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time memorial, earthquakes were very serious problems. Earthquakes have
destroyed many civilizations. Earthquake not only destroys property, but it also
destroys people. It kills! It maims! It injures! This is a grave problem. The
earthquake, which hit Lisbon in Europe on November 1, 1755, had killed many
thousands. The earthquake was felt over many thousands of square miles. We
cannot eradicate earthquakes at all. When the different layers of the earth
move, inside the earth and under the ocean, it could cause earthquakes.
Earthquakes are measured on the Richters scale. It is hard to predict when
earthquakes will occur.
stop earthquakes. If earthquakes are destined to take place, it will take place.
However, we can be prepared for earthquakes. If you plan to settle, do not do so
settle in earthquake prone areas if possible. For example in USA, some cities in
California are earthquake prone areas. If you have already settled in earthquake
zones, then you can only be prepared for earthquake disasters. It is also good
to have a few pets because some of the animals, like dogs and horses, have extra
keen hearing that even the slightest rumbling inside the earth could trigger
erratic and unconventional behavior in these animals. When you see the animals
acting strangely, especially in a big estate, or you see a lot of rodents coming
out of their burrows, it may mean there is an impending earthquake. One must try
to have an earthquake shelter in the house and an emergency kit, which would
include some medicines, canned food, a knife, a box of matches, a radio, a
flashlight and a Bible. In times of earthquakes you can make use of
Actually there is no time frame for earthquakes but most of them seem to
strike in the nights or early hours of the morning, that is, from
2:00a.m-7:00am. This is the time that most people are fast asleep and thats why
there are heavy casualties and death toll. If you hear suspicious rumbling in a
building or see it shaking, immediately escape into an open area. Even if the
earthquake had already taken place, do not return to buildings for a while, as
there would be after shock waves several times after the earthquake. There could
be recurrences of the earthquake so for several nights it is best to sleep out
in the open under a tent.
should be ready for these disasters and have ample supply of pure water, food
and medicine. The government must be very quick in helping the people who are
trapped under debris. They should try to save people as much as possible and
must also have trained dogs to help to detect people buried under the debris.
For an earthquake, it is better to be prepared than not to be
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to be odd or to be unconventional. There are a few persons who act very
indifferent in our society. These act unconventional. For example, if there is a
party and the dress is formal dress, there would be one or two persons who would
not care and wear informal dress. They will not follow the exact etiquette,
whether it is in terms of dress or eating habits or respecting old people or
following the customs of the land.
First of all, the persons who are behaving eccentric must be made to
understand that they are acting indifferently to the societys rules and
regulations. If persons do not accept that they are acting eccentric, then it is
hard to find a solution. However, with love and care, we can show those persons
that they are acting irrationally or oddly in terms of the customs of the
society, and they may listen. We must tell them that it is important when we are
going to a party with formal attire that they also dress formally. It is also
important that whatever the general practices of the land are, they should be
followed. Sometimes persons who act eccentric have discovered many things.
Thomas Edison who invented the light bulb and also Albert Einstein (theory of
relativity) were talked about as being a little eccentric. Eccentric persons
managed to invent important objects, so let us not make fun of these persons but
try to help them whenever possible. Even if they dont try to really change, we
should not make fun of them. Of course, religious customs should not be thought
of being eccentric in nature.
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Edema is a
condition where there is extra cellular water along with sodium because of
abnormal renal retentions. Edema can be caused by heart failure, hypertension
and liver disease. If there is puffiness in the face, it could be a renal
problem. The other causes of edema could be as a result of oral contraceptive
use and pregnancy. Even pre-menstrual problems could lead to edema.
for edema would be based on the cause of edema. If hypertension is the cause of
edema, then the patient should take less salt or even completely avoid salt
until the problem is solved. And if oral contraceptive use is the cause, one
should discontinue using these oral contraceptives. Usually the line of
treatment for edema is diuretic tablets.
Affected limbs should be elevated so that the retention of extra cellular
fluid is not collected in one place.
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Elopement is an
act where a person runs away with his or her lover. When a child is not brought
up in a proper way that child may run when he or she becomes a teenager or an
adult. Suppose the parents are very, very strict and will not give any room for
children to decide, there could be some problems in future like elopement. When
a boy loves a girl, who is not from the same religion, same caste or same class,
naturally, they would run away when things dont go their way.
When a boy or man loves
a girl or woman very much and they intend to get married but there is strong
opposition, they may decide to run away. If theyre more than eighteen (18)
years old, there is nothing the parents can do because they are adults and can
do what they desire. But if the parents want to avoid it, they can only advise
in a loving manner. The parents can only lovingly tell them what some of the
problems could arise if the person is from another caste, class, religion or
race. If they try to coerce, and get their daughter married to another person
who may not be liked, then its going to give rise to other problems. The best
you could do as parents is to speak with the children of possible problems to be
faced as a result of these differences of caste, race, etc. If the person still
wants to marry or does whatever that he/she had planned, there is nothing much
the parents can do about it.
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Enmity is hostility. It
could also mean animosity. Enmity had been a problem ever since sin came into
this world. There were enmity between relatives, families, tribes, nations and
races. Until the coming of Christ, enmity between some tribes, families,
kingdoms, nations and races will continue because of sin. Satan is making
maximum use of this enmity problem. A person may hate another just because of
pride or he may be jealous. As an individual, you cant do much to stop enmity
between two nations or kingdoms. However, you can try to do something for enmity
that exists between two individuals. There can be enmity between two boys
because of a girl, or between two girls over a boy. There could be enmity over a
small piece of property. Racism can lead to enmity.
In order to
find solutions for enmity, we have to first identify the cause for enmity. When
two nations are fighting for some particular border or area and if there is no
compromise, there will be more bloodshed and it will go on for a very long time.
If a government doesnt like a particular tribe or race, enmity will exist. That
is not the way it should be. Fighting or war solves nothing but begets more violence. All are created equal.
Lord Jesus said in Matthew 5:34, Love your enemies, bless them that curse
you. We should love our enemies, not hate them. It is easier said than done
but we have to try not to harbor enmity.
