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Entries from January 2013

Call to Pack the Court – Take a Stand Against NDAA

January 31st, 2013 · No Comments

http://www.nycga.net/events/call-to-pack-the-court-in-hedges-v-obama/    

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Prevent Catastrophic Climate Change: Get the Coal Energy Facts

January 31st, 2013 · No Comments

Published on Thursday, January 31, 2013 by Greenpeace Arrested Development Co-Star Exposes the Coal Export Conspiracy

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Fifty Years since ‘The Feminine Mystique’

January 31st, 2013 · No Comments

http://www.greenleft.org.au/node/53197 Fifty years ago, on February 13, 1963, the publication of US writer and activist Betty Friedan’s book The Feminine Mystique sparked a new awakening in the thinking of women across North America. Friedan denounced the repression women suffered in the aftermath of World War II, when they were forced out of wartime jobs and […]

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US GDP—On the Road to Double Dip?

January 31st, 2013 · No Comments

http://www.zcommunications.org/us-gdp-on-the-road-to-double-dip-by-jack-rasmus US GDP—On the Road to Double Dip? January 31, 2013 By Jack Rasmus US GDP data released on January 30, 2013 for the fourth quarter 2012 showed a decline in GDP of -0.1% for the last three months of 2012, thus raising the specter of the US economy, facing still further deficit spending cuts […]

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Darwinism and the failure of science // from the era of science greats to mediocrities

January 31st, 2013 · No Comments

http://descentofmanrevisited.com/DMR_pdf/DMR_Intro.pdf The question of human origins is a great mystery, and the dogmatic application of Darwinian theory to its study has produced a great confusion. The reductionist character of Darwinism has been made to work by postulating a creature of fiction, the survivor of the ‘survival of the fittest’ scenario, a kind of Social Darwinist […]

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Designers who don’t influence evolution

January 31st, 2013 · No Comments

http://darwiniana.com/2013/01/30/is-the-evolution-question-insoluble-for-the-time-being-darwinism-so-far-off-it-is-dangerous/ This post evoked some anger, but the reality has to be faced: the Darwin debate on both sides suffers confusion. In my opinion, ‘designers’ may well exist, but they don’t design ‘evolution’, which is part of larger, still unknown, dimension of nature. However, the question of human evolution is more difficult: the onset of […]

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The Real, and Simple, Equation That Killed Wall Street

January 31st, 2013 · No Comments

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/2013/01/30/leveraged-yield/ If it weren’t for those meddling kids!” That was the punch line for every Scooby Doo episode. It also is the overly simple narrative that many in the media have spun about the last financial crisis. Smart meddling kids armed with math hoodwinked us all. One article, from the March 2009 Wired magazine, even […]

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9/11: Explosive Evidence – Experts Speak Out

January 31st, 2013 · No Comments

http://www.911truth.org/article.php?story=20130130152331186

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Big Histories, Universal Histories

January 31st, 2013 · No Comments

http://history-and-evolution.com/whee4th/chap4_2.htm The Goldilocks Enigma Paul Davies in The Goldilocks Enigma asks, Why does the universe seem so well-suited to life? Is this not really the answer to its own question: the transition from Big History to Universal History is effected by this ‘fine-tuning’ emerging in the Big Bang itself. Physics itself, although physicists are reluctant […]

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The correspondence of Alfred Russel Wallace

January 31st, 2013 · No Comments

http://pandasthumb.org/archives/2013/01/the-corresponde.html

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Vegetarian Diet

January 31st, 2013 · No Comments

A Vegetarian Diet Could Reduce People’s Risk of Heart Disease by up to 32% January 31, 2013 by Staff http://scitechdaily.com/a-vegetarian-diet-could-reduce-peoples-risk-of-heart-disease-by-up-to-32/ New research from the University of Oxford suggests that a vegetarian diet could significantly reduce people’s risk of heart disease, finding that vegetarians have up to 32% less risk of developing heart disease than comparable […]

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Chemists Ponder the Origin of Life

January 31st, 2013 · No Comments

http://www.evolutionnews.org/2013/01/acs_issue_on_ch068481.html

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Turkey Accused Of Censoring Evolution Books

January 31st, 2013 · No Comments

http://www.uncommondescent.com/news/turkey-accused-of-censoring-evolution-books/

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Science cafes

January 31st, 2013 · No Comments

Science cafes offer a sip of learning by Barbara Liston posted on January 31, 2013 04:16PM GMT http://www.richarddawkins.net/news_articles/2013/1/31/science-cafes-offer-a-sip-of-learning#.UQq60mso6M8 Americans may be turning away from the hard sciences at universities, but they are increasingly showing up at “science cafes” in local bars and restaurants to listen to scientific talks over a drink or a meal.

