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Entries from January 2011

Evolution: the historical clue

January 31st, 2011 · No Comments

http://history-and-evolution.com/whee4th/chap3_3.htm We are so used to thinking evolution will explain history that we fail to see that it is the other way around: history will give us the clue to evolution.

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Open sesame for history/evolution as science

January 31st, 2011 · No Comments

Is There A Science Of History?This is the question that does ‘open sesame’ on the confusions, not just of history, but of evolution, showing the way to an understanding beyond the basic paradoxes.

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Tutorial for material on the eonic effect

January 31st, 2011 · No Comments

In Search of History: Using the Text Although the eonic effect is not hard, it has a number of unfamiliar ideas, as the discussion in the comments section makes clear. I need to create a tutorial here of linked posts to highlight some of the confusing aspects. Thus one of the things that confuses people […]

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Flores: giant storks, little people

January 31st, 2011 · No Comments

http://www.npr.org/blogs/krulwich/2011/01/25/133178380/killer-storks-eat-human-babies-perhaps

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Tags: Evolution

Nabokov, Lepidopterist and Darwin-doubter

January 31st, 2011 · No Comments

http://www.evolutionnews.org/2011/01/nabokov_lepidopterist_and_darw043301.html

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Accepting evolution

January 31st, 2011 · No Comments

Acceptance of evolution a marker in political/cultural tribal disputes

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Asteroid Deflection

January 31st, 2011 · No Comments

Asteroid Deflection: What If a Huge Asteroid Was Going to Slam Into Earth? ScienceDaily (Jan. 31, 2011) — So you think global warming is a big problem? What could happen if a 25-million-ton chunk of rock slammed into Earth? When something similar happened 65 million years ago, the dinosaurs and other forms of life were […]

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Skin cells to heart cells

January 31st, 2011 · 1 Comment

Adult Skin Cells Converted Directly to Beating Heart CellsScienceDaily (Jan. 31, 2011) — Scripps Research Institute scientists have converted adult skin cells directly into beating heart cells efficiently without having to first go through the laborious process of generating embryonic-like stem cells. The powerful general technology platform could lead to new treatments for a range […]

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Molybdenite

January 31st, 2011 · No Comments

New Transistors: An Alternative to Silicon and Better Than Graphene ScienceDaily (Jan. 30, 2011) — Smaller and more energy-efficient electronic chips could be made using molybdenite. In an article appearing online January 30 in the journal Nature Nanotechnology, EPFL’s Laboratory of Nanoscale Electronics and Structures (LANES) publishes a study showing that this material has distinct […]

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Cheap, Clean Ways to Produce Hydrogen

January 31st, 2011 · No Comments

Cheap, Clean Ways to Produce Hydrogen for Use in Fuel Cells? A Dash of Disorder Yields a Very Efficient Photocatalyst ScienceDaily (Jan. 30, 2011) — A little disorder goes a long way, especially when it comes to harnessing the sun’s energy. Scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) jumbled […]

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On the Wrong Side of History

January 31st, 2011 · No Comments

Published on Monday, January 31, 2011 by Focal Points Blog (Foreign Policy in Focus) On the Wrong Side of History in the Middle East by Adil E. Shamoo http://www.commondreams.org/view/2011/01/31-7 For over sixty years, the U.S. and the West wanted stability in the Middle East while dividing and conquering the area. They installed and supported puppets, […]

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‘Mega Protest’ Planned in Egypt

January 31st, 2011 · No Comments

Published on Monday, January 31, 2011 by Al Jazeera English ‘Mega Protest’ Planned in Egypt Opposition movement calls for one “million people demonstration” on Tuesday in a bid to topple president Hosni Mubarak. Egyptian protesters have called for a massive demonstration on Tuesday in a bid to force out president Hosni Mubarak from power.

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What Corruption and Force Have Wrought

January 31st, 2011 · No Comments

Published on Monday, January 31, 2011 by TruthDig.com What Corruption and Force Have Wrought in Egypt by Chris Hedges http://www.commondreams.org/view/2011/01/31-0 The uprising in Egypt, although united around the nearly universal desire to rid the country of the military dictator Hosni Mubarak, also presages the inevitable shift within the Arab world away from secular regimes toward […]

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Where’s the Protest at Home?

