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Entries from June 2010

We can’t afford war

June 30th, 2010 · No Comments

Published on Wednesday, June 30, 2010 by TruthDig.com We Can’t Afford War by Amy Goodman “General Petraeus is a military man constantly at war with the facts,” began the MoveOn.org attack ad against Gen. David Petraeus back in 2007, after he had delivered a report to Congress on the status of the war in Iraq. […]

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Arctic tipping point

June 30th, 2010 · No Comments

Published on Wednesday, June 30, 2010 by Environment News Service (ENS) Ancient Fossils Show Arctic Now Near Climate Tipping Point BOULDER, Colorado – Current levels of Earth’s atmospheric carbon dioxide may be high enough to bring about “irreversible” shifts in Arctic ecosystems, according to new research published today by scientists from the United States, Canada […]

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Gulf dead zone

June 30th, 2010 · No Comments

Oil Spill in Gulf Could Cause ‘Dead Zone’, Further Hitting Sea Life http://act.commondreams.org/go/1244?akid=95.96588.qoGHkt&t=8

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War on journalism

June 30th, 2010 · No Comments

John Pilger: There Is a War on Journalism http://act.commondreams.org/go/1249?akid=95.96588.qoGHkt&t=18

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Trust the IMF?

June 30th, 2010 · No Comments

Dean Baker: Why Should We Trust the IMF? http://act.commondreams.org/go/1255?akid=95.96588.qoGHkt&t=30

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Exempt

June 30th, 2010 · No Comments

Linda McQuaig: Police, Bankers Exempt From Austerity http://act.commondreams.org/go/1256?akid=95.96588.qoGHkt&t=32

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Budget cuts limit bus use

June 30th, 2010 · No Comments

RG mail http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifamerica/2010/jun/28/bus-cuts-cars-bp-oil-spill Bus cuts drive Americans back to cars The BP oil spill may make people reconsider their dependency on cars – but budget cuts are limiting public transport options

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Refutations

June 29th, 2010 · 2 Comments

3 refutations of Darwinism

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Tags: Evolution

Dennett annoyed at agnostics

June 29th, 2010 · No Comments

From Dennett Have you noticed how self-proclaimed (and self-satisfied) agnostics often sneer at us arrogant, over-confident atheists without expressing any parallel contempt for the Pope, Rick Warren, the imams, and so on for their similar if opposite avowals of certainty? In the future I plan to insist on agnostics being equal-opportunity sneerers. This is complete […]

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Tags: Science & Religion

Booknotes: review of Nonsense on Stilts

June 29th, 2010 · No Comments

My review of Pigliucci’s book is online today

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Darwin’s delay

June 29th, 2010 · No Comments

Darwin agonizing over origin?? Interesting input here, but I think a close reading of Roy Davies’ The Darwin Conspiracy might suggest the real answer: Darwin couldn’t make his theory work. After 1855 when Wallace began to converge on the theory and wrote letters to Darwin, the material of Origin began to crystallize Enezio E. de […]

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What makes us human?

June 29th, 2010 · No Comments

What Makes Us Human? Studies of Chimp and Human DNA May Tell Us June 28, 2010 By Jeffrey Norris In constructing an evolutionary tree of life, scientists have granted themselves and the rest of us humans a genus, Homo, all to ourselves. But there’s no getting around the fact that we’re in the same family […]

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Applied DNA

June 29th, 2010 · No Comments

Applied DNA Sciences Earns Its Stripes — Textile-Based SigNature DNA Anti-Counterfeiting Program Launched in UK

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Tags: biology

Overthrowing Darwin

June 29th, 2010 · No Comments

The Texas / Russia Axis Overthrowing Darwin By CHRISTOPHER BRAUCHLI http://www.counterpunch.org/brauchli06252010.html The world has arisen in some way or another. How it originated is the great question, and Darwin’s theory, like all other attempts to explain the origin of life, is thus far merely conjectural.

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Saffron

June 29th, 2010 · No Comments

Consider saffron It’s hard to produce and more costly than gold, but there’s nothing else like it. How do you use saffron in your kitchen? ——————– It’s the stigma of a very pretty crocus native to a strip of west Asia. The modern plant is sterile, the hard-won result of cross-breeding and human-led Darwinism. Every […]

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