Mark Barroca downplays ‘punching incident’ with Chris Banchero

first_imgAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk “We were too physical and in some cases it we were going above what’s allowed,” said Barroca in Filipino. “Banchero and I are friends but [commissioner Willie Marcial] told us that it’s not good to the game if we continue to go at it constantly.”PBA commissioner Willie Marcial said he had already talked to the two players after the game, giving them a warning. Marcial added he will also meet both players on Thursday before making a decision on the matter.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 ChrissBanchero and Barroca were called with double technical fouls with 5:21 left in the game for continuous shoving in a dead ball situation but the crowning hit happened in the final three minutes of the game.The two guards were jostling for position while Alaska import Mike Harris was at the free throw line when Barroca decked Banchero with a groin shot that escaped the call of the referees. “I congratulated him for the win, told him, ‘nice game’ and it’s just the way it is inside the court but outside we’re friends.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Magnolia guard Jio Jalalon denies punching anyone in Game 4 of PBA Finals ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends PLAY LIST 08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold03:30PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)02:14Carpio 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 View comments Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Magnolia guard Mark Barroca downplayed his incident with Alaska playmaker Chris Banchero late in Game 4 of the PBA Governors’ Cup finals Wednesday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Barroca was caught on replay hitting Banchero in the groin with a closed fist inside the last three minutes of the Hotshots’ 90-76 loss to the Aces that tied the title series at 2-2.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Both teams continued with their play while Banchero laid on the floor in pain and Barroca took that opportune time to shoot a three that trimmed the Hotshots’ deficit to nine, 78-69.Banchero, however, got his revenge with his own three giving the Aces an 85-73 cushion with 1:16 remaining in the game.Barroca, who could be suspended for Game 5, said things were just heated inside the court and both he and Banchero weren’t able to remain totally composed.“The game was just heated and they won so we got to bounce back next game,” said Barroca, who had eight points and four rebounds.The two, however, patched things up near the end of the game leaving whatever happened between them behind.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines?last_img read more

Thomas Hay takes Petron Communications Charity Pro Am in a playoff

first_imgThomas Hay and Clark MacPherson found themselves tied at 136 after both shot 68 for Tuesday and Wednesday’s rounds, however Hay found the edge on the first playoff hole to take the win.Troy Knight, General Manager at Lakepoint Golf and Country Club, says the tournament went well, and the competitors had a good time over the two days.“Everyone really enjoyed themselves. We rely on those pros we bring in to help the event and help people enjoy their days,” he explains. “They’re a huge part of it, but for the most part everyone had a really good time.”- Advertisement -The tournament went smoothly with professionals from the western part of the country taking part in the event. The event is also a popular one on the yearly schedule at Lakepoint.“We had a really good couple days both weather-wise and turnout,” Knight says. “We had pros from all over western Canada come up, and local pros from our course and Lonewolf in Taylor. Our members and the community really love this tournament.”The event is in support of the North Peace Community Resources Society. The organization offers counselling and support services to families, youth, and children.  Advertisement Pro Am Team Results:1 Macenna Staffing Services: 136 150 – 286 2 Petron Communications: 139 145 – 284 3 Alpine Glass: 136 128 – 264 4 Fort Motors: 132 130 – 262 5 Lynbrad Oilfield: 133 125 – 258 6 IPAC Services: 128 124 – 252 T7 Swanberg: 120 128 – 248 T7 Lakepoint 4: 123 125 – 248 9 Rig Ratz Safety: 120 126 – 246 10 Raven Oilfield: 122 120 – 242 11 Dunn Hiebert & Associates: 118 118 – 236 12 M & M Meats: 120 115 – 235 T13 Lakepoint 3: 117 117 – 234 T13 NAPA Auto Parts: 126 108 – 234 15 Synergy Aspen Environmental: 119 113 – 232 16 Lakepoint 6: 117 113 – 230 T17 Poorboy Trucking / Scotia Bank: 113 110 – 223 T17 Lakepoint 2: 114 109 – 223 19 Murray GM: 103 115 – 218 20 Lakepoint 5: 108 108 – 216 21 Lakepoint 1: 95 114 – 209 22 Eaglevision Video: 96 112 – 208 23 URS Flint: 103 102 – 205 24 Husky Tank Rentals: 96 103 – 199Advertisement Below are the results from Pro Am:Pro Name Day 1 Day 2 TOTAL Thomas Hay: 68 68 – 136  Clark MacPherson: 68 68 – 136 Warren Haugan: 69 69 – 138 Devin Carrey: 69 69 – 138 Jared Rempel: 67 72 – 139 Larry Ramstead: 70 70 – 140 Michael Knight: 70 71 – 141 Doug Morgan: 71 72 – 143 Bryn Parry: 71 73 – 144 Luke Bogdan: 72 72 – 144 Matt Palsenberg: 74 72 – 146 Brad Clapp: 74 72 – 146 Brett Stewart: 72 75 – 147 Oliver Tubb: 72 75 – 147 Troy Knight: 75 72 – 147 Thomas Petts: 73 75 – 148 Ian Henson: 76 74 – 150 Brett Webster: 78 73 – 151 Nigel Sinnott: 76 78 – 154 Andrew Jeffers: 75 80 – 155 Andrew Rasmussen: 77 79 – 156 Dave Callum: 79 79 – 158 Douglas Grieve: 85 84 – 169 Shannon Briggs: 86 83 – 169last_img read more

