Mythology and Alien Existence

Do aliens really exist? This is that one question that has been the matter of debate and controversy for centuries. From Roswell to Suffolk’s Rendlesham Forest, there have been sightings which the so-called UFO hunters have quantified as a proof of extra-terrestrial life.

A survey conducted in 24 countries has come up with findings that suggest that nearly half of the humans believe in alien life and want to make contact. This helps to explain the lasting popularity of the “Star Wars” franchise 40 years after the first movie was screened. Avengers or Avatar for that matter is possibly the highest grossing movies of all times which again leads us to accept the fact that we somehow believe that we are not alone.

Darwin’s theories tell us about the shape alien life will take. A new study from scientists at the University of Oxford found out that All aliens must evolve and that gives us something to look for.  But then there is another question that perplexes me. Does our Mythology (which we tend to believe in more than the living humans around us)  suggest the existence of Extraterrestrial life? Let’s explore!

Bible

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With about 31% population of the world following Christianity, Bible is one of the most sought-after mythologies which has many references to other-worldly beings and flying saucers. In One passage from the books of Infancy and Protevangelion, which is taken from The Lost Books of the Bible describes the same experience many abductees face in our times, where everything stopped and all surrounding people being “switched off.” But then there are another set of people who have a different interpretation of the same and find no reason to accept that the Bible depicts the existence of Alien life.

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For More :
http://www.aliens-everything-you-want-to-know.com/AliensinTheBible.html
http://listverse.com/2017/07/26/10-bible-accounts-that-could-be-interpreted-as-ufos-or-aliens/

Quran:

Qur’an Chapter 40 Verse 57
The creation of the heavens and the earth is definitely a greater thing
than a creation of mankind, however, most of mankind know not.

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Quran has a similar take on the Alien matter. It gives us a description of multitudes of other earth where God’s commandments are coming one after another as these other earth mature at different times. The word seven is used in following verses in the Quran to denote a very large number more like infinite.

Quran Chapter 65 verse 12
God it is who has created seven heavens, and similar number of earth, The commandments come down among them slowly, that you may know that God is Able to do all things And that God surrounds all things in knowledge

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The idea that there is life elsewhere in the universe  was derived from the Prophet Mohammad when he told the Muslims, “When you sit down in the prayer for the Attahiyat and say: “Peace be upon us, and the righteous servants of Allah” you actually send peace on all the righteous people living on the Earth and in the heavens.” which clearly implies that all type of people, good and bad live in the other worlds as they live on our Earth.

For More: http://www.endphysics.com/aliens_in_the_quran.html

Mahabharata / Ramayana / Veda:

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Gods in Hindu mythology wore animal masks to conceal their identities with chariots of fire representing UFOs of one kind or another , Gods mating with human women to create the human race in their image , Blue star gods ( The blue blood or royal bloodlines descended directly from the gods) and the mythical battles of Heaven and Earth , From the existence of the likes Of Brahma , Vishnu and Mahesh to Ram & Krishna to Ravana & Kans, all give us references regarding the existence of Ancient Aliens (Living Beings from A different Planet or Realm).

Excerpts :
“All of the above-mentioned incarnations are either plenary portions or portions of the plenary portions of the Lord, but Lord Sri Krishna is the original Personality of Godhead. All of them appear on planets whenever there is a disturbance created by the atheists. The Lord incarnates to protect the theists.” ( Srimad Bhagavatam 1:3:28)
and,
“Krishna, who is known as Govinda is the Supreme Godhead. He has an eternal blissful spiritual body. He is the origin of all. He has no other origin and He is the prime cause of all causes.” (Brahma Samhita, 5:1)
For More :
Mahabharata:
http://www.crystalinks.com/Mahabharata.html
Ramayana: http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread636402/pg1
Veda: https://hiddenremote.com/2017/07/22/ancient-aliens-voices-gods/

With references like such, it is always beyond the human mind to believe or not to which leaves me with another Question. Do they still Exist? Only time will tell.  Till then let’s go back to Netflix & chill with Star Wars. 😋

Brownie Articles :
https://www.thesun.co.uk/tech/4017563/aliens-conspiracy-theories-evidence-sightings-nasa/
https://futurism.com/theories-intelligent-life-fermi-paradox/

 

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7 Cool Gadgets from CES 2018 We Need ASAP!

