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Entries from March 2007

Distorting the Axial Age

March 17th, 2007 · No Comments

Spirituality: some booknotes — “The Great Transformation and God: A Biography,” by Karen Armstrong. A noted religious scholar, Armstrong has written a number of books including these two that look at faith, especially in the three closely-related religions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Actually, Armstrong’s book on the ‘great transformation’ is completely off the mark, […]

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Tags: Booknotes · The Axial Age

Vegetarianism and GW

March 5th, 2007 · No Comments

One Bite at a Time: A Beginner’s Guide to Vegetarianism When you consider your choices–heart disease, colon cancer, plus-size pants, melting ice caps, gale force storms, and animal suffering vs. good health, energy, a trim physique, a livable planet, compassion, and tasty, diverse foods — it’s clear that going vegetarian is an excellent choice as […]

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Tags: General

How Armstrong resuppressed the Axial Age

March 4th, 2007 · No Comments

Having mentioned the Axial Age I am confronted with last year’s disaster book, Karen Armstrong’s The Great Transformation, whose principal effect seems to have been to have made the whole period incomprehensible–just the way the establishment likes it, a wishy-washy sausage treatment that suppresses all the relevant paradoxes of this hard-to-understand period in world history. […]

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Tags: Evolution

Why are Darwinists ignoring the Axial Age?

March 4th, 2007 · No Comments

The previous post on the question of religion and evolution might be complemented with a discussion of the issue of the Axial Age.

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Tags: Evolution · Science & Religion · The Axial Age · The Eonic Effect

Chalmers Johnson and the Roman analogy

March 3rd, 2007 · 1 Comment

Chalmers Johnson in Nemesis is very very worried about the American republic/democracy, and proceeds in the book to pose a series of analogies to the Roman Republic and its decline into empire.

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Tags: 1848+ · History · The Eonic Effect


March 2nd, 2007 · 1 Comment

Reading: Nemesis: The Last Days of the American Republic (American Empire Project) (Hardcover) by Chalmers Johnson (Author)

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Tags: Booknotes

Britain: the new divide

March 2nd, 2007 · No Comments

Faith Britain’s new cultural divide is not between Christian and Muslim, Hindu and Jew. It is between those who have faith and those who do not. Stuart Jeffries reports on the vicious and uncompromising battle between believers and non-believers

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Tags: Science & Religion