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Entries from September 2011

Unions Head to Wall Street

September 30th, 2011 · No Comments

Unions Head to Wall Street http://www.commondreams.org/further/2011/09/29-0

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Correcting Sickle Cell Disease

September 29th, 2011 · No Comments

Correcting Sickle Cell Disease With Stem CellsScienceDaily (Sep. 28, 2011) — Using a patient’s own stem cells, researchers at Johns Hopkins have corrected the genetic alteration that causes sickle cell disease (SCD), a painful, disabling inherited blood disorder that affects mostly African-Americans. The corrected stem cells were coaxed into immature red blood cells in a […]

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Axial Ages and religion formations

September 29th, 2011 · No Comments

Indian religion and the Axial Age The emergence of two world religions (more !) in the Axial period should be a warning to those who try to indulge in experiments on the religion front: you are on your own, and the result is likely to be a mess. The supreme manifestation of religion creation during […]

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Review of Andrew Cohen book

September 29th, 2011 · 2 Comments

http://www.amazon.com/review/RGY1J6TE2OA76/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm I reviewed Andrew Cohen’s new book on ‘evolutionary enlightenment’ yesterday and it has come online at Amazon reviews. Cohen’s confusion on evolution is great, and, worse, he doesn’t respond to any input. We have critiqued his views many times here, and at The Gurdjieff Con, and he could have taken a hint. Even if […]

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Literature and the eonic sequence

September 29th, 2011 · No Comments

Art, Evolution And The Tragic Genre The comments on Tolkien are a good chance to review the data on this in the eonic effect, which shows a clear correlation with the emergence of variants of primordial tales in the Axial recastings of Greek literature. One reason Tolkien couldn’t find what he wanted in medieval English […]

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Revisiting Tolkien on Mythology

September 29th, 2011 · No Comments

Revisiting Tolkien on Mythology

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Biologos on the move

September 29th, 2011 · No Comments

http://whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com/2011/09/29/templeton-funded-biologos-cleans-house-promotes-young-earth-creationist-begins-slide-into-irrelevance/

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Norse sagas and Tolkien/Dawins thumbs up his nose

September 29th, 2011 · No Comments

We have already challenged Dawkins’ use of the term ‘magic’, and here the reference to Norse sagas is amusing: these ancient tales are packed with a set of mysteries, as Tolkien found out, trying to advance the genre for modern times. I think that in an age when the ‘magic’ of Aleister Crowley is proliferating, […]

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Pinker: A history of violence

September 29th, 2011 · No Comments

http://richarddawkins.net/videos/643281-a-history-of-violence We will wait to discuss this issue, but for starters, check our the STRONG correlation of rising compassion in civilization with the eonic effect.

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‘Evolution Implies Intelligent Design’

September 29th, 2011 · No Comments

http://www2.ljworld.com/weblogs/science-becoming-religion/2011/sep/28/evolution-implies-intelligent-design/ Two groups of True Believers control the debate over the origin of life. The Evolutionists believe that life could only have developed from one original cell through a slow process of gradual changes that was not controlled by any type of Intelligent Being. Creationists believe that God created life and the only way God […]

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ID group rejects ‘false claims’ of Dawkins and Attenborough

September 29th, 2011 · No Comments

http://www.inspiremagazine.org.uk/news.aspx?action=view&id=5649 Centre for Intelligent Design rejects ‘false claims’ of Dawkins and Attenborough Richard Dawkins and Sir David Attenborough want the Government to ban creationism and Intelligent Design (ID) theory from the classroom. Such a move shows a disturbing lack of understanding of both the nature of scientific theory and of science education, responds the Centre […]

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Alternative to Diesel Fuel

September 29th, 2011 · No Comments

New Advanced Biofuel Identified as an Alternative to Diesel FuelScienceDaily (Sep. 28, 2011) — Researchers with the U.S Department of Energy (DOE)’s Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) have identified a potential new advanced biofuel that could replace today’s standard fuel for diesel engines but would be clean, green, renewable and produced in the United States.

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Fish Uses Tool

September 29th, 2011 · No Comments

Fish Uses Tool to Dig Up and Crush ClamsScienceDaily (Sep. 28, 2011) — The first video of tool use by a fish has been published in the journal Coral Reefs by Giacomo Bernardi, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

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Millisecond Memory

September 29th, 2011 · No Comments

Millisecond Memory: ‘Teleportation’ of Rats Sheds Light On How the Memory Is Organized ScienceDaily (Sep. 28, 2011) — You’re rudely awakened by the phone. Your room is pitch black. It’s unsettling, because you’re a little uncertain about where you are — and then you remember. You’re in a hotel room.

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Confirming General Theory of Relativity

September 29th, 2011 · No Comments

Light from Galaxy Clusters Confirms General Theory of RelativityScienceDaily (Sep. 28, 2011) — All observations in astronomy are based on light (electromagnetic radiation) emitted from stars and galaxies and, according to the general theory of relativity, the light will be affected by gravity. At the same time all interpretations in astronomy are based on the […]

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Mace in the Face

September 29th, 2011 · No Comments

Is the US a Police State? by JOHN GRANT http://www.counterpunch.org/2011/09/29/is-the-us-a-police-state/ Honorable people like to debate whether the United States of America is a “police state,” but when it comes to shutting down the expression of ideas on the political left, there’s little room for argument. We are inundated in this country with propaganda boilerplate about […]

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Torture Prosecution of George W. Bush

September 29th, 2011 · No Comments

Human Rights Groups to Urge Torture Prosecution of George W. Bush in Anticipation of October 20 Visit to Surrey, B.C. http://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2011/09/28-2

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Meaningful Democratic Primaries

September 29th, 2011 · No Comments

Ralph Nader: Obama Must Face Meaningful Democratic Primaries http://www.commondreams.org/view/2011/09/28-5

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A Crisis of Policy, Not Debt

September 29th, 2011 · No Comments

Mark Weisbrot: The Eurozone: A Crisis of Policy, Not Debt http://www.commondreams.org/view/2011/09/28-0

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What’s Behind the Scorn

September 29th, 2011 · No Comments

Glenn Greenwald: What’s Behind the Scorn for the Wall Street Protests? http://www.commondreams.org/view/2011/09/28-9

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Iraq: 100 Days of Solidarity

September 29th, 2011 · No Comments

Medea Benjamin: Iraq: 100 Days of Solidarity http://www.commondreams.org/view/2011/09/28-12

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The Keystone Pipeline Revolt

September 29th, 2011 · No Comments

Bill McKibben: The Keystone Pipeline Revolt: Why Mass Arrests are Just the Beginning http://www.commondreams.org/view/2011/09/28-11

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Humanitarian Guns for Hire

September 29th, 2011 · No Comments

Humanitarian Guns for Hire: The West’s Mercenary Mission http://www.commondreams.org/video/2011/09/28

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Another Victim of Climate Change

September 29th, 2011 · No Comments

Pakistan: Another Victim of Climate Change http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2011/09/28-2

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