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Entries from June 2013

The Revisionaries

June 29th, 2013 · No Comments

http://pandasthumb.org/archives/2013/06/things-to-do-th.html

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Should atheists pray? A debate in the New York Times

June 29th, 2013 · No Comments

http://whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com/2013/06/29/should-atheists-pray-a-debate-in-the-new-york-times/ http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2013/06/27/should-atheists-pray/?ref=opinion

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Project Brain: Our Prediction

June 29th, 2013 · No Comments

http://www.evolutionnews.org/2013/06/project_brain073831.html

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Joining the list of causes of the Cambrian explosion …

June 29th, 2013 · No Comments

http://www.uncommondescent.com/cambrian-explosion/joining-the-list-of-causes-of-the-cambrian-explosion/

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Ability to throw played a key role in human evolution

June 29th, 2013 · No Comments

Researchers say ability to throw played a key role in human evolution by PhysOrg posted on June 29, 2013 12:07PM GMT It’s easy to marvel at the athleticism required to throw a 90-mile-per-hour fastball, but when Neil Roach watches baseball, he sees something else at work – evolution. http://www.richarddawkins.net/news_articles/2013/6/29/researchers-say-ability-to-throw-played-a-key-role-in-human-evolution#

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A Telescope for Your Eye

June 29th, 2013 · No Comments

A Telescope for Your Eye: New Contact Lens Design May Improve Sight of Patients With Macular Degeneration http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/06/130627125329.htm June 27, 2013 — Contact lenses correct many people’s eyesight but do nothing to improve the blurry vision of those suffering from age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of blindness among older adults in the western […]

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The Harrowing Tale of Ahmed Abu Ali

June 29th, 2013 · No Comments

Ten Years of Hell by ESAM AL-AMIN http://www.counterpunch.org/2013/06/28/the-harrowing-tale-of-ahmed-abu-ali/ This month commemorates the sad tenth anniversary of the Abu Ali family’s nightmare. Their son’s ordeal began as one of the earliest and ugliest extraordinary rendition cases by the U.S. government.

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Half Marxist – Half Buddhist

June 29th, 2013 · No Comments

Tricycle article on the Dalai Lama and Marx The Buddhist magazine Tricycle has an interesting on-line article on the Dalai Lama’s relationship with Marxism. http://www.tricycle.com/web-exclusive/occupy-buddhism

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The Social Security and Medicare Cutters Are Very Unhappy

June 29th, 2013 · No Comments

Published on Saturday, June 29, 2013 by Beat the Press / CEPR The Social Security and Medicare Cutters Are Very Unhappy by Dean Baker http://www.cepr.net/index.php/blogs/beat-the-press/the-social-security-and-medicare-cutters-are-very-unhappy Who can blame them? The vast majority of people across the political spectrum oppose their plans to cut these programs. Furthermore, improved budget projections (partly because of cuts that are […]

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Mindblowing Facts About America’s Tax-Dodging Corporations

June 29th, 2013 · No Comments

Published on Saturday, June 29, 2013 by Campaign for America’s Future “Believe It or Not!”13 Mindblowing Facts About America’s Tax-Dodging Corporations by Richard Eskow http://blog.ourfuture.org/20130628/believe-it-or-not13-mind-blowing-facts-about-tax-evading-corporations A judicious writer avoids adjectives like “mindblowing,” especially when covering political or economic issues. But no other word seems to describe the stunning reality of corporate taxation in modern America, […]

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Senators Blast NSA

June 29th, 2013 · No Comments

Senators Blast NSA for ‘Secret’ Interpretation of Laws Lawmakers say covert ‘reinterpretation’ of laws permitted widespread surveillance of American communications http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/06/28-10

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Despite a facade of openness, the president has sought to crack down on “inconvenient” reporting

