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October 22nd, 2014 · No Comments

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23 Things They Don’t Tell you About Capitalism

October 22nd, 2014 · No Comments

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Pope Francis Labels Capitalism “New Tyranny”, But Is It More Than Rhetoric?

October 22nd, 2014 · No Comments

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What to Do when Capitalism Fails

October 22nd, 2014 · No Comments

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Hedges & Wolin: Can Capitalism and Democracy Coexist?

October 22nd, 2014 · No Comments

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The Financialization of Life

October 22nd, 2014 · No Comments

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Link log 2014

October 22nd, 2014 · No Comments

(This log goes back to mid 2013. The sidebar page/linklog goes back further: http://darwiniana.com/link-log-recent-posts/)

http://darwiniana.com/2014/10/21/munzerian-xtians/
http://darwiniana.com/2014/10/21/are-klein-and-brand-idiot-fronts-for-a-jewish-supramacism-on-the-left/
http://darwiniana.com/2014/10/21/brand-and-klein-on-revolution/
http://darwiniana.com/2014/10/21/mr-silverman-show-me-the-hard-proof-genomic-spreadsheets-your-jewish-mother-wasnt-a-kazarian/
http://darwiniana.com/2014/10/21/something-is-cuckoo-in-the-land-of-old-testament-disneyland/
http://darwiniana.com/2014/10/21/huxleys-evolution-and-ethics/
http://darwiniana.com/2014/10/20/zizek-and-a-philosophical-foreign-language/
http://darwiniana.com/2014/10/20/129266/: dialectics to gallows humor
http://darwiniana.com/2014/10/19/time-for-the-left-to-take-the-jump-darwin-quite-passe/
http://darwiniana.com/2014/10/19/havent-you-heard-the-darwin-paradigm-in-the-rear-view-mirror/
http://darwiniana.com/2014/10/19/david-duke-and-far-right-paranoia/
http://darwiniana.com/2014/10/18/hey-netanayu-your-a-kazarian/
http://darwiniana.com/2014/10/18/david-duke-the-world-is-sliding-into-antisemitic-shock/
http://darwiniana.com/2014/10/18/dialectics-and-science-2/
http://darwiniana.com/2014/10/17/citing-kant-to-refute-him-the-perils-of-foundationalism/
http://darwiniana.com/2014/10/17/dialectic-versus-tertium-organon/
http://darwiniana.com/2014/10/16/zizek-review-challenged/
http://darwiniana.com/2014/10/16/commentary-and-some-guidelines/
http://darwiniana.com/2014/10/15/red-fortyeight-group/
http://darwiniana.com/2014/10/15/review-of-zizeks-absolute-recoil/
http://darwiniana.com/2014/10/15/whales-and-evolution/
http://darwiniana.com/2014/10/15/mayan-civilization/
http://darwiniana.com/2014/10/14/communism-and-democracy-2/
http://darwiniana.com/2014/10/14/mayans-aztec-and-the-issues-of-archaic-religions-of-sacrifice/
http://darwiniana.com/2014/10/14/evolutionary-progression/
http://darwiniana.com/2014/10/13/beyond-dialectics-of-revolution-to-practical-non-theoretical-takes-on-revolution
http://darwiniana.com/2014/10/13/religion-reformations-and-modernity/ [Read more →]

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Why is the truth about Rwanda so elusive?

October 22nd, 2014 · No Comments

http://zcomm.org/znetarticle/why-is-the-truth-about-rwanda-so-elusive/#comment-6780

Z Communications October 6, 2014
Why is the truth about Rwanda so elusive?
By Jonathan Cook

It’s not often I praise the BBC for producing real journalism. Further, it is with some disbelief that I find myself applauding Jane Corbin, who I will struggle till my dying day to forgive for her despicable piece of Israeli propaganda parading as reportage a few years back on the Israeli navy’s attack on the Mavi Marmara aid ship to Gaza.
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Protein Folding: A Materialist’s Nightmare

October 22nd, 2014 · No Comments

http://www.evolutionnews.org/2014/10/protein_folding090541.html

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Thomas Huxley wasn’t a social Darwinist?

