Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Police news

click to go to Cambridgeshire Constabulary website
Last week, a Lithuanian was arrested in Milton for going round collecting charity bags. It would appear that he was working for a company called Junatex, who apparently operate by dropping stickers through people's letterboxes asking them to put any unwanted clothing etc into a bag and stick the sticker on the side for collection. It is possible that they may also pinch other charities' bags and stick their stickers on to cover their tracks but we can't prove this so no further action was taken.

The Junatex stickers do not ever say they are a charity, they only say they are a Clothes Collection company.

Please look closely at any charity bags or stickers to see whether they really are for charity or whether they are actually companies making a profit from their donations.

Trading Standards and City of London have been notified and are co-ordinating work round this type of offence.

Fulbourn Neighbourhood Policing Team (through e-cops)



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Tuesday, 28 June 2011

NHS reforms and you - Bottisham Medical Practice Patient Participation Group

The Government has put the NHS reform bill on hold. How much it will change and in what ways is uncertain. The coming weeks will tell. But your newly-founded Bottisham Practice Patient Participation Group is now up and running. The Group’s Committee held its first meeting in April - the minutes are on the Practice website. If you have anything you would like the PPG to take up (issues for the Practice as a whole, please, not personal problems), e-mail the PPG Committee by clicking on the ‘contact us’ link at www.bottishammedicalpractice.nhs.net.

Members of the Bottisham PPG Committee will attend a meeting with representatives from other PPGs in the area, and will be briefed on how the consortiums of medical practices in Cambridgeshire plan to work, and the issues - in particular funding pressures - which they (and therefore we as patients) will face, as the NHS reforms (in whatever form they take) get under way. The aim thereafter is to hold a series of open meetings in the autumn to brief members of the public on the work of the consortiums of medical practices, and on how the NHS reforms will impact on the services we receive as patients. Your PPG Committee intends to make sure that one of these open meetings is held in our area. It will be important to attend to find out how all of us and our families will be affected. The Bottisham PPG will keep you informed.

Bottisham PPG Committee



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Sunday, 12 June 2011

Question evolution

question evolution - go to Creation Ministries International!This is the text of a pamphlet that has been delivered to some addresses in the area by scientific interest group Creation Ministries International. I found it provocative and compelling, and enjoyed reading it, and I hope you do too - Ed.

click to go to Creation Ministries International


1. HOW DID LIFE ORIGINATE?

Evolutionist professor Paul Davies admitted, "Nobody knows how a mixture of lifeless chemicals spontaneously organised themselves into the first living cell." Andrew Knoll, professor of biology, Harvard, said, "we don't really know how life originated on this planet". A minimal cell needs several hundred proteins. Even if every atom in the universe were an experiment with all the correct amino acids present for every molecular vibration in the supposed evolutionary age of the universe, not even one average-sized functional protein would form. So how did life with hundreds of proteins originate just by chemistry without intelligent design?
Read more: creation.com/origin

2. HOW DID THE DNA CODE ORIGINATE?

The code is a sophisticated language system with letters and words where the meaning of the words is unrelated to the chemical properties of the letters - just as the information on this article is not a product of the pixels on the screen (or the chemical properties of the ink). What other coding system has existed without intelligent design? How did the DNA coding system arise without it being created?
Read more: creation.com/code

3. HOW COULD MUTATIONS - ACCIDENTAL COPYING MISTAKES (DNA 'LETTERS' EXCHANGED, DELETED OR ADDED, GENES DUPLICATED, CHROMOSOME INVERSIONS, ETC) - CREATE THE HUGE VOLUMES OF INFORMATION IN THE DNA OF LIVING THINGS?

How could such errors create 3 billion letters of DNA information to change a microbe into a microbiologist? There is information for how to make proteins and also for controlling their use - much like a cookbook contains the ingredients as well as instructions for when and how to use them. One without the other is useless - see creation.com/meta-information. Mutations are known for their destructive effects, including over 1,000 human diseases such as haemophilia. Rarely are they even helpful. But how can scrambling existing DNA information create a new biochemical pathway or nano-machines with many components to make 'goo-to-you' evolution possible? Eg, how did a 32-component rotary motor like ATP synthase (which produces the energy currency, ATP, for all life) or robots like kinesin (a 'postman' delivering parcels inside cells) originate?
Read more: creation.com/train

4. WHY IS NATURAL SELECTION, A PRINCIPLE RECOGNISED BY CREATIONISTS, TAUGHT AS 'EVOLUTION', AS IF IT EXPLAINS THE ORIGIN OF THE DIVERSITY OF LIFE?

