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Entries from November 2010

Huxley: Darwin’s first champion, and first critic

November 30th, 2010 · No Comments

Huxley’s Contradiction And Evolution #1 and #2 Huxley was the great champion of Darwin, but he was first critic of natural selection, and ended up finding a decisive flaw in the theory.

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Axial ages, new religions

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The Axial Age and the complexity of religious evolution Christians are often confused by the clear passage beyond their religion, and are probably feeling hounded by the slick nonsense of the New Atheists. I think a look at world history, the Axial, and the evolution of religion in civilization will show why the sense of […]

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Transformation of Christianity/dangerous passage

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Are We Becoming an Atheist Nation? 3 Reasons Young People Are Abandoning Religion Chances are that if you are in your 20s or 30s, you are not hanging around a church. Here are some reasons why. These articles endlessly confuse Christianity, belief in god, and religion. This article depicts the sociological waning of Christian church […]

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Evolution and theism

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Evolution and a belief in God are incompatible By BLITZ442 Added: Monday, 29 November 2010 at 8:07 PM http://richarddawkins.net/discussions/555746-evolution-and-a-belief-in-god-are-incompatible

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Tags: Evolution · Science & Religion

2020 — The gene

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2020 — The gene

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Evolution texts

November 30th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Pending Textbook Adoption Fans Evolution Debate

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Marsupial Embryo

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Marsupial Embryo Jumps Ahead in DevelopmentScienceDaily (Nov. 30, 2010) — Long a staple of nature documentaries, the somewhat bizarre development of a grub-like pink marsupial embryo outside the mother’s womb is curious in another way.

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Unwilling to Gamble

November 30th, 2010 · No Comments

Apes Unwilling to Gamble When Odds Are UncertainScienceDaily (Nov. 29, 2010) — Humans are known to play it safe in a situation when they aren’t sure of the odds, or don’t have confidence in their judgments. We don’t like to choose the unknown.

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Pterodactyl Flight

November 30th, 2010 · No Comments

Engineer Provides New Insight Into Pterodactyl FlightScienceDaily (Nov. 29, 2010) — Giant pterosaurs — ancient reptiles that flew over the heads of dinosaurs — were at their best in gentle tropical breezes, soaring over hillsides and coastlines or floating over land and sea on thermally driven air currents, according to new research from the University […]

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Crop Failures and Drought Within Our Children’s Lifetimes

November 30th, 2010 · No Comments

Published on Tuesday, November 30, 2010 by The Independent/UK by Steve Connor, Science Editor http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2010/11/30-0 Children today are likely to reach old age in a world that is 4C warmer, where the 10,000-year certainties of the global climate can no longer be relied on, and widespread crop failures, drought, flooding and mass migration of the […]

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Fabricating Terror

November 30th, 2010 · No Comments

The Portland “Bomb” Plot Fabricating Terror By PAUL CRAIG ROBERTS http://www.counterpunch.org/roberts11302010.html Why does the FBI orchestrate fake terror plots? The latest one snared Osman Mohamud, a Somali-American teenager in Portland, Oregon. The Associated Press report by William Mall and Nedra Pickler (11-27-10) is headlined in Yahoo News: “Somali-born teen plotted car-bombing in Oregon.”

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Missing the Mark on Deficits

November 30th, 2010 · No Comments

Elite Consensus Missing the Mark on Deficits By RALPH NADER http://www.counterpunch.org/nader11302010.html

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Workers Hopscotch Across USA for Temp Checks

November 30th, 2010 · No Comments

mxmail http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2010-11-26-amazon-temporary-workers_N.htm By Jere Downs, The (Louisville, Ky.) Courier-Journal CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. — Amazon.com has what many migrant workers want for the holidays: a job. Hard-up retirees and unemployed workers with children have converged on this rural town in RVs and campers to spend a few months earning $10 an hour filling orders at an Amazon […]

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Real Hope

November 30th, 2010 · No Comments

Chris Hedges | Hope, Real Hope, Is About Doing Something http://act.commondreams.org/go/3332?akid=291.96588.XqGJ0t&t=20

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Specter of ‘Resource Curse’

November 30th, 2010 · No Comments

Afghan Gold Mine Raises Specter of ‘Resource Curse’ http://act.commondreams.org/go/3328?akid=291.96588.XqGJ0t&t=12

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Mind the Gap

November 30th, 2010 · No Comments

Mind the Gap: Bumper Bonuses Are Back, Yet Millions Struggle on Welfare in US http://act.commondreams.org/go/3326?akid=291.96588.XqGJ0t&t=8

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Year of Extremes

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Will Year of Extremes End with a Whimper? http://act.commondreams.org/go/3323?akid=291.96588.XqGJ0t&t=2

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Global market for anti-terrorism

November 30th, 2010 · No Comments

Rg mail http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-israel-homeland-security-20101128,0,3300966.story The Los Angeles Times November 27, 2010 Israeli firms see a global market for their anti-terrorism know-how

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Wikileaks crisis

November 30th, 2010 · No Comments

RG mail http://www.democracynow.org/2010/11/29/us_facing_global_diplomatic_crisis_following Democracy Now November 29, 2010 U.S. Facing Global Diplomatic Crisis Following Massive WikiLeaks Release of Secret Diplomatic Cables

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Wikileaks Cables

November 30th, 2010 · No Comments

RG mail http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/politics/deceits-plots-insults-america-laid-bare-2146208.html The Independent 29 November 2010* Wikileaks Cables: Deceits, plots, insults: America laid bare Diplomatic communiqués released by Wikileaks shine unprecedented light on the US and how it sees the world

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The Old Testament, the Axial Age, and design

November 29th, 2010 · No Comments

The Old Testament As Eonic Data The irony of design arguments is that their own proponents have spoiled them, due to their confusion over design, intelligent design, and the action of a divinity. If we examine the Axial Age we see a ‘design’ in history, and this design is ‘evolutionary’ by a mechanism too complex […]

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Unbelievable attacks on Behe

November 29th, 2010 · No Comments

On Behe Note also that philosopher Maarten Boudry and his colleagues have an attack on ID. This article is online and Nick Matzke says it’s “quite good.” The Behe piece hasn’t yet appeared (I’ll let you know when it does), but Nick has this take on it: If past experience is any guide, Behe’s article […]

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Tags: Evolution

Religon and fitness?

November 29th, 2010 · 1 Comment

http://www.uncommondescent.com/intelligent-design/survival-of-the-godliest-does-strong-religious-belief-provide-an-evolutionary-advantage/ Picking up the blather of evo-psych to promote religion is clever, but won’t work.

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Echinoderms

November 29th, 2010 · No Comments

An increased likelihood of evolving certain features? By MISFIRE Added: Sunday, 28 November 2010 at 7:16 PM http://richarddawkins.net/discussions/555051-an-increased-likelihood-of-evolving-certain-features I enjoy learning about science and genetics, despite my irrelevant education. One fact which caught my attention today at the Harvard Museum of Natural History, which I recommend, was that among echinoderms, the distinctive 5-directional, or pentaradial […]

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