Monday, November 21, 2005

Darwin and Vairamuthu

I read this article in newsweek today and wanted to share this with all of you. This is a wonderful article about Darwin and his personal life. The article is aptly titled the evolution of a scientist.
How does Vairamuthu fit in the scheme of things here? What is his relationship with Darwin?

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Saturday, November 12, 2005


It is astounding to see how many people are addicted to blogging and how seriously they take it. I found out about the Chinmayi incident yesterday and was really amazed to see how seriously she had taken an innocent prank and Mr. Narayanans reaction to it. I was also reflecting on how people have responded to the different posts I have written in my blogsite. I had written one on tamil brahmin girls as an experiment. It fetched me a total of 50 comments ( I made a comment into a post). I wrote something about Kubricks 2001 a space odyssey and a handful of them even bothered to read about it leave alone write comments.
There is only one thing to conclude from all this, blogging is an addiction. People get addicted to blogging so much so that they cannot even take simple practical jokes or comments. Unfortunately, controversial, useless posts like the recent one in which I attacked Jo for his intolerance towards Hinduism get more attention. If I were as a cell biologist to blog about science in general people wouldnt even bother to visit my site. I guess people are looking constantly for some kind of controversy.
I just have one request to fellow bloggers. Please do not take blogging too seriously unless it is your profession. Please concentrate on your respective professions or spend more time with your families rather than sit in front of the computer and blog 24 hours. It seems like people have so much of time at their hands. Blogging should be a recreation a fun event! Not something that we need to be constantly afraid of. If you are so conscious about your image then you should rather be anonymous. There is no need to make a mountain out of a mole hill.
Finally, I would also like to thank Jo for the publicity. I like it when people visit and read a blog post fully and comment on it. I would also like to thank you for calling me a "PSEUDO" secularist. I love it because I at least have the word secularist still attached to me. To describe people like you there is just one word brother - "FUNDAMENTALIST". I hope you write a post letting people know that I called you a fundamentalist now and give me more publicity. I love your publicity stunts, you are certainly providing me with new ideas.