The Bible remarks
in Acts 17:26, And God hath made of one
blood all nations of man for to dwell on the face of the earth. God made
everybody from one blood whether it is the Negroid or Caucasoid or Mongoloid
race. All have the same color of
blood. Enmity between nations must be ceased. Even tribes for that matter.
Tutsis and the Hutus fight and kill each other. Though they are tribal people
that live in more or less the same African region, yet they fight and kill each
other just because they belong to two different tribes. UNO and all the powers
that be, should do everything to stop this enmity and bloodshed. People who are
sitting in cozy houses and watching television may not be directly affected but
they should do something like praying that there be no enmity between countries
and between peoples. People should not hate and kill each other just because
they do not like someones face. Let us follow Lord Jesus example and love one
another. However, enmity cannot be eradicated as long as sin
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An epidemic is a
disease that spreads from place to place rapidly and the occurrence might be
more than expected. The epidemic diseases are like cholera, typhoid, hepatitis A
and malaria. These could spread very rapidly and kill many.
epidemiologists must quickly be put into action to find out the causes of
epidemic. Once the causes are known, then the next step is to find out how it is
being spread from place to place. There should be immediate steps to treat the
disease and to prevent it. The people who are at risk should be immediately
helped by vaccination. Whatever the cause of the problem is, that particular
cause should be rectified. The particular disease should be monitored to find
out how many are suffering and what should be done to stop it. The preventive
measures ought to be quick. For example, vaccination should be immediately
administered to see that the disease doesnt spread. Whatever is the exact
source of transmission is to be curtailed and stopped and measures should be
taken to ensure that there are no recurrences. Measures are to be taken in
non-epidemic areas in order that it does not spread. The final solution is to
see that there should be no occurrence of the epidemic in that area again or
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Euthanasia, in short,
is mercy killing. Euthanasia is an act of putting somebody who is terminally ill
to death because that patient wants to die. Active euthanasia is where something
is given to the person, like a lethal injection, to put the person to death.
Passive euthanasia is a condition where nothing is performed to save the person
from death. For example, if somebody is dying for lack of air and nothing is
done to help him to breathe or if somebody is dying on the road because of an
accident and nothing is done to save that person from death.
has been legalized in Holland. However, only God, who had created life, can take
out life. If you take somebodys life, youre actually playing God. Nonetheless,
we should also note the patients suffering from intense and excruciating pain.
If they cannot bear the suffering, what is to be done? Euthanasia is, therefore,
a very touchy ethical situation. The person who wants to die should be prayed
for. The patient should talk to psychiatrists, psychologists, pastors and
counselors and see if they could choose an alternative other than dying.
Patients, who are suffering from terminal diseases like cancer, if they want to
die, we could pray and maybe God can do some miracles if they give their lives
into Gods control. Whatever the condition, the sixth commandment says in Exodus
20:13, Thou shall not kill. So we
have no right to kill. A doctor has no right to snuff out somebodys life even
if the patient has permitted to do so. However, the person who is suffering from
excruciating pain and a lot of depression must pray to God.
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Evolution is a grave dilemma.
Evolution is a process where life evolves from lower forms to complex forms over
millions of years. Because the evolutionists could not have all the fossil
records to show how lower forms evolved into complex forms, some of them have
changed the definition of evolution to a change in allele frequency in the
population from one generation to another generation. There are so many
loopholes in the theory of evolution. Of course, creation is based on faith and
cannot be proven in a lab. Evolution also cannot be proven in a lab. It is also
based on faith in a way. How did the first living cell evolve? There is no
particular answer. You need to have faith to believe that there was a first
living cell, which evolved by chance. Even when you see stellular evolution, you
have to have faith to believe that there was a big bang. Who caused the big
bang? How did it take place? It also is to be believed on the premise of faith.
Ill be discussing about the creation, which is also based on faith, under
Now I'll be discussing various unanswered questions and loopholes of
evolution. There are many evidences against evolution.
The evolution theory keeps changing and it is relative & not absolute. Jean Baptiste Lamarck
brought up the theory of acquired characteristics. He stated the snake
eventually lost its limbs because of its disuse and the giraffe had a long neck
because it stretched its neck to reach the leaves, which was on the trees
because there was not enough grass on the ground. All this was disproved.
Charles Darwin in 1859 published his book on the Origin of Species by
Natural Selection. In
his book he did not mention the role of genes because he knew nothing about
genes. Neither did he know the role of mutation. His theory was known as
Darwinism. His followers started Neo-Darwinism, in-cooperating the role of genes
and also mutation. After Neo-Darwinism, came the theory of Punctuated
Equilibrium. It postulates that as life evolved from lower form to higher form,
a species may have jumped over many forms and evolved into a higher form. So a
fish instead of evolving into an amphibian became a reptile. This theory was
erratically conceived because evolution does not have enough evidence of
Discovery of Coelacanth fish debunks evolution. The gradualism
evolutionists, who believe evolution happened over millions of years, have
stated that the coelacanth fish became extinct over 80 million years ago and its
fins eventually gave rise to the legs of amphibians. When the question is asked
to the evolutionists, Why can't evolution be seen happening today? They may
answer that it would take millions of years to see it. The coelacanth fish,
which they said became extinct 80million years ago, was found about seventy
years ago in the waters of Madagascar and Indonesia. That fish even till today
has not undergone even an iota of change. It still has fins, which did not turn
to the legs of amphibians. There is no change whatsoever. Hence, the
evolutionary theory in a way has been debunked.
There is a miniscule number of intermediate fossils, which cannot prove
evolution to be true. There is a lacuna in records of intermediate fossils.
Since there is a miniscule number of intermediate fossils, another theory was
brought out by some evolutionists, which is punctuated equilibrium.
Evolutionists mention archaeopteryx fossil, which has intermediate
characteristics. However, when they state that there are many hundreds of other
intermediate fossils, it is not factual and far from truth.
Archaeopteryx fossil can be explained by the existence of platypus.
