A Mexican friend of my daughter refused to eat rice that was heated in a microwave oven. "Microwave causes radiation, which is dangerous to life," she said knowledgeably. I tried to explain the fallacious ignorance behind her belief. Her mind was made up, she didn't want an explanation. Perhaps this post could be of help … Continue reading Is your microwave oven dangerous?
Why is the Pakistan minister saying that they have a smart bomb, and how do they have smart nuclear bombs? This is proof that the tendency to jabber is not limited to India’s BJP ministers. However, our military intelligence would surely take note and would not discount the possibility of such a foolish adventure by … Continue reading Pakistan’s dirty smart bomb
In the days when science, philosophy and theology came packed in one envelope, our ancients conceived a substantially common model of the universe which only differed a little from place to place, from time to time and from one concept of God to another. The model was the most obvious and easily conceivable – a … Continue reading Big Bang Theory For the Layman (though not for Dummies)
Susana Prieta, a good Facebook friend of mine, asked me: “So, Vishu Menon can you explain e=mc^2 to me in easy to understand terms." This is Einstein’s equation that relates energy content and mass of any body (which Einstein qualified as inertial body, but all bodies that we shall ever encounter are inertial bodies. The … Continue reading Science simplified : Meaning of E=MC^2
When the wise Prime Minister walked in promenading his 56 inches, the Air Chief, Vice Chief, AOC-in-C W A C , and the pick of the best pilots stood up. The PM had previously instructed that nobody should touch his feet. For that reason alone, they saluted. FLY ABOVE THE CLOUDS Military aviation expertise from … Continue reading How Mr. Modi destroyed Balakot
And the Learned Lady was right. Majority Judgment On 28th September, 2018, the Supreme Court of India made a landmark judgment allowing women of all ages to enter and worship at the Sabarimala temple in Kerala. Chief Justice Dipak Mishra, and Justice Khanwilkar in a single judgment, Justice Chandrachud and Justice Rohinton Nariman in separate … Continue reading Thus spake the Judge: Sabarimala is no Hindu Temple.
This is how I answered a rather badly composed query that was posted on my timeline on the social media: The explosion of science in the 19th century was set off when atheism became an acceptable, if not entirely respectable way of thinking. Nobody pulled out the tongue and wired the jaws of Darwin, none … Continue reading What do Atheists Bring to the Plate?
Until someone defines God, I have not way to know whether I'm a believer, theist, deist, agnostic or atheist. But that god of religion - any religion - who waits for me to beg, grovel and plead for awarding me a fair judgment - oh, no, that god doesn't exist for me. Give it a … Continue reading Better Parent, Terrible God
It would actually be too presumptuous of me to call Dr. Daniel Babu Paul my friend. We just happened to be in the same Pre-University class in UC College, Alwaye (now Aluva) in 1957. Babu Paul was a shining star, intelligent and studious, already poised to do great things and a favourite of teachers and … Continue reading Goodbye Babu Paul, my friend
Sorry, these are only some of my previous posts on FB, Somehow I feel that they have a current flavour and that they are worthy of being shown on these pages. Hence, here goes: Imagine there's no religion, the World is one: John Lennon, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Q_YV49GH0g Frankly, this Oscar Wilde gem was borrowed from Facebook I … Continue reading My Facebook Fixation