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Entries from October 2012

Occupy and Sandy Storm Recovery Resources

October 31st, 2012 · No Comments

Occupy and Sandy Storm Recovery Resources Occupy Wall Street & 350.org have teamed up with Recovers.org – a people-powered disaster relief platform – to help coordinate response to Hurricane Sandy in NYC. At Recovers.org we are launching support pages where people can GIVE help or post a NEED. For ongoing updates and info about this […]

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Rollable, Foldable E-Devices

October 31st, 2012 · No Comments

One Step Closer to Rollable, Foldable E-Devices ScienceDaily (Oct. 30, 2012) — The next generation of electronic displays — e-Readers, smartphones and tablets — is closer thanks to research out October 31 from the University of Cincinnati. UC research is bringing closer the e-Sheet, shown here in a photo illustration. e-Devices will one day be […]

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Neuroscience and habits

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How the Brain Controls Our Habits: Neuroscientists Identify a Brain Region That Can Switch Between New and Old Habits ScienceDaily (Oct. 30, 2012) — Habits are behaviors wired so deeply in our brains that we perform them automatically. This allows you to follow the same route to work every day without thinking about it, liberating […]

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Abraham and Canaanite paganism

October 31st, 2012 · 1 Comment

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/imam-khalid-latif/eid-uladha-muslim-and-jew_b_2018776.html?utm_hp_ref=religion I beg to differ: this aspect of the monotheistic tradition is a perennial disaster, and reflects the remnants of Canaanite polytheism form which proto-Israelitism sprang. The whole issue of Abraham is actually secondary to the issues of these religions, but has instead become a bastion of orthodox interpretation. When we encounter the tale of […]

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Reuters: Disney plans seventh “Star Wars” in 2015

October 31st, 2012 · No Comments

http://www.salon.com/2012/10/30/reuters_disney_plans_seventh_star_wars_in_2015/?source=newsletter

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Bellah’s pathetic hodgepodge on the Axial Age

October 31st, 2012 · 1 Comment

http://darwiniana.com/2012/10/17/amazon-review-of-the-axial-age-and-its-consequences-bellah-et-al/ The attempt to establish a Darwinian context for the Axial Age by Bellah et al. has failed, and it is a suddenly pathetic effort. But the current academic environment can function with junk just as easily. My review at Amazon was not posted: that just shows how afraid they are of the Axial Age […]

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The storm after the storm

October 31st, 2012 · No Comments

Comment: Eric Ruder THE STORM AFTER THE STORM Despite their nonstop coverage, mainstream media reporters let the most important stories about Hurricane Sandy float by. http://socialistworker.org/2012/10/31/storm-after-storm Report: Nicole Colson LEFT BEHIND IN THE STORM Michael Bloomberg had a message for the prisoners on Rikers Island as Hurricane Sandy hit New York: Your lives don’t matter. […]

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#ows newsfeed

October 31st, 2012 · No Comments

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The eonic models and discussions on the left

October 31st, 2012 · No Comments

Eonic Model as framework for maxism lite ———– http://darwiniana.com/2012/10/22/historical-models/ These two netbooks has evoked interest: I have declared them to be in the public domain, which has people wondering how these pages were constructed: they were designed in the old Publisher 2000 web software (no longer a feature for publisher), then compose by loading the […]

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Hurricane Sandy Viewed from Space

October 31st, 2012 · No Comments

Hurricane Sandy Viewed from Space October 31, 2012 by Range Image: NOAA/NASA GOES Project http://scitechdaily.com/hurricane-sandy-viewed-from-space/

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Creating free speech on radical postcapitalism

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Preface to DMR and design arguments

October 31st, 2012 · 1 Comment

http://descentofmanrevisited.com/DMR_pdf/DMR_Preface.pdf> Some people are wondering about the issue of the design argument in relation to human evolution. The text of DMR is slightly more open on the design argument than WHEE. But it never crosses the line. The reason is that something like the Axial Age looks like a complex dynamical outcome, one that tapers […]

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US 2012 Climate Dialogue Runs Aground

October 31st, 2012 · No Comments

Published on Wednesday, October 31, 2012 by Al-Jazeera US 2012 Climate Dialogue Runs Aground http://www.commondreams.org/video/2012/10/31 Why have the US presidential candidates been avoiding discussing climate change in the run up to the elections?

