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Entries from September 2006

Evil Buddhas, Sufi Hyenas

September 29th, 2006 · 1 Comment

Will the Dawkins atheist gang et al. get wiped out? I watch them with some trepidation. Modern science has produced a new kind of idiot, with Michael Shermer as their pope, skeptics all the way to sitting duck’s ville. I do not refer to the ninety percent of Buddhists and Sufis who are piously harmless […]

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Tags: New Age · Science & Religion

Atheism and Marxism

September 29th, 2006 · No Comments

Review of Dawkins and comments here.

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Tags: Science & Religion

Islamism and the left

September 28th, 2006 · No Comments

The Left and the Jihad

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Tags: 1848+ · General · In the News

Horganism about Darwinism

September 25th, 2006 · No Comments

What Is Horganism? But great harm has also been done in the name of faith, whether in a religion or in pseudo-scientific ideologies such as Marxism, Social Darwinism, eugenics or psychopharmacology. You forgot one, Horgan: Darwinism itself. ————————— The Final Frontier Horgan on ‘End of Science ten years later Ten years after the publication of […]

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Tags: Evolution

Dawkins the Social Darwinist dupe

September 25th, 2006 · No Comments

Don’t be fooled. ID is a smokescreen. The forces of social control want you to be a Darwin true believer as the indirect justification of the easily denounced but disguised and pervasive Social Darwinism. Mr. Dawkins, you are an unwitting ideologist for this.

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Tags: Critique of Evolutionary Economy · Evolution

Dawkins waterloo

September 25th, 2006 · No Comments

Quote from frontpage at richarddawkins.net: “It is grindingly, creakingly, crashingly obvious that if Darwinism was really a theory of chance, it could not work.” Richard Dawkins This is the strange thing about Dawkins. He knows the theory of Darwin is wrong and has to perform a sleight-of-hand to stay in the game. It is crushingly […]

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Tags: Evolution

Man’s speciation observed?

September 25th, 2006 · No Comments

The inability to observe speciation is especially dangerous in the case of human origins because it puts premium on natural selection mixed with behavioral ideologies. We can’t just wait til the evidence comes in. The Darwin claims need to be debunked on the spot. A look at the eonic effect and the relation to the […]

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Tags: Evolution

One God Stuff

September 25th, 2006 · No Comments

This article does a head on with monotheism—and doesn’t produce phoney Darwinian foundations for that. OK. One God Stuff sounds Spinozistic, however. Enough With the ‘One God’ Stuff By James Foley, AlterNet. Posted September 23, 2006. In the world today, one ancient religious ideology, monotheism, stands out as especially dangerous, repressive and loony.

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Tags: Science & Religion

Wait for the paperback

September 25th, 2006 · No Comments

Nymag recommendation The God Delusion By Richard Dawkins, Houghton Mifflin, $27 When will atheists have their Bill O’Reilly? In his latest jeremiad, evolutionary pioneer Dawkins nominates himself for the role. Knowing his audience, he spends much of his time attacking agnostics (and his personal critics). But while calling religious parents “child abusers” may grab headlines, […]

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Tags: Booknotes · Evolution

Is there a science of evolution?

September 25th, 2006 · No Comments

All this NCSE jargon about science and evolution. Does science own ‘evolution’? No, and in fact, current science is clearly as unable to produce a theory of evolution and the ID folks are incompetent at debuking it. The current frenzy over monotheism (cf. Dawkins and Sam Harris) forgets that Darwinism has actually succeeded in creating […]

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Tags: Evolution · Science & Religion

From Hucklebird

September 25th, 2006 · No Comments

And email from hucklebird (the views expressed are his, but relevant to this blog)

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Tags: Evolution · you've got mail

Talk.reason review of Collins

September 25th, 2006 · No Comments

Theistic Evolution: more evolution and less supernatural than ID and creationism A review of ‘The language of God’ by Francis Collins

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Tags: Booknotes · Evolution

Peter Dale Scott

September 24th, 2006 · No Comments

From Rad-Green

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Tags: General

Dawkins a New Ager

September 24th, 2006 · No Comments

Perhaps I was unfair to Dawkins, accusing him of playing to the Darwin groupie market: Telic thoughts cites evidence he did a ‘damn the torpedoes’ with his recent book with respect to the American market. Will religion die a natural death? I rather doubt it! Certainly not if Darwinism is made the substitute. Religion will […]

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Tags: New Age · Philosophy · Science & Religion · The Eonic Effect

Dawkins pulls his fast one

September 24th, 2006 · No Comments

The critique of the proofs for the existence of God is well-taken but Dawkins pulls a fast one with his attempt to distinguish chance and natural selection. This strategy merely shows he is worried. To say that natural selection is non-random has enabled the horde of Talk.origins idiots in the Dawkins cult to throw sand […]

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Tags: Evolution

Dawkins website

September 24th, 2006 · No Comments

Richarddawkins.net

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Tags: Evolution

Bin Laden dead?

September 24th, 2006 · No Comments

Bin Laden dead? France probes Bin Laden death claim By Europe correspondent Rafael Epstein and wires France’s Defence Ministry says it cannot confirm leaked reports Al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden died of typhoid last month.

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Tags: In the News

Historical directionality

September 23rd, 2006 · No Comments

Directionality in history: asked for a reply on the question of directionality, with reference to an email at H-World listserve.

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Tags: History · The Eonic Effect · you've got mail

Armstrong apologia?

September 23rd, 2006 · No Comments

Karen Armstrong’s apologia for Islamic violence: I doubt that Armstrong is involved in an apologia. As the evidence of her book on the Axial Age shows she is simply so confused by the effort to find an ‘Axial’ common denominator that she can’t sort out the literature on Islam. It is not exactly standard, in […]

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Tags: Science & Religion · The Axial Age

Schopenhauer vs the sutras…

September 15th, 2006 · 5 Comments

One respondent keeps wondering where I am coming from, with the streak of New Age issues that appear in this blog.

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Tags: New Age · Philosophy

Bush too incompetent for a 9/11 conspiracy?

September 12th, 2006 · No Comments

Shermer has a point: how could an idiot like Bush bring off a 9/11 conspiracy?

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Tags: In the News

Why is Armstrong an idiot?

September 7th, 2006 · No Comments

I find it baffling that anyone could write a book as bad as Karen Armstrong’s on the Axial Age. This book is completely cockeyed, unreasonably so. This revealing note about on an intercultural panel suddenly suggests the obvious reason.

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Tags: Evolution

Spam from Cohen gang

September 7th, 2006 · No Comments

~~ Andrewcohen.org ~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Dear Friend, Recently we’ve been keeping you up to date with how Andrew Cohen’s teaching of Evolutionary Enlightenment has been developing through his work with his students. We’re pleased to let you know that we’ve just launched a new feature page–The Birth of Evolutionary Enlightenment–where you can find out how this […]

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Tags: Evolution

Skeptics vs occult

September 7th, 2006 · No Comments

Scientists angered by telephone telepathy study A furious row broke out today at Britain’s premier science forum over the decision to allow believers in the paranormal to promote their views without challenge from the mainstream. The row was triggered by the British Association for the Advancement of Science’s decision to showcase highly controversial research purporting […]

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Tags: Evolution