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Entries from June 2008

Reply to comment, who are the liars?

June 30th, 2008 · 2 Comments

I reply to a comment from DarkSyde from Daily Kos

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Tags: Evolution

New Age evolutionism

June 30th, 2008 · 4 Comments

A Brief History of Evolutionary Spirituality Three centuries of progressive thinkers reveal that evolution has always been a fundamentally spiritual concept. Is this really true? Out of context New Agers will make mincemeat of the statement, even as the sausage of Kant, Schelling, Hegel under the misleading label ‘idealism’ is connected to the new ‘evolutionary […]

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Tags: Evolution · New Age

Blogzone: Dover Judge

June 30th, 2008 · No Comments

Judge Jones

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Tags: Evolution

New Dembski book on ID

June 30th, 2008 · No Comments

Understanding Intelligent Design

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Darwin’s non-atheism

June 30th, 2008 · No Comments

Charles Darwin was not the father of atheism By George Pitcher One of one of the greatest landmarks in the history of science. Tomorrow we commemorate the great day, exactly 150 years ago, that Charles Darwin unveiled his theory of evolution by natural selection, the most authoritative scientific challenge to Biblical accounts of our origins […]

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Tags: Science & Religion

Shaven ape

June 30th, 2008 · No Comments

Shaven ape: the origin of a very big stink ‘Is man an ape or an angel?’ A century and a half after Darwin put forward the theory of natural selection, Steve Jones explains the power of his idea – and the furore it caused.

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Tags: Evolution

Seeing the light

June 30th, 2008 · No Comments

Thurman inteviewed at the Times

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Tags: Tibet

Canines

June 30th, 2008 · No Comments

Canine Tooth Strength Provides Clues To Behavior Of Early Human Ancestors ScienceDaily (June 30, 2008) — Measuring and testing the teeth of living primates could provide a window into the behavior of the earliest human ancestors, based on their fossilized remains. Research funded by the National Science Foundation and led by University of Arkansas anthropologist […]

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Tags: Evolution

Evolution of maize

June 30th, 2008 · No Comments

Maize (Corn) May Have Been Domesticated In Mexico As Early As 10,000 Years Ago ScienceDaily (June 30, 2008) — The ancestors of maize originally grew wild in Mexico and were radically different from the plant that is now one of the most important crops in the world. While the evidence is clear that maize was […]

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Tags: History

Downturn and environmental awareness

June 30th, 2008 · No Comments

The World’s Will to Tackle Climate Change Is Irresistible Far from stymying the environmental cause, the downturn in the world’s economies highlights just how pressing it is

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Tags: global warming

Sea of plastic

June 30th, 2008 · No Comments

Bobbing in Poison Soup Two men set sail to call attention to the 100 million tons of plastic flotsam fouling the world’s oceans. by Margaux Wexberg Sanchez On the first of June, two men and a rabbit set sail from the port of Long Beach, bound for Hawaii, on a raft made of junk. Their […]

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Tags: Critique of Evolutionary Economy

Obama & FDR?

June 30th, 2008 · No Comments

Progressive Obama Critics Should Study FDR by Randy Shaw Last week, some progressives expressed betrayal at Barack Obama’s support for a “compromised” FISA bill.

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Tags: 1848+

“Making A Billion Hindus Glow in the Dark”

June 30th, 2008 · No Comments

Did A Plutonium Generator End Up in the Ganges? By PETER LEE For the U.S. intelligence establishment, the Cold War was a time of certainties: Communism had to be stopped; no cost was too great, no technological obstacle was insurmountable. And, in the case of gaining information on China’s missile program, no mountain was too […]

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Tags: General

Tunguska

June 30th, 2008 · No Comments

Tunguska: The day the sky exploded, subscription I’M PEERING out the window of a Soviet-era Mi-8 cargo helicopter that’s hovering 50 metres above Lake Cheko, deep in the heart of the Siberian taiga.

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Tags: History

MyBo and FISA

June 30th, 2008 · No Comments

Obama Supporters Organize to Protest Candidate’s Stance on Spying Posted by Ari Melber at 9:39 AM on June 30, 2008. Concerned netizens taking the fight to campaign’s official website.

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Tags: 1848+

EI update

June 30th, 2008 · No Comments

_______________________________ UPDATE FROM THE ELECTRONIC INTIFADA http://electronicIntifada.net _______________________________

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Good news from Iraq

June 30th, 2008 · No Comments

Tomgram: The Urge to Surge [Note for TomDispatch readers: The following piece offers a picture of the Bush administration’s 18-month “surge” in Iraq that, I believe, you’ll find nowhere else.

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The great migration

June 30th, 2008 · No Comments

gnxp Why humans left their African homeland 80,000 years ago to colonize the world http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeology/human-migration.html

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None dare call it Genocide

June 30th, 2008 · No Comments

COMMON SENSE JOHN MAXWELL

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Medicated soldiers

June 30th, 2008 · No Comments

by Mark Thompson Seven months after Sergeant Christopher LeJeune started scouting Baghdad’s dangerous roads – acting as bait to lure insurgents into the open so his Army unit could kill them – he found himself growing increasingly despondent. “We’d been doing some heavy missions, and things were starting to bother me”, LeJeune says. His unit […]

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Ancient oaks

June 29th, 2008 · No Comments

Ancient Oak Trees Help Reduce Global Warming

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Tags: Evolution

The Evolution Controversy And The Eonic Effect

June 29th, 2008 · 2 Comments

There is a new essay on The Evolution Controversy And The Eonic Effect up at eonic-effect.net. This is an introductory piece for those interested in reading World History And The Eonic Effect, Third Edition, which is now out. Check out the website for details.

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Tags: Third Edition · World History and The Eonic Effect

David Christian’s ‘Big History’ and the eonic effect

June 29th, 2008 · No Comments

Arnhart takes on David Christian’s Maps Of Time and the idea of Big History. Despite the interest of Christian’s mega-history, from the Big Bang, it is, predictably, vitiated by his embrace of the Darwinian view of evolution. There is a Big History of another kind, which would revolve around a framework that can deal with […]

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Tags: History · The Eonic Effect

Was Huxley really a Darwinist?

June 29th, 2008 · No Comments

Huxley anniversary… Huxley did indeed debate creationists, but he wasn’t a Darwinist of the type now current. He warned Darwin on the eve of the publication of Origin of the problem he would have overemphasizing natural selection. He wouldn’t be considered a straight Darwinist today/

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Tags: Evolution