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Entries from March 2012

How Occupy Wall Street plans to spring back to action

March 31st, 2012 · No Comments

How Occupy Wall Street plans to spring back to action

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More on state evolution bills

March 31st, 2012 · No Comments

http://www.counterpunch.org/2012/03/30/the-race-to-legislate-creationism/ The critique of these bills is important, but what is the real argument here? The domination of Darwinian ideology over ‘science’ is a scandal that a host of religious groups wish to correct, with nary a peep out of confused liberals, or aggressive leftists who are often as dangerous as the rightist social darwinists. […]

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Evolution before Darwin…

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/christopher-lane/evolution-before-darwin_b_1371246.html?ref=religion-science

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Huffpost: What the Dalai Lama Should Do Now

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/stephan-talty/what-the-dalai-lama-should-do-now_b_1392185.html?ref=religion I have been critical of the Dalai Lama’s tactics, and cowardly non-violence imitation of Gandhi, but my views are not likely to produce much of a result. It is too late, and the Dalai Lama’s mistakes too many for much hope. Or so it seems. This article speaks for itself, and is of interest. […]

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Greta Christina at Alternet

March 31st, 2012 · 1 Comment

The Top 10 Reasons I Don’t Believe in God “Does God exist?” is a valid and relevant question. Here are my top reasons why the answer is a resounding, “No.” March 30, 2012 | ….The following is an excerpt from Why Are You Atheists So Angry? 99 Things That Piss Off the Godless by Greta […]

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Declining Bees and Toxic Insecticides: Sources for A Complex Story

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http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/loom/2012/03/30/declining-bees-and-toxic-insecticides-sources-for-a-complex-story/

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Surveying WHEE

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Surveying WHEE: http://history-and-evolution.com/whee4th/intro1_1.htm: A glimpse of evolution…. The debate over evolution is intractable because Darwinists refuse to stick to the evidence for natural selection. We can get a sense of the real thing (non-genetic) from world history…. http://history-and-evolution.com/whee4th/chap2_1.htm: The Evolution Controversy Darwinists are completely unreliable: one reason they provoke endless debate http://history-and-evolution.com/whee4th/chap3_1.htm: Macroevolution in world […]

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Marx at 193

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http://www.lrb.co.uk/v34/n07/john-lanchester/marx-at-193 In trying to think what Marx would have made of the world today, we have to begin by stressing that he was not an empiricist. He didn’t think that you could gain access to the truth by gleaning bits of data from experience, ‘data points’ as scientists call them, and then assembling a picture […]

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Lauri Lebo on the Tennessee anti-evolution bill

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http://pandasthumb.org/archives/2012/03/lauri-lebo-on-t.html

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Citing Chapter and Verse: Which Scripture Is the Right One?

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http://whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com/2012/03/31/stanley-fish-misunderstands-science-makes-it-a-faith-equivalent-to-religion/ and: http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/03/26/citing-chapter-and-verse-which-scripture-is-the-right-one/

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New Biologos website

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http://www.biologicinstitute.org/ and: http://www.biologicinstitute.org/post/20073188191/wallaces-conundrum

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“could haves” and “would haves”

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http://www.uncommondescent.com/origin-of-life/its-all-these-could-haves-and-would-haves-that-are-the-fundamental-problem-for-origin-of-life-studies/

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Runaway Planets

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Runaway Planets Zoom at a Fraction of Light Speed By – – SCIENCE DAILY Added: Wednesday, 28 March 2012 at 4:42 PM Thanks to Alan4discussion for the link ——————————————————————————– Seven years ago, astronomers boggled when they found the first runaway star flying out of our galaxy at a speed of 1.5 million miles per hour. […]

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“mountains of evidence”?

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http://www.naplesnews.com/news/2012/mar/31/letter-that-so/ That so? Ben Bova referred to “mountains of evidence” that supported Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution in his recent editorial. A look at any of the “evidences” reveals instead, a theory in crisis. The first step of Darwinian evolution is in trouble. Stanley Miller and Antonio Lazcano’s article, “Formation of the Building Blocks of […]

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Sci/News

March 31st, 2012 · No Comments

High-Altitude Blimp Wind Turbine Will Harness Stronger Winds Laser Beams Used to Create Filament Paths Could Potentially Direct Lightning Genetic Clues to Van Gogh’s Teddy Bear Sunflower Florets Uncovered Burtele Foot Points to Other Past Hominins Superheated Solar Tornadoes on the Sun Immune System May Trigger Melanoma Growth Human Presence Increases Indoor Bacteria Cooling of […]

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Some Corals Like It Hot

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Some Corals Like It Hot: Heat Stress May Help Coral Reefs Survive Climate Change ScienceDaily (Mar. 30, 2012) — A team of international scientists working in the central Pacific has discovered that coral which has survived heat stress in the past is more likely to survive it in the future.

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Organics Probably Formed Easily in Early Solar System

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Organics Probably Formed Easily in Early Solar System ScienceDaily (Mar. 30, 2012) — Complex organic compounds, including many important to life on Earth, were readily produced under conditions that likely prevailed in the primordial solar system. Scientists at the University of Chicago and NASA Ames Research Center came to this conclusion after linking computer simulations […]

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Honeycombs of Magnets

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Honeycombs of Magnets Could Lead to New Type of Computer Processing ScienceDaily (Mar. 30, 2012) — Scientists have taken an important step forward in developing a new material using nano-sized magnets that could ultimately lead to new types of electronic devices, with greater processing capacity than is currently feasible, in a study published recently in […]

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The Race to Legislate Creationism

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The Politics of Primordial Ooze The Race to Legislate Creationism by CHRISTOPHER BRAUCHLI http://www.counterpunch.org/2012/03/30/the-race-to-legislate-creationism/ “Darwin’s theory, like all other attempts to explain the origin of life, is thus far merely conjectural.” Jean Louis Rodolphe Agassiz, Evolution and Permanence of Type (1874) It’s time for an update on the progress of evolution. Oklahoma and Tennessee are […]

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Mega Millions

March 31st, 2012 · No Comments

Valerie Strauss: Mega Millions: Do Lotteries Really Benefit Public Schools? http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/03/30-8

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Push to End Too-Big-To-Fail

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Matt Taibbi: Push to End Too-Big-To-Fail Goes Mainstream http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/03/30-11

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Not About Broccoli

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Chris Edelson: Health Care Law Not About Broccoli, But Nationhood http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/03/30-3

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Court Judges Have Access to Guaranteed Care

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Rose Ann DeMoro: Supreme Court Judges Have Access to Guaranteed Care, Shouldn’t You? http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/03/30-0

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Change on Wall Street?

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We Are Not Going to See Change on Wall Street Until It Is Forced to Change Its Ways http://www.commondreams.org/video/2012/03/30

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