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Entries from February 2015

Pentagonic inverted pentagrams (?) and braindead Isis ‘irregulars’ falling into the hands of american crypto-colonialism

February 28th, 2015 · No Comments

Our discussion of the ‘soul’ question in the open is a new discourse emerging on the sidelines of public culture. The alarming realization that via the New Age movement sufism was nearly hijacked by fascists (the worst may have happened before, several times, with earlier Islamic oligarchies) drives students of religion to stage a major […]

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Freedom and macro determination: revolution from the early modern

February 28th, 2015 · No Comments

http://darwiniana.com/2015/02/28/liberalism-and-its-historical-discontinuity/ Macrodetermination of historical/politics forms comes as a shock to historical understanding, but the evidence is clear in an historical outline in the large. But in modern times we are seeing this system moving through democracy and then projecting a new future of a system that reconciles economic freedom and political mastery of capitalist domination. […]

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Liberalism and its historical discontinuity

February 28th, 2015 · No Comments

Inventing the Individual: The Origins of Western Liberalism We have discussed variants of this idea here many times and the issue is clarified by seeing that in the macro effect continuous succession is matched with discrete succession, in terms of transitional periods like the ‘rise of the early modern’. In this situation we can free […]

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The future of history ?

February 28th, 2015 · No Comments

http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/books/the-future-of-history/416415.article The question of science and history has been discussed in WHEE: World History and The Eonic Effect and the starting point is the affirmation of the place of free agency in the discussion of theory. The issue is crucial because we do find elements of ‘determination’, a vague superset of ‘determinism’, in world history […]

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Nurses Unite to Stop TPP Fast Track

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Why the $655 Million Verdict Against the PA is Not A Victory for Human Rights

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Beethoven and the Epigenome

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Physics trumps biology: Did dark matter kill the dinosaurs?

February 28th, 2015 · No Comments

http://pandasthumb.org/archives/2015/02/physics-trumps.html

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History Versus Science?

February 28th, 2015 · No Comments

http://www.evolutionnews.org/2015/02/at_the_feet_of093961.html

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Bacterial cell walls, antibiotics and the origins of life

February 28th, 2015 · No Comments

http://www.uncommondescent.com/intelligent-design/lecture-bacterial-cell-walls-antibiotics-and-the-origins-of-life/

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Physicists offer a solution to the puzzle of the origin of matter in the universe

February 28th, 2015 · No Comments

https://richarddawkins.net/2015/02/physicists-offer-a-solution-to-the-puzzle-of-the-origin-of-matter-in-the-universe/

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Brainwashed: Christian school taught Intelligent Design as fact

February 28th, 2015 · No Comments

http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/11825222.Brainwashed__Christian_school_taught_Intelligent_Design_as_fact/

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DNA evidence shows surprise cultural connections between Britain and Europe 8,000 years ago

February 28th, 2015 · No Comments

DNA evidence shows surprise cultural connections between Britain and Europe 8,000 years ago Date: February 27, 2015 Source: University of Warwick Summary: DNA evidence shows surprise cultural connections between Britain and Europe 8,000 years ago. Researchers found evidence for a variety of wheat at a submerged archaeological site off the south coast of England, 2,000 […]

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[Marxism] Venezuela: US, elite launch new attacks on democracy

February 28th, 2015 · No Comments

To seek explanations for why the US and Venezuelan elite were so determined to overthrow Maduro and destroy the Bolivarian revolution, Znet’s *Michael Albert* interviewed lawyer and investigate journalist, *Eva Golinger…* https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/58401

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Scott Walker Loses His Mind: What’s Behind His Delusional ISIS-Unions Comparison

February 28th, 2015 · No Comments

http://www.alternet.org/labor/whats-behind-scott-walkers-delusional-isis-unions-comparison

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Majority of Americans Agree Fighting Climate Change a ‘Moral Obligation’

February 28th, 2015 · No Comments

http://www.commondreams.org/news/2015/02/27/majority-americans-agree-fighting-climate-change-moral-obligation

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Petty bourgeois ‘proletarian’ freaks

February 27th, 2015 · No Comments

http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/24/pseu-f24.html Our discussions of neo-communism risk all the previous bad experiences of those who modified a radical stance on the issue of the proletariat. Last and First Men tries to walk down this shadowy lane explicitly with a built ‘whooper’ that restores the proletarian focus by starting with a new way of looking at class: […]

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Egyptians, the afterlife and the Sumerian counterpoint, Gilgamesh

February 27th, 2015 · No Comments

http://www.newstatesman.com/culture/2015/02/heaven-place-earth-popular-culture-has-more-say-about-afterlife-religionJohn Gray reviews Greg Garrett’s Entertaining Judgement: the Afterlife in Popular Imagination.

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Netanyahu on a Destructive Path

February 27th, 2015 · No Comments

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The case of Mulla Nasrudin and the stolen fruit

February 27th, 2015 · No Comments

http://www.gurdjieff-con.net/2015/02/27/fascist-sufi-soul-tech-and-jewish-nazis/

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Ken Ham, darwinists and the limits of observation

February 27th, 2015 · No Comments

http://darwiniana.com/2015/02/27/ken-ham-vs-dawkins/ Ironically, Ken Ham’s statement that evolution is historical and requires a history is in fact correct. Hoist on his own petard the same would be true of the biblical ‘histories’. But the point emphasized repeatedly in WHEE is that there are limits to observation. The case of whales mentioned forces us to consider this: […]

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What Role Can Social Media Play Supporting Protests Against Egypt’s Military Regime?

February 27th, 2015 · No Comments

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Net Neutrality

February 27th, 2015 · No Comments

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The Renewable Energy Grab?

February 27th, 2015 · No Comments

Desertec: The Renewable Energy Grab? Europeans, in order to lessen their dependence on Russian oil and gas, are plotting to develop European controlled solar energy in the Algerian (or Tunisian Sahara). These projects would be done in such a manner as to maintain the core-peripheral relations between France and Algeria – using neo-liberal economic models […]

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