By definition it is a selective process (selecting from already existing information)so is not a creative process. it might explain the survival of the fittest (why certain genes benefit creatures more in certain environments), but not the arrival of the fittest (where the genes and creatures came from in the first place). The death of individuals not adapted to an environment and the survival of those that are suited does not explain the origin of the traits that make an organism suited to an environment. Eg how do minor back-and-forth variations in finch beaks explain the origin of beaks and finches? How does natural selection explain goo-to-you evolution?
Read more: creation.com/defining-terms

5. HOW DID NEW BIOCHEMICAL PATHWAYS, WHICH INVOLVE MULTIPLE ENZYMES WORKING TOGETHER IN SEQUENCE, ORIGINATE?

Every pathway and nano-machine requires multiple protein/enzyme components to work. how did lucky accidents create even one of the components, let alone 10 or 20 or 30+ at the same time, often in a necessary programmed sequence? Evolutionary biochemist Franklin Harold wrote, "we must concede that there are presently no detailed Darwinian accounts of the evolution of any biochemical or cellular system, only a variety of wishful speculations."
Read more: creation.com/motor

6. LIVING THINGS LOOK LIKE THEY WERE DESIGNED, SO HOW DO EVOLUTIONISTS KNOW THEY WERE NOT DESIGNED?

Richard Dawkins wrote, "biology is the study of complex things that have the appearance of having been designed with a purpose." Francis Crick, the co-discoverer of the double helix structure of DNA, wrote "Biologists must constantly keep in mind that what they see was not designed, but rather evolved." The problem for evolutionists is that living things show too much design. Who objects when an archaeologist says that pottery points to human design? Yet if someone attributes the design in living things to a designer, that is not acceptable. Why should science be restricted to naturalistic causes rather than logical causes?
Read more: creation.com/design_legit

7. HOW DID MULTI-CELLULAR LIFE ORIGINATE?

How did cells adapted to individual survival 'learn' to cooperate and specialize (including undergoing programmed cell death) to create complex plants and animals?
Read more: creation.com/multicellularity

8. HOW DID SEX ORIGINATE?

Asexual reproduction gives up to twice as much reproductive success ('fitness') for the same resources as sexual reproduction, so how could the latter ever gain enough advantage to be selected? And how could mere physics and chemistry invent the complementary apparatuses needed at the same time (non-intelligent processes cannot plan for future coordination of male and female organs).
Read more: creation.com/evosex

9. WHY ARE THE (EXPECTED) COUNTLESS MILLIONS OF TRANSITIONAL FOSSILS MISSING?

Darwin noted the problem and it still remains. The evolutionary family trees in textbooks are based on imagination, not fossil evidence. Famous Harvard paleontologist (and evolutionist) Stephen Jay Gould wrote, "The extreme rarity of transitional forms in the fossil record persists as the trade secret of paleontology". Other evolutionist fossils also admit the problem.
Read more: creation.com/pattquote

10. HOW DO "LIVING FOSSILS" REMAIN UNCHANGED OVER MILLIONS OF YEARS, IF EVOLUTION HAS CHANGED WORMS INTO HUMANS IN THE SAME TIME FRAME?

Professor Gould wrote, "the maintenance of stability within species must be considered as a major evolutionary problem".
Read more: creation.com/living_fossils

11. HOW DID BLIND CHEMISTRY CREATE MIND/INTELLIGENCE, MEANING, ALTRUISM AND MORALITY?

If everything evolved, and we invented God, as per evolutionary teaching, what purpose or meaning is there to human life? Should students be learning nihilism (life is meaningless) in science classes?
Read more: creation.com/chesterton

12. WHY IS EVOLUTIONARY 'JUST-SO' STORY-TELLING TOLERATED?

Evolutionists often use flexible story-telling to 'explain' observations contrary to evolutionary theory. NAS (National Academy of Sciences - USA) member Dr Philip Skell wrote, "Darwinian explanations for such things are often too supple: Natural selection makes humans self-centred and aggressive - except when it makes them altruistic and peaceable. Or natural selection produces virile men who eagerly spread their seed - except when it prefers men who are successful protectors and providers. When an explanation is so supple that it can explain any behaviour, it is difficult to test it experimentally, much less use it as a catalyst for scientific discovery".
Read more: creation.com/sexstories

13. WHERE ARE THE SCIENTIFIC BREAKTHROUGHS DUE TO EVOLUTION?

Dr Marc Kirschner, chair of the Department of Systems Biology, Harvard Medical School, stated: "In fact, over the last 100 years, almost all of biology has proceeded independently of evolution, except evolutionary biology itself. Molecular biology, biochemistry, physiology, have not taken evolution into account at all." Dr Skell wrote, "It is our knowledge of how these organisms actually operate, not speculation about how they may have arisen millions of years ago, that is essential to doctors, veterinarians, farmers..." Evolution actually hinders medical discovery. Then why do schools and universities teach evolution so dogmatically, stealing time from experimental biology that so benefits mankind?
Read more: creation.com/science#relevance

14. SCIENCE INVOLVES EXPERIMENTING TO FIGURE OUT HOW THINGS WORK; HOW THEY OPERATE. WHY IS EVOLUTION, A THEORY ABOUT HISTORY, TAUGHT AS IF IT IS THE SAME AS THIS OPERATIONAL SCIENCE?