January 31st, 2011 · No Comments

Published on Monday, January 31, 2011 by Huffington Post by Robert Kuttner http://www.commondreams.org/view/2011/01/31-4 On Saturday, I crossed paths with a few hundred protesters marching from Cambridge to Boston to call for the resignation of Egyptian President Mubarak. By appearance, they were a mixture of Arab-Americans, locals, and people from assorted other backgrounds.

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FBI Intelligence Violations

January 31st, 2011 · No Comments

Published on Monday, January 31, 2011 by Deeplinks Blog / EFF EFF Uncovers Widespread FBI Intelligence Violations by Mark Rumold http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2011/01/31-0 EFF has uncovered widespread violations stemming from FBI intelligence investigations from 2001 – 2008. In a report released today, EFF documents alarming trends in the Bureau’s intelligence investigation practices, suggesting that FBI intelligence investigations […]

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The Egyptian revolution threatens an American-imposed order of Arabophobia and false choices

January 31st, 2011 · No Comments

RG mail http://mondoweiss.net/2011/01/the-egyptian-revolution-threatens-an-american-imposed-arabophobic-order.html Mondoweiss January 29, 2011 The Egyptian revolution threatens an American-imposed order of Arabophobia and false choices This is the great fear, in Israel and in Washington, too: that revolution in Egypt will reveal the despotism of the existing order for the Palestinian people, who have seen their rights and properties and security […]

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The year of living dangerously

January 31st, 2011 · No Comments

RG mail Rising commodity prices and extreme weather events threaten global stability by Michael Klare Le Monde diplomatique (January 25 2011) Get ready for a rocky year. From now on, rising prices, powerful storms, severe droughts and floods, and other unexpected events are likely to play havoc with the fabric of global society, producing chaos […]

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‘Planned Anarchy’

January 31st, 2011 · No Comments

RG mail ‘Planned Anarchy’ Playing Into Mubarak’s Hands By Cam McGrath Inter Press Service January 30, 2011 CAIRO – The city squares where protesters battled riot police for four consecutive days were unexpectedly quiet late Sunday night, as Egyptians fighting to topple the Mubarak regime returned home to defend their neighbourhoods from looters and thugs.

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“I know now that revolution is possible”

January 31st, 2011 · No Comments

“I know now that revolution is possible” Olivier Besancenot gives his impressions on Tunisia International Viewpoint January 2011 – IV432

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We are descended from monkeys…!

January 31st, 2011 · No Comments

We are descended from monkeys. There is no other explanation. by Fred Reed Information Clearing House (January 13 2010) Pondering Whither America, I reflected on a story, probably apocryphal but which I am going to believe because I like it, about catching monkeys. Tribesmen somewhere craft a heavy pot with a hole in it large […]

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Times ebook on Wikileaks

January 30th, 2011 · No Comments

E-Book: “Open Secrets”

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Smith legacy

January 30th, 2011 · No Comments

Theory and Ideology: Das Adam Smith Problem Economic ideology has run rampant in modern civilizaton creating a fictitious universe of exploitative capitalism. The whole mystique from Adam Smith can’t manage his skeptical stance, and his refusal to make economic systems the basis of a whole civilization.

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Tags: Critique of Evolutionary Economy

Macroevolution to lead genetics?

January 30th, 2011 · No Comments

http://history-and-evolution.com/whee4th/chap5_1_1.htm The influence of reductionist Darwinism has produced a misunderstanding of what evolution is: in the evolutionary background to world history we see that a macro process of great abstraction leads genetics. It is probably the same at all stages.

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A New Model of History

January 30th, 2011 · No Comments

A New Model of History: Eonic Evolution The eonic effect shows a spectacular process of evolution in action, but the focus is not on cultures or civilizations, but on a master sequence that transcends those, operating on transitional pivot areas in short different time-slices, as with the Axial Age.

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Tags: Evolution · The Axial Age · The Eonic Effect