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October 31st, 2011 · 3 Comments

Occupy Darwinism: http://darwiniana.com/2011/10/29/occupy-darwinism/ The left needs a new perspective on modernity, science, evolution, religion, and much more. That is an impossible task, but the attempt must be made. We have tried here to debunk the ideology of Darwinism, and its shotgun marriage with economic ideology, with a warning that if you call something science, people […]

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Dinosaurs in flight: the movie

October 31st, 2011 · No Comments

Dinosaurs in flight: the movie

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Last day of the Iceman

October 31st, 2011 · No Comments

A Rest, a Meal, Then Death for 5,000-Year-Old Glacier Mummy: Scientists Consolidate Results of Research Into Ötzi’s State of Health and His Death ScienceDaily (Oct. 25, 2011) — There is now broad agreement on the circumstances of Ötzi’s death. Around 100 experts on mummies from nearly every single continent gathered for the “2nd Bolzano Mummy […]

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Giberson: Why Christians Need a Secular World

October 31st, 2011 · No Comments

Why Christians Need a Secular World

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Fighting Faith

October 31st, 2011 · No Comments

.Fighting Faith By DAVID BRILL – SBS DATELINE (AUSTRALIA) Added: Monday, 31 October 2011 at 1:15 AM http://richarddawkins.net/videos/643694-fighting-faith

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Natural Genetic Engineering: Intelligence & Design in Evolution?

October 31st, 2011 · No Comments

Natural Genetic Engineering: Intelligence & Design in Evolution?

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A global marketplace where bacteria trade genes???

October 31st, 2011 · No Comments

Our bodies are a global marketplace where bacteria trade genes Today’s Social Darwinism prize goes to Discover for this breakthrough insight.

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Programming Cells

October 31st, 2011 · No Comments

Programming Cells to Home in On Specific Tissues May Enable More Effective Cell-Based Therapies ScienceDaily (Oct. 27, 2011) — Stem cell therapies hold enormous potential to address some of the most tragic illnesses, diseases, and tissue defects world-wide. However, the inability to target cells to tissues of interest poses a significant barrier to effective cell […]

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New “quantum information systems”

October 31st, 2011 · No Comments

New Hybrid Technology Could Bring ‘Quantum Information Systems’ScienceDaily (Oct. 28, 2011) — The merging of two technologies under development — plasmonics and nanophotonics — is promising the emergence of new “quantum information systems” far more powerful than today’s computers.

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Prehistoric Greenhouse Data

October 31st, 2011 · No Comments

Prehistoric Greenhouse Data from Ocean Floor Could Predict Earth’s Future, MU Study Finds Evidence of water mass moving south 70 million years ago shows how warmth was distributed Oct. 27, 2011 http://munews.missouri.edu/news-releases/2011/1027-prehistoric-greenhouse-data-from-ocean-floor-could-predict-earth%E2%80%99s-future-mu-study-finds/

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Democracy in Shambles

October 31st, 2011 · 2 Comments

Monday, October 31, 2011 by Public Citizen Bill Moyers on a Democracy in Shambles: “Money First, People Second… If At All” Keynote Address at Public Citizen’s 40th Anniversary Gala http://www.commondreams.org/video/2011/10/31-1

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Is Capitalism Losing the Debate?

October 31st, 2011 · No Comments

Published on Monday, October 31, 2011 by CommonDreams.org by Carl Finamore A remarkable shift in mass public opinion is occurring right before our eyes. It does not happen often. Normally, only when there is a severe breakdown in public confidence about the future. Now is such a time. Millions are demanding clear explanations for the […]

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It’s the 1% Doctrine, Stupid

October 31st, 2011 · No Comments

Published on Monday, October 31, 2011 by CommonDreams.org It’s the 1% Doctrine, Stupid The Failure of the “I Got Mine – and Yours, Too” Theory of Governance, And What’s Next http://www.commondreams.org/view/2011/10/31-2

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A Master Class in Occupation

