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Entries from September 2015

Fukushima: the World’s Never Seen Anything Like This

September 30th, 2015 · No Comments

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Bernie Sanders & Jill Stein’s College Plans Treat Education As A Human Right

September 30th, 2015 · No Comments

While Hillary Clinton promises to make college more affordable if elected, both Stein and Sanders have rolled out bold plans to slash student debt and make education accessible to all., Bernie Sanders, College, Education, human right, Jill Stein, Source: Bernie Sanders & Jill Stein’s College Plans Treat Education As A Human Right

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How Much of Big Pharma’s Massive Profits Are Used to Influence Politicians?

September 30th, 2015 · No Comments

Recent proposals by presidential candidates to regulate drug prices may be long shots due to Big Pharma’s lobbying. Source: How Much of Big Pharma’s Massive Profits Are Used to Influence Politicians?

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The self-destruct of the jewish idea

September 30th, 2015 · No Comments

http://mondoweiss.net/ There is something almost spooky in the self-destruct of the jewish idea in the decades since the founding of Israel. How could such smart people produce such a monstrosity? Whatever the case, time’s up for this failed idea. I say this because a kind of anti-semitic frenzy surrounds this question. But the fallacy of […]

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6.6.5 Coda: Amlothi’s Mill

September 30th, 2015 · No Comments

The riddle of tragedy goes deep, and stretches across time from antiquity (we don’t know if the idea had an early form in Sumerian legacy civilizations, but the genre clearly has a Greek signature). Its rebirth in the early modern is an enigma… Source: 6.6.5 Coda: Amlothi’s Mill

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What 2,500 Sequenced Genomes Say About Humanity’s Future | WIRED

September 30th, 2015 · No Comments

Sequencing the first 2,500 human genomes has been a long, hard process. Here’s what science has learned about the ways humans are different. Source: What 2,500 Sequenced Genomes Say About Humanity’s Future | WIRED

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A New American Socialism | Jay Mandle

September 30th, 2015 · No Comments

Ironically, the word socialism, despite long being reviled in the United States, might be the key to finding a way out of that contradiction. Two kinds of evidence lend plausibility to the view that a new socialism might be a mobilizing vehicle to achieve greater equality. When Pew asked a representative sample of adults their […]

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Tragical histories of richard the fourth

September 30th, 2015 · No Comments

http://darwiniana.com/2015/09/01/cookie-monsters-tragedies-and-tragical-richards/ My take here may seem silly but the ‘plot generator’ for tragic plots itself had a plot: the favorite cookies of the cookie monster are taken out of production, and the cookie monster goes mad, turns into a terrorist, seizes control of Manhattan grid via Comedy Central as he demands to see a tragedy….perhaps […]

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Dawkins stupidity at its nadir

September 30th, 2015 · No Comments

http://darwiniana.com/2015/09/30/richard-dawkins-religion-could-be-altering-the-biological-evolution-of-humans/ Dawkins is a misprogrammed idiot whose success with The Selfish Gene turned him into a prophet of darwinian pseudo-science. He doesn’t quite spell out his confusion. We can consider the logic: Since religion is evil in Dawkins’ mind any change in humans due to religion is a problem. We should let man ‘evolve’ without […]

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History BBC Documentary : The evolution of man 2015

September 30th, 2015 · No Comments

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Debating Darwin: From the Darwin Wars

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Peter Frase and Boots Riley on The Future of Social Change

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Sandwalk: Jerry Coyne retires

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“Designless” Logic: Is a Neural Net a Budding Brain? – Evolution News & Views

September 30th, 2015 · No Comments

Whenever you harness a random phenomenon for a function, you are doing intelligent design. For instance, raindrops falling on the ground are unpredictable, but the moment you dig a ditch to channel them to run a waterwheel, you have used your goal-directed intelligence for a pre-determined purpose, even if the inputs were random. Evolutionists routinely […]

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Richard Dawkins: Religion could be altering the biological evolution of humans

September 30th, 2015 · No Comments

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Relationship between sympathy, helping others could provide clues to development of altruism: Research could help inform interventions to promote positive behaviors in adolescents — ScienceDaily

September 30th, 2015 · No Comments

Developmental psychologists long have debated whether individuals volunteer and help others because they are sympathetic or whether they are sympathetic because they are prosocial. Now, new research from the University of Missouri helps clarify some of the confusion, which could lead to better interventions to promote positive behaviors in adolescents and clues as to what […]

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[Marxism] on economics & Michael Roberts

September 30th, 2015 · No Comments

I have never hidden my inability to understand economics especially in its mathematical guise. I sucked at maths at school and now have no time or inclination to fix all that up. But I have a fairly rudimentary understanding of the vaguest of outlines of the Tendency of the Rate of Profit to Fall (TRPF) […]

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Queen of Chaos – Digital Book

September 30th, 2015 · No Comments

The Misadventures of Hillary Clinton By Diana Johnstone Share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to… Source: Queen of Chaos – Digital Book

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In the news…

September 30th, 2015 · No Comments

The Enlightenment Keeps on Winning Source: The Enlightenment Keeps on Winning | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community Robert Reich: How the Pro-Corporate Elite Has Rigged the System Against the Rest of Us | Alternet Ever wonder why Americans pay more for Internet, airplane tickets and medicines? Source: Robert Reich: […]

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Despite the polite interest in Sanders, we are actually far beyond electoral politics…

September 29th, 2015 · No Comments

Despite the polite interest in Sanders, we are actually far beyond electoral politics. Prove me wrong. A Sanders victory would be a remarkable moment, but… The gangsters in this government and that of Israel (Saudi?)have committed a crime so monstrous our current form of government has been essentially destroyed. And it must be replaced. The […]

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CIA Insider Tells 9/11 Truth

September 29th, 2015 · No Comments

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Long lost arts…

September 29th, 2015 · No Comments

The question of the tragic genre is perhaps too complex to hope for a recursion. Instead my idea was that a cathedral of poetic fragments in a series of tragic abstractions could do just as well. It is important to reflect on the early modern and its profundity. We don’t have to become Hollywood zombies […]

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The Nietzche merry-go-round…rebirth of tragedy from a cookie monster gone mad

September 29th, 2015 · No Comments

http://darwiniana.com/2015/09/21/philosophy-of-the-untermensch/comment-page-1/#comment-762318 The question of Nietzsche is treacherous, but here the issue is the issue of transcendental idealism, a major innovation that can’t be dismissed, and a complicated new perspective inherited from Plato and philosophy’s deepest legacy. Nietzsche looks brilliant but he is influenced by Lange and is really a figure in an ironic relation to […]

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Samsung Responds to the Worker Leukemia Cluster: Why the Samsung Tragedies Matter 

September 29th, 2015 · No Comments

We are now at an important crossroad in the long term struggle for sustainable electronics. It is clear that Apple and Samsung are the global kingpins and both have been severely challenged by mismanagement and human tragedy in their manufacturing supply chains. The future of technology development hangs in the balance. Source: Samsung Responds to […]

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