Astronomy Columnist Tackles Naturalism vs. Intelligence

first_imgBob Berman is an unusual columnist for a science magazine.  He’s independent-thinking, unafraid to tackle big questions and criticize powerful institutions, but all the while able to keep a sense of humor.  In his monthly column “Bob Berman’s Strange Universe” in the November issue of Astronomy (p. 10), he took a moment from munching on his hot dog under the moon to think big.  “Astronomy leads us to deep issues,” he began.  “Many are so profound, we can’t even handle them.”  In “Hall of Mirrors,” he nevertheless handled, in his own whimsical way, some of the biggest: quantum theory, consciousness, perception, time, space, and intelligence.Take the question of intelligence lurking throughout the cosmos.  This topic arises when we look for life beneath the martian surface or perform SETI searches.  We assume life is out there, but we don’t know its limits….    Or consider nature itself, which most of us feel is smart.  Yet, it supposedly arose randomly from inert matter.  So we have this universe, which is basically as dumb as gravel.  A few billion years ago, some witless bits of carbon, oxygen, and hydrogen slammed together for awhile until out popped Kobayashi – the Japanese competitive eater who devours hot dogs.  How carbon and oxygen atoms should have ever developed a taste for frankfurters is mysterious.  But there you have it, and it probably happened on other worlds, too.  We’re left with a combo plate: Some of the universe is smart, some of it is dumb.  We’re never quite sure where to draw the line.So given that the source of intelligence in the universe is a profound mystery, who does a better job explaining it: scientists, or theologians?  Berman switches the conventional whipping boys:If all this sounds far-out, well, you bet it is – although no more so than the standard model where the universe popped out of nothingness like a jack-in-the-box.  Any way you slice it, the biggest aspects of the cosmos are strange and mysterious.    Religions push back these mysteries by one step, and science, understandably, finds this unhelpful, even if it cannot come to the rescue itself.  We’re left with the stuff no one talks about, the uncle with the facial tic that everyone tries to ignore.    I think mysteries are among the best parts of astronomy, the perfect accompaniments to a starry night.  Scientists love ’em too, as they brilliantly chip away.  It would be nice, however, if cosmologists would put a lid on their arrogant ghetto-talk about their latest theory of everything and admit – just once in a while – that their knowledge is a single snowflake in the blizzard of the unknown.So even though he called it a draw, he reserved his biggest put-down for the standard cosmologists.  No worries, mate: “Me, I’m gonna observe the Moon,” he ended amicably.  “Want a hot dog?”Bob Berman is a rare columnist unafraid to stand up to the big guys in Big Science when he thinks they are a bunch of clueless loudmouths who don’t know what they are talking about (see 10/06/2004).  Bravo.    Is it really adding another step, though, to posit God as the Author of intelligence?  Is it really unhelpful?  This common misconception needs to be put in its place.  Carl Sagan used this in Cosmos as one of his many digs at religion, saying “Why not save a step, and say that the origin of the universe is an unanswerable question?”  Don’t just swallow this line and feel intimidated by it.  It’s time to go on offense:It begs the question that saving a step is a good thing.  Sometimes it is, but not always.  Should a pilot save a step, and skip over his flight checklist?It is not really saving a step.  Materialists have exactly the same problem.  They need a step to explain the origin of the cosmos, so in the place of God, they put a multiverse, nothingness, or their own imaginations.  If anything, they are adding steps if not multiplying them.Omitting a source of intelligence for the cosmos leaves intelligence unexplained.  It is a deficient answer.Supposing that intelligence can arise from non-intelligent matter (Berman’s “dumb as gravel” stuff) has no empirical support.  It is tantamount to ascribing God-like powers to inanimate objects.Skipping the question just because it is mysterious is a cop-out.  This is an arbitrary move in a debate, which spells death to logic.  Deal with it.  Either explain how intelligence arose spontaneously without an intelligent cause, or consider the alternatives honestly, without arrogance.Rational discussion is impossible in a material universe of impersonal, unintelligent particles and forces, because reasoning presupposes the existence of truth and the laws of logic – which are immaterial and unchangeable.  Deny that and your arguments become arbitrary and inconsistent; i.e., you forfeit the debate.In a day when most science reporters and columnists just regurgitate whatever scientists say about everything, it is refreshing to see an exception every once in awhile.  Bob understands the enormity of these questions for religion and philosophy and does not endure arrogant posturing even by the inhabitants of powerful ghettos.  We applaud Mr. Berman for having the guts to call it like he sees it.(Visited 14 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Will Humpty Darwin Fall in 2019?

