israel moving its US pawn to fight another of its wars…//How US sanctions on Iran could herald a profound global power shift 

Israeli imperialism aims to destroy the whole middle east? Iran remains obstinately undestroyed but getting the US to do this is the usual tactic, as with the Iraq war….??
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Mouthy Moguls: Our Latest Disappearing Species

What do America’s billionaires feel about the burning issues of the day? They’d rather not say—in public… Can American democracy survive the grand — and growing — personal fortunes of America’s billionaires? A just-released Institute for Policy Studies report, Billionaire Bonanza 2018, offers ample cause for worry. The families of America’s top billionaires, the study shows, are becoming multi-generational dynasties. The 15 wealthiest of these dynasties hold fortunes worth a combined $618 billion.

Source: Mouthy Moguls: Our Latest Disappearing Species

as the saying goes, nice try…//Here’s How a Trippy 1980s Video Effect Might Help to Explain Consciousness | Alternet

Efforts to explain consciousness are a string of endless failures: this one is interesting because it resembles the depiction of ‘self-remembering’ or any form of meditation: mental behavior of looking at mental behavior…

Does consciousness depend on the brain looking at itself? Robert Pepperell, 2018

Source: Here’s How a Trippy 1980s Video Effect Might Help to Explain Consciousness | Alternet

Fred Hoyle: natural selection can never be right…//What Darwin Got Wrong – Wikipedia

This article (at least now they have such a page) is typical of the way establishment darwinism buries objections in a ton of sophistry, in the process unwittingly giving you what you need to know to escape the ‘paradigm’. Continue reading Fred Hoyle: natural selection can never be right…//What Darwin Got Wrong – Wikipedia

What Darwin Got Wrong, Jerry Fodor, Massimo Piattelli-Palmarini

The appearance of atheist critics of Darwin and darwinism, such as Jerry Fodor, despite a lot of counterattacks, signaled the end of the reign of dogmatic darwinism…or did it? the momentum of the ‘paradigm’ remains. But like a chicken with its head cut off its future is clear.
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Nietzsche’s Aesthetic Critique of Darwin

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Abstract:
Despite his position as one of the first philosophers to write in the ‘post-Darwinian’
world, the critique of Darwin by Friedrich Nietzsche is often ignored, for a host of unsatisfactory
reasons. I argue that Nietzsche’s critique of
Darwin is important to the study of both Nietzsche’s
and Darwin’s impact on philosophy. Further, I show that the central claims of Nietzsche’s
critique have been broadly misunderstood. I then present a new reading of Nietzsche’s core
criticism of Darwin.
An important part of Nietzsche’s response can best be understood
as an aesthetic critique of Darwin, reacting
to what he saw as Darwin’s having drained life of an
essential component of objective aesthetic value. For Nietzsche, Darwin’s theory is false because
it is too intellectual, because it searches for rules, regulations, and uniformity in a realm where
none of these are to be found – and, moreover, where they should not be found.
Such a reading goes farthest toward making Nietzsche’s criticism substantive and relevant.
Finally, I attempt to relate this novel explanation of Nietzsche’s critique to topics in contemporary philosophy of biology, particularly work on the evolutionary explanation of culture