Monthly Archives: April 2013
We Are Not Alone
Vladimir I shCherbak of al-Farabi Kazakh National University of Kazakhstan, and Maxim A Makukov of the Fesenkov Astrophysical Institute, have an amazing theory that can knock your socks off. They have come to the conclusion after researching for years on the subject that we, as in human beings living on Earth, are not originally of the Earth. Moreover, we are not alone in the Universe, either.
So where are we ‘of ’ in that case? What’s our native place? Also, if this is true, then how did we end up evolving ourselves into sentient beings from prehistoric single-celled organisms that first crawled out of the primeval slime, some 3.5 billion years ago? Surely no one can deny that that’s how it happened because there’s solid scientific evidence behind it which is provable and which almost all biologists and other life scientists believe in, whether they’re theists or not.
Well, shCherbak and Makukov hypothesise that “our genes could have an intelligently designed ‘manufacturer’s stamp’ inside them, written eons ago elsewhere in our galaxy”, as Discovery News broke the story recently. Such a ‘designer label’ would be an indelible stamp on our DNA of a master extraterrestrial civilisation that preceded us by many millions or even billions of years. As their ultimate legacy, they recast the Milky Way in their own biological image. Sounds familiar? Read the rest of this entry
- Do not feel absolutely certain of anything.
- Do not think it worthwhile to proceed by concealing evidence, for the evidence is sure to come to light.
- Never try to discourage thinking, for you are sure to succeed.
- When you meet with opposition, even if it should be from your husband of your children, endeavor to overcome it by argument and not by authority, for a victory dependent on authority is unreal and illusory.
- Have no respect for the authority of others, for there are always contrary authorities to be found.
- Do not use power to suppress opinions you think pernicious, for if you do the opinions will suppress you.
- Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.
- Find more pleasure in intelligent dissent than in passive agreement, for, if you value intelligence as you should, the former implies a deeper agreement than the latter.
- Be scrupulously truthful, even if the truth is inconvenient, for it is more inconvenient when you try to conceal it.
- Do not feel envious of the happiness of those who live in a fool’s paradise, for only a fool will think that it is happiness.
Bertrand Russell published the above list of ten precepts at the end of an article called “The Best Answer to Fanaticism: Liberalism” in the New York Times Magazine in 1951, and it was later published in Volume 3 of his autobiography.
What is Tamil New Year?
Tamil New Year is the New Year of Tamilians which is celebrated by Tamil speaking peoples all over the world, and starts with Tamil 1st day of First Month Chithirai. In our solar system earth revolves around the Sun.
When the earth enters into the Mesha Rasi (at zero degree) it is called Tamil New Year. Scientifically it is earth’s New Year – ie- the beginning of the new orbit of earth around the Sun. Tamil language is believed to be more than 30,000 years old and a classic language like Sanskrit.
Origin and significance
The Tamil New Year follows the Nirayanam vernal equinox and generally falls on 14 April of the Gregorian year. 14th April marks the first day of the traditional Tamil calendar and is a public holiday in both Tamil Nadu and Sri Lanka. Tropical vernal equinox fall around 22 March, and adding 23 degrees of trepidation or oscillation to it, we get the Hindu sidereal or Nirayana Mesha Sankranti (Sun’s transition into Nirayana Aries).
Hence, the Tamil calendar begins on the same date observed by most traditional calendars in India as in Assam, West Bengal, Kerala, Manipur, Mithila, Odisha, Punjab, Tripura etc. not to mention Nepal, Bangladesh, Burma, Cambodia, Laos, Sri Lanka and Thailand. The 60-year cycle is ancient and is observed by most traditional calendars of India and China, and is related to 5 revolutions of Jupiter, or to 60-year orbit of Nakshatras (stars) as described in the Surya Siddhanta.
The traditional Tamil year starts on 14 April (2013) in Kaliyuga 5115. Vikrama and Shalivahana Shakha eras are also used. There are several references in early Tamil literature to the April new year. Nakkirar, the author of the Nedunalvaadai writes in the 3rd century that the Sun travels from Mesha/Chitterai through 11 successive Raasis or signs of the zodiac. Read the rest of this entry
Mother Earth is “Mother Supreme” – mother of all mothers – as also the single and only source of all chemicals on this planet – is it not? Wow! I did not think like that before! Well the framework of biology depends on biochemistry – without which there is no biology! Body is nothing but a conglomerate of numerous chemicals and their individual & collective reactions – both independent & interdependent.
If physics is primarily the study of micro & macro structures – chemistry is the study of their functions. Biochemistry is the study of the inter-relationship –viz- between the function & structure – with “Life”.
What is life? Simply that “structure” which can “function” on its-own, for motion & development. That is, it has the capability to move on its own volition and also develop itself to function better. Aaahhh!
Well, if you consider seriously – biological mother is what? She first constructs the full structure (body) inside herself – and also helps further development since giving birth to you for functioning better. So, is she the giver of life? Not exactly – giver of your body (structure) but life flows through her to you!
Then what is this chemical mother? The Earth! She provides all the materials for the “structure” in the form of food (complex organic & inorganic chemicals) – to you and your own biological mother – hence the mother of all mothers – but just a “chemical mother” … Mother Supreme … The Earth!
Quite a revelation … never thought like this! Yes! None of us do – till something triggers the thought! Read the rest of this entry
To understand God – Try and understand Sun ‼
Often we are confused about … What, Where, Why, When, Who & How … is … God?
Understanding is achieved through 2 routes –viz- Prathyaksham & Paroksham -ie- What you perceive and experience directly through the 5 senses -OR- indirectly through books & others. We always have a greater certainty in our understanding, when it is direct than indirect.
God is unquestionably the most enigmatic entity in our lives. We need this entity very badly in our lives while in trouble, which is almost always. We want to experience GOD but cannot because – all religions have confused us to no end, leaving it impossible to have “clarity with stability”. When you understand the “atom” you understand the “matter”. When you understand the “cell” you understand the “body”. The best route is from “microcosm” to “macrocosm”.
The path of understanding traverses from the known to the unknown, but never otherwise. Hence understanding God (unknown) has to be through the Sun (known). Read the rest of this entry