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Entries from August 2015

The World on Fire: Record-Breaking Wildfires, Greenland Melting and the Hottest Month Ever Recorded on Earth

August 31st, 2015 · No Comments

A massive wall of wildfire smoke, blowing in from record-breaking fires in Eastern Washington State, covers Puget Sound and Seattle http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/32556-the-world-on-fire-record-breaking-wildfires-greenland-melting-and-the-hottest-month-ever-recorded-on-earth

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Fourteen Incredible Facts About 9/11

August 31st, 2015 · No Comments

http://www.911truth.org/fourteen-incredible-facts-about-911/

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The End of Protest: A New Playbook for Revolution will be published on March 15, 2016

August 31st, 2015 · No Comments

http://occupywallst.org/article/end-protest-new-playbook-revolution/

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WHEE another book for secular humanists…

August 31st, 2015 · No Comments

http://history-and-evolution.com/whee4th/intro1_1_1.htm WHEE should have been the fan book for secular humanists, if not the new atheists, but somehow the contraction in the views of humanists due to scientism made that impossible. The sitaution can always change. The point: WHEE, despite passing through a thicket of seeming ‘design’ scenery strictly excludes ‘god’ explanations for history starting […]

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A book for the new atheists…

August 31st, 2015 · No Comments

http://www.amazon.com/The-Rajneesh-Bible-Vol-1/dp/0880502002/ref=pd_sim_14_1?ie=UTF8&refRID=0PCRZ5R9Y0Y688JZYRE4&dpSrc=sims&dpST=_AC_UL160_SR160%2C160_

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Chris Hedges: The Great Unraveling – Chris Hedges – Truthdig

August 31st, 2015 · No Comments

The ideological and physical hold of American imperial power, buttressed by the utopian ideology of neoliberalism and global capitalism, is unraveling. Most, including many of those at the heart of the American empire, recognize that every promise made by the proponents of neoliberalism is a lie. Global wealth, rather than being spread equitably, as neoliberal […]

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New rules may end U.S. chimpanzee research | Richard Dawkins Foundation

August 31st, 2015 · No Comments

By David Grimm Source: New rules may end U.S. chimpanzee research | Richard Dawkins Foundation

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Ten discoveries that would change the way we think about ourselves

August 31st, 2015 · No Comments

New Scientist has published a list of ten ideas that, if true, would change the way we perceive ourselves and our place in the universe [World Turned Upside Down]. I think some of them are pretty good—many of them really would have a profound effect. Of course, some of them are never going to happen […]

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Devolution: Getting Back to the Simple Life

August 31st, 2015 · No Comments

As we have seen already in this series, evolution can occur via horizontal gene transfer and epigenetics, both of which add information to a life form by non-Darwinian means — that is, not by natural selection acting on random mutation of the genome. http://www.evolutionnews.org/2015/08/devolution_gett098881.html

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Tail as old as time—researchers trace ankylosaur’s tail evolution

August 31st, 2015 · No Comments

Gobisaurus compared with Ziapelta, an ankylosaur with a fully developed tail club. Credit: Sydney Mohr Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2015-08-tail-timeresearchers-ankylosaur-evolution.html#jCp http://phys.org/news/2015-08-tail-timeresearchers-ankylosaur-evolution.html

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NASA: Sea Level Rise Accelerating

August 31st, 2015 · No Comments

http://www.sciencedaily.com/videos/5e92d30f16ca4e5a86f70cab104909d0.htm

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Mediterranean Refugee Crisis Escalating

August 30th, 2015 · No Comments

http://www.counterpunch.org/2015/08/28/learning-about-the-migration-crisis-from-ancient-rome/ There is much the ancient world can teach us. One of the key lessons is that mass migration – motivated by war, societal collapse, and/or extreme poverty – is capable of destroying even the most powerful of empires.

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Sam Harris’ public hypocrisy… time to spread the juicy ‘rumor’, “Sam Harris is a Hindu”

August 30th, 2015 · No Comments

https://www.samharris.org/forum/viewthread/4414/ I have wasted a lot of time discussing Sam Harris’ public front, but it appears he is someone entirely different in private as these hints he is a new ager complete make clear…

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Modern science and its failures

August 30th, 2015 · No Comments

http://darwiniana.com/2015/08/29/booknotes-classical-general-equilibrium-theory/ As science moves to replace religion we find the same tendency to ideological propaganda: consider that science 1. can’t tell the truth about evolution, 2. can’t properly discuss history and free agency, 3. can’t arrive at a coherent body of economic theory, 4. can’t understand or explain the complexities of human consciousness, 5. can’t […]

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Scolding Your Dog Won’t Make It Feel Guilty

August 30th, 2015 · No Comments

http://www.sciencedaily.com/videos/f97887e65664bb9df1612bb8e55b986d.htm

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The Myth of the Middle Class: Have Most Americans Always Been Poor?

August 30th, 2015 · No Comments

A rational and historically informed response to the legend of the middle class is that this alleged stratum of the 1920s and the Golden Age existed for a mere 34 years of American history. Before the1920s just about all working-class peole were poor. Since 1974 then we have had 42 years of burgeoning inequality, un- […]

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Overwhelming Media and Elite Propaganda Hides Real Story Of Katrina and New Orleans | Alternet

August 30th, 2015 · No Comments

Where most saw a city in despair, they saw an ideological play toy. Source: Overwhelming Media and Elite Propaganda Hides Real Story Of Katrina and New Orleans | Alternet

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Change Everything or Face A Global Katrina | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

August 30th, 2015 · No Comments

Source: Change Everything or Face A Global Katrina | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

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Booknotes: Classical General Equilibrium Theory

August 29th, 2015 · No Comments

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0262633302?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00 I finally got the last of the books on economic theory re: marginalist theory, equilibrium, etc… But I just turned 70 and don’t have the energy to rush out and do a study of this kind of subject that I once did. And I don’t have access to a university library anymore. I already […]

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The source for Last and First Men

August 29th, 2015 · No Comments

http://eonic-effect.net/index_top_1848.htm This was the original source for Last and First Men, set aside to start from scratch. It would make a good Kindle book with some of the outakes, plus more notes and books, for that work.

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Heidegger

August 29th, 2015 · No Comments

https://lareviewofbooks.org/review/fail-slow-fail-hard-heidegger In the succession to Kant, Heidegger is a mystery, and a rare creative successor to German classical philosophy, but his confusions over Nazism shows him sliding out of the mainline into a major mistake…Whatever Kant, Hegel, Schopenhauer did, they remained ‘classic’ straights, exemplars for an age it seems, from kindergarten onward. Heidegger is subject […]

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Listen: Cornelius Hunter and More Failed Predictions of Darwinian Evolution – Evolution News & Views

August 29th, 2015 · No Comments

Evolution News and Views (ENV) provides original reporting and analysis about the debate over intelligent design and evolution. Source: Listen: Cornelius Hunter and More Failed Predictions of Darwinian Evolution – Evolution News & Views

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Seeing quantum motion; even one day ripples in the fabric of space-time? — ScienceDaily

August 29th, 2015 · No Comments

Source: Seeing quantum motion; even one day ripples in the fabric of space-time? — ScienceDaily

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[Pen-l] Fwd: Steve Jobs | Louis Proyect: The Unrepentant Marxist

August 29th, 2015 · No Comments

Source: [Pen-l] Fwd: Steve Jobs | Louis Proyect: The Unrepentant Marxist

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