Tuesday, September 22, 2015

God, or no God?




professor : You are Jewish, aren't you, son?
Student : Yes, sir.
Professor: So, you believe in GOD?
Student : Absolutely, sir.
Professor : Is GOD good ?
Student : Sure.
Professor: Is GOD all powerful?
Student : Yes.
Professor: My brother died of cancer even though he prayed to GOD to heal him. Most of us would attempt to help others who are ill. But GOD didn't. How is this GOD good then?  Hmm?
(Student was silent.)
Professor: You can't answer, can you?  Let's start again, young fella.  Is GOD good?
Student : Yes.
Professor: Is satan good?
Student : No.
Professor: Where does satan come from?
Student : From … GOD …
Professor: That's right. Tell me son, is there evil in this world?
Student : Yes.
Professor: Evil is everywhere, isn't it? And GOD did make everything. Correct?
Student : Yes.
Professor: So who created evil?  (Student did not answer.)
Professor: Is there sickness? Immorality? Hatred? Ugliness? All these terrible things exist in the world, don't they?
Student : Yes, sir.
Professor: So, who created them? (Student had no answer.)
Professor: Science says you have 5 Senses you use to identify and observe the world around you. Tell me, son, have you ever seen GOD?
Student : No, sir.
Professor: Tell us if you have ever heard your GOD?
Student : No , sir.
Professor: Have you ever felt your GOD, tasted your GOD, smelt your GOD? Have you ever had any sensory perception of GOD for that matter?
Student : No, sir. I'm afraid I haven't.
Professor: Yet you still believe in Him?
Student : Yes.
Professor : According to Empirical, Testable, Demonstrable Protocol, Science says your GOD doesn't exist. What do you say to that, son?
Student : Nothing. I only have my faith.
Professor: Yes, faith. And that is the problem Science has.

Student : Professor, is there such a thing as heat?
Professor: Yes.
Student : And is there such a thing as cold?
Professor: Yes.
Student : No, sir. There isn't.
(The lecture theater became very quiet with this turn of events.)
Student : Sir, you can have lots of heat, even more heat, superheat, mega heat, white heat, a little heat or no heat. But we don't have anything called cold. We can hit 458 degrees below zero which is no heat, but we can't go any further after that. There is no such thing as cold. Cold is only a word we use to describe the absence of heat. We cannot measure cold. Heat is energy. Cold is not the opposite of heat, sir, just the absence of it. (There was pin-drop silence in the lecture theater.)
Student : What about darkness, Professor? Is there such a thing as darkness?
Professor: Yes. What is night if there isn't darkness?
Student : You're wrong again, sir. Darkness is the absence of something. You can have low light, normal light, bright light, flashing light. But if you have no light constantly, you have nothing and its called darkness, isn't it? In reality, darkness isn't. If it is, well you would be able to make darkness darker, wouldn't you?
Professor: So what is the point you are making, young man ?
Student : Sir, my point is your philosophical premise is flawed.
Professor: Flawed ? Can you explain how?
Student : Sir, you are working on the premise of duality. You argue there is life and then there is death, a good GOD and a bad GOD. You are viewing the concept of GOD as something finite, something we can measure. Sir, Science can't even explain a thought. It uses electricity and magnetism, but has never seen, much less fully understood either one. To view death as the opposite of life is to be ignorant of the fact that death cannot exist as a substantive thing. Death is not the opposite of life: just the absence of it. Now tell me, Professor, do you teach your students that they evolved from a monkey?
Professor: If you are referring to the natural evolutionary process, yes, of course, I do.
Student : Have you ever observed evolution with your own eyes, sir?
(The Professor shook his head with a smile, beginning to realize where the argument was going.)
Student : Since no one has ever observed the process of evolution at work and cannot even prove that this process is an on-going endeavor. Are you not teaching your opinion, sir? Are you not a scientist but a preacher?
(The class was in uproar.)
Student : Is there anyone in the class who has ever seen the Professor's brain?
(The class broke out into laughter. )
Student : Is there anyone here who has ever heard the Professor's brain, felt it, touched or smelt it? No one appears to have done so. So, according to the established Rules of Empirical, Stable, Demonstrable Protocol, Science says that you have no brain, sir. With all due respect, sir, how do we then trust your lectures, sir?
(The room was silent. The Professor stared at the student, his face unfathomable.)
Professor: I guess you'll have to take them on faith, son.
Student : That is it sir … Exactly ! The link between man & GOD is FAITH. That is all that keeps things alive and moving.


