North Korea Is Off Terror List After a Deal With the U.S. By HELENE COOPER
Saying North Korea had agreed to adhere to nuclear concessions, the U.S. removed the country from a list of terrorism sponsors.
This deeply religious play( “The Power of Darkness,”) follows a man who has lost his way: a philandering servant, Nikita (played by Mark Alhadeff as a somber brooder) conspires to kill his boss, marries the man’s wife and then sleeps with his own stepdaughter. And he’s just getting started. Tolstoy doesn’t search for psychological explanations for this behavior or bother to posit that all of us have the capacity for depravity. He seems instead to blame desperate poverty and greed.
But if you think that there must be some ultimate explanation for the improbable leaping-into-existence of the harmonious, biofriendly cosmos we find ourselves in, then the God hypothesis is at least rational to adhere to, isn't it?
--> No, it's not, says Dawkins, whereupon he brings out what he views as "the central argument of my book." At heart, this argument is an elaboration of the child's question "But Mommy, who made God?" To posit God as the ground of all being is a nonstarter, Dawkins submits, for "any God capable of designing a universe, carefully and foresightfully tuned to lead to our evolution, must be a supremely complex and improbable entity who needs an even bigger explanation than the one he is supposed to provide." Thus the God hypothesis is "very close to being ruled out by the laws of probability."
C.I.A. Confirms Rendition Report
LONDON — In tones freighted with frustration, Britain’s foreign secretary, David Miliband, on Thursday told the House of Commons that “contrary to earlier explicit assurances” the Central Intelligence Agency had confirmed using an American-operated airfield on the British island of Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean for refuelling two American “rendition” flights carrying terrorism suspects in 2002.
- The act of rendering.
- An interpretation of a musical score or a dramatic piece.
- A performance of a musical or dramatic work.
- A translation, often interpretive.
- A surrender.
[Obsolete French, from Old French rendre, to give back. See render.]第五義--Rendition Report
v., -hered, -her·ing, -heres.
- To stick fast by or as if by suction or glue.
- To remain devoted to or be in support of something: adhered to her beliefs.
- To carry out a plan, scheme, or operation without deviation: We will adhere to our plan.
To cause to adhere; make stick.
[French adhérer, from Latin adhaerēre, to stick to : ad-, ad- + haerēre, to stick.]
posit Show phonetics
verb [T] FORMAL ━━ vt. 置く; 【論】仮定する; 自明のこととみなす.
to suggest something as a basic fact or principle from which a further idea is formed or developed:
[+ that] If we posit that wage rises cause inflation, it follows that we should try to minimize them.
depraved Show phonetics
morally bad or evil:
a depraved character/mind
Someone who can kill a child like that must be totally depraved.
deprave Show phonetics
verb [T] FORMAL
to make someone depraved
depravity Show phonetics
the state of being morally bad