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Entries from October 2016

Booknotes: Failure of Darwinism

October 30th, 2016 · No Comments

https://www.dropbox.com/home/Public?preview=The_Failure_of_Darwinism_Landon_kindle_version_pdf.pdf There is also a kindle version with cover at Amazon…

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Jim Hansen: Hell Will Break Loose – Ice Melt, Sea Level Rise and Superstorms

October 30th, 2016 · No Comments

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Venezuela Recall Referendum 

October 30th, 2016 · No Comments

The Venezuelan opposition has effectively called for a coup after President Nicolas Maduro announced the recall referendum would be put on hold until allegations of fraud could be investigated. The mainstream media have jumped on the news, declaring Maduro’s decision to delay the referendum “evidence” that he is a “dictator.” But what is really happening […]

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Going through WHEE (tag) // 2.2.2 Climbing Mt. Improbable

October 30th, 2016 · No Comments

There are many computer programs, one by Dawkins, claiming to demonstrate evolution climbing Mt. Improbable, but these are in all known cases bogus, for the simple reasons given in previous sections. WHEE will move to claim that history shows an example of a process that can climb the famous Mountain: the first section of Chapter […]

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Maajid Nawaz and Ayaan Hirsi Ali named as “anti-Muslim extremists” by the Southern Poverty Law Center « Why Evolution Is True

October 30th, 2016 · No Comments

Many readers reported this incident to me, and I wish I had time to do justice to this story, though others, including Harry’s Place and especially Sarah Haider at The Ex-Muslim, have written… Source: Maajid Nawaz and Ayaan Hirsi Ali named as “anti-Muslim extremists” by the Southern Poverty Law Center « Why Evolution Is True

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Cosmic coincidences?: New Scientist say multiverse is best explanation! | Uncommon Descent

October 30th, 2016 · No Comments

soap bubbles/Timothy Pilgrim From New Scientist on our universe’s five most startling coincidences: 1. Dark matter and energy balance 2. Universe lines Source: Cosmic coincidences?: New Scientist say multiverse is best explanation! | Uncommon Descent

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‘Frankenstein’ predicted concept key to modern biology: Study – Times of India

October 30th, 2016 · No Comments

Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” foreshadowed a key concept in evolutionary biology formally defined by scientists a century after the man-made monster shambled across the pages of the 19th century novel, an academic study published on Friday found. Source: evolution: ‘Frankenstein’ predicted concept key to modern biology: Study – Times of India

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See how Arctic sea ice is losing its bulwark against warming summers — ScienceDaily

October 30th, 2016 · No Comments

Source: See how Arctic sea ice is losing its bulwark against warming summers — ScienceDaily

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Work Harder So Speculators Can Get More

October 30th, 2016 · No Comments

Class warfare is poised to reach a new milestone as this year’s combined total of dividends and stock buybacks by 500 of the world’s largest corporations will exceed US$1 trillion. So large is that… Source: Work Harder So Speculators Can Get More

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[Marxism] Fwd: A Starting Point for Politics | The Nation

October 30th, 2016 · No Comments

Source: [Marxism] Fwd: A Starting Point for Politics | The Nation

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11 Foods Healthy Vegans Eat | Alternet

October 30th, 2016 · No Comments

For vegans who want to stay healthy, consuming a nutrient-rich diet with whole and fortified foods is important. Source: 11 Foods Healthy Vegans Eat | Alternet

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#NoDAPL: Native American Leaders Vow to Stay All Winter, File Lawsuit Against Police | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

October 30th, 2016 · No Comments

Native American leaders vowed on Saturday to protest through the winter against a North Dakota oil pipeline they say threatens water resources and sacred lands and are planning lawsuits over police treatment of arrested protesters. Source: #NoDAPL: Native American Leaders Vow to Stay All Winter, File Lawsuit Against Police | Common Dreams | Breaking News […]

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Video: Police Viciously Attacked Peaceful Protesters at the Dakota Access Pipeline

October 29th, 2016 · No Comments

https://theintercept.com/2016/10/25/video-police-viciously-attacked-peaceful-protestors-at-the-dakota-access-pipeline/

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R48G: From working class to the universal class

October 29th, 2016 · No Comments

https://www.jacobinmag.com/2016/10/when-the-workers-were-communists/ The waning of the working class needs a response in a new form of communist thinking. Communism has no intrinsic connection to the working class. It is possible and possibly more effective to consider a universal class, that is, the principle of equality, as the basis for a generalized class association that acts according […]