October 22nd, 2014 · No Comments

http://www.uncommondescent.com/intelligent-design/thomas-huxley-wasnt-a-social-darwinist/

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NASA: September 2014 Hottest In Recorded Weather History

October 22nd, 2014 · No Comments

https://richarddawkins.net/2014/10/nasa-september-2014-hottest-in-recorded-weather-history/

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Why Evangelize Evolution?

October 22nd, 2014 · No Comments

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/emergentvillage/2014/10/why-evangelize-evolution/

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Ancient Europeans intolerant to lactose for 5,000 years after they adopted agriculture

October 22nd, 2014 · No Comments

Ancient Europeans intolerant to lactose for 5,000 years after they adopted agriculture
Date:
October 21, 2014
Source:
University College Dublin
Summary:
By analyzing DNA from petrous bones of ancient Europeans, scientists have identified these peoples remained intolerant to lactose (natural sugar in the milk of mammals) for 5,000 years after they adopted agricultural practices. The scientific team examined nuclear ancient DNA extracted from thirteen individuals from burials from archaeological sites in the Great Hungarian Plain. The skeletons sampled date from 5,700 BC (Early Neolithic) to 800 BC (Iron Age).
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/10/141021125935.htm

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First-Of-Its-Kind Treatment Gives Man Ability To Walk Again

October 22nd, 2014 · No Comments

http://www.sciencedaily.com/videos/8335f2c12fbe875dd0f1ff9b38cdaed6.htm

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Proto-Nazism on Exhibition

October 22nd, 2014 · No Comments

Met Protest Over “Klinghoffer”
Proto-Nazism on Exhibition
by NORMAN POLLACK
http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/10/22/proto-nazism-on-exhibition/
Israel’s policies and actions toward the Palestinians has been a principal incitement of international terrorism. To say that, does not excuse the latter, but does help to explain it. Had Israel chosen a different path from its founding (Arno Mayer’s Ploughshares into Swords records in detail the events of 1945-48 demonstrating the Zionist paradigm of ethnic cleansing of the indigenous Arab population, with few dissenting voices, such as Martin Buber and Judah Magnes), one can speculate that the historical outcome would have been a different spirit and structure of the Middle East, far more promoting of Jewish security certainly than in the present. The irony of history: authoritarianism feeds upon itself, force against force, hatred fully reciprocated. The original fault lies with a totalitarian Zionism which refused to credit the humanity of those it sought to displace, rather than live peacefully among—hubris hiding behind the fig leaf of providing a refuge for the victims of the Holocaust.

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[Marxism] Fwd: Obama Is a Republican | The American Conservative

October 22nd, 2014 · No Comments

(Bartlett gives Obama too much credit. Nixon was far to the left of Obama.)

Obama Is a Republican
He’s the heir to Richard Nixon, not Saul Alinsky.
By BRUCE BARTLETT • October 21, 2014

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/obama-is-a-republican/

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[Marxism] Fwd: Amazon deforestation picking up pace, satellite data reveals | Environment | The Guardian

October 22nd, 2014 · No Comments

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/oct/19/amazon-deforestation-satellite-data-brazil

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Meet the Researcher Who Thinks Cancer Can be Prevented—Even Reversed—Through Diet

October 22nd, 2014 · No Comments

http://www.alternet.org/food/meet-researcher-who-thinks-cancer-can-be-prevented-even-reversed-through-diet

Meet the Researcher Who Thinks Cancer Can be Prevented—Even Reversed—Through Diet
T. Colin Campbell has set off a war with the food industry.