June 28th, 2013 · No Comments

Obama’s Dirty War on Journalism http://inthesetimes.com/article/15207/obamas_dirty_war_on_journalism/ Despite a facade of openness, the president has sought to crack down on “inconvenient” reporting. BY David Sirota Out of all the harrowing storylines in journalist Jeremy Scahill’s new film Dirty Wars, the one about Abdulelah Haider Shaye best spotlights the U.S. government’s new assault against press freedom. Shaye […]

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The personal side of taking on the NSA: emerging smears

June 28th, 2013 · No Comments

RG mail http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/jun/26/nsa-revelations-response-to-smears The Guardian 26 June 2013 The personal side of taking on the NSA: emerging smears Distractions about my past and personal life have emerged – an inevitable side effect for those who challenge the US government By Glenn Greenwald

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Memories of Stasi color Germans’ view of U.S. surveillance programs

June 28th, 2013 · No Comments

http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2013/06/26/195045/memories-of-stasi-color-germans.html#.UcuU5IV_9Lc RG mail McClatchy Washington Bureau June 26, 2013 Memories of Stasi color Germans’ view of U.S. surveillance programs “President Obama is operating according to an odd maxim: ‘I am doing a lot of the same things that George W. Bush did, but you can trust me because I am the one doing it.’ ” […]

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Top Ten American Steps Toward a Police State

June 28th, 2013 · No Comments

RG mail http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/top_ten_american_steps_toward_a_police_state_20130625/ TruthDig June 25, 2013 Top Ten American Steps Toward a Police State By Juan Cole This piece first appeared on Juan Cole’s website, Informed Comment The police state, a term first coined in the mid-19th century in German (Polizeistaat), is characterized by a standing political police, by intense domestic surveillance and by […]

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NCSE newsletter: evolution and climate education update: June 28, 2013

June 28th, 2013 · No Comments

Dear friends of NCSE, A discouraging report on evolution education in Turkey. New videos on NCSE’s YouTube channel. And kudos from the Society for the Study of Evolution for Judy Scotchmoor. TEACHING EVOLUTION IN TURKEY

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A Possible Paradigm Shift in Evolutionary Biology? Thank the Microbes

June 28th, 2013 · No Comments

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/peterenns/2013/06/a-possible-paradigm-shift-in-evolutionary-biology-thank-the-microbes/

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Mountain Populations Offer Clues to Human Evolution

June 28th, 2013 · No Comments

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/30/science/mountain-populations-offer-clues-to-human-evolution.html?_r=0

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What Do Women Want?

June 28th, 2013 · No Comments

http://www.truthdig.com/arts_culture/item/what_do_women_what_20130627/

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Bizarre endorsements of Meyer’s intelligent-design book

June 28th, 2013 · No Comments

http://whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com/2013/06/28/bizarre-endorsements-of-meyers-intelligent-design-book/

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More Scientists Endorse Darwin’s Doubt: Meet Biologist Mark C. Biedebach

June 28th, 2013 · No Comments

http://www.evolutionnews.org/2013/06/more_scientists073871.html

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Arguing for Resemblance of Design (RD) instead of Intelligent Design (ID)

June 28th, 2013 · No Comments

http://www.uncommondescent.com/philosophy/arguing-for-resemblance-of-design-rd-instead-of-intelligent-design-id/

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Mouse cloned from drop of blood

June 28th, 2013 · No Comments

Mouse cloned from drop of blood by Helen Briggs posted on June 28, 2013 02:17PM GMT Scientists in Japan have cloned a mouse from a single drop of blood. http://www.richarddawkins.net/news_articles/2013/6/28/mouse-cloned-from-drop-of-blood#

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‘Parrot Dinosaur’

June 28th, 2013 · No Comments

How ‘Parrot Dinosaur’ Switched from Four Feet to Two as It Grew http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/06/130628092147.htm June 28, 2013 — Tracking the growth of dinosaurs and how they changed as they grew is difficult. Using a combination of biomechanical analysis and bone histology, palaeontologists from Beijing, Bristol, and Bonn have shown how one of the best-known dinosaurs switched […]

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