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Entries from February 2018

Macro/micro

February 20th, 2018 · No Comments

We have explored the macro/micro distinction in several contexts in the process creating an ‘evolution’ category. And then we noticed the obvious fact that economics has a similar distinction. But we warned that the economic context is somewhat different because it is not an evolutionary category. As far as we know, based on the evidence […]

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Floating fourth turning points?

February 20th, 2018 · No Comments

We have suggested an idea of a ‘floating fourth turning point’ as a human creation of its own eonic effects, a truly stupendous task requiring operating on a scale of tens of millennia. It would be useful to at least think about it and to try to estimate what is really behind the eonic effect […]

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World history: a mysterious and terrifying enigma…pinker’s failure to see the failure of capitalist ‘progress’

February 20th, 2018 · No Comments

One more bit on pinker: one could do worse than promote a thesis of progress. But our larger point here is that pinker’s thinking is based on a false or absent theory of history. First, the focus on the enlightenment is too limited: it is the early modern as a whole (a transition) from 1500 […]

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marxist rubbish on dialectics…//[Marxism] From Francis Wheen’s bio of Marx

February 20th, 2018 · No Comments

We have warned over and over again of the confusion over marx’s dialectic and the same might be said of the hegelian brand which, however, had better grounding via the religious tradition and of figures such as Boehme, a spontaneous ‘genius’ on the subject. Marx’s attempt to ground the dialectic in materialism is quite ok […]

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Pinker’s darwinism has been his undoing, another career wrecked by that theory…

February 20th, 2018 · No Comments

Pinker’s thesis is a good example of the dangers of historical theorizing. The eonic model is a harsh judgment of pinker’s seemingly harmless projection of an idea that actually requires something like our macro model. We have endorsed however a focus on progress in relation to decline as in any case viable in the sense […]

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Florida school massacre survivors plan march on US cities over gun control | The Independent

February 20th, 2018 · No Comments

Source: Florida school massacre survivors plan march on US cities over gun control | The Independent

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The Trump Administration’s War on Workers

February 20th, 2018 · No Comments

When Donald Trump was running for the presidency, he promised that, if he was elected, “American worker[s] will finally have a president who will protect them and fight for them.” Today, though, safely ensconced in the White House, President Trump is waging a fierce campaign against American workers Source: The Trump Administration’s War on Workers

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latest…

February 20th, 2018 · No Comments

http://darwiniana.com/2018/02/19/too-bad-mr-pinker-is-modernity-doomed-to-decline-small-wonder-the-pinkers-are-fighting-off-a-sense-of-panic/ http://darwiniana.com/2018/02/19/a-short-blogbook-kindle-in-response-to-pinker-et-al-next-to-new-age-obscurantists-and-futuristic-leftists/ http://darwiniana.com/2018/02/19/a-challenge-to-examine-the-eonic-model-the-enlightenment-and-pinkers-new-book/ http://darwiniana.com/2018/02/18/a-lot-of-good-reasons-to-scrap-historical-materialism-for-a-simplified-historical-model-based-on-the-eonic-effect/ http://darwiniana.com/2018/02/18/secular-ethics/ http://darwiniana.com/2018/02/16/born-again-materialism/ http://darwiniana.com/2018/02/16/constructivist-neo-communism/ http://darwiniana.com/2018/02/14/privatization-privateers/ http://darwiniana.com/2018/02/14/grossmans-era-and-the-unfolding-flaws-of-marxist-theory/

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older…

February 20th, 2018 · No Comments

http://darwiniana.com/2017/09/26/archive-what-drives-history-the-question-of-the-eonic-effect/ http://darwiniana.com/2017/09/26/hegel-philosophic-fetishim-and-the-staring-point-of-kant-slavoj-zizek-issue-122-philosophy-now/ http://darwiniana.com/2017/09/26/capitalist-ideology-enforces-total-incoherence-about-economics/ http://darwiniana.com/2017/09/26/facing-reality-market-capitalism-cant-do-healthcare-sanders-klobuchar-shred-gop-cruelty-in-lopsided-debate-against-graham-cassidy-common-dreams/ http://darwiniana.com/2017/09/26/r48g-exposing-knowledge-elites-epistocrats-exposing-mass-hypnosis-in-the-capitalist-conditioningadvertising-technologies/

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Wilkerson: The Trump-Netanyahu Iran Plan Means War

