Hating Christianity

A common topic of today is the “islamophobia” present in many parts of Europe due to the current refugee crisis and in America due to the rhetoric of one presidential candidate who has been quoted to have said that refugees from the middle-east will not be allowed to come to America under his watch. Islamophobia…

Short Road Away From Home

Today morning I got to hear that I had failed to get among the prizes of the first Asian Scientist Writing Awards that was hosted by the Asian Scientist Magazine. It was truly a jolt to my senses, as I looked forward to the outcome, to get myself three paces uphill, along the steep ascent…

God Illusion and Darwin Delusion

I remember a long time ago, while playing one-to-one basketball with a priest, I asked him, how can a catholic scientist like me, choose between evolution and creationism. To which he answered saying, even for evolution to happen, there should be some minimal level of life available on earth, and that was god’s doing –…

Ugly Hearts

When you thinks of ugly hearts, the snow queen comes to mind, so was the evil woman in 101 Dalmatians and the witch in Hansel and Gretel or any other fairy tale.  We always think of ugly hearts when we hear of pre-meditated murderers, rapists, incestuous family members and pedophiles, but I would extend it…

Train To Vladivostok

When I was small, my cousin had a beautifully landscaped room, around which a train set ran, and as far as I can remember, that was the first instant in life that I found dueling with the green monster – jealousy -and I found myself wanting the same thing. I asked my dad, and he…

Minority Minority

I recently was browsing at the Nature newsletter, where I saw a headline that read ‘Minority Minority’. I was drawn by that heading since I am just that (If I was living in America that is). I am no black man or Hispanic, nor am I a native or an indigenous minority, nor do I…

Pinocchio’s Web

We live in a world that is fast eroding in ethics, where mainstays of deontology or rule-based ethics have been shattered in to pieces (except for the mightiest of them all – ‘though shall not kill’). It is a good thing though that sin is devalued (with the exception of murder) because we live in…

Christianity and Science – The Perennial Paradox

We live in the world where science is strongly incompatible with Christianity, where eminent biology scholars ride on biological phenomena such as evolution to bulldoze the cathedral of Christianity. Christianity, the kind that believes in the impossible and forgives the possible, is now, just like Mary Magdalene, facing a barrage of stones at the hands…

A Note on Stage Fright

Stage fright, contrary to what the name suggests, does not always have to do with being on stage. Stage freights only becomes an actuality when one is in front of an audience, of even one, open to judgement and evaluation of the negative kind. No one is a perfectionist but everyone is armed with the…