Friday, December 31, 2010

NEW YEAR TO BECOME NEW YOU!

NEW YEAR TO BECOME NEW YOU!

This is new day of New Year.

I wish you must become new.

Please

*      Forget unpleasant things that may have happened in the past.

*      Begin with what you have. Do not wait for conditions to change.

*      Now is the time, here is the place. Begin.

*      Expect the best and you will have it. Be positive.

*      Sow good seeds in the field of your life. Think good thoughts, speak good words and perform good deeds.

*      Appreciate every one whom you deal with today and all the days.

*      Decide to forgive, and more importantly to forget, a hurt offered to you.

*      Just for today, decide that you will not get angry or lose your temper at all and try to continue.

*      Approach any of your elders, bow down to them and thank them for all that they have done for you.

*      Today, count your blessings! Express your gratitude to God for all the things you take for granted: the air you breathe, the movement of your limbs, your sense of sight and sound.

*      Maintain your equilibrium and your silence even if you are accused wrongly of anything.

*      Do not argue your opinion in any discussion. Listen patiently to the other's view. Then, if necessary you may gently explain yours.

*      Begin and end your day with a long and loving chat with God, your Eternal friend and companion.

Try and put these ideas into practice, and write down how you did it in your diary. If you succeed in following even a few of these ideas, you are well on your way to becoming a New you.  And you will be well on your way to a peaceful and beautiful 2012.
 
With Prayers 
N. Sivanandam
 

 

 

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Radiation Hazards from Cell Phones/Cell Towers

Radiation Hazards from Cell Phones/Cell Towers

 

Prof. Girish Kumar, Electrical Engineering Department, IIT Bombay, Powai, Mumbai, India, (+9122) 2576 7436  gkumar@ee.iitb.ac.in

 

RF sources

Radiation Pattern of Cell tower

Antenna

EMF exposure Safety norms

Radiation measurements near cell towers

Review Biological effects

Case Studies

Radiation emitted from Cell Phones, Cell phone towers, Wi-Fi, TV and FM towers, microwave ovens, etc. are called Electromagnetic radiations (EMR). EMR causes significant health hazards (biological effects) on human, animals, birds, plants and environment.

 

Read full report and investigation reports in the following link:

 

http://www.ziddu.com/download/13079218/eandmobilephonetowersRadiationanditseffectonhumans.pdf.html

 

We are living in dangerous exposure limit of this radiation which is affecting not only our health, but also impacting on our DNA. Aware the facts and fight against this ill effects.

 

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Women more religious than men

Women pray more often than men, are more likely to believe in God, and are more religious than men in a variety of other ways, according to a new study.

Analysts say that the reasons could range from traditional mothering duties to the tendency of men to take risks, reports Live Science.

The findings come from a fresh review of data that was collected in a 2007 survey and initially released last year by the Pew Research Center.

The survey involved interviews with more than 35,000 U.S. adults by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life.

George H. Gallup, Jr., in an analysis for the Gallup polling organization back in 2002, wrote that the differences in religiosity between men and women have been shown consistently across the previous seven decades of polls.

"A mountain of Gallup survey data attests to the idea that women are more religious than men, hold their beliefs more firmly, practice their faith more consistently, and work more vigorously for the congregation," Gallup wrote.

Gallup said that among the reasons women tend to be more religious are that mothers have tended to spend more time raising children, which often means overseeing their involvement in church activities.

Though two-income households are more common today, in the past women often had more flexible daily schedules, permitting more church involvement during the week.

Women tend to be more open about sharing personal problems and are more relational than men.

Other Gallup research shows a higher proportion of women than men say they have a 'best friend' in their congregation.

Gallup also said, "More so than men, women lean toward an empirical [depending on experience or observation] rather than a rational basis for faith."

Rodney Stark, a professor of sociology and comparative religion at the University of Washington, gave another reason for why are men less religious.

"Studies of biochemistry imply that both male irreligiousness and male lawlessness are rooted in the fact that far more males than females have an underdeveloped ability to inhibit their impulses, especially those involving immediate gratification and thrills," Stark said in a 2002 paper in the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion.

Stark said that the upshot is that some men are short-sighted and don't think ahead and so 'going to prison or going to hell just doesn't matter to these men.'

Religion made us human

A psychologist has in a new book stressed that religion played a very important role in the grim struggles of prehistory, providing humans with a way to relate to each other and the world around them.

Matt Rossano, professor and head of the Department of Psychology at Southeastern and author of the book "Supernatural Selection: How Religion Evolved", said religion offered them significant survival and reproductive advantages.

"The roots of religion stretch as far back as half a million years, when our ancestors developed the motor controls to engage in social rituals - that is, to sing and dance together," he said.

He also revealed that about 70,000 years ago, a global ecological crisis drove humanity to the edge of extinction.

"It forced the survivors to create new strategies for survival, and religious rituals were foremost among them," he added.

Rossano's work is, in part, a response to the 2006 best-selling book "The God Delusion" by scientist Richard Dawkins, an atheist manifesto that pitted science against religion.

But, according to Rossano, Dawkins missed the science that revealed how religion made man more human.

Neither an apologist for religion nor a religion-basher, he pulls together the evidence from a wide range of disciplines to show the valuable purpose served by a systematic belief in the supernatural.

According to Rossano, evidence seems to confirm that at its core religion was not about doctrines, creeds, institutions or miracles, but about relationships.

"Religion is a fundamental way for humans to relate to each other and the world around them, and in early prehistory that was a definite advantage," Rossano explained.

"Religion emerged as our ancestors'' first health care system, and a critical part of that health care system was social support.

"Religious groups tended to be far more cohesive, which gave them a competitive advantage over non-religious groups and enabled them to conquer the globe," he stated.

Rossano noted that for Dawkins and his supporters, there is nothing quite so wicked as religion and all that trails in its wake: suicide bombers, Taliban-style tyranny, child abusing clergy, etc.

"But if religion was so clearly damaging to the human psyche and so corrosive of human society, how could it have ever evolved?" How is it possible that every culture throughout human history has had religion?" he asked.

"Time and again, studies show that religious people tend to be happier, healthier, more generous and civic-minded than their non-religious counterparts," he continued.

"Religion is also tenacious. Enlightenment thinkers promised that religion would fade as science and reason provided a more accurate picture of the natural world.

"To the bewilderment of Dawkins and his ilk, the world seems to have reneged on that Enlightenment promise," he concluded.

Rossano, who has studied the evolution of religion and other cognitive traits for some time, is the author of "Evolutionary Psychology: The Science of Human Behavior and Evolution," as well as numerous papers on evolution, ritual, religion and moral behavior.