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Entries from May 2010

Comment on Monkeys, humans, evolution…

May 31st, 2010 · No Comments

Comment on Monkeys, humans, evolution… Arv Edgeworth said, May 31, 2010 at 8:19 am Why are there still monkeys is a rather dumb question. A better question might be: “If apes and humans came from an ape-like ancestor, what did it look like, if not an ape?” If Neanderthals and CroMagnon are now considered completely […]

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Tags: Evolution

That ain’t what immortality means, no Darwinian garbage for substitutes

May 31st, 2010 · No Comments

Two Paths to Immortality, Neither of Which Requires Religion. Ways to be immortal without the help of God. Published on May 31, 2010 One of the gargantuan benefits of religion is that it provides believers with the promise of eternal life. The narrative varies across religions but generally speaking the message is as follows: “Don’t […]

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Tags: Evolution · Science & Religion

Why does science make smart geeks stupid?

May 31st, 2010 · No Comments

Kids quiz biggest brains on science That’s it, now I know why Darwinists, and the science community in general, has degenerated to an adolescent level incapable of seeing beyond reductionist scientism: pied pipers like Dawkins have a unique appeal to infantile minds first encountering science, …at the stage of imprinting…

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Tags: General

Ayala propaganda

May 31st, 2010 · No Comments

Does scientific knowledge contradict religious belief? Francisco J. Ayala, Templeton Prize 201 We say this over and over and over: Christian/Darwinian chauvinism is at work from the word go in the titles of these propaganda pieces: The title is too vague, and assumes we mean ‘Christianity’ for religion, and Darwinism for science.

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Tags: Evolution · Science & Religion

Proper science??? what’s that?

May 31st, 2010 · No Comments

We all know what “proper” science is, but what on earth is “proper” religion? We all know what proper science is??? I fear not. All the best scientists think they understand evolution, but consistently get it wrong, suckers for Darwinism. That’s due to an ‘improper’ sense of what science is, or would be for ‘evolution’.

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Tags: Evolution · Science & Religion

Aha, scientists don’t always know best

May 31st, 2010 · No Comments

Yasmin Alibhai-Brown: Scientists don’t always know bestBy YASMIN ALIBHAI-BROWN: – THE INDEPENDENT Added: Monday, 31 May 2010 at 01:44 PM http://richarddawkins.net/articles/475061-yasmin-alibhai-brown-scientists-don-t-always-know-best No kidding! Scientists have completely failed on evolution! It is remarkable to see the hold on public thinking that the idea of their knowing best should arise at all.

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Tags: Evolution · Science & Religion

Vatican and atheists

May 31st, 2010 · No Comments

Vatican reaches out to atheists – but not you, Richard DawkinsBy JEROME TAYLOR – THE INDEPENDENT Added: Monday, 31 May 2010 at 01:48 PM http://richarddawkins.net/articles/475063-vatican-reaches-out-to-atheists-%E2%80%93-but-not-you-richard-dawkinsThe Vatican is planning a new initiative to reach out to atheists and agnostics in an attempt to improve the church’s relationship with non-believers. Pope Benedict XVI has ordered officials to […]

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Tags: Science & Religion

Chemistry evolved into life? how?

May 31st, 2010 · No Comments

The union between life and chemistry By Faye Flam Inquirer Staff Writer First, scientists said they had cobbled together a man-made organism, a synthetic microbe from various parts and laboratory chemicals. Then some Nobel laureates were quoted saying it wasn’t breaking any new ground. Which is it? The University of Pennsylvania’s Art Caplan, who headed […]

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Tags: Evolution

Darwin dummies at Daily Kos, + booknotes…

May 31st, 2010 · No Comments

Book Review: The Evolution of Everything The problem with this thesis is that ‘natural selection’ is not the original source of evolution, so finding ‘other examples’ of selectionism is misleading. Daily Kos is another crontrolled Darwin environment, stupidoes who should be liberal postdarwinians. Daily Kos employs censorship on the evolution question at their site.

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Tags: Booknotes · Evolution

Typothorax

May 31st, 2010 · No Comments

New Skeletons from the Age of Dinosaurs Answer Century-Old Questions About Prehistoric Reptile Typothorax ScienceDaily (May 31, 2010) — More than 100 years ago paleontologist E. D. Cope of “Dinosaur Wars” fame found a few fragmentary bones of a reptile in the deserts of New Mexico. He named the reptile Typothorax. A century later Typothorax, […]

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Tags: Evolution

Acupuncture

May 31st, 2010 · No Comments

Acupuncture’s Molecular Effects Pinned Down: New Insights Spur Effort to Boost Treatment’s Impact Significantly ScienceDaily (May 30, 2010) — Scientists have taken another important step toward understanding just how sticking needles into the body can ease pain.

