Can You Have Evolution Without Darwin?

first_imgIt might seem crass to diminish the reputation of a historical figure right before his Bicentennial, but it’s happening.  There are some who are trying to chuck Darwin.  In the New York Times, Carl Safina shocked readers with his title, “Darwinism Must Die So That Evolution May Live.”    Safina was appalled at the religious devotion some people have to Charles Darwin.  We don’t call physics Newtonism, and we don’t call astronomy Copernicanism, he said.  In the same way, we need to ditch the term Darwinism and move attention to the modern theory of evolution.  The focus on Darwin is actually hurting the cause of promoting evolutionary theory, he asserted: “our understanding of how life works since Darwin won’t swim in the public pool of ideas until we kill the cult of Darwinism.  Only when we fully acknowledge the subsequent century and a half of value added can we really appreciate both Darwin’s genius and the fact that evolution is life’s driving force, with or without Darwin.”    Even pro-Darwinist Robert Roy Britt on Live Science joined in the campaign.  “The terms ‘Darwinian evolution’ and ‘Darwinism’ – used frequently by scientists, teachers and the media – are misleading,” he said.  “Scientists have failed to let Darwin die, even as the theory he birthed grew up, some scientists now say.”  With a play on words, Britt continued: “Evolutionary biology has evolved greatly since Darwin first generated the controversy with the 1859 publication of On the Origin of Species, and some think it’s time to divorce his name from the theory’s name.”  He referred to Carl Safina’s article in the New York Times, but also got support from Eugenie Scott and Glenn Branch of the NCSE, who also favor dropping the term Darwinism as a synonym for evolutionary biology.  They complain that the word Darwinism “fails to convey the full panoply of modern evolutionary biology accurately, and it fosters the inaccurate perception that the field stagnated for 150 years after Darwin’s day.”  Scott and Branch always find ways to criticize the tactics of their enemies, the creationists:  “Compounding the problem of ‘Darwinism’ is the hijacking of the term by creationists to portray evolution as a dangerous ideology – an ‘ism’ – that has no place in the science classroom,” they said, conveniently ignoring the title and thesis of atheist Daniel Dennett’s book, Darwin’s Dangerous Idea and Richard Dawkins’s “honest” admission on camera in the movie Expelled that Darwinism tends to produce atheism – which is the “worst possible thing to say” for Darwin defenders like Eugenie Scott.    John Hawks is upset at the upsetters.  On his John Hawks Weblog, adorned by artwork of a thoughtful-looking Neanderthal, he took offense at Safina’s calling Darwinism a cult.  “Does this kind of statement remotely help the cause of evolutionary biology, in any way?” he asked (emphasis his).  He agreed that evolutionary biology has moved on since Darwin, but called it “unseemly” to “kill” the dead man.  The critics have obviously not read Darwin, he claimed.  Darwin provided a wealth of detail that continues to guide research today.  Darwin went out on a limb and proposed tests that could falsify his ideas.  That’s good enough to preserve his name and reputation, Hawks ended: “If someone want’s [sic] to call herself a Darwinist, or a neo-Darwinist, or even a crypto-Darwinist, well, that’s just fine by me.”  Robin Lloyd on Live Science reminds us that the guy was only mortal and had his quirks.    Meanwhile, the religious implications of Darwinism have not escaped the notice of atheists behind a recent billboard campaign to promote their views.  World Net Daily reported on the ads by Freedom From Belief Foundation, such as the stained-glass-decor billboard in West Hollywood, adorned with Charles Darwin’s portrait, proclaiming, “Praise Darwin: Evolve Beyond Belief.”  Opposing Views printed an article by the FFBF about another copy of this billboard posted in Ohio.  Local activist David Russell explained why the “iconic image” of Darwin was central to their atheist campaign: “Darwin not only researched extensively how life evolved through succession, but his work helped shape the modern interpretation of evolutionary theory,” Russell said.  “He almost single-handedly took the world from blind faith of unproven dogma to an enduring theory that has withstood 150 years of scrutiny.”  Other atheists submitted their ideas for slogans appropriate for Darwin Day, like “Honk if you’re evolving,” “Don’t start evolution without me,” and “Nonbelief—the natural selection.”  The battle of the billboards had begun.  