first_img(Visited 631 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Darwinism has so many failures, can it survive? Don’t underestimate the power of illogical worldviews tenaciously held.Ever since Darwin published On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life, critics have been many and vocal. Many of them have been highly qualified scientists, including those who obtained pre-publication copies in 1859 until now. Nevertheless, the Darwin Empire has always succeeded in protecting Emperor Charlie inside a castle of seemingly impregnable walls. Darwin’s protectors also mastered political methods to ostracize critics and exile them outside those walls, calling them “ignorant” and “pseudo-scientific” people who just “don’t understand evolution.” Wanting to be in the good graces of the powerful, onlookers have generally sided with the Darwin Party, not wanting to be expelled by the Darwin enforcers or labeled Darwinophobes. Emperor Darwin occasionally parades on top of the walls in his new clothes like a dictator at a military parade, showing how solid the walls are.The creationist Visigoths outside (9 May 2006), though, have not taken the bluff. They repeatedly hammer at the walls with their battering rams (before Darwin Army soldiers pour boiling oil on them), pointing out that the bricks are easily dislodged. But citizens inside never hear this. A master of the media, the Emperor and his henchmen ensure that no citizen hears anything but utter and total victory of the Empire in the public schools. Meanwhile, Darwin-approved masons are always at the ready to repair the walls with endless supplies of Darwin Flubber as mortar.Humpty Darwin sits on a wall of foam bricks held together by decayed mortar. Cartoon by Brett Miller commissioned for CEH. All rights reserved.Empires rise and fall. One day, Humpty Darwin may sit on his wall right when it crumbles, and none of the king’s horse series and none of the king’s hominins will be able to put him back together again. The fall of the Darwin Empire could be quick and catastrophic. Will 2019 be the year?The Propaganda StreamHere’s how news articles hide the situation from the public. The following news items exemplify the pro-Darwin Media tactics of Proof by Obfuscation and Demonstration by Assertion. The observations in these articles have nothing to do with Darwin’s theory. They essentially substitute “evolved” for “is designed for a purpose.” An unbiased observer could look at the evidence and see functional adaptation, but is quickly told by the New Teacher (21 Dec 2005) that, no matter how exquisite the design looks, “it evolved”—end of story. Nothing to see here. Move along.Lost ‘Darwinia’ islands could be origin of species in the Galapagos (New Scientist). The famous Galapagos animals that made Darwin famous are too different from the mainland. They need missing links, so scientists invent imaginary ones that must have evolved on underwater islands nearby. With high perhapsimaybecouldness index and vivid imagination, moyboy mason Colin Barras lays on the Darwin Flubber thick: “MILLIONS of years before the Galapagos Islands existed, there was another archipelago in the same stretch of water off the west coast of South America. And it seems those long-vanished lands probably shaped the evolution of some of the unusual Galapagos wildlife that later inspired Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution.”First Steps: Scientists launch evolutionary study to explore the origins of fish that walk (Phys.org). This article shows the busy work of Darwin guild members, looking for evidence they admit they don’t have. “There have not been many models or preserved fossil records available to help us understand how the pelvis evolved and formed in the first tetrapods that developed appendages from fins to walk on land,” one says. But what can one species of blind fish tell them about that? It becomes their divination tool to tell just-so stories in the Darwin Theater.Explaining differences in rates of evolution (Science Daily). This exercise in navel-gazing never questions the paradigm, but just tries to hold the Darwin bricks together with a specially-concocted recipe for Darwin Flubber with more of the Emergence ingredient.How much are we learning about the genome? Natural selection is science’s best critic (Science Daily). When you use Darwin’s theory to analyze genes, what will you find? Darwin’s theory, of course. It’s like the proverbial man with a hammer who sees every problem as a nail. These scientists see the lack of evolution as evidence for evolution! “If natural selection has been a powerful influence on a site in the genome — preserving it for countless generations despite