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Butterfly wing colors

May 31st, 2010 · No Comments

From Butterflies’ Wings to Bank Notes: How Nature’s Colors Could Cut Bank Fraud ScienceDaily (May 31, 2010) — Scientists have discovered a way of mimicking the stunningly bright and beautiful colours found on the wings of tropical butterflies. The findings could have important applications in the security printing industry, helping to make bank notes and […]

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Tags: Evolution

How whales have changed

May 31st, 2010 · No Comments

How Whales Have Changed Over 35 Million Years ScienceDaily (May 31, 2010) — Whales are remarkably diverse, with 84 living species of dramatically different sizes and more than 400 other species that have gone extinct, including some that lived partly on land. Why are there so many whale species, with so much diversity in body […]

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Tags: Evolution

New horned dinosaur

May 31st, 2010 · No Comments

New Horned Dinosaur: Two-Ton Plant-Eater Lived 78 Million Years Ago in Montana ScienceDaily (May 30, 2010) — Michael J. Ryan, Ph.D., a scientist at The Cleveland Museum of Natural History, has announced the discovery of a new horned dinosaur, Medusaceratops lokii. Approximately 20 feet long and weighing more than 2 tons, the newly identified plant-eating […]

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Tags: Evolution

Tibetan glaciers

May 31st, 2010 · No Comments

Between 1950 and 1980 only 50% of the glaciers in the Tibetan region were in a state of recession. During the early part of this century that figure rose to 95% … more

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Tags: global warming

Risks in oil spill tactics

May 31st, 2010 · No Comments

Published on Monday, May 31, 2010 by The Guardian/UK Barack Obama and BP Warn of Risks in Oil Spill ‘Open Heart Surgery’ by Andrew Clark in New York, Graeme Wearden Under immense pressure to plug its catastrophic American oil leak, BP is preparing for a hazardous last-ditch salvage operation that risks making the gush of […]

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Remembering is not enough

May 31st, 2010 · No Comments

Published on Monday, May 31, 2010 by the Boston Globe Memorial Day: Remembering is Not Enough by James Carroll

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Israel attacks Gaza flotilla

May 31st, 2010 · No Comments

Published on Monday, May 31, 2010 by Al Jazeera English Israel Attacks Gaza Aid Fleet Israeli forces have attacked a flotilla of aid-carrying ships aiming to break the country’s siege on Gaza. http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2010/05/31 People protest against Israel in front of the Israeli ambassador’s residence in the Turkish capital Ankara on May 31. At least 10 […]

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Climate & capitalism/may 31

May 31st, 2010 · No Comments

CLIMATE AND CAPITALISM An online journal focusing on capitalism, climate change, and the ecosocialist alternative. http://climateandcapitalism.com On Facebook: http://tinyurl.com/CandC-FaceBook

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A few good…communists

May 31st, 2010 · No Comments

mxmail This Country Needs a Few Good Communists http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/this_country_needs_a_few_good_communists_20100531/ Posted on May 31, 2010 By Chris Hedges The witch hunts against communists in the United States were used to silence socialists, anarchists, pacifists and all those who defied the abuses of capitalism. Those “anti-Red” actions were devastating blows to the political health of the country. […]

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Malawi President Pardons Gay Couple

May 31st, 2010 · No Comments

RG mail http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/30/world/africa/30malawi.html By REUTERS Published: May 29, 2010 LILONGWE, Malawi, (Reuters) — Malawi’s president, Bingu wa Mutharika, on Saturday pardoned a gay couple who had been sentenced to 14 years in prison after their conviction on charges of unnatural acts and gross indecency.

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Israel condemns NPT

May 31st, 2010 · No Comments

RG mail http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100529/ap_on_re_mi_ea/ml_israel_nuclear_treaty AP May 29, 2010 Israel condemns NPT call for nuke-free Mideast JERUSALEM – Israel has condemned a plan approved by the 189 member nations of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty to move toward banning nuclear arms from the Middle East, calling it “deeply flawed and hypocritical

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Nigeria’s agony dwarfs the Gulf oil spill

May 31st, 2010 · 1 Comment

RG mail http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/may/30/oil-spills-nigeria-niger-delta-shell Nigeria’s agony dwarfs the Gulf oil spill. The US and Europe ignore it The Deepwater Horizon disaster caused headlines around the world, yet the people who live in the Niger delta have had to live with environmental catastrophes for decades

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Satellite view of oil spill

May 30th, 2010 · No Comments

Time-Lapse Satellite View of Growing Oil Spill

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Tags: In the News