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Entries from December 2008

Selections from WHEE

December 31st, 2008 · No Comments

From yesterday: I am getting ready to put some selections to World History And The Eonic Effectonline, but the holidays are a poor starting point, patience til after New Years. Here are a few to start. 1.1 A Glimpse Of Evolution 1.1.1 In Search Of History: Using The Text 1.3 History and Evolution: The Eonic […]

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11 Questions for Obama’s Science Team

December 31st, 2008 · 1 Comment

sciftp http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/12/31/top-questions-for-obama-science-team/ December 31, 2008, 5:33 pm 11 Questions for Obama’s Science Team By Andrew C. Revkin President-elect Barack Obama pledges to put a lot of emphasis not only on reinvigorating science, but on making decisions that are grounded in science. As promised, I’m going to seek answers from his environmental and science team to […]

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Sheldrake and the credit crunch for materialism

December 31st, 2008 · 2 Comments

sciftp Sheldrake welcomes the new year with this blast on the Edge web site THE CREDIT CRUNCH FOR MATERIALISM RUPERT SHELDRAKE Biologist; Director of the Perrott-Warrick Project; author A New Science of Life Credit crunches happen because of too much credit and too many bad debts. Credit is literally belief, from the Latin credo, “I […]

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Why locusts swarm

December 31st, 2008 · No Comments

Why Locusts Abandon A Solitary Life For The Swarm ScienceDaily (Dec. 30, 2008) — By applying an old theory that has been used to explain water flow through soil and the spread of forest fires, researchers may have an answer to a perplexing ecological and evolutionary problem: why locusts switch from an innocuous, solitary lifestyle […]

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Songs from the sea

December 31st, 2008 · No Comments

Songs From The Sea: Deciphering Dolphin Language With Picture Words ScienceDaily (Dec. 31, 2008) — In an important breakthrough in deciphering dolphin language, researchers in Great Britain and the United States have imaged the first high definition imprints that dolphin sounds make in water.

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UD comments on Zimmer’s ID attack

December 31st, 2008 · No Comments

Carl Zimmer on Irreducible Complexity

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Zimmer freaks out over ID

December 31st, 2008 · No Comments

Oh No! I’ve Seen the Impossible! My Eyes! Ah, the things you learn from creationists… If you’ve ever read about intelligent design (a k a “the progeny of creationism”), you’ve probably encountered their favorite buzz words, “irreducible complexity.” If you take a piece out of a complex biological system (like the cascade of blood-clotting proteins) […]

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Right to Cold Temperatures

December 31st, 2008 · No Comments

CLIMATE CHANGE: Arctic Peoples Claim Their Right to Cold Temperatures QUEBEC CITY, Dec 24 (Tierramérica) – “Terrifying” is the word that best describes the situation of a hunter who is lost on shifting ice, or of the homeowner whose house splits in two when its foundation sinks, says Canadian indigenous leader Mary Simon when asked […]

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Tags: global warming

Green stimulus

December 31st, 2008 · No Comments

Green Stimulus by Kathleen Rogers

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Tags: environment

Protests over Gaza

December 31st, 2008 · No Comments

Protesters Worldwide Keep up Pressure Over Gaza PARIS – Protesters denouncing Israel’s deadly bombardment of the Gaza Strip returned to the streets in demonstrations around the world to keep up the pressure for an end to the violence.

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The ownership society

December 31st, 2008 · No Comments

Wall Street’s Collapse and the Ownership Society By PAM MARTENS

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Gaza and neo-zionism

December 31st, 2008 · No Comments

The First Casualty of Israel’s War By TED HONDERICH It is said truth is the first casualty of war. It is rather the first casualty of inhumanity. You have to lie, maybe to yourself as well, when your are engaged in inhumanity. You wouldn’t have to lie about a war that really was right.

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Cost of separation

December 31st, 2008 · No Comments

RG mail December 30, 2008 Breaking Up Is Harder to Do After Housing Fall By JOHN LELAND When Marci Needle and her husband began to contemplate divorce in June, they thought they had enough money to go their separate ways. They owned a million-dollar home near Atlanta and another in Jacksonville, Fla., as well as […]

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Activists urge Obama to speak out

December 31st, 2008 · No Comments

Peace Activists in Hawaii Urge Obama To Speak Out on Palestinian Crisis http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2008/12/30-10

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Stolen bomb idea

December 31st, 2008 · No Comments

sciftp http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/30/science/30bomb.html?ref=science December 30, 2008 Soviets Stole Bomb Idea From U.S., Book Says By WILLIAM J. BROAD A defining moment of the cold war came in 1955 when Moscow detonated its first hydrogen bomb — a weapon roughly a thousand times more powerful than atom bombs and ideal for obliterating large cities. The bomb ended […]

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The protein myth

December 31st, 2008 · No Comments

Getting Past the ‘Protein Myth’ That Keeps People from Quitting Meat and Dairy By Kathy Freston, Huffington Post. Posted June 3, 2008. The way Americans obsess about protein, you’d think protein deficiency was the number one health problem in America. Of course it’s not.

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Israel’s onslaught

December 31st, 2008 · No Comments

Israel’s Onslaught: One of Its Bloodiest Attacks on Palestinians in 60 Years By Amy Goodman, Democracy Now!. Posted December 30, 2008. Reports indicate that 350 people have been killed and 1,400 injured in the aerial strikes across the Gaza Strip since Saturday morning.

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Burger King imperialism

December 31st, 2008 · No Comments

sciftp’ http://www.alternet.org/mediaculture/116085/burger_king_serves_up_cultural_imperialism/ Burger King Serves Up Cultural Imperialism

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Link to Aryan invasion debate

December 30th, 2008 · No Comments

A comment with link from the Aryan invasion debate post: James said, December 30, 2008 at 10:18 pm · “In general the history of India is still a minefield of potential confusions.” This is a good article on the political and social agendas of both sides: http://koenraadelst.bharatvani.org/articles/aid/aryanpolitics.html

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Aryan invasion debates

December 30th, 2008 · 2 Comments

I was distracted from posting tonight to read an online book, UPDATE ON THE ARYAN INVASION DEBATE, from a link at The Gurdjieff Con. I am always game for this debate (this one tries to critique the defenses of the AIT) but I find at each pursuit of the research that the evidence is so […]

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Tags: History · The Eonic Effect

A short history of Darwin dissent

December 30th, 2008 · No Comments

OF GOD, EYES, AND EVOLUTION

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Religion and evolution

December 30th, 2008 · No Comments

At peace with science

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Today’s Social Darwinist economic Darwin slang

December 30th, 2008 · No Comments

Will Darwinism Return to the Markets? In 2009 and beyond, survivors will be those that shun greed and embrace common sense. “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, or the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.” —Charles Darwin The muddle continues

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Surviving the soul

December 30th, 2008 · 4 Comments

Surviving the soul isn’t easy 30 Dec 2008, 0114 hrs IST, Mukul Sharma, ET Bureau

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