We have tried over and over again to clarify the confusion over evolution but one of the mainstays preventing change is the muddle by physicists on the question and the testimony they offer to the wrong interpretation.
Fifty years after Hoyle, and forty years after Denton physicists by and large don’t have clue. It is a warning that science can’t really do evolution because it is a different category field from the realm studied by reductionist science. It breaks out of the mold of physics despite its clear connection to biochemical issues.
Scientific confusion over evolution shows no end. Jump into a different way of looking at the question: start with the most difficult aspect of the ‘eonic effect’, the stream and sequence effect and consider the way (after our link to the IE migration question) of the future history to come of the IE peoples migrating into Greece, among other places and then the effect of the Axial Age on the ‘stream’ of an IE people.
The term ‘evolution’ has been so botched by darwinists we are disoriented by the real complexity of the question. WHEE defines ‘evolution’ in new way and this is far more legitimate because it grapples with the issue of directed development, metagenetic evolution, and the distinction of micro and macro evolution. The complexity of real evolution can induce shock…
The question cited today in three posts: has human evolution stopped? is therefore incoherent in the context of this more general type of ‘evolution’. There are two aspects, micro and macro: the first is that humans are continuously undergoing microevolution but this is different from the issue of macro evolution, that is, speciation. Is man evolving into a new species? A far more difficult question, which we will leave here for another discussion. It is very difficult to define who or what man is and this makes the discussion confusing…
Source: 3.5.2 Stream and Sequence: Transition and Oikoumene
The confusion over evolution goes on and on and fifty years after Fred Hoyle Kaku continues with the same useless discussion of darwinian thinking about human evolution. Coyne’s blog is a hopeless morass of similar fallacies re: the Dawkins cult.
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The whole discussion of human evolution, stopped or not, is incoherent and it is shocking to see this on all sides of the debate…
Best get started with a larger dimension of theory about what ‘evolution’ is….
Source: History and Evolution
UPDATE: I forgot that I had an earlier post showing Kaku embarrassing himself about his own field, also on The Big Thunk. Go here to see the fun. ___________ When I saw this video on Larry Moran…
Source: Michio Kaku gets human evolution all wrong on The Big Thunk « Why Evolution Is True
For some reason, respectable intellectual venues are constantly and loudly proclaiming the comity between science and religion. I don’t quite know why this is so—we’ll have another exam…
Source: Michio Kaku embarrasses himself, says that the laws of physics and the behavior of subatomic particles reflect “the mind of God.” « Why Evolution Is True
Dover cleared the decks for critical discussion of Darwinism and design by getting school board micro-politics out of it. Fuller studies ID as a social
Source: Sociologist Steve Fuller on the significance of the Dover Trial | Uncommon Descent
It can pull you out of the hustle of daily life — and into meaning-making.
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Just cannot believe a judge would put our country in such peril. If something happens blame him and the court system. — Donald Trump, tweet, February 5
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Resistance in your community, across the country, and around the globe
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The current political climate is shifting from its traditional focus to the crisis of climate but many of the activist groups current are still falling short of the correct stance on the issue. I applaud the Women’s March on Washington but the reality is that an huge success emerged around a partial issue and accomplished nothing for the real crisis. And this imbalance will continue as the climate movement suffers and goes into stall, maybe, or maybe not.
The question of the woman’s movement is so easily solved in this respect that it is puzzling it hasn’t been: you can have no feminism if you have no planet.
We must leave that aside but attempt the same analysis with the traditional working class emphasis of the left. We need a larger an more general focus on the issue of culture, politics, ecology, and the economics of neoliberal globalization and this in the context of a robust platform of climate action in the context of a post-capitalist economic system. In a way the marxist approach, if it can graduate from its narrow focus, is potentially able to do this, but it must drop ‘marxism’ and take up the net equivalent yet better in a new form. And as with feminism the focus on the working class must become something more general with respect to the whole issue of modernity, economic systems, and democracy. Issues of race, feminism, LGBT, etc, can easily ride piggyback here, but not the other way around.
The key issue is the nature of an economic transformation that can resolve the crisis of climate, assuming there is still time. We have to try but we need to consider a revolutionary movement, and this could even be a virtual bluff, that can start to act immediately with at the least the non-violent equivalent of ‘guerilla warfare’. We confront the reality that corporate america discovered the crisis a generation ago and scofflawed its way to destroying climate consciousness in government.
Under the circumstances we are given near demand to challenge the current order, corporate and political. So the virtual revolution has the right to dismantle carbon economy, with some definable standard of ruthless action, a question mark to be sure.
If you empower a president who will destroy climate action you have the right and a duty to more drastic remedies that can, well, remedy the situation. Radicalize for the $15 minimum wage all you want, but a postcapitalist economy is needed more urgently, and postcarbon economy at the top of the list, no question. Guerilla warfare in quotation marks or not can join ‘virtual’ revolution as a thought experiment to flush out the issues and deprogram the problems here.
I think the working class is going to show up with a vengeance in the wake of the Trump era, and this can work fine with our formulation as to the universal class, save only that all these rust belt communities are just that, communities, and need a comprehensive solutions. All those jobs aren’t coming back, and we confront the need for wholly new economic perspective.
Our stance here is somewhat different (and won’t be especially popular, at first), and one issue is the question of non-violence. We should however be supportive and show solidarity and simply offer a warning that non-violent strategies could have the opposite fallacy to the kind of revolutionary mayhem we see in bolshevism. We must let this movements be and support them and simply kibbitz from the sidelines to be wary of a system so violent confronted with non-violent strategies… will anything ‘turn’?
A vast and powerful movement of movements is coalescing across the US to transform our economic and political systems.
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