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Entries from February 2013

A science of history?

February 27th, 2013 · No Comments

The confusion at the core of Darwinism can be seen indiretly by looking at the inability of science to produce a ‘science’ of history. http://history-and-evolution.com/whee4th/chap2_1_4.htm

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Buddha’s Choice

February 27th, 2013 · No Comments

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/cindy-bird/buddhas-choice_b_2660308.html?utm_hp_ref=religion Reaching enlightenment is hard enough in India: in a culture like the American it is almost impossible. So we need to consider that ‘enlightenment’ should be the normal state for man, and ask what is driving man away from his basic nature?

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E. O. Wilson

February 27th, 2013 · No Comments

http://whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com/2013/02/26/e-o-wilson-mistakenly-touts-group-selection-again-as-a-key-factor-in-human-evolution/

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News About Epigenetics

February 27th, 2013 · No Comments

http://www.evolutionnews.org/2013/02/news_from_epige069301.html

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Video: Evidence of Design from Biology

February 27th, 2013 · No Comments

http://www.uncommondescent.com/news/video-evidence-of-design-from-biology-a-presentation-by-dr-michael-behe-at-the-university-of-toronto/

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how smart phones will change health care

February 27th, 2013 · No Comments

iDoctor – how smart phones will change health care by NBC News posted on February 19, 2013 06:25AM GMT Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

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Darwin’s iPhone

February 27th, 2013 · No Comments

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bob-samuels/darwins-iphone-the-politi_b_2625416.html

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Evolution and the Ice Age

February 27th, 2013 · No Comments

Evolution and the Ice Age http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/02/130226135241.htm Feb. 26, 2013 — Dr John Stewart has made important contributions to a growing body of work that shows how the evolution of ecosystems has to be taken into account when speculating between different geological eras. Go back to the time of the dinosaurs or to the single-celled organisms […]

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Evolution’s Next Stage

February 27th, 2013 · No Comments

http://discovermagazine.com/2013/march/13-evolution-full-tilt: Evolution’s Next Stage Driven by technological advances, humans are changing faster than ever. Coming soon: our next stage, Homo evolutus. Evolution is like a search engine, though not a very good one. We’re not talking Google. We might be talking Google drunk, blindfolded, on crutches, and with a frontal lobotomy. This is why the […]

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Teaching intelligent design goes on trial in Ohio

February 27th, 2013 · No Comments

http://www.worldmag.com/2013/02/teaching_intelligent_design_goes_on_trial_in_ohio

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Bionic Vision: Holographic Technique Tested

February 27th, 2013 · No Comments

Researchers Test Holographic Technique for Restoring Vision Feb. 26, 2013 — Researchers led by biomedical engineering Professor Shy Shoham of the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology are testing the power of holography to artificially stimulate cells in the eye, with hopes of developing a new strategy for bionic vision restoration. Concept illustration of a schematic design […]

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Connecting the (Quantum) Dots

February 27th, 2013 · No Comments

Connecting the (Quantum) Dots: First Viable High-Speed Quantum Computer Moves Closer http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/02/130226114021.htm Feb. 26, 2013 — Recent research offers a new spin on using nanoscale semiconductor structures to build faster computers and electronics. Literally. This graphic displays spin qubits within a nanowire. (Credit: Image courtesy of University of

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Occupy Wall Street and the Significance of Political Slogans

February 27th, 2013 · No Comments

“We are the 99%!” Occupy Wall Street and the Significance of Political Slogans by MICHAEL D. YATES http://www.counterpunch.org/2013/02/27/occupy-wall-street-and-the-significance-of-political-slogans/ Radical political movements always employ slogans that encapsulate in a few powerful words the aspirations of those fighting for a new world. The French revolutionaries fought under the banner, “Liberty, Equality, Fraternity,” words that still resonate with […]

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One Nation, Under Monsanto

February 27th, 2013 · No Comments

America the Polluted One Nation, Under Monsanto by PAUL CRAIG ROBERTS http://www.counterpunch.org/2013/02/26/one-nation-under-monsanto/ In the United States everything is polluted. Democracy is polluted with special interests and corrupt politicians. Accountability is polluted with executive branch exemptions from law and the Constitution and with special legal privileges for corporations, such as the Supreme Court given right to […]

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Threat of fascism across Europe

February 27th, 2013 · No Comments

via marxmail Socialist Worker UK looks at how the growing threat of fascism across Europe can be challenged as Unite Against Fascism holds its annual conference in London. http://enpassant.com.au/2013/02/27/stopping-the-nazis-in-europe/ ________________________________________________

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“COMMUNIST LEFT”

February 27th, 2013 · No Comments

http://www.international-communist-party.org/CommLeft/CL33.htm

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Jim Crow Isn’t Dead, He Just Got Lawyers

February 27th, 2013 · No Comments

Published on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 by The Guardian Jim Crow Isn’t Dead, He Just Got Lawyers The US Supreme Court’s upcoming decision on the Voting Rights Act could let discriminatory laws make a comback by Diane Roberts http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/feb/22/new-jim-crow-laws-at-supreme-court When a black man won the White House in 2008, many in the commentariat declared the […]

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Inside a Militarized-Police State

February 27th, 2013 · No Comments

Published on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 by TomDispatch.com Walling Ourselves Inside a Militarized-Police State by Tom Engelhardt http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/02/27-1 It was, in a sense, so expectable, so leave-no-child-behind. I’m talking about the arming of American schools. Think of it as the next step in the militarization of this country, which follows all-too-logically from developments since September […]

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Lords of Disorder

February 27th, 2013 · No Comments

Published on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 by Campaign for America’s Future Blog Lords of Disorder: Billions For Wall Street, Sacrifice For Everyone Else by Richard Eskow http://blog.ourfuture.org/20130227/lords-of-disorder-as-seniors-sacrifice-more-billions-for-wall-street

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Three-Quarters of Progressive Caucus Not Taking a Stand Against

February 27th, 2013 · No Comments

Three-Quarters of Progressive Caucus Not Taking a Stand Against Cuts in Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid by Norman Solomon http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/02/27-0 For the social compact of the United States, most of the Congressional Progressive Caucus has gone missing.

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Rarely Seen Film “King: A Filmed Record”

February 26th, 2013 · No Comments

Published on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 by Democracy Now! Rarely Seen Film “King: A Filmed Record” Traces MLK’s Struggle from Montgomery to Memphis In a Black History Month special, we air excerpts of a rarely seen Oscar-nominated documentary about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the rise of the civil rights movement. Produced by Ely […]

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Theory as an obstacle…

February 26th, 2013 · No Comments

http://darwiniana.com/2013/02/25/snapping-out-of-free-market-euphoria-and-muddled-historical-materialism/ The pursuit of historical maerialism as a theory is an obstacle to public acceptance of a postcapitalist project.

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Warming climate could cut labor capacity by 10 percent

February 26th, 2013 · No Comments

Warming climate could cut labor capacity by 10 percent, study finds http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2013/0225/Warming-climate-could-cut-labor-capacity-by-10-percent-study-finds US scientists warned that heat stress-related labor capacity losses will double globally by 2050 if the Earth’s temperature rises by another 1.8 degrees F.

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Immortal Technique: Revolutionary spirit of ‘Occupy Wall Street is still alive’

February 26th, 2013 · No Comments

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/02/25/hip-hop-artist-immortal-technique-revolutionary-spirit-of-occupy-wall-street-is-still-alive/

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