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September 20th, 2018 · No Comments

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http://darwiniana.com/2018/07/23/disenfranchised-by-two-party-system-sanders-wing-of-the-party-terrifies-moderate-dems-heres-how-they-plan-to-stop-it/
http://darwiniana.com/2018/07/23/the-total-failure-of-the-marxist-left-in-all-cases-marxs-materialist-conception%e2%80%a8-of-history-revisited-international-socialist-review/
http://darwiniana.com/2018/07/23/from-yesterday-models-of-neo-communist-socio-economies/
http://darwiniana.com/2018/07/23/how-evolutionary-biology-gets-everything-wrong-how-evolutionary-biology-makes-everyone-an-existentialist-aeon-essays/
http://darwiniana.com/2018/07/23/salon-fumbles-on-darwinism-sounds-like-darwin-propaganda-machine-politicians-love-to-talk-about-survival-of-the-fittest-they-dont-know-what-that-means-salon-com/
http://darwiniana.com/2018/07/22/blueprints-of-a-semi-specified-democratic-market-neo-communism/
http://darwiniana.com/2018/07/22/stages_of_production_theory/
http://darwiniana.com/2018/07/22/booknotes-revolution-in-the-air-socialism-never-failed-because-noone-defined-anything-that-could-be-put-into-practice/
http://darwiniana.com/2018/07/22/booknotes-revolution-in-the-air-socialism-never-failed-because-noone-defined-anything-that-could-be-put-into-practice/
http://darwiniana.com/2018/07/21/the-post-gandhian-age-but-the-persistence-of-non-violent-tactics/
http://darwiniana.com/2018/07/21/kristin-lawless-on-the-corporate-takeover-of-the-american-kitchen/
http://darwiniana.com/2018/07/21/vegan-communism/
http://darwiniana.com/2018/07/21/invoking-geist-isnt-good-enough-the-riddle-of-history-needs-more-specifics/ [Read more →]

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Denton’s Children of Light Forthcoming; Join Us at Seattle Book Launch! | Evolution News

September 20th, 2018 · No Comments

Source: Denton’s Children of Light Forthcoming; Join Us at Seattle Book Launch! | Evolution News

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Researchers: Genes cannot “be read like tea leaves” | Uncommon Descent

September 20th, 2018 · No Comments

Source: Researchers: Genes cannot “be read like tea leaves” | Uncommon Descent

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Survey Finds Pope Francis’ Popularity Plunging After Most Recent Abuse Scandals | Richard Dawkins Foundation

September 20th, 2018 · No Comments

Source: Survey Finds Pope Francis’ Popularity Plunging After Most Recent Abuse Scandals | Richard Dawkins Foundation

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Wild Speculation: Evolution After Humans | by Lucy Jakub | NYR Daily | The New York Review of Books

September 20th, 2018 · No Comments

Source: Wild Speculation: Evolution After Humans | by Lucy Jakub | NYR Daily | The New York Review of Books

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Gaia hints at our Galaxy’s turbulent life — ScienceDaily

September 20th, 2018 · No Comments

Source: Gaia hints at our Galaxy’s turbulent life — ScienceDaily

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Yemen’s Descent Into Hell: a Saudi-American War of Terror

September 20th, 2018 · No Comments

Source: Yemen’s Descent Into Hell: a Saudi-American War of Terror

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US Now Supporting Starvation on ‘Unprecedented Scale’ as Yemen Famine Threatens Five Million Children

September 20th, 2018 · No Comments

Source: US Now Supporting Starvation on ‘Unprecedented Scale’ as Yemen Famine Threatens Five Million Children

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Our two promised posts…

September 19th, 2018 · No Comments

http://darwiniana.com/2018/09/18/two-posts-for-tomorrow/
We promised two posts yesterday

marxism: view from the lumpenproletariat
R48G: as we used to say in sixth grade: we now take prisoners, beg for mercy

The previous post can be the second: Beg for mercy…: the commie natives are getting restless…
We will consider the second also: the question of the lumpenproletariat.
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do we have a left…??//Political Fragmentation on the Homefront

September 19th, 2018 · No Comments

Perhaps a key insight into this situation might be the absence of any kind of left. Not even sanders with his socialist rabbit’s foot is any kind of a left. The left of the nineteenth century moving into the various internationals were failures and they have left a void that has nothing to deal with the fragmentation noted in this essay. The various remnants of the marxist ‘monopoly’ chant the mantras of their boilerplate formulas without realizing they generated a failure in leninism/bolshevism. The latter has left its carcass in the way of any kind of reassertion of the issues of socialism which are unfairly usurped by the legacy of marx/engels which has showed a set of flaws in what is a misleading theoretical propaganda.
The solution in principle very simple: create a break with the past. Reduce marxism to rubbish via a thorough critique of its theoretical pretensions. Consider the foundational reasons for some kind of postcapitalism: economic, ecological, democratic, philosophical. With respect to questions of democracy, our view here is that an axiom of fairness suggests some kind of communism or neo-communism but with a detailed construction of an effective economy achieved from the left for the first time. Tricky sleight of handers like sanders et al will try to ply social democratic idiocy in socialist halloween costumes. This pseudo-left must be resisted. At the same time the issue of revolutionary transformation is approaching the nullity of something like the black block trying to subvert the cia: the system is de facto totalitarian and resistance is impossible. There the sanders fantasists will ply fragmented issue politics as the system proceeds inexorably into decline. [Read more →]

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Delusion of historical science

September 19th, 2018 · No Comments

The eonic effect as a falsification of most historical/evolutionary theories…
January 14th, 2018 ·

We have frequently used the data for the so-called eonic effect as a way to debrief dogmatic historical theories, hopefully without creating a new dogma. [Read more →]

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Is decline of modernity inevitable?

