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Entries from September 2014

Secular jewish culture?

September 29th, 2014 · No Comments

https://richarddawkins.net/2014/09/jewish-atheists-and-koufax-jews/ While I think we should be extremely careful re: the question of secular cultural Judaism, the reality of Israel, remarkably, shows that the category actually leads to something worse. The emergence of racist Israelis (in part manufactured as a cultural artifact to consolidate Zionist goals) should be a warning that ‘jewish identity’ is a […]

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Ancient human genome from southern Africa throws light on our origins

September 29th, 2014 · No Comments

Ancient human genome from southern Africa throws light on our origins Date: September 29, 2014 Source: Garvan Institute of Medical Research Summary: The skeleton of a man who lived 2,330 years ago in the southernmost tip of Africa tells us about ourselves as humans, and throws some light on our earliest common genetic ancestry. The […]

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Becoming Hezbollah’s Air Force

September 29th, 2014 · No Comments

http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/becoming_hezbollahs_air_force_20140928

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How World Bank & IMF Plan to “Dismantle” Ukrainian Economy

September 29th, 2014 · No Comments

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The Decline of French (and European) Social Democracy

September 29th, 2014 · No Comments

RG mail http://www.telesurtv.net/english/bloggers/Austerity-with-a-Human-Face-The-Decline-of-French-and-European-Social-Democracy-20140905-0001.html teleSUR 5 September 2014 Austerity with a Human Face? The Decline of French (and European) Social Democracy Costas Panayotakis The recent “beheadings” of three members of the French government who belong to the “left wing” of the ruling Socialist Party are the latest manifestation of the terminal crisis of European social democracy. […]

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The Turing test doesn’t matter

September 29th, 2014 · No Comments

The Turing test doesn’t matter on June 12, 2014 by Massimo Pigliucci http://scientiasalon.org/ You probably heard the news: a supercomputer has become sentient and has passed the Turing test (i.e., has managed to fool a human being into thinking he was talking to another human being [1,2])! Surely the Singularity is around the corner and […]

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Stone Age Groups Made Similar Toolmaking Breakthroughs

September 29th, 2014 · No Comments

Stone Age Groups Made Similar Toolmaking Breakthroughs Different palaeolithic populations around the world might have developed a crucial toolmaking skill independently. No mysterious migration required to explain how chipping technique appeared in different continents. Alison Abbott Nature September 25, 2014 – See more at: http://portside.org/2014-09-29/stone-age-groups-made-similar-toolmaking-breakthroughs#sthash.4afMSGZl.dpuf

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Rabbi Sacks goes after atheists…

September 29th, 2014 · No Comments

http://whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com/2014/09/29/rabbi-sacks-goes-after-atheists-and-dawkins-with-the-usual-religious-inanities/

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Neuroscience Tried Wholly Embracing Naturalism, But Then the Brain Got Away

September 29th, 2014 · No Comments

http://www.evolutionnews.org/2014/09/neuroscience_tr090061.html

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Door Number Two: The existence of evil is the Most Powerful Argument

September 29th, 2014 · No Comments

http://www.uncommondescent.com/intelligent-design/door-number-two-the-existence-of-evil-is-the-most-powerful-argument/

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Jonathan Sacks on Richard Dawkins: “New atheists lack a sense of humor”

September 29th, 2014 · No Comments

http://www.salon.com/2014/09/27/jonathan_sacks_on_richard_dawkins_new_atheists_lack_a_sense_of_humor/

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South Carolina Senator: Darwinism Has Replaced Christianity in Public Schools

September 29th, 2014 · No Comments

http://christiannews.net/2014/09/29/south-carolina-senator-darwinism-has-replaced-christianity-in-public-schools/

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Human genome was shaped by an evolutionary arms race with itself