Archeopteryx fossil has the characteristics of a reptile and a bird. This
archeopteryx had teeth like a reptile and wings like a bird. This could be
explained with the existence of platypus. Platypus, even today, has the
characteristics of a reptile and a mammal. It lays eggs like a reptile and gives
milk to the offspring like a mammal. Same case with the spiny anteater. Hence,
platypus and spiny anteater show that there was no evolution but there is a
Designer who designed that they should have a few characteristics of a reptile
and a mammal. If evolution is to be true, then platypus and spiny anteater
should have long ago discarded the reptile characteristics and maintained the
mammal like characteristics but that didnt happen.
so-called missing links have been debunked. In 1911, a man by the name
Charles Dawson found a fossil in Sussex, England and the next year in 1912 it
was stated the prefect missing link between the anthropoid apes and the humans
had been found and for the next forty years it was referred to as the missing
link. Many scientists and so-called scientists have believed that this fossil
found by Charles Dawson was the true missing link and it was known as
Anthropus Dawsoni or Piltdown Man. Then in 1953, a scientist by the name of
Oakley used fluorine analysis dating method and discovered the fallacy of this
missing link. It was found that mandible of the fossil was of recent time and
the skull was much back in time. The skull was that of a man and the mandible
was that of an orang-utan. The flora and the fauna were also taken from places
in Africa and put around that fossil. Therefore, that missing link was debunked.
All who believed it was the true missing link for forty years were fooled. All
the hominid fossils that are said to have some ape characteristics and human
characteristics are either fully apes or fully humans with some osteological
defects. There were other missing links, which were also disproved. In 1965, a
man by the name of Frank Hanson had a frozen ape-man in an icebox and charged
some cents for people to view this missing link. That frozen ape-man was part
man and part ape. Eventually it was revealed that Frank Hanson used a dummy,
because when the scientists wanted to x-ray it, he did not permit as it was a
dummy and the x-ray would let the cat out of the bag. Then there were other
missing links like Yeti and Big Foot. Yeti or the Abominable Snow Man was
found in the Himalayan Mountains and Big Foot or Sasquatch Man in Canada/US
border. These two are basically just big bears. Their print of the front paw was
overlaid by their back foot and this print became larger, which in turn, made
some persons to reason the print was that of an ape-man, i.e., missing
6. Mutation in genes would only corrupt the information and would not
bring out new species. For example, progeria. Progeria is a genetic disorder
where premature aging is manifested in the patient due to a mutation in gene or
genes that control aging process. If mutation is supposed to add better
information in the genes, then the progeriacs would be turned into new and
better species. This mutation, however, is actually causing the quick death of
the progeria patients. They usually die by early teens. Hence, mutation will
only curb and corrupt the information in the genes and will not bring a new
Gene flow cannot cause evolution and a change in allele frequency is not
evolution. During the industrial revolution, because of the black soot and
smoke accumulated on trees, more and more dark colored moths multiplied because
the birds could not eat them whereas the light colored ones could easily be seen
on the bark of the trees and they could be eaten. And after the industrial
revolution, the reverse happened, that is, the dark colored moths were easily
seen and eaten by the birds whereas the light colored moths were not easily seen
and so they multiplied. Evolutionists argue that this is evolution because the
allele frequency has been changed.17 My answer to them is, if the
dark colored moth had become a purple colored moth or became a blue colored
moth, then that would be evolution because it would have evolved from one
colored moth to another all together. It should have evolved into a new color.
However, it was just that more light colored moths multiplied or dark colored
moths multiplied. Or suppose the moths evolved into another species, then that
wouldve been evolution. But the moths remained moths and the dark colored and
light colored moths didnt even change their color and that is not
Genetic drift cannot cause evolution. Evolutionists say that genetic
drift happens in a small community and by random drift, a new species may be
evolved. But that is not really
true. It cannot really happen; in fact, it can lead to extinction of species but
not to a new species.
Variations in species are not evolution. Some evolutionary scientists
give an example of present day evolution by mentioning bacteria, which are
resistant to antibiotics become different strains of bacteria. That is not
really evolution. If those bacteria become new species like fishes, then that
could be evolution but just because the bacteria have different strains doesnt
mean it is evolution. The bacteria have different variations as we human beings
have different variations or races like Mongoloid, Caucasoid and Negroid. If the
bacteria become insects, then that is evolution. But that is not the way it
10. Appendix is not vestigial and it is functional. Some
evolutionary scientists say that the appendix is slowly getting rudimentary and
vestigial and it has no purpose. If you follow that line of reasoning then
kangaroos, which have a bigger appendix than man and some species of monkeys
that do not have an appendix, will show us that man evolved from kangaroos and
monkeys have evolved from man (and not the other way around according to
evolution). An appendix is functional as it contains mucosa, which has
lymphocytes that play a role in the immunity of the body.
11. Dating methods are not accurate and have some disadvantages.
The dating methods like carbon 14, uranium 235, Thorium 230, potassium-argon 80,
fall under absolute dating or chronometric dating methods. Stratigraphy,
fluorine analysis, amino-acid racemization come under relative dating methods.
Let me take the example of carbon 14 dating method. Carbon 14 dating has several
disadvantages. There is a difference of carbon C14 level in the northern
hemisphere and the southern hemisphere. The fractionalization of carbon 14 from
land plants and plants under the sea are different. The difference between the
results of the C14 dating and dendrochronology of a same object (e.g. a buried
piece of wooden fossil) is about 2000 years. The half life of C14 was once
stated to be 5568 and now it is known to be 5730, so the exact half life is
changed.18 When Mary Leakey discovered the zinjanthropus fossil, the
actual skull fossil was not dated but the volcanic layer, which was above the
skull was dated and it was supposed to be 1.3 million years ago.19
The Bible in Genesis 1:1 says, In
the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth. Genesis 1:3 states,
Let there be light There is a
world of difference between Genesis 1:1 and Genesis1:3. Life (of plants, birds,
animals and humans) began on the earth about 6000 years ago according to the
Holy Bible but we do not know when God created the volcanic rocks, elements,
waters, and mountains. Thus, if the zinjanthropus was dated by dating the
volcanic layer and the not bone fossil, naturally it would show a million years
because we really do not know when the rocks, volcanic material and waters were
created by God.
