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Entries from January 2010

Climate and capitalism journal/jan 31

January 31st, 2010 · No Comments

CLIMATE AND CAPITALISM An online journal focusing on capitalism, climate change, and the ecosocialist alternative. January 31, 2010

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Tags: global warming · In the News

Modernity and the left’s misunderstanding of history

January 31st, 2010 · No Comments

The Great Divide The Marxist left ended up with a false view of the dynamics of history and miscalcuated modernity, despite their insights. The eonic effect and its study can help

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Lenin’s hatred of liberalism

January 31st, 2010 · 2 Comments

Lenin post To be fair, the current logjam of manipulated liberalism producing idiocy is just the kind of situation that led Marx to his critique.

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Tags: 1848+ · liberalism · Ultra Far Left

Madison Ave gone mad

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More comments on the Public Option: James said, January 31, 2010 at 2:35 pm · I agree that the American electorate is rather stupid, but they rightly smelled a rat with this healthcare bill. —————– James said, January 31, 2010 at 2:43 pm · Read the story of one of the inside men in the […]

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More on Lenin

January 31st, 2010 · 1 Comment

Two comments on Booknotes: Lenin bio Jim Buck said, January 31, 2010 at 2:55 pm · I’ve not read that book, but some of its reviewers describe the writer’s views as “slanted”. And, in any case, the ruthlessness–attributed to Lenin– is seen as a positive quality in some quarters. I’ve spent some time in Berlin, […]

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Tags: 1848+ · Ultra Far Left

Booknotes: Lenin bio

January 31st, 2010 · 2 Comments

Comment on Great Lenin’s Ghost Jim Buck said, January 31, 2010 at 10:11 am Lenin may yet urn out to be the once-and-future king. You point is quite apt, and you may be right, the point of my remark, about the enduring ‘ghost of Lenin’. My point was that the left is stuck on Lenin, […]

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Tags: 1848+ · Booknotes · Ultra Far Left

Book on the Altenberg 16, comment

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Comment on The Altenberg 16, by Suzan Mazur Lee said January 31, 2010 at 11:58 am · You’ll be pleased to know, as I was, that Amazon is now offering the book for pre-order at a good price. At least, it’s offering it in the US, don’t know about other countries. I got an email […]

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Tags: Booknotes · Evolution

More on Public Option

January 31st, 2010 · No Comments

Extended comment on Public Option jacksmith said, January 30, 2010 at 10:31 pm · A LINE IN THE SAND – From jacksmith – WorkingClass http://fdlaction.firedoglake.com/2010/01/30/debbie-wasserman-schultz-senators-lied-about-supporting-public-option/ Call your representatives and demand an answer. Do you or don’t you support a public option. Do you or don’t support democratic MAJORITY RULE! We DEMAND! to know. http://fdlaction.firedoglake.com/2010/01/21/fixing-health-reform-through-the-reconciliation-sidecar-13-improvements-6-ways-to-save-money-4-important-benefits/ YOU! […]

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Where’s The People’s History of Bolshevism?

January 31st, 2010 · 1 Comment

Howard Zinn’s biggest failing Although Zinn was a hero of the left, he did not do enough to challenge the legitimacy of capitalist America Well, at least someone has the nerve to critique Zinn. I have always admired many aspects of his life and work, but in the final analysis his famour book/history palls as […]

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Tags: 1848+ · Booknotes · Ultra Far Left

Church of Darwin

January 31st, 2010 · No Comments

Reverend Jerry Coyne Thus Saith At the First Church of Darwin, at the University of Chicago, Reverend Jerry Coyne preaches on evolution.

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Tags: Evolution · Science & Religion

Ray Comfort’s Darwin

January 31st, 2010 · No Comments

Ray Comfort’s Darwin Comic, by Ray Comfort – Living Waters from dawkins site http://www.livingwaters.com/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=471&category_id=8&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=199?=en

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Tags: Evolution

Rocks in our heads

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Rocks in our Heads

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Tags: Evolution

How We Decide

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The Human Brain: How We Decide California Academy of Sciences – YouTube FFreeThinker from dawkins site

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Tags: General

Are we mostly virus dna?

January 31st, 2010 · No Comments

There’s Less Us To Us Than You Think One of the problems with decoding the human genome was discovering how little of the human genome was actually… well, human. Are we really made up by mostly virus DNA?

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Tags: biology · Evolution

Gecko’s Lessons

January 31st, 2010 · No Comments

Gecko’s Lessons Transfer Well: Dry Printing of Nanotube Patterns to Any Surface Could Revolutionize Microelectronics ScienceDaily (Jan. 31, 2010) — Watch a gecko walk up a wall. It defies gravity as it sticks to the surface no matter how smooth it appears to be.

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Tags: In the News

Darwin and universities

January 31st, 2010 · 2 Comments

Published on Saturday, January 30, 2010 by the Guardian/UK Academics Fight Rise of Creationism at Universities; More Students Believe Darwin Got It Wrong · Royal Society challenges ‘insidious problem’ by Duncan Campbell

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Tags: Evolution

Voter incoherence

January 31st, 2010 · No Comments

Published on Sunday, January 31, 2010 by the BBC Why Do People Often Vote Against Their Own Interests? The Republicans’ shock victory in the election for the US Senate seat in Massachusetts meant the Democrats lost their supermajority in the Senate. This makes it even harder for the Obama administration to get healthcare reform passed […]

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Blueberries

January 31st, 2010 · No Comments

gnxp Blueberries contain an antioxidant that could prevent mental health decline as you age http://news.discovery.com/human/blueberries-memory-mental-health.html

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Phthalate exposure and behavioral problems

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gnxp A study of New York City students found that phthalate exposure was linked to behavioral problems http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=children-chemicals-fragrences-cosmetics-pthalate-attention-deficit-womb

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Remembering faces

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gnxp Many of us struggle sometimes to put a name to a face, but what if you could recognise someone many years after seeing them for a moment? http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazine/8474827.stm

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Fossil feathers

January 31st, 2010 · No Comments

gnxp Carl Zimmer: Fossilized structures of what appear to be feathers match the feathers of living birds down to the microscopic level, and from them scientists have determined what color the ancient feathers were http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/28/science/28dino.html

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Cognitive fluency

January 31st, 2010 · No Comments

gnxp How “cognitive fluency” shapes what we believe, how we invest, and who will become a supermodel http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/ideas/articles/2010/01/31/easy__true/

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Fighting rise of creationism

January 31st, 2010 · No Comments

RG mail http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2006/feb/21/religion.highereducation Academics fight rise of creationism at universities

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Breaking the Silence testimonies

January 31st, 2010 · 1 Comment

RG mail http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3841480,00.htmlYnet News 1/29/10 Female soldiers break their silence *Six years after first collection of Breaking the Silence testimonies, organization releases booklet of testimonies from female soldiers who served in territories. Stories include systematic humiliation of Palestinians, reckless and cruel violence, theft, killing of innocent people and cover-up. Here are only some of testimonies […]

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