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Entries from May 2014

1 trillion in the Afghans, for what? Business as usual…

May 29th, 2014 · No Comments

http://darwiniana.com/2014/05/27/red-fortyeight-group-terrorism-topic-put-into-lock-down/ The issue of terrorism has taken me by surprise. I wished to steer past this question. But I am suddenly alerted to underground stirrings that should give everyone pause. I have no more information here, beyond logical deduction, but the coming reality is suddenly obvious. I think that watching the government entities on TV/Cable […]

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‘Still I Rise?: The Death of Poet Maya Angelou

May 29th, 2014 · No Comments

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Science? the incurable confusions of darwinism

May 29th, 2014 · No Comments

On the biology of race Posted on May 29, 2014 by Massimo Pigliucci http://scientiasalon.org/ http://www.amazon.com/review/R14YZKJJD5CZYL/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm Pigliucci takes on Wade. We have had a lot of commentary here, plus an Amazon review. But it is impossible to deal with this massive failure of science in the realm of evolution. The issue of Western Civilization, modernity, the […]

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Understanding creationism: An insider’s guide by a former young-Earth creationist

May 29th, 2014 · No Comments

http://pandasthumb.org/archives/2014/05/understanding-c.html

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Human Origins: The War of Trivial Explanations

May 29th, 2014 · No Comments

http://www.evolutionnews.org/2014/05/human_origins_t085871.html

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Fred Reed on Wade’s Troublesome (Darwinian racism) Inheritance

May 29th, 2014 · No Comments

http://www.uncommondescent.com/intelligent-design/fred-reed-on-wades-troublesome-darwinian-racism-inheritance/

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Test-Tube Meat

May 29th, 2014 · No Comments

Test-Tube Meat: Have Your Pig and Eat It Too by Robert Kunzig posted on May 27, 2014 07:11PM GMT http://www.richarddawkins.net/news_articles/2014/5/27/test-tube-meat-have-your-pig-and-eat-it-too# Here’s one vision of the future of meat: We manufacture it from stem cells in giant “bioreactors” of the sort you might find in a modern pharmaceutical factory. The cells come from a contented pig […]

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Antarctic Ice Sheet unstable at end of last ice age

May 29th, 2014 · No Comments

Antarctic Ice Sheet unstable at end of last ice age http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/05/140528133151.htm A new study has found that the Antarctic Ice Sheet began melting about 5,000 years earlier than previously thought coming out of the last ice age — and that shrinkage of the vast ice sheet accelerated during eight distinct episodes, causing rapid sea level […]

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Capitalism and Climate Change

May 29th, 2014 · No Comments

The Growth Problem Capitalism and Climate Change http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/05/29/capitalism-and-climate-change/ by ALYSSA ROHRICHT Capitalism dominates the globe. It has become so enmeshed into the cultural narrative that it seems almost axiomatic. Private owners (of capital) control the means of production. The goal: build profits. The best part about it is that if everyone pursues self-interest, the market […]

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[Marxism] Maya Angelou, still she rises

May 29th, 2014 · No Comments

“You may write me down in history With your bitter, twisted lies, You may tread me in the very dirt But still, like dust, I’ll rise.” So wrote Maya Angelou, in her poem “Still I Rise”. She died on May 28 at 86 at her home in North Carolina. https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/56561

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The Summer Movie Road Not Taken

May 29th, 2014 · No Comments

The Summer Movie Road Not Taken 1977’s Sorceror was the antithesis of Star Wars, and we could learn from it http://inthesetimes.com/article/16660/the_summer_movie_road_not_taken

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New Video: Neil deGrasse Tyson Destroys Climate Deniers

May 29th, 2014 · No Comments

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An Unexpected Reason Americans Are Overweight

May 29th, 2014 · No Comments

An Unexpected Reason Americans Are Overweight The new documentary “Fed Up” reveals how Big Food pushed the government to give out compromised health information. http://www.alternet.org/personal-health/unexpected-reason-americans-are-overweight

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Obama’s Neoconservative Foreign Policy Vision

May 29th, 2014 · No Comments

Published on Thursday, May 29, 2014 by Consortium News Obama’s Neoconservative Foreign Policy Vision by Robert Parry As American neocons continue to shape the narratives that define the permissible boundaries for U.S. foreign policy thinking, the failure to enforce any meaningful accountability on them for their role in the criminal and disastrous invasion of Iraq […]

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Snowden: Exposing NSA Overreach as an Act of ‘Civil Disobedience’

May 29th, 2014 · No Comments

ublished on Thursday, May 29, 2014 by Common Dreams Snowden: Exposing NSA Overreach an Act of ‘Civil Disobedience’ http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/05/29 What I did was ‘civil disobedience,’ says NSA whistleblower as he made his case to the American people in first prime time broadcast interview

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The Impossibility of Growth Demands a New Economic System

May 28th, 2014 · No Comments

Published on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 by Monbiot.com The Impossibility of Growth Demands a New Economic System Why collapse and salvation are hard to distinguish from each other. http://www.commondreams.org/view/2014/05/28-0 by George Monbiot

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EU Election Results Reflect Widespread Disapproval Of Austerity Policy Throughout Europe

May 28th, 2014 · No Comments

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NCSE news: Pat Sajak, Ann Coulter, & How the Media Fail on Climate Change

May 28th, 2014 · No Comments

Some news and notes courtesy of NCSE’s “Science League of America” blog. (ncse.com/blog) NOTE: If you don’t want to receive these occasional missives, just let me know. I’m at luhn@ncse.com

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Let Them Eat Carbon

May 28th, 2014 · No Comments

Let Them Eat Carbon https://portside.org/2014-05-27/let-them-eat-carbon/a> Michael Klare May 27, 2014 TomDispatch The giant energy companies are taking a page from Big Tobacco’s playbook. As concern over climate change begins to lower the demand for fossil fuels in the United States and Europe, they are accelerating their sales to developing nations, where demand is strong and […]

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SW links

May 28th, 2014 · No Comments

Here’s what’s new at SocialistWorker.org… http://socialistworker.org ________

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Overexposed? Camera Phones Could Be Washing Out Our Memories

May 28th, 2014 · No Comments

Overexposed? Camera Phones Could Be Washing Out Our Memories by NPR posted on May 27, 2014 07:05PM GMT http://www.richarddawkins.net/news_articles/2014/5/27/overexposed-camera-phones-could-be-washing-out-our-memories-npr# Los Angeles blogger Rebecca Woolf uses her blog, Girl’s Gone Child, as a window into her family’s life. Naturally, it includes oodles of pictures of her four children.

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Human Muscles Evolved Into Weakness, In Order to Boost Our Brains

May 28th, 2014 · No Comments

http://www.thewire.com/national/2014/05/our-muscles-evolved-into-weakness-in-order-to-boost-our-brains/371698/

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Intertwined evolution of human brain and brawn

May 28th, 2014 · No Comments

Intertwined evolution of human brain and brawn http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/05/140527185347.htm The cognitive differences between humans and our closest living cousins, chimpanzees, are staggeringly obvious. However, a new study suggests that human muscle may be just as unique. Scientists have found that metabolite concentrations evolved rapidly over the course of human evolution in two tissues: in the brain […]

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Monster Capitalism and the Complicit State

May 28th, 2014 · No Comments

The “Close-Embrace” System Monster Capitalism and the Complicit State by NORMAN POLLACK The phrase “close-embrace” to describe the incestuous relationship between business and government in advanced capitalism is by Masao Maryuma, a Japanese political scientist to describe corporate concentration under the blessing and encouragement of government. This is, along with the centrality of war and […]

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