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Entries from September 2014

Marxist darwinism a dead duck

September 30th, 2014 · No Comments

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/75650151/Chapter_2_LFM.pdf Our discussion of the ‘stuck paradigm’ syndrome with respect to darwinism has an urgent message for the left: the attempt to expose darwinism as the root of social darwinism and the incestuous relationship to capitalist ideology is an uphill battle with the left as it is now. In fact, the left spectrum stuck in […]

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The need to break out of darwinian inertia

September 30th, 2014 · No Comments

http://darwiniana.com/2014/09/30/evolution-professor-every-year-i-give-my-students-the-talk/ WHEE, with its critique of Darwinism, is a useful way to move into postdarwinism without religious obsessions: you can adopt a minimal set of perspectives on the question of evolution: if the problem with darwinism is natural selection theory the material can help to see how world history suspiciously demonstrates the evidence of ‘non-random’ […]

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Darwinism in defeat

September 30th, 2014 · No Comments

http://darwiniana.com/2014/09/30/evolution-professor-every-year-i-give-my-students-the-talk/ The field of evolutionary biology is a puzzle of frozen thought, and the suspicion grows of rote indoctrination as an elite strategy. I think that the ID factions have stolen a march on conventional science here, for reasons quite beyond the issue of design, and you can tell the difference from the net spectrum […]

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The history of philosophy and the macro effect

September 30th, 2014 · No Comments

http://www.prospectmagazine.co.uk/philosophy/does-the-history-of-philosophy-matter The history of philosophy suspiciously clusters around the macrosequence (cf. WHEE: history-and-evolution.com), with a strong plug therefore for a foundational examination of German Classical Philosophy.

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Underestimating ISIS: An Indictment of Decades of Failed US Policy in the Middle East

September 30th, 2014 · No Comments

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Mobilizing Youth Through Hip Hop To Fight Climate Change

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SocialistWorker.org…

September 30th, 2014 · No Comments

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

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An Israel equal for all, Jewish or not

September 30th, 2014 · No Comments

RG mail http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/an-israel-equal-for-all-jewish-or-not/2014/09/26/83151758-3a05-11e4-9c9f-ebb47272e40e_story.html Washington Post September 26, 2014 An Israel equal for all, Jewish or not By Patricia Marks Greenfield Patricia Marks Greenfield is a psychology

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The Fake Terror Threat Used To Justify Bombing Syria

September 30th, 2014 · No Comments

RG mail https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2014/09/28/u-s-officials-invented-terror-group-justify-bombing-syria/ The Intercept September 28, 2014 The Fake Terror Threat Used To Justify Bombing Syria The Obama administration needed propagandistic and legal rationale for bombing yet another predominantly Muslim country. While emotions over the ISIS beheading videos were high, they were not enough to sustain a lengthy new war. So after spending weeks […]

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Booknotes: Not a Chance

September 30th, 2014 · No Comments

http://www.evolutionnews.org/2014/09/can_we_escape_t090091.html

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Evolution Professor: Every Year I Give My Students “The Talk”

September 30th, 2014 · No Comments

Evolution Professor: Every Year I Give My Students “The Talk” http://www.uncommondescent.com/intelligent-design/evolution-professor-every-year-i-give-my-students-the-talk/ http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/28/opinion/sunday/god-darwin-and-my-college-biology-class.html

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8 Surprising, Depressing, and Hopeful Findings From Global Survey of Environmental Attitudes

September 30th, 2014 · No Comments

https://richarddawkins.net/2014/09/8-surprising-depressing-and-hopeful-findings-from-global-survey-of-environmental-attitudes/

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How evolutionary psychology went viral

September 30th, 2014 · No Comments

http://www.thenation.com/article/181555/survival-sexiest

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Drawing on philosophy and evolutionary psychology, he demonstrates that human ethics cannot be explained by biology alone

September 30th, 2014 · No Comments

http://ieet.org/index.php/IEET/more/ford20140929

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What Can Evolutionary Biology Learn From Creationists?

September 30th, 2014 · No Comments

http://hplusmagazine.com/2014/09/29/can-evolutionary-biology-learn-creationists/

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Ancient Human Skeleton Sheds Light on the Evolution of Our Genome

September 30th, 2014 · No Comments

http://www.scienceworldreport.com/articles/17482/20140930/ancient-human-skeleton-sheds-light-evolution-genome.htm

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Original Mozart Sonata Manuscript Found in Budapest

September 30th, 2014 · No Comments

http://www.sciencedaily.com/videos/86f52d80eef05d7edc079e0e3ee8896f.htm

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Is Israel Trying to Force Palestinians into the Sinai?

September 30th, 2014 · No Comments

The Greater Gaza Plan Is Israel Trying to Force Palestinians into the Sinai? by JONATHAN COOK http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/09/30/is-israel-trying-to-force-palestinians-into-the-sinai/ Nazareth. What is Israel’s endgame in Gaza? It is a question that has been puzzling analysts and observers for some time. But indications of the future Israel and Washington may have in mind for Gaza are emerging.

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[Marxism] Hong Kong: Workers strike for democracy

September 30th, 2014 · No Comments

This is a note from LabourStart about the situation in Hong Kong. This strike call pits workers, the one social force that can win this battle, against the dictatorship, and raises the possibility of drawing in workers in China itself and going beyond bourgeois democracy to genuine democracy. The note says: On September 28, the […]

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Why Our Brains Are Wired to Ignore Climate Change and What to Do About It

September 30th, 2014 · No Comments

http://www.alternet.org/environment/why-our-brains-are-wired-ignore-climate-change-and-what-do-about-it

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After the People’s Climate March, It Is Time to Demand More

September 30th, 2014 · No Comments

http://www.commondreams.org/views/2014/09/29/after-peoples-climate-march-it-time-demand-more

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Red Fortyeight Group: reconstructive ‘postcapitalism’

September 29th, 2014 · No Comments

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/75650151/LastandFirstMen_2014_hires_21mb.pdf The question of communism is so marginalized now that it is counterintuitive to try and discuss it in current culture: but I think that is changing, because the battle to establish capitalist ideology is starting to fail after its long reign of total success. That’s the most damaging way to fail: after a long […]

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Critical philosemitism?

September 29th, 2014 · No Comments

As a previous post today suggests we often seem to be skirting the dangers of antisemitism here: in reality that is not true at all. We have developed a complex form of ‘critical philosemitism’ here, designed for a culture suffering the trials of the judaic enigma in either a benign or a malevolent form, depending […]

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Chopra on Harris, II

September 29th, 2014 · 14 Comments

http://www.sfgate.com/opinion/chopra/article/Can-Sam-Harris-Wake-Us-Up-Part-2-5788116.php This is the second part of Chopra’s take on Harris’ Waking Up: we linked to the first with a lot of commentary here. It is a useful take on Harris peculiar ‘brand’ of the ‘mindfulness’ meme. I think that we should feel less than fully convinced about the ‘illusion of self’: it is at […]

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