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Entries from September 2011

Ecocide

September 30th, 2011 · No Comments

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/damian-carrington-blog/2011/sep/29/ecocide-oil-criminal-court: Trial tests whether ‘ecocide’ could join genocide as global crimeTop lawyers put fossil fuel bosses on trial in the UK’s supreme court in a mock case to explore the crime of ecocide – environmental destruction – which is being considered by the UN

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Wall Street

September 30th, 2011 · No Comments

Chris Hedges on Wall Street protests

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Bashing orthodoxy?

September 30th, 2011 · No Comments

A Knack for Bashing Orthodoxy Are you kidding???? Dawkins has done more to cement the Darwin orthodoxy than any other person, and the result is insidious.

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Sudden emergence

September 30th, 2011 · No Comments

The Great Explosion: Darwinists are incapable of confronting the simple evidence for the sudden emergence of man.

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Out of Africa, end of speciation

September 30th, 2011 · No Comments

http://darwiniana.com/2011/09/28/the-evidence-for-homo-sp-being-polytypic-all-along/comment-page-1/#comment-359330 The basic issue here is the way in which a common humanity is visible since the ‘Out of Africa’ phenomenon 100K to 50K ago. There has been no further speciation since then, whatever the differences in type.

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Pos-darwinista blog

September 30th, 2011 · No Comments

http://pos-darwinista.blogspot.com/2011/05/blog-darwiniana-da-destaque-ao-blog.html Check out the Pos-darwinista blog from Brazil, a frequent linker here.

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Ambiguous terms, viz. ‘evolution’

September 30th, 2011 · No Comments

http://www.evolutionnews.org/2011/09/confusing_evidence_for_common_051311.html The debate over evolution and intelligent design can be confusing because some keys terms in the discussion are ambiguous. Some people use “evolution” to refer to something as simple as small changes in the sizes of bird beaks. Others use the same word to mean something much more far-reaching. Used one way, “evolution” isn’t […]

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The Bolshoi supercomputer simulation

September 30th, 2011 · No Comments

Scientists Release Most Accurate Simulation of the Universe to DateScienceDaily (Sep. 29, 2011) — The Bolshoi supercomputer simulation, the most accurate and detailed large cosmological simulation run to date, gives physicists and astronomers a powerful new tool for understanding such cosmic mysteries as galaxy formation, dark matter, and dark energy.

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‘Superfast’ Muscles

September 30th, 2011 · No Comments

‘Superfast’ Muscles Responsible for Bat EcholocationScienceDaily (Sep. 29, 2011) — As nocturnal animals, bats rely echolocation to navigate and hunt prey. By bouncing sound waves off objects, including the bugs that are their main diet, bats can produce an accurate representation of their environment in total darkness. Now, researchers at the University of Southern Denmark […]

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Sharks Are in Trouble

September 30th, 2011 · No Comments

Sharks Are in Trouble, New Analysis Confirms ScienceDaily (Sep. 30, 2011) — Sharks are in big trouble on the Great Barrier Reef and worldwide, according to an Australian-based team who have developed a world-first way to measure rates of decline in shark populations.

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‘Magic Mushrooms’

September 30th, 2011 · No Comments

Single Dose of ‘Magic Mushrooms’ Hallucinogen May Create Lasting Personality Change, Study Suggests ScienceDaily (Sep. 29, 2011) — A single high dose of the hallucinogen psilocybin, the active ingredient in so-called “magic mushrooms,” was enough to bring about a measurable personality change lasting at least a year in nearly 60 percent of the 51 participants […]

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GOP Goes Batty on the Postal Service

September 30th, 2011 · No Comments

David Morris: GOP Goes Batty on the Postal Service http://www.commondreams.org/view/2011/09/29-5

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The Men We Trusted

September 30th, 2011 · No Comments

Robert Scheer: The Men We Trusted to Lead Us http://www.commondreams.org/view/2011/09/29-8

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Perennial Polyculture Agriculture

September 30th, 2011 · No Comments

Robert Jensen: As the Earth Turns: Going Global with Perennial Polyculture Agriculture http://www.commondreams.org/view/2011/09/29-0

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Beyond the Nation-State

September 30th, 2011 · No Comments

Robert C. Koehler: Beyond the Nation-State http://www.commondreams.org/view/2011/09/29

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Banker Brutality

September 30th, 2011 · No Comments

Linh Dinh: Banker Brutality: Beyond Tony Bologna http://www.commondreams.org/view/2011/09/29-2

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The Yes Men

September 30th, 2011 · No Comments

The Yes Men: Sorry, But This Trader’s Banking Confession Was No Prank http://www.commondreams.org/view/2011/09/29-9

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What #OccupyWallStreet Has Done Right

September 30th, 2011 · No Comments

Mark Engler: Five Things That #OccupyWallStreet Has Done Right http://www.commondreams.org/view/2011/09/29-6

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‘Alternative Nobel’

September 30th, 2011 · No Comments

Global Activists Win ‘Alternative Nobel’ http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2011/09/29-4

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New Pepper-Spray Video Emerges

September 30th, 2011 · No Comments

Occupy Wall Street: Inquiries Launched as New Pepper-Spray Video Emerges http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2011/09/29-0

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Big Increase in Afghan Violence

September 30th, 2011 · No Comments

U.N. Reports Big Increase in Afghan Violence This Year http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2011/09/29

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Fences Along Canadian Border

September 30th, 2011 · No Comments

U.S. Considers Erecting Fences Along Canadian Border http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2011/09/29-2

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Arctic Shell Game

September 30th, 2011 · No Comments

Arctic Shell Game: No Spill Plan? Feds Say No Problem, Just Drill http://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2011/09/29-4

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In for the Long Haul

September 30th, 2011 · No Comments

Wall Street Occupiers in for the Long Haul http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2011/09/29-7

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