Consumer Electronics Show is one of the biggest electronics trade fair shows that is held in the city of sin every year. Here all types of electronics companies big and small introduce their upcoming slate of products. Below is a list of all the diamonds found in the show.

1. Project Linda

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This cool gadget is every gamer’s dream. Razor has come up with a smartphone that doubles up as a laptop. The smartphone fits into space that is filled by the touchpad on a laptop body, then connects to the monitor, keyboard, and hard drive via USB-C. This gadget tests the waters for a merger between the desktop and mobile computing devices. Project Linda repurposes the phone’s screen as a touchpad, which can also passively display information.

2. Philips SmartSleep

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No, it won’t help you in getting more sleep. But, it will surely help you in getting deep quality sleep. The device transmits a sound apparently develops slow-wave sleep. It is a stage of sleep cycle at which brain waves and breathing are at their lowest levels. According to its makers, such kind of sleep can further increase attentiveness and the ability to keep focus. Two sensors on the headband identify when you fall asleep and can identify when you enter deep sleep. Then, an algorithm customizes the amount and level of the sound being transmitted in a way that will heighten slow wave activity in the brain.

3. L’Oréal UV Sense

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One of the tiniest gadgets, it is a sensor which is able to detect ultraviolet exposure. It is so tiny that you can wear it comfortably on your fingernail like a nail art. The great thing is, it is battery-free and has an NFC antenna, a temperature sensor, and a UV sensor. It can store up to three months worth of information and transfers information to the accompanying app. The app keeps a record of the exposure levels and provides tips for handling sun intake.

4. My Special Aflac Duck

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This cute looking duck is specially designed to provide comfort to children diagnosed with cancer. Children can imitate their medical care routines on it and can communicate their feelings through it by pressing a circular token to its chest which indicates it to assume the corresponding emotion. Holding a token with a smiling happy face or a frowning angry face to the duck, for instance, will allow it to react accordingly. This gadget is supposed to provide company to kids as they undergo treatment and therapy.

5. Sensio Air

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A must-have for those who suffer from allergies. This football-shaped allergen detector tracks grass, mould, pollen and dust inside your space so it can alert users that their allergies could act up. In case the user goes out, the Air’s corresponding app joins with 220 sensors placed all around the world by Sensio to measure environmental conditions like pollution and weather.

6. Oska Pulse

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It is literally a painkiller for those people who suffer from chronic pain. This Pulse Electromagnetic Field (PEMF) device is created to boost blood flow to affected areas of the body. The company claims that the gadget relaxes muscle stiffness and briefly relieves minor pain. It works with an app so users can manage the device remotely or track the pain relief progress.

7. ModoBag

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Probably, the most fun gadget on the list. ModoBag is a piece of luggage which can charge your devices through its USB ports and it also has a small hidden handlebar and stirrups which transform it into a miniature electric motorbike which you can use to zip around up to a speed of 8 mph. No more dragging of luggage instead let the luggage drive you around.

There is little that technology can’t do at CES and with such innovative products around the corner, the future of mankind looks exciting. 

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Sherlock: Real vs Reel!

Imagination is the real thing they say, makes you who you always wanted to be, and that brought me to the question, how about becoming the most intelligent detective the world has ever seen! Sherlock Holmes. Sherlock’s world is where everything happens following an order! Every situation has a set of definite outcomes. It assumes that the people’s habits or activities are absolutely perfect and Sherlock is the unsolicited King. In reality, we have problems in choosing Pizza over Burger.

