A scientist names Jeremy England has come out with a theory which potentially proves that life can exist without god and that god did not create us. Jeremy England’s theory has been developed on Charles Darwin’s idea of evolution. He says that the idea not only applies to things which are alive but to the creation as well. Meaning that evolution not only takes place while we are alive but at our creation as well.
The scientist says that it is thermodynamics that plays the major part in our creation and not a ‘creator’ who is at work. The theory of thermodynamics says if you start with a random clump of atoms, and if you shine light on it for long enough, it should not be surprising that you get a plant. If these atoms are exposed to an energy source (i.e. the sun), these are bound to grow and restructure themselves which eventually leads to life.
The theory was posted on Richard Dawkins website, a famous Athiest scientist, and is titled ‘God is on the ropes: The brilliant new science that has creationists and the Christian right terrified’. The blog post was written by Paul Rosenberg, and it looks as though this theory has got the scientific community quite excited.
Charles Darwin’s theory focused more on life progression but the blog post by Paul Rosenberg has got everyone excited about the Jeremy England’s development on Darwin’s idea.
The theory by Jeremy England has been developed on mathematical facts which questions the existence of god and forces us to think about it in a deeper sense.
Author: Aksheev Puri
If you have started making more typing mistakes, aren’t able to think as fast and as creatively as you could a few years ago, indications are clear that you losing grey cells.
It’s no secret that we lead stressful lives. The pressures of scoring well, bagging a great job, and an amazing life partner takes a toll on the best of us. Usually, the first thing to be compromised is health. We try to undo the harm by frequenting the gym. But little do we realize that the most affected organ in the long run is the brain.
Here are 10 daily habits we follow that are causing us brain damage and gradually making us dumber. Stop practising these right away!
1. Using Your Brain During Sickness
Not for nothing do doctors advise rest when you are sick, and even if you are feeling fine. The brain works overtime during illness. If it’s an infection, the brain has to send signals to lymph nodes to fight the infection. Overworking your brain at this sensitive stage will only lead to destruction of some of your grey cells. During fever, the body temperature is already high and if the brain is forced to function, it will not only worsen your temperature, it can overheat the brain too. True case of bheja fry. So, when unwell, keep calm and take a nap.
2. Skipping Breakfast
While you might feel tempted to rush out in the mornings skipping breakfast, thinking you’ll have something later, the habit is extremely harmful in the long run. It deprives your brain of nutrients for a good part of the day and forces it to function on a malnourished state. Not eating in the morning lowers your blood sugar level, thereby depleting your brain of essential nutrients required to keep it healthy. In the long run, this will gradually slower you down.
The solution to skipping a meal is NOT overeating. In fact, overeating can also prove harmful for your brain. Eating more than what your body needs can confuse the brain and cause an imbalance in insulin production. Not only can it lead to obesity and diabetes, it can also cause hardening of arteries which leads to a decrease in mental function over the years. As they say, a fit body will house a fit mind.
So, our brain is mostly water, and when we decide to sit in the AC for too long and not drink enough water, the cells in our body begin to shrink. The body, in the absence of water, borrows water from the brain, causing the cells to shrink further. Nobody is too smart on a parched brain.
5. Too Much Sugar
Okay we know you love you gulab jamuns and pastries, but if you’ve got to remain sharp enough to impress the ladies, cut down on that sugar intake. Studies have shown that consistently high levels of blood sugar can prove harmful for your memory and learning capabilities. In other words, eating too much sugar can make you stupid.
6. Covering Your Head While Sleeping
No matter how cold it is, never cover your head while sleeping if you want your brain to be as fit as your flexing abs. When you pull the blanket over your head, you cut off fresh air and expose yourself to more of carbon dioxide. Now we all know what lack of oxygen to the brain can do to it. Studies have shown a daily habit of covering your head while sleeping can lead to chronic headaches, and even dementia!
We all know stress is not good for the body. But the biggest harm it does is to the brain. When we stressed out, our kidneys produce a chemical called cortisol which in turn can kill our brain cells if produced in excess. So basically, if you stress too much over that presentation tomorrow, chances are you might screw it up.
8. Lack Of Sleep
After years of staying awake late chatting online and watching movies, going to bed early is a tad too difficult. But all those night hours have done and are still wreaking too much havoc with our brains. Lack of sleep causes a
No use staying awake mugging chapters the night before exam; it’ll anyway slow down your poor brain.
This one is a no brainer. Smoking messes up with a lot of things in our body, one of them being the brain. It has been found (in a study at Mcgill University) that smoking causes thinning of the cortex over time. Long story short, smoking causes your memory and language skills to go haywire in the long run. Not a very attractive thing to happen, eh?
Now this one is no secret. Your mother must have often told you how your brain has rusted from underuse. Well, she is kinda quite right on this one. The brain is one organ in the body that develops with use. Just like our body needs exercise for the muscles to remain toned, the brain needs activity to remain sharp. Leading a dull sluggish life that does not require you to think on your feet can gradually make you dumber. So get out those crosswords and solve that sudoko! Psst, they say even memory-based online video games help!
P.S. – Brain damage here means subtle and gradual changes in the functioning of the brain that you might or might not notice. It doesn’t include a drastic failure in brain function. IT covers mostly cognitive abilities, memory and learning skills.
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Author: Nishi Jain
Ever since Mark Zuckerberg changed his Facebook profile picture to a tricolor shade to show support to the Digital India campaign by the Modi government, we Indians have been following suit. Our timelines are flooded with tricolor profile pictures created from fb.com/supportdigitalindia. Now like everybody, you may think this is a gesture to support digital India. But it is not.
Changing Your Profile Picture Means You Have Automatically Voted Against Net Neutrality
For every profile picture that is changed, a vote goes in support of internet.org. Yes, it means you’ve automatically voted against net neutrality.
Now it may sound like a great philanthropic idea, one that would help digitalize even remote villages, it actually is a blow to internet freedom and net neutrality. Facebook is piggyback riding the digital India movement (which is a great ) to position itself as a benefactor that will provide free internet in India. Fact is that internet.org, if implemented, will do everything except benefit a developing country like India. Here’s why:
The free internet service will be available only to Reliance users, since the partnership is with Reliance. And the “free access” that is being much talked about will only be to Facebook and its 50 partner sites, which is nothing but manipulating internet users with a carrot-stick tactic. Everyone loves free internet, which is why users will limit their internet usage to sites that are free. Now this is giving unprecedented monoply to Facebook and its 50 partner sites to manipulate what we see on the internet.
Death Of Startups
And this will mean the death of startups, a culture that is booming in India. No small company or website can possibly compete with a biggie like Facebook that is providing free internet. The mushrooming of a zillion new businesses, especially indigenous, will simply be impossible. Imagine what would have happened if the British had priced English goods at dirt-cheap rates; yes, death of indigenous business. Clasicc case of big fish eliminating small fish.
Some time back, when the country had risen in support of net neutrality signing petitions to save it, big players like The Times of India and NDTV had pulled out of internet.org citing the violation of net neutrality.
So, if you think that by changing your profile picture you are supporting the cause of a digitalized India, don’t. You are unconsciously helping Facebook kill net neutrality. This Facebook post sums it all too well.
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