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Spread A Little Love Around

Good Morning To All,

i just come across a very nice and meaningful quote. i thought let me share it here with you all.

“”””””If You feel your life has no direction/purpose, try spreading a Little Love around!

There is always someone around who needs Your Help, love & Kindness.””””””

Good Morning

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Morality is natural -1

 

 

Good Morning Friends, Sunday, September 07, 2008. I was reading following article on times of india’s website and I love to read it.

 

The idea that man needs God to tell us how to behave morally, to be kind and thoughtful towards our fellow man, to aid others without any promise of benefit to ourselves, is a central tenet of most religions.

 

To emphasize the point, we are told that if we do not obey God’s moral law, we will spend an eternity in hell while if we do obey the moral code, we will spend an eternity of bliss in heaven.

 

Francis Collins of the National Institutes of Health is the head of the Human Genome Project responsible for sequencing the three billion base pairs of the human genome.

 

In 2007, this eminent scientist wrote a book titled ‘The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief ’. He recounts that in his early years as a scientist, he was an atheist but one day, he had an epiphany and came to believe that man could not be a moral animal without the aid of a god given moral law. As a result of this realization, he became of person of faith.

 

This epiphany blew me away because although he was a geneticist, he found the extensive genetic evidence that altruism was an inborn genetic trait unconvincing. He also believed that while the development of all other living organisms on earth was the result of Darwinian evolution, the evolution of man was special and was guided by the hand of God.

 

Surveys have shown that most scientists , especially those in the field of the biological and genetic sciences , are non-theists , partly because they so strongly believe that Darwinian evolution was responsible for the origin of the species, including man.

 

As a fellow geneticist, I was surprised that this eminent scientist was both disavowing the decades of research into the genetics of altruism and proposing that humans were so unique that God was required to guide the evolution of humans. This was uncomfortably close to the tenants of the Intelligent Design creationists.

 

I wish to just address the issue of altruism as an inborn genetic trait. Altruism is defined as aiding another individual while incurring personal costs to oneself. For example, if I jump into a raging river to save my son from drowning, I place myself at risk of drowning. This behaviour of being kind and helpful to others is a central tenet to of Christian thought, the golden rule, consisting of treating others, as you would like to be treated.

 

One of the best examples of altruism in the animal kingdom is the behaviour of sterile worker honeybees who sacrifice themselves for the benefit of the queen bee. Darwin was quite concerned about altruism, fearing that it seemed to directly contradict his theory of survival of the fittest, thus allowing better genes to be passed on to the next generation.

 

Worker bees are sterile and thus, derive no direct benefit for their altruistic acts and cannot pass on their genes. Darwin’s solution to this apparent contradiction of this theory was to suggest that the survival benefit did not always have to apply to the individual — it could also apply to the relatives of the individual. Thus, a sterile worker bee helping the queen to survive would help guarantee the preservation of the genes of the whole family.

 

This became known as the ‘kin selection’ theory. As if his general theory of the evolution of the species were not enough of a problem for religions to swallow, Darwin was now suggesting that selfsacrificial behaviour, generally considered only to be within the purview of religion, was also biologically controlled and could occur in animals was well as humans.

its continue………..

 

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Yash fights a brave battle

Today is August 27, 2008. I was reading newspaper timesofindia and i find this news. It is something i want others to know that a Nine year boy fights a brave battle. i like to share the news article.

He is just nine, but Yash has battled death like few can. The youngest victim of the terror attacks, after days of ups and downs, hope and despair, shines like a ray of hope, with his wounds healing slowly but surely. 
 

Yash lost his brother Rohan , 11, and father Dushyant Vyas in the bomb blast in the Civil Hospital. Ignorant of the huge loss, the boy is showing good signs of recovery. 
 

Yash is now waiting for skin graft procedure on his back and parts of his arms and legs that have sustained deep burns. “His wounds are healing well. Twenty-five per cent of the burns still remain which require skin-grafting ,” said attending plastic surgeon Dr Srikant Lagvankar. 
 

Doctors say that Yash is now well enough to ask for Maggi noodles, cream biscuits and even his favourite sevtameta shaak. “Yash has been eating vegetables and one egg daily to get his nutrition right,” says Dr Lagvankar.
 

And, there are reports that his mother Geeta might get a job at the Civil Hospital, where her husband worked in the cancer department. Geeta’s fears now revolved around the fact that the news of his father and brother’s death will leave Yash shattered.
 

Yash has often inquired about his father and Rohan and has been told that they are recuperating elsewhere in the hospital.

 

 

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Prayer Healing

Defined broadly, faith healing is the attempt to use religious or spiritual means such as prayer to prevent illness, cure disease, or improve health. Those who attempt to heal by prayer, mental practices, spiritual insights, or other techniques say they can summon divine or supernatural intervention on behalf of the ill.

 

According to the varied beliefs of those who practice it, faith healing may be said to afford gradual relief from pain or sickness or to bring about a sudden “miracle cure”, and it may be used in place of, or in tandem with, conventional medical techniques for alleviating or curing diseases. Faith healing has been criticized on the grounds that those who use it may delay seeking potentially curative conventional medical care. This is particularly problematic when parents use faith healing techniques on children.

 

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