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Let’s take an example, Shall we? (That’s how he speaks, I suppose! 😛 ) in ‘The Blind Banker’, Sherlock identifies that the person is left-handed saying “The butter knife on the kitchen surface has butter on the right side of the blade because he used it with his left.”
In the real world, almost nothing is perfect! Even a left-handed person’s butter knife would have butter on both the sides, maybe some jam too, considering his delight for jam !! 😛

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Image Source: http://www.khanakhajana.co.in/home/121-bread-butter.html
http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-a-butter-knife.htm

In Sherlock’s world, we are constantly reminded of the fact that he is a high functioning Sociopath who doesn’t really care about human emotion,  is far away from its clutches and likes to live life dangerously duping himself in drugs as if they were candies. Trust me when I say this, we would die, yes die even if we consider taking in that much drugs out of shock, leave alone doing it.

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Sherlock Holmes in Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss’ Sherlock at times seems to be a genuinely nasty bloke going head over heels going to a point where he is seen telling children that their grandfather is rotting in the ground, and even being dismissively rude towards Russell Tovey’s potential client, for instance. Him telling Kitty Reilly, the journalist in The Reichenbach Fall, that “you repel me” was more than a little over the top. (Well, She was selfish, ambitious and a little manipulative, but she repels him? A man who deals with criminals more or less every day?) . Just consider telling that to a person on his/her face and see the world burn.

Image Source: https://www.bustle.com/articles/39056-9-things-you-should-never-say-to-a-fan-of-bbcs-sherlock

 Then again, comes the point where Sherlock is seen to be almost perfect at whatever he does and so does Moriarty, his nemesis, but really? In his infamous “Reichenbach fall” you want me to believe that you can fall off a building and then fly like a bird off to glory, that’s some fantasy ‘shizz’ going on there.

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Oh Oh Oh!! how can I not talk about The Mind Palace when I talk about Sherlock, that’s one thing which has perplexed everyone with it aura on how clear can one’s vision and thoughts be, let me break it to you,  no matter how cool it may sound, it’s next to impossible to get such a high dedicated  sense of mind mapping.

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Well, that is unless you are Chacha Chowdhary and your mind works faster than a computer. 😛

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I know this article is going to bring me in the bad books of all Sherlock fans and they might have even listed down various ways where I would end not in a condition I would like to be in, but then again, Anonymity is Bae and I am loving it. So I would want to end this saying Boo Yeah !!

Image Source: https://www.bustle.com/articles/39056-9-things-you-should-never-say-to-a-fan-of-bbcs-sherlock

PS: I love him, just like anyone of you do and it would be a shame if we don’t get to see more of him. *Drools*

*Awaits for the next season with the Bunny Cap on*

Image Source for Featured Image: www.sherlocked.se 

Artificial Intelligence: Throwback 2017

So, we’re in the last month of the year, bracing ourselves for those annual resolutions, terrible New-Year jokes and digital nostalgia. But before you and I shut off our senses and social media to protect ourselves from all those nuclear nonsensities, it’s time to have a bit of #throwback. Not the instagram ones with stock captions of “#majormissing #takemethere”, but rather, something that sounds artificial, but is very, very much real in the context of shaping the upcoming years! We’re of course, talking of Artificial Intelligence – the AI that is actually taking off, unlike its abbreviation-namesake in India…

Let’s have a quick look at the timeline of 7 events that made everyone stand up and take note of the most exciting tech-kid on the block…

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» AI Beats Humans At Poker

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Last year, AlphaGo made headlines for being the first AI to beat a human Go master. Come 2017, the AI juggernaut rolls on. Libratus, an AI designed to excel at Poker, just beat 4 of the best Poker players in the world. By a margin of – wait for it – $1.7 MILLION! That’s right. Even as the world cries over how foreigners come steal their jobs and money, a new money-stealer is already on the horizon. Watch out…

https://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/artificial-intelligence/ai-learns-from-mistakes-to-defeat-human-poker-players

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» Microsoft releases AI-enabled app for the blind

