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Goldilocks Enigma

December 30th, 2010 · 1 Comment

The Goldilocks Enigma One of ironies of the Darwin debate is that physicists have stumbled on the right key to evolution, but refuse to acknowledge, due to the theological implications (which are actually not there)> Paul Davies in The Goldilocks Enigma asks, Why does the universe seem so well-suited to life? Is this not really […]

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Tags: Evolution

Conflict theories

December 30th, 2010 · No Comments

Conflict Theories: Incredulity Toward ‘Infranarratives’ The bogus association of Darwinism and conflict, thence conflict theories, is one of the biggest and most dangerous frauds perpetrated by scientism. It is not true that competition and conflict drive evolution.

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Dawkins and the metphysics of evolution

December 30th, 2010 · 1 Comment

The Metaphysics Of Evolution The attempt by Dawkins to foundationalize atheism with Darwinism has to be the biggest metaphysical mistake in the history of science. Even a rudimentary acquaintance with a ‘critique of reason’ might have spared us the massive confusion his ignorance has created. The need for a ‘science of metaphysics’ is the first […]

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Toynbee/Spengler

December 30th, 2010 · No Comments

Decline and Fall The legacy of Toynbee and Spengler is a confusing one: the issue of the rise and decline of civilizations is not analyzed rightly by either one. The dynamics is really that of the eonic effect and series, the decline of the Roman Empire being something related to the interval between the transitions […]

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23 Things They Don’t Tell You about Capitalism:

December 30th, 2010 · No Comments

http://darwiniana.com/2010/12/28/repost-history-vs-markets/comment-page-1/#comment-355524 Richard said, December 30, 2010 at 12:54 am · Ha Joon Chang’s “23 Things They Don’t Tell You about Capitalism:” http://www.amazon.com/Things-They-Dont-About-Capitalism/dp/1608191664 Looks good, I just preordered it. I also just go the book on the history of Tantra you mentioned, will study…

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Nietzsche the decadent

December 30th, 2010 · 1 Comment

http://darwiniana.com/2006/02/06/nietzsche-genius-or-second-rate/comment-page-1/#comment-355523 The problem with Nietzsche is that he failed to understand the tradition he ended up destroying, from Kant to Schopenhauer. Nietzsche couldn’t grasp transcendental idealism and used the usual play to the gallery of reducing Schopenhauer to a naturalistic dementai based on the will to power. That was very destructive and highly decadent.

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Hitlter’s social darwinism and Darwin/Nietzsche

December 30th, 2010 · No Comments

Adolf Hitler: the world’s most famous creationist By THETHINKINGATHEIST Added: Thursday, 30 December 2010 at 10:01 AM http://richarddawkins.net/discussions/570807-adolf-hitler-the-world-s-most-famous-creationist This week on The Thinking Atheist Facebook page, we’ve talked quite a bit about tactics that the religious use against atheists in a debate. One of the most inflammatory charges of the believer is that Hitler was […]

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Eugenics, left and right

December 30th, 2010 · No Comments

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Darwinists and ID gang untrustworthy

December 30th, 2010 · No Comments

Peer-Reviewed Research Paper on Plant Biology Favorably Cites Intelligent Design and Challenges Darwinian Evolution A new original research paper on mutagenesis comprising 240,000 plants in the journal Floriculture and Ornamental Biotechnology favorably cites to “intelligent design proponents,” including Michael Behe, William Dembski, Jonathan Wells, and Stephen Meyer, as advocating one of various legitimate “scientific theories […]

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Tags: Evolution

What Triggers Mass Extinctions?