You cannot do experiments, or even observe what happened, in the past. Asked if evolution has been observed, Richard Dawkins said, "Evolution has been observed. It's just that it hasn't been observed while it's happening."
Read more: creation.com/notscience#distinction

15. WHY IS A FUNDAMENTALLY RELIGIOUS IDEA, A DOGMATIC BELEIF SYSTEM THAT FAILS TO EXPLAIN THE EVIDENCE, TAUGHT IN SCIENCE CLASSES?

Karl Popper, famous philosopher of science, said "Darwinism is not a testable scientific theory, but a metaphysical [religious] research programme..." Michael Ruse, evolutionist science puliosopher, admitted, "Evolution is a religion. This was true of evolution in the beginning, and it is true of evolution today." If "you can't teach religion in science classes", why is evolution taught?
Read more: "creation.com/evo-religious and creation.com/notscience


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Friday, 10 June 2011

Lipstick in school

According to a news report, a certain school in England was recently faced with a unique problem. A number of 12-year-old girls were beginning to use lipstick and would put it on in the bathroom.

That was fine, but after they put on their lipstick they would press their lips to the mirror leaving dozens of little lip prints.

Every night the maintenance man would remove them and the next day the girls would put them back.

Finally, the Headmistress decided that something had to be done. She called all the girls to the bathroom and met them there with the maintenance man. She explained that all these lip prints were causing a major problem for the custodian who had to clean the mirrors every night.

To demonstrate how difficult it had been to clean the mirrors, she asked the maintenance man to show the girls how much effort was required. He took out a long-handled squeegee, dipped it in the toilet, and cleaned the mirror with it.

Since then, there have been no lip prints on the mirror.

There are teachers......and then there are educators.

here endeth the lesson!

Monday, 6 June 2011

The Alzheimer's Society: Cambridgeshire Memory Walk

go to the Alzheimer's Society homepageCambridgeshire Memory Walk of 2011 (Alzheimer's Society)

Date: 4th September 2011.

Venue: Milton Country Park (opposite the Milton Tesco Store off Junction 32/33 of the A14.

Times: From 9am to 4pm.

Description: Come and walk in memory of a loved one at our Flagship Memory Walk, which this year takes place at Milton Country Park in Cambridge. There are 2 walking routes available, a 1 mile walk around the beautiful park itself, and a more challenging 12 mile route taking in Bottisham Lode, the Fen Droveway and Horningsea.

The Society is the leading care and research charity on matters of dementia, but we do rely upon voluntary contributions to support our work.

By taking part in the Memory Walk (and raising as much sponsorship money as you can) then you can directly help and assist those who live with dementia.

Post walk entertainment is being provided, including live music, a circus skills workshop, and an aerial falconry display by The Raptor Foundation of Somersham.

If you wish to register (and get a sponsorship form) then please E-Mail Russell Rolph at russell.rolph@alzheimers.org.uk.

READ MORE

Alzheimer's Society's new report 'Support. Stay. Save. Care and support of people with dementia in their own homes' investigates the cost and quality of the care and support that people with dementia receive in their own home. Click here to download a copy of the report.

Make your voice heard - join our campaign for better care for people with dementia alzheimers.org.uk/campaignersnetwork

Alzheimer's Society is a charity (registration no. 296645) and a company registered in England and Wales (registration no. 2115499). Registered office is Devon House, 58 St Katharine’s Way, London E1W 1JX

Friday, 3 June 2011

Police news: speed checks

click to go to Cambs Constabulary homepageWe hope you are all well.

We continue to get reports of speeding in the villages and we have been conducting speed checks in Fulbourn, in Cambridge Road near to Capital Park, and during the time there we had one driver in excess of the speed limit. We do move around the village of Fulbourn and other villages on the beat. If you feel there is a particular problem on a road in Fulbourn please let us know and we will do our best to do some speed checks at that location.

Just a reminder now that the weather has got warmer remember to close windows to avoid unwanted visitors, and to be mindful of leaving doors ajar. Also do the same when leaving your vehicles unattended.

Fulbourn Neighbourhood Policing Team



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