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Entries from September 2010

Confirmed prediction of the eonic model

September 30th, 2010 · No Comments

The Great Divide, a confirmed prediction of the eonic model

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The God gap?

September 30th, 2010 · No Comments

The God gap? By YXALR Added: Thursday, 30 September 2010 at 8:58 AM http://richarddawkins.net/discussions/527131-the-god-gap The common question asked by those who believe is “If we renounce our faith in God, what can we use to fill the gap that is left?”

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A Bridge Way Too Far

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Taking Darwinism a Bridge Way Too Far Wednesday, September 29, 2010, 8:19 PM Wesley J. Smith

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Modesto teacher wants ID in class

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Modesto teacher wants Intelligent Design taught in his science class

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Monkeys Recognize Themselves in the Mirror

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For the First Time, Monkeys Recognize Themselves in the Mirror, Indicating Self-Awareness ScienceDaily (Sep. 29, 2010) — Typically, monkeys don’t know what to make of a mirror. They may ignore it or interpret their reflection as another, invading monkey, but they don’t recognize the reflection as their own image. Chimpanzees and people pass this “mark” […]

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ADHD a Genetic Disorder

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First Direct Evidence That ADHD Is a Genetic Disorder: Children With ADHD More Likely to Have Missing or Duplicated Segments of DNA

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Dancing Honeybees Use Democratic Process

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Dancing Honeybees Use Democratic Process When Selecting a New Home ScienceDaily (Sep. 30, 2010) — When honeybees seek a new home, they choose the best site through a democratic process that humans would do well to emulate, according to a Cornell biologist.

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Key to Tissue Regeneration

September 30th, 2010 · No Comments

New Key to Tissue Regeneration: Drug Treatment Triggers Sodium Ions to Regrow Nerves and Muscle ScienceDaily (Sep. 29, 2010) — Sodium gets a bad rap for contributing to hypertension and cardiovascular disease. Now biologists at Tufts University’s School of Arts and Sciences have discovered that sodium also plays a key role in initiating a regenerative […]

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Artificial Spider Silk

September 30th, 2010 · No Comments

Scientists Genetically Engineer Silkworms to Produce Artificial Spider Silk ScienceDaily (Sep. 29, 2010) — A research and development effort by the University of Notre Dame, the University of Wyoming, and Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, Inc. has succeeded in producing transgenic silkworms capable of spinning artificial spider silks.

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A Penguin’s Tale

September 30th, 2010 · No Comments

Long Nights and Thin Ice: A Penguin’s Tale A conversation with penguin expert Grant Ballard on the short-term wins and long-term losses facing one of the world’s most charismatic animals.

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Peace Process to Nowhere

September 30th, 2010 · No Comments

Sacrificing Substance for Process Peace Process to Nowhere By FRANKLIN C. SPINNEY Carloforte, Sardinia. http://www.counterpunch.org/spinney09302010.html The Israeli newspaper Yediot Ahronot reports that President Obama begged Prime Minister Netanyahu to extend his settlement freeze in order to save the so-called peace talks. As a quid pro quo, Obama is reported to have promised Netanyahu that (1) […]

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Cuba by the Numbers

September 30th, 2010 · No Comments

Cuba by the Numbers By Moshe Adler Fidel Castro recently told The Atlantic that the Cuban model does not work anymore, not even for Cuba. But according to statistics collected by none other than the CIA, the Cuban model has actually worked very well.

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Lives at risk

September 30th, 2010 · No Comments

Earthjustice: Thousands of Lives at Risk from Efforts to Weaken and Delay Air Pollution Controls http://act.commondreams.org/go/2524?akid=218.96588.MPvI1T&t=42

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Big bad wolf

September 30th, 2010 · No Comments

Chip Ward: The Big Bad Wolf Makes Good http://act.commondreams.org/go/2518?akid=218.96588.MPvI1T&t=30

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Reich on Obama

September 30th, 2010 · No Comments

Robert Reich: The President’s Backyard Discussion of the Economy (as It Could Be) http://act.commondreams.org/go/2516?akid=218.96588.MPvI1T&t=26

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Broken food system

September 30th, 2010 · No Comments

11-Year-Old Describes Broken Food System in Five Minutes http://act.commondreams.org/go/2510?akid=218.96588.MPvI1T&t=14

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US farm subsidies

September 30th, 2010 · No Comments

WTO Calls On US to Cut Farm Subsidies http://act.commondreams.org/go/2505?akid=218.96588.MPvI1T&t=4

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Threat to water security

September 30th, 2010 · No Comments

Human Impact on World’s Rivers ‘Threatens Water Security of 5 Billion’ http://act.commondreams.org/go/2504?akid=218.96588.MPvI1T&t=2

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Chemical Danger

September 30th, 2010 · No Comments

Chemical Danger: Industry’s Greed Is Putting Millions of Americans at Risk When it comes to chemical safety, we’re more at risk of industry incompetence or greed than a terrorist attack. Safer alternatives exists, so why won’t industry use them?

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EI update

September 30th, 2010 · No Comments

_______________________________ UPDATE FROM THE ELECTRONIC INTIFADA

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FBI raids activists

September 30th, 2010 · No Comments

by Paul Craig Roberts Countercurrents.org (September 26 2010) On September 24, Jason Ditz reported on Antiwar.com that “the FBI is confirming that this morning they began a number of raids against the homes of antiwar activists in Illinois, Minneapolis, Michigan, and North Carolina, claiming that they are ‘seeking evidence relating to activities concerning the material […]

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Amlothi’s Mill

September 29th, 2010 · No Comments

Amlothi’s Mill

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Comment on ‘quantum buddhism’

September 29th, 2010 · No Comments

graham smetham quantumbuddhsim.com graham@quantumbuddhism.com 212.183.140.21 2010/09/29 at 7:28 am I am the author of a book exploring the interconnections between quantum physics and Buddhist philosophy (www.quantumbuddhism.com). It took 10 years to research and write so is detailed and extensive. In the last chapter I give some elucidation to the implications of quantum theory for theology. […]

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Booknotes: Ancient Egypt

September 29th, 2010 · No Comments

The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt

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