Monthly Archives: August 2012

Believe it or not

One critic of conspiracy theories sarcastically remarked, slightly twisting the historic words of Armstrong: “I suppose it really was one small step for man, one giant lie for mankind.”

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Curiosity, science and theology

Curiosity is second nature to human beings. It is the stuff of science.  It is at the heart of discoveries and inventions.  But there is something curious about curiosity: some people are more curious than others.  Some are very curious, … Continue reading

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Justice and injustice, fair and foul

In our cruel South Asian world, the jail and judicial system has to be the most pitiless and shameless. While the police are quick to arrest and torture all probable and improbable suspects, who are usually poor people, the judiciary … Continue reading

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The perils of self-righteousness

Where righteousness rules, whose rule is right?  To those infused with self-righteousness, whether in the name of Islam, Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Nazism, Bolshevism, Maoism or whatever, all non-conformists are deviants, always despised, often oppressed and sometimes killed. 

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