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Entries from November 2009

Prologue to Copenhagen

November 30th, 2009 · No Comments

Prologue to Copenhagen: Fasts, Lock Downs, Sit-Ins, Die-Ins for Climate Justice Across the Nation http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2009/11/30-9

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Houses of the Rising Sun

November 30th, 2009 · No Comments

Houses of the Rising Sun: Research Sheds New Light on Ancient Greeks ScienceDaily (Nov. 26, 2009) — New research at the University of Leicester has identified scores of Sicilian temples built to face the rising Sun, shedding light on the practices of the Ancient Greeks.

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Tags: archaeology

Modern, postmodern, and the left(s)

November 30th, 2009 · No Comments

1848+: Theory, Ideology, and Revolution A way to connect world history, evolution, and the politics of modernity/revolution.

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Tags: 1848+

Another post-revolutionary generation

November 30th, 2009 · No Comments

Risky Business A bitterly divided nation, a monarchy splendiferously restored. Another post-revolutionary generation of reaction. When Charles II stepped ashore in Dover on May 27, 1660, and then entered London in a glorious procession two days later, on his 30th birthday, he was greeted with tolling church bells, cries of joy and expressions of hope. […]

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Tags: History

Leftist traffic collisions

November 30th, 2009 · No Comments

Two articles on the current confusion on the ‘left’: Michael Berube’s war on the left The Left At War, Michael Berube I find it hard to make anything out of this bickering. We commented on this here a few days ago re: Chavez’ call for a Fifth International. The verdict here is simple: we don’t […]

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Tags: 1848+

Fast onset of Younger Dryas

November 30th, 2009 · No Comments

Big Freeze Plunged Europe Into Ice Age in Months ScienceDaily (Nov. 30, 2009) — In the film The Day After Tomorrow, the world enters the icy grip of a new glacial period within the space of just a few weeks. Now new research shows that this scenario may not be so far from the truth […]

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Tags: global warming

Global poor and climate crisis

November 30th, 2009 · No Comments

Published on Monday, November 30, 2009 by The Nation Global Day of Action on Climate Crisis by Peter Rothberg As world leaders start gathering next week in Copenhagen, the people hit hardest by the climate change crisis — the global poor — will continue to be systematically excluded from formal discussions of how to address […]

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Tags: global warming

Space/time and historical evolution

November 30th, 2009 · No Comments

A Certain Strangeness: Beyond Space And Time?

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Tags: The Eonic Effect

Bias and reductionist limits in bioethics

November 30th, 2009 · 3 Comments

Is bioethics and ally of atheism? The very nature of the question is somehow alarming, and a warning that ethical judgments from atheists/darwinists are all going to be reconciled with scientism, a recipe for disaster in the end. It is a form of bias.

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Tags: biology · ethics

Atheists insist atheism is not a religion

November 30th, 2009 · No Comments

Video Attempts to Explain that Atheism is NOT a Religion Ed. Note: John W. Loftus says nothing bothers atheists more than when people call atheism a “religion,” or when they say you need “faith” to be an atheist. They will tell you that atheism is actually “the absence of faith.” This video offers a more […]

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Tags: atheism

Puzzle: why ID gang stuck on GW??

November 30th, 2009 · No Comments

http://www.evolutionnews.org/2009/11/green_totalitarianism.html Scientism and Totalitarianism Michael Egnor There’s a totalitarian subtext to scientism. Scientism entails a militant certainty of truth, and an utter intolerance for dissent that is remarkably akin to totalitarian political movements. Scientism is increasingly a spawn of the political left, which has been the primary source of totalitarianism in the past century. The […]

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Tags: Evolution · global warming

The Royal Society puts historic papers online

November 30th, 2009 · No Comments

by BBC News from dawkins site http://newsvote.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/8385560.stm

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Tags: In the News

Bioethics an ally of atheism?

November 30th, 2009 · No Comments

Is bioethics an ally of atheism? by Michael Cook – BioEdge http://www.bioedge.org/index.php/bioethics/bioethics_article/8756/ from dawkins site From a professional bioethicist’s point of view, one of the disturbing facts to emerge from the heated debate over Obamacare is that “bioethicist” has become a dirty word for many Americans. Few had ever heard of bioethics before, but healthcare […]

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Tags: atheism · ethics

‘Coywolves’

November 30th, 2009 · No Comments

‘Coywolves’ a product of evolution

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Tags: Evolution

More Russians support creationism than Darwin’s evolution theory

November 30th, 2009 · No Comments

30 November 2009, 11:02 More Russians support creational theory than Darwin’s evolution theory – poll Moscow, November 30, Interfax – As many as 44% of Russians support the creationist theory compared to 35% believing in Charles Darwin’s evolution theory, a poll of 1,600 respondents conducted by the VTsIOM public opinion research center in 140 Russian […]

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Tags: Evolution

Appleyard: Myers and Darwin debate

November 30th, 2009 · No Comments

Appleyard on Darwin debate

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Tags: Evolution

TLS and Darwin books

November 30th, 2009 · No Comments

Darwin books uncited Although this year has been widely touted as the “Year of Darwin” because of its big Darwin-related anniversaries, the book reviewers at the Times Literary Supplement (TLS) in London seem less than enthralled with the year’s crop of pro-Darwin retreads from the publishing industry. Indeed, the TLS’s “Books of the Year” issue […]

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Tags: Evolution

New brain connections and learning

November 30th, 2009 · No Comments

New Brain Connections Form Rapidly During Motor Learning ScienceDaily (Nov. 30, 2009) — New connections begin to form between brain cells almost immediately as animals learn a new task

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Tags: neuroscience

Out of Africa scenarios and Sahara

November 30th, 2009 · No Comments

Greening of Sahara Desert Triggered Early Human Migrations out of Africa ScienceDaily (Nov. 30, 2009) — A team of scientists from the NIOZ Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research and the University of Bremen (Germany) has determined that a major change in the climate of the Sahara and Sahel region of North Africa facilitated early […]

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Tags: Evolution

Video tutorial on GW

November 30th, 2009 · No Comments

Video lectures for a course on GW

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Tags: global warming

People’s summit

November 30th, 2009 · No Comments

Published on Monday, November 30, 2009 by The Independent/UK Countdown to Copenhagen: The ‘People’s Summit’ Seven days to go: It’s not just world leaders who will be gathering in Denmark next week. Environmental activists will be there too

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Tags: global warming

War president

November 30th, 2009 · No Comments

Published on Monday, November 30, 2009 by CommonDreams.org An Open Letter to President Obama from Michael Moore by Michael Moore Dear President Obama, Do you really want to be the new “war president”?

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Tags: General

Pseudo-news

November 30th, 2009 · No Comments

Published on Monday, November 30, 2009 by TruthDig.com Addicted to Nonsense by Chris Hedges

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Tags: In the News

Obama’s war

November 30th, 2009 · No Comments

A “Necessary War” — for a Gas Pipeline It’s Obama’s War Now By GARY LEUPP There are now at present some 68,000 U.S. troops and 42,000 allied forces occupying Afghanistan, in league with the Northern Alliance warlords and the corrupt and feeble Karzai regime in Kabul. President Obama clearly wishes to increase the figure and […]

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