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Entries from November 2014

#BlackoutBlackFriday: The Most Wonderful Time of The Year

November 29th, 2014 · No Comments

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Link log 2014

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(This log goes back to mid 2013. The sidebar page/linklog goes back further: http://darwiniana.com/link-log-recent-posts/) http://darwiniana.com/2014/11/28/the-context-of-evolution-in-the-emergence-of-postcapitalism/ http://darwiniana.com/2014/11/28/the-lack-of-scientific-status-for-the-dialectic/ http://darwiniana.com/2014/11/28/chopra-a-theist/ http://darwiniana.com/2014/11/27/that-time-again-veggis-burgers-please/ http://darwiniana.com/2014/11/27/curtains-for-the-zizek-show/ http://darwiniana.com/2014/11/27/munzerian-xtianity-and-playing-the-ace-of-atheism-in-the-demise-of-pop-theism/ http://darwiniana.com/2014/11/27/modern-israel-stillborn-and-cancerating/ http://darwiniana.com/2014/11/26/crt-alt-del-to-reboot-the-communist-idea/

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November 29th, 2014 · No Comments

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daphnis_nerii http://whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com/2014/11/29/readers-wildlife-photos-140/

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[rad-green] 43 Students and the Future of Mexico – watch these powerful videos from Mexico!

November 29th, 2014 · No Comments

43 Students and the Future of Mexico https://news.vice.com/video/mexicos-disappeared-students-part-2https://news.vice.com/video/the-missing-43-mexicos-disappeared-students-part-3 —

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[rad-green] To deal with the climate crisis, everything must change

November 29th, 2014 · No Comments

http://www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/deal-climate-crisis-everything-must-change/ Green European Journal In the debate / 28/11/2014 To deal with the climate crisis, everything must change The European Trade Union Institute recent conference on ‘The Socio-Ecological Transition: A New Climate for the EU’s Sustainability Transition’ laid bare the need for radical change to deal with the climate crisis. And if battling climate change […]

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[rad-green] Migrant population in French city of Calais booming as refugees from world’s worst conflicts try to make their way to Britain

November 29th, 2014 · No Comments

RG mail http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/in-heart-of-europe-migrants-offer-a-one-stop-tour-of-worldwide-misery/2014/11/26/cff5fc3e-5933-11e4-9d6c-756a229d8b18_story.html Washington Post November 26 In heart of Europe, migrants offer a one-stop tour of worldwide misery In the French city of Calais, the migrant population has been booming as refugees from the world’s worst conflicts try to make their way to Britain. (Griff Witte and Casey Capachi/The Washington Post)

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One More Thing to Be Thankful For: Animal Research Points to Pain “Off Switch”

November 29th, 2014 · No Comments

http://www.evolutionnews.org/2014/11/one_more_thing091581.html

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Why horizontal gene transfer is bad news for Darwinism

November 29th, 2014 · No Comments

http://www.uncommondescent.com/intelligent-design/why-horizontal-gene-transfer-is-bad-news-for-darwinism-2/

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Bats use sonar jamming to steal food

November 29th, 2014 · No Comments

https://richarddawkins.net/2014/11/bats-use-sonar-jamming-to-steal-food/

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Japanese probe’s study of asteroid matter could help explain Earth’s evolution

November 29th, 2014 · No Comments

http://thespacereporter.com/2014/11/japanese-probes-study-of-asteroid-matter-could-help-explain-earths-evolution/

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How Darwin and biology have been abused

November 29th, 2014 · No Comments

http://www.vancouversun.com/opinion/columnists/Douglas+Todd+Darwin+biology+have+been+abused/10423513/story.html

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Neil deGrasse Tyson’s #WhenIWasYourAge Slams Intelligent Design, Sparks Twitter Rage

November 29th, 2014 · No Comments

http://www.inquisitr.com/1641342/neil-degrasse-tysons-wheniwasyourage/

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Emergence of modern sea ice in Arctic Ocean, 2.6 million years ago

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Emergence of modern sea ice in Arctic Ocean, 2.6 million years ago Date: November 28, 2014 Source: University of Tromso (Universitetet i Tromsø – UiT) Summary: The extent of sea ice cover in Arctic was much less than it is today between four and five million years ago. The maximum winter extent did not reaching […]

