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Emir Siddiq al-Sherwani having taken Mulla Nasruddin as his advisor sent him to report about the prospects of forestry in his kingdom. Mulla was astonished to see no forest and on enquiring with the officials of the forestry department pointed the royal order: No tree. “Why not? The new counselor queried. “Emir does not want roots under ground. He does not trust what he cannot see.”

When checked with the emir he was told, ” I want keep all my goods and subjects under 24×7 observation. While digesting this piece of news he was called by the son of emir and said,” I am so sorry to see the overworked earthworms. I insist a special status for them. They are downtrodden.”

He wanted Mullah how to solve the dilemma. Mulla said,” I shall not answer till you have sat with your father to solve his problem and he does yours.”

Benny

Mulla Nasruddin during his travels passed through Kandahar, and one morning called on Emir Saddiq and said he was available to offer his services.

The Emir asked if he were qualified to counsel him on earth science.

Mulla replied, “If I did not know it I would not be standing here, sire.”

The emir was satisfied. He asked his guest to follow him for a tour through the royal grounds. At the end he asked, “What do you think of quality of the soil?”

After checking samples “How can I answer you, sire? If I say it is worthless you will not like it. So we shall sow thistles. If there comes up with barley instead it shall prove your royal wisdom is incomparable.”

Benny

 

What with great advances in science and technology we shall see great changes in the making of man. The other day I thought of creating a 3-D baby rather than let my wife mar her figure by bearing the baby herself. She was in total agreement. We bought a lab with all state of the art equipment. We both gave our specimen,-blood, urine and sperm and eggs.  Only question the doctor asked was ‘How Soon?” He held out a sheaf of print-outs giving an in-depth analysis, time motion study. The second folder had everything about preferences, color of hair, eyes EQ IQ and what not. In short mountain of paper work that I waved away and said,” The baby shall not mind it.” Considering the baby is going to spend time before gaming console in order to be like everyone else, it was sheer waste of time. So it was an instant baby.  I said with a stony stare, “Go ahead and make our day Doc.” “No problem’ was the general consensus. They were retained to create the new millennial man.

Having disposed the biggest headache in our horizon we had to attend our own personal problem. Having splurged on sugar all my teeth were falling out. Do I go for false teeth? My wife came to my rescue, “Why false teeth that will fall out and spoil our cuddling, honey?” Take them out. We shall order for a robot to taste our food and mash it in perfectly round balls. Let it feed you. A small investment, I dare say. But great convenience.”

I was taken aback to hear my wife of three weeks sounding as though her voice trailing off. “My battery is low, recharge at the sound of three bleeps.” What Science can do? Only keep spare batteries around. I was like a Neanderthal man as far as my efforts to find a perfect mate through e-matching dating sites went. But I shall try again.

Benny

 

Heart of Matter

Here’s what we know for sure: Electrons whiz around “orbitals” in an atom’s outer shell. Then there’s a whole lot of empty space. And then, right in the center of that space, there’s a tiny nucleus — a dense knot of protons and neutrons that give the atom most of its mass. Those protons and neutrons cluster together (nucleons), bound by what’s called the strong force. And the numbers of those protons and neutrons determine whether the atom is iron or oxygen or xenon, and whether it’s radioactive or stable.

How nucleons behave inside an atom, is not really understood. Outside an atom, protons and neutrons have definite sizes and shapes. Each of them is made up of three smaller particles called quarks, and the interactions between those quarks are so intense that no external force should be able to deform them, not even the powerful forces between particles in a nucleus.

But for decades, researchers have known that the theory is in some way wrong. Experiments have shown that, inside a nucleus, protons and neutrons appear much larger than they should be. Physicists have developed two competing theories that try to explain that weird mismatch, and the proponents of each are quite certain the other is incorrect. Both camps agree, however, that whatever the correct answer is, it must come from a field beyond their own.

The nucleons, confined in their movements, have very little energy. They don’t bounce around much, restrained by the strong force.

In 1983, physicists at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) noticed something strange: Beams of electrons bounced off iron in a way that was very different from how they bounced off free protons, if the protons inside hydrogen were the same size as the protons inside iron, the electrons should have bounced off in much the same way.

While quarks the subatomic particles that make up nucleons, strongly interact within a given proton or neutron, quarks in different protons and neutrons can’t interact much with each other. The strong force inside a nucleon is so strong it is like Antaeus, the son of the sea god, Poseidon. But when he was lifted of the ground he could be crushed as Hercules did. It is how strong force holding together nucleons inside an atom,

This inherent integrity of an atom depends on this quality and it is truth of nature. Matter is not merely material but inbuilt truth,-indicated by matter plus. Galilieo founded modern science purely within areas it may be put to test, quantified and repeated tests showed same results under given circumstance. By doing so he restricted matter to the knowable leaving out the plus. Ever since we are left with confusing results as in the case of Hubble constant covered earlier. (Life Science-There is a giant mystery…/Rafi Letzter/ 2-1-20)

Benny

It is cold outside and snow has covered the fjord right across ;all I can see a forest of coniferous trees laced and lined up for cold winds from no where. But I have discovered a cat and she is content. So am I.

Benny

The earth was without form, and void; Here we shall consider what is the spiritual significance of the Virgin birth-benny

GuidetohisWord

God is a Spirit. When we consider God as the maker of heaven and the earth we imply a design since ‘the earth was without form and void. The following verse is significant, ’And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.’ One may well picture divine Spirit sitting like ‘a refiner and as a purifier of silver’ working with material till it shines as glass. So divine mind, Power and Wisdom have impressed His glory therein as well.

‘The heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool,’ asks God who is a Spirit. ‘My Father hitherto works and so am I (John 5:17),’ explains God where Jesus Christ in a mode, the basis for the Father Son relationship. When the Holy Spirit declares that on the seventh day ‘he rested’ what remained was the shape the earth would ultimately take. The mercy seat between…

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‘Mom, Paul Whelan is in Russian jail.’

‘Home is without Christmas, Son

Sad, sad season in our midst

Weep for all birds thrown for no reason

Than politics knows no son, father or

Man, and we are as well in midst

Of a sad season with no end in sight.

Home is without Christmas when

Man is not worth as much as an idea

Howsoever tainted and worn to shred.

Benny