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Are ‘progressives’ a part of the problem? // With Progressives Ready in the Wings, No Post-Election Honeymoon for Clinton 

October 29th, 2016 · No Comments

Progressives from Sanders to the rest themselves have no real platform or plan of action either locally/nationally or globally. Sanders appropriated the term ‘our revolution’. Time to take it back. As polls continue to show Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton ahead of GOP rival Donald Trump, many on the left are looking to November 9th […]

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Booknotes: The Crisis of Modernity

October 29th, 2016 · No Comments

https://www.dropbox.com/home/Public?preview=The+Crisis+of+Modernity_ver2.pdf This is a ‘palimpsest version’ of Enigma of the Axial Age: http://darwiniana.com/2016/10/26/r48g-the-crisis-of-modernity-a-plimpsest-of-enigma-of-the-axial-age-not-a-single-historical-materialist-has-ever-commented-on-the-axial-age-that-needs-to-stop/

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Booknotes: The Failure of Darwinism

October 29th, 2016 · No Comments

https://www.amazon.com/Failure-Darwinism-Evolution-Enigma-Teleology-ebook/dp/B01M3UYM9R/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1477744055&sr=1-1&keywords=failure+of+darwinism

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Venezuela has a unique opportunity 

October 29th, 2016 · No Comments

Venezuela has a unique opportunity to move in transition to a full socialist system as a new form of democracy. A neoliberal restoration would be tragedy and the world doesn’t need another banana republic controlled by the US. Despite the threats of worker strikes, it was business as usual for most of the country’s services […]

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R48G: at the worst a beggar’s socialism, at the best a true first in modern economic intelligence as economic postcapitalism

October 29th, 2016 · No Comments

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Market_socialism Our promotion of democratic market neo-communism often echoes the ideas of ‘market socialism’ but while we can certainly explore this range our conception is sui generis and considerably different. We must make it different to evade the mechanization of thought that can overtake leftist thinking in the contraction around marxism. The obsessed confusion over […]

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R48G: Reinventing democracy via socialism

October 29th, 2016 · No Comments

http://darwiniana.com/2016/10/27/the-history-of-democracy-a-marxist-interpretation-brian-s-roper/ Clearly the path to a new left is to be more radical than the typical activist spectrum, that is revolutionary as if Sanders meant it, but to discombobulate the end of history ball and chain with a demand for democracy and democracy redefined beyond its current capture by its opposite. The point is clear: […]

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October 29th, 2016 · No Comments

http://darwiniana.com/2016/10/27/going-through-whee-tag-2-2-beyond-natural-selection/ http://darwiniana.com/2016/10/27/what-is-democracy-venezuela-american-pseudo-democracy-and-the-crisis-of-capitalism/ http://darwiniana.com/2016/10/27/the-history-of-democracy-a-marxist-interpretation-brian-s-roper/ http://darwiniana.com/2016/10/27/whee-and-bennett-in-relation-to-the-royal-society-conference/ http://darwiniana.com/2016/10/27/sources-of-my-anti-darwinism/ http://darwiniana.com/2016/10/27/red-forty-eight-group-socialismcommunism-in-the-key-of-democracy/ http://darwiniana.com/2016/10/26/darwiniana-slams-virulent-and-prejudiced-regime-of-dawkins-cult-in-biology-uncommon-descent/

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Lord Stern: we need negative emissions to avoid 2C warming | Climate Home – climate change news

October 29th, 2016 · No Comments

Speaking at the Royal Society, top climate economist reflects on challenges and opportunities a decade after his seminal review into implications of a warming world Source: Lord Stern: we need negative emissions to avoid 2C warming | Climate Home – climate change news

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Going through WHEE (tag) // 2.2.1 Limits of Observation

October 29th, 2016 · No Comments

The assumptions of darwinism are based on speculations about deep time and the crisis of correct observation stalks evolutionary theory. How can we verify that natural selection produced an effect? The Hurricane argument shows how systematic observation is dealt with in climate events. And that’s in the ‘present’, the case of deep time being implying […]

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Economic War on Venezuela: Key Food Maker Cuts Production | Analysis | teleSUR English

October 29th, 2016 · No Comments

The head of the Polar Company, which has cut production by 30 percent, was seen attending Wednesday’s opposition demonstration. Source: Economic War on Venezuela: Key Food Maker Cuts Production | Analysis | teleSUR English

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