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Entries from January 2006

Armstrong, Axial Age, Aljazeera

January 31st, 2006 · No Comments

Karen Armstrong on Aljazeera.net announces her new book on Axial Age. Life is not fair, someone who has made a complete bollocks of the question of the Axial Age writes a book that will sell due to her reputation.

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Tags: Evolution · History · The Axial Age · The Eonic Effect

Confusion over Axial Age

January 31st, 2006 · 1 Comment

Gene Expression discussing transhumanism links to Wikipedia’s article on Axial Age, which is really quite dreadful. There is a note saying the page requires cleanup, and I wonder if they would go for my approach. This kind of confusion over the Axial Age has been the object of several efforts on my part, check Was […]

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Tags: Evolution · The Axial Age · The Eonic Effect

No Second Axial Age

January 31st, 2006 · 1 Comment

I got an email from someone who had read an amazon review of mine on Armstrong’s Battle For God. I had forgotten that I had reviewed it, but went to look, see below. Armstrong’s idea of a second Axial Age doesn’t quite add up, as I have commented before on this blog, search ‘Axial Age’ […]

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Tags: History · World History and The Eonic Effect

Dennett’s pseudo-science

January 29th, 2006 · No Comments

We are about to get bombarded with another round of fake science on religion in the sociobiology vein: Dennett’s Breaking the Spell is due out next week, and I find the question depressing because this type of material has an immense groupie following, and is ground out according to the Dawkins formula.

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Tags: Evolution

Censored: Daily Kos diary

January 28th, 2006 · 1 Comment

Darksyde at Daily Kos interviews DR Wesley Elsberry who currently serves as the Information Project Director at the National Center for Science Education. Terrific. But what happened to my diary at Daily Kos?. Censored, that’s what! The edit button quietly disappeared, and sending an email to anyone there to protest is hopeless. That strategy here […]

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Tags: Evolution

Biology and Non-locality

January 26th, 2006 · No Comments

Have been reading Nadeau and Kafatos in The Non-local Universe, introduced a few posts back, with their commentary on the limits of Darwinism in light of non-locality. While the riddle is hardly solved, nor the relevance of quantum mechanics transparent, it is definitely true that we have missed something in Newtonian biology. I have been […]

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Tags: Evolution

East/West, Spiritual Evolution?

January 25th, 2006 · No Comments

There is said to be a Great Divide between Eastern and Western thought. Cinema, literature and other aspects of western culture are increasingly open to Asian influence. Not so western philosophy, which remains almost entirely sealed off from eastern traditions. Why? Institutionalised parochialism on the part of western philosophers and a loss of nerve among […]

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Tags: Evolution · General · History

The Darwin Legend

January 25th, 2006 · No Comments

A review of Desmond and Moore’s biography of Darwin: The Darwin Legend. The idea that Darwin explained the descent of man is a proposition quite outrageous, and yet in the rivers of Darwin promo Darwinists have actually gotten away with convincing the public. Darwinists don’t have a single good scenario for any aspect of the […]

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Tags: Evolution

Dennett on religion

January 25th, 2006 · No Comments

Dennett is plaintively queried by a Times writer:Questions for Daniel Dennett. It is a toss up as to who is being silliest here. The first question is the only good one: how could a professor of philosophy be as brain dead on religion as Dennett is. I am not a theist or atheist, belong to […]

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Tags: Evolution

Falsifying Darwinism

January 24th, 2006 · No Comments

Continuing with our series on World History and The Eonic Effect, we have concluded a brief critique of Darwinism and begin to move to the interesting pattern: the demonstration of historical coherence, a challenge to random evolution. The Eonic Effect: Falsifying Darwinism This study of the eonic effect, the evidence of a non-random pattern in […]

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Tags: World History and The Eonic Effect

QM and Kantian psychology

January 23rd, 2006 · No Comments

Visual Search and Quantum Mechanics: A Neuropsychological Basis of Kant’s Creative Imagination

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Non-random Mutation

January 20th, 2006 · No Comments

Molecular biologists don’t generally let on about all they know, suspect, or don’t wish to tell the public. Lynn Helena Caporale lets the cat out of the bag in Darwin in the Genome, Molecular Strategies in Biological Evolution (McGraw-Hill, 2003)

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Tags: Evolution