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Ekam Sath = One Earth Friday, Aug 31 2007
The mystic equation of Nature=God Monday, Aug 13 2007
Act of Terrorism against Nature by State Sunday, Aug 5 2007
China – A Tragedy called Development Saturday, Aug 4 2007
Planet Earth – Alien Invasion Tuesday, Jul 10 2007
Battle at Kruger Wednesday, Jun 20 2007
This is one of my most favorite nature videos with the message – ‘United we stand, divided we fall’ ! Watch it till the end to get the wonderful message..
This video shot at Kruger is nicknamed ‘The Battle at Kruger’ and is one of the most watched videos on Youtube!
Global Warming – Boon or Bane? Wednesday, Jun 13 2007
As we all know, most of the continental land lies in the northern hemisphere of our planet.
Northern hemisphere of earth has been undergoing periodic glacial ice ages. In every 100,000 years 90,000 years have been a glacial ice age followed by a intermediate shorter 10,000 years of moderate temperature.
The reasons for these repeated ice ages are not known. One reason might be the wobbling of earth’s axis. Or may be that Sun passes through some galactic dust cloud periodically there by blocking sunlight to earth which triggers an ice age! Ice age can also occur if some comet/asteroid explodes near sun, where its debris blocks sunlight to earth! Super Volcano, Nuclear wars etc might also cause shorter ice ages.
We have been without an ice age for more than 13000 years!! So we are already overdue for a new ice age in this cycle!! It may have started any time. Or has it already?
Ice age starts when the average atmospheric temperature goes down. The greenhouse gases in the atmosphere of earth, like CO2 ensure that night side earth does not cool down suddenly to temperatures below zero! These gases maintain a minimum warmth on the earth there by making life possible.
Due to the man made pollution on earth the green house gases have been steadily increasing in this planet’s atmosphere. Environmentalists are absolutely right in saying that these green house gases have been causing an increase in earth’s temperature, which is definitely a cause of concern.
But then, is it possible that it is these very green house gases that have saved us from an ice age this time? The CO2 dumped into air by man made pollution has prevented the ice age this time? Is Global warming a boon which is preventing a global cooling?
Sometime back, I had read an interesting article somewhere on the internet related to this. CO2 in air is good to the growth of plant life. Ever since we have started polluting this planet by more and more CO2, algae growth has increased heavily in the oceans of the earth. As we all know, it is these algae which had once upon a time cleaned much of earth’s CO2 when life started evolving. Now that there is abundant CO2 in atmosphere, algae are thriving again to consume this CO2.
Imagine a scenario where in, in the next 50 years we come up with cleaner fuels, say from nuclear fuels or solar energy. Then we stop using petroleum related fuels in order to reduce pollution. Since we will be using environmental friendly cleaner fuels, the CO2 emission by industries and automobiles will go down to almost zero. Only CO2 emission in the atmosphere will be what life on earth breathes out.The existing chunk of CO2 by earlier man made pollution will be cleaned out over a period of time by the ocean’s algae.
But what after that? The excess algae created by pollution are still there in vast amounts in the oceans and now there is no CO2 by pollution for them to consume!!! They start consuming even the normal CO2 level in atmosphere which maintains a normal temperature on earth. In other words even the required green house gases will be gone!!! This would simply mean that we would have been accelerating towards a new ice age, just in a matter of one or two decades once we start using clean fuel!! In this case, even the ‘ice age’ would be man made!! Then this ice age would also be supported by the natural ice age which was suppressed by global warming earlier!! Will this new ice age ever end then???
So what am I trying to say here? Well, once we come up with cleaner fuels, we need to take global cleaning of man made pollution as a gigantic project and analyze all the angles and repercussions of global cooling. In this case, we need to ensure that the excess algae created in the oceans by global warming are wiped out first. We need to have a controlled reducing of CO2 level in atmosphere so that the natural CO2 level is always maintained, which would prevent a permanent ice age on earth.
