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Monthly Archive: October 2012

Oct 29 2012

No fun in heaven

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These women believe in god. They do not take their burqas off even when they swim in the ocean. They love their god and prophet who imprison them in burqas.

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Oct 26 2012

Fatwas continue

I was born and brought up in Bangladesh. The Muslim fundamentalists issued fatwa against me and set price on my head. The government filed a case against me on the charges of blasphemy. I was forced to leave my country 19 years ago. Since then I have not been allowed to return to my country. …

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Oct 24 2012

That Grandmothers Were Crucial for Human Evolution!

Grandmothering was the initial step toward making us who we are. For years, anthropologists and evolutionary biologists have struggled to explain the existence of menopause, a life stage that humans do not share with our primate relatives. Why would it be beneficial for females to stop being able to have children with decades still left …

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Oct 24 2012

Colourful festival of polytheism in India

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India is celebrating Navratri or Durga puja, one of the biggest Hindu religious festivals. The festival is dedicated to the goddess Durga. She is depicted with multiple arms , carrying various weapons and riding a ferocious lion or tiger. She is often pictured as battling or slaying Mahishasura, the demon.

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Oct 24 2012

Wow! Richard Dawkins’s complete genome sequenced!

While fighting pancreatic cancer, Steve Jobs consulted doctors who coordinated his genetic sequencing and analysis. It cost him $100,000. I hope the price would be low and we would soon get our genome sequencing and analysis done!

Oct 22 2012

The whale talk

NOC, a nine-year-old whale made human-like-sounds. Vocal bursts averaged about three per second, with pauses reminiscent of human speech. Analysis of the recordings showed that the frequencies within them were spread out into “harmonics” in a way very unlike whales’ normal vocalizations and more like those of humans. The mimicry is no easy task for …

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Oct 21 2012

1400 years old superstitious ritual is performed by millions in the 21st century

‘Commit sins as much as you can,but perfom hajj before you die. I’ll forgive all your sins. No worries, you’ll go to heaven’ – God I think everybody knows the hajj story.

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Oct 21 2012

The speech!

BBC says: Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s fiery speech on misogyny has prompted Australia’s leading dictionary to update its definition of the word. Footage of Ms Gillard lambasting the opposition’s Tony Abbott as a misogynist in parliament last week drew global attention. The Macquarie Dictionary describes misogyny as ”hatred of women” but editor Sue Butler …

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Oct 20 2012

Lady pens! Lady pens!

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I did not know that Bic made pens for women! When I first heard about ‘Bic for her’, I could not believe it really happened, Bic really made lady pens! Bic describes the pen as having a “thin barrel to fit a women’s hand,” making it an “elegant design—just for her!” The Bic website also …

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Oct 20 2012

Chow mein is the cause of rape

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Haryana Khap blames consumption of chow mein for rapes. A khap panchayat, or a traditional socio-political administration and organization, in Haryana’s Jind district has blamed consumption of chow mein behind the growing incidents of rapes in the state saying it leads to hormonal imbalance.

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