Ray Comfort’s Christian ministry raised funds to put a billboard near the Los Angeles airport defining an atheist as “Someone who believes that nothing made everything – a scientific impossibility.”  The billboard, which advertises a new website Pull the Plug on Atheism, also displays Darwin’s portrait.  It seems the Darwin beard has become an icon of a world view that goes far beyond scientific quibbles within biology.  As such, it’s not likely the growth of atheism will get shaved off anytime soon.This is hilarious.  Our shaming of the Darwin Party and their Blunderful Wizard of Flaws (09/05/2008) is working!  The Darwin Castle is in disarray about what to do with their idol during the uprising (02/01/2007).  The priests still adore Charlie and worship him, but they can’t agree on whether to display the idol or hide it because of bad P.R.    Eugenie and Glenn, stop blaming the creationists for this.  Darwin worship is rampant throughout the Darwin camp.  Don’t you remember how your former employee Kevin Padian defended Darwin Day last year? (see 02/11/2008).  Darwin represents the standard, the leader, the sacred cause of secular unintelligent design.  It started with Darwin himself.  Oh, he was clever at deflecting it with false humility, but Janet Browne described it in detail in her excellent biography Charles Darwin: The Power of Place (Princeton, 2002; see 10/24/2002 and the footnotes from 02/11/2006).  She exposed how Darwin manipulated the worshipers who made pilgrimages to Down House to get them to feel the numinous awe of his greatness.  Darwin would pretend to be ill, or to need to get back to his studies, accentuating to the visitors how precious was their brief opportunity to kiss his feet.  Emma and the whole family played along with the game.  It was disgusting (see 02/13/2004).  After his death, the Four Musketeers (01/06/2004) and other Darwin Party operatives manipulated politicians to inter Darwin’s remains in Westminster Abbey, a religious building.  His august statue stands like a monumental shrine in the British Natural History Museum, and the Pope Darwin call to worship is making the rounds of museums in America.  It is undeniable, also, that Darwin and his followers have continued to use theological arguments for their viewpoint – i.e., the “God wouldn’t have done it this way” defense, the either-or ploy, “God could not have designed the shape of my nose, so everything must be the result of chance,” or, “since it seems implausible that God would have created all these species separately, therefore humans have bacteria ancestors.”  They even wear little WWDD (What Would Darwin Do?) pins (e.g., WWDD article on Live Science, and What would Darwin think of global warming?, found on Science Daily).09/02/2004).  Charlie was the only one decent enough to present at least a facade of likability.    Evolution without Darwin would be like Buddhism without Buddha.  The Buddha didn’t want his name attached to a religion, either, but how could Buddhism function without the shrines?  Where would the disciples light their incense and make their sacrifices?  What face could replace Darwin to grace the stained-glass billboards of the atheists?  Marx?  Stalin?  Dawkins?  William Provine?  P.Z. Myers?  Eugenie, your own politicos have done this.  They’ve marketed Charlie’s special brand of hallucinogenic incense, and the faithful would experience severe withdrawal without it.  Only Charlie’s blend provides the psychedelic trip of feeling like an intellectually fool-filled atheist.  They depend on the incense to get sufficiently incensed at the creationists.  An evolutionary biology without Charlie’s Story-Inducing Smoke would require facing reality.  It wouldn’t be possible to dream of observed design as only apparent design any other way.    When the Darwin idol eventually gets dismantled, tree and all (01/22/2009), storytelling will be disqualified (see recent foul on PhysOrg), and openness and honesty will again be required in science (02/09/2009).  It’s OK to grant Charlie a moment of silence (see YouTube; explanation on UD).  Then, please, give the poor old man a final rest by preserving his legacy honorably with his own advice, (spoken in an apparent moment of sobriety), “a fair result can be obtained only by fully stating and balancing the facts and arguments on both sides of each question.”  Celebrate Darwin Day the proper way: as Academic Freedom Day.  Abe Lincoln, also enjoying a Bicentennial, would be glad to know that intellectual slavery has been vanquished, that academia is enjoying a new birth of freedom, and that science of the people, by the people, and for the people, shall not perish from the earth.(Visited 15 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

South African women in film honoured