Hodgson shares Van Gaal’s fears over Man United youngster’s fitness

first_img1 England boss Roy Hodgson has admitted he shares Louis van Gaal’s concerns about Luke Shaw’s fitness.Manchester United splashed out £30million to sign the 19-year-old from Southampton in the summer, making him the most expensive teenage footballer in history.But he did not make a positive early impression on Van Gaal, who claimed the left-back was unable to “perform” to the standards required of him and put him on an individually tailored programme.Shaw’s difficult start at Old Trafford has been compounded by a hamstring injury and, alarmingly for United fans, Hodgson has now conceded he too harboured doubts about the player’s fitness levels at the World Cup.“I must say watching him play in the matches for Southampton, he didn’t seem to have too many problems coping with the physical side of the game,” Hodgson said.“But that doesn’t mean to say he can’t be fitter and if Louis thinks that he can get him fitter then I’m sure he will certainly have our approval.“I think when he [Van Gaal] talks to [former Saints boss Mauricio] Pochettino then Pochettino will say to him: ‘what you were saying to Luke Shaw is what I was actually saying to him’.“He [Shaw] might have had it mentioned to him a couple of times during the World Cup when we were together by people like myself and [England physio] Gary Lewin.”Shaw had no problem with Van Gaal’s criticism and, in fairness to the 19-year-old, he looked a lot sharper towards the end of pre-season.Unfortunately for him, he then sustained a hamstring injury that has prevented him from making his United debut and has also ruled him out of England’s upcoming double-header against Norway and Switzerland.Hodgson feels Shaw will have to work hard to get himself back up to the standards required of an England and Manchester United regular.“I think a lot of Luke’s situation is purely down to the fact that he is still young, his body is changing but I think he’s aware that the work rate which is required does mean that he’s got to work very, very hard on that aspect of his game,” said Hodgson, who handed Shaw his first England cap in March before picking him for the World Cup ahead of Ashley Cole.“I think he’s been aware of it, Luke, and he will get fitter and stronger, not least because he’s still a very young man and his body has not yet reached its proper proportions for the level he wants to play at.” Luke Shaw in action for England last_img read more

