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Thursday, August 13, 2009

Eureka!

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If you’re reading my Tumblogs then you’d know that I’ve run out of ideas on what to blog about. Funny, just after I posted a short ‘thought’ on Tumblr I got an ‘Eureka moment’.

Anyway last week, one of the Mauritian bloggers wrote a beautiful article about God and Science.

I’ve always been curious about why we’re here, what’s the purpose of our existence on Earth. The said blogger, Bruno, discussed, in other words, the coexistence of Science and religion. Can Science obliterate our religious beliefs by producing ‘facts’ – facts we cannot just push aside?

Well, last Monday, I visited the Logos Hope Boat which was anchored for a while in the Vincy port. The books on sale were of Christian/Educational/Children genres. I was so disappointed since I gathered that I’d find the works of James Patterson, John Grisham, Jeffrey Deaver, Martina Cole and alike authors. However I did manage to find some interesting books and I finally purchased four! One book particularly caught my interest and I’ve decided to share it a few snippets with you lot.

HOW DID THE EARTH BEGIN?

Around 4.6 million years ago, neither the Earth nor any of the other planets existed. There was just this vast, dark, very hot cloud of gas and dust swirling around the newly formed sun. Gradually, the cloud cooled and the gas began to condense into billions of droplets. Slowly these droplets were pulled together into clumps by their own gravity – and they carried on clumping until all the planets, including the Earth, were formed. But it took another half a billion years before the Earth had cooled enough to form a solid crust with an atmosphere around it.


HOW BIG IS THE EARTH?

Satellite measurements show it is 24,901 miles (40,075 km) around the equator and 7,297 miles (12,577 km) across. The diameter at the Poles is slightly less, by 26.7 miles (43 km).


HOW OLD IS THE EARTH?

The Earth is about 4.6 billion years old. The oldest rock is about 3.8 billion years old. Scientists have also dated meteorites that have fallen form space, and must have formed at the same time as the Earth.


WHAT IS THE EARTH MADE OF?

The Earth has a core of iron and nickel, and a rocky crust made mostly of oxygen and silicon. In between is the soft, hot mantle of metal silicates, sulphides, and oxides.

WHAT SHAPE IS THE EARTH?

The Earth is not quite a perfect sphere. Because it spins faster at the equator than at the Poles, the Earth bulges at the equator. Scientists describe Earth’s shape as “geoid”, which simply means Earth-shaped!

WHAT’S SO SPECIAL ABOUT EARTH?

The Earth is the only planet with temperatures at which liquid can exist on the surface and is the only planet with an atmosphere containing oxygen. Water and oxygen are both needed for life.

WHY DOES THE EARTH SPIN?

Earth spins because there is nothing to stop it spinning. The Sun’s gravity keeps it in orbit.

It was published in 2006 so I don’t know how accurate these aforementioned facts are.

Post any update in the comment section!

Thank you.





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Sunday, August 9, 2009

Sex Education

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Found an interesting site where you can create your own comic strip...

I present to you my 2nd strip! :) It's about a mum-and-daughter conversation about babies...









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Friday, August 7, 2009

Tumblr

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Not working?! No kids? Too much time on your hands? Don't know what to do?

Let's tumbleeeee-rrr! And sign up on virtually every other social network sites you can!

Well that's my new occupation.

My internet addiction keeps growing thanks to Twitter, Facebook, Blogger, Tumblr, MyBlogLog, BlogCatalog, Thoughts, OpenDiary etc.

Everyday I 'discover' a new site and sign up! When Twitter went down I felt like I was robbed! I get super-irritated when Facebook runs slow. If someone calls me while I'm writing a post, I flare up with exasperation...

I need to slow down and start organizing my day by including other 'offline' activities.

Anyway, I signed up on Tumblr in May 2009 and after a couple of days I totally forgot about it. But right now Tumblr is being acclaimed for its lightweight and easy-to-use interface.

Obviously, I retrieved my forgotten password and niced up my Tumblr page!

And voila! My Tumblr is back on and being updated on a daily basis.

Tumblr is strictly for short ramblings and photos/videos. Go have a look!

I'm still going to schedule my days as from tomorrow.

Good night...


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Not My Own...

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Post...I came across a blogger where she said she borrowed the concept from someone else...looks like fun so I thought I'd give it a try too... :)


Outside my window...Right now, I’m outside; enjoying the beautiful weather with my niece...we’re singing, drawing, typing, blogging, tweeting... :)

I am thinking...what to cook for lunch...or should I not cook today since it’s Friday? Hubby doesn’t like home-cooked food on Friday!

I am thankful for...having a supportive husband, a loving family and a shelter over my head.

From the kitchen...I usually don’t face the window unless I’m doing dishes.

I am wearing...a pair of blue-grey shorts and hubby’s tee.

I am creating...a blog post!

I am going...to bathe – again - after I finish publishing this post.

I am reading...no book right now. I need to visit the local library.

I am hoping...for a sunny weekend.

I am hearing...rustling of leaves and somebody’s mowing the lawn!

Around the house...there’s grass...hehehe

One of my favorite things...watching TV since I finally got the remote control.

A few plans for the rest of the week...staying in, watching TV, sleeping...lazy weekend ahead of me...yayy!

Have a blessed weekend y'all!



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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Hyprocrisy is O-U-T!

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Everybody is a hypocrite. Some of us abuse the hypocrisy label. Unknowingly or ‘very’ knowingly. Over the top is the destination set by those people.


One episode last year triggered a surprising – but expected – reaction from me. I just got fed up of pretentious folks and I was too happy to put a stop to it.

Since then my life has seen a constant influx of deceitful human beings. It’s as if God is laughing at me! I’m so vexed and disgusted.

New mid-year motto: If I don’t like someone I won’t go out of my way to talk to him/her. I’d be polite, yes, but no more forced grins or insincere smiles.

However, family members like to hit below the belt. The reason behind it: Greed? Envy? Or pure evil? God knows.

But I’m sticking to my motto!

I’m psyching myself for more awkward moments. At least my conscience is clear!

Welcome to my new world! :)




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