first_img12 August 2015It is important that women tell their story, South African actress Xolile Tshabalala said at an event that honoured women in film and fashion.Tshabalala and other actresses, such as Terry Pheto, were among the guests invited to the function yesterday by Minister Susan Shabangu of the national Department of Women. Speaking at the launch of Women’s Month on 30 July in Pretoria, Shabangu said that weekly events would be held to celebrate South African women.Week one would celebrate women in fashion; week two would examine women in the film industry; week three would focus on the trafficking of women and children and the exploitation of women; week four would be concerned with women’s economic empowerment.The theme of Women’s Month this year is “Women united in moving South Africa forward”. The month runs every August, with Women’s Day an annual national public holiday on 9 August. The day marks the Women’s March against apartheid laws, specifically against the law requiring all black women to carry pass books, which took place on 9 August 1956.Yesterday’s gathering was updated on social media, with @Dept_of_Women tweeting that Tshabalala said it was vital she told her story. “Nothing gets told about women who were affected by the struggle, but men’s stories are everywhere.”She also said that woman could not always be supporting actresses of male actors.Sibongile MkhabelaShabangu took the time to acknowledge Sibongile Mkhabela, the only girl arrested during the 16 June 1976 student uprising in Soweto. Mkhabela was an executive member of the Soweto Students Representative Council and general secretary of the South African Students Movement.Speaking to Play Your Part, Mkhabela described that day: “I remember when we were marching, we were coming from Naledi, that was my high school, and it’s further down in the west, and Hector Pieterson died, I think, more to the south.“And as we were marching we got the message that Hector Pieterson had died. For me that was a defining moment, if there were defining moments, and that sense of loss. just never left me,” she said.About the event, Shabangu said she was honouring the two industries of film and fashion because she felt they had been neglected.Women in the boardroomMeanwhile, at a separate event to mark Women’s Month, African Development Bank’s special envoy on gender, Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi, a South African and former politician, took part as a speaker in the WeLead Women’s Leadership Mini- Conference on 7 August in Johannesburg. The theme was: “We Are the Leaders We’ve Been Waiting For.”According to the bank, the conference gathered high-profile speakers to address women’s leadership in technology in Africa.Fraser-Moleketi shared findings from the African Development Bank report Where are the Women: Inclusive boardrooms in Africa’s top-listed companies. She urged the tech industry to promote more female board directors in order to increase competitiveness and to contribute to inclusive growth in Africa.“We need more women in boardrooms to enhance the competitiveness of the continent,” she said. “Africa will not achieve its economic transformation successfully without the full integration of women, from the smallest companies to the top-listed ones.“Diverse boards make more efficient companies, a range of recent research and data state it overtly. The research outlined shows that the transformation is starting to happen.”Transformation is startingThe outlook was positive and Africa was number three at a global level, behind Europe and America, she added.“But almost 33% of African listed companies have no women sitting on their boards. Nonetheless, this creates an incredible opportunity for the tech industry as it is a fast-growing sector, particularly in Africa. In the report the telecoms listed companies have 9% women board directors, almost one for each of the 10 companies surveyed,” said Fraser-Moleketi.“South Africa, number two in the report, has an elaborate suite of efficient government policies clearly promoting equality and diversity. For example, quotas for state-owned companies. But it might not be enough.”Source: SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Azkals suffer ‘embarrassing’ defeat to China