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US Given New Deadline for Torture Photos ‘More Disturbing’ Than Abu Ghraib

October 22nd, 2014 · No Comments

Published on
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
by
Common Dreams
US Given New Deadline for Torture Photos ‘More Disturbing’ Than Abu Ghraib

Judge says Obama administration must clarify why thousands of images depicting abuse of detainees held by U.S. forces have never been seen by American public
http://www.commondreams.org/news/2014/10/22/us-given-new-deadline-torture-photos-more-disturbing-abu-ghraib

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Red Fortyeight group: the american system is a failed state…

October 21st, 2014 · No Comments

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/75650151/LFM_review_copy_selections.pdf

I think that we can look at the bright side of marxism’s failure with dialectical materialism. We need to recreate marxism beyond marx, with much of the core intact, but reissued as a new make, and rewritten to move beyond its earlier failures. Dialectical materialism lost all innings to religions of antiquity and has fed their resurgence. It is time to retire the term ‘marxism’ in the cult of personality for a brilliant thinker whose fundamental axioms were perhaps flawed, but whose basic achievement is a fait accompli: if we puzzle at the capitalist calamity emerging, he and Engels outlined the whole question quite a while ago. But a sort of reshuffled deck is needed. Part of the problem is the complexity of the rise of the modern: it can’t be reduced to scientism of the kind we see in historical materialism. The right upgrade is difficult for many to conceive, but clear in the larger view. The need for a new type of economy, a set of more specific definitions of a ‘new communism’, and the core discussions of ideology carried as is, can help to make the inevitable passing of capitalist universality a viable way to the future. The failure of american democracy has an uncanny resemblance to the failure of Athens in antiquity, and we must be studious to the crisis to be able to do what the Athenians could not do: recover the original vision. Once lost the world of antiquity never again managed democracy until modern times. We need to be vigilant to what is unfolding again before our eyes. Here the antidemocratic cast of Leninism has confused the issue: Lenin was dealing with Tsarism, and ended by mimicking its lack of democracy. With any luck the interior tradition of a classic ‘bourgeois democracy’ will force the difficult insights needed to create a communist democracy. But the attempt to challenge capitalism in a communism that bans full freedom of big Capital is liable to derail and to counterrevolution. We have been harsh on Fukuyama, but, his mistakes apart, the point is clear that a form of communism that is too undemocratic will simply fuel again the tide of counterrevolution. It should not be so hard to solve this problem: a larger context of the control of capitalism can easily coexist with pocket economies of some diversity, but true to communist axioms. The anarchists have made their point, and the totalization of all culture in the name of freedom won’t work. But the confused non-movements based on anarchist paranoia about leaders as tyrants has stalled the communist idea, with a lot of help from Stalinism. The latent federalism replicated in a new globalism of states and orgs such as the UN shows the basic matrix is already present in bourgeois form. Global organizations that police the global capitalist mafias would be both in control of and to some extent anarchist structurally with respect to dependent/independent states.

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Study Finds Sea Levels Rising at an Unprecedented Rate

October 21st, 2014 · No Comments

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Link log update tomorrow

October 21st, 2014 · No Comments

http://darwiniana.com/2014/10/20/link-log-2014-7/

from yesterday:
http://darwiniana.com/2014/10/20/zizek-and-a-philosophical-foreign-language/
http://darwiniana.com/2014/10/20/129266/: dialectics to gallows humor
from today:
http://darwiniana.com/2014/10/21/munzerian-xtians/
http://darwiniana.com/2014/10/21/are-klein-and-brand-idiot-fronts-for-a-jewish-supramacism-on-the-left/
http://darwiniana.com/2014/10/21/brand-and-klein-on-revolution/
http://darwiniana.com/2014/10/21/mr-silverman-show-me-the-hard-proof-genomic-spreadsheets-your-jewish-mother-wasnt-a-kazarian/
http://darwiniana.com/2014/10/21/something-is-cuckoo-in-the-land-of-old-testament-disneyland/
http://darwiniana.com/2014/10/21/huxleys-evolution-and-ethics/

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Nearly Four Years After the Revolution, Where is Egypt Headed?

October 21st, 2014 · No Comments

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