By the way, that student was ALBERT EINSTEIN]











From: Lenie Olivier [mailto:lenie@webafrica.org.za]
Sent: 22 September 2015 03:40 PM
To: Douw Coetsee; Frederick Olivier; Laetitia Marais; Koekoes Vorster








Friday, September 18, 2015

Practical Uses for Petroleum Jelly (Vaseline)

Practical Uses for Petroleum Jelly
1. Remove eye makeup. Coat your lids, then gently swab with a tissue.
2. Highlight cheekbones. Fake a model's bone structure by patting and blending a tiny amount across cheekbones. The shine attracts light and creates a contoured effect.
3. Gloss your lips. Add red food dye -- or tastier cherry Kool-Aid powder -- to a dab of petroleum jelly for instant lip color.
4. Get an even tan. Dry skin tends to soak up excess tanning lotion, leaving skin splotchy. Smooth on petroleum jelly before using tanning products.
5. Preserve your fragrance. Dab on pulse points, like your wrists and the sides of your neck, before spritzing on perfume. Your scent will last the entire day.
6. Buff away dry skin. Combine with brown sugar to concoct an at-home exfoliator.
7. Tame unruly eyebrows. Dot petroleum jelly on your fingertip or a clean mascara wand and sweep across brows in one direction, from inside to out.
8. Intensify eye shadow. Morph your powder shadows into creams for a more pigmented color (prime your lids with foundation and translucent powder first to avoid creasing).
9. Protect skin from hair dye. Smooth a layer at your hairline before using home color and you'll avoid hard-to-remove dark stains.
10. Seal split ends. Coat ends to conceal dryness and frizz when you're between trims. You can also rub a little between your hands and use as hair wax for texture or to smooth flyaways. Wash it out with a clarifying shampoo.
11. Stretch your lotion. Running low on your favorite moisturizer? Add petroleum jelly to prolong its life.
12. Get a perfect manicure. Dab a little around your nails when you're DIY-ing a manicure or pedicure to keep  polish from getting on your skin.
13. Soften skin. Before going to bed, rub petroleum jelly on places where skin is extra-dry, like on your elbows or the heels of your feet. Skin will be super-soft when you wake up.
14. Remove rings. Is a ring stuck on your finger? Petroleum jelly can help it slide off easily.
15. Stop squeaks. Apply to squeaky hinges on doors or cabinets to keep them quiet.
16. Shine shoes. Petroleum jelly can make scuffed patent-leather shoes shine like new again.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

We're getting ready to fish plastic soup from the oceans starting in 2016

The oceans pretty much suck at the moment.
Not necessarily for us, though it's certainly getting there, but for the sea's original inhabitants.
The problem is this: plastic bags are clogging up whole swaths of ocean like a synthetic soup,
though in no way edible and entirely deadly. (So not very much like a soup at all...)
We're doing something about it

The Ocean Cleanup, an initiative set up by Dutchman Boyan Slat, is poised to set up a
system in the area between Japan and South Korea to "catch" and deal with the
carrier bag bouillon that's threatening oceanic wildlife.
[source: imgur.com]
The monster cleanup system spans over a mile in breadth and is made possible through crowdfunding.

If the initiative proves effective, more problem areas around the world could be addressed next,
though at an even greater scale.
There are plans for a "plastic catcher" of more than 100km in length, allowing much greater areas at a time to be rendered soup-free.

We can't really do this Nobel-worthy project justice in these few words, so why not check out the details at the source?
Images credit: The Ocean Cleanup


Monday, September 7, 2015

Shop robbery Brazil


street art


Here is a guy with talent who is having a good time for all to enjoy.
Creation David Zinn
David Zinn is an artist from Michigan. He runs around all day in the streets of Ann Arbor, with street construction, cracks, etc. on the road with chalk to create a lot of street fairy tales.
David Zinn's most famous creation was undoubtedly a little monster called Sluggo. Sluggo has a green body and long, round eyes, it and its partners have also become a small street in Ann Arbor unique scene.
Please share so more people can see.


Wednesday, September 2, 2015