first_imgWhat ‘missteps’? Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Photo by: Tristan Tamayo/Inquirer.netGUANGZHOU – Facing China was expected to be a tough proposition for the Philippines Azkals.But losing 1-8 in an international friendly here was – as one player had described – simply “embarrassing.”ADVERTISEMENT BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games The Chinese flaunted their depth and quality in the second half to deal the Azkals their worst beating in 15 years at Tianhe Stadium here.Not since the 2002 Asean Championships when a Philippine team suffered a 1-13 drubbing at hands of Indonesia have the Azkals lost by this big of a margin.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Azkals conceded twice in the first 25 minutes, before Misagh Bahadoran got on the scoresheet in the 33rd minute much to the delight of a small group of Filipino fans inside the stadium right at the heart of the city’s business district.But the hosts scored six unanswered goals from there as the Azkals spent the last 20 minutes with only 10 men on the pitch with Bahadoran had limping off and coach Thomas Dooley running out of substitutions. The scoreline would have been worst had Patrick Deyto not stopped a penalty midway in the second half.While the match was considered a friendly, it was difficult not to look into the result with an AFC Asian Cup Qualifying clash against Tajikistan in Dushanbe coming up on Tuesday.Rest and recovery will be key as they travel to the Central Asian country on Friday.But this heavy defeat was a difficult pill to swallow and players were heard getting into a heated discussion after the match inside the dugout. One player was heard saying that the performance was simply “embarrassing.”Make no mistake about it, there was a huge gulf in quality especially in the second half when the Chinese, the highest-ranked team the Azkals have faced in years, ran riot against an inexperienced backline of newcomer Camelo Tacusalme, Luke Woodland, Christiaens and Kenshiro Daniels.ADVERTISEMENT Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP The Azkals’ attack in the first half showed marked improvement from previous matches with Manny and Mike Ott linking up well, while Phil Younghusband pulled the strings at midfield.Bahadoran looked dangerous with his runs and Iain Ramsay’s pace gave the Azkals a threat on the wings.But the more the Azkals pushed forward, the gaps in their defense were exposed and against a sharp and quality team like China, they were punished severely.Bahadoran wasn’t the only player with injury concerns as Jeffrey Christiaens also had to seek treatment after the match for a knee injury.Daisuke Sato and James Younghusband were also substituted in the first half due to separate injuries. Dooley remains hopeful the Azkals can shrug off the mishap and come out better against Tajikistan. He has six days to right the ship.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV MOST READ BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds LATEST STORIES UE coach Pumaren reveals bad bump breaks right leg Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ View commentslast_img read more

Bhagwat’s vest side story

first_imgRSS chief Mohan Bhagwat strongly believes in Gandhian austerity to the extent that he packs only a spare kurta when he travels. During a recent RSS brainstorming session in MP’s Dhar district, some leaders pointed out a wardrobe malfunction-Bhagwat’s kurta was torn near the pocket. The RSS chief handed the,RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat strongly believes in Gandhian austerity to the extent that he packs only a spare kurta when he travels. During a recent RSS brainstorming session in MP’s Dhar district, some leaders pointed out a wardrobe malfunction-Bhagwat’s kurta was torn near the pocket. The RSS chief handed the garment to volunteers and asked them to locate a tailor to fix it. In the meantime, he sported a vest and remained indoors for an hour because his spare kurta had not dried after a wash. Clearly, the top BJP leadership, that changes stylish kurtas at the drop of a hat, is yet to learn from the Parivar head.Battle royaleThe Congress is looking within its ranks for a royal contender to take on Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, the erstwhile maharani of Dholpur. One name doing the rounds is that of Vishvendra Singh, 52, erstwhile maharaja of Bharatpur, another Jat kingdom. Singh has been MP three times and is a second-term MLA. His name cropped up after the party high command expressed its unhappiness with the performance of its current leader in the Assembly, Rameshwar Lal Dudi. The July 3 zila pramukh elections in Bikaner, where the Congress lost to an Independent, has hastened calls for Dudi’s exit. Singh’s nomination hinges on another scion, Rahul Gandhi. How appropriate.Keep calm, do yogaFarooq Abdullah’s daughter Sara Pilot Abdullah is stepping out of the shadow of her brother, Jammu & Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, and husband, Congress leader Sachin Pilot. A trained instructor in Hatha and Vinyasa yoga, Sara offers beginners classes twice a week at an upscale yoga school in south Delhi. Hatha yoga balances stimulating energy