Cleaning out pollution on earth would be a huge task indeed and I think those nations which contributed most to the earth’s pollution should share an equivalent cost in cleaning earth too. Obviously USA will have to share atleast 50% of this cost. But looking at the impending collapse of US dollar, given that every American citizen already has a debt of over 28000$ on his/her head, I dont think US can pay for that
Genetically Engineered Only! Monday, May 21 2007
artificial intelligence and artificial life and bacteria and biology and chromosomes and comedy and crazy and dna and fun and funny and genetics and gurudev and hitxp and humour and innovation and mutations and mysteries and mystery and nature and Science and technology 10:02 pm
Every form of life is being genetically engineered today. Humans are playing the video game of life!
Cows are being genetically engineered to produce more milk.
Chickens are being genetically engineered to produce more meat.
Sheeps are being genetically engineered to produce more wool.
Plants are being genetically engineered to produce more fruits and vegetables.
Bacteria are being genetically engineered to manufacture hormones and what not…
Carrots are being engineered to taste like rabbits. Rabbits are being engineered to look like carrots.
How about Humans ? Can we genetically engineer humans to have more sense?
Well, Humans will be genetically engineered too. Not to have more sense. But to have more IQ, a beautiful perfect look, prevent all genetic diseases, have a great physique. In other words to produce better super humans who are more productive(?), attractive, well built, than normal (non-genetic engineered) humans.
Given this trend and assuming that in the future Genetically engineered humans will be a common trend. Since genetically engineered humans are more productive, less prone to diseases (?), more intelligent (?), more beautiful… whatever they claim… we might have ads something like this for vacancies…
Software developers required. Qualifications: Engineering graduates. Genetically Engineered only please..
For a beauty contest, contestants required. Genetically engineered only please, No silicon implants, bcos if you are Genetically Engineered you dont need one…
For army: Soldiers required. Genetically engineered only please….
Hmm.. looks like a different kind of racism will start after that between GE (Genetically engineered) and non GE versions of humans. Non-genetically engineered natural humans will demand reservations for them in all sectors. They will move to the courts and demand that a non GE judge hear their case, there by requiring the justice department to hire a new natural judge!
There will be slogans by natural humans against GE humans like ‘We created you. We are the originals. You are duplicates. We are natural. You are artificial.’
What about mixed humans -The natural offsprings of GE humans?. Well, they will be declared to be equivalent to their parents because of the genetic superiority of their parents. Some of these GE offsprings will also fight for the cause of natural humans, as they will see their great grand parents in these natural humans.
Those natural humans who are against the concept of going against nature will continue to have natural children. There will be competitions to prove the superiority of GE humans over natural humans and vice versa. The results will be mixed ones. Statistics will be collected. Only in terms of beauty contests it will be observed that GE humans are clear winners. In all other categories there will be mixed results leading to experts analysis which conclude that its the surroundings and growth environment that matters ultimately. But the supporters of GE demand that more funds be allocated to do research to improvise on GE technology.
How about races after that? We wont be able to distinguish the races of genetically engineered humans. For a GE we cant say whether he/she is a mongoloid or arabic or african. They will become raceless as their genetic fingerprints have vanished! Tracking human ancestry based on genetic fingerprint will not be possible for GE humans. Even criminal laws will have to be changed as DNA finger print cannot be used to specify parents of GE humans!
Well I do suggest that GE humans can have a particular genetic code in their genes indicating their natural race, if at all if they have one!
Please note that all those who are reading this article in the era in which this article was written by me are natural humans. My suggestion to you. Be Natural, Live Naturally, simply because, you are already born and hence cannot be Genetically Engineered!
For all those who are worried about the GE human trend, well, one day during the natural meiosis process of creating a baby, which of course will be a natural human, the homologous chromosomes during the crossing-over phase, do something very weird, a kind of crossing over that has never happened in human history till date, giving rise to a super human, i.e a super non-GE natural human who is much more superior than the GE humans and can take over them easily to defend the natural human race. He will be the ultimate saviour of natural humans. He will be Superman + Spiderman + Batman + Heman + Doberman…..
Waiting for the creation of this super natural human? Well, then who the hell do you think I am?
Indians on the wrong side Sunday, May 20 2007
Two Indian workers were killed by the natives in a violence in the african country of Uganda a month bank.
I do protest these killings, so do all other Indians. But I stop there. As for the cause goes, I am with the Ugandan people and not on the side of those who are opposing the native Ugandans there. The cause for which the Ugandans are fighting for is a true and a just cause, the violent means they used to support their cause is wrong.