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Trust Mr. Benevolent Gates to usher in AI for the purpose it should be intended for – helping mankind. Microsoft launched SeeingAI, an app on the Apple store, to enable the blind to “see” what’s in front of them. The AI understands its surroundings and then describes it to the blind user by way of voice functionality. Smooth! Way to go, Microsoft. Maybe try and make MS Word as smooth too… #JustSaying

https://www.engadget.com/2017/07/12/microsoft-app-blind-see-ai-seeingai/

»Two In a Tango: Elon Musk vs Mark Zuckerberg

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When two of the world’s most dynamic young leaders and innovators debate over an issue, everyone better stand up and take notice! Earlier this year, SpaceX founder Elon Musk and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg had a difference in opinion over AI, with Musk dubbing AI as “a greater threat to mankind than North Korea”. Mark lambasted him as “being a naysayer” and “spreading doomsday rumours”. Musk retorted back at him, tweeting “his knowledge of the subject is limited”. Who’s right? Who’s wrong? While the jury is still out there, it surely has spruced up the debate that has been going on ever since AI first broke on to the world stage…

http://money.cnn.com/2017/07/25/technology/elon-musk-mark-zuckerberg-ai-artificial-intelligence/index.html 

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» Facebook shuts down its AI bots after they create their own language

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Even as the 2 stalwarts debated on the issue of AI, a month later, Facebook had to shut down a part of its AI program. Why? Because the bots started developing their own language! Suckers of the popular movie Terminator went berzerk with their comparisons of this incident with the Skynet AI portrayed in the movie. To be perfectly honest, robots doing their own thing… does sound pretty spooky doesn’t it? Well, the end had to come some day… #PrayForYourSinsMortals!

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2017/08/01/facebook-shuts-robots-invent-language/

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» Rahul Gandhi goes for AI conference, gets trolled royally!

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When “RaGa” and “intelligence” are used in the same sentence… kidding – they never are (duh!). So when Rahul Gandhi, already famous (read: notorious) among the Twitterati as “Pappu” announced that he would be speaking in a US conference on AI, the nation couldn’t be faulted for trolling him right-left-centre in 140 characters! As expected, Indians lost huge amounts of oxygen laughing their guts out at the irony of the situation. Sometimes, it feels sad seeing him face such harshness. After all, he is the only one who wakes up in the morning, at night… #TheRealArtificiallyIntelligent

https://www.mensxp.com/social-hits/news/39364-twitter-guffaws-as-rahul-gandhi-plans-a-visit-to-the-us-to-discuss-artificial-intelligence.html

» Apple forays into AI with Iphone X

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At the much-celebrated 10th year anniversary of the Iphone, Apple made one small step that may one day prove to be the giant leap for mankind. Unveiling the new, much-hyped Iphone X, Apple made a foray into AI, by instilling in its A11 bionic chip a form of neural AI that can accurately scan and recognize human faces, without the need of a cloud-based system or internet! Although the technology is still in its nascent stages, Apple has once again set the benchmark when it comes to innovation. With competition growing by the day, expect more research and development in this field in the upcoming years. The ultimate winners? The consumers!

https://www.theverge.com/2017/9/13/16300464/apple-iphone-x-ai-neural-engine

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» AI makes ground-breaking progress (pun intended!)

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At the fag end of the year, scientists managed to breakthrough in what might be one of the biggest life-saving technologies on earth! While it has been a centuries-long attempt by mankind to predict catastrophes and take precautionary measures, the efforts just got a major shot in the arm by AI, which managed to identify and pick-up seismic signals long before an earthquake was about to occur. Seeing as these signals had never been recognized before by existing technologies, scientists naturally are drooling at the prospect of finally having achieved the Holy Grail of modern geology!

http://www.news18.com/news/tech/new-ai-system-can-predict-earthquakes-1554255.html

It’s no secret that AI is the future of mankind. Chatbots are now passe, Japan is doing what only Japan can do – talk about sex robots. Facebook is testing newer AI, Tesla is foraying into self-driven cars… suffice to say that being human is so ‘normie’ now! Even as the debate forages on, one thing is certain – 2017 heralded a new era of advanced AI which is sure to impact our lives like never before. Read this and you’ll realize just how…

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Can You put on Weight by Smelling Food ?

Yes. say scientists. In a recently published paper, scientists from the University of California, Berkeley, claim that you can put on weight by smelling the aroma of food.