with calming energy. Just what both political parties in her family could do with.advertisementRecipe for DisasterThe National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has neither a head nor body for over a fortnight. Vice Chairman M. Shashidhar Reddy and all eight members were asked to resign as part of the new Government’s spring cleaning of UPA appointees. All functions of NDMA have ground to a halt. PM Narendra Modi is the ex-officio chairman of the authority, which is tipped to be headed by BJP MP R.K. Singh. Until then, let’s hope, there are no disasters.Sleep JunctionUnion Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda proposed installing retiring rooms at every railway station across the country. He has probably taken a cue from his office. Both Gowda and MoS for Railways Manoj Sinha have retiring rooms with full-length beds in their Rail Bhavan offices, a hand-me-down from previous occupants.Will he, won’t he?AICC General Secretary Digvijaya Singh, promised he would marry TV journalist Amrita Rai when the couple came clean about their affair in April. But he didn’t say when. So now, each time Singh calls the media for dinner, they expect an announcement. Journalists who flocked to a dinner hosted by Singh in Bhopal were disappointed when he told them it was to celebrate his entry into the Rajya Sabha. However, he later told a journalist that he would organise another party for them shortly. Enough to send rumour mills into overdrive.The colour deserves a special mention for its current popularityTHE WEEK IN PINKMinister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha wore a bright pink kurta to Parliament when the rail budget was presented.Actor Sunny Leone’s video promo ‘Pink Lips’ for the forthcoming film Hate Story 2 attracted over one million YouTube views.Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje cleared Jaipur Metro’s underground construction on the condition that the Pink City’s heritage be preserved.Get the Message After Narendra Modi’s Twitter thrust, it’s the turn of RSS to experiment with the microblogging site. Twitter officials visited RSS Delhi HQ, Keshav Kunj, with a plan to help the Sangh attract youngsters. They used a bird from Indian mythology to emphasise timely communication. Officials pointed out Jatayu, the vulture, had tried to prevent’s Sita abduction by Ravana. A mythological bird and a tug at the Sangh’s Hindutva ethos. It’s called killing two birds with one stone.Menu change of the weekThe dhokla has trumped the samosa. Dhoklas now rule the table at all government and public sector company meetings.Missing MinisterKerala’s Minister for Non-Resident Keralites’ Affairs, K.C. Joseph, believes only Keralites in the US need his attention. When 46 nurses from the state held captive by insurgent group ISIS in Iraq pleaded for help on June 26, Joseph was ensconced in the Valley Forge Casino Resort in Philadelphia inaugurating the convention of an American Malayalee association. While Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj spent sleepless nights negotiating the release of the nurses, Joseph hopped to Illinois to attend the convention of another Malayalee organisation on July 4. His 11-day US sojourn ended only on July 7, after the nurses were evacuated. Just in time for the photo-op.advertisementlast_img read more

Late Rolando Winner Sends Marseille to Europa League Final

first_imgSALZBURG, Austria (AP) — Marseille advanced to its first European final in 14 years after a goal late in extra-time gave it a 3-2 aggregate win over Salzburg in the semifinals of the Europa League on Thursday.Five minutes after coming on as a substitute, Portuguese defender Rolando volleyed in a corner from captain Dimitri Payet in the 116th minute.Amadou Haidara, after a solo run, and an own goal from Bouna Sarr had given Salzburg a 2-0 lead in 90 minutes to make up for the 2-0 defeat from the first leg in France a week ago.Marseille will meet Atletico Madrid in the final in Lyon on May 16 after the Spanish side beat Arsenal 1-0 with a goal from Diego Costa to win 2-1 on aggregate.“It was a completely crazy match. Thanks to our character we managed to score that goal,” said Payet, adding that Marseille would enter the final as “outsiders.”The French club will be aiming for its second European trophy after winning the Champions League 25 years ago. It has not appeared in a final since losing to Valencia in the UEFA Cup in 2004.