Solutions---Designer and Some
facts beyond Scientific Explanations
We cannot prove creation in a lab.
We cant go to the lab and say, Birds and animals, come out from the test
tubes! because we are not God. We cannot even prove evolution in a lab by
making life evolve either. Both cannot be proved. But evolutionists believe only
what they see. There was an evolutionist who was teaching her students that
evolution is true and creation is false because there is no God since we cant
see God. She asked a small girl to stand in the class and asked her "Do you see
the trees outside?" The little girl said, "Yes!" The teacher asked again, "Do
you see the clouds?" The girl replied, "Yes!" She asked, "Do you see God in
heaven?" The girl answered, "No!" Then the teacher said, "You can't see God
because there is no God." A small boy in the class got up and said, "Madam, can
I ask some questions to this same girl?" The teacher agreed. He asked the girl,
"Do you see the trees outside?" She said, "Yes!" Next he asked, "Do you see the clouds
outside?" She replied, "Yes!" The girl was wondering why he was asking the same
questions. The teacher was also wondering so. The small boy continued and asked
the girl, "Do you see the teacher?" The girl said, "Yes!" Then he said, "Okay,
Ill ask you one final question. Do you see the brain of the teacher?" The small
girl replied, "No, I don't see her brain." Then the small boy said, "Well, the
teacher doesn't have brain because we can't see it." Hence, seeing is not always
believing. We have never seen our great, great grandfather/grandmother but we
believe that they were there in order for us to come out into this world. We
can't see the wind but we can feel it.
Since neither creation nor evolution can be proven, how does one know
what is the truth regarding the origin of life? There are many factors, which
can be used as evidences to show creation is true. Scientific knowledge is
relative whereas the Biblical truth is absolute. In 150 AD, Ptolemy told that
the earth was flat and revolved around the solar system and many believed until
Galileo in 1610 AD proved through his telescope that the earth was not the
actual center of the solar system and was not flat but it was round. However,
the Holy Scriptures stated in Isaiah 40:22 in 700 BC that the earth was round.
Therefore, the Bible declared that the earth was round about 2010 years before
Galileo stated that the earth was round. The Bible states in Proverbs 17:22, A merry heart doeth like a good medicine,
but a broken spirit drieth the bones. This was written by King Solomon
about 900 BC. Today, scientists have found that because of happiness, endorphins
are produced in the body and these endorphins are good for health. The Bible did
state about 900 BC in Proverbs 23:29-31 to avoid the evil effects of alcohol. And today science has proven that
alcoholism is bad for our health. It destroys the brain cells and the liver.
Thus, you can see the Bible had always been correct and the scientific knowledge
had been relative, changing from time to time until the actual facts are
What makes creationism not to be false? There are
numerous pieces of evidence to show that creation is true.
The fossil records: These records show complex forms and doesnt show
many intermediate forms like half fishes and half frogs or one eighth fishes and
one eighth frogs. As already
mentioned, one fossil archaeopteryx, which has characters of reptile and bird,
is quoted as proof of evolution by evolutionists. The answer to them is the example of
platypus. God designed platypus to
have characters of a reptile and of a mammal, so He had designed archaeopteryx
in like manner. Noahs flood is
also proven by the archeological, taphonomical and palynological
Power of God in nature: The other evidence to show that creationism is
true is the power of God in nature. A green turtle in the Pacific Ocean would
swim several thousands of miles and lay eggs in the South Pole. When those eggs
are hatched, the small turtles, which have never seen the home of their mother,
would swim back thousands of miles to the home of their mother, if predators do
not eat them. How do they do it? It was because of a Designer or Creator. The
evolutionist says it is due to innate behavior or instinctive behavior; but who
has given that innate or instinctive behavior? It is God.
Bible prophecies fulfilled: All the Bible prophecies had been fulfilled
except some relating to the second coming of Lord Jesus. In 800 BC, prophet Joel
had predicted in the Bible (Joel 2:30,31) about the darkening of the sun and the
moon turning red like blood. It was fulfilled on May 19,1780. That means the
Bible had predicted about 2,580 years ago in advance, what would happen and
exactly that had happened.
Parapsychology: Another evidence to prove that there is a Creator, and that is parapsychology. Parapsychology is the
study of supernatural effects, which is
outside the scope of physical laws and science. Scientists and evolutionists
cannot fathom parapsychology. There are the supernatural effects like ghosts,
haunted houses, chairs moving from one place to another, vegetables and fruits
moving from the table to the terrace of the house seemingly through the concrete
ceiling. The laws of science cannot explain these supernatural effects. Since
there are evil angels or devils and ghosts, so also there has to be good angels
and a God, which can perform better supernatural things.
Miracles: One of the greatest evidence to show that God is a Designer and
a Creator of all things are the miracles. Science cannot explain miracles. God
is omnipotent, omnipresent and omniscient. God cannot be explained within the
rules and laws of science. I know of many patients who had cancers and the
doctors had given them just five or six months to live. But later, they were
completely healed of their cancers and the doctors could not explain how it
happened. When you talk about miracles to the evolutionists, they will state
that they are all humbug and crap! But when an evolutionist suffers from
terminal cancer and is given three months before he is to die, and somebody goes
and prays for him and if it is Gods will and he is healed, I bet he would never
be an evolutionist again. He would believe in creationism because something had
happened, which science cannot explain.
Second law of thermodynamics: According to evolution, disorder turns to
order. The second law of thermodynamics states that order turns to disorder. If
you accept evolution, you have to also accept that if you put nuts and bolts and
tires in one particular place, after a few days when you open the garage youll
find a brand new Mercedes Benz. That is the way evolution is. But if you keep a
car in your garage and dont use it for many years, it will rust, the tires
would become deflated and it would be so worn that it wouldnt even
Conversion to new life: Evolution cannot change a person who is a drug
addict, murderer or thief. It cant convert a person that is leading a bad life.