The scientists observed two sets of mice. One set had lost its sense of smell, and the other set could smell well. Both sets of mice were fed high fat diets. The mice who could smell food, gained weight, while

obese mice who lost their sense of smell also lost weight.

What’s weird, however, is that these slimmed-down but smell-deficient mice ate the same amount of fatty food as mice that retained their sense of smell and ballooned to twice their normal weight.

In addition, mice with a boosted sense of smell — super-smellers — got even fatter on a high-fat diet than did mice with normal smell.

The findings suggest that the odor of what we eat may play an important role in how the body deals with calories. If you can’t smell your food, you may burn it rather than store it.

The scientists say

“Sensory systems play a role in metabolism. Weight gain isn’t purely a measure of the calories taken in; it’s also related to how those calories are perceived,”

so maybe instead of dieting, it might be simpler to wear a clip on one’s nose and not smell food 🙂

What Connects Frogs and Dinosaurs ?

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About 65 million years ago, it is believed that a really large asteroid struck earth. The asteroid — measuring about 10 kms wide, hit earth, created a massive crater (a really, really, really, wide and deep pothole), and threw debris — dust and stone into the atmosphere. The sun was practically blocked out, leading to a massive climate change, and the death of over 75% of all the species on earth — including the dinosaurs. As per current evidence, dinosaurs had been around for about 230 million years, before they became extinct.

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While frogs as a species, evolved some 200 million years ago, it is only when the dinosaurs went extinct, could they really multiply. This is the evidence found by a new study, which was authored by scientists working in the area of amphibians (animals that can live on both land and water), and reptiles (snakes, lizards, dinos and the rest). The researchers used fossil records to find out about how the world changed after that massive explosion.

“Frogs have been around for well over 200 million years, but this study shows it wasn’t until the extinction of the dinosaurs that we had this burst of frog diversity that resulted in the vast majority of frogs we see today,” study co-author David Blackburn, associate curator of amphibians and reptiles at the Florida Museum of Natural History on the University of Florida campus,

it is likely that without the dinosaurs around to snack on them, frogs could multiply without limit, leading them to be everywhere, in varied shapes and sizes

Can another asteroid strike earth ? scientists believe it can, in the not so distant future. And, this is one of the reasons why people like Elon Musk are trying to find human beings another planet (as a back up plan). It is expected, that in 2029, an asteroid called Apophis, will come very close to earth. Will it hit us, we don’t know.

“We can rule out a collision at the next closest approach with the Earth, but then the orbit will change in a way that is not fully predictable just now, so we cannot predict the behavior on a longer timescale,”

What do you think ?

How Long Can We Live ?

You must have noticed that people are living to a longer age. At the time of Independence, 1947, was 31.4 years old. This means, that the average age at which Indians died, was 31.4 years. By 2014, t his figure showed a dramatic improvement

From 62.3 years for males and 63.9 years for females in 2001–2005 to 67.3 years and 69.6 years

As nutrition, health, improves, and poverty declines, people are going to live even longer. We all know more than one person over 90 years of age — and fighting fit. So how long will we live?

According to a recent scientific study, McGill University biologists Bryan G. Hughes and Siegfried Hekimi, say ‘we can’t tell yet’ . hey believe we will live even longer, but don’t know what the outer limit is. Hekimi says

“We just don’t know what the age limit might be. In fact, by extending trend lines, we can show that maximum and average lifespans, could continue to increase far into the foreseeable future,”

What does this mean for us —

a) Learn Saving — As we live longer, we have to earn more to save for an older age. This means you have to start now. Everytime you want to spend, ask yourself one question “will I have enough money later?”. Later could be next month, later could be a 100 years from now.

b) Learn skills — you need to learn skills that keep you relevant and employed through your life. Start now, when at college.

c) Pick up a hobby — You need a hobby to keep yourself happy 🙂 life is more than study, work, and hanging out. You have to also nurture your innate talent. Photography, pottery, reading, all of these are great hobbies. And, most hobbies cost very less to develop.

d) Think about jobs of the future. Research, and find out what is going on, and plan to study more to be ready for those jobs.

How long do you think we will end up living /

source : Here