September 19th, 2018 · No Comments

R48G: a challenge to decline with a democratic/communist revolution….: floating fourth turning points…
August 21st, 2017 ·
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http://darwiniana.com/?s=floating+fourth+turning+points

We have created the mirror image of ‘decline’ in our idea of floating fourth turning points:

we are inside a system that is hybrid with free agency and we can envision take control of the larger system and/or adapting the idea of ‘revolution’ to the process of reforming/upgrading/transcending an historical system. The idea is important even if we consider ourselves unable to perform such a complicated task in full. We could with this in mind attempt to create a new democratic communism in a social creation at a higher level…
But the more general issue is that we must try to understand our own ‘evolution’ and in the case of civilization asking if we could replicate the eonic effect, a massively complex and elusive task!

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September 19th, 2018 · No Comments

http://darwiniana.com/2018/09/17/from-hegel-to-marx-studies-in-the-intellectual-development-of-karl-marx/
http://darwiniana.com/2018/09/16/communism-and-markets-based-in-a-commons/
http://darwiniana.com/2018/09/16/lenin-in-the-rear-view-mirror/
http://darwiniana.com/2018/09/15/2001-and-a-glimmer-of-postdarwism/
http://darwiniana.com/2018/09/15/9-11-was-a-deliberate-false-flag-conspiracy-to-justify-the-war-on-terror-seventeen-years-later-will-the-left-still-deny-it/
http://darwiniana.com/2018/09/15/postcapitalism-an-exit-strategy-for-xtians/ [Read more →]

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How Global Warming and Arctic Ice Melt Intensifies Hurricanes

September 19th, 2018 · No Comments

Source: How Global Warming and Arctic Ice Melt Intensifies Hurricanes

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New book: Darwin, unlike some of his followers, was an “evolutionary pluralist” | Uncommon Descent

September 19th, 2018 · No Comments

Source: New book: Darwin, unlike some of his followers, was an “evolutionary pluralist” | Uncommon Descent

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Searching for clues on extreme climate change: Nearly 13,000 years ago, pines in southern France experienced a cold snap, which scientists have now reconstructed — ScienceDaily

September 19th, 2018 · No Comments

Source: Searching for clues on extreme climate change: Nearly 13,000 years ago, pines in southern France experienced a cold snap, which scientists have now reconstructed — ScienceDaily

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[Marxism] Fwd: Is democracy dying?

September 19th, 2018 · No Comments

Source: [Marxism] Fwd: Is democracy dying?

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The Massive Brett Kavanaugh Charade Is Collapsing Before Our Eyes | Alternet

September 19th, 2018 · No Comments

Source: The Massive Brett Kavanaugh Charade Is Collapsing Before Our Eyes | Alternet

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As Demands Grow for Kavanaugh to Withdraw and FBI to Probe Assault Allegations, Anita Hill Offers ‘Basic Ground Rules’ for Senate Hearing

September 19th, 2018 · No Comments

Source: As Demands Grow for Kavanaugh to Withdraw and FBI to Probe Assault Allegations, Anita Hill Offers ‘Basic Ground Rules’ for Senate Hearing

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Trump Lights the Fuse on a Deadly Methane Bomb

September 18th, 2018 · No Comments

Source: Trump Lights the Fuse on a Deadly Methane Bomb

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Melting Permafrost Projections Reveal Paris Climate Goals at Risk: Study

September 18th, 2018 · No Comments

Source: Melting Permafrost Projections Reveal Paris Climate Goals at Risk: Study

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two posts for tomorrow…

September 18th, 2018 · No Comments

marxism: view from the lumpenproletariat
R48G: as we used to say in sixth grade: we now take prisoners, beg for mercy

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beyond leninism…revolution means regime change with an international…/Both the Commune and Revolution

September 18th, 2018 · No Comments

This is interesting thinking but we persist in our large-scale approach. At the same time our model of ‘democratic market neo-communism’ with its three sectors allows any number of scaled solutions/experiments such as we see here. It’s all aboard in our sense. [Read more →]

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updated; down and out: alone in NYC…//yogis…darwin critics, etc…: the need to work alone…/The Long History of the Loneliness Epidemic In the West | Alternet

September 18th, 2018 · No Comments

An interesting article. The study of loneliness is important, until extroverts start twisting the arms of introverts to join the group…
There is loneliness, and also aloneness, willed or not, in some ways a spectrum of meditation. One can be ‘alone’ but not lonely. It is often a matter of personality, further along the ‘introvert spectrum’ (like the autism spectrum, not the same). Then there is the mysterious asperger syndrome superloner.
Yogis work alone, as far as i know: some disappear into a forest and never return, or so the sagas recount. Darwin critics learn the ‘loneliness’ or aloneness of total ostracism, very strange. It is changing slowly: the total conformity of the darwin paradigm, save for religious critics, and isolated scientific dissenters, is starting to crumble. The legacy is part of the history of irrationality, not reason. That is a little unfair: visualizing world history or deep time ‘aint’ simple. [Read more →]

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