mutation and evolution — this part of the genome should be important for survival.” Darwin can’t lose.Natural selection in the womb can explain health problems in adulthood (Medical Xpress). Babies grow from fertilization to birth. What does that have to do with Darwin’s theory of natural selection? Nothing. But these scientists use Darwin’s phrase “natural selection” (i.e., the Stuff Happens Law) as a divining rod to give him glory for something he did not explain: the astonishingly accurate development of an adult from a pinhead-size zygote.A Coming Revolution?Examples like the above could be multiplied indefinitely, but you get the point. No alternatives are ever allowed in print by Big Media, who along with Big Science, has sworn allegiance to Emperor Charlie. The Darwinist censors guarantee it.The situation seems hopeless for the Visigoths at the gates, but their are signs the Empire is not as solid as claimed. At Evolution News, Brian Miller writes about “The Intelligent Design Underground” as a hopeful sign against a backdrop of despair:I joined Discovery Institute two years ago, but I had been reading the works of ID scientists since Michael Denton wrote Evolution: A Theory in Crisis in the mid Eighties. In the following decades, I spent countless hours reading intelligent design literature, and then the critiques of that literature, and then the responses to those critiques. I felt untold angst in seeing how the writings of design theorists were consistently misrepresented to the public and how design critics ignored the responses to their critiques’ errors. I longed for the day when I could help present the truth to the public.In his work as Research Coordinator for the Discovery Institute, Miller has seen a growing “underground” of Darwin dissidents making inroads against the Empire. He also describes several tottering pillars of Darwinism in recent years, including the rarity of functional proteins in sequence space, patterns in taxonomy that contradict Darwin’s tree, and genetic discoveries that show degradation, not innovation. He also has witnessed scientists using the design intuition in their work – an intuition that is Undeniable as the title of Douglas Axe’s book insists.The Discovery Institute will also be publishing new books by Michael Behe and Stephen Meyer in 2019. Creation ministries around the world are still strong and influential. Illustra Media has made more of its videos available for free on the web (see their YouTube channel), with more foreign language translations coming. In ways that Darwin skeptics of the 19th century could never dream of, the internet and social media have enabled creationists to reach a worldwide audience with scientific and philosophical evidences undermining the Empire.Read this book and get very angry at the totalitarian Darwin enforcers.Despite Miller’s hope, we at CEH have seen the Darwin Empire just as intractable to change as when we started reporting almost 19 years ago. So successful is the Empire at Censoring the Darwin Skeptics, as Jerry Bergman’s book relates in detail, we cannot raise hopes that anything will change soon. The DODOs still run Big Media, Big Education, Big Law, and Big Science with an iron fist, and push their DOPE on students unaware of its toxic and addictive effects. Those not intoxicated yet need clear heads to keep battering the walls faster than the Darwin masons can repair them. When Humpty Darwin falls, there will be no way to hide the fact that his supporters have egg on their faces.A word to the wise Darwin skeptics: this is a team effort. We need to work together. Some creationists spend their energy fighting each other, making mountains out of irrelevant molehills. Just as a nation’s armed forces require ambassadors as well as infantrymen, and a navy as well as an air force, the revolution against evolution needs many players of different talents and priorities, all united in a common cause. Avoid the temptation to publicly attack others in the same battle when they don’t agree on everything. This does not mean compromise or violating conscience; and it’s OK to state your own positions and support them. But prudence dictates knowing when to say something, and when to remain silent. Take counsel from Proverbs 10:19 – “When words are many, transgression is not lacking, but whoever restrains his lips is prudent.” Note: We deeply appreciate Brett Miller’s talent as an illustrator and thank him for his support of CEH with numerous thought-provoking and humorous illustrations, including the new “Humpty Darwin” cartoon presented today. Thanks also to J. Beverly Greene whose unique style has graced these pages and greatly enhanced our biography series.last_img read more