Tearful Kapaito named KPL player of the year

first_img0Shares0000Kariobangi Sharks forward with his player of the year award at the Awards Ceremony on October 25, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 25 – Kariobangi Sharks forward and league top scorer Eric Kapaito has been named the 2018 Kenyan Premier League player of the year in an awards ceremony conducted on Thursday evening at the Kenya School of Government in Lower Kabete.Kapaito banged in 16 goals this season and his form for the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Shield champions earned him the biggest award of the night. It was a successful evening for the former Kariobangi Sharks man who also scooped the new player of the year award.He stepped up to receive the award from SportPesa CEO Ronald Karauri tears rolling on his face as he was congratulated by FKF boss Nick Mwendwa, also owner of Kariobangi Sharks.Meanwhile, youthful Mathare United winger Cliff Nyakaya picked up the midfielder of the year award in only his second season playing in top flight.Nyakeya who made his way into the Mathare United from the Gor Mahia youth ranks was emotional as he picked his award, thanking who he termed as his second family, former Gor  Secretary General Chris Omondi.Mathare United midfielder Cliff Nyakeya poses with his midfielder of the year award at the KPL end of year awards gala on October 25, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu“When I was in Gor youth I was about to give p on football but he (Chris) came to my rescue. I had no place to stay in Nairobi, and by then Gor Youth wasn’t paying. I was really struggling and he took me as his son, helped me and now here I am. To me, this award is a stepping stone,” Nyakeya, almost overcome by emotion, balancing tears in his eyes said.Felly Mulumba who has had a brilliant season skippering Bandari to second place in the Kenyan League was pleased with the award beating the Gor Mahia duo of Harun Shakava and Joash Onyango.The stylish Congolese defender stunned the crowd by making his acceptance speech in French saying; “I want to thank everyone who has played a role in me being here from my time at Sofapaka. From my teammates at Bandari who have been brilliant, journalists and the federation, I say thank you.”Meanwhile, Faruk Shikhalo showed that ditching Posta Rangers for Bandari at the beginning of the season was the best decision as he scooped the keeper of the year award, beating Harambee Stars keeper Patrick Matasi who was second.Bandari FC keeper Faruk Shikhalo poses with his golden glove award at the KPL end of year awards gala on October 25, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu“I dedicate this award to my mum and my family Bandari. The defense has done a brilliant job as well to help me win this award,” Shikhalo noted.Dylan Kerr was meanwhile awarded coach of the year for his outstanding run with the club, winning the title with six matches to go and losing only four games the whole season.Kerr received the award in absentia as he is already at his home in the United Kingdom. Ulinzi’s Dunstan Nyaudo whose side finished fourth was second while Sofapaka’s John Baraza was third.KPL safety and Security boss GMT Otieno meanwhile received the chairman’s award.Full list of winnersMost Valuable PlayerEric KapaitoCoach of the year1.Dylan Kerr (Gor Mahia)2.Dunstan Nyaudo (Ulinzi Stars)3.John Baraza (Sofapaka)Goalkeeper of the yearFaruk Shikhalo (Bandari FC)2.Patrick Matasi (Tusker FC)3.Kevin Omondi (Sony Sugar)Defender of the yearBandari FC defender Felly Mulumba poses with his defender of the year award at the KPL end of year awards gala on October 25, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu1.Felly Mulumba (Bandari)2.Titus Achesa (Posta Rangers)3.Oliver Rutto (Ulinzi Stars)Midfielder of the year1.Cliff Nyakeya (Mathare2.Elvis Nandwa (Ulinzi Stars)3.Mike MadoyaNew player of the year1.Eric Kapaito (Kariobangi Sharks)2.Marvin Nabwire (AFC Leopards)3.Piston Mutamba (Sofapaka FC)Most improved assistant referee1.Gilbert Cheruiyot2.MaryAnne Njoroge3.Oliver OdhiamboMost improved centre refereeFIFA referee Davis Omweno receives his award from KPL chairman Ambrose Rachier at the end of year awards gala on October 25, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu1.Davies Omweno2.Raymond Onyango3.Badir YasinTeam Manager of the year1.Vincent Okello (Mathare United)2.Christopher Ouma (Ulinzi Stars)3.Lazarus Yogo (Zoo Kericho)Fair play club of the year1.Gor Mahia2.Sofapaka3.Kariobangi SharksFair play player of the year1.Mike Madoya2.Eric Kapaito3.Felly Mulumba0Shares0000(Visited 5 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

