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Some recent stuff…

August 31st, 2016 · No Comments

What could be more utopian than capitalist globalization, now in failure mode…? Did Jesus exist? does it matter? Chomsky, language evolution… Red Forty-eight Group: secular equivalent of religion…. The ‘nones’ et al…

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 Wolfe takes on darwinism

August 31st, 2016 · No Comments

I haven’t yet gotten a hold of Wolfe’s new book, will do, and there are really two questions here, Darwin/Wallace and Chomsky. Let’s consider the first. We are finally seeing paradigm change in the field of darwinism, and even though he is the typical outsider critiquing the ‘theory’ it is remarkable to watch criticism of […]

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Afghan Opium Production 40 Times Higher Since US-NATO Invasion | News | teleSUR English

August 31st, 2016 · No Comments

About 90 percent of the world’s illegal opium is estimated to come from Afghanistan. Source: Afghan Opium Production 40 Times Higher Since US-NATO Invasion | News | teleSUR English

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Beyond Paris: Facing the challenges

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The FARC Explains Why They Are Laying Down Their Arms After Decades of Struggle

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Brazil’s Defiant Rousseff Takes the Stand, But Will Democracy Survive?

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Lucy may have died by falling out of a tree « Why Evolution Is True

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“Lucy” is the skeleton of an Australopithecus afarensis female, dated at 3.18 million years old and discovered by Donald Johanson’s team in 1971 in the Awash Valley of Ethiopia. L… Source: Lucy may have died by falling out of a tree « Why Evolution Is True

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How a Dry Seed Can Live a Thousand Years – Evolution News & Views

August 31st, 2016 · No Comments

Evolution News and Views (ENV) provides original reporting and analysis about the debate over intelligent design and evolution. Source: How a Dry Seed Can Live a Thousand Years – Evolution News & Views

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Chronicle of Higher Ed review of Wolfe’s Kingdom of Speech | Uncommon Descent

August 31st, 2016 · No Comments

The Kingdom of Speech In “Piecing together a celebrity scientist,” Tom Bartlett writes re Tom Wolfe’s recent book, The Kingdom of Speech might seem an unlikely Source: Chronicle of Higher Ed review of Wolfe’s Kingdom of Speech | Uncommon Descent

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Author Tom Wolfe challenges society’s understanding of evolution in latest book – CBS News

August 31st, 2016 · No Comments

In “The Kingdom of Speech,” the provocative author argues speech is responsible for humanity’s highest achievements Source: Author Tom Wolfe challenges society’s understanding of evolution in latest book – CBS News

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Dogs understand both vocabulary and intonation of human speech — ScienceDaily

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Source: Dogs understand both vocabulary and intonation of human speech — ScienceDaily

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Brazil’s Dilma Rousseff, a Woman of Honor, Confronts Senate of Scoundrels

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Dilma Rousseff entered the Senate and calmly stared down her accusers. She left with her head held high after exhorting those Senators to vote with their conscience. Most of those politicians prese… Source: Brazil’s Dilma Rousseff, a Woman of Honor, Confronts Senate of Scoundrels

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[Marxism] Almost a third of Cuba is forest thanks to program

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https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/62548 Source: [Marxism] Almost a third of Cuba is forest thanks to program

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Stunning Photos of California’s Alternative-Energy Fields | Mother Jones

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A photographer captures their stark beauty. Source: Stunning Photos of California’s Alternative-Energy Fields | Mother Jones

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Erdogan’s Waterloo: Turkey Invades and Occupies Syria | Alternet

August 31st, 2016 · No Comments

Supporting Turkey would make the U.S. complicit in Turkey’s land grab. Source: Erdogan’s Waterloo: Turkey Invades and Occupies Syria | Alternet

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World is Warming at Rate ‘Unprecedented’ for 1,000 Years | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

August 31st, 2016 · No Comments

Another day, another dire warning about the global climate emergency. NASA’s top climate scientist announced Tuesday that the Earth is warming at a pace not seen in at least the past 1,000 years, making it “very unlikely” that global temperatures will stay below the 1.5°C limit agreed to in the landmark climate treaty negotiated in […]

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What could be more utopian than capitalist globalization, now in failure mode…?