October 31st, 2011 · No Comments

Published on Monday, October 31, 2011 by TruthDig.com http://www.commondreams.org/view/2011/10/31-0 by Chris Hedges NEW YORK CITY—Jon Friesen, 27, tall and lanky with a long, dirty-blond ponytail, a purple scarf and an old green fleece, is sitting on concrete at the edge of Zuccotti Park leading a coordination meeting, a gathering that takes place every morning with […]

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OWS at Valley Forge

October 31st, 2011 · No Comments

Published on Monday, October 31, 2011 by TomDispatch.com OWS at Valley Forge; A (Self-)Graduation Speech for the Occupiers of Zuccotti Park by Tom Engelhardt Once the Arab Spring broke loose, people began asking me why this country was still so quiet. I would always point out that no one ever expects or predicts such events. […]

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Triumph of King Coal

October 31st, 2011 · No Comments

Published on Monday, October 31, 2011 by Yale Environment 360 The Triumph of King Coal: Hardening Our Coal Addiction Despite all the talk about curbing greenhouse gas emissions, the world is burning more and more coal. The inconvenient truth is that coal remains a cheap and dirty fuel — and the idea of “clean” coal […]

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Confusion over history and religion

October 30th, 2011 · No Comments

The Axial Age sections of WHEE: the question of religion in history and evolution has defeated almost all attempts at analysis. A similar statement can be made about the so-called Axial Age. The latest confusion is that of Bellah and his new book, another useless addition, next to Karen Armstrong’s, to the subject. The public […]

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Asia no religions?

October 30th, 2011 · No Comments

Why Doesn’t Asia Have Religion? This article is bafflingly stupid, based on a false premise, and a roughly correct observation, not of religion, but ideological pseudo-religion as social ideology: the latter is rampant in the Occident, and has made real religion impossible for Westerners. They suffer through the hypnosis of the sterile ‘belief religions’ of […]

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Repost: Occupy darwinism

October 30th, 2011 · No Comments

Climbing Mt. Improbable Any radical initiative exposing Wall Street, and moving toward a new left in general, needs to get past the Social Darwinist ideology that is the mainstay of the attack on the middle and other classes. There are two components to this: the ‘liberal’ Darwinist science groups who use Darwinism to serve what […]

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Global population reaches 7 billion

October 30th, 2011 · No Comments

Global population reaches 7 billion: can we really feed the world?With the population now at seven billion, it’s time we turned our attention from fattening animals to feeding people, writes Steve Jones.

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Booknotes: free copy of Metamorphosis

October 30th, 2011 · No Comments

http://www.discoveryinstitutepress.com/metamorphosis/download.php

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Pinker thesis

October 30th, 2011 · No Comments

http://www.uncommondescent.com/culture/it%e2%80%99s-hard-to-understand-why-anyone-takes-steven-pinker-seriously/ Pinker’s thesis is indeed a bit odd, but the jury is still out. The evidence of the twentieth century is decisively against Pinker. And his Darwinism is sure to confuse his analysis. So, if we consider the eonic effect, we can make cautious observations about progress, if not ‘moral’ progress, which is altogether more […]

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Neutrino experiment rerun

October 30th, 2011 · No Comments

Faster-than-light neutrino experiment to be run again By PAUL RINCON – BBC Added: Sunday, 30 October 2011 at 11:09 AM http://richarddawkins.net/articles/643689-faster-than-light-neutrino-experiment-to-be-run-again

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Lint Pollutes

October 30th, 2011 · No Comments

Laundry Lint Pollutes the World’s Oceans By ELSA YOUNGSTEADT – SCIENCEMAG.ORG Added: Saturday, 29 October 2011 at 11:38 PM http://richarddawkins.net/articles/643683-laundry-lint-pollutes-the-world-s-oceans The source. In the laundry, synthetic clothing sheds microscopic plastic fibers (shown in the inset along with other plastic debris) that make their way through sewage treatment systems and into oceans. Credit: Fototsearch; Mark Browne […]

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