the darwin myth’s persistence…//Yuval Noah Harari, the sage of Silicon Valley.

Any world history that goes pop among the capitalist fixers in silicon valley immediately goes onto the ‘suspicious’ list. What illusion is Harari peddling that he gets reviewed by Bill Gates? Continue reading the darwin myth’s persistence…//Yuval Noah Harari, the sage of Silicon Valley.

NY Times Op-Ed//via marxmail

http://www.marxmail.org/msg154770.html

NY Times Op-Ed, Oct. 31, 2018
Donald Trump’s Unconstitutional Dreams
The president has birthright citizenship all wrong.
By Eric Foner

(Mr. Foner is a historian who specializes in the Reconstruction period.)

In an interview with the news program “Axios on HBO,” President Trump announced that he plans to issue an executive order ending birthright citizenship, the principle that everyone born in the United States, with a handful of exceptions, is automatically a citizen of the United States.

“It was always told to me,” the president declared, “that you needed a constitutional amendment. Guess what? You don’t.”

In fact, such an order would undoubtedly be unconstitutional. It would also violate a deeply rooted American idea — that anybody, regardless of race, religion, national origin, or the legal status of one’s parents, can be a loyal citizen of this country.

The Bubble and Beyond | Michael Hudson

The Bubble and Beyond | Michael Hudson
June 26th, 2018
The book traces how industrial capitalism has turned into finance capitalism. The finance, insurance and real estate (FIRE) sector has emerged to create “balance sheet wealth” not by new tangible investment and employment, but financially in the form of debt leveraging and rent-extraction.
Source: The Bubble and Beyond / Michael Hudson

Religion, visions of a ghostseer, and the double whammy of metaphysical beliefs…

Metaphysical beliefs
June 27th, 2018
Religion, visions of a ghostseer, and the double whammy of metaphysical beliefs…
April 14th, 2018 •
https://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/what-sam-harris-and-new-atheists-got-wrong-religion-and-christian-right-arent-our
We discussed this article from Alternet in the previous post: here we can examine the issue of religion and the new atheists. In fact we have discussed the issue here many times since 2005/2008: https://darwiniana.com/?s=new+atheism and many posts on religion: https://darwiniana.com/?s=religion
Continue reading Religion, visions of a ghostseer, and the double whammy of metaphysical beliefs…

Here’s Why These Harvard Astrophysicists Speculate that a Mysterious Interstellar Object Could Have Come from Aliens 

Scientists and stargazers alike were transfixed last year when ‘Oumuamua, the first object known to come from outside our solar system, passed close by our sun. Astrophysicists had long believed it was possible for such objects to exist, but none had ever been observed before.But something strange happened. As ‘Oumuanua passed by the sun, it accelerated — speeding up in a way that we wouldn’t expect if it were simply being driven by the force of gravity.

Source: Here’s Why These Harvard Astrophysicists Speculate that a Mysterious Interstellar Object Could Have Come from Aliens | Alternet