Monthly Archives: January 2012

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Written on Jan, 20, 2012 by in | Leave a comment
Quintessential position during Islamic prayers

Islam though the youngest, is the second major religion in the world, practised by 2.1 billion people (2011). Islamic faith emerged in the early seventh century CE in the Arabian Town of Mecca. Tradition teaches that a 40 year old merchant, Muhammad ibn Abdallah – commonly known simply as the Prophet, or Messenger of God, received a series of revelations …

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Written on Jan, 15, 2012 by in | Leave a comment
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Normal science involves the acquisition of experimental data. It requires a certain scientific method in doing so. ‘World of Earth Science’ in 2003 explained the scientific method: ‘Looking at the scientific model of our planet, it is not always apparent that science can predict natural events’. Scientists have long been trying to understand nature. The formulation of the scientific model …

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plate tecnoics

  How the Himalayas & the Tibetan plateau were formed Normal science involves the acquisition of experimentaldata. It requires a certain scientific method in doing so. ‘World of Earth Science’ in 2003 explained the scientific method: ‘Looking at the scientific model of our planet, it is not always apparent that science can predict natural events’. Scientists have long been trying …

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Written on Jan, 07, 2012 by in | Leave a comment
Painting of Mr Bumble and Oliver Twist

The phrase the “law is an ass” originates in Charles Dickens’s second novel, Oliver Twist. Dickens targets the Poor Law Amendment Act of 1834. It means that law is frequently both stupid and stubborn. In Oliver Twist, Mr Bumble says: “If the law supposes that, then the law is an as.” There are many stupid laws that exist all over …

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Written on Jan, 04, 2012 by in | Leave a comment

It was quite a disappointment for me that Einstein had been unable to find a place for God up in space – the eclectic choice where God was believed to live for generations. The famous American scientist, Carl Saga writes in his book, Demon-Haunted World: There is much that science doesn’t understand; many mysteries still to be solved. In a …

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Written on Jan, 04, 2012 by in | Leave a comment

Peaceful coexistence is a beautiful phrase talked about intermittently all over the world. The concept was rarely fruitful except in Switzerland and Yugoslavia. I remember Pundit Nehru initiating his Panchsheel (five rocks), Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence in 1954, but he did not go very far. Chou En-Lai saw to it. However, since there are some successful models I feel …

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Even cat and mouse can exist peacefully if so brought up. Nothing to it

Peaceful coexistence is a beautiful phrase talked about intermittently all over the world. The concept was rarely fruitful except in Switzerland and Yugoslavia. I remember Pundit Nehru initiating his Panchsheel (five rocks), Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence in 1954, but he did not go very far. Chou En-Lai saw to it. However, since there are some successful models I feel …

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