August 30th, 2016 · No Comments

http://non.copyriot.com/fredric-jameson-utopia-dystopia-and-the-myth-of-neoliberalism/ I missed Jameson’s book, An American Utopia: Dual Power and the Universal Army, so it is strangely odd to have produced my own manifesto in about the same time frame. I have not read this book, but from the discussion here, and the post at Counterpunch today (scroll down for link, or go to […]

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Did Jesus exist? does it matter?

August 30th, 2016 · No Comments

https://whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com/2016/08/29/rosa-rubicondior-not-much-evidence-for-a-historical-jesus/ The question of Jesus is so confused that as we stand back we realize something strange: perhaps it was deliberate in that sense. The whole onset of Christianity seems shrouded in mystery, if not mystery mongering. Very rapidly the core legacy, myth or fact, took on a life of its own. It created is […]

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Climate Crisis

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No gradual, incremental options are now available “So we are left with a stark choice: allow climate disruption to change everything about our world, or change pretty much everything about our economy to avoid that fate. But we need to be very clear: because of our decades of collective denial, no gradual, incremental options are […]

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Matt Funiciello and the Giant Sucking Sound Coming Off Lake Champlain

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There is a giant sucking sound coming off Lake Champlain. It’s the sound of Bernie Sanders operatives sucking Bernie supporters back into the corporate Democratic Party. Take the case of Matt… Source: Matt Funiciello and the Giant Sucking Sound Coming Off Lake Champlain

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Is ‘Our Revolution’ the Way To Build Transformative Politics?

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Link log 2013/4/5 —————- http://darwiniana.com/2016/08/28/chomsky-language-evolution/ http://darwiniana.com/2016/08/27/red-forty-eight-group-secular-equivalent-of-religion/ http://darwiniana.com/2016/08/27/the-nones-et-al/ http://darwiniana.com/2016/08/26/reviews/ http://darwiniana.com/2016/08/26/marx-and-proudhon/ http://darwiniana.com/2016/08/26/our-revolution-red-forty-eight-group-moves-to-claim-the-term-its-ours/ http://darwiniana.com/2016/08/24/beyond-the-end-of-history-nonsense-to-the-real-issue-of-the-invitability-of-constitutional-communism-with-or-without-market-economies/ http://darwiniana.com/2016/08/22/what-the-sanders-brouhaha-should-havemight-have-been/ http://darwiniana.com/2016/08/20/sweden-an-experiment-the-coming-calamity-of-islamic-culture-and-a-new-assimilation/ http://darwiniana.com/2016/08/20/some-recent-links-and-more-on-kant/ http://darwiniana.com/2016/08/19/amazon-com-kantian-ethics-and-socialism-9780872200272-harry-van-der-linden-books/ http://darwiniana.com/2016/08/19/r48g-marxist-loitering-in-darwinian-idiocy/ http://darwiniana.com/2016/08/19/design-debate-stupidities-and-a-protest-against-ostracismcensorship/

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Not much evidence for a historical Jesus « Why Evolution Is True

August 30th, 2016 · No Comments

Apart from angry letters I get from believers—or kinder ones in which they pray for my salvation—perhaps the most frequent genre of emails in my box is about the historical Jesus. While I’m a… Source: Not much evidence for a historical Jesus « Why Evolution Is True

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In The Kingdom of Speech, Tom Wolfe Tells the Story of Evolution’s Epic Tumble – Evolution News & Views

August 30th, 2016 · No Comments

Evolution News and Views (ENV) provides original reporting and analysis about the debate over intelligent design and evolution. Source: In The Kingdom of Speech, Tom Wolfe Tells the Story of Evolution’s Epic Tumble – Evolution News & Views

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