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Herd behaviors

January 31st, 2013 · No Comments

Parasites Make Their Hosts Sociable So They Get Eaten by Ed Yong posted on January 31, 2013 03:18PM GMT http://www.richarddawkins.net/news_articles/2013/1/31/parasites-make-their-hosts-sociable-so-they-get-eaten#.UQq6YWso6M8 Many animals come together to find safety in numbers. In teeming herds, flocks, shoals and swarms, it’s harder for a predator to track and isolate any single individual. This is the standard view of animal […]

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Drone Reality

January 31st, 2013 · No Comments

Drone Reality When Will We Realize That It Is Murder? http://www.counterpunch.org/2013/01/31/when-will-we-realize-that-it-is-murder/

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Is the Party Over?

January 31st, 2013 · No Comments

Rape and Cover-Up in Britain’s SWP Is the Party Over? by LOUIS PROYECT http://www.counterpunch.org/2013/01/31/is-the-party-over/ Over the past month the British Socialist Workers Party has been convulsed over the revelation that a central leader of the party might not only have been guilty of sexual assault but that the central committee covered up for him.

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Students to Colleges…

January 31st, 2013 · No Comments

Published on Thursday, January 31, 2013 by YES! Magazine Students to Colleges: Take Our Money Out of Dirty Energy A divestment campaign led by students is changing the national conversation about energy, creating a market for sustainable stocks, and linking up students with communities facing off against the fossil fuel industry. http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/01/31-2

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Care about Your Food? Then Care about Your Farmworkers Too

January 31st, 2013 · No Comments

Published on Thursday, January 31, 2013 by YES! Magazine Care about Your Food? Then Care about Your Farmworkers Too It’s organic. It’s local. But did the workers who picked it have health insurance?

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‘Bringing It All Back Home’

January 31st, 2013 · No Comments

‘Bringing It All Back Home’: How Vermont Can Lead on Localizing the Climate Fight by Bill McKibben Environmentalist Bill McKibben, author of some of the most widely read literature on climate change and co-founder of the group 350.org, brought his message about the dangers of global warming to lawmakers in his home state of Vermont […]

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Austerity Policies Send US Economy Downward

January 31st, 2013 · No Comments

As Predicted, Austerity Policies Send US Economy Downward As if the lessons of recent European policies weren’t enough or a century of proven economics, the US trudges towards stagnation and financial pain… by choice

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Imminent Climate Threat

January 30th, 2013 · No Comments

Published on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 by 350.org and NRDC Keystone XL Tar Sands: Imminent Climate Threat New video released by 350.org and Natural Resources Defense Council New information shows that dirty oil from the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline would create even more dangerous carbon emissions and add to the threat of climate change. […]

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Dutch Court Delivers Blow to Nigerians with Shell Acquittals

January 30th, 2013 · No Comments

Dutch Court Delivers Blow to Nigerians with Shell Acquittals Setting terrible precedent, decision largely allows oil giant to walk away from ‘most polluted place on earth’ In a blow to environmental and human rights campaigners in Nigeria, a Dutch court has thrown most of a lawsuit brought by local farmers and residents against oil giant […]

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Is the evolution question insoluble? (for the time being) // Darwinism so far off it is dangerous

January 30th, 2013 · 2 Comments

http://www.eonix-papers.com/2013/01/30/dmr-preface/ If you read the Preface to DMR, with its inset box on ‘design’ arguments you find what looks like a concession to design arguments. In fact, that is not really true: it is simply an open question, one that neither advances nor retreats. Clearly the Darwinian account fails, but that doesn’t prove the design […]

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