Thursday, October 30, 2008


An atheist professor of philosophy speaks to his class on the problem science has with God, The Almighty.
He asks one of his new students to stand and.....

Prof: So you believe in God?
Student: Absolutely, sir.
Prof: Is God good?
Student: Sure.
Prof: Is God all-powerful?
Student: Yes.
Prof: My brother died of cancer even though he prayed to God to heal him. Most of us would attempt to help others who are ill. But God didn't. How is this God good then? Hmm?
(Student is silent.)
Prof: You can't answer, can you? Let's start again, young fella. Is God good?
Student: Yes.
Prof: Is Satan good?
Student: No.
Prof: Where does Satan come from?
Student: From...God...
Prof: That's right. Tell me son, is there evil in this world?
Student: Yes.
Prof: Evil is everywhere, isn't it? And God did make everything. Correct?
Student: Yes.
Prof: So who created evil?
(Student does not answer.)
Prof: Is there sickness? Immorality? Hatred? Ugliness? All these terrible things exist in the world, don't they?
Student: Yes, sir.
Prof: So, who created them?
(Student has no answer.)
Prof: Science says you have 5 senses you use to identify and observe the world around you. Tell me, son...Have you ever seen God?
Student: No, sir.
Prof: Tell us if you have ever heard your God?
Student: No, sir.
Prof: Have you ever felt your God, tasted your God, smelt your God? Have you ever had any sensory perception of God for that matter?
Student: No, sir. I'm afraid I haven't.
Prof: Yet you still believe in Him?
Student: Yes.
Prof: According to empirical, testable, demonstrable protocol, science says your GOD doesn't exist. What do you say to that, son?
Student: Nothing. I only have my faith.
Prof: Yes. Faith. And that is the problem science has.

Student: Professor, is there such a thing as heat?
Prof: Yes.
Student: And is there such a thing as cold?
Prof: Yes.
Student: No sir. There isn't.
(The lecture theater becomes very quiet with this turn of events.)
Student: Sir, you can have lots of heat, even more heat, superheat, mega heat, white heat, a little heat or no heat. But we don't have anything called cold. We can hit 458 degrees below zero which is no heat, but we can't go any further after that. There is no such thing as cold. Cold is only a word we use to describe the absence of heat. We cannot measure cold. Heat is energy. Cold is not the opposite of heat, sir, just the absence of it .
(There is pin-drop silence in the lecture theater.)
Student: What about darkness, Professor? Is there such a thing as darkness?
Prof: Yes. What is night if there isn't darkness?
Student: You're wrong again, sir. Darkness is the absence of something. You can have low light, normal light, bright light, flashing light..... But if you have no light constantly, you have nothing and it's called darkness, isn't it? In reality, darkness isn't. If it were, you would be able to make darkness darker, wouldn't you?
Prof: So what is the point you are making, young man?
Student: Sir, my point is your philosophical premise is flawed.
Prof: Flawed? Can you explain how?
Student: Sir, you are working on the premise of duality. You argue there is life and then there is death, a good God and a bad God. You are viewing the concept of God as something finite, something we can measure. Sir, science can't even explain a thought. It uses electricity and magnetism, but has never seen, much less fully understood either one.To view death as the opposite of life is to be ignorant of the fact that death cannot exist as a substantive thing. Death is not the opposite of life - just the absence of it.
Now tell me, Professor, do you teach your students that they evolved from a monkey?
Prof: If you are referring to the natural evolutionary process, yes, of course, I do.
Student: Have you ever observed evolution with your own eyes, sir?
(The Professor shakes his head with a smile, beginning to realize where the argument is going.)
Student: Since no one has ever observed the process of evolution at work and cannot even prove that this process is an on-going endeavor, are you not teaching your opinion, sir? Are you not a scientist but a preacher?
(The class is in uproar.)
Student: Is there anyone in the class who has ever seen the Professor's brain? (The class breaks out into laughter.)
Student: Is there anyone here who has ever heard the Professor's brain, felt it, touched or smelt it? No one appears to have done so. So, according to the established rules of empirical, stable, demonstrable protocol, science says that you have no brain,sir. With all due respect, sir, how do we then trust your lectures, sir?
(The room is silent. The professor stares at the student, his face unfathomable.)

Prof: I guess you'll have to take them on faith, son.
Student: That is it sir... The link between man & god is FAITH . That is all that keeps things moving & alive.

*the student was APJ Abdul Kalam

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Each day.. Each moment... 100 percent - a stint of deeper thought!

"Each Day, Each Moment... 100 percent!"

Living life to the brim - do we really do it? Has there been a day in your life when you have consciously put in your 100 percent in everything you do? I believed I did, until I heard these words and I started to ponder..

As my dad tells me - If you put in your FULLEST effort, you have nothing to worry about, whatever the outcome of your actions may be. You'll never walk out of an experience with regrets if you know you have given it your all.
"When's life happening?! - NOW! So what's the point of letting your mind dwell on your past or worry about your future?" I have realized that there's nothing worse than wasting the present by not being there.

"Que sera sera - Whatever will be will be!" So go out, give it your 100 percent and live this moment to the fullest with a big bright smile to light up the day!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008


To all my friends out there..!

"Life is too short to wake up with regrets.
So love the people who treat you right. Forget about the ones who don't.
Believe everything happens for a reason..
If you get a second chance, grab it with both hands.
If it changes your life, let it..
Nobody said life would be easy, they just promised it would be worth it!
Friends are like balloons; once you let them go, you can never get them back.
So I'm gonna tie you to my heart and never lose you."

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Diwali night with differential series and a promise of sub zero temperatures..!

Differential series and a promise of sub zero temperatures.. Not exactly the best way to spend Diwali night, but I'm across the globe from family, fire crackers and good food. This year for me, Diwali will be celebrated with a twist... classes all morning, work in the afternoon - a routine university life Monday. Looks like the sense of celebration and festivity will have to be transmitted into all the assignments and workload that awaits me..! :) So in this time of prosperity and good cheer, Happy Diwali and loads of love to my dearest family! Miss being home..!

I'v finally set foot into the world of Blog!

Hi!! Welcome to my blog! Through this forum, I'll share out with you some of my miscellaneous tidbits.. hopefully photos, music and lots more should be coming up soon... Stay tuned!