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Entries from August 2008

Fuller, ID, self-organization, and the Paradigm (deadbeats)

August 31st, 2008 · No Comments

Panda’s Thumb takes on Steve Fuller: Fuller’s critique of science is difficult to put in context because it is part of a generation of science studies which haven’t made it into the public domain. Thus his views out of that context can sometimes seem odd. In fact, I am not a defender or critic of […]

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Tags: Evolution · Science

Blogzone: Times article

August 31st, 2008 · No Comments

Times on evolution/education

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Tags: Evolution

Darwin deadbeats asphyxiating the Altenberg 16 opportunity

August 31st, 2008 · No Comments

The gift that keeps on giving: Steve FullerPanda’s Thumb tries to nix the significance of the Altenberg 16. I can see that this conference will be distorted by the ID group, but Darwinists will distort it also. The significance of this conference is that it occurred at all, and its portent of the weakness/failure of […]

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Tags: Evolution

Design–and the fly

August 31st, 2008 · No Comments

http://www.evolutionnews.org/2008/08/the_love_of_the_flies.html

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Tags: Evolution

Better Know a Lobby – Atheism

August 31st, 2008 · No Comments

The Colbert Report, Lori Lipman Brown Reposted from: Dawkins site http://www.comedycentral.com/colbertreport/index.jhtml Stephen asks Lori Lippman Brown, director of Secular Coalition for America, what atheists yell during sex.

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Tags: religion

God Only SEEMS Nonexistent!

August 31st, 2008 · No Comments

Dawkins site: God Only SEEMS Nonexistent! EdwardCurrent Also posted on PZ’s site: http://scienceblogs.com/pharyngula/2008/08/gods_nonexistence_is_proof_of.php Our Lord goes to extraordinary lengths to create the illusion that he does nothing. Why? Because he can do anything!

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Tags: religion · Science & Religion

Praying for Armageddon

August 31st, 2008 · No Comments

Theocratic Sect Prays for Real Armageddon From Dawkins site http://www.alternet.org/story/96945/theocratic_sect_prays_for_real_armageddon/ Theocratic Sect Prays for Real Armageddon By Casey Sanchez, Southern Poverty Law Center

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Tags: religion

Dawkins site: Islam’s war on freedom

August 31st, 2008 · No Comments

Islam’s war on freedom Pat Condell Reposted from: Dawkins site The death of human rights.

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Tags: religion

Atheism, creationism: Neither should rule the day

August 31st, 2008 · No Comments

Atheism, creationism: Neither should rule the day Although the Constitution does call for a separation of church and state, it does not give one belief system prominence over another. Also, modern thought patterns coming from atheistic writers such as Richard Dawkins pushes the idea that government should have nothing to do with religion, and that […]

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Tags: Science & Religion

Teaching evolution (replay of Times article)

August 31st, 2008 · No Comments

Teaching evolution to young Christian skeptics Amy Harmon, New York Times Sunday, August 31, 2008

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Tags: Evolution

Beliefnet Waldman on Palin

August 31st, 2008 · No Comments

What Kind of Christian is Palin? Sunday August 31, 2008 posted by Steve Waldman @ 1:06pm The always-shrewd Jeff Weiss at the Dallas Morning Newsy characterizes her as a post-denominational Christian. Doug Weed, a Bush friend, notes that Palin not only helps with evangelicals but with Pentecostals in particular, who have been especially cool to […]

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Tags: Evolution

Palin and ID

August 31st, 2008 · No Comments

Palin sets a P.Z. Myers trap for Dems Steve Waldman foresees that some liberals won’t be able to keep themselves from making fun of Sarah Palin’s views sympathetic to intelligent design, thus leaving Obama’s outreach to people of faith in tatters: In fact, this is almost inevitable that some liberal bloggers will do just that […]

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Tags: Evolution

Police Raid RNC Protest Sites

August 31st, 2008 · No Comments

Published on Sunday, August 31, 2008 by The Star Tribune (Minneapolis/St. Paul) Police Raid RNC Protest Sites in Twin Cities by Abby Simons, Heron Marquez Estrada and Bill McAuliffe Ramsey County authorities conducted raids across Minneapolis and St. Paul Friday and Saturday as a pre-emptive strike against disruptive protests of the Republican National Convention. St. […]

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Tags: politics

An Open Letter to God, From Michael Moore

August 31st, 2008 · No Comments

An Open Letter to God, From Michael Moore by Michael Moore Sunday, August 31st, 2008 Dear God, The other night, the Rev. James Dobson’s ministry asked all believers to pray for a storm on Thursday night so that the Obama acceptance speech outdoors in Denver would have to be cancelled.

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Tags: politics

Polar bear protection

August 31st, 2008 · No Comments

Oil Group Joins Alaska in Suing to Overturn Polar Bear Protection by Kari Lydersen CHICAGO — The American Petroleum Institute and four other business groups filed suit Thursday against Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director H. Dale Hall, joining Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s administration in trying to reverse the listing […]

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Tags: Evolution

Waiting in New Orleans

August 31st, 2008 · No Comments

Another Journey Begins… By BILL QUIGLEY

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Tags: Evolution

Hard-Wired to Care and Connect

August 31st, 2008 · No Comments

We Are Hard-Wired to Care and Connect The good news: The changes we must make to avoid ultimate collapse are identical to the changes we must make to create the world of our common dream. by David Korten

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Tags: Evolution

End of ‘all you can eat internet’

August 31st, 2008 · No Comments

Comcast moves in

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Tags: politics · you've got mail

Sayyid Qutb

August 31st, 2008 · No Comments

RG mail Four decades after Sayyid Qutb’s execution

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Tags: you've got mail

Tension on the Rise in Black Sea

August 31st, 2008 · No Comments

RG mail Turkey insists US did not seek authorization Friday, August 22, 2008 ANKARA – Turkish Daily News

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Christmas island and the bomb

August 31st, 2008 · No Comments

This place is the bomb Something wild is happening on Christmas Island, once ground zero for nuclear test explosions.

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Tags: General

Horgan and the ‘end of science’

August 30th, 2008 · No Comments

Looking Back at the End of Science More than a decade after its original publication, does the prophecy of a controversial book still ring true? By John Horgan Since we have invoked the ‘end of science’ in the previous post, it’s worth reading Horgan’s recent essay on the subject. Horgan is someone I have always […]

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Tags: Evolution · History · Science · The Eonic Effect

Neo-Darwinism is dead & a deadly weapon against Darwinists

August 30th, 2008 · No Comments

Counterpunch reprints Newman interview The question of evolution has reached a turning point, and the Alternberg conference, and now a public statement by Stuart Newman, has produced a public whisper of this transition. The problem is that the entire scientific community is oblivious to their situation, and its perilous judgment on science, should scientists once […]

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Tags: Critique of Evolutionary Economy · Evolution

Blogzone: Palin on evolution

August 30th, 2008 · No Comments

Two new posts at Blogzone

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Tags: Evolution · politics