Corn-counting robot earns top recognition at leading robotics conference

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Today’s crop breeders are trying to boost yields while preparing crops to withstand severe weather and changing climates. To succeed, they must locate genes for high-yielding, hardy traits in crop plants’ DNA. A robot developed by the University of Illinois to find these proverbial needles in the haystack was recognized by the best systems paper award at Robotics: Science and Systems, the preeminent robotics conference held last week in Pittsburgh.“There’s a real need to accelerate breeding to meet global food demand,” said principal investigator Girish Chowdhary, an assistant professor of field robotics in the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering and the Coordinated Science Lab at Illinois. “In Africa, the population will more than double by 2050, but today the yields are only a quarter of their potential.”Crop breeders run massive experiments comparing thousands of different cultivars, or varieties, of crops over hundreds of acres and measure key traits, like plant emergence or height, by hand. The task is expensive, time-consuming, inaccurate, and ultimately inadequate — a team can only manually measure a fraction of plants in a field.“The lack of automation for measuring plant traits is a bottleneck to progress,” said first author Erkan Kayacan, now a postdoctoral researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. “But it’s hard to make robotic systems that can count plants autonomously: the fields are vast, the data can be noisy (unlike benchmark datasets), and the robot has to stay within the tight rows in the challenging under-canopy environment.”Illinois’ 13-inch wide, 24-pound TerraSentia robot is transportable, compact and autonomous. It captures each plant from top to bottom using a suite of sensors (cameras), algorithms, and deep learning. Using a transfer learning method, the researchers taught TerraSentia to count corn plants with just 300 images.“One challenge is that plants aren’t equally spaced, so just assuming that a single plant is in the camera frame is not good enough,” said co-author ZhongZhong Zhang, a graduate student in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Science (ACES). “We developed a method that uses the camera motion to adjust to varying inter-plant spacing, which has led to a fairly robust system for counting plants in different fields, with different and varying spacing, and at different speeds.”This work was supported by the Advanced Research Project Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) as part of the TERRA-MEPP project at the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology. The robot is now available through the start-up company, EarthSense, Inc. which is equipping the robot with advanced autonomy and plant analytics capabilities.TERRA-MEPP is a research project that is developing a low-cost phenotyping robot to identify top-performing crops led by the University of Illinois in partnership with Cornell University and Signetron Inc. with support from the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E).last_img read more

Don’t Look Now, But We Might Be In A Developer Drought

first_imgIT + Project Management: A Love Affair Hey, developers! Do you feel like you’re in demand? Apparently you should.HubSpot, a Cambridge-based marketing software-as-a-service venture, has started a new initiative to handsomely compensate anyone who can refer a developer friend. “If you do, and we end up hiring them, we’ll thank you with a big, fat check for $30,000,” its Refer A Dev program promises. HubSpot’s solution may seem like an extreme one, but not if you’ve been looking at the numbers. In 2010, there were 913,000 U.S. jobs for software developers, and that number is expected to grow by 30% from 2012 to 2020, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Expected job growth across all U.S. occupations over that time? Just 14%.Heck, see for yourself: Tags:#developers#Jobs#Statistics Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… lauren orsini Related Posts 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Even just compared to the rest of the growing tech industry, developers are among the most wanted. According to Wanted Analytics, a data firm that analyzes help-wanted ads:[a]pplication [d]evelopers were the most in-demand technology occupation in April, reaching a new high in the number of job ads. Demand for this talent has grown 16% from April of 2012 and more than 190% from 4 years ago.Irvine, Calif.-based IT recruiting firm CyberCoders conducted a study of 10,000 tech companies and their hiring requirements. Their findings revealed that out of all their recruits, those who had development skills — especially mobile, front-end, and open source development skills — were most in demand in today’s job market. “Everyday we see the engineers with these skills getting an average of four to five job offers,” the CEO and founder of CyberCoders, Heidi Golledge, wrote in the company blog post.If the ratio of offer to engineer is indeed five to one, that means a lot of engineers are being paid well, and a lot of companies are going home empty handed. With a growing glut of learn-to-code companies eager to teach customers the requisite skills, it’s hard to say how long developers will remain the golden geese of the job market. But if you’re a mobile, front-end, or open-source developer working today, maybe it’s time to reconsider your options.Just tell me first, so I can make $30,000 when you get hired at HubSpot. Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…last_img read more

