Professor explores creation and evolution theories

first_imgNotre Dame theology professor Celia Deane-Drummond concluded the two-day Templeton Colloquium with a discussion of creation ex nihilo and Darwinian evolution Wednesday afternoon.The Notre Dame Institute of Advanced Study (NDIAS) and visiting Templeton fellow Dr. Douglas Hedley of Cambridge University sponsored the colloquium. Featured speakers from multiple disciplines discussed Plato’s notion of participation in the divine, used in a Christian sense to explain the relation between creature and Creator. Deane-Drummond began her talk by posing a question about the current predicament of science and faith.“How, in a secular world dominated by an evolutionary paradigm, is it still reasonable to think about creation, Christ and spirit?” Deane-Drummond said.Within this frame, Deane-Drummond explored possible answers to this question through secular and religious outlets that engage with the biological sciences.“Evolutionary theory has, ever since Darwin, resisted the idea of non-material forces operative in the emergent beings,” she said. “But, more recently, secular writers are beginning to open up alternatives that biologists are prepared to take seriously. ”Deane-Drummond cited New York University philosopher Thomas Nagel as one such writer who is willing to accept the presence of a non-material transcendent force in the universe but does not credit creation to a god.Deane-Drummond made use of Aquinas’ understanding of creation to bring Platonic notions and the theory of evolutiony into agreement.“Aquinas develops a hierarchy in the ordering of being, from rocks through to intelligent lif, and, ultimately, humanity,” Deane-Drummond said. “Aquinas marries this hierarchal view with Platonic concept of an absolute Being that is the ultimate source of all such being.”Deane-Drummond proceeded totdiscuss evolutionary theory as an enduring hypothesis based in speculation through a biological viewpoint..She said a model of analogy would make best sense of possible relations between the philosophical concept of participation and evolutionary theory.She said suggested analogies included the symbiosis of creatures contributing to the life of each other while ultimately dependine on God. The process of cooperation of organisms through niche-construction theory was also posited as an analogy of how creatures participate in God’s immanence.“I suggest the language of analogy edges towards the meaningful in what might seem incomprehensible difference,” she said. “It is only by experimenting and speaking a language that resonates with those we are in dialogue with that a faint glimmering of insight can come to the surface.Tags: creation, evolution, Notre Dame Institute of Advanced Study, participation, Templeton Colloquiumlast_img read more

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Centenarian Dorothy (Jones) Barry, 103, Mayfield: Jan. 24, 112 – June 10, 2015

first_imgDorothy BarryDorothy (Jones) Barry died Wednesday, June 10,2015 at Sumner Regional Medical Center in Wellington at the age of 103. She was born to Warner Larue and Carrie (Breneman) Jones on January 24, 1912 on a farm near Milan, KS. On May 2, 1931, she married her high school sweetheart, Harold “Jiggs” Stocking, at Anthony. To this union were born three children: Harold “Fred” Stocking, Jr., Gary Neal Stocking, and Sherry Lynn Stocking.    Dorothy attended one-room schools near Milan and graduated in 1930. Vocally gifted, she sang duets and solo’s in operettas and plays, performed for literary meetings, and played the lead in many of the Milan High School plays.  Dorothy worked hard all her life. She grew up helping her mother feed a large family and began to help her mother cook when she was so small she had to stand on an apple box to reach the stove.  She loved working in the fields with her father, driving his mule team, helping stack hay, and later learning to drive their new tractor.  After she married Jiggs, they lived near Mayfield, where they raised wheat and registered Ayrshire cattle. Dorothy and Jiggs had his and hers M & M tractors and they worked side by side in the fields. If her tractor broke down, she knew how to fix it.  Dorothy was a member of the Mayfield Federated Church where she taught Sunday School and served on the church board.  When Jiggs died at the age of 50 in 1961, Dorothy attended beauty school in Wichita. She graduated at the top of her class in 1962 as the valedictorian, and purchased the Mayfield Beauty Shop where she worked for 17 years. In 1967, Dorothy married Homer Prather of Wellington. They lived in Dorothy’s house on the farm for about a year and then moved to Homer’s home in Wellington.  After their retirement, Homer and Dorothy enjoyed traveling and they spent their winters at a campground at Aransas Pass, Texas, with other friends and family, where they enjoyed ocean fishing. Homer passed away from cancer in 1990.  On December 12, 1992, Dorothy married Harlan Barry and she and Harlan enjoyed traveling and spending their winters in Arizona and Texas until Harlan’s death in 1998. Dorothy was President of Circle for two years at the First Christian Church, Wellington, President of the Wellington Cosmetology Association, Member of the Wellington Art Association, Member of the Good Neighbor’s Club, Mayfield/Milan area, and President of the Worthwhile Farm Bureau, Mayfield, President of the Crochet Club, Mayfield, member  of the Sumner County Historical and Genealogical Society and she co-wrote the Mayfield/Anson news column for the Conway Springs Star and Argonia Argosy for many years. Dorothy loved to travel and had visited 49 states and two countries. She loved to read, take photographs, paint landscapes, fish, and make and eat homemade ice cream.  But most of all, Dorothy was a loving mother and grandmother, and faithful servant of the Lord who studied her Bible daily, and she was never happier than when surrounded by her family enjoying a bowl of her homemade ice cream. She will be missed by her children, her grandchildren, and her many great, great-great, and great-great-great grandchildren and her nieces and nephews.  Dorothy is survived and will be missed by her daughter Sherry Kline, Wellington, daughter-in-law, Sharon Stocking, Wellington, grandchildren: Daryl (Lee) Stocking, Hanford, CA, Brad (Becky) Stocking, Wellington, Marlon (Chong) Stocking, Rockwall, TX, Tammy Titus, Derby, Kris (Mike Miller) Sims, Haysville,  Lisa (Rob) Baird, Wellington, Jarrod Kline, Wellington, Marya (Marc) Young, Wellington, step-daughters: Dorothy Ala, Wellington and Donna Beggs, McPherson, step-grandchildren: Kraig Koerner, Wellington, Kevin “Petey” (Brenda) Koerner, Wellington, Kendall (Ashley) Koerner, Wellington, step-son-in-law Jerry Ross, Wellington along with many great and great-great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, her sons, Gary and Harold, Jr., her husbands, her brothers and sisters: Floyd Jones, Rose Roe, Daryl Jones Sr., and Fern Jones, daughter-in-law Nancy (Cook) Stocking, step-daughter-in-law Janice Ross, step-son-in-law Fred Beggs, step grandson, Fred Richard Beggs, great-grandsons Travis Stocking and Wade Titus, and great-grandson-in-law, Jody Nelson. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday, June 14, 2015 with the family present from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Funeral services for Dorothy will be held at 3 p.m., Monday, June 15th, 2015 at Mayfield Federated Church, Mayfield. Interment will follow at the Osborne Cemetery, Mayfield. Memorial Funds have been established in her loving memory to the Wellington Christian Academy or Mayfield Federated Church. Contributions may be mailed or left with the funeral home. To share a memory or leave condolences, please visit www.dayfuneralhome.info. Arrangements are by Day Funeral Home & Crematory, Wellington.Âlast_img read more

