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Philosophy v science: which can answer the big questions of life?

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on September 10, 2012

Philosopher Julian Baggini fears that, as we learn more and more about the universe, scientists are becoming increasingly determined to stamp their mark on other disciplines. Here, he challenges theoretical physicist Lawrence Krauss over ‘mission creep’ among his peers

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Does philosophy or science have all the big answers?

Julian Baggini No one who has understood even a fraction of what science has told us about the universe can fail to be in awe of both the cosmos and of science. When physics is compared with the humanities and social sciences, it is easy for the scientists to feel smug and the rest of us to feel somewhat envious. Philosophers in particular can suffer from lab-coat envy. If only our achievements were so clear and indisputable! How wonderful it would be to be free from the duty of constantly justifying the value of your discipline.

However – and I’m sure you could see a “but” coming – I do wonder whether science hasn’t suffered from a little mission creep of late. Not content with having achieved so much, some scientists want to take over the domain of other disciplines.

I don’t feel proprietorial about the problems of philosophy. History has taught us that many philosophical issues can grow up, leave home and live elsewhere. Science was once natural philosophy and psychology sat alongside metaphysics. But there are some issues of human existence that just aren’t scientific. I cannot see how mere facts could ever settle the issue of what is morally right or wrong, for example. Read the rest of this entry »

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Einstein on Science and Religion

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on August 25, 2012

[Einstein is not only the Greatest Scientist, but also Great saint. We should not hesitate to claim this from his writes up.]

The Meaning of Life

This excerpt is taken from Einstein’s book The World as I See It, p. 1. It is the first essay in the book, and the shortest as well

What is the meaning of human life, or of organic life altogether? To answer this question at all implies a religion. Is there any sense then, you ask, in putting it? I answer, the man who regards his own life and that of his fellow creatures as meaningless is not merely unfortunate but almost disqualified for life.

Further Words on the Meaning of Life

The following excerpt is taken from Hoffman and Dukas, pp. 26 – 27.

This excerpt is a letter written by Einstein in response to a 19-year-old Rutger’s University student, who had written to Einstein of his despair at seeing no visible purpose to life and no help from religion. In responding to this poignant cry for help, Einstein offered no easy solace, and this very fact must have heartened the student and lightened the lonely burden of his doubts.

Einstein at 1933 Pacifist ConferenceHere is Einstein’s response. It was written in English and sent from Princeton on 3 December 1950, within days of receiving the letter: Read the rest of this entry »

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Deepak Chopra- Learn How to Meditate (Nauči meditirati)

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on July 9, 2012

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Life in the Universe: Easy or Hard?

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on May 15, 2012

Are we alone in the Universe? According to TIME senior science editor, Jeffrey Kluger, recent discoveries suggest we’re not.
There’s rarely any middle ground on the topic of life in space. You either believe the untold trillions of stars and planets out there make it anthropocentric folly to think that biology emerged nowhere else, or you believe that nope, life is particular to the nonreproducible conditions on our uniquely verdant, uniquely organic world. Either way, science agrees with you. Paul Davies, physicist and cosmologist at Arizona State University and author of the book The Eerie Silence argues that the vast number of other worlds is actually misleading, that the statistical improbability of organic molecules lining up just as they did to create life as we know it is greater than even so large a sample group could overcome. (Of course, Davies does not rule out the possibility that so-called shadow life — so very different from our own that we wouldn’t recognize it even if it sidled right up to us — could exist.) Other exobiologists, particularly those at NASA say nope, life as we know it is easy. All you need is water, an energy source, some hydrocarbons and time and you can easily cook something up—perhaps even in our own solar system on worlds like Jupiter’s watery moon Europa or in the deep, ice deposits on Mars. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on December 17, 2011

“Zeitgeist: Moving Forward” by Peter Joseph viewed by more than 12,758,600 was released on 15th Jan 2011 theatrically to sold out crowds in 60 countries; 31 languages; 295 cities and 341 Venues. It has been noted as the largest non-profit independent film release in history.

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Steve Jobs Stanford Commencement Speech 2005

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on October 8, 2011

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Buddhist View on Death and Rebirth by Venerable Thich Nguyen Tang

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on September 25, 2011

Buddhist View on Death and Rebirth
By Venerable Thich Nguyen Tang

 As a Vietnamese Buddhist monk, working as a Buddhist chaplain at several of Melbourne’s hospitals and as well as Melbourne assessment prison, I have witnessed many personal tragedies faced by the living and of course the very process of dying and that of death and many of these poor people faced their death with fear, with misery and pain before departing this world.  With the images of all these in my mind, on this occasion, I wish to share my view from the perspective of a Buddhist and we hope that people would feel far more relaxed in facing this inevitable end since it is really “not the end of life”, according to our belief.

Death and the impermanence of life

In the teaching of the Buddha, all of us will pass away eventually as a part in the natural process of birth, old-age and death and that we should always keep in mind the impermanence of life.  The life that we all cherish and wish to hold on.

To Buddhism, however, death is not the end of life, it is merely the end of the body we inhabit in this life, but our spirit will still remain and seek out through the need of attachment, attachment to a new body and new life. Where they will be born is a result of the past and the accumulation of positive and negative action, and the resultant karma (cause and effect) is a result of ones past actions. Read the rest of this entry »

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Cheryl Cole Really Happy?

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on May 6, 2011

Cheryl Cole is very beautiful and talented lady with a big fame. She is an English singer, songwriter, dancer, and model. Rising to fame in late 2002, Cole was selected to become a member of girl group Girls Aloud on ITV‘s reality television programme Popstars The Rivals. With the group, Cole has marked much success by achieving twenty consecutive top ten singles (including four number ones) in the UK; five studio albums which have all been certified platinum by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI), two of which went to number one in the UK; and accumulating a total of five BRIT Award nominations from 2005 to 2010. Since Girls Aloud have pursued separate careers, she has released two consecutive number one albums in the UK: 3 Words and Messy Little Raindrops; scoring two number one singles in the UK (“Fight for This Love” and “Promise This“).

Cole became a judge on the British televised singing competition The X Factor in 2008. Cole has become a recognised and photographed style icon, referred to as a fashionista by the press. Her picture has been on the covers of British VogueElle andHarper’s Bazaar, while also becoming the new face of cosmetic company L’Oréal. Cole was married to England footballer Ashley Cole from July 2006 until she divorced him in September 2010. On 5 May 2011, it was confirmed that Cole will appear as a judge on the upcoming American version of The X Factor.

We can see her very smiley most of the time. In a very popular TV program “Piers Morgan’s Life Storey” Cheryl Cole was crying most of the time in about 47 minutes program. It was 23rd of October, 2010. She is happy person or not then? Let’s see

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Do We Have a Soul? A Scientific Answer

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on April 20, 2011

I think science still not able to answer this question.
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