Thursday, October 30, 2008

Professor and Student's Story about God and Science

An atheist professor of philosophy speaks to his
class on the problem science has with God, The

He asks one of his new Christian students to
stand and.....

Professor: You are a Christian, aren't you, son?

Student : Yes, sir.

Prof: So you believe in God?

Student : Absolutely, sir.

Prof: Is God good?

Student : Sure.

Prof: Is God all-powerful?

Student : Yes.

Prof: 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 is silent.)

Prof: You can't answer, can you? Let's start
again, young fella. Is God good?

Student :Yes.

Prof: Is Satan good?

Student : No.

Prof: Where does Satan come from?

Student : From...God...

Prof: That's right. Tell me son, is there evil in
this world?

Student : Yes.

Prof: Evil is everywhere, isn't it? And God did
make everything. Correct?

Student : Yes.

Prof: So who created evil?

(Student does not answer.)

Prof: Is there sickness? Immorality? Hatred?
All these terrible things exist in the world,
don't they?

Student :Yes, sir.

Prof: So, who created them?

(Student has no answer.)

Prof: 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.

Prof: Tell us if you have ever heard your God?

Student : No , sir.

Prof: 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.

Prof: Yet you still believe in Him?

Student : Yes.

Prof: According to empirical, testable,
demonstrable protocol, science says
your GOD doesn't exist. What do you say to that,

Student : Nothing. I only have my faith.

Prof: Yes. Faith. And that is the problem science

Student : Professor, is there such a thing as

Prof: Yes.

Student : And is there such a thing as cold?

Prof: Yes.

Student : No sir. There isn't.

(The lecture theatre becomes 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 is pin-drop silence in the lecture

Student : What about darkness, Professor? Is
there such a thing as darkness?

Prof: 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
it's called darkness, isn't it?
In reality, darkness isn't. If it were you would
be able to make darkness
darker, wouldn't you?

Prof: So what is the point you are making, young

Student : Sir, my point is your philosophical
premise is flawed.

Prof: Flawed? Can you explain how?

Student : Sir, you are working on the premise of
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
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

Prof: 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 shakes his head with a smile,
beginning to realize where the
argument is 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 endeavour, are you not
teaching your opinion, sir? Are you not a
scientist but a preacher?

(The class is in uproar.)

Student : Is there anyone in the class who has
ever seen the Professor's brain?

(The class breaks 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,
With all due respect, sir, how do we then trust
your lectures, sir?

(The room is silent. The professor stares at the
student, his face

Prof: I guess you'll have to take them on faith,

Student : That is it sir.. The link between man &
god is FAITH.
That is all that keeps things moving & alive. 

Note: I also got this interesting story somewhere and I thought this will help you understand the undiscovered links between God and science.

A Simple Prayer

Dear Lord, I thank You for this day. I thank You for
my being able to see and to hear this morning. I'm
blessed because You are a forgiving God and an
understanding God. You have done so much for me and
You keep on blessing me. Forgive me this day for
everything I have done, said or thought that was not
pleasing to you. I ask now for Your forgiveness.

Please keep me safe from all danger and harm. Help me
to start this day with a new attitude and plenty of
gratitude. Let me make the best of each and every day
to clear my mind so that I can hear from You. Please
broaden my mind that I can accept all things. Let me
not whine and whimper over things I have no control
over. Let me continue to see sin through God's eyes
and acknowledge it as evil. And when I sin, let me
repent, and confess with my mouth my wrongdoing, and
receive the forgiveness of God. And when this world
closes in on me, let me remember Jesus' example -to
slip away and find a quiet place to pray. It's the
best response when I'm pushed beyond my limits. I know
that when I can't pray, You listen to my heart.

Continue to use me to do Your will. Continue to bless
me that I may be a blessing to others. Keep me strong
that I may help the weak... Keep me uplifted that I
may have words of encouragement for others. I pray for
those that are lost and can't find their way. I pray
for those that are misjudged and misunderstood. I pray
for those who don't know You intimately. I pray for
those that will delete this without sharing it with
others. I pray for those that don't believe. But I
thank you that I believe. I believe that God changes
people and God changes things. I pray for all my
sisters and brothers. For each and every family member
in their households. I pray for peace, love and joy in
their homes that they are out of debt and all their
needs are met. I pray that every eye that reads this
knows there is no problem, circumstance, or situation
greater than God. Every battle is in Your hands for
You to fight. I pray that these words be received into
the hearts of every eye that sees them and every mouth
that confesses them willingly.

This is my prayer. In Jesus' Name, Amen.

Note: I just got it from my emails or while browsing the Internet. I liked the message of the prayer and I thought this might also inspire other people.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Do sleeping positions have an effect in a persons life?