STATE AGREES TO PAY MOST OF LATE MARIE FLEMING’S COURT CASE COSTS

first_imgThe State has agreed to orders that it will pay most of the substantial legal costs of the unsuccessful challenge by Donegal woman Marie Fleming to Ireland’s laws on assisted suicide.Marie Fleming and husband TomThe 59-year-old, who was originally from Lifford, died last month after losing her landmark right-to-die case. The Supreme Court agreed to an application by Ms Fleming’s lawyers not to formally draw up the costs order until her estate has been constituted.RTE reports that the court agreed to affirm an order made by the High Court awarding Ms Fleming costs against the State of the High Court hearing.It also awarded Ms Fleming half of the costs of her Supreme Court appeal.Ms Fleming was in the final stages of Multiple Sclerosis when she began her court action seeking to be assisted in having a peaceful and dignified death at a time of her choice without the risk of prosecution for anyone who helped her.Last April, the seven-judge Supreme Court ruled the right to life under the Constitution “does not import a right to die” in what it described as this “very tragic case”.STATE AGREES TO PAY MOST OF LATE MARIE FLEMING’S COURT CASE COSTS was last modified: January 21st, 2014 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:court caseLiffordMARIE FLEMINGlast_img read more

Everton eyeing Juventus man but face competition from Serie A duo

first_img Neto in action for Juventus Everton will have to fight off competition from Lazio and Napoli if they want to sign Juventus goalkeeper Neto this summer.The Brazilian is ready to leave the Italian champions at the end of the season after finding his path to the first team blocked by Gianluigi Buffon.Neto, who joined Juventus from Fiorentina in 2015, was hoping to have established himself as the club’s No.1 by now and as a result he is ready to find game time elsewhere.Everton have been linked with the 27-year-old since the end of last year and back then it was reported they were favourites to sign him.However now, according to Gazzetta dello Sport, Lazio and Napoli have joined the race for Neto in the hope they can keep him in Italy.Everton are desperate to land a new goalkeeper this summer and they have been linked with Sunderland star Jordan Pickford more recently.Neto is said to still be on the Toffees’ radar, but they will now have to fight off competition from both Lazio and Napoli if they want to sign the Juve goalkeeper. 1last_img read more

CAIT IS A STRAIGHT AAAAAAAAAAA STUDENT!

first_imgCait with her proud parentsCait Ni Mhordha is certainly a straight A student! Coláiste Ailigh student Cáit made history by becoming the first student from the school to achieve 11 a’s in her junior certificate.Cáit is seen here with her proud parents Joe and Sheila. Congrats to all! CAIT IS A STRAIGHT AAAAAAAAAAA STUDENT! was last modified: September 10th, 2014 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)last_img read more