Luis Suarez reveals his ONE great Barca regret from last season

first_imgBarcelona striker Luis Suarez has revealed that he regrets playing against Leganes before the club’s shock Champions League exit at the hands of AS RomaJust a few days earlier, manager Ernesto Valverde fielded a strong side for a 3-1 win over the lowly Leganes at the Camp Nou with Lionel Messi grabbing a hat-trick.The win restored their nine-point lead at the top of La Liga.But Suarez feels that they paid a dear price for the three points with the majority of the squad feeling fatigued afterwards.Barcelona would then spectacularly blow a 4-1 aggregate lead from the first leg to lose at the Italian capital in the return leg 3-0.David Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.Roma would progress to semi-finals on the away goal ruling.“I really regret playing against Leganes last year at home,” Suarez told RAC1, via Marca.“I played the whole game when we had so many points advantage in the league and three days later we had the ‘final’ against Roma.”Barcelona will begin their Champions League campaign on September 18 at home to Dutch giants PSV Eindhoven.last_img read more

Firmino urges Liverpool to bounce back at Brighton

first_imgLiverpool forward Roberto Firmino believes it essential they return to winning ways by beating Brighton on Saturday in order to stay on top in the Premier LeagueAfter ending 2018 with a spectacular 5-1 win over Arsenal at Anfield and remaining unbeaten in their opening 20 league games, the new year has brought a drastic change in fortunes for Liverpool.The Reds are winless in 2019 with title rivals Manchester City inflicting a first league loss on them last week before Wolves knocked them out of the FA Cup at the third round on Monday.Speaking ahead of Saturday’s trip to the Amex Stadium, Firmino stressed the importance of Liverpool rediscovering their winning touch ASAP with City only four points behind the leaders.“It’ll be a difficult game. Losing is obviously always bad; nobody likes to lose, and certainly not me,” Firmino told the club website.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“But now we’ve got to bounce back. We’ve worked hard every day so we’re prepared for the weekend.“It’ll be a big game, a difficult game and we’ll do our best to get the three points.“That’s what the Premier League is all about – it’s intensely competitive. If the team at the top stutters, the second place will overtake them.“We know we can’t go to sleep and lose silly points. We must maintain our focus until the end of the season.”The Brighton and Liverpool game will begin at 16:00 (CET).last_img read more

Navas Ill only leave Real Madrid when I cannot be the

first_imgKeylor Navas revealed that he will only consider his Real Madrid future once it’s crystal clear to him that he’s no longer the first-choice goalkeeperSince Thibaut Courtois’ €35m arrival from Chelsea last summer, Navas has found himself demoted to the bench this season in favour of the Belgium international.Although Courtois’ hip injury could give Navas a chance to have a few games in goal and stake his claim for a regular starting spot to manager Santiago Solari.Amid reported interest from the likes of Juventus and Arsenal, the Costa Rican also made it clear he won’t be leaving the Santiago Bernabeu.“The day when I realise that I cannot be the first-choice goalkeeper will be the day I leave,” said Navas, according to AS.FC Barcelona, Valencia CFMatch Preview: Barcelona vs Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Is derby time in La Liga, as Barcelona welcomes Valencia to the Camp Nou Stadium tonight at 21:00 (CET).“That is what I have always worked towards, but after that, there is someone who makes the decisions and it’s up to us to train hard and perform well when we get the chance to play.“In the meantime, you have to wait for your turn. We don’t know what’s going to happen [with Courtois’ injury], only the coach knows what the situation is.“I am at the coach’s disposal 100 per cent – we have to be united.”Navas received the Iberoamericana Community Trophy at the National Sports Awards from Spanish King Felipe VI at the Royal Palace in El Pardo in Madrid on Thursday.last_img read more

