massive team effort to give back to the community we deeply care about,” said Ed Kunkel, the chair of the association committee that organized the day’s projects. “As those who assist people with their dream of homeownership, we want to make a difference in the place we all call home.”The volunteers worked in six different locations throughout Thurston County. Some helped seniors with pressure washing, mowing, trimming trees and cleaning gutters. One group painted an entire house for the local non-profit Homes First that provides affordable housing opportunities in the area. And, a large contingency of association members cleaned up the historic Mima Prairie Pioneer Cemetery the final resting place for some of the area’s early settlers. Descendants of some of those settlers came to visit during the day’s clean-up, grateful for the REALTORS annual upkeep of the cemetery for the last seven years.Local businesses that sponsored this year’s event of community improvement were United Roofing Solutions, Bay Equity Home Loans – Christina Daniels Team, State Farm Insurance – Melanie Bakala , Thurston County Title, Cameo Home Inspection Services, and Evergreen Home Loans.Kunkel said the REALTOR organization has been doing the Community Service Day for more than two decades and that the work is gratifying.“To see the smiles on seniors’ faces when their lawns look lovely again, or to see the renewed dignity of the historic cemetery and to see an entire house painted, there is visible evidence that we made a difference.”The Thurston County REALTORS Association of more than 700 REALTOR and Affiliate members provides professional real estate services to buyers and sellers and has been committed to protecting property rights and preserving the quality of life in Thurston County for more than 90 years.last_img read more

Searching for Life for Personal Glory

first_imgAre origin-of-life seekers really trying to understand life, or are they seeking fame and prizes?Two guys from University College London sure got a lot of recognition when they boasted, “How we discovered the world’s oldest fossils” (The Conversation). Matthew Dodd and Dominic Papineau were scrounging for rocks in northeast Canada and found some stripey ones they thought might have markings that possibly were made by early organisms. Never mind that the markings are made of hematite (iron) and silicon—two unlikely minerals for life—and that the alleged “microfossils” are half a millimeter long and half the width of a human hair; never mind that similar markings might be found in rocks of your back yard of along a road cut in Alabama; if you can find something very old that might have been alive, you win 15 minutes of fame. Look how the world responded:4 billion year-old fossils found in Canadian quartz: These fossilized microorganisms could be the oldest record of life we have (Engadget).Traces in rock may be the oldest evidence of life on Earth ever (New Scientist).World’s oldest fossils unearthed (Science Daily).Earliest evidence of life on Earth ‘found’ (BBC News). Reporter Pallab Ghosh, faithful Darwin disciple at the British news service, got some juicy quotes out of Matt Dodd to make this one of the most significant discoveries in the history of the universe:“This discovery answers the biggest questions mankind has asked itself – which are: where do we come from and why we are here?“It is very humbling to have the oldest known lifeforms in your hands and being able to look at them and analyse them,” he told BBC News.Humility, that is, as in Look at us! We won a world record! And look at all the media hits on their publicity page: “Matthew Dodd and Dr Dominic Papineau (UCL Earth Sciences and the London Centre for Nanotechnology) led a team that discovered remains of microorganisms at least 3,770 million years old, providing direct evidence of one of the oldest life forms on Earth.”Dodd and Papineau look unassuming in their video clip. They don’t appear outwardly boastful. According to their paper in Nature, they exercised some diligence to falsify their hypothesis about organisms making the patterns. Dodd even allows for the possibility that these one-off markings, if they are fossils, don’t prove life is ubiquitous:Matthew Dodd concluded, “These discoveries demonstrate life developed on Earth at a time when Mars and Earth had liquid water at their surfaces, posing exciting questions for extra-terrestrial life. Therefore, we expect to find evidence for past life on Mars 4,000 million years ago, or if not, Earth may have been a special exception.”But other boasts to the press seem over the top. Look what Matt said to Pallab:He described how he felt when he realised the significance of the material on which he was working: “I thought to myself ‘we’ve got it, we’ve got the oldest fossils on the planet’.“It relates to our origins. For intelligent life to evolve to a level of consciousness, to a point where it traces back its history to understand its own origin – that’s inspirational.”Aren’t we the greatest scientists of all? Go, UCL! We just won the superbowl. Time for a victory tour! Maybe a book! Even a TV special!How long before another team scores with an even earlier date, demoting the UCL team to second place? How long do you suppose before other scientists look at these rocks and claim they have nothing to do with life?Few are commenting on the problems this early-life idea creates. If believed, it pushes the origin of life very close to the beginning of earth history, when the planet was hot and presumably hostile to life. Colin Barras in New Scientist, who apparently espouses the Popeye Theory of the evolution of life (3/17/09, 5/31/05), points out the ulterior motives behind this ‘science’ of discovery while he rattles off the uncomfortably-early dates:Explaining the origin of life is one of the biggest unclaimed prizes in biology, and one that many scientists – including Nobel prizewinners – are chasing. The only thing we know for certain is that life must have popped into existence sometime between Earth’s formation 4.5 billion years ago and the appearance of the first undisputed fossils, about 3.4 billion years ago.But these new ‘fossils’ are said to be 3.77 billion Darwin Years old, pushing the origin closer to the volcanoes and meteors of the so-called Hadean era. Barras continues the squeeze, saying, “The rocks here, on the coast of Hudson Bay, are at least 3.75 billion years old, and some geologists argue they are about 4.29 billion years old, which would mean they are just slightly younger than the planet itself.” So yes, one would have to say that, despite the extreme improbability (see Illustra’s film Origin), life must have “popped into existence” like magic soon after the planet formed.The UCL team also ties its hypothesis to the controversial hydrothermal-vent scenario for life, which some researchers consider highly implausible (the heat problem, the dilution problem, the genetics problem, more). But if they are not microfossils, they cannot be used as evidence for the hydrothermal vent scenario. Conversely, if the rocks are not from past hydrothermal vents, they cannot be used as evidence that life formed there. If they are neither, they cannot be used as evidence of either. Claims these rocks are hydrothermal in origin seem based on circumstantial evidence alone.As the Origin film explains, the essential molecules of life (proteins and nucleic acids) could not have formed in water, because water breaks the bonds that holds amino acids and nucleotides together. Ribose, essential for the ‘RNA World’ scenario, is particularly unstable. Nobody has any idea how it would form naturally. Yet so great is the faith of materialists—and so complete the indoctrination of the public—reporter Timothy Seppala ends his article at Engadget with these irrational words: “Where there’s water, there’s a way.”We keep telling you. They’re not really materialists. They’re pantheists and animists. In their religion, the spirits of emergence imbue matter with wishful fancies. It’s just waiting to “pop into existence” — just add water! The spirits will find a way.These days, you don’t even have to prove it. Just pick up a rock in Canada, run divination on it, and claim it’s alive (or it was). Instant fame! The priests and prophets of pantheistic materialism will love you, because you have glorified the Force. You have taken the answers to the biggest questions out of the hands of the despised theists, and offered them in homage to the Emperor, Charles the Great, master of the forces of nature, forever worshiped because he leaned over a warm little pond, uttered his incantations, and like a golden calf, out came Popeye.May the farce be with them, not with you.(Visited 51 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more