Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Why we need to be a rational or have a scientific mind?

I realised that majority of us, human beings are unnecessarily emotional and make our judgement and decision without thinking critically or logically analysing both sides of the issue though we are rational creature by birth. 

We are universe. We are science since we are atomic creature, made of up atom as Neil deGrasse Tyson, an American astrophysicist and science communicator said: 

“Recognize that the very molecules that make up your body, the atoms that construct the molecules, are traceable to the crucibles that were once the centers of high mass stars that exploded their chemically rich guts into the galaxy, enriching pristine gas clouds with the chemistry of life. So that we are all connected to each other biologically, to the earth chemically and to the rest of the universe atomically. That’s kinda cool! That makes me smile and I actually feel quite large at the end of that. It’s not that we are better than the universe, we are part of the universe. We are in the universe and the universe is in us.”

Niraj Dura from UK said "Yes, we are just dust.. There is a planet called Antares which is 40,000 bigger than our sun. in Veda its called Jyestha..meaning senior.. that means we are just a drop in an ocean."

Anyway, we know that atom is made up of Electrons, Protons and Neutrons.

Electron has negative charge.

Proton has positive charge. 

Neutron is neutral, with no change. 

The charge on the proton and electron are exactly the same size but opposite. The same number of protons and electrons exactly cancel one another in a neutral atom.

Which of these in the center of the atom?
Protons and neutrons are in the center (nucleus) of the atom. 

You may want to mention that hydrogen is the only atom that usually has no neutrons. The nucleus of most hydrogen atoms is composed of just 1 proton. A small percentage of hydrogen atoms have 1 or even 2 neutrons. Atoms of the same element with different numbers of neutrons are called isotopes. 

Therefore, we have to learn to balance our energy (neutral) that we have within our body either doing meditation or keeping our mind open, free of prejudice and dogmatic thoughts and views of programmed mindset since our early childhood on the process of socialisation, schoolings and thereafter! 

I love to follow middle path because it tries to balance both negative and positive energies of our body to use as per the situation arise. This is known as Yin and Yang (symbol in the picture below) balance in Taoism, the philsophy coined by an ancient Chinese philosopher, Lao Tzu born in 400 BCE and died in 531 CE 

If we are science then why not think in a scientific way reasoning and questioning each and everything for the sake of humanity and prosperity of everyone rather than accepting things and thoughts blindly and fighting for it wasting our time and energy irrationally.

I can understand that why Nepal or South Asian nations including else developing nations have too many social problems. It is just because we lack scientific (questioning and reasoning) mind due to our education system and way of life functioning relying too much on sociological and anthropological things such as culture, tradition, caste/ethnicity, religion, creed and so forth rather than thinking about scientific growth and

development as per the law of nature/evolution. I'm pretty sure those who are exaggerating the political issues are people whose mind is governed with socio-anthropological perspective dragging more towards with  emotion rather than rational.

I mean to say scientific mind to those who 
“Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.” as Buddha said.

1.Protons, Neutrons, and Electrons

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