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LYIT IS TURNING JAPANESE – I REALLY THINK SO!

first_imgThe Hanami Event, a celebration of Japanese culture and custom, is to take place on campus at LYIT on April 25th next.The event will commence at 12pm, with the plantation of a cherry blossom tree by the Gardening Club on campus, with an array of Japanese themed activities and food available until 3pm. It is hoped that this event will encourage future cultural events on campus and that, in organising this event, more people on campus will become aware of other cultures and customs.A number of Japanese people living in Donegal will host events ranging from an origami demonstration to basic Japanese language classes. There will be Japanese animation shows, karaoke and guest lectures on Japanese art and culture.Please feel free to drop into LYIT on Thursday 25 April, 2013. This event is open to the community. Please see the itinerary of events below.  LYIT IS TURNING JAPANESE – I REALLY THINK SO! was last modified: April 16th, 2013 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) Tags:Japanese eventLYOTlast_img read more

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Daniel Sturridge shines as Liverpool beat Bournemouth 2-1 in Premier League

first_imgWhen he’s not injured, Daniel Sturridge is making a strong case to feature for England at the European Championship, scoring one goal and setting up Roberto Firmino for the opener, in Liverpool’s 2-1 victory at Bournemouth in the English Premier League on Sunday.Joshua King grabbed a fine consolation in the third minute of injury time, very briefly threatening to spoil what has been an impressive week for Liverpool, ahead of the Merseyside derby against Everton at Anfield on Wednesday.Liverpool can still reach at least the top six under manager Juergen Klopp, who made 10 changes to the team that defeated Borussia Dortmund 4-3 on Thursday in the Europa League.Liverpool is tied for seventh with Southampton, while newly promoted Bournemouth appears already confident of survival in the league.Bournemouth went behind in the 41st minute, thanks to Sturridge.With his back to goal from inside the area and few opportunities available, Sturridge produced a powerful back heel toward goal that Bournemouth goalkeeper Artur Boruc could only parry to Firmino. The forward tapped in with an ease that was only matched by Liverpool’s second goal, six minutes later.Jordon Ibe crossed to Sturridge from a free kick and the striker headed in under minimal pressure.In the second half, when through on goal with time and space after Joe Allen’s pass, Sturridge sent a classy chip beyond Boruc but just against the outside of the post, and he later struck the post after creating his own space.King got one back for Bournemouth in injury time. After showing his composure to chest and control a high ball on the edge of the area, he turned and powerfully shot into the bottom corner.advertisementlast_img read more

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