Whereas in creationism, if you believe in Lord Jesus, He can change a drug
addict, murderer, thief or kleptomaniac into a new person. Thus, creationism has
power to change lives.
Life after death: If you believe evolution, then there is no life after
death. If one accepts creationism, there is life after death when Lord Jesus
comes the second time as King of kings and Lord of lords. All who died in Christ
would be saved and they would have eternal life. All who believe in evolution
have no hope after death and they will be lost for eternity. Hence, the
evolutionists should repent and forsake evolution theory, accept creationism and
embrace Lord Jesus as their God.
Thus, there are many evidences to reveal that creationism is true. Gods omnipotent power cannot be
explained by the principles of science. God is beyond the realm of science. I pray that all the evolutionists will
come out of oblivion, repent and accept Jesus as their Creator and Saviour.
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As human beings, we are responsible for the flora and fauna since
that is what God had ordered Adam and Eve and their descendants to do so. The
birds and animals, which are on the verge of extinction, should be protected and
not be killed for pleasure or for food.
The solution is that man should be taught from childhood what animals
or birds are on the verge of extinction. The giant pandas were about to become
totally extinct but now these are protected animals. Theyre such gentle
creatures that anyone would fall in-love with them. Education must be imparted
from childhood to all people, especially to those living around the forest
regions, and tribal people, regarding not to kill any animal or bird, which is
on the verge of extinction.
There are a lot of marine life creatures, which are on the verge of
extinction but now are protected. Strong laws have to be made in various nations
to see that the animals are not driven to extinction.
The rhinoceros was hunted for its horn, which some
men wrongly believe has some aphrodisiac powers. It was on the verge of
extinction but is protected today.
We as human beings are responsible for the protection of these animals.
The offenders must be severely punished, so that it could be a deterrent for
other people who would want to destroy the animals or birds that are close to
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Fads are usually short-lived fashions, be it in dress and hairstyles.
Fads could actually deceive people. Some waste time energy and money in trying
to emulate their favourite movie stars or celebrities in following some fads,
which could eat into their budgets.
If a person has a lot of money, he
could afford to waste money but this is not advisable. People who dont have
money and choose to buy something, which is short-lived, are actually not wise.
That money could be used for some other important long-term purpose. Anything,
which is short-lived, whether it is a skirt, shirts, pants or high-heeled shoes,
does not require wasting time, money and energy to acquire it. It is better to
use the money for some other more tangible purposes. However, if you have lots
of money and can afford to spend on fads, its fine because you can buy things
with new design. If you dont have the money, youre just wasting time. There
are a lot of fads regarding food, which the producers tell that if you drink or
eat, youll lose weight and become slim. Dont be fooled by food fads because
they dont work. These people are unscrupulously trying to cheat you and make
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People want shortcuts to success so they produce fake documents to enter
educational institutions or to get jobs. People also use fake documents to
obtain visas, loans and various other benefits. They do it speculating that they
can fool others and also they think that they will not get caught.
Whenever persons are handling the
documents of applicants, as administrators, they must verify the institutions,
which had issued those documents, to be of recognized status. They are to ensure
that the institutions are recognized and genuine. If it is an educational
institution, you can basically check with the board of education. If it is in
another country, you have to phone or fax the education ministry of that
country. Once the institution is verified, you next need to photocopy the
documents and fax them to the institution to find out if they had issued them.
If you do not know the fax number, the only alternative is to ring up and find
out if the documents were issued from that institution. If you dont have the
phone number, fax number or e-mail address, the only alternative is to photocopy
them and post them to the institution to find out if they were issued or not.
Until then, keep that application on hold.
There are some persons who do cheque
washing. They dip the cheque in a solution of certain chemicals, which will
remove only the written stuff so that they can use the cheque again. They
usually photocopy the signature before washing and overwrite the signature
later. In order to avoid your cheques to be forged, it is better to write the
cheques with very dark ink so that when it is diluted it will smudge the
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Some people are falsely accused of
stealing, lying, or committing crimes like murder. This is injustice.
When a person is falsely accused,
that person should not panic but should take things in their stride. Try to be
calm and pray to God. We must seek the help of friends and known persons to see
if they can help us to get out of the situation. Always remember if you are
falsely accused, the one who is actually guilty of the particular crime will
eventually be caught because Numbers 32: 23 states, And be sure that one day your sin will
find you out. So trust in God and pray that He will solve your problem of
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fallacy is a mistaken idea or concept. There are fallacies in every subject and
discipline. Fallacies exist in health, sexual education, business, science, and
Good education should help you to find out if a particular concept is a
fallacy or a fact. Not only read about the particular
subject matter to verify if it is fallacy or not, you should also ask experts in
that field. There are a lot of fallacies regarding sexual matters. There are a
lot of aphrodisiacs, which are actually being traded but they are actually
fallacies. Experts should be consulted. Do not ask people who try to promote or
give testimonies to sell out a product. They are actually paid to say what they
say in order to boost the sales. Also, verify the comments of an expert with
other experts within the same field.
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Famine is a condition where there is scarcity of food. In order to solve
the problem of famine, we need to know the etiology of famine. Famine could be
caused by poor weather conditions such as no rain and the soil being infertile.
Sometimes there is rain but the soil is not conducive and may be rocky terrain.
Famine is also caused by man made problems like civil wars or some government
criminals who use scorched earth policy to destroy the property of the other
people in the land fighting for independence.
The solution is to be based on the cause of the famine. If the famine is
because of infertile soil, then the soil should be made fertile by using a lot
of fertilizers. If the famine is because of poor weather conditions, then
sometimes evergreen trees and other trees could be planted to increase water
vaporization in that area. One could also with the aid of science create
artificial clouds to bring rain. If the famine is because of man made problems,
the UNO, and USA, which is the only super power now, should do something to stop
the civil war or stop the officials who are using scorched earth
persons, who are cruel and evil and try to cause famines deliberately, should be
severely punished. The charitable agencies should be prepared for famine
conditions and should see that the people do not starve. They should bring in
food, water and medical supplies and distribute to the people so that they will
not be undernourished. So in times of disasters, like famine, preparation is
Here is a joke regarding famine. A fat man saw a thin man and said to
him, Man, youre so slim. I think the place you live in has famine. The thin
man looked at the fat man and replied, That may be true, but you have caused
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Fanatics are people who have abnormal enthusiasm for their religion,
philosophy or ideology.
