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Entries from May 2014

Our Egalitarian Eden

May 31st, 2014 · No Comments

https://portside.org/2014-05-30/our-egalitarian-eden These discussions of inequality and evolution, as we have pointed out over and over again here, are based on a misleading definition of evolution. They are assuming that the data is to be interpreted in Darwinian terms, and that ‘evolution’ generates, debate, debate, (in)equality. But the real issue is the contrast of macro and […]

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Richard Dawkins’ Atheist Ways Changing? Anti-Religion Scientist Claims He is a ‘Secular Christian’ at Speaking Event

May 31st, 2014 · No Comments

http://www.breathecast.com/articles/richard-dawkins-atheist-ways-changing-anti-religion-scientist-claims-he-is-a-secular-christian-at-speaking-event-16041/

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Is There An Organ In Your Brain Which Seats Your Soul? This May Be The Answer

May 31st, 2014 · No Comments

http://www.collective-evolution.com/2014/05/24/is-there-an-organ-in-your-brain-which-seats-your-soul-this-may-be-the-answer/

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A Group of Darwin-Skeptical Scientists Seeking a “Third Way” in Biology Have Launched a New Website; Welcome to Them!

May 31st, 2014 · No Comments

http://www.evolutionnews.org/2014/05/a_group_of_darw086231.html

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There isn’t evidence for gravitational waves, let alone big claims – Nature

May 31st, 2014 · No Comments

http://www.uncommondescent.com/cosmology/there-isnt-evidence-for-gravitational-waves-let-alone-big-claims-nature/

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Australia’s deadly eruptions were reason for the first mass extinction

May 31st, 2014 · No Comments

Australia’s deadly eruptions were reason for the first mass extinction http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/05/140530124327.htm Ancient volcanic eruptions in Australia 510 million years ago significantly affected the climate, causing the first known mass extinction in the history of complex life. Scientists used radioactive dating techniques to precisely measure the age of the eruptions of the Kalkarindji volcanic province.

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The Great Economic Misdirection

May 31st, 2014 · No Comments

Off With Their Heads, Redux The Great Economic Misdirection http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/05/30/the-great-economic-misdirection/ by ROB URIE A central challenge for left critiques of capitalism as it exists today is the distance between the mythologies that craft understanding of the issues for the great majority and more probable explanations based on examination and analysis. The issues are that concentrated […]

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[Marxism] Piketty symposium articles on Jacobin

May 31st, 2014 · No Comments

https://www.jacobinmag.com/2014/05/a-general-without-an-army/ (Mike Beggs) https://www.jacobinmag.com/2014/05/pikettys-fair-weather-friends/ (Seth Ackerman)

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Why the Oil Industry is Running Into Major Trouble

May 31st, 2014 · No Comments

Why the Oil Industry is Running Into Major Trouble The era of cheap oil is over now, while new oil is going to be less plentiful and more expensive. http://www.alternet.org/economy/why-oil-industry-running-major-trouble

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‘The Cause Is Us’: World on Verge of Sixth Extinction

May 31st, 2014 · No Comments

Published on Friday, May 30, 2014 by Common Dreams ‘The Cause Is Us’: World on Verge of Sixth Extinction Species loss soaring at ‘pace not seen in tens of millions of years’ http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/05/30-4

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The passing of capitalist fundamentalism

May 30th, 2014 · No Comments

http://darwiniana.com/2014/05/29/1-trillion-in-the-afghans-for-what-business-as-usual/ We are living in the passing of capitalist obsession: the shift into a kind of Ayn Rand fundamentalism signals ironically that change. We need to start now with a huge open neo-communist project, as virtual as you please, to start. That extreme religious version of the capitalist cult is really a sign that the […]

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The question of history, religion, and modernity: Indian religion

May 30th, 2014 · No Comments

http://www.gurdjieff-con.net/2014/05/30/4718/

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Pterosaurs: Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs

May 30th, 2014 · No Comments

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Financialization and the Collapse of European Social Democracy – Costas Lapavitsas on Reality Asserts Itself

May 30th, 2014 · No Comments

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SW links

May 30th, 2014 · No Comments

review of this week’s coverage, plus Marxist Classics and a few articles from the archive http://socialistworker.org ________ Focus: Low-Wage Workers Report: Tina Treviño-Murphy LOW-WAGE DAVIDS TAKE THEIR FIGHT TO GOLIATH’S HQ McDonald’s workers traveled from dozens of cities to deliver a message to the fast-food giant at its annual shareholders’ meeting: $15 and a union. […]

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NCSE newsletter: evolution and climate education update: May 30, 2014

May 30th, 2014 · No Comments

Dear friends of NCSE, The derailment of the Next Generation Science Standards in Wyoming continues to provoke comment. Plus a squeaker of a victory in Oklahoma, and sad news of the death of Gerald Edelman. CRITICISM OF THE WYOMING LEGISLATURE CONTINUES

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Does consciousness not involve quantum principles?

May 30th, 2014 · No Comments

http://www.uncommondescent.com/intelligent-design/does-consciousness-not-involve-quantum-principles/

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‘Time Is Running Out’ To Stop Rising CO2 Levels, Says UN

May 30th, 2014 · No Comments

‘Time Is Running Out’ To Stop Rising CO2 Levels, Says UN http://www.richarddawkins.net/news_articles/2014/5/28/-time-is-running-out-to-stop-rising-co2-levels-says-un# by Noah Rayman posted on May 28, 2014 04:52PM GMT April was the first time the monthly average of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere passed 400 parts per million, a threshold that the U.N. says has “symbolic and scientific significance”. The amount of […]

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Evolution Is Observable

May 30th, 2014 · No Comments

http://www.theledger.com/article/20140530/EDIT02/140539997/-1/APN?Title=Evolution-Is-Observable

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Are Critics Of Intelligent Design As Intelligent As They Propagandize?

May 30th, 2014 · No Comments

http://www.webcommentary.com/php/ShowArticle.php?id=meekinsf&date=140526

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Domestication of dogs may explain mammoth kill sites and success of early modern humans

May 30th, 2014 · No Comments

Domestication of dogs may explain mammoth kill sites and success of early modern humans http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/05/140529154155.htm A new analysis of European archaeological sites containing large numbers of dead mammoths and dwellings built with mammoth bones has led to a new interpretation of these sites — that their abrupt appearance may have been due to early modern […]

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Eviction by ‘Rent-a-Cop’

May 30th, 2014 · No Comments

http://inthesetimes.com/article/16753/eviction_by_rent-a-cop Eviction by ‘Rent-a-Cop’ An Illinois bill could ‘privatize’ evictions and pave the way for Wall Street abuses.

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Social Conservatives Are Crashing and Burning — But Is There a Bigger Threat on the Horizon?

May 30th, 2014 · No Comments

Social Conservatives Are Crashing and Burning — But Is There a Bigger Threat on the Horizon? Social conservatism is on the wane. But it would be a big mistake to rest easy. http://www.alternet.org/social-conservatives-are-crashing-and-burning-there-bigger-threat-horizon

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Small Farmers’ Loss of Land Increases World Hunger

May 30th, 2014 · No Comments

Published on Friday, May 30, 2014 by Inter Press Service Small Farmers’ Loss of Land Increases World Hunger http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/05/30-0

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