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Entries from September 2016

What is secularism? //How the New Atheist Movement Blew a Big Opportunity… 

September 30th, 2016 · No Comments

This is a very good take on the new atheists, and I think a new movement is needed that can produce a broader definition of the secular. Islam is a complicated and tricky question and contains a confusing history and interior that is both almost primitive and highly profound. And it contains the subreligion of […]

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Red Forty-eight Group: ‘Our Revolution’, democratic market neo-communism, and the rapid appearance of totalitarian capitalism

September 30th, 2016 · No Comments

http://darwiniana.com/?s=red+forty-eight+group+fortyeight It is time to consolidate our framework discussed under the key words Red Forty-eight Group (which refers to the birth of postcapitalist revolutionary movements in the wake of the 1848 revolutions. Our project, Toward a New Communist Manifesto, was a start, but the task is enormous. The general point is that we are at […]

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The eonic effect, ‘form factors’ and Bennett’s three dimensions of time.

September 30th, 2016 · No Comments

http://www.csmonitor.com/The-Culture/Verbal-Energy/2016/0929/A-visit-to-Tom-Wolfe-s-Kingdom-of-Speech In a way, Wolfe distorts the issue of language evolution with his own suggestion, even as he rightly challenges the Darwin paradigm here. The question of Chomsky, to me, is on the sidelines. It is not a full theory of language, let alone its evolution, but Chomsky, without saying so very clearly, is a […]

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Typhoon Megi in China

September 30th, 2016 · 3 Comments

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‘Managed Decline’ of Fossil Fuel Projects Needed to Meet Goals of Paris Climate Agreement

September 30th, 2016 · No Comments

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7.6 Beyond Darwinism: A Theoretical Self-defense

September 30th, 2016 · No Comments

Source: 7.6 Beyond Darwinism: A Theoretical Self-defense

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Descent_of_Man_Revisited.pdf

September 30th, 2016 · No Comments

Source: aaa3AB_dmr_book_final_2012.indb – 9780984702909_Descent_of_Man_Revisited.pdf

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New trends in evolutionary biology: biological, philosophical and social science perspectives | Royal Society

September 30th, 2016 · No Comments

Scientific discussion meeting organised in partnership with the British Academy by Professor Denis Noble CBE FMedSci FRS, Professor Nancy Cartwright, Professor Sir Patrick Bateson FRS, Professor John Dupré and Professor Kevin Laland Source: New trends in evolutionary biology: biological, philosophical and social science perspectives | Royal Society

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With More Information About the Royal Society Meeting, Let’s Not Raise Expectations Too High – Evolution News & Views

September 30th, 2016 · No Comments

Evolution News and Views (ENV) provides original reporting and analysis about the debate over intelligent design and evolution. Source: With More Information About the Royal Society Meeting, Let’s Not Raise Expectations Too High – Evolution News & Views

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Brangelina Fever Gets Its Own Darwinian Just-So Story – Evolution News & Views

September 30th, 2016 · No Comments

Evolution News and Views (ENV) provides original reporting and analysis about the debate over intelligent design and evolution. Source: Brangelina Fever Gets Its Own Darwinian Just-So Story – Evolution News & Views

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Royal Society meeting on evolution appears to be going ahead | Uncommon Descent

September 30th, 2016 · No Comments

That much-diminished meeting on rethinking evolution, remember, which couldn’t really come off, or not much anyway? Some of us thought it would go the way of Source: Royal Society meeting on evolution appears to be going ahead | Uncommon Descent

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Gecko evolution proof small changes yield big results – UPI.com

September 30th, 2016 · No Comments

Researchers at the University of California, Riverside say the hairy-toed gecko species Gonatodes humeralis offers a “snapshot” of evolution. Source: Gecko evolution proof small changes yield big results – UPI.com

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Study offers new theory for how life first emerged – UPI.com

September 30th, 2016 · No Comments

New research undermines the “RNA world” theory, inspiring a team of scientists to suggest a second, alternative RNA-DNA origin story. Source: Study offers new theory for how life first emerged – UPI.com

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News from the primordial world — ScienceDaily

September 30th, 2016 · No Comments

Source: News from the primordial world — ScienceDaily

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Can Russia Learn From Brazil’s Fate? 

September 30th, 2016 · No Comments

William Engdahl recently explained how Washington used the corrupt Brazilian elite, which answers to Washington, to remove the duly elected President of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff, for representing the Brazilian people rather than the interests of Washington. Unable to see through the propaganda of unproven charges, Brazilians acquiesced in the removal of their protector, thereby providing […]

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[Marxism] In Battle for Soul of Britain’s Labour Party, a Leftist Group Is Winning

September 30th, 2016 · No Comments

Source: [Marxism] In Battle for Soul of Britain’s Labour Party, a Leftist Group Is Winning

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How the New Atheist Movement Blew a Big Opportunity to Bring Acceptance to Non-Believers | Alternet

September 30th, 2016 · No Comments

Notables like Richard Dawkins and Stephen Hawking are arguing not just for atheism, but against religion. Source: How the New Atheist Movement Blew a Big Opportunity to Bring Acceptance to Non-Believers | Alternet

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Climate Commitments Be Damned, Trudeau OKs ‘Carbon Bomb’ LNG Project | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

September 30th, 2016 · No Comments

The Canadian government on Tuesday greenlighted a liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in British Columbia which climate experts and advocacy organizations say tramples Indigenous rights, threatens ecological damage, and essentially throws the country’s climate commitments out the window. “Final approval” of the Pacific NorthWest project led by Malaysia’s state-owned energy company Petronas, as CBC Source: Climate […]

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stopping early

September 29th, 2016 · No Comments

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The US Is a Country, Not a Business

September 29th, 2016 · No Comments

With Reaganomics came the idea that government isn’t the solution, it’s the problem. But this mantra is the source of many things wrong with this country. By waging war on government, which they call the “problem,” Ronald Reagan and his contemporary followers in the Republican Party have sold us out to big business. You can […]

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This review of a Hitler biography is an amazing Trump subtweet.

September 29th, 2016 · No Comments

Source: This review of a Hitler biography is an amazing Trump subtweet.

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The World Passes 400 PPM Threshold. Permanently | Climate Central

September 29th, 2016 · No Comments

In the centuries to come, history books will likely look back on September 2016 as a major milestone for the world’s climate. At a time when atmospheric carbon dioxide is usually at its minimum, the monthly value failed to drop below 400 parts per million. That all but ensures that 2016 will be the year […]

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Again, the climate crisis barely got a debate mention, and even then, only because Clinton raised it

September 29th, 2016 · No Comments

Source: Again, the climate crisis barely got a debate mention, and even then, only because Clinton raised it

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Police Kill Unarmed Mentally Ill Black Man As Report Finds Law Enforcement Shootings Reminiscent of Lynchings

September 29th, 2016 · No Comments

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