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Entries from March 2015

“Are humans now in control of the forces of evolution…?”

March 31st, 2015 · No Comments

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/are-humans-now-in-control-of-the-forces-of-evolution/2015/03/27/b538a008-b07d-11e4-827f-93f454140e2b_story.html These attempts to figure the present and future of (human) evolution all miss the point that Darwin’s theory of natural selection isn’t the real evolutionary dynamics. The distinction of macro and micro is very helpful here: the micreovolutionary drift of genetics will indeed induce changes. But none of them will really produce true evolution. […]

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U.S. Policy in Afghanistan Created Hundreds of Little Dictators

March 31st, 2015 · No Comments

We can bet our bottom dollar that the war in Afghistan revolved around covert entities making a bundle out of the opium/herion rackets.

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Weimar, antisemitism, and jewish ‘domination’

March 31st, 2015 · No Comments

http://www.amazon.com/Jewish-Domination-Weimar-Germany-Eckhart/dp/1492991961/ref=tmm_pap_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1427821500&sr=1-1: Jewish Domination of Weimar Germany The analysis of nazism is too important Not to explore the superficially biased perspectives of those who have studied the issues at close hand. Here the domination of jewish culture during Weimar needs a careful study, along with a recognition that the same phenomenon is happening in the US, […]

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The German tragedy and the Xtian right’s confusion over modernity

March 31st, 2015 · No Comments

You might think that the culture that allowed Nazism had been fully examined already, but M. D. Aeschliman, the distinguished American critic living in Switzerland, describes in the new St. Austin Review (edited by Joseph Pearce) the ways that Germany from the Enlightenment onward developed a truculent secularism that encouraged the National Socialists. See “Dissociation […]

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Are the CO2 Emissions Reduction Targets Enough to Stop Climate Catastrophe?

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Mazur review

March 31st, 2015 · No Comments

http://origins-of-life-fg.arc.nasa.gov/news/2015/03/05/the-origin-of-life-circus/

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/a-nasa-review-of-suzan-mazurs-origin-of-life-circus/

March 31st, 2015 · No Comments

http://www.uncommondescent.com/intelligent-design/a-nasa-review-of-suzan-mazurs-origin-of-life-circus/

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Fareed Zakaria and STEM

March 31st, 2015 · No Comments

https://richarddawkins.net/2015/03/stem-education-promotes-critical-thinking-and-creativity-a-response-to-fareed-zakaria/

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Scientists: Evidence of Big Bang’s Beginning

March 31st, 2015 · No Comments

http://www.sciencedaily.com/videos/679047.htm

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The Universe Could Be Full Of Tatooine Sunsets

March 31st, 2015 · No Comments

http://www.sciencedaily.com/videos/1a86075738f02294148ee4e6ad28c878.htm

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[Marxism] [UCE] Fwd: Brazil: The Débâcle of the PT | The Bullet No. 1097

March 31st, 2015 · No Comments

http://www.socialistproject.ca/bullet/1097.php

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7 of the Biggest Reasons America Is Screwed

March 31st, 2015 · No Comments

http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/7-biggest-reasons-america-screwed

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The Rise of the Working Poor and the Non-Working Rich

March 31st, 2015 · No Comments

http://www.commondreams.org/views/2015/03/31/rise-working-poor-and-non-working-rich

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Stream and sequence: religions, axial ages, and reformations

March 30th, 2015 · No Comments

http://darwiniana.com/?s=stream+and+sequence Our analysis of world history in WHEE doesn’t honor ‘sacred’ and ‘secular’ distinctions. It has another more useful distinction of ‘stream’ and ‘sequence’: the Axial Age produces two monotheistic ‘sequence’ transitional areas, archaic Israel, and the hard to understand Zoroastrianism of Persia. We only see the Israelite succession in the West, but the Persian […]

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More on the Reformation

March 30th, 2015 · No Comments

http://darwiniana.com/?s=reformation We have had a lot of posts on ‘reformations’, especially with respect to Islam. At one point we have recommended such, and at another cautioned at the complexity of the situation and the difficulty of repetition/replications. But then, simply adopting the idea as a guiding thought can bring one to study a situation in […]

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Booknotes: Heretic: why Islam needs a reformation now…

March 30th, 2015 · No Comments

Heretic

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What About Malala’s Religion?

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Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Malala

March 30th, 2015 · No Comments

http://blogs.forward.com/sisterhood-blog/185751/what-about-malalas-religion/ I am prompted after discussing Ayaan Hirsi Ali to consider the perspective of Malala. Zakaria compares Yousafzai to Somali-born Dutch author Ayaan Hirsi Ali, whose memoir “Infidel,” about her journey from a repressive Muslim family in East Africa to the freedom she found in Netherlands, became a New York Times best-seller and turned her […]

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Oceans in Crisis: One Woman Will Cross the Pacific to Raise Awareness

March 30th, 2015 · No Comments

http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/29930-oceans-in-crisis-one-woman-will-cross-the-pacific-to-raise-awareness

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Identity and Collective Denial – Lia Tarachansky on Reality Asserts Itself

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Anus Mirabilis

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Anus Mirabilis . . . the publication of Alfred Wegener’s Die Entstehung der Kontinente und Ozeane (The Origin of Continents and Oceans) . . . was the beginning of a true scientific revolution that transformed geology right down to its core, although the final stage of the revolution was not completed until the 1950s and […]

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Fitness surfaces and searches: Dembski, Ewert, and Marks’s search for design

March 30th, 2015 · No Comments

http://pandasthumb.org/archives/2015/03/fitness-surface.html

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Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Why is a role model reviled?

March 30th, 2015 · No Comments

https://whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com/2015/03/30/ayaan-hirsi-ali-why-is-a-role-model-reviled/

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Adam and Eve existed, says the Guardian. But never met.

March 30th, 2015 · No Comments

http://www.uncommondescent.com/intelligent-design/adam-and-eve-existed-says-the-guardian-but-never-met/

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