The timing of these moves was indeed bizarre. Especially with regard to David Harris. The organization tossed aside a player who should be in the Ring of Honor. He’s been a strong performer and leader on the defense for a decade, and he deserves better treatment. If the team wanted to take his salary off the books, they should have cut him in March. It would have been better for the player, as Harris would have been more likely to find another team, and it would have given Mac some freedom to find a younger, better replacement. Heck, they brought in Gerald Hodges for a free agent visit. If Harris was not on the team, they could have signed Hodges who is a quality starter and, at 26, could grow with a young defense. Instead, they reacquired DeMario Davis, a below average player who likely won’t return next year. On what planet does this make sense? Cutting Harris and signing Hodges is defensible. Cutting Harris for Davis is not.
By the middle of the 19th century, Ussher's chronology came under increasing attack from supporters of uniformitarianism , who argued that Ussher's "young Earth" was incompatible with the increasingly accepted view of an Earth much more ancient than Ussher's. It became generally accepted that the Earth was tens, perhaps even hundreds of millions of years old. Ussher fell into disrepute among theologians as well; in 1890, Princeton professor William Henry Green wrote a highly influential article in Bibliotheca Sacra entitled "Primeval Chronology" in which he strongly criticised Ussher. He concluded: