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Entries from June 2012

The Future of Occupy Oakland

June 29th, 2012 · No Comments

The Rumors of My Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated! The Future of Occupy Oakland by C. H. ACHERON and MIKE KING Like so many others, I now feel that the window is opening once again. And I would like to squeeze myself through it. But we must be careful; the gap is still narrow, and […]

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NCSE news

June 29th, 2012 · No Comments

Dear Friends of NCSE, A new poll on attitudes toward climate change. A court rejects a claim that the evidence for climate change is shaky. And a preview of David R. Montgomery’s The Rocks Don’t Lie. POLLING CLIMATE CHANGE IN THREE COUNTRIES

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Zizek review update: the question of Hegel and darwinism

June 29th, 2012 · 1 Comment

I have updated my review of Zizek’s book. The hypocrisy on the evolution question allows Hegelian commentary to assume that the views of Hegel are compatible with Darwin. These authors obviously don’t want to make waves and risk the ire of the Darwin establishment. http://www.amazon.com/review/R3355J29F448XG/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm Update 1: A question for Mr. Zizek …Is Zizek a […]

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Occupy Movement heads to Philadelphia

June 29th, 2012 · No Comments

Occupy Movement heads to Philadelphia

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Occupy Fourth of July? Philly prepares for protesters’ national conference over holiday

June 29th, 2012 · No Comments

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/occupy-fourth-of-july-philly-prepares-for-protesters-national-conference-over-holiday/2012/06/29/gJQAxg2SBW_story.html

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Nirvana an empirical discovery, is it therefore about nature or supernature?

June 29th, 2012 · No Comments

http://whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com/2012/06/29/quote-of-the-week-is-methodological-naturalism-an-assumption-of-science/ The problem is that the boundary of nature and supernature is unclear. Buddhist nirvana is an empirical discovery, but is it about the realm of supernature?

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“Big Bang” of Human Evolution

June 29th, 2012 · No Comments

http://www.evolutionnews.org/2012/06/in_science_and_061461.html

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Evolution Professor: “The Tree is All Wrong”

June 29th, 2012 · No Comments

http://www.uncommondescent.com/intelligent-design/evolution-professor-the-tree-is-all-wrong/

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When Did the Human Mind Evolve …?

June 29th, 2012 · No Comments

When Did the Human Mind Evolve to What It is Today? http://richarddawkins.net/articles/646372-when-did-the-human-mind-evolve-to-what-it-is-today By ERIN WAYMAN – SMITHSONIAN Added: Thursday, 28 June 2012 at 10:05 PM

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Is Hedges a Darwinist?

June 29th, 2012 · No Comments

The Righteous Road to Ruin By Chris Hedges “The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion” A book by Jonathan Haidt http://www.truthdig.com/arts_culture/item/the_righteous_road_to_ruin_20120628/ Jonathan Haidt’s book “The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion” trumpets yet another grand theory of evolution, this time in the form of evolutionary […]

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How we’re playing God now

June 29th, 2012 · No Comments

How we’re playing God now

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Evidence of Life On Mars Could Come from Martian Moon

June 29th, 2012 · No Comments

Evidence of Life On Mars Could Come from Martian Moon Phobos ScienceDaily (June 29, 2012) — A mission to a Martian moon could return with alien life, according to experts at Purdue University, but don’t expect the invasion scenario presented by summer blockbusters like “Men in Black 3” or “Prometheus.”

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Discovery May Lead to New Tomato Varieties

June 29th, 2012 · No Comments

Discovery May Lead to New Tomato Varieties With Vintage Flavor and Quality ScienceDaily (June 28, 2012) — A new discovery could make more tomatoes taste like heirlooms, reports an international research team headed by a University of California, Davis, plant scientist.

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Native Species Fight Back

June 29th, 2012 · No Comments

Native Species Fight Back : First Evidence of Coevolution Between Invasive, Native Species ScienceDaily (June 28, 2012) — Invasive species such as kudzu, privet and garlic mustard can devastate ecosystems, and, until now, scientists had little reason to believe that native plants could mount a successful defense.

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What Climate Change Looks Like

June 29th, 2012 · No Comments

Published on Friday, June 29, 2012 by Common Dreams ‘Heat… Fire… Disaster’: What Climate Change Looks Like Western US fires are being driven by extreme temperatures, which are consistent with IPCC projections http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/06/29-0

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Insurance Companies Win, Public Left on Life Support

June 29th, 2012 · No Comments

Insurance Companies Win, Public Left on Life Support http://www.counterpunch.org/2012/06/29/why-the-obamacare-ruling-stinks/ Why the ObamaCare Ruling Stinks

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‘Monopoly’: Calling the Global Financial Sector What It Is

June 29th, 2012 · No Comments

Sasha Breger Bush: ‘Monopoly’: Calling the Global Financial Sector What It Is http://www.commondreams.org/view/2012/06/28-3

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A Supreme Court for the 1 Percent

June 29th, 2012 · No Comments

The Nation Editorial: A Supreme Court for the 1 Percent http://www.commondreams.org/view/2012/06/28-5

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‘Medicare for All’ Must Remain the Goal

June 29th, 2012 · No Comments

Don McCanne, MD: ‘Medicare for All’ Must Remain the Goal http://www.commondreams.org/view/2012/06/28-7

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First ‘Homeless Bill of Rights’

June 29th, 2012 · No Comments

Rhode Island Enacts Nation’s First ‘Homeless Bill of Rights’ http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/06/28-4

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Exxon CEO: Global Climate Change

June 29th, 2012 · No Comments

Exxon CEO: Global Climate Change ‘Manageable’; ‘Engineering’ Can Fix It http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/06/28-3

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Student Loan Costs

June 29th, 2012 · No Comments

Student Loan Costs to Increase by $20 Billion Despite Interest Rate ‘Deal’ http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/06/28-6

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‘Medicare for All’

June 29th, 2012 · No Comments

SCOTUS Aside, Progressives Champion ‘Medicare for All’ http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/06/28-0

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Radiation at Record High

June 29th, 2012 · No Comments

Fukushima Radiation at Record High http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/06/28-1

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