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Entries from July 2007

Shaykh, Shaykh, shaykh and bake

July 31st, 2007 · 3 Comments

Sillykitty(thanks) sends me this link (he is in constant paranoid fear of ‘sufi hyena’ gold, the ‘shaykh’ according to Whitehouse) from Sufi Amanesis, with remarks about E.J. Gold the google blog search turns up interesting tidbits sometimes. check out ‘authenticity of sufi shaykhs’ re: e.j. gold http://anab-whitehouse.blogspot.com/2007/07/authenticity.html Since Mr. Whitehouse has never met Mr. Gold, […]

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Tags: New Age

Anthony Blake link and a software discussion

July 31st, 2007 · 1 Comment

Doberry comment. Since Dogberry is getting stymied by the comments straightjacket I will quote the comment in a top line post: Dogberry said, July 31, 2007 at 5:00 am · Some interesting reflections on Gurdjieff, Bennett, Shah, Lessing, higher powers, dangers of ’seeking’, authoritarian teachers, dialogue, by Tony Blake, here: http://www.anthonyblake.co.uk/Meetings.html Tony Blake link The […]

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Tags: New Age

Comment on Bhakti yoga

July 31st, 2007 · 2 Comments

James on Bhakti yoga. And it is remarkable to see that resurface in the modern New Age movement, with multiple gurus plying a disguised bhakti yoga in their ashramic combinations, even Rajneesh. In all fairness, the multitudes of spiritual seekers themselves tend to foment their own entrapment in this, and it is a good business […]

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Tags: New Age

From the Bulletin online

July 31st, 2007 · No Comments

From the Bulletin online Such hyperrational plans are at the root of our problem in the nuclear age. Since the invention of the atomic bomb, we have surrendered control of nuclear policy to elites whose schooling in game theory and operations research has often superseded common sense and human wisdom. As interesting as it might […]

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Tags: Evolution

Sociobiology isn’t science

July 31st, 2007 · No Comments

Think Again: Sociobiology isn’t science and Evo-News link

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Tags: Evolution

Double contradiction

July 31st, 2007 · 2 Comments

Panda’s Thumb comments of Korthof review …If natural law and chance can in fact explain the evolution of life after the instance of ‘creation’, then ID has made itself irrelevant… This is a good criticism, but the problem is that natural law and chance can’t foot the bill either. This double contradiction resembles the antinomy […]

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Tags: Evolution

Korthof reviews Behe

July 31st, 2007 · No Comments

Either Design or Common Descent Michael Behe (2007) The Edge of Evolution. The Search for the Limits of Darwinism, Free Press. Review by Gert Korthof, 22 July 2007 Common Descent is based on genetic continuity in the history of life on earth. Design, according to Michael Behe, is based on genetic discontinuities in the Tree […]

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Tags: Evolution

Rumors of peace

July 31st, 2007 · No Comments

From Rad-Green

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Prisoners of the prisoner’s dilemma

July 31st, 2007 · No Comments

In Games, an Insight Into the Rules of Evolution The most confusing thing about Neo-Darwinism is the appearance of apparent rigor in pop gen and now evolutionary dynamics.

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Tags: Evolution

Phil Gasper and the idiot pseudo-left

July 31st, 2007 · No Comments

ISR Issue 54, July–August 2007 ——————————————————————————– CRITICAL THINKING Darwin’s dangerous ideas Why evolutionary biology creates a problem for the Right By PHIL GASPER Phil Gasper should know better, and I am SURE he does know better, but can’t avoid the party line here of the so-called left on Darwinism. It is hard to believe that […]

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Tags: 1848+ · Evolution

Behe on arms races

July 31st, 2007 · No Comments

Behe quote from UD Far and away the most extensive relevant data we have on the subject of evolution’s effects on competing organisms is that accumulated on interactions between humans and our parasites. As with the example of malaria, the data show trench warfare, with acts of desperate destruction, not arms races, with mutual improvements. […]

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Tags: Evolution

ID, theism, and Buddhism

July 30th, 2007 · 2 Comments

James comments on “ID gang worried about Buddhism”. Buddhism is unique in the degree to which it has maintained a consistent tradition, but those days may be passing. With Hinduism, the history of the influence of theism on its doctrines is a somber one. Perhaps that influence is only on the surface, or in the […]

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Tags: History · Science & Religion

The Dawkins cult

July 30th, 2007 · No Comments

The Out Campaign by Richard Dawkins In the dark days of 1940, the pre-Vichy French government was warned by its generals “In three weeks England will have her neck wrung like a chicken.” After the Battle of Britain, Winston Churchill growled his response: “Some chicken; some neck!” Today, the bestselling books of ‘The New Atheism’ […]

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Tags: Evolution · Science & Religion

Dogberry comment on Shah

July 30th, 2007 · 1 Comment

Dogberry on Shah:

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Tags: Evolution

Sufi illusions

July 25th, 2007 · 1 Comment

Dogberry comments you were offered…? I doubt if you got my point, not surprising. Beyond that, you misunderstand me: I am not a New Age seeker who met a bad teacher out of a line up of good and bad. I have no connection to any of that. The Mephisto metaphor, a slap in the […]

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Tags: New Age

MK ULTRA

July 25th, 2007 · 2 Comments

SK sends link for Wikipedia on MK UlTRA: With respect to: Spies, occultists, gollum’s temptations, I would say that the material on the CIA and MK ULTRA shows people/a social process too far gone to ever tune into anything (laughably called) ‘esoteric’. There is no simple or easy intersection between such different types. Thus the […]

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Tags: General

Dogberry, Red Alert.

July 24th, 2007 · 5 Comments

Dogberry asks about the ‘Sufi Secret’.

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Tags: New Age

Dogberry asks about the ‘Sufi Secret’

July 24th, 2007 · No Comments

Dogberry sends me an email on an old post at ‘deeper_d@yahoogroups.com’, a discussion group for the Bennett group. He wishes more information on the ‘sufi secret’. Then posts two comments on the blog: Shah and Gurdjieff, Psychology of the sufi hyaena Dogberry, I will comment further on this. UPDATE: next post discusses this: http://darwiniana.com/2007/07/24/dogberry-red-alert/ Thanks, […]

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Tags: New Age

Police state?

July 21st, 2007 · No Comments

http://tinyurl.com/392eff [Raw story] Old-line Republican warns ‘something’s in the works’ to trigger a police state

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Tags: 1848+ · In the News

Orr on Kitcher

July 20th, 2007 · No Comments

H. Allen Orr, A Religion for Darwinians? (Subscription) Living with Darwin: Evolution, Design, and the Future of Faith by Philip Kitcher

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Tags: Evolution

Atlas of Creation

July 20th, 2007 · No Comments

Bizarre, creationist book shows up at Foreign Policy magazine

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Tags: Evolution

New Atheism a lucrative book market

July 16th, 2007 · No Comments

The New New Atheism Attacking “God” has become a lucrative book business. But there’s not much substance behind the latest atheist tracts. BY PETER BERKOWITZ Monday, July 16, 2007 12:01 a.m. EDT

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Tags: Evolution

Rajneesh/Gurdjieff

July 15th, 2007 · 1 Comment

Comment on ‘why so much guru stuff’:

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Tags: Evolution

Darwin or Design

July 15th, 2007 · No Comments

Darwin or Design audiobook

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Tags: Evolution