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Entries from November 2010

Behe on design

November 29th, 2010 · No Comments

Finding design in natureAlthough we may not know the details of how living things are assembled, it is clear to me that they are designed Andrew Brown’s comment on the debate I had with Michael Reiss missed a critical point. Behe’s argument has some valid points, but they are ruined by his suspected theism. Note: […]

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Earth’s lakes are warming

November 29th, 2010 · No Comments

Earth’s Lakes Are Warming, NASA Study FindsScienceDaily (Nov. 28, 2010) — In the first comprehensive global survey of temperature trends in major lakes, NASA researchers determined Earth’s largest lakes have warmed during the past 25 years in response to climate change.

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The ‘Pickiest’ Marsupials

November 29th, 2010 · No Comments

Koala Bears May Be the ‘Pickiest’ Marsupials AroundScienceDaily (Nov. 29, 2010) — Koalas may be the pickiest marsupials around: They evolved to feed almost exclusively on the leaves of Eucalyptus trees, and they are highly selective when it comes to which species and even which individual trees they visit. When the furry leaf-eater settles on […]

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Most wanted list

November 29th, 2010 · No Comments

Most wanted list of climate change culprits rewritten

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Deceits, Plots, Insults

November 29th, 2010 · No Comments

Published on Monday, November 29, 2010 by The Independent/UK Deceits, Plots, Insults: America Laid Bare Diplomatic communiqués released by Wikileaks shine unprecedented light on the US and how it sees the world by Jerome Taylor, Cahal Milmo and David Usborne, US Editor http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2010/11/29 The doors to a previously hidden world of diplomatic intrigue and insults […]

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Commodifying Nature

November 29th, 2010 · No Comments

Published on Monday, November 29, 2010 by Friends of the Earth International Commodifying Nature in an Age of Climate Change by Nnimmo Bassey http://www.commondreams.org/view/2010/11/29-2 For about two weeks, starting today, the world will be locked into another session of negotiations on how to tackle climate change. The conference, to be held in Cancun, Mexico, has […]

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Declaring Class War

November 29th, 2010 · No Comments

Why Not Declare Class War and be Done With It By DAVID MACARAY http://www.counterpunch.org/macaray11292010.html Not only has the so-called “trickle-down” theory of economics been revealed to be a cruel hoax, but most of the good industrial jobs have left the country, the middle-class has been eviscerated, the wealthiest Americans (even in the wake of the […]

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The ever-widening definition of ‘anti-Semitism’

November 29th, 2010 · No Comments

RG mail http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2010/11/25/focus/7485546&sec=focus The Star (Malaysia) November 25, 2010 The ever-widening definition of ‘anti-Semitism’ DIPLOMATICALLY SPEAKING By DENNIS IGNATIUS

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Stench of US Economic Decay

November 29th, 2010 · No Comments

RG mail http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=22150 Global Research November 29, 2010 The Stench of US Economic Decay: Russia and China Dump the US Dollar The American government only has resources for wars of aggression, police state intrusions, and bailouts of rich banksters. The American citizen has become a mere subject to be bled for the ruling oligarchies. * […]

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The Real Threat

November 29th, 2010 · No Comments

RG mail http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/26/opinion/26iht-edcohen.html?_r=3&nl=todaysheadlines&emc=a212 New York Times November 25, 2010 The Real Threat to America By ROGER COHEN LONDON — The full-body scanners and intrusive pat-downs that are fast becoming the norm at U.S. airports — just in time for Thanksgiving! — do at least provide the answer to what should be done with Osama bin […]

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Bolivia’s army declares itself ‘socialist’

November 29th, 2010 · No Comments

RG mail http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/laplaza/2010/11/bolivia-military-socialist-antiimperialist.html November 18, 2010 Bolivia’s army declares itself ‘socialist’ he commanding general of Bolivia’s army has declared the Andean nation’s forces “socialist,” “anti-capitalist,” and “anti-imperialist,” positions that were immediately echoed by President Evo Morales, Bolivia’s first indigenous president.

