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Entries from March 2011

Fast-Recharge, Lithium-Ion Battery

March 31st, 2011 · No Comments

Fast-Recharge, Lithium-Ion Battery Could Be Perfect for Electric Cars ScienceDaily (Mar. 30, 2011) — The next-generation battery, like next-generation TV, may be 3-D, scientists reported on March 31 at the 241st National Meeting and Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS) Anaheim, California. They described a new lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery, already available in a prototype […]

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White dwarfs and alife

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Astrophysicist: White Dwarfs Could Be Fertile Ground for Other EarthsScienceDaily (Mar. 31, 2011) — Planet hunters have found hundreds of planets outside the solar system in the last decade, though it is unclear whether even one might be habitable. But it could be that the best place to look for planets that can support life […]

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Human evolution: the enigma

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The Great Explosion The evolution of man is nearly a complete mystery, yet Darwinism never change their story, proof of the mendacity of the whole game. All bets are off as to ‘science’ in that case. As Chomsky noted, the issue of language alone is almost insuperable.

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‘Ergo Jesus’ nonsense

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http://whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com/2011/03/31/when-theology-does-cosmology/ It is obvious that many issues of cosmology are abused by attempts to inject theology, but the fine-tuning argument, freed of such abuse, is a potential help for sorting our evolutionary confusions.

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ID testable?

March 31st, 2011 · 1 Comment

A Positive, Testable Case for Intelligent Design Well, it would be nice if natural selection were testable!

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How to debate theology

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http://richarddawkins.net/discussions/609525-how-to-debate-theology-jonathan-miller-vs-denys-turner#comments How to debate theology: Jonathan Miller vs. Denys Turner By STEVE ZARA Added: Wednesday, 30 March 2011 at 11:57 PM It’s hard to deal with theologians in debate. They aren’t using the same kind of language as scientists. They are using outdated philosophy combined with appeals to emotion. Again and again we can watch […]

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Featherless

March 31st, 2011 · No Comments

Some chicken. Some neck… Why certain birds are partly featherless

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Anxiety and ID

March 31st, 2011 · No Comments

Death anxiety prompts people to believe in intelligent design, reject evolution

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ID supporters seek fairness

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‘Intelligent design’ supporters seek fair talk on issue

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Wiring for Smells

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Sensory Wiring for Smells Varies Among IndividualsScienceDaily (Mar. 30, 2011) — If, as Shakespeare’s Juliet declared, a rose by any other name smells as sweet — to you and to me and to anyone else who sniffs it — then one might assume that our odor-sensing nerve cells are all wired in the same way. […]

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Butterflies That Explore

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Butterflies That Explore and Colonize New Habitats Are Genetically Different from Cautious CousinsScienceDaily (Mar. 30, 2011) — A team of scientists has discovered that descendants of “exploratory” butterflies that colonized new habitats differ genetically from their more cautious cousins. The team, led by James Marden, a professor of biology at Penn State University, and Christopher […]

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Spiders Target Mate-Luring Signals

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Spiders Target Mate-Luring Signals from ‘Vibrating’ InsectsScienceDaily (Mar. 30, 2011) — Insects using vibration to attract a mate are at risk of being eaten alive by killer spiders, Cardiff University scientists have discovered.

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Primer on Class Struggle

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Published on Thursday, March 31, 2011 by CommonDreams.org A Primer on Class Struggleby Michael Schwalbe When we study Marx in my graduate social theory course, it never fails that at least one student will say (approximately), “Class struggle didn’t escalate in the way Marx expected. In modern capitalist societies class struggle has disappeared. So isn’t […]

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Trailer: Marx Reloaded

March 31st, 2011 · No Comments

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Attempt to Undermine Endangered Species Act

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Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS): Hundreds of Scientists Denounce Congress’ Attempt to Undermine Endangered Species Act http://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2011/03/30-9

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Obama and dirty energy

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Friends of the Earth: Obama Doubles Down on Dirty Energy, Continues to Call Nukes ‘Clean,’ Ignores Clean Air Act http://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2011/03/30-7

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Censorship

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Tim Karr: Censorship: Made in the USA http://www.commondreams.org/view/2011/03/30-1

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Prison system

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Celia Chazelle: How to Waste Money and Lives: The American Prison System http://www.commondreams.org/view/2011/03/30-9

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Kill teams

March 31st, 2011 · No Comments

Malalai Joya: Kill Teams in Afghanistan: The Truth http://www.commondreams.org/view/2011/03/30-3

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Corporate addiction

March 31st, 2011 · No Comments

Robert Scheer: Obama’s Fatal Corporate Addiction http://www.commondreams.org/view/2011/03/30

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Defending working people

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Hilda Solis: Defending Working People in 2011 http://www.commondreams.org/video/2011/03/30

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Radiation and seawater

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Radiation Rises in Seawater Near Fukushima Plant http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2011/03/30-0

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Gitmo detainees

March 31st, 2011 · No Comments

Appeals Court Makes It Easier for Gov’t to Hold Gitmo Detainees http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2011/03/30

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BP impact

March 31st, 2011 · No Comments

BP Gulf Disaster Impact Could Be Much Worse Than Expected http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2011/03/30-1

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