Sunday, November 30, 2008

Human species

Lost World, Michael Crichton

Malcolm's reply was immediate: "What makes you think human beings are sentinent and aware ? There is no evidence of it. Human beings never think for themselves, they find it too uncomfortable. For the most part, members of our species simply repeat what they are told - and become upset if they are exposed to any different view. The characteristic human trait is not awareness but conformity, and the characteristic result is religious warfare. Other animals fight for territory or food; but uniquely in animal kingdom, human beings fight for their 'beliefs'. The reason is that belief guide behaviour, which has evolutional importance among human beings. But at a time when our behaviour may well lead us to extinction, I see no reason to assume we have any awareness at all. We are stubborn, self-destructive conformists. Any other view of our species is just a self-congratulatory delusion. Next question.

From The Lost World, by Michael Crichton

Thank you

It's over for now.

Heartfelt and tearful THANKS to all the Police Officers, Armymen, Navy men, Firemen, NSG commandoes, CST announcers, Hotel staff and so many unknown heroes.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

mumbai

NDTV.com

this is just way too big.
i dont want to utter any foolish words.
all i can think of - is protect. and defend.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

RIP Micheal Crichton

Oh my no !



My fav author Micheal Crichton is no more. I just read and its hard to believe it.

For me his books never got boring inspite of repeated reading. He brought out many of the unknown theories, technologies from dingy corners of academia into popular literature. And most of his woman characters are still etched in my mind.

I loved his Airframe, Jurassic Park, Lost World, Disclosure, Sphere & Congo. They totally set my imagination on fire, for years together.

RIP Micheal Crichton.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Quoted

Some well followed blogger used my unacked comment in her own quote.

The topic is my fav one.

Hmm, and no, I won't call that tightness in the chest & bubbling heat choking me, as childish anger. Yeh mat kehna, hota hain, chalta hain, duniya hain.



Update: With the arrival of unwanted traffic of sycophants, my comment section is begining to resemble a Rediff Messageboard. So here is some pureed summary for better understanding.

  • Plagiarism ? Exactly who talked about Plagiarism ?
  • Imagine a group discussion. All kinds of people in it. Some articulate. Some soft-spoken. Some with clever insight. Some quick to pick on the others insight and then use it to build further on it. It's not to put someone off, its mostly the need to race ahead. I would say, that sort of thing happened here.
  • And one of the recent terms to explain this phenomenon is internalization, made famous by Kaavya V.
  • For those ready to dole out "relax", "its only a ...", "over-reaction" and more blah advice, well, wait till something similar happens to you. Then you can see, how you check your emotion and how you express it ?

    If after this also they don't get the point, then it's their limitation. And they have to reflect. If they can spend their effort in posting a rude comment, then they can use that energy in some reflection too.