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Entries from May 2008

Voyage of the Beagle

May 31st, 2008 · No Comments

‘The Voyage of the Beagle’ shows us a young man intoxicated with the tropics and careless of the risks By STEVE JONES May 31, 2008; Page W12 Next year is Darwin year: the bicentennial of the great man’s birth and the 150th anniversary of “The Origin of Species.” The book is not the easiest of […]

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New evolution blog

May 31st, 2008 · No Comments

Evolutionary Novelties

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Confusions of speciation

May 31st, 2008 · No Comments

What is a species? If somebody asked me to write a short essay giving an overview of my favourite topic, the nature of species, I doubt that I could. I can write a long essay on it (in fact, several) but it would be excruciatingly hard to write a short one. For that, we need […]

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Sheldrake on Dawkins

May 31st, 2008 · No Comments

Richard Dawkins comes to call A crusading atheist and author of The God Delusion, Richard Dawkins is Professor of the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford University. He is a Fellow of CSI (The Committee for Skeptical Inquiry, formerly CSICOP) and a strong supporter of James Randi. His earlier books were on evolutionary biology, the […]

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3 physicists come out on God’s side in creation debate

May 31st, 2008 · No Comments

Don Lajoie, The Windsor Star God versus science. That most ancient of debates has been raging in academic circles, popular culture and in the media with increasing ferocity since the fundamentalist religion-inspired attacks of 9-11.

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John Gray on Berlinski

May 31st, 2008 · No Comments

Don’t write off religion just yet JOHN GRAY May 31, 2008 THE DEVIL’S DELUSION Atheism and Its Scientific Pretensions By David Berlinski

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Science and faith

May 31st, 2008 · 2 Comments

Science, faith should be kept separate

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Consumers Have The Power

May 31st, 2008 · No Comments

Consumers Have The Power THE history of China’s oppression of it’s own population is well known.

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Worst is Yet to Come

May 31st, 2008 · No Comments

The Worst is Yet to Come By ALEXANDER COCKBURN

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CD links

May 31st, 2008 · No Comments

Friday 05.30.08 Headlines…

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Vital statistics

May 31st, 2008 · No Comments

Girls are becoming as good as boys at mathematics, and are still better at reading http://www.economist.com/science/displaystory.cfm?story_id=11449804

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Viking dna

May 31st, 2008 · No Comments

In a study published today in Public Library of Science ONE, Danish scientists describe the retrieval of genetic material from ten Viking skeletons found in an ancient burial site near the city of Odense. The remains date to 1000 AD, the twilight of Viking civilization. http://blog.wired.com/wiredscience/2008/05/researchers-rec.html

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Brain evolution

May 31st, 2008 · No Comments

If evolution is so powerful, why did the human brain end up so flawed, asks psychologist Gary Marcus http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn14022-interview-why-our-brains-are-so-clumsy.html

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A mother’s teeth

May 31st, 2008 · No Comments

A German folk saying that means “every child costs the mother one tooth” may hold a lot of truth, research published on Thursday indicates. http://www.reuters.com/article/healthNews/idUSN2933974620080529

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Anti-empire report

May 31st, 2008 · No Comments

Read this or George W Bush will be president the rest of your life by William Blum www.killinghope.org (May 01 2008)

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Oil and growth

May 31st, 2008 · No Comments

From R-G Oil price surge hits US growth outlook

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Bubble of bubbles

May 31st, 2008 · No Comments

From R-G May 31, 2008. The bubble of all US bubbles By Max Fraad Wolff http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Global_Economy/JE31Dj03.html

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“Saudi Arabia of coal”

May 31st, 2008 · No Comments

From R-G Democrats talk guns, energy and federal land use Exclusive: Obama, Clinton Make Closing Arguments as Montana Primary Looms

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Abortion rights and Latin America Left

May 31st, 2008 · No Comments

From R-G Bolivia’s ‘Bad Births’ Sit on Political Sidelines Run Date: 01/15/08 By Jean Friedman-Rudovsky WeNews correspondent

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USAID reveals its plans for subversion in Cuba

May 31st, 2008 · No Comments

From R-G Mercenary NGOs meet in Washington http://www.granma.cu/ingles/2008/mayo/juev29/USAID.html

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More on Darwin Conspiracy

May 30th, 2008 · No Comments

Survival of the letter shows that Darwin’s honesty is without doubt May 30 2008 by Elaine Morgan, Western Mail That’s a very poor argument: Darwin’s deceptive behavior and the destruction of various other letters is documented fact.

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ID film boosts legislative efforts

May 30th, 2008 · No Comments

Intelligent Design Film Boosts Academic Freedom Bills, Advocates Say By Kevin Mooney CNSNews.com Staff Writer May 29, 2008

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Carbon footprint

May 30th, 2008 · No Comments

King’s ransom? Hay festival 2008: The government’s former chief scientific adviser had a stark message on climate change, but with humour

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Skewed data

May 30th, 2008 · No Comments

OSLO – Skewed datafrom ships measuring sea temperatures after World War Two might explain an apparent abrupt world cooling in 1945 that had been a mystery in a century of global warming, scientists said on Wednesday.

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