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Entries from June 2015

Stirrings beyond the neo-liberal dead world

June 30th, 2015 · No Comments

http://history-and-evolution.com/whee4th/intro1_1_1.htm The strange circumstance of an American culture beset with Bible Belt assaults on evolution is by now a conventional narrative, but it forgets that the US alone has resisted the onset of Iron Cage darwinism and the time is ripe for the left, consistently on the side of confusion here, to take up the […]

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Plundering Our Freedom with Abandon

June 30th, 2015 · No Comments

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Scourge of the Surveillance State

June 30th, 2015 · No Comments

http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/31639-orwell-huxley-and-the-scourge-of-the-surveillance-state

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The symptoms of the passing of sufism

June 30th, 2015 · No Comments

http://www.gurdjieff-con.net/2015/06/29/a-quick-debriefing-of-the-absurdities-in-isom-account/ An attempted ‘debriefing’ of so-called Gurdjieffianity at The Gurdjieff Con enters some difficult terrain, but the legacy of sufism is sliding into a curious oblvion leaving a series of puzzles about a movement that contains a mysterious secret that has either been forgotten or packed into a time capsule to be reborn in a […]

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Evolution in a Gaian ‘garden’?

June 30th, 2015 · No Comments

http://history-and-evolution.com/whee4th/chap3_5_1.htm: A Gaian Matrix: Detecting A Global System Looking at the data of the Axial Age we see that ‘historical evolution’ can act on a large scale, as if multitasking’ and this global scale makes us wonder if evolution isn’t a sort of Gaian garden of effects emerging in an organized fashion, rather than at […]

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Evolution and the complexity of the human ‘interior’

June 30th, 2015 · No Comments

http://history-and-evolution.com/whee4th/chap2_1_2.htm It is hard to understand how the issue of the evolution of ethics turned into a reductionist fantasy by scientists. The issue is a series of ‘hard questions’ that defy easy answers, but the response has been a consistent series of idiocies of theory that fail to grapple with the possibility of doing the […]

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Intro to older ‘Descent of Man Revisited’

June 30th, 2015 · No Comments

http://descentofmanrevisited.com/DMR_pdf/DMR_Intro.pdf

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1913: Seeds of Conflict

June 30th, 2015 · No Comments

http://1913seedsofconflict.com/ Government documents, newspaper accounts, and personal letters in five languages from the Turkish state archives provide new and fascinating insights into dramatic events that took place in Palestine just before the outbreak of World War I. 1913 Palestine is a multi-lingual, multi-cultural society. Muslims, Jews and Christians coexist in relative harmony and often gather […]

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Here’s the real thing killing bees: Us

June 30th, 2015 · No Comments

http://grist.org/food/heres-the-real-thing-killing-bees-us/

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The mythology of natural selection…

June 30th, 2015 · No Comments

When an article begins with the statement that “The theory of evolution by natural selection is among the best established in science,” you know the author won’t be defending that claim but rather will be assuming it as a given. You also know the author, in this case psychology professor Tania Lombrozo at the University […]

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How The Turtle Got It’s Shell – Evolutionary Missing Link Discovered

June 30th, 2015 · No Comments

An ancient reptile without a shell plays a big park in the evolutionary history of the turtle, a new study suggests. http://www.designntrend.com/articles/55716/20150629/turtle-shell-evolutionary-missing-link-discovered.htm

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Spiky monsters: New species of ‘super-armored’ worm

June 30th, 2015 · No Comments

Spiky monsters: New species of ‘super-armored’ worm.

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The Confederacy was the Islamic State of Its Time

June 30th, 2015 · No Comments

If ever a cause was unworthy, that cause was the US Confederacy. If ever a cause was righteously defeated, it was the cause of the US Confederacy. And if ever a flag was and is an insult to human decency and dignity, it is the US Confederate flag. The mere fact this is still being […]

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[Marxism] Paul Mason: thoughts on referendum, Syriza

June 30th, 2015 · No Comments

Greece in chaos: will Syriza’s last desperate gamble pay off? The banks are closed, the bailout referendum is looming – and Europe’s only far-left government is struggling to hold on to its mass support. In less than a week, it will either be triumphant or finished by Paul Mason The Guardian, June 29 via [Marxism] […]

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Robert Reich: Economic Apartheid in America

June 30th, 2015 · No Comments

http://www.alternet.org/economy/robert-reich-why-we-must-fight-economic-apartheid-america

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In the Warming Arctic Seas

June 30th, 2015 · No Comments

In the Warming Arctic Seas .

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What sins of the future are you committing right now? [Video]

June 29th, 2015 · No Comments

http://singularityhub.com/2015/06/15/what-sins-of-the-future-are-you-committing-right-now-video/

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The riddle of human evolution

June 29th, 2015 · No Comments

Descent of Man Revisited The question of buddhism and evolution is better addressed in a different form of evolutionary theory: that of Descent of Man Revisited can help to free the discussion from Darwin’s very limited discussion of human evolution. We cannot explain human evolution via natural selection, it makes no sense. Thus the model […]

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Booknotes/review: A New Buddhist Path: Enlightenment, Evolution, and Ethics in the Modern World

June 29th, 2015 · No Comments

Amazon review A New Buddhist Path: Enlightenment, Evolution, and Ethics in the Modern World (Paperback) Why not make ‘enlightenment’ the standard for naturalistic thinking? This is an interesting attempt to bring buddhism into a modern context but it is also important to consider the issue from the opposite end. Can we inform modernity with a […]

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Warfare vs the ‘macro’ effect as drivers of civilization

June 29th, 2015 · No Comments

http://reason.com/archives/2015/06/27/blood-and-leviathan/print http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0374286000/reasonmagazineA/ Detail of Trajan’s Column, Rome Ken Welsh / Alamy War! What Is It Good For? Conflict and the Progress of Civilization from Primates to Robots, by Ian Morris, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 495 pages, $30 Is war good for anything? In the long run, the Stanford historian Ian Morris argues, it’s good for […]

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Pope Francis: The 10 Climate Commandments [RAP NEWS 33]

June 29th, 2015 · No Comments

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Sandwalk: UK bans teaching of creationism

June 29th, 2015 · No Comments

The British Humanist Association is gloating over a recent decision by the government of the United Kingdom to ban the teaching of creationism in "all Academies and Free Schools, both those that already exist and those that will open in the future" [Government bans all existing and future Academies and Free Schools from teaching creationism […]

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Exponential…

June 29th, 2015 · No Comments

https://whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com/2015/06/29/the-power-of-numbers-and-why-things-must-die/

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“An Estimate of the Total DNA of the Biosphere.”

June 29th, 2015 · No Comments

http://www.evolutionnews.org/2015/06/earths_biospher097221.html

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