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Entries from January 2015

Can Bolivia Chart a Sustainable Path Away From Capitalism?

January 30th, 2015 · No Comments

http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/28778-can-bolivia-shatter-the-vise-of-capitalism

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The Third Way

January 30th, 2015 · No Comments

https://whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com/2015/01/30/a-third-way-of-evolution-i-think-not/ http://www.thethirdwayofevolution.com/

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Howard Berg (Harvard) Part 1: Marvels of Bacterial Behavior – History & Physics

January 30th, 2015 · No Comments

http://www.evolutionnews.org/2015/01/a_third_rotary093141.html

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H. L. Mencken: The nail in the coffin

January 30th, 2015 · No Comments

http://www.uncommondescent.com/intelligent-design/h-l-mencken-the-nail-in-the-coffin/

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Iceland rises as its glaciers melt from climate change

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Iceland rises as its glaciers melt from climate change Date: January 29, 2015 Source: University of Arizona Summary: Earth’s crust under Iceland is rebounding as global warming melts the island’s great ice caps. In south-central Iceland some sites are moving upward as much as 1.4 inches (35 mm) per year. A new paper is the […]

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A Short History of Sniper Cinema

January 30th, 2015 · No Comments

From Psychopaths to American Hero? A Short History of Sniper Cinema by MAX ALVAREZ http://www.counterpunch.org/2015/01/30/a-short-history-of-sniper-cinema The $60 million Warner Bros.-Clint Eastwood war film American Sniper follows the exploits of Chris Kyle, a United States Navy SEAL who was sent to Iraq to, according to the official Warners website, “protect his brothers-in-arms.” As a military sniper, […]

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[Marxism] A useful op-ed piece on Greek debt by Paul Krugman

January 30th, 2015 · No Comments

NY Times Op-Ed, Jan. 30 2015 Europe’s Greek Test by Paul Krugman http://www.marxmail.org/msg127407.html In the five years (!) that have passed since the euro crisis began, clear thinking has been in notably short supply. But that fuzziness must now end. Recent events in Greece pose a fundamental challenge for Europe: Can it get past the […]

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How Asia’s Brutal Privatization Drives Are Creating Misery For Its People

January 30th, 2015 · No Comments

http://www.alternet.org/economy/how-asias-brutal-privatization-drives-are-creating-misery-its-people

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Keystone Senate Yea Votes: Seven Times More Oil & Gas Money

January 30th, 2015 · No Comments

http://www.commondreams.org/news/2015/01/30/keystone-senate-yea-votes-seven-times-more-oil-gas-money

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Cuba and the ideological war

January 29th, 2015 · No Comments

http://wlrn.org/post/cuba-talks-capitalism-vs-communism-rights-vs-repression The con game set in motion by the new relationship with Cuba demands just about all the back issues of Counterpunch to preempt the ideological hype in motion that is going to try to turn Cuba into a neoliberal pawn on the board. If Americans could show some sense of porportion, and free themselves […]

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Collapse of Europe?

January 29th, 2015 · No Comments

http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/the_collapse_of_europe_20150129 Europe won the Cold War. Not long after the Berlin Wall fell a quarter of a century ago, the Soviet Union collapsed, the United States squandered its peace dividend in an attempt to maintain global dominance, and Europe quietly became more prosperous, more integrated, and more of a player in international affairs. Between 1989 […]

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Videos on Roman empire, and the lesson of ‘macro/macro’ analogs

January 29th, 2015 · No Comments

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_DDyVrywZn8: Youtube videos on Roman Empire: sideband list with multiple titles The Roman metaphor is potent but misleading in current discourse. The decline question, multiple posts gives a list of the many posts on this. The question of the correct understanding of the phenomenon of Roman decline is still unanswered, for the reason that the […]

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Egypt’s War on Atheism

January 29th, 2015 · No Comments

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/28/opinion/mona-eltahawy-egypts-war-on-atheism.html We had a post here on the supposed reformation wished for by current dictatorship. I think that obsessing over atheism is one of the first topics for a new stance of ‘reformation’. http://darwiniana.com/2015/01/14/reformations-world-history-and-the-islam/

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At the Center of a Storm – Irvin Jim on RAI

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As Obama Expands Offshore Drilling, a Look at the Health of the Oceans Today

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The Kill Team

January 29th, 2015 · No Comments

RG mail The Kill Team The Kill Team goes behind closed doors to tell the harrowing story of Specialist Adam Winfield, a 21-year-old infantryman in Afghanistan who — with the help of his father Chris — attempted to alert the military to heinous war crimes being committed by his platoon. Tragically, his father’s pleas for […]

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An Internet in the Crowd, Not the Cloud

January 29th, 2015 · No Comments

An Internet in the Crowd, Not the Cloud An experimental browser shows how peer-to-peer technology can serve up entire websites, not just individual files. Tom Simonite MIT Technology Review January 28, 2015 – See more at: http://portside.org/2015-01-28/internet-crowd-not-cloud#sthash.ICphWVlJ.dpuf

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Problem 5: Abrupt Appearance of Species in the Fossil Record Does Not Support Darwinian Evolution

January 29th, 2015 · No Comments

http://www.evolutionnews.org/2015/01/problem_5_abrup091141.html

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New blind beetle find challenges Darwinian evolution?

January 29th, 2015 · No Comments

http://www.uncommondescent.com/evolution/new-blind-beetle-find-challenges-darwinian-evolution/

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climate-change-could-impact-the-poor-much-more-than-previously-thought/

January 29th, 2015 · 2 Comments

https://richarddawkins.net/2015/01/climate-change-could-impact-the-poor-much-more-than-previously-thought/

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Cosmic Evolution and the Meaning of Life //checking out WHEE??

January 29th, 2015 · No Comments

http://ieet.org/index.php/IEET/more/messerly20150127 Are there trends in evolution — cosmic, biological, and cultural — that support the claim that life is meaningful, or is becoming meaningful, or is becoming increasingly meaningful? Perhaps there is a progressive direction to evolution, perhaps the meaningful eschatology of the universe will gradually unfold as we evolve, and perhaps we can articulate […]

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Skull Fossil Offers New Clues on Human Journey From Africa

January 29th, 2015 · No Comments

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/29/science/ancient-skull-adds-new-insight-to-story-of-human-evolution.html?_r=0

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Did genetic links to modern maladies provide ancient benefits?

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Did genetic links to modern maladies provide ancient benefits? Date: January 28, 2015 Source: University at Buffalo Summary: Genetic variations associated with some modern maladies are extremely old, scientists have discovered, predating the evolution of Neanderthals, Denisovans (another ancient hominin) and contemporary humans. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/01/150128114058.htm A reconstruction of Homo neanderthalensis, as created by artist John Gurche […]

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Anthropology: Ancient skull from Galilee cave offers clues to the first modern Europeans

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Anthropology: Ancient skull from Galilee cave offers clues to the first modern Europeans Date: January 28, 2015 Source: Hebrew University of Jerusalem Summary: The discovery of a 55,000-year-old partial skull in Northern Israel provides new insights into the migration of modern humans out of Africa. A key event in human evolution was the expansion of […]

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