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Entries from July 2013

Verdict’s Impact Will Negatively Affect Future Whistleblowers Including Snowden

July 31st, 2013 · No Comments

Published on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 by The Real News Kevin Gosztola: Verdict’s Impact Will Negatively Affect Future Whistleblowers Including Snowden

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The Darwin Conspiracy: CHAPTER 1 Windfall

July 31st, 2013 · 9 Comments

The Darwin Conspriacy: Introduction: http://darwiniana.com/2013/07/30/the-darwin-conspiracy-introduction/ Above is the link to the Introduction. Chapter 1 opens with an account of Darwin in the year 1856: It is stunning to realize how primitive his views still were at that point. Darwin wasn’t even close, and was stuck in views more than a decade old. Consider the following […]

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Chomsky open letter an obvious waste of time, but maybe it will embarass him. Someone ask him about Darwin’s theory

July 31st, 2013 · No Comments

Sending an open letter to Chomsky was a complete waste of time: the discourtesy and snobbish authoritarianism of celebrity leftists means a left peon (no doubt marked for liquidation if their revolution. Better watch out, I may beat you to it) like me won’t get a response. the real issue is that celebrities can’t challenge […]

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WHEE series # 22: Big histories, universal histories

July 31st, 2013 · No Comments

http://history-and-evolution.com/whee4th/chap4_2.htm One of the reasons that the Cambiran is so confusing is, probably, the hidden teleological factor in the emergence of evolutionary forms. 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 […]

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The Politics and the Science of Disputing Evolutionary Psychology

July 31st, 2013 · No Comments

Conservatibve bias warning: http://www.theamericanconservative.com/politics-and-science-of-disputing-evolutionary-psychology/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=politics-and-science-of-disputing-evolutionary-psychology

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Turkish Scientists See New Evidence of Government’s Anti-Evolution Bias

July 31st, 2013 · No Comments

http://news.sciencemag.org/2013/07/turkish-scientists-see-new-evidence-governments-anti-evolution-bias

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Paleofantasy: What Evolution Really Tells Us About Sex, Diet, and How We Live

July 31st, 2013 · No Comments

Paleofantasy: What Evolution Really Tells Us About Sex, Diet, and How We Live by Marlene Zuk – review Have Homo sapiens evolved, or should we still be eating a stone age diet? http://www.theguardian.com/books/2013/apr/24/paleofantasy-evolution-sex-diet-review If there has been no spiritual change of kind / Within our species since Cro?Magnon Man …” Louis MacNeice, who wrote this […]

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Contra: Evolution Sucks, and You Love It

July 31st, 2013 · No Comments

http://www.wired.com/gamelife/2013/07/contra-evolution/ <img src=”http://www.wired.com/images_blogs/gamelife/2013/07/Contramain.jpg” alt=”” title=”Contramain” width=”660″ height=”440″ class=”size-full wp-image-63321″ /> Usually remakes of games look better than the original product. Not so  

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Creationism once again threatens Texas schools

July 31st, 2013 · No Comments

http://whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com/2013/07/31/creationism-once-again-threatens-texas-schools/

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Darwinian Magic: Another Question-Begging Darwinian Explanation of the Cambrian Explosion

July 31st, 2013 · No Comments

http://www.evolutionnews.org/2013/07/darwinian_magic074961.html

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“Two simulations reach opposing conclusions about why monogamy evolved in primates”

July 31st, 2013 · No Comments

http://www.uncommondescent.com/human-evolution/two-simulations-reach-opposing-conclusions-about-why-monogamy-evolved-in-primates/

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9 Things You Should Know About the Scopes Monkey Trial

July 31st, 2013 · No Comments

http://thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/tgc/2013/07/31/9-things-you-should-know-about-the-scopes-monkey-trial/

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Your eyes are half a billion years old

July 31st, 2013 · No Comments

Your eyes are half a billion years old by Medical Xpress posted on July 31, 2013 02:44AM GMT Look after your eyes – they are at least half a billion years old, and a good deal older than your brain. The eyes are one of our most remarkable and precious organs, yet their origins have […]

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Planetary ‘Runaway Greenhouse’ More Easily Triggered