February 20th, 2018 · No Comments

Source: Wilkerson: The Trump-Netanyahu Iran Plan Means War

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recent posts/archive

February 20th, 2018 · No Comments

Link log 2013/4/5/6/7 —————- Most of this archive has been moved to the Pages section: visible in the sidebar: linklog 13/…./17 —————————– http://darwiniana.com/2018/02/11/falling-between-two-stools-religious-and-secular-confusion-over-history/ http://darwiniana.com/2018/02/11/take-out-a-piece-of-paper-a-blueprint-for-a-postcapitalist-system/ http://darwiniana.com/2018/02/11/collapse-of-judeo-xtianity/ http://darwiniana.com/2018/02/11/does-the-sanders-gambit-has-a-realizable-future/

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“Astrovirology” Chief Ken Stedman Guesses Earth Origins for Viruses

February 20th, 2018 · No Comments

https://oscillations.net/2018/02/19/astrovirology-chief-ken-stedman-guesses-earth-origins-for-viruses/

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Suzan Mazur has some hard questions for NASA “astrovirology” expert Ken Stedman | Uncommon Descent

February 20th, 2018 · No Comments

Source: Suzan Mazur has some hard questions for NASA “astrovirology” expert Ken Stedman | Uncommon Descent

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Secret to Great Pyramid’s Near Perfect Alignment Possibly Found | Richard Dawkins Foundation

February 20th, 2018 · No Comments

Source: Secret to Great Pyramid’s Near Perfect Alignment Possibly Found | Richard Dawkins Foundation

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Land plants arose earlier than thought—and may have had a bigger impact on the evolution of animals | Science | AAAS

February 20th, 2018 · No Comments

Source: Land plants arose earlier than thought—and may have had a bigger impact on the evolution of animals | Science | AAAS

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Global grazing lands increasingly vulnerable to a changing climate: Maps of worldwide precipitation trends show the impact on pasture — and people — ScienceDaily

February 20th, 2018 · No Comments

Source: Global grazing lands increasingly vulnerable to a changing climate: Maps of worldwide precipitation trends show the impact on pasture — and people — ScienceDaily

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[Marxism] Fwd: It’s Still Fried Ice: On “Market Socialism” | New Politics

February 20th, 2018 · No Comments

Source: [Marxism] Fwd: It’s Still Fried Ice: On “Market Socialism” | New Politics

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Students Who Survived the Florida Shooting Are Stepping onto the National Stage to Demand Gun Control | Alternet

February 20th, 2018 · No Comments

Source: Students Who Survived the Florida Shooting Are Stepping onto the National Stage to Demand Gun Control | Alternet

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At White House Lie-In, Teens Call on Congress to ‘Protect Kids, Not Guns’

February 20th, 2018 · No Comments

Source: At White House Lie-In, Teens Call on Congress to ‘Protect Kids, Not Guns’

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Too bad, mr. pinker, is modernity doomed to decline? …small wonder the pinkers are fighting off a sense of panic…

February 19th, 2018 · No Comments

(I lose my wager with myself of yesterday, pinker starts with kant…I transfer a nickel from my left to my right pocket)… Much of pinker’s thinking is useful and eloquent, but it is too narrow. After all this fuss, pinker will fumble the ball on darwinism and his whole thesis will shipwreck. And all this […]

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A short blogbook/kindle in response to pinker et al, next to ‘new age’ obscurantists, and futuristic leftists..

February 19th, 2018 · No Comments

We suggested a reply to pinker in a short post of notes as a short blogbook possibly turning into a kindle book. We can triple the challenge to a thesis on the ideology of progress as per the pinkers and many others, a leftist version of the type we have done several times but here […]

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A challenge to examine the eonic model, the enlightenment, and pinker’s new book…

February 19th, 2018 · No Comments

https://books.google.com/books/about/Enlightenment_Now.html?id=J6grDwAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover&source=kp_read_button#v=onepage&q&f=false Below some very rough high speed notes on pinker’s thesis and a correction using the eonic model…we might keep working on this as a short blogbook, and then kindle book…I strongly recommend to pinker fans a study of the eonic model, and of the critiques of darwinism emerging here and elsewhere…I fear however that […]

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alliance with socialism…//To Get Men on Our Side, Feminists Must Fight for Men Too | Alternet

February 19th, 2018 · No Comments

Source: To Get Men on Our Side, Feminists Must Fight for Men Too | Alternet

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Need for a new brand of revolutionary movement

February 19th, 2018 · No Comments

archive: Red Forty-eight Group: need for a new brand of revolutionary movement July 16th, 2017 · Update: this post from yesterday (deleted and reposted below) made a controversial/dubious statement: a kind of vanguardist overemphasis. What happened to the ‘working class’. Actually the statement was deliberate and simply focuses on the double action, populist and vanguardist. […]

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