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Entries from October 2008

Darwinism=Social Darwinism, liberal confusion over Darwinism

October 31st, 2008 · No Comments

The Triumph of Ignorance: How Morons Succeed in U.S. Politics Obama has a lot to offer, but until our education system is fixed or religious fundamentalism withers, anti-intellectuals will flaunt their ignorance. By George Monbiot, Monbiot.com. Posted October 31, 2008. Quote below flap. —————- Critiques of American anti-intellectualism are important, but Monbiot, via Jacoby, falls […]

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Tags: Critique of Evolutionary Economy · Evolution

Christians and Dawkins unite…

October 31st, 2008 · No Comments

Christians and Dawkins unite, almost Christians who hate the Harry Potter books (CWHHPB) have a new friend: Richard Dawkins. Of course, CWHHPB hate them for one of three reasons: because the books are 1) full of evil and menace or 2) forgettable pop literature or 3) both. Dawkins hates them because they promote “mythical thinking.” […]

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Tags: Science & Religion

Wandering Iceman

October 31st, 2008 · No Comments

‘Iceman’ Mummy Has No Modern Kin THURSDAY, Oct. 30 (HealthDay News) — Sparking a new mystery about early man, Italian scientists have unraveled the DNA of the 5,300-year-old “Iceman” mummy, only to discover that he doesn’t appear to have modern descendants anywhere near where he was found in Europe. The findings add to evidence that […]

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Tags: History

ID and Torah

October 31st, 2008 · No Comments

Ask the Rabbi: Intelligent design?

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Tags: Evolution

Phoenician ancestors

October 31st, 2008 · No Comments

One In 17 Men In Mediterranean Basin May Have A Phoenician As Direct Male-line Ancestor ScienceDaily (Oct. 31, 2008) — The Phoenicians gave the world the alphabet and a love of the color purple, and a research study published today by Genographic scientists in the American Journal of Human Genetics shows that they left some […]

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Tags: Evolution

‘Living Fossil’ Tree

October 31st, 2008 · No Comments

‘Living Fossil’ Tree Contains Genetic Imprints Of Rain Forests Under Climate Change ScienceDaily (Oct. 31, 2008) — A “living fossil” tree species is helping a University of Michigan researcher understand how tropical forests responded to past climate change and how they may react to global warming in the future.

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Election chaos feared

October 31st, 2008 · No Comments

RG mail National Post Election chaos feared in U.S. Perfect storm brewing as record voter turnout predicted Peter Goodspeed, National Post The ghost of Floridas hanging chads may return to haunt U. S. voters. The pending presidential election, just days away, is already filled with allegations of voter fraud, intimidation and flawed voting machines.

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Stealth deregulation

October 31st, 2008 · No Comments

A Last Push To Deregulate White House to Ease Many Rules by R. Jeffrey Smith WASHINGTON – The White House is working to enact a wide array of federal regulations, many of which would weaken government rules aimed at protecting consumers and the environment, before President Bush leaves office in January.

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Klein documentary

October 31st, 2008 · No Comments

‘The End of America’ Naomi Wolf’s ‘The End of America,’ a searing indictment of George Bush’s ‘fascist tactics,’ has been made into an equally uncompromising documentary by Naomi Wolf

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Climate Bailout

October 31st, 2008 · No Comments

Wanted: A Climate Bailout by Mark Hertsgaard What a difference an emergency makes.

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Tags: global warming

The Bailout

October 31st, 2008 · No Comments

The Bailout: Bush’s Final Pillage by Naomi Klein http://www.commondreams.org/view/2008/10/31-1

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Global bowling pins

October 31st, 2008 · No Comments

Counterpunch Is the Global Economy a Mistake? By IGNACY NOWOPOLSKI

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Tags: Critique of Evolutionary Economy

Third antifada?

October 31st, 2008 · No Comments

RG mail http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/JJ29Ak01.html Asia Times October 29, 2008 A third Palestinian Intifada in the making By Ramzy Baroud

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Gene screen

October 31st, 2008 · No Comments

Sciftp Gene Screen: Will We Vote Against a Candidate’s DNA? Office Seekers May One Day Be In the coming era of personal genomics — when we all can decode our genes cheaply and easily — political candidates may be pressed to disclose their own DNA,

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Finance butterfly effects

October 31st, 2008 · No Comments

Beware the unwinding of the yen carry trade By David Pilling

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SW inbox

October 31st, 2008 · No Comments

Interview:

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EI update

October 31st, 2008 · No Comments

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

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US Empire will Survive

October 31st, 2008 · No Comments

RG mail October 29, 2008 Two Parties, One Imperial Mission: The US Empire will Survive Bush By ARNO MAYER http://www.counterpunch.org/mayer10292008.html The United States may emerge from the Iraq fiasco almost unscathed. Though momentarily disconcerted, the American empire will continue on its way, under bipartisan direction and mega-corporate pressure, and with evangelical blessings.

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The fable of “clean” coal

October 31st, 2008 · No Comments

sciftp http://socialistworker.org/2008/10/31/fable-of-clean-coal Analysis: Lance Newman The fable of “clean” coal There are plenty of reasons to be suspicious of the candidates’ calls for investment in “clean coal” technology, says Lance Newman.

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Religion, secularism, the eonic effect

October 30th, 2008 · No Comments

Many of the confusions of religion and secularism clarify if we expand the scale to include the whole of world history. And I can only recommend a study of the eonic effect to get a grip on the way evolution is undergoing its strange transformations in the evolution of civilization. The Axial Age is at […]

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Tags: History · The Axial Age · The Eonic Effect

Demise of religion? Fate of Indian Buddhism

October 30th, 2008 · No Comments

With reference to the previous post today, on the ‘demise of religion’, it is interesting to study the history of Buddhism in India. Check out a bit of scanned text from a rare and interesting history of the collision of Buddhism with Brahminism in ancient India, Guide to scanned text: Role Of Bhagavad Gita In […]

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A slow but certain demise?

October 30th, 2008 · No Comments

A slow but certain demise by Terry Sanderson, Guardian Reposted from: Dawkins site http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/belief/2008/oct/30/atheism-religion All the signs are there: religion will die. I’m just sorry I won’t be around to see it It is provocative, and a bit hasty, to make predictions about religion. Many include Darwinism in the list of such, and, however debatable […]

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Religion is Political

October 30th, 2008 · No Comments

Portrayal of Religion in the Media: Religion is Political by Azar Majedi Reposted from: Dawkins site http://www.iheu.org/node/3150

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From mummies to malaria

October 30th, 2008 · No Comments

Oldest Malarial Mummies Shed Light on Disease EvolutionAndrew Bossone in Cairo for National Geographic News October 30, 2008 The oldest known cases of malaria have been discovered in two 3,500-year-old Egyptian mummies, scientists announced.

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Tags: Evolution