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Un”Intelligent” Design

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I was doing general TP on the net , when i came across this ‘Scopes Trial’ thing. This was about a teacher getting arrested in the 60’s in US for teaching evolution in schools.

It was just outrageous. This led to me reading about the whole Evolution Vs. Creationism argument.

Everywhere I read , every creationist would talk a lot about providing evidence and all , and then end up saying

“As per the Book Of Genesis….”

I couldn’t stop laughing at it. How gullible can someone be??

Bible and all the other “holy” books have been written by humans. They do carry a lot of good in them, but it is upto us to think logically and take what sounds right. We don’t have to follow it blindly. For me they are an older version of self-help books. This may sound blasphemous , but it isn’t. At least it isn’t supposed to be.

There are creationists saying all sorts of thing. Although most of it is pure crap, some of it carries a hint of racism and prejudiced behavior. Like the bit about “White man’s burden” and all. It’s surprising to find people like that , today.

Biggest mystery to me is , how someone who is educated can actually laugh in the face of logic and believe such Gobbeldegook.

For those interested in reading up a bit on this stuff check out these links—-

http://www.creationism.org/topbar/faq.htm

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0053946/board/nest/84628456

IT IS HILARIOUS.

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ytamaskar@gmail.com

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PS- The password is just for the site . Not for my mail ID. 😛

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October 30, 2007 at 3:36 pm

Critical…

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Quoting Peter O’Toole (Anton Ego) from “Ratatouille”–

In many ways, the work of a critic is easy. We risk very little yet enjoy a position over those who offer up their work and their selves to our judgment. We thrive on negative criticism, which is fun to write and to read. But the bitter truth we critics must face is that, in the grand scheme of things, the average piece of junk is more meaningful than our criticism designating it so. But there are times when a critic truly risks something, and that is in the discovery and defense of the new.

Makes one think….

Written by yasho

October 29, 2007 at 4:02 pm

Profesor!

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I went to talk to a teacher today about a question that he hadn’t checked in my paper. I was dismissed right away without him even glancing at my paper.

All my life I have known Teachers to be these high-headed, arrogant, for the most part ignorant tyrants. Now that may sound a bit exaggerated , but I hope my point gets through.

Ask anyone and they would be able to count the number of polite and understanding teachers on there hands. Yes, there are a few teachers who are all those things, but most of them aren’t…..

At least the ones I have seen have a major ego issue. You challenge there authority in any way, shape or form, and Ka-Boom….you’re dead. Sleeping with the fishes.

I never really understood the reason for this attitude. One doesn’t have to stamp others to show his authority.. This is all the more important for a Student-Teacher relationship. A kid who has had a bad experience with a teacher early in life generally looses his respect for them gradually. It happened to me.

Teachers need to be strict. But strictness is not synonymous with anger, egoism, arrogance.

This sounds like a very biased post. It isn’t. I have come across some teachers who were truly great. Polite yet strict. People who knew there subjects properly.

But sadly most of my “Guru’s” have not been ideal. Far from it. And it has, unfortunately left a lasting effect on me. My first reaction towards a teacher is not respect anymore. It’s not even anger or hatred.(This is too strong a word….but couldn’t find anything else which would have been suitable.)

It’s indifferent ignorance….

Written by yasho

October 29, 2007 at 3:52 pm

Happy Birthday to me..

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I dont know why I celebrate my birthday..i am getting older…going closer to death…

Dunno..

But still very happy right now…had a nice dinner with friends..and even if I am sad about the getting older part, I am happy with completing another year of my life..

I guess birthdays are a way of appreciating and celebrating our past memories and not the future…

anyway…HAPPY B’DAY to me…. 🙂

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October 26, 2007 at 6:03 pm

Born To Be Wild!!

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Don’t all of us sometimes feel constrained. Like there are too many rules governing our lives. We say that rules are important. But the number of rules we have..? We are after all animals. It’s just the opposable thumb and the developed brain that has brought us this far. I sometimes feel that our lives are unnatural. Trying to prove our might.

This thought has had its outlet in many forms. Most famously in religion. Human superiority is so deep seated that we refuse to acknowledge our past. That we are equal to all forms of life.

I have no clue why I am saying all this though…Just a whim. For all I know , tomorrow I will feel differently.

But for now just wanna break free from the shackles of humanity and recognise my roots.

Quoting “Steppenwolf”——–

Like a true nature’s child
We were born, born to be wild

At least I feel I was….(for now)!!

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October 25, 2007 at 5:56 pm

Wonder Years-II

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When I look back now, I realize that most of the things I did in school and college till now , I didn’t accomplish anything really. At least not of any importance. The funny thing is that I know that there will be more instances of this.

Instances of pointless chasing of fantasies. Times of doing nothing. Going nowhere…
Stupid, ridiculous ……..yet glorious.

Sometimes I think that growing up is all about doing all those stupid things which you can’t when you have responsibilities..

I know one thing. These are the moments that I will remember. The memories that I will cherish forever…

Written by yasho

October 23, 2007 at 2:11 am

Godzilla!!

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This is my claim to fame on the internet. Here I am looking to give Godzilla a run for his money… 🙂

PS- I perform for money…

Written by yasho

October 22, 2007 at 1:05 pm