To hear the multiverse enthusiasts tell it, many worlds theory offers no problems. But you probably sensed that that wasn’t very likely:It says that our unique experience as individuals is not simply a bit imperfect, a bit unreliable and fuzzy, but is a complete illusion. If we really pursue that
Understanding the geographic origins of leopard populations is a complex task. The evolutionary patterns that can be inferred from molecular data lack congruence with existing fossil evidence. New research published in BMC Evolutionary Biology studies historical mitochondrial DNA samples to provide new insights into the evolutionary history of both ancient and modern leopard populations. Here, Dr. Johanna Paijmans describes the research performed by herself and colleagues.
A new study provides a more comprehensive accounting of the greenhouse gas emissions from EU diets. It shows that meat and dairy products are responsible for the lion’s share of greenhouse emissions from the EU diet.
We were critical of new age figures like gurdjieff today. If we get sentimental about xtian pieties about the real gospel we might do well to consider the implications of such figures: we can’t assume anything about xtianity from the gospel.
Continue reading Evangelicals and sundry ‘devils’ like rogue sufis and black magical (xtian) gurdjieffs
We lack a true secular movement that can challenge the xtian monolith, now we suspect in its last phase of degenerating putridity. One problem here is the reformation emerged from a similar ‘commercial’ vice in the sale of indulgences and then become somehow reinfected via the calvinist sleight of hand about capitalism. We should aggressively remind xtians, however that with munzer the idea of communism in a christian context was born: so there is a very strong element of challenge to xtian capitalism in an endgame of the reformation. Continue reading reformation endgame…//Disgusted Evangelical Scholar Details How Christian ‘Grifters and Status-Seekers’ Paved the Way for Trump | Alternet
Elbaum wrote Revolution in the Air in 2001 to reclaim the lessons of the new communist movement for contemporary militants who, like their early sixties’ predecessors, became activists when the radical left was fragmented and weak. How relevant is this history and the lessons he draws for us now, in this new period of left upsurge?
Although a neo-communist with a novel platform i feel ‘solidarity’ only up to a point with the marxist to NCM historical line. My verdict on this history is: dreary, good bye to all that. Continue reading up in the air: grounding neo-communism…//Lessons from One Left to the Next: Revolution in the Air Reissued
A ‘dialectic’ of revolution/virtual revolution
February 13th, 2018
We have almost deliberately indulged a kind of ‘dialectic’ of revolution/virtual revolution, the latter a way station as we confront the immensely dangerous and conflicted theme of revolutionary action. Continue reading A ‘dialectic’ of revolution/virtual revolution