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Entries from August 2015

The Citizen and the Court: From Dred Scott to Citizens United

August 29th, 2015 · No Comments

Whereas Citizens United found that corporate citizens had rights that for many years had only been accorded human-type citizens, the 1857 case of Dred Scott v. Sandford went the other way, making clear "that Negroes were not citizens for any purpose." http://www.commondreams.org/views/2015/08/29/citizen-and-court-dred-scott-citizens-united

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Reviving social ‘science’, a trick to reinvent the subject…

August 28th, 2015 · No Comments

http://darwiniana.com/?s=Last+and+first+men The problems confronted by the left, and this touches on ‘evolution’, are so complex that if we simply list them much of the danger of a stalinist repetition. The key section of LFM ends with a picture of the theatre of Dionysus: a future communist society will have to ask how history generated tragic […]

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Marxism and failed social science…

August 28th, 2015 · No Comments

http://thesmartset.com/lets-abolish-social-science/ I think marxists should take note of the critique of Marx here: we have been saying as much over and over in Last and First Men: followers of Marx live in a cocoon and never realize their subject is an illusion. That refers to ‘social science’. The core ideas of class, ideology, and the […]

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Drought Becoming the ‘New Normal’ for Californians – Truthdig

August 28th, 2015 · No Comments

LONDON—One way or another, humans are to blame for the catastrophic drought in California that scientists say may be emerging as a “new normal”. Source: Drought Becoming the ‘New Normal’ for Californians – Truthdig

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Let’s Abolish Social Science | The Smart Set

August 28th, 2015 · No Comments

Social science was — it is best to speak in the past tense — a mistake. The dream of a comprehensive science of society, which would elucidate “laws of history” or “social laws” comparable to the physical determinants or “laws” of nature, was one of the great delusions of the 19th century. Auguste Comte formulated […]

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Dawkins, a wretched life of one completely fooled…

August 28th, 2015 · No Comments

The realm of the Dawkins delusion is a mysterious puzzle. Its dogmatism, personality worship, and bad science combine to produce a massive social ideology that makes anyone who wishes science well wince. It is not hard to expose the fallacies behind darwinism, but decade after decade Dawkins proceeds oblivious to the weakness of his position. […]

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Members of SYRIZA’s Central Committee Continue to Defect to Popular Unity

August 28th, 2015 · No Comments

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Ontario school officials respond—or rather, fail to respond—to queries about why they don’t require teaching human evolution « Why Evolution Is True

August 28th, 2015 · No Comments

Source: Ontario school officials respond—or rather, fail to respond—to queries about why they don’t require teaching human evolution « Why Evolution Is True

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Were cave symbols early writing attempts? | Uncommon Descent

August 28th, 2015 · No Comments

Her analysis shows, over a 30,000-year period, cave dwellers used only about 30 different types of signs. This type of reasoning is called a design inference Source: Were cave symbols early writing attempts? | Uncommon Descent

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NCSE newsletter

August 28th, 2015 · No Comments

Dear friends of NCSE, A preview of the second edition of Evolution: Making Sense of Life. And a new poll on climate change. A PREVIEW OF EVOLUTION: MAKING SENSE OF LIFE

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NASA: Sea Level Rise Accelerating

August 28th, 2015 · No Comments

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

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Zigzag on jewish question

August 27th, 2015 · No Comments

http://www.amazon.com/Ideology-Death-Holocaust-Happened-Germany/dp/1566631742/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1440693445&sr=1-1&keywords=weiss+holocaust Discussions of the jewish question can be very dangerous (I am not an antisemite, btw ) so I recommend constant zigzag, and the above is a book that tries to deal with a question that might challenge some of our views…go for it…

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The meaning of ‘evolution’….

