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Entries from December 2015

Incontrovertible – New 9/11 Documentary by Tony Rooke

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From Drone Technician to Whistleblower

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Zack Kopplin interviews former Discovery Institute employee – The Panda’s Thumb

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Peter Woit on the Paris string theory showdown | Uncommon Descent

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The book is explicitly motivated by the desire to answer a lot of the criticism of string theory that has become rather widespread in recent years (wasn’t always so…). For a typical example from the last few days, see Why String Theory is Not a Scientific Theory at Starts With a Bang. I have mixed […]

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Creationism Whistleblower: ‘Academic Freedom’ Is Sneak Attack on Evolution – The Daily Beast

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Source: Creationism Whistleblower: ‘Academic Freedom’ Is Sneak Attack on Evolution – The Daily Beast

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No Denying It, Climate Change Is Happening Now

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The leaves came off the last trees — a crabapple, a willow and a hardy Norway maple — during the first week of December this year, surely the latest I can remember seeing leaves on tree… Source: No Denying It, Climate Change Is Happening Now

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[Pen-l] Fwd: The Capitalocene | Public Seminar

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Source: [Pen-l] Fwd: The Capitalocene | Public Seminar

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The Sneaky Way Austerity Got Sold to the Public Like Snake Oil | Alternet

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A budget approach cloaked in science and technical jargon became a tool to crush the people. Source: The Sneaky Way Austerity Got Sold to the Public Like Snake Oil | Alternet

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Treating Global Warming Denialism Like a Scandal

December 28th, 2015 · No Comments

Contrast the coverage of global warming with the near wall to wall coverage of Ebola back in the fall of 2014, a disease that infected a total of three people in the United States. Or, take the current coverage of ISIS. If we envision a worst case scenario for ISIS, there are probably several thousand […]

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An example of non-random evolution in practice

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http://darwiniana.com/2015/12/26/paradigm-shifts-and-darwinist-deep-freeze/ The issue of darwinism is difficult for many because they can’t accept that so much science could be nutty and pseudo-science in an elementary way. Here the macro model of WHEE can help: we retreat from theories to showing how a non-random process works in the evolution of civilization. The two cases are distinct, […]

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We already live in market socialism…all we have to do is make it democratic…

December 28th, 2015 · No Comments

http://darwiniana.com/2015/12/27/the-solution-to-the-problem-isnt-hard/ http://darwiniana.com/2015/12/26/last-and-first-economies-economic-calculation-debates/ The economic calculation debate is crucially important but the potential of market socialism is important to explore. The debates on the left over pure socialism, etc,…are not ruled out or bypassed, but the issue of hybrid systems is essential to consider. Let consider the case of China: a clear case of market socialism, […]

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Do I support Sanders…?

December 28th, 2015 · No Comments

Not unless he can speak out on Israel…In fact I can’t be sure Sanders isn’t a decoy set up to fail and make it look like socialists had a chance… To be sure, in a back to the wall situation one might vote for Sanders out of desperation….

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Elizabeth Warren endorses Bernie Sanders For President

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Intellectual Noam Chomsky endorses Bernie Sanders for President

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The Function of Police in Modern Society: Peace or Control?

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‘Somebody Intervened in Washington’ | Portside

December 28th, 2015 · No Comments

How ConocoPhillips overcame years of resistance from courts, native Alaskans, environmental groups and several federal agencies is the story of how Washington really works. Source: ‘Somebody Intervened in Washington’ | Portside

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 C. elegans and the Problem of Evolving Animal Body Plans – Evolution News & Views

December 28th, 2015 · No Comments

Evolution News and Views (ENV) provides original reporting and analysis about the debate over intelligent design and evolution. Source: #5 of Our Top Stories of 2015: C. elegans and the Problem of Evolving Animal Body Plans – Evolution News & Views

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Why life isn’t like a Mandelbrot set | Uncommon Descent

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We’ve all heard about Mandelbrot sets – fantastically complex structures that can be created from a single equation and a very short program. Why, some people Source: Why life isn’t like a Mandelbrot set | Uncommon Descent

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Scientists Should Focus on Changes in Species to Recognize and Avoid a Mass Extinction

December 28th, 2015 · No Comments

New research from Yale University urges scientists to move their focus from species extinction to species rarity in order to recognize, and avoid, a mass extinction in the modern world. Writing in the journal Nature the week of December 16, Yale’s Pincelli Hull and colleagues from the Smithso Source: Scientists Should Focus on Changes in […]

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The Marxist theory of economic crises in capitalism – part one | Michael Roberts Blog

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Paul Krugman: The Nasty Truth That Trump Distracts Us From | Alternet

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And you thought W. was bad. Source: Paul Krugman: The Nasty Truth That Trump Distracts Us From | Alternet

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The Illusion of Freedom | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

December 28th, 2015 · No Comments

The seizure of political and economic power by corporations is unassailable. Who funds and manages our elections? Who writes our legislation and laws? Who determines our defense policies and vast military expenditures? Who is in charge of the Department of the Interior? The Department of Homeland Security? Our intelligence agencies? The Department of Agriculture? The […]

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From the Shadows of the Cold War: the Rise of the CIA

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Veteran journalist David Talbot, founder and former editor-in-chief of Salon, doesn’t skim over the surfaces of things. With the help of his long-time associate and ace researcher Karen Croft… Source: From the Shadows of the Cold War: the Rise of the CIA

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