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Entries from April 2015

Engels our first munzerian..Marx and the xtians of the hyparchic future

April 30th, 2015 · No Comments

Last and First Men envisions a kind of Xtian church taking up the path of communist endeavor all the way to revolution. This need not be anything dogmatic or anything like a coup d’etat on the left. A streamlined ‘church’ at the level of thought can (in fact, Engels almost did this exercise ages ago […]

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Scientists in ‘sudden death overtime’ (football metaphor)

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Scientists remind me of football in sudden death overtime. Scientists make all sorts of assumptions, about soul, for example. The discovery of ‘soul’ in man would cancel two hundred years of psychological research on the spot, in an atmosphere of irate theologians demanding a refund on science, and a chorus of ‘told you so’ that […]

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The danger of mechanizing evolutionary arguments about phenomena embedded in consciousness…

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http://history-and-evolution.com/whee4th/chap5_1.htm Part of the confusion over religion debates is the sheer mediocrity of subjects like evolutionary psychology which has confused the issue of religion almost completely. And evolutionary psychology (distinguished by some to defend core darwinism, but they are both the same subject) shows a willful refusal to adopt the categories of humanism in the […]

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The abuse of the term ‘religion’

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The debate over religion suffers from a confusion of terms and amnesia as to history. Religion can be a category defined in sociological terms or, ironically, religious terms. Or else in philosophic terms. Religions can be atheistic and/or theistic. But a key distinction is 1. religions from the Axial Age or 2. religion(s) in earlier […]

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The Public Sector is a Milk Cow For Private Enterprise »

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The Public Sector is a Milk Cow For Private Enterprise » CounterPunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names.

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We are suffering exceptional bad luck in the sheer mediocrity of the new atheist mess of pottage

April 30th, 2015 · 2 Comments

Why the Future of Religion Is Bleak | Richard Dawkins Foundation Why the Future of Religion Is Bleak | Richard Dawkins Foundation. I am often surprised at the sloppiness of the new atheists. But I have also agreed to some extent, for different reasons: it is true that the Axial Age religions like Xtianity are […]

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Free will…analog of potential features in cars

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http://darwiniana.com/2015/04/29/will-free-or-unfree-and-the-anglo-saxon-case-of-the-mister/comment-page-1/#comment-741386 NK // Apr 29, 2015 at 11:43 am I would also add that Sam Harris types don’t realize that they haven’t progressed from semantic arguments. You may define “free will” in a certain way and then explain it away/claim it doesn’t exist, but how do you know you’ve objectively defined “free will.” This is […]

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Iraq War a War Crime – Pushed by Cheney Over Objections of Joint Chiefs – John Kiriakou on RAI (7/8) – YouTube

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Iraq War a War Crime – Pushed by Cheney Over Objections of Joint Chiefs – John Kiriakou on RAI (7/8) – YouTube.

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5 Ways It’s Becoming a Crime To Be Poor in America, Punishable By Further Impoverishment | Portside

April 30th, 2015 · No Comments

5 Ways It’s Becoming a Crime To Be Poor in America, Punishable By Further Impoverishment | Portside.

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Sandwalk: Nessa Carey doesn’t understand junk DNA

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Sandwalk: Nessa Carey doesn’t understand junk DNA.

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New Book on “Junk DNA” Surveys the Functions of Non-Coding DNA – Evolution News & Views

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New Book on “Junk DNA” Surveys the Functions of Non-Coding DNA – Evolution News & Views.

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Guest Post: Constancy of Self in Light of Near Death Experiences – A Disproof of Materialism | Uncommon Descent

April 30th, 2015 · No Comments

Guest Post: Constancy of Self in Light of Near Death Experiences – A Disproof of Materialism | Uncommon Descent.

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Ulrich Kutschera, evolutionary biologist | Richard Dawkins Foundation

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Ulrich Kutschera, evolutionary biologist | Richard Dawkins Foundation.

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Research prompts rethink of enzyme evolution — ScienceDaily

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Research prompts rethink of enzyme evolution — ScienceDaily.

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The trillion-frame-per-second camera — ScienceDaily

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The trillion-frame-per-second camera — ScienceDaily.

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As Region Implodes, Arab Socialism Fizzles Out

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As Region Implodes, Arab Socialism Fizzles Out .

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[Marxism] Fwd: Baltimore’s failure is rooted in its segregationist past: The city’s black community has never recovered.

April 30th, 2015 · No Comments

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2015/04/baltimore_s_failure_is_rooted_in_its_segregationist_past_the_city_s_black.html

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April 30th, 2015 · No Comments

http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/robert-reich-why-americas-economy-utter-disaster

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Corporate Powers Holding All the Cards But One… The People

April 30th, 2015 · No Comments

http://www.commondreams.org/news/2015/04/30/corporate-powers-holding-all-cards-one-people

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Entry to spontaneous self-evolution and the question of macroevolution

April 29th, 2015 · No Comments

Last and First Men raises the issue of human self-evolution, and the last post somewhat jauntily raised the issue of rational eugenics. But everything suggests we are not yet ready for large-scale self-evolution as ‘socially induced evolution’, subject to bureaucracy, no definition of man, and a prior fiasco in the legacy of the Holocaust. We […]

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Jews/xtians, xtian communism and the significance of the obsolescing distinction

April 29th, 2015 · No Comments

http://darwiniana.com/?s=munserian+xtianity the question arises, what about the division of jews and xtians here in the idea of a new church? One thing is sure, the idea of an xtian church would be wrecked immediately by the division of jews and xtians. I am reminded of the point in the movie, Tora Tora Tora, when the […]

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Noam Chomsky: Yemen is the most extraordinary global terrorism campaign in history

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Will, free or unfree, and the anglo-saxon case of the ‘mister…’

April 29th, 2015 · 1 Comment

https://www.google.com/search?q=anirvan&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8#q=free+will The debate over free will has its best resolution in Kant and Schopenhauer, but this is unacceptable to hard scientists. But we are passing through an era of the debriefing of scientific reductionism. But the issue of free will is not sacrosanct: ironically, ‘believers’ in free will should have their own ‘private debate’ (in […]

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Poverty in Baltimore is No Accident

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