David Bowie Is Mobile App Makes Museum Exhibit Virtual

first_imgArriving on the GRAMMY winner’s birthday, Jan. 8, the virtual museum exhibit features narration by Gary OldmanPhilip MerrillGRAMMYs Jan 3, 2019 – 2:31 pm Curated by Victoria Broackes and Geoffrey Marsh at London’s Victoria & Albert Museum, the “David Bowie Is” exhibit ran from March 23 through Aug. 11, 2013 before going on world tour, ultimately attracting more than two million visitors by its July 15, 2018 closing at New York’s Brooklyn Museum. On Jan. 8, the day David Bowie would have turned 72, the exhibit’s new home in digital reality will premier as a mobile app for Android and iOS, narrated by Oscar-winning actor and close friend of Bowie’s, Gary Oldman.”This brings the amazing ‘David Bowie Is’ exhibition to a wider audience,” said Oldman. “It’s great that his fans get to experience it. It was a privilege to be involved.” As fellow Londoners, the two became friends in the 1980s and Oldman appeared in Bowie’s music video for “The Next Day.” “David Bowie Is” Mobile App Makes Museum Exhibit Virtual https://twitter.com/DavidBowieReal/status/1080821579578294273 “David Bowie Is” App Makes Museum Exhibit Virtual david-bowie-mobile-app-makes-museum-exhibit-virtual News Facebook Twitter Email The app’s website describes some of the more than 500 “costumes, sketches, notes, handwritten lyrics, music videos and original works of art” that will be coming to virtual life, in 360 degrees when appropriate, accompanied by extensive annotations and immersive audio. The initial app is billed as an “augmented reality” experience to contrast it with a fuller “virtual reality” version still under development.Taking advantage of digital media’s convenience, the app is able to present even more than the pieces included in the dozen versions of the real-world “David Bowie Is” exhibit. Testifying to Bowie’s range of styles and relentless innovation, the greatest virtue of this digital museum exhibit is its power to inspire.David Bowie Takes Over New York With David Bowie Is ExhibitRead morelast_img read more

EPA TCEQ Respond To Chemical Spill After Houston Warehouse Fire

first_img Share X Florian MartinFirefighters continue to extinguish on-going flare-ups and hotspots.Clean-up crews have contained a large part of the chemicals that spilled into Spring Branch Creek after a massive fire that destroyed a warehouse on Laverne Street.The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency leads the response to the chemical spill. The EPA and several state and local agencies are part of the Unified Command that was set up after the fire.It includes the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, the city of Houston and Harris County.Chris Ruhl with the EPA’s emergency response team said they are now waiting for results from samples that were taken from the creek.  “We know that there was a red oil-type substance that was floating on the creek, and that is what EPA is focused on and TCEQ focusing on removing currently,” he said.He said according to the owner, that substance is a fuel additive. It was stopped by boom about a mile downstream from the warehouse site.Florian MartinOfficials say the warehouse stored pesticides and fuel additives.Also stored in the A-1 Custom Packaging warehouse were veterinary balms and bug repellent. And investigators are trying to find out what other chemicals are on site.“And when that investigation is done, the determination will be made in terms of what types of inventory may have needed to be shared and shared with whom,” Ruhl said.Clean-up crews are working on containing smaller pockets of chemical runoff in the water. Ruhl hopes they will finish by the end of this week.The EPA is also monitoring the air in surrounding neighborhoods and at Valley Oaks Elementary School. There’s still a smell in the air, but no elevated levels of hazardous chemicals have been found.Texas Parks and Wildlife is assessing the impact on animals, such as fish, turtles and snakes. They want residents to report affected wildlife, but ask residents not to handle any animals themselves.Editor’s Note: The name of the elementary school has been corrected.  00:00 /01:27 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Listenlast_img read more