July 31st, 2013 · No Comments

Planetary ‘Runaway Greenhouse’ More Easily Triggered, Research Shows http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/07/130730163146.htm July 30, 2013 — It might be easier than previously thought for a planet to overheat into the scorchingly uninhabitable “runaway greenhouse” stage, according to new research by astronomers at the University of Washington and the University of Victoria published July 28 in the journal Nature […]

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Evolution of Monogamy in Humans the Result of Infanticide Risk

July 31st, 2013 · No Comments

Evolution of Monogamy in Humans the Result of Infanticide Risk, New Study Suggests http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/07/130729161558.htm July 29, 2013 — The threat of infants being killed by unrelated males is the key driver of monogamy in humans and other primates, a new study suggests. Parents and their baby. The threat of infants being killed by unrelated males […]

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Natural Affinities May Have Set Stage for Life

July 31st, 2013 · No Comments

Natural Affinities — Unrecognized Until Now — May Have Set Stage for Life to Ignite http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/07/130729161514.htm July 29, 2013 — The chemical components crucial to the start of life on Earth may have primed and protected each other in never-before-realized ways, according to new research led by University of Washington scientists. It could mean a […]

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Make It Yourself With a 3-D Printer

July 31st, 2013 · No Comments

Make It Yourself With a 3-D Printer and Save Big Time http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/07/130729144622.htm July 29, 2013 — It may seem like a stretch to envision a 3D printer in every home. However, a Michigan Technological University researcher is predicting that personal manufacturing, like personal computing before it, is about to enter the mainstream in a big […]

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The July 26th Movement

July 31st, 2013 · No Comments

The July 26th Movement Fidel Castro and the Power of Faith http://www.counterpunch.org/2013/07/31/fidel-castro-and-the-power-of-faith/

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Convicting Bradley Manning

July 31st, 2013 · No Comments

Implications for WikiLeaks and Whistleblowers Convicting Bradley Manning by BINOY KAMPMARK http://www.counterpunch.org/2013/07/31/convicting-bradley-manning/ “[I]t is the duty of all persons in the service of the United States, as well as all other the inhabitants thereof, to give the earliest information to Congress or other proper authority of any misconduct, frauds or misdemeanours committed by any officers […]

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Mxmail: Workers play a big role in these global ‘middle-class’ revolutions | Richard Seymour | Comment is free | The Guardian

July 31st, 2013 · No Comments

Workers play a big role in these global ‘middle-class’ revolutions Those who paint protests from Brazil to South Africa as simply the outbursts of a new petty bourgeosie are mistaken http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/jul/30/workers-role-global-middle-class-revolutions

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Manning Verdict: Slow Death for Democracy

July 31st, 2013 · No Comments

Published on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 by Common Dreams by David Gespass http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/07/31-0 Though he was acquitted of aiding the enemy on Tuesday, Bradley Manning was found guilty of five counts of violating the Espionage Act. It has long been said that military justice is to justice what military music is to music, but Manning’s […]

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Manning Deserves Nobel Peace Prize

July 31st, 2013 · No Comments

Published on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 by USA Today Manning Deserves Nobel Peace Prize by Norman Solomon http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2013/07/30/bradley-manning-institute-for-public-accuracy-editorials-debates/2601569/ Tuesday’s verdict from a military judge does not diminish the huge moral stature of whistle-blower Bradley Manning. Next month, I will be proud to deliver a petition to the Nobel Committee in Oslo with a simple message […]

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Greenwald Slams “Establishment” Double-Standard for Manning

July 31st, 2013 · No Comments

‘If you’re sufficiently rich and powerful and well-connected in Washington, the laws don’t apply to you.’ http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/07/31-1

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Revealed: NSA Program Collects ‘Nearly Everything a User Does on the Internet’

July 31st, 2013 · No Comments

Published on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 by The Guardian/UK Revealed: NSA Program Collects ‘Nearly Everything a User Does on the Internet’ http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/jul/31/nsa-top-secret-program-online-data XKeyscore gives ‘widest-reaching’ collection of online data; NSA analysts require no prior authorization for searches; Sweeps up emails, social media activity and browsing history by Glenn Greenwald One presentation claims the XKeyscore program […]

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