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Entries from April 2011

The (dismal) politics of darwinism

April 30th, 2011 · No Comments

Natural Selection And The Oedipus Paradox Our discussion of Machiavelli and politics should be moment to recite the issue of social darwinist theories based on natural selection. A similar influence on politics is completely transparent.

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Machiavelli, …an ominous question

April 30th, 2011 · 2 Comments

From Reformation to Revolution If we study history carefully, especially in light of the eonic effect, we can see the confusion that has been created by Machiavelli (not that the world’s criminial politicians needed his help) whose work is taken as a modern advance in the science of politics. Eh? It is a problem sensed […]

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Harris’ torture obsession

April 30th, 2011 · No Comments

Why I’d Rather Not Speak About Torture I can’t decipher Harris’ motivations here, but I think he seems to be changing his mind even as he remains stubborn and refuses to learn from his mistaken, in my view, discussions of torture. On top of this, someone confused about torture is preaching to us about moral […]

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Behind the myths of the Old Testament

April 30th, 2011 · No Comments

Cycle, System Return:The Axial Age We have just cited Ehrman’s exposes of the Biblical corpus, and the research is of great importance. But the great irony is that the Israelites and/or some group behind them that we don’t see now, had a great iinsight into history and, we can now see, something they couldn’t grasp, […]

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Book notes: Ehrman

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Meet Bart Ehrman: A One-Man God Fraud Squad A world-renowned Bible scholar says the Bible is full of fibs, forgeries and downright lies. This was known about the Bible since the time of Spinoza, but I recomment Ehrman’s books here in any case. But I fear he has fallen into the hands of the New […]

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New Atheism, and ostrich behavior to levels of reality

April 30th, 2011 · No Comments

How Easter and Christianity undermine atheism This article is remarkably confused and does a disservice to its argument. A basic confusion exists between the defense of Xtian beliefs and the challenge to scientism under the rubric of attacking materialism. What a mess!! No wonder those who reject religion are increasing. I think that the challenge […]

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SETI Allen array mothballed for want of £1.5 million

April 30th, 2011 · No Comments

http://richarddawkins.net/discussions/620922-seti-allen-array-mothballed-for-want-of-1-5-million By SCHRODINGER’S CAT Added: Friday, 29 April 2011 at 10:52 PM This is the sort of story that makes me wonder why the human race bothers carrying on. The world can’t afford £1.5 million towards what could be the most amazing discovery in the history of science ?? http://www.seti.org/ The Allen Telescope Array ( […]

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Rees and the atheists

April 30th, 2011 · No Comments

Martin Rees: Atheists should drop anti-religion campaigns Astronomer royal urges Darwinists to adopt ‘peaceful coexistence’ with moderate groups to beat fundamentalism I can see no reason why scientists shouldn’t criticize religion, so the real issue here is the inability of those trained in science to criticize religion properly, atheist or not. The New Atheists are […]

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Box Jellyfish

April 30th, 2011 · No Comments

Through Unique Eyes, Box Jellyfish Look out to the World Above the WaterScienceDaily (Apr. 30, 2011) — Box jellyfish may seem like rather simple creatures, but in fact their visual system is anything but. They’ve got no fewer than 24 eyes of four different kinds. Now, researchers reporting online on April 28 in Current Biology, […]

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New Solar Cell Technology

April 30th, 2011 · No Comments

New Solar Cell Technology Greatly Boosts EfficiencyScienceDaily (Apr. 29, 2011) — With the creation of a 3-D nanocone-based solar cell platform, a team led by Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Jun Xu has boosted the light-to-power conversion efficiency of photovoltaics by nearly 80 percent.

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Monkeys and recollection

April 30th, 2011 · No Comments

Monkeys, Too, Can Recollect What They’ve Seen, Study SuggestsScienceDaily (Apr. 29, 2011) — It’s one thing to recognize your childhood home when you see it in a photograph and quite another to accurately describe or draw a picture of it based on your recollection of how it looked. A new report published online on April […]

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Including Animals

April 30th, 2011 · No Comments

Zoe Weil: Including Animals in Our Circle of Concern http://www.commondreams.org/view/2011/04/29-6

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Insurers Getting Rich

April 30th, 2011 · No Comments

Wendell Potter: Insurers Getting Rich By Not Paying for Care http://www.commondreams.org/view/2011/04/29-0

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Corporate America’s War

April 30th, 2011 · No Comments

Robert Weissman: Corporate America’s War on Political Transparency http://www.commondreams.org/view/2011/04/29-1

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Security Threat or Media Savior?

April 30th, 2011 · No Comments

WikiLeaks: Security Threat or Media Savior? http://www.commondreams.org/video/2011/04/29

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Floods, fires and climate change

April 30th, 2011 · No Comments

Are US Floods, Fires Linked to Climate Change? http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2011/04/29

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US and junk food for kids

April 30th, 2011 · No Comments

US Proposes Advertisers Ditch Junk Food for Kids http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2011/04/29-3

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Uganda Uprising

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Uganda Uprising Gathers Pace Despite Bloody Government Crackdown http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2011/04/29-8

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White House Threatens to Blacklist Paper

April 30th, 2011 · No Comments

White House Threatens to Blacklist Paper for Covering Protest http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2011/04/29-9

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Cash cows?

April 30th, 2011 · No Comments

Despite Risks, Aging Nuke Plants Sought as ‘Cash Cows’ http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2011/04/29-5

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‘Uncut’ Activists Claim Purge

April 30th, 2011 · No Comments

‘Uncut’ Activists Claim Purge of Facebook Pages http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2011/04/29-7

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Trump’s Lunacy

April 30th, 2011 · No Comments

Johann Hari: Trump’s Lunacy Reveals Core Truth About the Republicans http://www.commondreams.org/view/2011/04/29

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Liberty’s Easy Slide into Tyranny

April 30th, 2011 · No Comments

RG mail Prof John Kozy Global Research (February 23 2011) The best-laid schemes o’ mice an’ men Gang aft agley, An’ lea’e us nought but grief an’ pain, For promis’d joy! Robert Burns – 1785 No matter how hard we try, no one can control the future, and we cannot assume the future will be […]

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Peter Dale Scott: the Libyan war

April 30th, 2011 · No Comments

RG mail The Libyan War, American Power and the Decline of the Petrodollar System by Prof. Peter Dale Scott Global Research, April 29, 2011 The Asia-Pacific Journal The present NATO campaign against Gaddafi in Libya has given rise to great confusion, both among those waging this ineffective campaign, and among those observing it. Many whose […]

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