Mankind Common Issues

Identity

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Nothing confuses me more than trying to comprehend the usage of word “We” by one of my friends. At times he uses it to refer to all the Muslims. What he means is’ We’ as opposed to Non-Muslims. He refers to ‘We’ stating that we have ruled the world in the past. When asked that they were Turks and Arabs whilst we are Indians then he doesn’t like the argument. I told him that apparently (if genetics is correct) we the brown coloured have a common ancestor and if at all we use the word ‘We’ it needs to be appreciated that our ancestors are Hindu converted to Muslims and at some point down the line we need to own our past identity and our common heritage that we share with various other religions. I also told him that the believer polytheist seems closer to a believer of Abrahamic religion…

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Mankind Common Issues

Be Sceptical

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It’s hard to have any in depth discussions on political and power forums. On media shows especially in such forums people have predetermined agendas and the the ultimate aim usually is to win the argument or conquer the opponent that has its own rewards for winner whether that be propagation of personal opinion or spread of political and power views. None the less understanding any subject matter or opinion in depth requires dedication and commitment. There are no short cuts. And learning a conduct/science/art or even opinion needs proper hard work for learning the very basics of matter in hand. You can understand a doctor’s opinion in a talk show but you need to remember that the doctor had spent a decade of her life (sometimes much more) to learn to make that opinion that still remains fallible and open to scrutiny and criticism as at the end of the…

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Mankind Common Issues

Subjective or objective

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We are immersed in unlimited stimuli. There are quantum of waves of light and sound and radiations and heat and vibrations that each and every one of us is exposed to at every point of time. Hanging upside down on this Earth we are all the time flooded with limitless such stimuli that are always there striking our sense organs to get acknowledged. Thankfully enough a huge part of this is mediated by our sense organs that have extremely limited capacity. My eyes can see seven colours VIBGYOR and respond to 300-700nm wavelength frequencies. The frequencies above Violet are ultra violet and those below red are infra red. These unlimited stimuli are surrounding not only the planet but the entire universe all the time. The other creatures that I share planet with have altogether different perceptions than me. The honey bee has the capacity of ultra violet vision and the…

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Mankind Common Issues

Why even bother, how we understand?

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Whilst it has always been a subject and point of attraction for a Meta-physician, but it may not be an area of interest for others. Attempting to have discussion around human-understanding to an astronaut, we may get an answer that let me have a trip to moon and back and then I shall have that conversation with you. A soldier may be thinking about winning battles and a doctor about saving lives. The philosophers were almost always criticized that, ‘what else you do, except for sitting in your arm-chair, thinking and then attempting to generalize the results to entire mankind’. The philosophers have always listened to this and have tried to answer in their own ways. Some have done this by their actions and other by other philosophies. Avicenna had contributions in the subject of Ontology-Epistemology and wrote the ‘Cannon of Medicine’ too that had been the backbone of practice…

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