Let me explain why I support the Ugandan cause. The crisis is that an Indian owned company (owned partly by the Mehta group) is trying to expand its sugar estates in Uganda by cutting down the Mabira rain forest. This is the one of the largest remaining patches of natural forest in Uganda. And the sugar company is trying to cut down more than a third of it and has approached the Ugandan govt for this, and the foolish govt has ordered a study for the feasibilty(?) of this cut down.
Such a foolish proposal of cutting down a forest has to be rejected outright anywhere on this planet. We are causing not just humans but entire life on earth to become extinct by our destructive actions on nature. We have no right to do this. Nature is not human’s great grandfather’s property. The Mabira rain forest has been a reserve forest area.
I strongly urge all Indians in Uganda to join the locals in protesting against this cutdown of rain forests. No Indian should work for that sugar company. It is complete nonsense and stupid to claim that sugar estates can compensate for rain forests.
The same applies to recent kidnappings of Indians in Nigeria. I urge all Indians living in the african countries to join the natives in fighting against the destruction of nature. Mere protests will not work. They should chalk out a strategy to ensure that these companies which are hell bent to make money at the cost of nature can in no way achieve their goals. Shame shame Mehta group.
Not only Africa. This is the same story worldwide and even in India. Forests of the western ghats, Kalahandi in Orissa, the naxals issue, nandigram in west bengal, etc
Mindless desrtuction of nature, taking over agricultural lands, where is the end? People need to organize into a pressure group which reflects their views in the democratic elections, remember the govt is just our representative, it has to do what the majority wants, stop voting based on your caste, religion. Vote for a better planet, vote for a true civilized nation which cares not only for its human population, but also for nature and all life forms. Lets Indians be the protectors of nature world wide and lets start the same at home. DO NOT PRINT UNNECESSARY PRINT OUTS. SAVE TREES. SUBSCRIBE TO ONLINE NEWSPAPERS AND MAGAZINES. STOP BUYING NEWSPAPER AND MAGAZINES IF YOU CAN.
An Evolutionary Crisis Saturday, May 19 2007
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Suddenly got a doubt today while thinking about archeopteryx. Archeopteryx is the fossil of a creature which is said to have been in a transition phase from dinosaurs to birds.
If life evolved as darwin had said say from one species to another, then where are the other fossils of intermediate species? Why havent we found any ?
How can a fish lead to a frog ? by mutation say the evolutionists. Well, mutations are most of the time harmful and will kill the mutated form. For argument’s sake let us consider that one in a million mutations is not harmful and results in some new species. Still, I dont understand how one mutation in a gene would create a new species with different number of chromosomes ! Well known mathematician and physicist Fred Hoyle says ‘The chance that higher life forms have been evolved by chance is comparable with the chance that a Tornado sweeping a junk yard might assemble a boeing-747 from the materials available’ !
To quote Einstein again, but in the context of random mutations, I think “God does not play dice”
Even then, for a moment let us consider that ‘mutations gave rise to new species’. Then my question is, for that new species to survive, there has to be a reproductive counterpart! Do mutations occur in pairs in a male and a female in the same place, with the same mutation resulting in a male and a female of some new species !! And those two adam and eve of the new species fall in love with each other
Will be interested if somebody can prove me wrong and explain how mutations cause new species to form and evolve.
Why havent we observed any new species forming in our known human history ? Evolutionists say it takes millions of years for a new species to evolve. Well, I am confused, as far as I know mutations take just one generation to be formed. Where did these millions of years come from? Then if we assume that long periods are required for many mutations to appear for a new species to be formed, then what are the chances that all those next generation mutations will be useful (or atleast not harmful) every time, before creating a new species altogether ? And remember that these mutations should occur in the same successive generations belonging to the original mutating creature, I mean the chain should be maintained. In other words, if a fish mutates a bit today, then its children, their children, etc in the same generation line should mutate till finally some new species occurs. Now what are the chances that mutations occur for the same offsprings every time to maintain continuity? Doesnt it seem preplanned ?