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Free articles on the genomics of adaptation

October 31st, 2012 · No Comments

http://whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com/2012/10/30/free-articles-on-the-genomics-of-adaptation/

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Spiders Have Eight (Well-Designed) Eyes

October 31st, 2012 · No Comments

http://www.evolutionnews.org/2012/10/halloween_creat065551.html    

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Molecular Machine “Rock-Climbing” DNA

October 31st, 2012 · No Comments

http://www.uncommondescent.com/news/new-study-in-science-reveals-molecular-machine-rock-climbing-dna/

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What Makes Us Human? Cooking, Study Says

October 31st, 2012 · No Comments

by Nicholas Mott posted on October 30, 2012 02:59PM GMT Did you eat a hot meal today? It’s a smart thing to do, as our ancestors learned. http://richarddawkins.net/news_articles/2012/10/30/what-makes-us-human-cooking-study-says#.UJE8uSbD-M8 Primates (such as these western lowland gorillas in Pointe-Noire, Congo) have smaller brains due to their raw food diet. Photograph by Michael Nichols, National Geographic

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Animals Learn to Fine-Tune Their Sniffs

October 31st, 2012 · No Comments

Animals Learn to Fine-Tune Their Sniffs ScienceDaily (Oct. 30, 2012) — Animals use their noses to focus their sense of smell, much the same way that humans focus their eyes, new research at the University of Chicago shows.

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Smart as a Bird

October 31st, 2012 · No Comments

Smart as a Bird: Flying Rescue Robot Will Autonomously Avoid Obstacles ScienceDaily (Oct. 30, 2012) — Cornell researchers have created an autonomous flying robot that is as smart as a bird when it comes to maneuvering around obstacles.

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Exoskeleton of Advanced Design

October 31st, 2012 · No Comments

Exoskeleton of Advanced Design Promises New Degree of Independence for People With Paraplegia ScienceDaily (Oct. 30, 2012) — The dream of regaining the ability to stand up and walk has come closer to reality for people paralyzed below the waist who thought they would never take another step.

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The Politics of Indignation

October 31st, 2012 · No Comments

An Interview with Peter Mayo by HRVOJE SIMICEVIC http://www.counterpunch.org/2012/10/29/politics-of-indignation/ Peter Mayo is an author and professor of sociology at the University of Malta. His latest book is Politics of Indignation – Imperialism, Postcolonial Disruptions and Social Change. The following interview with Peter Mayo was conducted by Croatian journalist Hrvoje Simicevic. *** HRVOJE SIMICEVIC: The range […]

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The Corporate Mad Dogs of Citizens United

October 31st, 2012 · No Comments

Published on Wednesday, October 31, 2012 by Creators.com by Jim Hightower As feared, our people’s democratic authority has been dogged nearly to death by the hounds of money in this election go ’round, thanks to the Supreme Court’s reckless decree in the now-infamous Citizens United case. http://www.commondreams.org/view/2012/10/31-0

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It’ll Take More Than Just Money to Recover From Sandy

October 31st, 2012 · No Comments

Published on Wednesday, October 31, 2012 by Campaign for America’s Future God’s Stimulus? It’ll Take More Than Just Money to Recover From Sandy by Richard Eskow Hurricane Sandy was the stimulus nobody wanted. It took a terrible toll in lives, homes, and dreams. For the families who lost loved ones the tragedy will never end. […]

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Devastating, But Not Surprising

October 31st, 2012 · No Comments

Published on Wednesday, October 31, 2012 by Common Dreams Sandy Devastating, But Not Surprising, Say Climate Experts http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/10/31-0 Homes are flooded Tuesday in Tuckerton, New Jersey. President Barack Obama signed major disaster declarations for New Jersey and New York, clearing the way for federal aid. (CNN)

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