‘Witch’ way for stocks? Down

first_imgNEW YORK – Stocks closed lower Friday as markets followed what has become a pattern at the sputtering end of this fourth-quarter rally: Early gains narrow through the day’s trading and occasionally turn to losses. The major indexes finished the week mixed. Friday was one of the year’s four “quadruple-witching days,” so called because four kinds of options contracts expire. Historically, the days have meant higher than usual volatility and volume as investors cash in or renew their contracts; in 10 of the last 13 such days, the Dow Jones industrial average has closed higher, according to the “Stock Trader’s Almanac.” Friday became one of the rare down “witching” days, with the Dow frittering away early, modest advances to turn negative. Tech stocks drooped, perhaps on recent middling results from the sector’s big names, such as Oracle Corp., which look worse compared to the recent sunny outlooks from industrial companies such as General Electric Co. and Honeywell International Inc. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake Still, by afternoon, all the day’s gains were gone. “It looks like the rally we saw from the October bottom until late November is sort of stalled,” said Joseph Sunderman, director of trading at Schaeffer’s Investment Research in Cincinnati. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 6.08, or 0.06 percent, to 10,875.59. Broader stock indicators also fell. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index dropped 3.62, or 0.28 percent, to 1,267.32, and the Nasdaq composite index declined 8.15, or 0.36 percent, to 2,252.48. Crude oil futures fell. A barrel of light crude settled at $58, down $1.93 on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Bonds prices rose, with the yield on the 10-year Treasury note falling to 4.44 percent from 4.47 percent late Thursday. The U.S. dollar was mixed against other major currencies. Gold prices declined. In economic news, America’s deficit in the broadest measure of international trade showed a slight improvement in the July-September quarter, although it was still at the third-highest level in history. The current account deficit includes not only sales of merchandise and services but also investment flows and foreign aid. The current account deficit must be financed by convincing foreigners to hold more dollars, which they invest in U.S. stocks, bonds and Treasury securities. This is part of a string of economic reports that have come in “not too hot, not too cold,” said John P. Waterman, chief investment officer at Rittenhouse Asset Management. “We feel a little bad news on the economy is good news for the market,” because it means the Federal Reserve will stop raising short-term interest rates sooner, he said. The market, however, struggled through another week without notable gains, as investors continued to consolidate their holdings despite generally strong earnings and economic reports. For the week, the Dow rose 0.9 percent and the S&P gained 0.63 percent, while the technology and small-cap selloff pushed the Nasdaq 0.19 percent lower. In company news, Adobe Systems Inc. climbed $3.89, or 11 percent, to $38.82 after the company, which makes software such as Acrobat for creating digital documents, posted higher fourth-quarter earnings and gave an upbeat fiscal 2006 outlook. Johnson & Johnson rose 70 cents to $60.86 after it agreed to buy Animas Corp. for about $518 million, giving J&J access to the market for insulin delivery pumps. J&J said it would pay $24.50 for each Animas share, a 35 percent premium over the stock’s Thursday close. Animas surged 32 percent, or $5.83, to $24.03. Oracle fell 14 cents to $12.69 after the business software company’s earnings dipped 2 percent, depressed by an accounting charge that was largely due to its $11.1 billion takeover of PeopleSoft Inc. Pier 1 Imports Inc., slid 61 cents, or 6.2 percent, to $9.19, a new 52-week low. The company continued a fall that began Thursday, when the home goods retailer said it would abandon its crafty wicker furniture in favor of goods that are sleeker and more modern looking. Declining issues narrowly led advancers on the New York Stock Exchange, where final consolidated volume was 2.87 billion shares, up from 2.21 billion shares Thursday. The Russell 2000 index of smaller companies fell 1.65, or 0.24 percent, to 683.09. Overseas, Japan’s Nikkei stock average fell 0.53 percent. Britain’s FTSE 100 rose 0.66 percent, Germany’s DAX index gained 1.09 percent, and France’s CAC-40 increased 0.67 percent. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Bus Eireann forced to apologise as Donegal wheelchair user left without access in Letterkenny

first_imgA Donegal wheelchair user was left without access to a Bus Eireann bus in Letterkenny despite booking their seat five days in advance. Pat Carter, who uses a wheelchair, and his wife and carer Rose booked two seats on a Bus Éireann bus from Letterkenny to Dublin on Friday 2 August.According to Journal.ie, the Irish coach operator requires wheelchair users to book their seat by phone at least 24 hours in advance of the journey on regional and expressway routes. Up to four seats must be removed from regional and expressway buses to make them wheelchair accessible. This is done in a garage before the journey takes place.Other equipment such as a ramp or a lift, floor tracking and a restraint clamping system are also required for safety. This equipment is checked prior to departure.Their son Kevin Carter described the incident his parents experienced on Bus Éireann last week.They were travelling to Dublin to visit him for the weekend. “They arrived early to the station and when the bus arrived, it was not wheelchair accessible,” said Carter.“The driver said he had no knowledge of this booking and that this was the bus given to him that day for the route.”They rang a Bus Éireann inspector in Dublin who said there had been a mix-up that day with buses. The driver and inspector said there was ‘nothing they could do’.Buses run every two hours from Letterkenny to Dublin, so the Carters waited for the next one in case the two were switched.“So they waited around for two hours, and when the next bus arrived it wasn’t wheelchair accessible either,” said Carter. Again, the Carters rang the inspector in Dublin who said there was nothing they could do at that stage.“They had booked a hotel in Dublin and it was too late to cancel that at this point, they were already hugely out of pocket,” said Carter.In a statement, Bus Éireann said they were investigating the incident on the Letterkenny bus.“We are extremely disappointed to hear of the recent incident and we are currently investigating it,” the statement said. “We would like to sincerely apologise to the customer concerned for the difficulties experienced. We have contacted the customer directly and a full refund has been offered.”Bus Éireann has said it is “committed to the provision of a fully accessible public transport system incorporating fully accessible vehicles and infrastructure”.The fleet of Bus Éireann buses on the commuter and express services are 78% wheelchair accessible. However, not every bus stop is accessible.The company says that even if seats were permanently removed from buses to allow for wheelchair space, the other equipment would still need to be checked before each journey with a wheelchair user.Kevin Carter made a formal complaint to the company after the incident.“It has destroyed any trust she [Rose] may have had in public transport. It’s inexcusable, to be honest,” he said.“It’s one thing to get the money back, but it will take a bit longer to get the trust back.”Read full article here: https://www.thejournal.ie/bus-eireann-wheelchair-user-not-receiving-booked-bus-4758912-Aug2019/?fbclid=IwAR17GBNdwoc4YtawRMLRZihf9xOC6WDu-E-PRkrq1YeOht-BkFhmRDFO6q0Bus Eireann forced to apologise as Donegal wheelchair user left without access in Letterkenny was last modified: August 13th, 2019 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)last_img read more