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Darwinism’s failure on human evolution

November 28th, 2010 · No Comments

The Great Explosion It should be common knowledge that Darwinism has never explained human evolution, allowing people to evade the gross fallacies Darwin’s theory creates for understanding man. The problem is that people are afraid of themselves and have found a new form of thumbsucking: deny the deeper realities of man, and use reductionist Darwinism […]

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Booknotes: In the Light of Evolution

November 28th, 2010 · No Comments

In the Light of Evolution: Essays from the Laboratory and Field Losos, Jonathan

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Hopeless confusion sowed by New Atheists

November 28th, 2010 · No Comments

The New Atheists are responsible in part for this new brand of sloppy thinking on ‘religion’. Contact with the spiritual world is not the same as religion, but a factor of human evolution becoming homo sapiens. Only a group as divorced from reality as the cult of modern scientism could exhibit the escalating confusions recorded […]

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Religion is Immoral

November 28th, 2010 · No Comments

Religion is Immoral By STEVE ZARA Added: Sunday, 28 November 2010 at 9:40 AM http://richarddawkins.net/discussions/554766-religion-is-immoral There is an American politician called John Shimkus. He hopes to become chair of the House Energy Committee. That’s a powerful position. One might expect someone who aims to fill such an important position to ensure that they have a […]

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Was T Rex’s demise a part of intelligent design?

November 28th, 2010 · No Comments

http://www.delawareonline.com/article/20101128/OPINION10/101126033/1004/OPINION/Was-T-Rex-s-demise-a-part-of-intelligent-design

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Dogs vs cats

November 28th, 2010 · No Comments

Dogs Have Bigger Brains Than Cats Because They Are More Sociable, Research Finds ScienceDaily (Nov. 27, 2010) — Over millions of years dogs have developed bigger brains than cats because highly social species of mammals need more brain power than solitary animals, according to a study by Oxford University.

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Same Face May Look Male or Female

November 28th, 2010 · No Comments

Same Face May Look Male or Female, Depending on Where It Appears in a Person’s Field of View ScienceDaily (Nov. 28, 2010) — Neuroscientists at MIT and Harvard have made the surprising discovery that the brain sees some faces as male when they appear in one area of a person’s field of view, but female […]

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Using Geometry to Avoid Sinking

November 28th, 2010 · No Comments

Whale Sharks Use Geometry to Avoid SinkingScienceDaily (Nov. 27, 2010) — They are the largest fish species in the ocean, but the majestic gliding motion of the whale shark is, scientists argue, an astonishing feat of mathematics and energy conservation. In new research published November 25 in the British Ecological Society’s journal Functional Ecology marine […]

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Robot war

November 28th, 2010 · No Comments

Published on Sunday, November 28, 2010 by The New York Times War Machines: Recruiting Robots for Combat by John Markoff http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2010/11/28-0 FORT BENNING, Ga. – War would be a lot safer, the Army says, if only more of it were fought by robots.

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A Billion People Will Lose Their Homes

November 28th, 2010 · No Comments

Published on Sunday, November 28, 2010 by The Guardian/UK A Billion People Will Lose Their Homes Due to Climate Change, says Report British scientists will warn Cancún summit that entire nations could be flooded by Robin McKie http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2010/11/28 Devastating changes to sea levels, rainfall, water supplies, weather systems and crop yields are increasingly likely before […]

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“It’s Corporate Crime and Control, Stupid”

November 28th, 2010 · No Comments

RG mail by Ralph Nader nader.org (October 29 2010) It was Bill Clinton’s campaign strategist, James Carville, who in 1992 created the election slogan: “It’s the Economy, Stupid”. For the 2010 Congressional campaigns, the slogan should have been: “It’s Corporate Crime and Control, Stupid”.

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Attacks on labor

November 28th, 2010 · No Comments

RG mail The Real News November 27, 2010: Deficit Hawks Continue Post-WWII Attack on Labor James Crotty: Big business using crisis to continue rolling back wages and safety net http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=33&Itemid=74&jumival=641

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Korean war casualties

November 28th, 2010 · No Comments

http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=22131 Global Research November 27, 2010 KNOW THE FACTS: North Korea lost 30% of its population as a result of US bombings in the 1950s By Michel Chossudovsky

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