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Devon G. Peña : The Commodity Form Goes Molecular

Cyborg. Artist unknown. Image (and inset images below) from Environmental and Food Justice.Capitalism and synthetic biology:The commodity form goes molecular By Devon G. Peña | The Rag Blog | August 22, 2012 “We’re moving from reading the genetic code to … finish reading Devon G. Peña : The Commodity Form Goes Molecular

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IDEAS / Bill Meacham : Ways of Knowing

Cartoon by Piraro. Image from Sandwalk.Ways of Knowing The whole thing is about life perpetuating itself, about what we will do, how we will act, in different situations. By Bill Meacham | The Rag Blog | June 27, 2012 Each … finish reading IDEAS / Bill Meacham : Ways of Knowing

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BOOKS / Bill Meacham : Sam Harris’ ‘The Moral Landscape’

The Moral Landscape:Science and human values Harris is on to something very important here: that careful observation of what actually works has a great deal to tell us about what is good and valuable. By Bill Meacham | The Rag … finish reading BOOKS / Bill Meacham : Sam Harris’ ‘The Moral Landscape’

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IDEAS / Bill Meacham : How Evolution Works

Charles Darwin: Blame it all on him. Image from Wikimedia Commons. Evolution Regardless of your opinion on the ultimate purpose of it all, it is important to understand how evolution works because the theory reflects reality, and basing your actions … finish reading IDEAS / Bill Meacham : How Evolution Works

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Lamar W. Hankins : Darwin Day and Change We Can Believe In

Image from National Center for Science Education.A solution to the post-Super Bowl blahs:Darwin Day 2012 By Lamar W. Hankins | The Rag Blog | February 6, 2012 If you are having withdrawal from all the excitement of the Super Bowl, … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : Darwin Day and Change We Can Believe In

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IDEAS / Bill Meacham : Is Science a Religion?

Images from Wikimedia Commons (top), NASA, via Science Meets Religion.Is Science a Religion? ‘Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and … finish reading IDEAS / Bill Meacham : Is Science a Religion?

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BOOKS / Christine Shearer : How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth

Merchants of Doubt:How a handful of scientistsobscured the truth Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway uncover the history of a small group of Cold War scientists and advisers who battled anything, including scientific research, that might threaten their vision of American … finish reading BOOKS / Christine Shearer : How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth

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SCIENCE / AFP : Brain Structure Differs in Liberals, Conservatives

Illustration by Yakobchuk Vasyl / The Independent.It’s all in your head! New study shows liberals have more gray matter in a part of the brain related to understanding complexity, while the conservative brain is bigger in the section linked to … finish reading SCIENCE / AFP : Brain Structure Differs in Liberals, Conservatives

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Marc Estrin : The Far-Reaching Effects of Child Abuse

Image from PsychCentral.Child abuse:Here, there, and likely everywhere By Marc Estrin / The Rag Blog / August 15, 2010 There have been several large studies on the effects of occupation — bombing, physical injury, house demolitions, tear gassing, house searches, … finish reading Marc Estrin : The Far-Reaching Effects of Child Abuse

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Climate Change : Ten Times Faster than Predicted

Image from Greenpeace / UK.Climate change:Worse than the worst case scenarioBy Bruce Melton / The Rag Blog / June 16, 2010 It takes 196,000 pounds of plants to produce a gallon of gasoline. It takes 40 acres of plants, roots, … finish reading Climate Change : Ten Times Faster than Predicted

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Neuroscientist David Eagleman: Portrait of a ‘Possibilian’

David Eagleman. Image from Researchers and Theories / comcast.net.Baylor’s David Eagleman:The Carl Sagan of neuroscience …in the space between the materialist and mystic, anything’s possible. By Robert Jensen / The Rag Blog / June 14, 2010 [An edited version of … finish reading Neuroscientist David Eagleman: Portrait of a ‘Possibilian’

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Marc Estrin : Happy Birthday, Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein and Marie Curie.HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ALBERT (Albert Einstein was born on March 14th, 1879.) Blanchot : “La réponse est le malheur de la question.” (The answer is the misfortune of the question.) ALBERT EINSTEIN SAID Sometimes I ask myself … finish reading Marc Estrin : Happy Birthday, Albert Einstein

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