Monthly Archives: June 2011

Please don’t waste that precious space!

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Please don’t waste that precious space!

One of the Malay’s popular folk tales is Mahsuri, a lady who was accused doing adultery when her husband was “out-station” for national sake. She was frantically denying her infidelity and swore she had been slandered by vengeance. Feeling ill-treated, she cursed the land (Langkawi island) wouldn’t be prosper for  seven generations. After declaring the magic spell, she wickedly stabbed to death. Some said she had gushed out of white bloodstains which were believe to be her breast milk from her outside marriage pregnancy. I think it was sort of MSG to make the story more savory (Milk won’t be produced during pregnancy and need to be stimulated by breastfeeding). Read the rest of this entry

Galileo Gallilei and the Copernican Theory

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Galileo Gallilei and the Copernican Theory

I think most of the animosities, acrimonies, and antipathies in this world rooted to the only one problem; people always feel they are the righteous. When Galileo Gallilei has made a striking confirmation of the Copernican theory of smaller bodies revolving about larger ones, means, the earth is revolving around the sun instead of Aristotle theory that had asserted the other way round, he had been accused by the bigoted opposition of many churchmen as heretic. Galileo was then sentenced to life imprisonment in 1633. Because of his age and poor health, he was allowed to serve his imprisonment under house arrest. Galileo died on January 8, 1642. His book was placed on the Index of prohibited works and remained there for two hundred years. Therefore, after 200 years of condescending righteousness, the scientist now acknowledged his discoveries. He founded the mechanics of freely falling bodies and laid the foundation of dynamics in general, a foundation upon which Isaac Newton was able later to build the science. Read the rest of this entry