Well, a more sensible argument would be to think that same mutations occur within a group of creatures, say among 20-25 of them due to some external factor. Then the chances are high that the mutations would be carried on to next generations for further enhancement. This kind of argument looks more logical. But then the question is what is that which causes mutations in such a large number of creatures at the same time. In that case this has to be some external factor, like say for ex nuclear radiation. It cant be internal accidental mutation in some random creature. What are those external reasons then that have caused so many millions of species to evolve ?
I am not denying about natural selection. Where within a species itself some simple genetic mutations take place. For instance there are those humans ( mostly from the african countries) who have lactose intolerance as they dont have the gene which generates lactase anzyme which is used to digest lactose sugar found in the milk. That is the reason these people cannot drink milk. Probably as civilizations progressed and some humans started rearing cows, the natural selection process created lactase manufacturing gene. Even here I have a doubt that how genes come to know that some new gene is required, or that some change is required in existing genetic structure ? But there is a possibility that such level of intelligence is present in our genes. If we can software which can accustom to situations, I think our genes are much more superior than the software we write, and hance do have these abilities to adopt and change.
But what I am finding difficult is the argument that natural selection is vertical. In the sense dogs come out of fishes, monkeys comes out of dogs, humans come out of the ancestors of today’s monkeys. I cannot blindly believe this argument, unless and until somebody provides a convincing proof. It sounds so illogical that a new species result from the mutations in an existing species. For the simple reason that the amount of mutations required for such a transition are so large that it simply cant be random and coincidental every time. Even chromose numbers differ from species to species. How does a new species get more or less chromosomes, while the mutations are limited to genes inside these chromosomes ?
If you are intelligent enough to point me to the existence of archeopteryx, well its a real bird, not a transition. It had wings, yes. But thats just an external feature. More importantly it had a larger brain like today’s birds as opposed to small sized brain of dinosaurs. It had lungs designed like modern birds ie circular lungs which do not contract and expand, unlike the reptile or mammalian lungs which do expand and contract as they breathe the air in and out. Finally, the best of all, Archeopteryx fossil dates to 150 million years AFTER the earliest known bird to us today!! How many evolutionists know this fact? The earliest known bird fossil, Jinfengopteryx, found in China is older than Archeopteryx! Obviously evolution of a new species cannot start when the species is already existing
Natural selection can create simple changes. But for sensible intelligent complex changes which create a species, it doesnt make any sense as the very nature of evolution is based on random mutations.
Now dont think I am a creationist who is talking about God having created universe in 7 or 10 days, and that he did it some mere 2000-3000 years back. That for me is a bigger nonsense, only a stupid person who is blind by faith, who accepts no reason but cares only for his egos and prejudice can accept this foolish argument. Even for some intelligent being to create life that exists on earth, he/she has to first start with prokaryotes, then single cells with nuclei, then simple multi cellulars, and then slowly start designing more and more complex creatures, much like evolution
Science has a greater proof that God did not do it, atleast not in some 7-10 days, and definitely not some mere 2000 or 3000 years ago. Note that dinosaurs roamed on earth from 285 million years ago to 65 million years ago and humans were not there during this entire period. So if God created us in 7 or 10 days then he must have done it after dinousars became extinct. Then the question is who created dinosaurs and the universe before them ? Well, we need to ask this question to dinousaurs. Probably even among the dinousaurs some support evolution, some again find resort in god, and some simply dont care
For the creationists who say that God created Life, I have questions too. Which God created life? Christian? Muslim? Hindu? If Muslim, then where was the mulsim God before 500 AD? If Christian, then where was the Christian God before BC? If Hindu, then well, it has no founder…
Then there is another question. Who created God? If nobody created God, then, did he evolve on his own out of nothing?
I prefer Science to Faith because in Science I can question things, where as faith doesnt allow me to, and I cant simply believe things without sound logic. I find it more interesting being in a library than in a temple. Blind faith is only for those whose brains don’t have any grey matter..
Now if I am not a creationist, and at the same time have my own doubts about evolution, then what are my views ? Well, I just wanna know the truth. Truth is my view. Satyameva Jayathe – truth always triumphs. If somebody can provide some convincing evidence on either of the sides, OR if you dont have evidence then some convincing argument which atleast sounds sensible, I will be a happy man.
As of now, I feel that some aliens came to earth and created the species here as part of some large scale genetic experiment. Given my current knowledge this sounds more logical than God or evolution