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Entries from March 2014

Earning the title of ‘homo sapiens’

March 31st, 2014 · No Comments

http://darwiniana.com/?s=last+and+first+men The theme of ‘last and first men’ impinges on the future of the left which needs to broaden its perspectives beyond the somewhat contracted ‘historical materialism’. Noone seems to quite realize that the essence of marxism almost works better on a different platform than that of historical materialism. The soon-to-be-released Last and First Men […]

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The question of buddhism and xtianity

March 31st, 2014 · No Comments

http://darwiniana.com/2014/03/30/more-on-adyashantis-book-on-jesus/ We may expand on these notes later this week: the issues of Buddhism and Xtianity are almost beyond study, given the complexity of the question, and the difficulty of cutting through ‘esoteric bullshit’.

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Too-Big-To-Fail Advantage Remains Intact For Big Banks

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Nasa-Funded Study: Industrial Civilisation Headed for ‘Irreversible Collapse’?

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RG mail/Portside Nasa-Funded Study: Industrial Civilisation Headed for ‘Irreversible Collapse’? Nafeez Ahmed March 25, 2014 The Guardian Natural and social scientists develop new model of how ‘perfect storm’ of crises could unravel global system.

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State Department Tells the Environment to Drop Dead

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Portside/ RG mail Keystone XL: State Department Tells the Environment to Drop Dead Systemic Disorder March 26, 2014 So the pipeline would enable a major boost to tar-sands production — and global warming. It is not only the environmental impact that is misrepresented, however. Pipeline opponents believe that potential economic gains are greatly overstated by […]

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The Skills Zombie

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Portside// RG mail The Skills Zombie Economist Paul Krugman March 29, 2014 New York Times Blog Yet the skills story just keeps showing up in supposedly informed discussion. Again, I think that this is because it sounds like the kind of thing serious people should say. Paul Krugman, zdnet.com, One of the most frustrating aspects […]

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Algorithmic Darwinism

March 31st, 2014 · No Comments

http://egtheory.wordpress.com/2014/03/25/algorithmic-darwinism/

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Biochemist Michael Denton and Privileged Species

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Fixation: the neutral theory’s Achilles’ heel?

March 31st, 2014 · No Comments

http://www.uncommondescent.com/intelligent-design/fixation-the-neutral-theorys-achilles-heel/

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Mars One To Build Simulated Colony For One-Way Astronauts

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Mars One To Build Simulated Colony For One-Way Astronauts by Rose Pastore posted on March 31, 2014 02:17PM GMT People selected to live on the Red Planet will train inside an earthbound outpost. If they don’t go crazy, they just might make the real trip. http://www.richarddawkins.net/news_articles/2014/3/31/mars-one-to-build-simulated-colony-for-one-way-astronauts#

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Competition May Not Be the Driving Force of Species Diversity After All

March 31st, 2014 · No Comments

http://www.wired.com/2014/03/bird-evolution/

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Methane

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A more potent greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide, methane emissions will leap as Earth warms http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/03/140327111724.htm New research indicates that for each degree that the Earth’s temperature rises, the amount of methane entering the atmosphere from microorganisms dwelling in lake sediment and freshwater wetlands — the primary sources of the gas — will increase several […]

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[Marxism] A Return to a World Marx Would Have Known – NYTimes.com

March 31st, 2014 · No Comments

http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2014/03/30/was-marx-right/a-return-to-a-world-marx-would-have-known

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[Marxism] On the eve of climate change destruction?

March 31st, 2014 · No Comments

Climate change is and will continue to have a big impact on Australia. Let me summarise in my own words chapter 25 of the report which is on Australia(and New Zealand, which I don’t discuss.) See the Great Barrier Reef before we kill it. Kiss goodbye to the snowfields. Find some way to cool down […]

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Gas Export Push Gains Steam, Bulldozing Environmental Concerns

March 31st, 2014 · No Comments

http://inthesetimes.com/article/16483/with_little_talk_of_climate_change_gas_export_push_gains_steam_on_capitol_h

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Why Are the New Owners so Anxious to Hide Their Ties to an Enigmatic Religious Figure?

March 31st, 2014 · No Comments

http://www.motherjones.com/media/2014/03/newsweek-ibt-olivet-david-jang

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Britain Has Started Stripping ‘Terrorist Suspects’ of Citizenship—Why That’s a Dangerous Precedent for the Rest of the World

March 31st, 2014 · No Comments

http://www.alternet.org/world/britain-has-started-stripping-terrorist-suspects-citizenship-why-thats-dangerous-precedent

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So Japan Can’t Hunt Whales Anymore? That Doesn’t Mean They’re Safe

March 31st, 2014 · No Comments

Published on Monday, March 31, 2014 by the Guardian/UK So Japan Can’t Hunt Whales Anymore? That Doesn’t Mean They’re Safe What will the court ban mean for whales in European or US waters? And for those killed by pollution, bycatch or ship-strike? by Philip Hoare http://www.commondreams.org/view/2014/03/31-1

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Public Schools for Sale?

March 30th, 2014 · No Comments

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Oligarchs, Fascists and the People’s Protest in Ukraine

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The Minimum Wage Is a Fight for Women

March 30th, 2014 · No Comments

https://portside.org/2014-03-29/minimum-wage-fight-women

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So, the Pope and Obama Walk Into a Slum …

March 30th, 2014 · No Comments

https://portside.org/2014-03-29/so-pope-and-obama-walk-slum

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General Motors Cover-ups Result in Motor Vehicle Deaths, and Workplace Abuses in Colombia

March 30th, 2014 · No Comments

https://portside.org/2014-03-29/general-motors-cover-ups-result-motor-vehicle-deaths-and-workplace-abuses-colombia

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Sunday read-through: WHEE

March 30th, 2014 · No Comments

Time for another Sunday read-through of WHEE: http://history-and-evolution.com/whee4th/intro1_1_1.htmP In search of history http://history-and-evolution.com/whee4th/chap2_1.htm: The Legacy of Darwinism http://history-and-evolution.com/whee4th/chap3_1.htm Climbing Mt. Improbable http://history-and-evolution.com/whee4th/chap4_1.htm: A short history of the world http://history-and-evolution.com/whee4th/chap5_2.htm: The Axial Transitions and on to the modern transition, Chapter six

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