Students Need to Argue Science, Not Memorize It

first_imgA professor of science education has a radical idea: teach science through argumentation, because that’s the way scientists do it.If you were bored in science class having to learn a bunch of facts, you might have perked up if your teacher taught it the way Jonathan Osborne recommends: argue a position from available evidence.  PhysOrg introduced its article by saying, “Teaching students how to argue based on available evidence engages them in the scientific process and provides a better idea of how science actually works.”Earth orbits the sun. Microorganisms cause infectious disease. Plants use carbon dioxide to grow. Most of us know these scientific truths from our earliest school days. They’re accepted facts. But astronomers, microbiologists and botanists once fought for these concepts using arguments based on evidence. Science, it seems, arrives at its tenets through argument.Science education should follow suit, says Stanford education Professor Jonathan Osborne. Teachers should help students learn to argue a position from available evidence, he says, helping them learn why we know what we know.In short, Osborne wants students to think about evidence, not just be told conclusions.  “In science, people argue for their ideas, in terms of the evidence that they have,” he said. “There should be more opportunities to look at why some ideas are wrong, as well as what the right ideas are.”The concept of “justification” for “right” ideas is lacking in science education, Osborne believes.  His recommendations were published in the Journal of Research in Science Teaching. 50:3, March 2013.  The only hard part is training science teachers to change their ways.The article led to a flurry of argumentation in the comments about what constitutes a legitimate scientific theory.  Osborne was mentioned in our 5/21/2012 entry where he promoted “collaborative discourse” in the science class.Osborne’s ideas are good, but he doesn’t go far enough.  Indoctrination into a consensus is still possible under his model, if the concepts of “evidence” and “justification” are not unpacked.  This is another good time to remind readers of the course on Philosophy of Science offered by The Teaching Company, where you can see how difficult it is to justify even the simplest of scientific truths.  Another worthwhile course (though flawed when it discusses intelligent design) is Science Wars: What Scientists Know and How They Know It.  (Reader tip: these go on sale for 70% off from time to time).It’s not clear from the article if Osborne understands the problems with peer review and consensus.  Does he have a Popperian view of science, or a Kuhnian view?  How about the view of Feyerabend, Cartwright, or van Fraasen? Lakatos or Polanyi?  What is even meant by science these days, when it covers everything from sociology to string theory? Students should learn not just to argue evidence, but to argue philosophy of science.  They can’t study science without knowing what it is.  Yes, normal science includes argumentation, but it can also include social pressure.  Students need to know that scientific institutions, made up of fallible people who don’t know everything, can enforce conformity within popular paradigms, which regulate what questions are important and what is meant by “evidence.”Dead ideologies can be dangerous.  Positivism and scientism still parade through high schools, like zombies, without students realizing they’re dead.  Let them learn to beware the zombie science teachers who say, “Scientists now know….”(Visited 32 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more