Religions should not teach people to be fanatics where it would hurt
other people or cause them to kill in the name of religion. Just because other
people do not belong to a particular religion, does not mean they should be
killed. Some of the religious leaders in the Middle East nations kill in the
name of religion. Their teachings would instigate their followers to kill and to
persecute other people or commit suicide bombings. It should be stopped. Those
teachings should be curtailed if they are detrimental to the lives of the other
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Fascism is an authoritative form of government. The leaders in that
government try to implement their ideology on everybody else and they would go
to any extent to achieve their goals. Mussolini and Adolph Hitler are examples
of fascist leaders.
We should not allow history to repeat itself in the case of fascism.
As Hitler was a fascist and ensured the genocide of many Jews, we should not let
fascist leaders take weapons and persecute people whom they dont like. The UNO
and other like-minded organizations should get together and oppose all the
fascism, when it prevails in the present age. Fascism is to be nipped in the
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Fatigue is a state of weariness or tiredness. It affects every person at sometime or
the other. The causes of fatigue
are plenty and they vary from person to person. The causes are as follows:
Too much physical labour or workout
No exercise at all
Too much sleep
Endocrine diseases like hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, diabetes
mellitus and Cushings syndrome
Cardiovascular diseases like hypertension, angina pectoris and cardiac
Infection with diseases like influenza, TB, malaria, hepatitis A,
typhoid, pneumonia, and AIDS.
To manage or solve fatigue, one has to know for sure what is the cause of
his or her fatigue, after which the cause should be treated or avoided. If a person suffers from fatigue due to
less sleep, then that person should sleep well. When a man gets tired because of too
much physical labour, he must take rest and reduce the amount of work. If a woman is tired or weary
because of stress, she is to avoid or cope up with the stressor. If an individual is tired because
of iron deficiency anemia, then he or she should take iron supplements and eat
foods rich in iron. Persons
suffering from systemic diseases and infections should visit medical doctors and
have their conditions treated.
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Flattery is actually praising someone insincerely. It is also telling
something, which is not true, with a motive to gain favour. There are many
people who try to use flattery just to get a promotion or a job or to get some
kind of help. Flattery is not good. Many individuals enjoy when others flatter
We should not flatter because we do not mean what we say. People
flatter just to gain some benefits, promotion or to get a favour. God doesnt
like flattery because Psalms 12:3 says, The Lord shall cut off all flattering
lips. Since God doesnt like flattering lips we shouldnt be involved in
flattering. We are not to be involved with flatterers. Proverbs 20:19 expresses,
Therefore meddle not with him that
flattereth with his lips.
Neither should we meddle with the flatterers nor must we flatter. As much
as possible, we are to discourage others flattering us. And if we need some
favour or kindness, it is good to ask a person without flattery. Inevitably we
ask favours from God but we cant flatter Him since He knows our hearts very
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Flatulence is a production of gas in the intestines. It is also known
as flatus or fart. It is normal to produce some amount of gas in the intestines.
But the exact amount of expulsion of flatus is highly variable and also
controversial. The flatus is actually due to bacterial fermentation. The
bacterial metabolism yields amounts of hydrogen methane and carbon dioxide.
Flatus is also produced because the majority of swallowed air, which is not
belched passes through the gut and will leave as flatus. The bacteria
fermentation of undigested food leads to production of gas in the lumen of the
intestines, especially when hydrogen is produced. Certain foods will cause
greater gas production and diseases of malabsorption, like sprue and lactose
intolerance, which could make the patient, suffer from bloating of the stomach
and more production of the gas. Gases produced from plants foods usually have no
odor. Gases produced from meats and eggs could be of noxious odor. Improper
and irregular fecal evacuation will cause flatus with foul odor.
In order to avoid excessive gas production in the stomach, people
should avoid swallowing of air by not being very anxious and not eating too
fast. Gas can be produced in the stomach if the food is eaten in plentiful
quantities or if the diet is full of protein and has a high content of dietary
fiber. The foods that normally produce a lot of gas in the bowel are to be
avoided or ingested in less quantity. These foods include red peas, cauliflower,
broccoli, cabbage, onions, beer, red wine, eggs and meat. For some people, drugs
that have anti-flatulence characteristics, can help them to reduce gas
production while for others, it makes no difference. People, by trial and error,
can find out what foods really cause them too much gas trouble. Those foods that
really cause them gas trouble must be avoided. Persons who suffer a lot from
flatus must avoid drinking carbonated drinks. It is mandatory for everyone to
have proper and regular fecal evacuation. The use of activated charcoal can
mitigate the problem of flatulence
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Flood is a serious problem especially where it is known to be
endemic. The low-lying lands are susceptible and vulnerable to flood, especially
if there is a river body nearby. Flooding is such a serious problem that in the
ancient past it has destroyed many civilizations. We are to find out what really
causes the flood. Is it the rainy climate? Is it the overflowing of riverbanks
or the breaking of dams, which cause floods? Flash floods, which come without a
warning, are especially dangerous.
We are to be prepared for floods. If a particular area is endemic for
floods, they should be prepared all the more for these situations. People ought
always be ready with an emergency kit, which contains dry food, water,
medicines, flashlight, knife, Bible and other things. Whenever flood warnings
are being given over the radio or television, then the people residing in
low-lying areas are to oblige and move to a higher place or to an emergency
shelter. After the flood, the people should not venture out to see the damages
and go sightseeing or else they will come in contact with naked live wires or
fall in water covered deep pits. Always have some pure water and chlorine
tablets to purify unclean water. Have a radio to hear the news and follow the
instructions. Keep some extra batteries to ensure that the radio works. The
concerned government or charitable agencies must rehabilitate the flood
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Folly is foolishness. We have to be wise in our duties. Anyone who is
not careful can make mistakes. Nobody should think that he is too smart because
anyone who thinks he is very wise and there is no end to himself, will one day
find himself to be foolish in one aspect or the other.
