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Review of Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness by Peter Godfrey-Smith A common, but mistaken, view of consciousness holds that it is primarily an emergent feature of the brain,...

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Aprille Scully, Socialist Party (CWI in Ireland) Plastic – a durable and inexpensive material – is an invention that has been a boost for humanity, used in everything from medical equipment to clothes. Under capitalism,...

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Earth Day 2017 saw the biggest coordinated demonstrations of scientists across the world. Angered by the Trump administration’s war on science, over one million marched in over 600 cities, reaching places as remote as the...

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On April 22, Earth Day, the March for Science brought out hundreds of thousands of people, taking place in more than 600 cities in the US and around the world. For many who participated, these demonstrations...

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April 22 is Earth Day, an international holiday dedicated to the environment. This year, Earth Day is kicking off an “Earth Week” culminating in the People’s Climate March on April 29. And, on Earth Day...

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The ecologist Richard Levins, who passed away in January, was a revolutionary in more ways than one. He made numerous scientific contributions in population genetics, biomathematics, and community ecology, and he served as the head...

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Human beings have radically altered the Earth, adapting nature in the struggle to survive and thrive. The pace of change accelerated rapidly with the development of agriculture and class-based society. It hit breakneck speed in...

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By Toby Dite, Socialist Party (CWI in Australia) We are told that capitalism drives innovation and progress but the truth is production for profit mostly hampers the ability of science and technique to advance. All...

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The hair-brained anti-socialist diatribe against Kshama Sawant from Alex Berezow is a symptom of a broader intellectual decay of US capitalism. ...

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