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Getting to know Selecting Stones: A Basic FAQ

January 10, 2013

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Q: Will capitalism survive the next storm or is this truly the end of the world? A: It depends on the proletariat.  The interests of capital and wage labor are diametrically opposed to one another.  But technically speaking, the end of capitalism does not necessarily have to mean that the world is coming to an […]

2013: The Year of Work!

January 6, 2013

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The scientific editors of Selecting Stones have elected to nominate 2013 as the Year of Work.  That means we’re going to be doing more Work than ever!  And that says a lot, because we already do so much Work. We have already released an except from the upcoming book Yes We Cannibalism.  Within this year, […]

Chicago Public School Teachers are On Strike: What Does It All Mean?

September 10, 2012

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By Frank W. Strauch Today, teachers from Chicago Public Schools went on strike after not reaching a deal for a new contract.  Predictably, media coverage is, one way or another, stacked against the teachers, whether it be from an openly anti-labor position, or from a liberal, moralistic position which blames the strikers for “hurting the […]

The Higgs Boson, or the God Particle: Why all this Theology amidst Science?

July 3, 2012

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By Bruno Fournier Within the upcoming hours, scientists from CERN are expected to announce the discovery of the Higgs boson, for which they have long been searching at the Large Hadron Collider on the French-Swiss border.  We leave it to more qualified voices —  such as Prof. Jim al-Khalili, who recently spoke to the BBC […]

Encyclopaedia of the Bourgeoisie: Evolutionary Biology

February 11, 2012

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Evolutionary Biology Evolutionary biology, when approached objectively, from the universal standpoint of the proletariat, is among the most valuable of the natural sciences.  However, in the hands of the bourgeoisie, evolutionary biology is often deformed into a body of pseudoscientific theories with overtly racist undertones.  For example, some psychologists explain today’s human behavior based on […]

Why is there a Yoga Cult inside the Occupy Movement?

December 30, 2011

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By Anthony Burton You may have noticed over the last several weeks that the scientific editors of Selecting Stones have been quietly publishing a series of articles dealing decisively and profoundly with the important subject of dialectical contradictions in the American heartland.  As always, our aim has been to concretely demonstrate how these contradictions have […]

Real Lives of Graduate Students: Mike Rieger

December 26, 2011

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We continue our Selecting Stones feature series “Real Lives of Graduate Students” with a look into the world of a scientist named Mike Rieger. Enjoy! Name? Mike Rieger Age? 29 Occupation? Scientist. Why graduate school, as opposed to something else? I would like to be a research scientist.  There isn’t really a “license” for that, […]

Life Plus Ten: Is Selecting Stones Self-Righteous or Ruthless?

November 19, 2011

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By Troy Clavileño As the great lumpenproletarian poet and gangster rapper Tupac Shakur used to do better than anyone else back in his vintage form, let’s go see what our enemies are talking about. Is Selecting Stones really science or is it just a lot of “bombastic, self-righteously hyperbolic, and profoundly disingenuous rhetoric”?  “This sounds […]

On the Transition from Ape to Man, and the Selection of Stones

November 10, 2011

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Today, the BBC’s science section reported a new finding published in Nature on the origins of social behavior among primates.  The report includes a few excerpts from an interview with the lead scientist on the study, Dr. Suzanne Shultz of Oxford University. The geniuses at the BBC conclude the article as follows: Human societies likely […]

Wall Street Has Betrayed Everything Existing, Except Westboro Baptist Church

November 7, 2011

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By Anthony Burton It is the most ancient and essential premise of patriarchy, according to the leading school of thought on the subject, that the first kings were fathers of families, from which it somehow follows that the first cause of the fall of Adam, or the original sin, was the desire for liberty.  Not […]

Hurricane Irene swallows up Juan Cole

August 26, 2011

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By Larry Duvalier Well, not literally, but it certainly swallowed up whatever ability to think straight that he may have once had.  And that’s before it even reached North Carolina.  Good thing Ann Arbor isn’t on the coast! Today, on his blog Informed Comment, University of Michigan Middle East Studies professor Dr. Juan Cole chimed in […]

Struggle or Extinction? And Other Inexorable Questions

May 1, 2011

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By Phil Ingram It has been said that any thinker who is proceeding along the philosophical road must eventually cross the bridge known as the most basic question of philosophy – materialism or idealism: the relationship of being and consciousness – before he or she can seriously begin delving into those “general theoretical, world-view questions […]

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