Always read and be well informed. Do not discuss about a subject of
which you are ignorant. The Bible says in Proverbs 12:15, The way of a fool is right in his own eyes
but he that harkeneth unto counsel is wise. So let us not think that
whatever we do is wise and right all the time and what others do is foolish and
wrong all the time. Let us also heed to other persons advice if it is wise
enough to be followed. Let us accept the wisdom of God and not be fools in His
sight. Let us do His will and be wise.
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I am not discussing about amnesias here but about human tendencies to
forget what they read or what they are told. I am talking about the problem of
how people cannot remember everything what they had studied while answering
tests and examinations, forget where they kept the screwdriver or hammer and
letters or documents and cannot remember appointments. It is natural for humans to forget
because we cannot remember everything in life. Our minds are not like computers with
many gigabytes of memory. However,
we can do certain things to fix forgetfulness and increase our remembrance
and memory power.
Use repetitions or have thorough practice. When you repeat or write over
and over again, you can remember well. If you practice over and over, it becomes
hard to forget.
Never be in a hurry. If you
are in a hurry, your brain impulses are not relayed properly and you can forget
Love and dont hate what you are supposed to do. If you hate mathematics or history, you
are going to forget regarding it very easily.
Organize your time and your place of work or study. Organize your things
like tools, documents, data of phone numbers, bills and receipts. Use an electronic organizer if you
Always plan ahead.
Lord Jesus has given me a photographic memory for which I am very
grateful. When I read, see or hear
something, I can remember it for a long time. I do not know how I do it. Praise to Lord Jesus and glory to Him
alone for it. I can, however,
suggest some factors to my readers, which can help them to mitigate
forgetfulness and increase the capacity to remember and enhance memory
power. The suggestions
are as follows:
1.Pray to Lord Jesus for memory power.
2.Read the Holy Bible daily without fail.
3.Memorize Bible texts as much as possible.
4;Keep the 10 commandments (see Psalms 119:99, 100).
5.Do not engage in evil thoughts and actions (see Job
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There are many problems during franchise, that is, during elections.
Many people try to coerce people to vote for them. Many print illegal ballots
and use a lot of bullyism and goons to make people vote for them. They also
steal ballot boxes and place new ones to cheat in order to win the
There ought to be a fair and a strict government conducting
elections. The sitting government ought not to use fraudulent means to win the
elections. Each person, that is eligible to vote, should be permitted to vote
once. They should not use false documents to cause others that are not eligible
to vote. The government must punish the people who use hooliganism and goons to
steal boxes and to cheat in the elections. If these people are severely punished
then the others, with such intents, will get afraid and will not emulate these
criminals. But, if the president or prime minister himself is using fraudulent
means and criminals to win the elections, then the outside forces like the UNO
and the USA should intervene to prevent the use of fraudulent means to cheat in
the elections. The whole international community should pressure guilty
governments not to use fraudulent means to win elections.
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Gaffes are basically mistakes. Make no mistake; everybody can make a
mistake one time or another. The mistake could be while giving a speech, writing
or while communicating. Nobody is perfect but we should try to avoid
When a person is planning to give a speech, it is better for the
person to rehearse the speech so that there will be no gaffes. If a person is
going to write an article, give a written statement, somebody should edit and
see if there are any gaffes. Always plan and organize to avoid gaffes. As
mentioned earlier, no one is perfect but just because no one is perfect doesnt
entitle us to make gaffes in our conversation, speeches, or in other aspects. We
should avoid gaffes as much as possible.
Politicians and public figures that make statements on television or
on the radio and in newspapers should be extremely careful not to make gaffes
because other people or politicians use these gaffes to make fun of them. So
politicians and leaders should not give room for the opposition to be able to
make fun of their gaffes or use them against them. When politicians speak, they
should not speak too fast or else they will bite more than they can chew. They
should talk carefully and sensibly and avoid gaffes. The politicians should
completely avoid blunders or remarks that could hurt others. They should not
present speeches that could hurt the minorities, religious or ethnic groups. A
teacher should not make blunders in the classroom and the pastor should not make
blunders while preaching. They should not make gaffes in their private lives
because they are supposed to examples through their lifestyles to
Gallstones are formation of calculi in the gall bladder. It is also
known as cholelithiasis. The etiology of gallstones is not fully understood,
however, impaired gall bladder emptying and high content of cholesterol of the
bile, could cause gallstones. The people who are at risk for gallstones are
people who are obese, who eat high fatty meals and also those who take drugs
like oral contraceptives. Usually the females who are fat, fair and over forty
years are highly susceptible for gallstones. These are known as the four fs
female, fair, fat and forty years of age and over.
Sometimes there are no signs and symptoms for some patients but for
others, there are symptoms. They usually have pain in the right upper quadrant
or severe abdominal pain. Sometimes there may be jaundice.
Usually the patient because of severe pain would report to the
hospital to seek help. The doctors would do a lot of investigations like
ultrasonography or abdominal radiography. They would also do various blood
tests. The line of treatment is usually ursodeoxycholic acid.20 This drug should be taken under
the supervision of a doctor. Patients should avoid high fatty foods and foods
with high cholesterol. If you want to know more about gallstones please check my
book, Dr. Stevensons Book on Preventive Nutrition.
Gangrene can be defined as death of body tissue due to loss of blood
supply or to the effects of certain infections. There are different types of
gangrene, which are dry gangrene, gas gangrene and moist gangrene. Dry gangrene
is usually because of slow reduction of blood supply in the arteries. The
tissues usually become dry and brittle. It affects the extremities and the
patients suffering from diabetes mellitus and arteriosclerosis are vulnerable.
