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Entries from October 2016

R48G: the poetry of revolution and the poetry of history and the eonic effect

October 31st, 2016 · No Comments

From the Prologue to The Crisis of Modernity, on the poetry of revolution to use Marx’s phrase. The Poetry of The Eonic Effect As we explore the eonic effect, a macro interpretation of the Axial Age, we make a prodigious discovery: the correlated emergence of an immense amount of creative action in the periods of […]

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Proposing Islamic secularism // Science doesn’t disprove God: Where Richard Dawkins and new atheists go wrong | Alternet

October 31st, 2016 · No Comments

This is an older and useful article from Alternet, but I disagree on one point. Alternet is entirely correct to chastice Harris and his Islamophobia, to challenge the American religious right, but I think that a general critique of Islam is both useful, and important, and not a form of bias. We must expose the […]

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Erdogan, throw the bum out//Turkey sacks 10,000 more civil servants, shuts media in latest crackdown | Reuters

October 31st, 2016 · No Comments

The destruction of this reactionary conservative revolution makes the French Terror look like a picnic. For a complete retard idiot like Erdogan to have the power to reshape a whole society is grotesque, and the attempt to restore some kind of Islamic supremacy will fail disastrously in the end. Throw this bum Erdogan out… Turkey […]

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R48G: Crisis of Modernity, v. 4: the poetry of revolution, the tragic genre and Shakespeare’s blank verse guillotine

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A high-level critique of darwinism//The Failure of Darwinism: Evolution and the Enigma of Teleology and Design 

October 31st, 2016 · No Comments

At the moment of the Royal Society conference on evolution, with its predicted debates over extending darwinism versus scrapping the whole paradigm, the perspective of WHEE:history and evolution.com can be useful and this set of selections tries to summarize as briefly as possible the range of issues. We can approach the question via a critique […]

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Deserts May Spread in Europe as Mediterranean Warms | Climate Central

October 31st, 2016 · No Comments

Global warming is on track to disrupt the Mediterranean region more than any droughts or heatwaves in the past 10,000 years Source: Deserts May Spread in Europe as Mediterranean Warms | Climate Central

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Before the Flood – Full Movie | National Geographic

October 31st, 2016 · No Comments

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How Einstein and Schrödinger Conspired to Kill a Cat | Portside

October 31st, 2016 · No Comments

The rise of fascism shaped Schrödinger’s cat fable. Source: How Einstein and Schrödinger Conspired to Kill a Cat | Portside

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Venezuela Govt, Opposition Launch Dialogue Amid Heated Tensions | News | teleSUR English

October 31st, 2016 · No Comments

The opposition in Venezuela has effectively called for a coup amid serious political and economic crisis. Source: Venezuela Govt, Opposition Launch Dialogue Amid Heated Tensions | News | teleSUR English

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Arctic Methane Emergency: Methane released by the Gigaton! – YouTube

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A Tear in the Fabric of America’s Political Theater

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Going through WHEE (tag) // 3.1 Climbing Mt. Improbable: The Eonic Effect

October 31st, 2016 · No Comments

We will jump to chapter three and in the wake of our discussion of climbing Mt. Improbable in chapter 2 take a look at the way world history shows a process ascending ‘Mt. Improbable’ in terms of the ‘rapid’ emergence of civilization. We will comment further on this section. Source: 3.1 Climbing Mt. Improbable: The […]

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Going through WHEE (tag)// 2.2.4 Natural Selection and The Oedipus Paradox

October 31st, 2016 · No Comments

One of the traps in discussing evolutionary theory is to take the application of the theory as applicable ‘at all times’ as a kind of universal law. But the advocacy of ‘natural selection’ by a conscious agent creates a non-linear interaction of outcome and subjective application of the theory, an violation of the assumptions of […]

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Going through WHEE (tag) //2.2.3 Punctuated equilibrium

October 31st, 2016 · No Comments

The emerging macro model will show a resemblance to a core idea of punctuated equilibrium… Source: 2.2.3 Punctuated equilibrium

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High Tech, Low Life — The Amazing Flagellum – Evolution News & Views

October 31st, 2016 · No Comments

Evolution News and Views (ENV) provides original reporting and analysis about the debate over intelligent design and evolution. Source: High Tech, Low Life — The Amazing Flagellum – Evolution News & Views

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Physicist Rob Sheldon: What ID is really about | Uncommon Descent

October 31st, 2016 · No Comments

It is about understanding the role of information in nature. He writes: If “conservation of energy” was a really big thing in the 19th century, it was Source: Physicist Rob Sheldon: What ID is really about | Uncommon Descent

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Is Darwinian evolution an idea whose time has come and gone? | News | LifeSite

October 31st, 2016 · No Comments

A new documentary marking the 20th anniversary of Michael Behe’s book, ‘Darwin’s Black Box,’ explores the evolution of scientific thinking on creation. Source: Is Darwinian evolution an idea whose time has come and gone? | News | LifeSite

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Ancient human history more complex than previously thought, researchers say — ScienceDaily

October 31st, 2016 · No Comments

Source: Ancient human history more complex than previously thought, researchers say — ScienceDaily

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Between the State and the Private Sector: a Need for Associations?

October 31st, 2016 · No Comments

This has been a debate garnering some attention in the UK for several years, mainly under the auspices of a contrast between “Red Tory” and “Blue Labour”. This debate, which has about the need for … Source: Between the State and the Private Sector: a Need for Associations?

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[Marxism] Dario Azzellini on Venezuelan developments

October 31st, 2016 · No Comments

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Happy Halloween: Here’s How Witches Could Save the Planet | Alternet

October 31st, 2016 · No Comments

Modern witch Sarah Durham Wilson explains why women are “coming out of the broom closet” en masse. Source: Happy Halloween: Here’s How Witches Could Save the Planet | Alternet

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Why Dakota Is the New Keystone | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

October 31st, 2016 · No Comments

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. — The Native Americans who have spent the last months in peaceful protest against an oil pipeline along the banks of the Missouri are standing up for tribal rights. They’re also standing up for clean water, environmental justice and a working climate. And it’s time that everyone else joined in. Source: Why Dakota […]

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Best of luck, Bernie // Here’s What I’ll Do the Day After Election Day | Common Dreams 

October 30th, 2016 · No Comments

We have discussed ‘Our Revolution’ here many times, and have pointed out the ambiguity of the term ‘revolution’, which shouldn’t be ambiguous at all: it means regime change, a new constitution, and a comprehensive solution to the issues of democracy, capitalism, american imperialism, globalization, Israel, next to the indictment of the US government for its […]

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R48G: The Crisis of Modernity: Manifestos, the Poetry of Revolution: 1848 and Its Futures

October 30th, 2016 · No Comments

https://www.dropbox.com/home/Public?preview=The+Crisis+of+Modernity_ver3.pdf A new version of Crisis of Modernity, the double palimpsest text rendered from Enigma of the Axial Age… Still a work in progress, needs more proofing, soon to be a book…

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