August 27th, 2015 · No Comments

Many people never get to first base with the use of the term ‘evolution’ in World History and The Eonic Effect (WHEE). In reality its usage is the onset of sanity. Consider this point carefully: the standard ‘scientific’ usage is a generalization about ‘random evolution’ by natural selection applied to all cases of ‘evolution’ since […]

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“Casino Capitalism”: Economist Michael Hudson on What’s Behind the Stock Market’s Roller-Coaster Ride

August 27th, 2015 · No Comments

http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/32501-casino-capitalism-economist-michael-hudson-on-what-s-behind-the-stock-market-s-rollercoaster-ride

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Beating moslems over the head with the reality of rogue sufism…if neo-liberals an privatize prisons why can’t dark side sufis privatize hell? Good, I’ve scared you…

August 27th, 2015 · No Comments

http://darwiniana.com/2015/08/24/losing-my-patience-with-xtianity-islam/ I have tried in vain to clarify the dark side of sufism, but the wall of silence is total, and the ignorance of moslems as to their own religion is too embarrassing to discuss in public. The fact has to be faced that most of the relevant sufi issues have landed in the hands […]

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Jewish supremacism on the left…problem solved…?

August 27th, 2015 · No Comments

http://darwiniana.com/2015/08/26/how-will-americans-free-themselves-from-jewish-supremacist-destruction-of-american-democracy-and-the-fascist-landgrab-of-modern-israel/ http://darwiniana.com/2015/08/26/new-atheists-silent-on-israel-rfc-the-state-of-israel-is-a-result-of-fraud-bribery-and-machiavellian-deception-to-hoodwink-truman/ We have discussed ‘jewish supremacism’ on the left, but the resolution of the problem might be to make it worse: use the far left movements as an exit strategy for jews. In fact that was nearly the case in the Russian revolution. The issue, to repeat, is not jews but the supremacism effect […]

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…new at SocialistWorker.org…

August 27th, 2015 · No Comments

Here’s what’s new at SocialistWorker.org… http://socialistworker.org ________ Comment: Helen Redmond ARE THE DRUG WARRIORS READY TO SURRENDER? What does it mean when Barack Obama, Bill and Hillary Clinton and even Newt Gingrich begin to call for reduced prison sentences? http://socialistworker.org/2015/08/26/are-the-drug-warriors-surrendering Interview: Jacob Zumoff THE PARTY AND BLACK LIBERATION The Communist Party was the first socialist […]

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Sandwalk: Eukaryotic genes come from alphaproteobacteria, cynaobacteria, and two groups of Archaea

August 27th, 2015 · No Comments

Source: Sandwalk: Eukaryotic genes come from alphaproteobacteria, cynaobacteria, and two groups of Archaea

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What If People Stopped Believing in Darwin? – Evolution News & Views

August 27th, 2015 · No Comments

Evolution News and Views (ENV) provides original reporting and analysis about the debate over intelligent design and evolution. Source: What If People Stopped Believing in Darwin? – Evolution News & Views

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Fossil of extinct reptile could solve the mystery of lizard evolution

August 27th, 2015 · No Comments

A new species of extinct toothy type of lizard named Gueragama sulamerica, based on an 80-million-year-old fossil has recently been discovered in Cruzeiro do Oeste in Parana, southern Brazil http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/earth/11826557/Fossil-of-extinct-reptile-could-solve-the-mystery-of-lizard-evolution.html

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Evolution: Gene transfer in complex cells

August 27th, 2015 · No Comments

A comparative genomic study shows that, during evolution, nucleus-containing cells acquired DNA from bacteria primarily by endosymbiosis — the uptake and integration of one cell by another. Source: Evolution: Gene transfer in complex cells : Nature : Nature Publishing Group

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A Leaky Faucet: Why Darwinian Evolution Leads to Loss of Information

August 27th, 2015 · No Comments

Evolution News and Views (ENV) provides original reporting and analysis about the debate over intelligent design and evolution. Source: A Leaky Faucet: Why Darwinian Evolution Leads to Loss of Information – Evolution News & Views

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How will americans free themselves from jewish supremacist destruction of american democracy and the fascist landgrab of modern ‘israel’?

August 26th, 2015 · No Comments

Another question is, that American civilization is finished: what will replace it?

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Last and First Men links

August 26th, 2015 · No Comments

http://darwiniana.com/?s=Last+and+first+men

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