December 30th, 2010 · No Comments

What Triggers Mass Extinctions? Study Shows How Invasive Species Stop New Life ScienceDaily (Dec. 30, 2010) — An influx of invasive species can stop the dominant natural process of new species formation and trigger mass extinction events, according to research results published December 29 in the journal PLoS ONE. The study of the collapse of […]

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Tags: Evolution

Neandertals’ Extinction

December 30th, 2010 · No Comments

Neandertals’ Extinction Not Caused by Deficient Diets, Tooth Analysis Shows ScienceDaily (Dec. 30, 2010) — Researchers from George Washington University and the Smithsonian Institution have discovered evidence to debunk the theory that Neandertals’ disappearance was caused in part by a deficient diet — one that lacked variety and was overly reliant on meat. After discovering […]

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Tags: Evolution

Nature’s First Immune Systems

December 30th, 2010 · No Comments

Bacteria Provide Example of One of Nature’s First Immune Systems, Research Shows ScienceDaily (Dec. 30, 2010) — Studying how bacteria incorporate foreign DNA from invading viruses into their own regulatory processes, Thomas Wood, professor in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University, is uncovering the secrets of one of nature’s most […]

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Tags: Evolution

98.6 Degrees Fahrenheit Ideal

December 30th, 2010 · No Comments

98.6 Degrees Fahrenheit Ideal Temperature for Keeping Fungi Away and Food at Bay ScienceDaily (Dec. 22, 2010) — Two researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have found that our 98.6° F (37° C) body temperature strikes a perfect balance: warm enough to ward off fungal infection but not so hot that […]

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MRI and Alzheimer’s

December 30th, 2010 · No Comments

MRI Scans Reveal Brain Changes in People at Genetic Risk for Alzheimer’sScienceDaily (Dec. 30, 2010) — People with a known, high risk for Alzheimer’s disease develop abnormal brain function even before the appearance of telltale amyloid plaques that are characteristic of the disease, according to a new study.

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In hot water

December 30th, 2010 · No Comments

Climate change leaves Assam tea growers in hot water Rising temperatures reducing yields and altering distinctive flavour of India’s most popular drink

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Arab Officials with CIA Links

December 30th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Published on Thursday, December 30, 2010 by The Peninsula (Qatar) Many Arab Officials Have Close CIA Links: Assange by Mobin Pandit & Ahmed El Amin http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2010/12/30-5 DOHA – Top officials in several Arab countries have close links with the CIA, and many officials keep visiting US embassies in their respective countries voluntarily to establish links […]

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Obama’s Plan for Indefinite Detentions

December 30th, 2010 · No Comments

Detention and Torture By JENNIFER VAN BERGEN and DOUGLAS VALENTINE http://www.counterpunch.org/vanbergen12302010.html Author’s Note: With the news of President Obama’s plan to make indefinite detentions a permanent feature of our legal landscape, we thought it apropos to re-publish an updated, edited excerpt from a law review article we wrote in 2006 (THE DANGEROUS WORLD OF INDEFINITE […]

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Photoshopping the American Dream

December 30th, 2010 · No Comments

Linh Dinh: Photoshopping the American Dream http://act.commondreams.org/go/3760?akid=324.96588.TW0Ydb&t=36

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In Money-Changers We Trust

December 30th, 2010 · No Comments

Robert Scheer: In Money-Changers We Trust http://act.commondreams.org/go/3758?akid=324.96588.TW0Ydb&t=32

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Lakota Deserve Apology

December 30th, 2010 · No Comments

Mark Anthony Rolo: Lakota Deserve Apology for Wounded Knee, 120 Years Ago http://act.commondreams.org/go/3757?akid=324.96588.TW0Ydb&t=30

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Capital’s War Against WikiLeaks

December 30th, 2010 · No Comments

Mark Levine: Capital’s War Against WikiLeaks http://act.commondreams.org/go/3756?akid=324.96588.TW0Ydb&t=28

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Drone Attacks

December 30th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Mehdi Hasan: US Drone Attacks Are No Laughing Matter, Mr. Obama http://act.commondreams.org/go/3753?akid=324.96588.TW0Ydb&t=22

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‘The Comeback Kid’ and the Kids Who Won’t

December 30th, 2010 · No Comments

Amy Goodman: ‘The Comeback Kid’ and the Kids Who Won’t http://act.commondreams.org/go/3752?akid=324.96588.TW0Ydb&t=20

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Lesson in Journalism

December 30th, 2010 · No Comments

Glenn Greenwald Offers CNN’s Jessica Yellin a Lesson in Journalism via Discussion of Wikileaks http://act.commondreams.org/go/3750?akid=324.96588.TW0Ydb&t=16

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