Monthly Archives: February 2013

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Written on Feb, 20, 2013 by in | Leave a comment
An adult earthworm

It is quite annoying to see several dark worm casts (small piles of digested earth) on my closely cropped and manicured green lawn. I buy chemicals from the market to kill them. You never see worm casts on a golf course as the groundskeepers use professional vermicides. I know that these lowly animals help to put food on our table, …

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Written on Feb, 15, 2013 by in | Leave a comment
face of an ape

   Face of an ape different from Face of chimpanzee Human beings and chimpanzees separated from a common ancestor ape Few people asked me if humans evolved from apes why the apes in Africa now, don’t evolve into humans. A very good question. It is not unlike the question one sometimes asks – where do the audience sit, when Shakespeare …

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Written on Feb, 14, 2013 by in | Leave a comment
Scientists in Australia, found in a bit of meteorite (that fell over Murchison in Australia in 1969), chemicals and amino acids - proteins - the building blocks of life ((BBC News Feb 16 2010)

Who am I and where do I come from? Are these the same old unanswered philosophical questions? No, now, there are scientific answersto them. This is hard science as it requires linear and logical thinking; but science can be fun if you at least try as I have done. For thousands of years religion and mysticism provided the answer to …

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Written on Feb, 14, 2013 by in | Leave a comment
Photo of the universe with a black hole, thru Hubble’s Telescope, NASA

To make science easily understood by the common layman and the educated laymen, the world’s best known atheist and evolutionist Professor Richard Dawkins held the Chair of ‘The public understanding of science’ at Oxford University (1995-2008). He is well-known for his criticism of creationism and intelligent design. His book ‘God Delusion’ sold as of January 2010, two million copies and …

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Written on Feb, 13, 2013 by in | Leave a comment

Who am I and where do I come from? Is this the same old unanswered philosophical question? Yes it is but there is a scientific answer. For thousands of years religion and mysticism provided the answer to our perpetual enquiry – where we came from. They could only speculate that it was God, who created us. Religious phenomena such as …

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Written on Feb, 09, 2013 by in | Leave a comment
Photo of Rhesus monkeys at Agra Fort

A recent publication by US scientists led by Dr Dorothy Fragaszy from the University of Georgia, in the journal Public Library of Science One : “Adult wild bearded capuchin monkeys exhibit skill in several dimensions of nut-cracking, including selecting the nuts that are easier to crack, selecting anvil surfaces that support more supportive size and composition shows basic rules of …

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