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Entries from August 2010

Online edition of WHEE/4th edition

August 30th, 2010 · 1 Comment

The issue of a non-profit book on evolution is important. Books on evolution always compromise, even if they are critical of Darwinism. It helps to get out of that racket, and look at the issues without the built in bias. I have put the first two chapters of World History And The Eonic Effect, Fourth […]

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Barr vs Behe

August 30th, 2010 · No Comments

Barr vs Behe

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If evolution can’t fix broken genes…

August 30th, 2010 · No Comments

If Darwinian Evolution Can’t Fix Broken Genes, How Can It Create New Ones?

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Darwin questioned

August 30th, 2010 · No Comments

Darwin’s Evolution Questioned by Actual Scientists

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Octopus Mimics Flatfish

August 30th, 2010 · No Comments

Octopus Mimics Flatfish and Flaunts It ScienceDaily (Aug. 30, 2010) — Paul the Octopus — the eight-legged oracle who made international headlines with his amazingly accurate football forecasting — isn’t the only talented cephalopod in the sea. The Indonesian mimic octopus, which can impersonate flatfish and sea snakes to dupe potential predators, may well give […]

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Red crab migration

August 30th, 2010 · No Comments

Wonder of the Natural World: Key to Christmas Island’s Red Crab Migration Discovered ScienceDaily (Aug. 27, 2010) — One of the most spectacular migrations on Earth is that of the Christmas Island red crab (Gecarcoidea natalis). Acknowledged as one of the wonders of the natural world, every year millions of the crabs simultaneously embark on […]

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Apple genome

August 30th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Core Knowledge of Tree Fruit Expands With Apple Genome Sequencing ScienceDaily (Aug. 29, 2010) — An international team of scientists from Italy, France, New Zealand, Belgium and the USA have published a draft sequence of the domestic apple genome in the current issue of Nature Genetics.

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Land grab for biofuels

August 30th, 2010 · No Comments

Published on Monday, August 30, 2010 by The Guardian/UK Friends of the Earth Urges End to ‘Land Grab’ for Biofuels Charity predicts more food shortages in Africa because of EU target to produce 10% of all transport fuels from biofuels by 2020 by Katie Allen

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Putting the Brakes on Neoliberal Economics

August 30th, 2010 · No Comments

Putting the Brakes on Neoliberal Economics Race to the Bottom By ISMAEL HOSSEIN-ZADEH http://www.counterpunch.org/zadeh08302010.html While the harrowing economic hardship that started in late 2007 and early 2008 rages on, and countless people in the United States, Europe and other parts of the world are losing their jobs, their homes and their sources of livelihood, policy-makers […]

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Summer of the bed bug

August 30th, 2010 · 9 Comments

http://www.nymag.com/daily/intel/2010/08/in_1913_the_department_of.html New York, Darwin, and Cimex Lectularious In 1913, the Department of Agriculture issued a warning to housewives about a bug called cimex lectularius, then known as a “chinch,” “crimson rambler,” or “mahogany flat.” Now we call it something else: a bedbug. Even then, the bedbug was said to show “a certain degree of wariness […]

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Yale anti-semitism conference

August 30th, 2010 · No Comments

Yale University and the Problem of Antisemitism By Lawrence Davidson Monday, August 30, 2010 Between the 23rd and the 25th of August, Yale University held a conference on “Global Antisemitism: A Crisis of Modernity.” It was sponsored by the Yale Initiative for the Interdisciplinary Study of Antisemitism. Therefore, this was a university event and not […]

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C&C/Aug30

August 30th, 2010 · No Comments

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

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First cannibals

August 30th, 2010 · No Comments

gnxp Why did our ancestors eat each other? Simple: They were hungry. http://news.discovery.com/human/first-cannibals-nutrition.html

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An idle brain

August 30th, 2010 · No Comments

gnxp Recent research suggests that mind-wandering may be important and that knowledge of how it works might help treat such conditions as Alzheimer’s disease, autism, depression and schizophrenia http://www.latimes.com/health/la-he-brain-20100830,0,479095.story

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Mother tongue, a Whorfian thesis

August 30th, 2010 · No Comments

gnxp The idea that your mother tongue shapes your experience of the world may be true after all http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/29/magazine/29language-t.html

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Darwinian medicine

August 30th, 2010 · No Comments

gnxp We’ve evolved ways to come back from the brink of death — and doctors’ efforts to help may just be getting in the way http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20727731.600-darwinian-medicine-does-intensive-care-kill-or-cure.html

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Smart kids

August 30th, 2010 · No Comments

gnxp A new study suggests that young children possess a skill many adults assume they lack: they are able to judge when a human behavior is statistically probable versus when it is http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,2014315,00.html

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Singer given 39 lashes

August 30th, 2010 · No Comments

RG mail http://www.jpost.com/LandedPages/PrintArticle.aspx?id=186154&utm_source=Mondoweiss+List&utm_campaign=b33865cc72-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email Jerusalem Post 27/08/2010

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Creating money

August 30th, 2010 · No Comments

RG mail A Book Review by Alistair McConnachie Prosperity (August 2000) Many people today think that the State creates all the money in circulation. It doesn’t. Almost all money in circulation, around 97%, is created by the banking sector “out of nothing” and circulates as electronic and cheque book money – see Prosperity, April 2000 […]

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Coming tomorrow: online fourth edition of WHEE

August 29th, 2010 · No Comments

Coming tomorrow, I hope: the (first pages of the) online edition of World History and The Eonic Effect, fourth edition. http://history-and-evolution.com/

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‘You are here’

August 29th, 2010 · No Comments

You are here: Incredible photo of the ‘twin star’ that is the Earth and Moon taken from 114 million miles away

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Tags: cosmology

Out of Targets

August 29th, 2010 · No Comments

The horrible U.S. air raids on Japan were so successful that by the end of WWII it was hard to find suitable targets for the A-bombs… more (from A&L)

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No, blame the CIA

August 29th, 2010 · No Comments

Do you blame all Muslims for 9/11? This artificially created hate controversy serves the obvious purpose of deflecting attention from those responsible.

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Exploitation of economic insecurity

August 29th, 2010 · No Comments

Since we are on the subject a useful post, linked from Marxmail: Friday, Aug 27, 2010 09:28 ET Racial and ethnic exploitation of economic insecurity By Glenn Greenwald

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Tags: Critique of Evolutionary Economy