Louisville Postgame Notes vs Miami

first_img Louisville is 140-22 all-time at the KFC Yum! Center, which is in its ninth season as the home for the Cardinals. The Cardinals have won 148 consecutive games when scoring 85 or more points. Through its first 14 games this season, Louisville has produced 25 runs of 8-0 or better, including runs of 11-0 in the first half and a pair of 8-0 runs in the second half. Louisville erased a 15-point deficit (30-15 in the first half) in Sunday’s win marking its largest deficit overcome in a victory since battling back from a 17-point difference (45-28) in the 73-69 win at Florida State on Jan. 10, 2018. Sunday’s performance marked the second time this season Louisville has scored 90 or points in a game and the first since the 104-54 win over Southern on Nov. 13, 2018. The Cardinals set season highs for field goals made (33) and three-pointers made (13) while also matching a season high with 69 field goal attempts. The 13 three-point baskets were the most for Louisville since they had 13 triples against Virginia Tech on Jan. 13, 2018. The Cardinals committed a season low seven turnovers – their lowest total since finishing with just seven against Wake Forest on Jan. 27, 2018. UofL had a season high five players score in double-figures in the win over the Hurricanes. The 19 assists for Louisville landed just one shy of a season high total (20) achieved against Central Arkansas. The Cardinals moved to 9-2 this season when outrebounding their opponent after finishing with a 39-35 edge on the glass. With 15 offensive rebounds on Sunday, Louisville has registered 10 or more rebounds on the offensive glass eight times this season, including each of the last five games. Louisville had one blocked shot on Sunday extending their streak to 283 consecutive games with a blocked shot.PLAYER NOTES McMahon dished out a career best nine assists, three more than his previous high total of six achieved against Southern earlier this season. McMahon’s assist total on Sunday was also two more than Miami had as a team. With his trio of three-pointers on Sunday, McMahon has connected on three or more triples three times this season. McMahon set a career high with his nine three-point attempts, while his 10 field goal attempts equaled a career high. Story Links The Cardinals have won nine of their last 11 conference openers, including six of the last seven. Sunday’s performance marked the 22nd career double-figure scoring outing for Nwora, including the 13th this season. Nwora has scored 20 or more points in seven of his 14 games this season. Nwora equaled a season high with his eight field goals, the fourth time this season he has reached that total. In his last seven games, Nwora has averaged 19.4 points and 9.2 rebounds per contest while shooting 52.0 percent (50-for-96) from the field and making 20-of-39 (51.2 percent) of his three-pointers. Dwayne Sutton scored 13 points for his eighth double-figure scoring outing in two seasons with the Cardinals, including the seventh this season. Christen Cunningham earned his sixth double-figure scoring game of the season and the 77th of his collegiate career after finishing with 11 points against the Hurricanes. SERIES NOTES Cunningham was 3-for-5 on three-pointers marking the second straight game he has made a trio of three-pointers. With his five assists on Sunday, Cunningham equaled a season-high achieving the total for the third time. Malik Williams came off the bench to register his second career double-double totaling 19 points and 11 rebounds. The 19 points were a career-high total for Williams, who had 17 points in a win over Southern earlier this season. Williams set a career high with his 11 rebounds, one more than his 10 rebounds against Lipscomb this season. Williams also established career highs with his eight field goals made and 14 field goals attempted. With Sunday’s outing, Williams achieved his seventh career double-figure scoring game, including the fourth this season. Ryan McMahon registered his 10th career double-figure scoring performance, including the third this season, after totaling 12 points against Miami. UofL has won six of its last seven conference openers at home. The Cardinals have won four of their five conference openers in the ACC. Jordan Nwora led the Cardinals in scoring for the eighth time this season as the sophomore had a game-high 20 points. Louisville holds an 11-4 lead in the all-time series with Miami, which dates back to 1951. The Cardinals are 6-0 at home against the Hurricanes, including a 3-0 record at the KFC Yum! Center.TEAM NOTES Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more