Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Boldness, God and Science

I have to admit that this past few days I have been having some interesting discussions about what is going on in bold science today.

Although I'm not a scientist or I'm not studying Physics (Which i will in the future), I have been reading a whole bunch of books and articles about Science, studied mathematics by my own and I'm person that needs a rational explanation about nature itself. I agree that I still need more education to at least debate something about science, but I want to discuss something that should be debate.

Not long ago, I had a great conversation about God with one of my cousins. He strongly believes that the theory of evolution is a completely fake, because we humans are made on gods image. I strongly disagree on that because we don't really know what's the image of god itself.

During the conversation we talked about different subjects like, robots, spirits, demons, mind control and many other stuff. we specially talk about spirits and demons. The great part of that subject is that he claims to believe that such things actually exist, spirits, demons, belzebu etc... namely that even thou he claims to have seen spirits or that even his house have been haunted, I still don't believe that such things actually exist.

The particular reason of why I don't think such mythologist beliefs exist is because even that we may not have an explanation in some supernatural event, there is always going to have a breach to question it. There for a simple and rational explanation will appear. Such things like spirits can't exist because we don't know what god or whatever it is that created the universe, is planning, doing, thinking and dreaming. In particular it seems that actually god is made upon our own image HAHAHAHAHAH!

The people with such beliefs of spiritualism doesn't realize that every demon, every spirit, every supernatural event, every exorcist, every witch, every pseudoscience, every close minded, are based in the thoughts of the human mind since the beginning of religion. Every kind of mystic being or religion and every kind of mystic belief without a rational explanation of such mystic being or event are just a mind control of masses. I think that all of this mystic things that had been around since centuries are pure business, they make others be blind folded to avoid any medical treatment with this great excuse "god is just testing you to see if you are prepare to go to heaven" The religion itself can make some money out of that belief. I strongly belief that innocence about science is the worst crime today.

Which in particular that should be debated in justice. But the majority of those kind of religions, cases where some religions have gods called Eminen, Shakira or President Obama. Are more punished than the church of Christianity itself. Not that I have something against christianity.

The faith that this people have are completely wrong inside a numerous factors of beliefs, per example the ethical faith still struggling against the spiritualist religions. And not just that but also the willing of not wanting to belief that we don't know what god is! and they prefer to have faith in the bible!...instead of faith in one self and the ethics that the humans created. Let's say I believe that at some point in ethics you really don't know what god is!!!... instead of believing that!! they belief that in some point you have to have faith in the bible, Jesus Christ and God itself.

That actually my friends is not fair this occurs because in my opinion every minute you pray, every minute you think that being clement is actually going to give you points to go to heaven are just avoiding you to see the reality of life itself. That reality is that every day there is people dieing on the streets, there are wars that haven't been avoid, there are killers, cowards, braves, and every thing you can think of, that they do claim for a piece of heaven but they don't seem to have the same luck that some other people have. Ins't that unfair? why not everyone goes to heaven? do they have the fault of not going to heaven? or they just didn't had faith in god or had some special problem that actually some person couldn't handle. Why the preachers and believers in religion thinks that god sent his own son down to earth to do the work for god? I thought that god could do everything!

I think faith is very important but depends in what kind of faith you belief, if is good for yourself and for others that is good faith, but if is good for yourself and god! is not good because one is being selfish with oneself by not accepting the pure reality of things. we have to take action to secure humanity. What we cannot do is to stay put and pray to god to save us.

Why do believers actually feel honored that he/she sent Jesus to earth? was it because god is so full of love that he/she decided to take a vacation?

Don't really know... but I have to admit that even thou this people exist I can't help to respect there believes, aether way science and religion are almost the same story the only problem is that from the part of science we don't accept religion to be close minded and for the part of religion they don't accept science to be open minded.

Wrote by Alan Cedeno

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Stephen Hawkings has tossed aside the Mathematics professorship at Cambridge University

Photograph: Murdo Macleod

Article from||Articulo de: Ian Sample

Without fanfare or ceremony, the most celebrated scientist in the country (England), Stephen Hawking, quietly stepped down this week from the most prestigious post in British physics.

Hawking's successor as Lucasian professor of mathematics at Cambridge University will be decided by committee this month, but as he moves on, leading physicists warn that Britain risks losing the next generation of great minds.

Government pressure on universities is diverting researchers away from purely intellectual problems and on to sure-fire money-making projects, physicists say. The university's role of pulling in and nurturing deep thinkers will be sidelined in favour of people who can turn profits by making better widgets.

The shift from "blue skies research" to more practical problems will turn gifted students with the potential to be the next Hawking or Sir Isaac Newton off science for good, physicists claim.

The Lucasian chair has been held by some of Britain's finest scientific minds. The tradition began in 1630 with Isaac Barrow, who founded the mathematical tools of calculus. Newton took over in 1669, and was followed by names such as Charles Babbage, the father of the computer, and Paul Dirac, recipient of a Nobel prize awarded for discovering antimatter.

Neil Turok, a leading theoretical physicist who worked with Hawking at Cambridge before leaving for Canada last year, said focusing on industrial applications of science and commercialisation risked ending Britain's history of world-class thinkers.

"Giving up on that tradition of deep intellectual discovery in favour of immediate economic benefit is a huge mistake. You lose the gem of creative, insightful, long-term thinking. That is what Britain has done so spectacularly in the past, and to give that up is a tragedy," Turok said.

The science minister, Lord Drayson, led calls this year for the research budget to be spent on projects most likely to bring money into Britain. The main funding body for physics, the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), is reviewing research it supports with a view to giving priority to projects most likely to benefit the economy.

"The government is putting a lot of emphasis on applied research and that sends a message to young people that they don't value the big questions in science," said Brian Foster, head of particle physics at the University of Oxford. "But it's the big questions that get those people excited and into science in the first place. There is a real danger of killing the goose that lays the golden egg."

In May, an Institute of Physics survey of 800 students found that 90% had been inspired into science because they wanted to do pure knowledge and curiosity-driven work in quantum theory, nuclear physics and astrophysics.

"Most students want to be the next Newton, Dirac or Hawking," Turok said. "They want to think for themselves on really foundational problems. Physicists are paid barely sustenance wages for working their socks off on really hard problems. You can't then go and tell them what they should be working on. You mustn't confine the best minds."

Earlier this week, physicists learned that the STFC will give grants for projects for only one year, not the usual five, and that a £30m black hole in budgets will hit basic research hardest.

A principios de esta semana, los físicos se enteraron de que el STFC dará subvenciones para proyectos para un solo año, pero no los cinco habituales, y que un agujero negro de 30 millones de libras en los presupuestos golpearan a la investigación básica bastante duro.

"The legacy of great British physicists is at risk. If these cuts go ahead, it will cause carnage inside the major research universities and Oxford is one of them. We will very likely see physics departments close, and the prospect is bound to make good students go elsewhere," said Foster.

Source:Ian Sample, science correspondent, Friday 2 October 2009 22.35 BST

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