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The Real Costs of Fracking

November 29th, 2014 · No Comments

How America’s Shale Gas Boom Threatens Families, Pets, and Food The Real Costs of Fracking by ALLISON WILSON The first researchers to systematically document ill health in livestock, pets, and people living near fracking drill sites were Michelle Bamberger and Robert Oswald. Bamberger, a veterinarian, and Oswald, a professor of molecular medicine at Cornell University, […]

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[Marxism] Challenging the globalisation of indifference: Pope Francis meets with popular movements | Links International

November 29th, 2014 · No Comments

By *Judith Marshall* November 21, 2014 — /Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal/ — I have recently returned from three fascinating days in Rome where I participated in a World Meeting of Popular Movements. This event brought to the Vatican a throng of articulate delegates from among the poor and excluded of the 21st Century, […]

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[Marxism] An examination of poverty and income inequality

November 29th, 2014 · No Comments

Thomas Piketty’s book Capital in the Twenty-First Century gets a mention in the first article. Most interesting to me is that these articles appeared in a business publication not known for searching examinations of the effects of capitalism. ken h http://www.biv.com/article/2014/11/eat-what-you-kill-capitalists-should-care-about-in/ http://www.biv.com/article/2014/10/gary-bloch-vancouver-raised-doctor-has-prescriptio/

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Commercial Seafood Set to Disappear from Oceans in 2048

November 29th, 2014 · No Comments

Like Seafood? Enjoy It Now—Commercial Seafood Set to Disappear from Oceans in 2048 Scientists and economist are concerned that commercial seafood harvesting may end within three decades. http://www.alternet.org/environment/seafood-catches-can-crash-2048-says-m

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Final Blow to Arab Spring? All Charges Dropped Against Egypt’s Mubarak

November 29th, 2014 · No Comments

Published on Saturday, November 29, 2014 by Common Dreams Final Blow to Arab Spring? All Charges Dropped Against Egypt’s Mubarak Ousted president may not walk free immediately, but court’s ruling seems to complete counter-revolution in nation that helped spark wave of uprisings http://www.commondreams.org/news/2014/11/29/final-blow-arab-spring-all-charges-dropped-against-egypts-mubarak

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The context of evolution in the emergence of postcapitalism

November 28th, 2014 · No Comments

http://darwiniana.com/?s=last+and+first+men Let’s rest on the previous posts on Last and First Men, almost a book in themselves

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The lack of scientific status for the dialectic

November 28th, 2014 · No Comments

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/nov/12/terry-eagleton-trouble-in-paradise-absolute-recoil-zizek-review Bashing Zizek is perhaps counterproductive but the left needs a set of shocks to its complacent lethargy as to its legacy, which won’t ship for a future left. I can acknowledge all sorts of good qualities to the Zizek oeuvre but one of them is not the ability to communicate to a scientific culture. […]

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Nazification of Israel

November 28th, 2014 · No Comments

The New Aryan Nazification of Israel by NORMAN POLLACK http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/11/28/nazification-of-israel/ I have chosen the term “Nazification” deliberately because of what is currently going on, as stated in the New York Times heading for Isabel Kershner’s article, “Israel Cabinet Approves Nationality Bill,” (Nov. 24), the euphemism for the kind of Aryan laws seen in Germany at […]

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God, metaphysics and ‘de facto’ atheism

November 28th, 2014 · No Comments

http://darwiniana.com/2014/11/27/munzerian-xtianity-and-playing-the-ace-of-atheism-in-the-demise-of-pop-theism/ The nature of secularism is being coopted by a shallow reductionist secularism that has overtaken not only the left but the field of the new atheists. The issue of religion in modern times is highly contentious, in part because of the narrow rigidity of religiousness but also that of those who propose a scientific […]

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How Richard Dawkins Lost His Battle with God

November 28th, 2014 · No Comments

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/deepak-chopra/how-richard-dawkins-lost-_b_6172040.html

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The Fashion Victims of Cambodia

November 28th, 2014 · No Comments

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