Today, I won a Nokia 6230 during our company's Christmas Party. Could it be attributed on the way I sleep? All the previous nights I've been sleeping with my body resting on the left side of my brain. But just tonight, I slept with the right side of my brain and look at what happened today? Is it luck or something caused by a good chemical reaction when ur blood is concentrated on the right side of your brain? This could be a good personal belief which I still need to prove. Could this also be attributed on my life's wishlist which includes buying a nice PDA phone? The night before I won the cellphone, I was actually browsing the net on new cellphones but didn't have the idea how to purchase coz I don't have any cash or the luxury to do so. So now, one of my wishlists have been solved! How about u? Have u made ur personal life wishlist?

Could Philippines be an industrialized country?

Our class is very silent... waiting and understanding difficult troubles in studies... recitation... reading... and listening to the teacher's sermonettes and dreaming for impossible things in life. I doubt if they are happy and love their studies. But for me, I am unhappy about my studies and about the system of education. It is merely because we are studying and taking many kinds of subjects that we do not know if we could really learn from it. "Araling Panlipunan... Values Education... What is X&Y in Mathematics... Filipino... a very unanswerable question shoots, "Are all these subjects that we are learning would give us the knowledge that can promote the biggest program of the Philippines? I am talking about the Philippines 2000, a program that assures that on year 2000, our nation will be an NIC. What is an NIC? It means that Philippines will be a newly industrialized country in year 2000. Could it be a reality?

I know that for a nation to be an industrialized is a very difficult task to accomplish isn't it? It needs to have an advanced education in Science and Technology... not on the subjects that had no sense of improving the humanity.

"On the year 2000, the Philippine education will focus only in Science and Technologies", this was the news I heard from someone.

For me, I agree to the proposal that the education system must focus on S&T because it will really make the gaoal of the Philippines to become an industrialized country a reality. For the simple reason that, the students will have special attention and will learn more in science and technology. Just like in Japan, they focus only in science and technology, that's why most of them are fond of promoting science and technology, yet, I can say that they are also the lowest nation in terms of speaking different kinds of languages...

In this situation, there must be a wider cooperationn between the government and the people. As a matter of fact, we as Filipinos, can help most if we will study harder, discipline ourselves and support the nation's programs. Although, there are many difficulties in this, there are still Filipinos who have heart, mind, own land and especially a chance of living.

As the bible says "Give God his due and He will give back to you."

"Rome was not built in one day".

Edwin D. Vinas, Manito High School, Manito, Albay, Philippines
Taken from "Unthinkable Thoughts Volume 1 -- Edwin D. Vinas"
Encoded this January 11, 2006 by EDV

Tips for Companies on how to motivate employees

IMHO, if i have developed something or has accomplished a job well done, what do i want?

1. I want others to apprciate my work?
2. I want the institute to have a public posting of this work whether in a form of a simple congrats in a bulletin board as "employee of themonth" or "researcher of the month" or whatever that is that will makemy name known to others.
3. I want to have a simple webpage in asti for listing the accomplishments orresearch outputs done by the person.
4. I want to rest after about a week.
5. I want to be treated for a free lunch or something similar.
6. A day-off.
7. A training for free.
8. Maybe a program will be held in the training room where all asti employeeswould recognize me, show my work, and eat together.
9. A press release can be good especially if the work is new.
10. A free supply of office materials (coffee, diskette, cd etc)
11. A gift (plaque, sign pen, trophy etc)
12. A recognition day every after six months just like a recogintion dayin school where students gets recoginzed together with the rest of the outstanding students (researchers).
13. If the work is stunning, asti can possibly work out for immediate promotion of the person.
14. Maybe a money incentive (P500) siguro. he he heetc. Anything that will make me happy... as someone doing great in a company.

What kind of job a person searches so he can stay and feel secured?

I think i need a jobe that will offer me not just good compensation butstable job with no interventions ( i mean continuous) and with benefits thatwe can enjoy.

The job I want... 

For three years that I have been working, I have been involvedin many things without focus. I would like to have a job that:
- concerns with research and development pref in communications and neworking
- trains subordinates and presents new concepts and ideas
- pays me at least 25T per month (Philippine-rate)
- guarantees employment for at least 20 years (local or abroad)
- challenges my skills to think innovatively
- motivates me to do things- accepts me as what I am
- the field? [network engineer, systems administrator, scienceresearch specialist, product developer, consultant and many others aslong as it concerns ECE, IT, computers and networks!]
>>Read more

Personality Traits Needed in Jobs

# Team player
# Quick learner
# Good problem solving skills
# Good analysis skills
# Able to work well under pressure
# Fluency in English and French (oral and written)
# Good oral and written communication skills
# Occasional travelling
# On-call duty required (Pager Support).

Is there any ultimate technology that will really unite all people in the world which would result in a new paradise on Earth?

- The internet began based on curiousity on networked computers.
- The developers were jokers too but very serious in the ideas
- The Internet which is a very sophisticated network right now did nit
evolve overnight, it even started with simple protocols such as FTP
and simple browsers such as the Gopher. It would mean to say that any
system or product cannot be produced at one sitting. It evolves! But
the dedication, vision and perseverance of the people behind the
Internet are really insurmountable. How were they able to come up with
such big ideas! Is it really just out curiousity or God teach them to
do it?
- If we are going to trace the evolution of other communication
systems, the end-goal is all about making people live closer in one
world which besets boundaries, cultures, and geographic locations. But
the current technologies does not yet make the world a nice world for
everyone. Is there any ultimate technology that will really unite all
people in the world which would result in a new paradise on Earth?
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Theory on World Formation

The formation of the world seems very much myeterious until today. Despite of all the advances in technology in our planet, scientists haven't found if what is the begining of the world.

