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Learning another language should be compulsory in every school | Aeon Ideas

October 14th, 2018 · No Comments

Source: Learning another language should be compulsory in every school | Aeon Ideas Fascinating article in an era of transition. Walking a while back through the columbia library rooms one still sees the endless bookshelves of greek and latin texts, once the staple of liberal education. As a classics major i recall passing through the […]

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Killing two birds with one stone…history, evolution and the eonic effect

October 14th, 2018 · No Comments

A look at the eonic effect in a simplified form can kill two birds with one stone: it show the problems with evolutionary theories and historical theories like marx’s stages of production theory… ——————– What does the eonic effect suggest about theories of evolution…? April 18th, 2018 ·

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If the incorrigible stupidity of the marxist left can’t debrief darwinism it won’t get a second chance

October 14th, 2018 · No Comments

Why the chronic darwin debate? May 14th, 2018 · Why are evolutionary theories so intractable? February 4th, 2018 · We have discussed the issue of the EES many times here… ———- https://oscillations.net/2018/01/30/saga-of-the-extended-evolutionary-synthesis/ The question of evolutionary theory remains unsolved by science: I often recommend a study of the eonic effect to see why the question […]

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Confusion ad infinitum over ‘evolution’

October 14th, 2018 · No Comments

One can lose hope on the evolution question, and with respect to the left one can only feel distress at the total inability to learn, think critically. Over and over again the ID group points to the idiotic stupidity of darwinists but this makes the problem worse because they will denounce them as creationists and […]

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‘It’s the market economy, stupid’

October 14th, 2018 · No Comments

R48G: ‘it’s the market economy, stupid’: confronting planetary destruction by capitalist ‘deadly weapon’…. August 14th, 2017 · http://darwiniana.com/?s=R48G+revolution The question of revolution has been so distracted by its self-generated confusions that we are no longer able to put activist questions in right perspective. But we can at least make the point that current programs are […]

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the left forever getting darwin wrong…//Keynes: revolutionary or reactionary? – part one: the economics | Michael Roberts Blog

October 14th, 2018 · No Comments

Actually darwin was wrong on natural selection so any comparison puts keynes was past him without trying, what the merits of roberts’ interesting discussion… Forget the darwin reference (save to note the ironic need for a macroevolution to correct his thinking), this is a useful article. In fact it is impossible to make any sense […]

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Revolutionary logic

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R48G: the dialectic of revolution May 12th, 2017 · http://darwiniana.com/?s=R48G+revolution https://www.dropbox.com/home/Public?preview=The+Crisis+of+Modernity_ver6.pdf: https://www.dropbox.com/home/Public?preview=Two+Manifestos+version+2.pdf We have made a number of dialectical feints back and forth between evolutionary and revolutionary perspectives but overall our task here seems to be advocating from the sidelines the discipline of truly revolutionary activism. The sidelines is not really OK, but it is […]

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Cities of the Gods: Communist Utopias in Greek Thought:  Amazon.com

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The ancient greeks invented the modern left, and some of their ‘class struggles’ came close to revolutions, but they were trapped in slavery

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Learning another language should be compulsory in every school | Aeon Ideas

October 14th, 2018 · No Comments

Source: Learning another language should be compulsory in every school | Aeon Ideas Learning another language should be compulsory in every school | Aeon Ideas Fascinating article in an era of transition. Walking a while back through the columbia library rooms one still sees the endless bookshelves of greek and latin texts, once the staple […]

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capitalist tyranny unforeseen…//Were the Constitution and the Bill of Rights a Mistake?

October 14th, 2018 · No Comments

The issue of tyranny proceeds apace: even as the constitution seems an advance on antiquity we could now improve on the original, given the opportunity. But the real tyranny was something unforeseen by either the founders or americans in general: capitalist takeover of the very idea of democracy.

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bankrupt religion rips off the scientism discourse…//In a New Book, Philosopher J.P. Moreland Exposes Bankrupt Scientism 

October 14th, 2018 · No Comments

The critique of scientism is essential but as soon as religion enters the whole subject founders. It is originally a response to modern science by the enlightenment, not religions, and appears most cogently in kant and also peripherally in the romantic movement. Source: In a New Book, Philosopher J.P. Moreland Exposes Bankrupt Scientism | Evolution […]

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incredible: amazon workers don’t even have a union…//We Need More Than $15

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Source: We Need More Than $15

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Shattering the amazon monopoly?

October 14th, 2018 · No Comments

Working In These Times is dedicated to providing independent and incisive coverage of the labor movement and struggles for workers’ rights. Source: Thousands of Amazon Delivery Drivers Won’t Be Eligible for the $15 Wage

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Postcapitalism

October 14th, 2018 · No Comments

The end of capitalism has begun December 21st, 2017 · Re: [Marxism] Fwd: The end of capitalism has begun | Books | The Guardian http://www.marxmail.org/msg132083.html Paul Mason writes a long, interesting but wrongheaded article embracing the ideas of John Holloway without mentioning him.

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We rarely even examine history

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The eonic effect as a tool to force close observation of world history March 21st, 2018 · Our critiques of marxism from yesterday invoke a reiteration of our take on the eonic effect. If we critique historical materialism it seems equally controversial to promote the so-called ‘eonic model’.

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Germany Protest: 200,000+ Against Racists | Portside

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Source: Germany Protest: 200,000+ Against Racists | Portside

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Is There Hope on a World Warming at 1.5 Degrees Celsius?

October 14th, 2018 · No Comments

Source: Is There Hope on a World Warming at 1.5 Degrees Celsius?

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Michael Egnor: Does your brain construct your conscious reality? | Uncommon Descent

October 14th, 2018 · No Comments

Source: Michael Egnor: Does your brain construct your conscious reality? | Uncommon Descent

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Quantifying evolutionary impacts of humans on the biosphere is harder than it seems – Astrobiology Magazine

October 14th, 2018 · No Comments

Source: Quantifying evolutionary impacts of humans on the biosphere is harder than it seems – Astrobiology Magazine

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Addiction and Microtargeting: How “Social” Networks Expose us to Manipulation

October 14th, 2018 · No Comments

Source: Addiction and Microtargeting: How “Social” Networks Expose us to Manipulation

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“UnTrump the World”: Hundreds of Thousands March in Berlin Against the Far Right

October 14th, 2018 · No Comments

Source: “UnTrump the World”: Hundreds of Thousands March in Berlin Against the Far Right

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Russia, the US, and China (and India)

October 13th, 2018 · No Comments

http://darwiniana.com/2018/10/13/a-review-of-how-the-west-came-to-rule/ We are pretty hard on the big three here, perhaps not hard enough; we must move to take the wind out of their sails, they are all competing to be rome at its worst, it seems. Looking at our eonic model we see that neither of the three, the american a partial exception, have […]

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oops, almost forgot to mention capitalism…//6.1.1 From Reformation to Revolution

October 13th, 2018 · No Comments

In our discussions of ‘modernity’ in the background lies the eonic model with its transitions, frontier effects, stream and sequence concepts, etc, and this section of WHEE tries to project a snapshot of the truly stupendous complexity of the modern transition: 1500 to 1800 and its mysterious divide ca 1800. The amount of material is […]

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A review of a review of How the West Came to Rule

October 13th, 2018 · No Comments

Despite the interest at all points of this kind of analysis the overall historical materialist perspective is too limited and miscalculates the place of capitalism so-called in the emergence of modernity. Although the question of imperialism seems to plague the whole history,

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