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Entries from June 2011

Dalai Lama’s jet set fake ‘gandhi’ routine

June 30th, 2011 · No Comments

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/06/27/dalai-lama-washington-dc_n_885612.html: Dalai Lama To Host Washington D.C. Peace Festival In July Yesterday (scroll back) we had a post on the Dalai Lama’s bad leadership. Criticizing this character is a big step, and will make a lot of enemies, but, actually, that seems to be less so now that once before. It might be appropriate to […]

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‘Evolved in a Twinkling’

June 30th, 2011 · No Comments

New Fossils Demonstrate That Powerful Eyes Evolved in a Twinkling ScienceDaily (June 29, 2011) — Palaeontologists have uncovered half-a-billion-year-old fossils demonstrating that primitive animals had excellent vision. An international team led by scientists from the South Australian Museum and the University of Adelaide found the exquisite fossils, which look like squashed eyes from a recently […]

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Human Ancestor Older Than Previously Thought

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Human Ancestor Older Than Previously Thought; Finding Offers New Insights Into Evolution ScienceDaily (June 29, 2011) — Modern humans never co-existed with Homo erectus — a finding counter to previous hypotheses of human evolution — new excavations in Indonesia and dating analyses show. The research, reported in the journal PLoS ONE, offers new insights into […]

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Falsifying darwinism

June 30th, 2011 · No Comments

Climbing Mt. Improbable We missed our ‘sprint thru WHEE’ for this week: create you own via one section per chapter.

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Theories of action metaphysical?

June 30th, 2011 · No Comments

Comment on ‘Liberal idea of freedom’ Richard 207.138.47.153 Submitted on 2011/06/29 at 1:17 pm Almost any theory of “action” is supernatural & metaphysical. Unless you find some way to apply quantum mechanics/general relativity to every aspect of your life, then you’re as guilty as anybody else. Good point, and it’s true. But I think that […]

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Collins: darwinism, biblical faith

June 30th, 2011 · No Comments

Noted scientist tackles question of religious faith

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Godless Britain?

June 30th, 2011 · No Comments

Godless Britain The U.K.’s churches are empty enough to land jumbo jets inside. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304447804576413362436264204.html?mod=googlenews_wsj This is something some will applaud, but, whatever the case, filling the void with the New Atheism cult is not the answer: a progression toward new and higher religions of the future should be on the agenda (and that might include […]

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Booknotes: Am I a Monkey?

June 30th, 2011 · No Comments

Am I a Monkey? Six Big Questions about Evolution Francisco J. Ayala Despite the ongoing cultural controversy in America, evolution remains a cornerstone of science. In this book, Francisco J. Ayala—an evolutionary biologist, member of the National Academy of Sciences, and winner of the National Medal of Science and the Templeton Prize—cuts to the chase […]

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Is GOP Presidential Hopeful Bachmann’s Intelligence By Design?

June 30th, 2011 · No Comments

http://www.bayoubuzz.com/buzz/latest-buzz/282404-is-gop-presidential-hopeful-bachmanns-intelligence-by-design-

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Homo erectus

June 30th, 2011 · No Comments

Human Ancestor Older Than Previously Thought; Finding Offers New Insights Into Evolution ScienceDaily (June 29, 2011) — Modern humans never co-existed with Homo erectus — a finding counter to previous hypotheses of human evolution — new excavations in Indonesia and dating analyses show. The research, reported in the journal PLoS ONE, offers new insights into […]

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2010 One of Two Warmest Years On Record

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2010 One of Two Warmest Years On Record; El Niño-Southern Oscillation and Other Climate Patterns Play Major Role ScienceDaily (June 29, 2011) — Worldwide, 2010 was one of the two warmest years on record, according to the 2010 State of the Climate report, which NOAA has just released. The peer-reviewed report, issued in coordination with […]

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Rockin’ Tortoises

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Rockin’ Tortoises: A 150-Year-Old New Species ScienceDaily (June 29, 2011) — A team of researchers investigated a desert tortoise from the United States Southwest and northwestern Mexico. What was thought to be a simple problem in species identification turned out to be a very complex matter. Their investigations required forensic genetics and several other methods. […]

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How Long We Look at Happy Faces Is in Our Genes

June 30th, 2011 · No Comments

Who’s Happy? How Long We Look at Happy Faces Is in Our GenesScienceDaily (June 29, 2011) — Though we all depend on reading people’s faces, each of us sees others’ faces a bit differently. Some of us may gaze deeply into another’s eyes, while others seem more reserved. At one end of this spectrum people […]

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Obama’s War on Whistleblowers

June 30th, 2011 · No Comments

Prosecutions Up, Transparency Down By LINDA GREENE http://www.counterpunch.org/greene06302011.html Teresa Chambers is the luckiest whistleblower in the United States. She lost her job as the first woman chief of the U.S. Park Police after she told the media in 2004 that the department was below the number required to perform the job adequately. She sued, and […]

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Sickened by Slack Lawmakers?…

June 30th, 2011 · No Comments

Greenpeace: Sickened by Slack Lawmakers? Nauseated by Nonsense Laws? Disgusted by Lobbyists Making Policy? http://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2011/06/29-8

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Obesity/Diabetes Epidemic

June 30th, 2011 · No Comments

Brian Moench: Obesity/Diabetes Epidemic: Rise of the Obesogens http://www.commondreams.org/view/2011/06/29-4

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‘Food Terrorism’

June 30th, 2011 · No Comments

Amy Goodman: ‘Food Terrorism’ Next Door to the Magic Kingdom http://www.commondreams.org/view/2011/06/29-0

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Big Coal’s Curriculum

June 30th, 2011 · No Comments

Adam Sanchez: Taking on Big Coal’s Curriculum http://www.commondreams.org/view/2011/06/29-2

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Fukushima Spews, Los Alamos Burns, …

June 30th, 2011 · No Comments

Harvey Wasserman: Fukushima Spews, Los Alamos Burns, Vermont Rages and We’ve Almost Lost Nebraska http://www.commondreams.org/view/2011/06/29-1

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Message from Greece

June 30th, 2011 · No Comments

Message from Greece: ‘We Need Solidarity of Working Class People & Youth from Around the Globe’ http://www.commondreams.org/video/2011/06/29

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Science of Extreme Weather

June 30th, 2011 · No Comments

Global Warming and the Science of Extreme Weather http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2011/06/29-4

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Fresh Clashes

June 30th, 2011 · No Comments

Fresh Clashes in Cairo’s Tahrir Square http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2011/06/29

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Lower Taxes On The Rich

June 30th, 2011 · No Comments

Lower Taxes On The Rich Don’t Lead To Job Growth http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2011/06/29-5

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Long Hours, No Rest

June 30th, 2011 · No Comments

Long Hours, No Rest: Overworked Americans Dream of Vacation http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2011/06/29-3

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