Most of us, especially the christian communities believed that the world was created by God in heaven. We can find its stories in Genesis in the Bible. We always base our beliefs in the Bible, a book that is not really written by God but by the people who worship Gods.

Going back to that creation theory, we know or we believe that the world is created by God in heaven. But where is heaven? Where does it come from? If there is God, where does God came from? Is there also a kingdom of God, I mean a community of God?

Scientifically speaking, I believe that the world has a unique beginning... a beginning that we really don't know. Now, let us relate this in some of the theories in science nowadays. Aside from creation theory, we have evolution theory which is purely scientific. This includes the scientific theory on world formation which is still unverified nowadays. There is a theory that says that the world came from the sun. It says that during the beginning, the sun exploded and its particles are spread in space which believe to be world and planets itself originated. There is also a theory that the planets in the solar system came from a primordial egg which exploded and its parts were spread in the vast space and its where the world has originated. Now the very big question is, where do this particles came from? Where does the sun came from? Where do the primordial egg came from?

All this things are very myterious and this myterious beginning will just be proven by God, if there is any...

Click here for a more comprehensive inf0rmation about scientific theories about the history of time, space and the universe.

Taken from Unthinkable Thoughts
Written September 1, 1995 12:42pm, TUP manila
Encoded this January 25, 2006

BRAIN: Preserving the Evolution of Knowledge

The universe is a continuously growing body of knwoledge. These knowledge can be of different forms. Educational knowledge is the one that contributes to the upward technology revolutions. Old knwledge can serve as a basis for new knowledge. The greater is the amount of knowledge availabe for humans, the more advanced humans can become. This project aims to setup a BRAIN that consists of storing information, filtering informatin, preserving information and delivering information.

Creator - Creature Heirarchy

You and I belongs to a what we call "creator-creature heirarchy" in this vast universe. We think of God as our creator. As we will notice, God doen't talk to us directly. But He communicates with us with the environment, through our senses and the minute sensors and systems He designed us. Truly, the universe is such a big heirarchy of different creatures who were created by different creators. We humans, is one big part of a whole that makes up a big universe. We are created by God which no one has ever seen for we can not truly see who created us for we are on a different level of understanding. To better explain the dilemna of understanding the human situation, we can compare it to computers who were created by humans. In the future, through evolution, humans will make way to a new era of humanoids who are half computer and half-human. Computers cannot directly communicate or talk at the same understanding as its creator for we humans have a different level of knowledge and understanding compared to our creations. Computers may sense our inputs through computers but they can never have control over its creator --humans. Same is true with God whom we consider as our creator. We can never ever have control over who created us. God may also be created by another super being and that is far more advanced and of different level of superiority over us. What is important is that we, humans, are performing what we are designed to do in this world.

Philippines is a divided country between caring and non-caring citizens

As a regular passenger of the Metro Rail Transit(MRT) from Cubao to Mandaluyong, I realized that the Philippines is not a solid country -- it is still a divided country consisting of people who cares and people who doesn't care at all. On the left side of this divided country lies the youth and the oldies who are filled with hope that this country will someday grow into a righteous and prosperous country. On the other side of the divided Philippines is the group of Filipinos who merely exist to live and chooses to be a burden of the society. Now the question is, will we ever reach a point wherein the Filipinos will be a solid country?

Here are some observations I have while riding the MRT:
1) I was standing on a compact group of sweaty passengers waiting for the next train. Then, a young guy beside me slowly gets something from his pocket which I realized as a candy. This MRT passenger, who looks like he studied in college, suddenly throws a candy wrapper in the rails of the train. Whenever I see scenes like these, I feel my hope in the Philippines is being diminished since I know that there are still a lot of Filipinos who doesn't care about the society.

2) MRT passenger not cooperating to give way to passengers to alight first or to go the vacant space at the center. In the MRT, it was so funny especially in Cubao station because even if the train is so full, one goes out and 3 or more gets in! I know we Filipinos are strong, but this doesn't show that we are disciplined citizen of this country. If you are a disciplined Filipino, why would you block the way of the passengers who are alighting the train? If you are a caring Filipino, why don't you adjust your position to the center of the train so others can fill the space near the train doors?

But despite of all these bad scenarios, I know that this country is still moving forward. So, let us all work toward the same goal! Let us all unite and eliminate the group of non-caring people! As someone who belongs to the group of caring Filipino citizens, I know that we have come a long way but we should realize that the neighboring countries have come a much farther way because they are now exploring the solar system! They have perfected the modern economics and good governance! 

Which group of Filipinos do you belong?