September 29th, 2014 · No Comments

Human genome was shaped by an evolutionary arms race with itself Date: September 28, 2014 Source: University of California – Santa Cruz Summary: An evolutionary arms race between rival elements within the genomes of primates drove the evolution of complex regulatory networks that orchestrate the activity of genes in every cell of our bodies, researach […]

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Christian Evangelicals Increasingly Support Palestinian Human Rights

September 29th, 2014 · No Comments

David Brog, the Attorney Behind CUFI Christian Evangelicals Increasingly Support Palestinian Human Rights by ALISON WEIR http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/09/29/christian-evangelicals-increasingly-support-palestinian-human-rights/ An article in Middle East Quarterly, a pro-Israel publication, reports that support for Israel is eroding among American evangelical Christians, with only 30 percent in a recent survey stating support for Israel above Palestinians. This trend is even […]

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America’s Radical, Underground Climate Change Countermovement

September 29th, 2014 · No Comments

Smoking Out the Kochs America’s Radical, Underground Climate Change Countermovement by ROBERT HUNZIKER http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/09/29/americas-radical-underground-climate-change-countermovement/ The year is 2050; rising seas have inundated Miami, America’s most recent ghost city, since Detroit. A deadly heat wave scorches Chicago, killing thousands of elderly, and a mega-drought has farmers in the Southwest on their knees, praying for relief, as […]

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[Marxism] Morales, Maduro slam capitalism, demand climate action

September 29th, 2014 · No Comments

Addressing the UN the same day, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro declared: “The environmental crisis is a result of the crisis of the dominating capitalist model, based on unsustainable production methods and consumption, which generates iniquity, injustice, poverty, and the destruction of the planet.” https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/57442

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[Marxism] The Anarchy of Globalization

September 29th, 2014 · No Comments

http://michaelperelman.wordpress.com/2014/09/29/the-anarchy-of-globalization-local-and-global-intended-and-unintended-consequences

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Naomi Klein: Fossil Fuels

September 29th, 2014 · No Comments

Naomi Klein: Fossil Fuels Threaten Our Ability to Have Healthy Children Why oil spills, fracking, and climate change pose a special danger to the youngest members of all species. http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2014/09/naomi-klein-inquiring-minds

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Ayn Rand: The high school level thinker’s enduring influence is one of the mysteries of our time.

September 29th, 2014 · No Comments

Must See Morning Clip: John Oliver’s Brilliant Takedown of How Ayn Rand ‘Is Still a Thing’ The high school level thinker’s enduring influence is one of the mysteries of our time. http://www.alternet.org/video/must-see-morning-clip-john-olivers-brilliant-takedown-how-ayn-rand-still-thing

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‘Umbrella Revolutionaries’ Sweep Riot Police From Hong Kong Streets

September 29th, 2014 · No Comments

Published on Monday, September 29, 2014 by Common Dreams ‘Umbrella Revolutionaries’ Sweep Riot Police From Hong Kong Streets Despite tough tactics by security units, Occupy Central and its pro-democracy supporters use ‘peace and love’ to hold ground and increase numbers http://www.commondreams.org/news/2014/09/29/umbrella-revolutionaries-sweep-riot-police-hong-kong-streets

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The continuation to climate change activism…

September 28th, 2014 · No Comments

In the wake of the climate march, the continuation to an activist project, if it invokes capitalism as the problem, needs to consider the formal terms of a neo-communist analysis as an exit strategy from the older brands that suffer ‘metal fatigue’…. Most discussions here terminate at the abstraction of postcapitalism… https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/75650151/LFM_Introduction.pdf Capitalism is unsustainable […]

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We’ve exposed the fake Bin Laden story here several times. Here’s a good video: The Osama Deception

September 28th, 2014 · No Comments

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Save the Climate or Save Capitalism? | #FloodWallStreet Dispatch

September 28th, 2014 · No Comments

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TRNN Debate: Can Carbon Pricing Bring Down Global Carbon Emissions? (2/2)

September 28th, 2014 · No Comments

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