“It’s been a long season and our character has always been our strength,” defender Adil Rami said. “It will be a great match against Atletico. We want to win that final.”Marseille’s Rolando scores his side’s first goal in the additional time during the Europa League semifinal second leg soccer match between FC Salzburg and Olympique Marseille in Salzburg, Austria, Thursday, May 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)The late goal denied Salzburg a chance to become the first Austrian club to reach a European final since Rapid Vienna was beaten by Paris Saint-Germain in the 1996 Cup Winners’ Cup.“We are very disappointed. We had a great Europa League season but forgot to give ourselves the reward for that,” Salzburg coach Marco Rose said.Marseille had few problems in a first half that lacked clear scoring opportunities.The French side went close in the sixth minute when Rami just failed to meet Payet’s curling free kick.Payet guided Marseille to victory a week ago, setting up both goals, and again he orchestrated most of the team’s attacks.Salzburg dominated possession after the opening 10 minutes but created little danger. Its fast-paced combinations often lacked precision while Marseille defended well.The home team’s only shot on target came after 13 minutes when striker Munas Dabbur tested goalkeeper Yohann Pele with a low strike from just outside the penalty area.Salzburg stepped up a gear in the second half. Soon after Valere Germain’s volley from another Payet cross went wide, Haidara picked up a pass by Stefan Lainer and dribbled past four defenders before beating Pele with the outside of his right foot.Salzburg’s Munas Dabbur reacts during the Europa League semifinal second leg soccer match between FC Salzburg and Olympique Marseille in Salzburg, Austria, Thursday, May 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)It set off a 15-minute period of frenetic play from the home team and Salzburg drew level on aggregate in the 65th minute.Rami tried to clear a cross by Haidara but sent the ball straight to Xaver Schlager. The midfielder’s effort looked like going wide but it was deflected by Sarr and left Pele stranded.Marseille bounced back strongly in the last 15 minutes of normal time with Payet finding Florian Thauvin, but his header landed on top of the crossbar.Salzburg had an escape in the closing minutes when referee Sergei Karasev denied Marseille a penalty although TV replays suggested defender Duje Caleta-Car had handled.Both teams missed a handful of clear-cut chances in extra-time, most notably Caleta-Car, who had a well-placed header saved by Pele’s spectacular dive minutes before Rolando struck. Also, Haidara was sent off with a second booking after pushing his elbow in Payet’s face.“I think we were the better team and had our chances in extra-time,” Schlager said. “It was still a super performance from us.”Marseille’s Dimitri Payet, center, is pulled by Salzburg’s Amadou Haidara during the Europa League second leg semifinal soccer match between Salzburg and Marseille, in Salzburg, Austria, Thursday, May 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Bulgin: cost effective IIoT solutions with new slimline photoelectric sensors

first_img Continue Reading Previous Elma: portable development platform enables collaboration and resource sharing within design teamsNext Advantech: THIN Mini-ITX AIMB-286 to support 8th gen Intel Core processors Rugged connector and component manufacturer Bulgin has launched a slimline range of photoelectric sensors as the first part of its new upcoming automation sensor series. Designed specifically for manufacturing automation and industrial automation proximity sensing operations, the SL Series sensors offer manufacturers a cost-effective and flexible solution for the implementation of the Industrial Internet of Things.The sensor interface converts a photonic input to an analogue or digital output. It can be used to detect distance, presence or absence of an object using a light transmitter and a photoelectric receiver, featuring a typical light point diameter of 5.0mm at 30mm. The diffuse reflective sensor can be used to detect objects from 1 to 40mm away with a response time of less than 0.5ms.With the body of the sensor measuring just 30 x 16 x 4.5mm, the simple, slim and efficient design saves valuable space on the assembly line. The SL Series features a waterproof and dustproof seal to any standard M5 interface as well as a high degree of mechanical and electrical stability.The IP67-rated sensors are made with highly robust casing stainless steel 316 material and can withstand a high degree of physical impact. They are vibration tested to 10-50Hz double amplitudes (X, Y & Z in each direction for two hours) and shock and bump tested to 1000m/s² (X, Y & Z in each direction six times).The SL Series is available with or without an M5 connector, and the cables are 2m in length. Both NPN & PNP output options are available.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components last_img read more