Gas gangrene can be caused by the species of clostridium bacteria. Clostridium
species usually invades dirty lacerated wounds. This gas gangrene is acute,
severe and painful condition. The wounds could be filled with gas and also the
wound would be swollen. The skin around the wound be pale and there would be
foul smell and brown bloodstained serous discharge. Moist gangrene is due to
sudden stoppage of blood. Generally, this is because of burning by heat, acid,
severe freezing, and physical accidents.
The patient should be immediately taken to the hospital. The
treatment depends on the type of gangrene. For gas gangrene, usually the line of
treatment is penicillin. Of course, other drugs like tetracycline and
chloramphenicol could also be used against clostridium species. Apart from
treating with the drugs, there should be surgical debridement and surgical
excision, if necessary. When a person gets a cut, the wound should be properly
cleaned and treated with antiseptic creams in order to discourage the anaerobic
bacteria like clostridium species. Immediate care for cuts and wounds would be
necessary in order to avoid gangrene.
Patients suffering from diabetes mellitus and atherosclerosis must be
very careful. From time to time, they should see that they do not go out into
freezing cold, lest they would be susceptible for developing moist gangrene.
They should seek immediate help if they have any pale color bruises on their
There are many genetic disorders identified today. The genetic
disorders can be classified into autosomal, polygenic and sex-linked disorders.
The genetic traits could be dominant traits or recessive traits. The examples of
genetic disorders and chromosomal aberrations are Downs syndrome, which is
trisomy 21, hemophilia, thalassemia major and minor, sickle cell anemia,
Edwards syndrome and phenylketonuria, also known as PKU. The genetic disorders
could be caused if one of the parents carries a dominant deleterious allele or
gene, which could result in a dominant genetic disorder. If both the parents
carry the deleterious genes then there are more chances and probability that the
children will inherit the genetic disorder. Some of the genetic disorders cause
severe physical, mental retardation and finally death.
It is better to have genetic screening to prevent genetic disorders.
Persons who wish to be careful or if there is a genetic problem in the family,
they should consult genetic counsellors who are usually tied to some hospitals
and seek genetic counseling. The genetic counsellors do prospective screening
and retrospective screening. Prospective screening is for the ones who think
that they might carry a harmful gene and who might plan to have children. These
persons should be screened to see if they have any detrimental gene.
Retrospective screenings are for the children who are born to the parents who
might be carrying the detrimental genes and they would be screened to see if
they are having any genetic disorder before the symptoms set in. Let me discuss
about phenylketonuria. This genetic disorder is due to the absence of
phenylalanine hydroxylase, which is normally produced in the liver. When the
patient of this disorder eats food, which have normal or high levels of
phenylalanine then he or she would have severe mental and physical retardation.
So when the screening is done and it is found that the baby has the genetic
disorder phenylketonuria, the baby would not be fed with a diet that has normal
level of phenylalanine amino acid in the diet. The baby would be given
vegetables and fruits, which are low in phenylalanine. When this precaution is
taken at an early stage, the child is not mentally or physically
Another way is to follow the rule, that is, prevention is better than
cure. When a woman is pregnant, she should go for genetic screening. When the
genetic counsellor feels that they should have to undergo certain tests, like
amniocentesis and ultra- sonography, it is best to follow the advice.
Amniocentesis is usually done during the fourth month. The doctor would usually
send a sharp syringe, guided by ultrasonography into the amniotic sac and
aspirate some amniotic fluid. This fluid would be cultured for another four
weeks to detect if there is any detrimental gene or chromosomal aberration in
the fetus. If there were lethal genetic disorders present, the counsellor would
advise abortion. But one should be aware of false negatives and false
No matter what, cloning, especially human cloning must never be
performed for any genetic engineering and research purposes. Genetic engineers must not play
Genocide is mass killing. It is the annihilation of a tribe, religious
group or killing many people due to ethnic hatred. Some political leaders who
practised genocide were Adolph Hitler in Germany, Pol Pot in Cambodia and Idi
Amin in Uganda.
The international body UNO and super power USA must not permit criminal
geniuses like Hitler to rise again. The evil political leaders should be nipped
at the bud. We should not allow history to repeat itself. The human rights group
should protest against budding evil leaders in various nations.
Wherever cities exist, there are bound to be ghettos. Wherever there are
ghettos, they are inevitable to have many problems. The ghetto problems are
usually housing congestion, poor sanitation, poor ventilation, poverty,
unemployment, crime and violence, alcoholism and drug addiction.
The government must leave no stone unturned to help members of the
ghettos. The local level of government must use their resources to improve and
better the conditions of the ghetto like housing and sanitation facilities.
Charitable agencies must also help. The persons who once lived in ghettos and
have become rich ought to help others there.
bad. Most of us know that gossip is not good, however, knowingly or unknowingly
we are involved in gossip in our lives. When we hear what others have gossiped
about us, we get mad but when we gossip about others, we enjoy it. Some people
love to gossip and that should be curtailed. A wife said to her husband, "Honey,
I think our neighbors are hearing everything we are talking because our bedroom
is so close to theirs. We have to change our bedroom and convert another room
into bedroom so that they will not hear what we talk." The husband
replied, "Fine, give me a week time and we will shift from this bedroom of ours
and we will move to another room, so that the neighbors cant hear what we are
talking." After a few days the husband was about to shift the things from the
bedroom into another room but the wife came running and said, "Honey, don't
shift the room." The husband said, "You're the one who told me to shift. Why are
you changing your mind now?" The wife replied, "Upon second thought, I decided
that if we change our room, we won't be able to hear what the neighbours are
talking. So let us not shift into another room." From this incident, we notice that most of us not only gossip but
also enjoy eavesdropping.
When parents inculcate the children that gossip is distasteful and
they themselves do not get involved in gossip, then definitely this evil
practice of gossip can be overcome or at least shown the door. The Bible
condemns gossip. It articulates in Proverbs 20:19 that the persons involved in
tale bearing are not good and God will punish them. Therefore, let us not be
involved in gossip. For some of us, it is sweet to gossip about others, but
when we are in their shoes, we would not be happy. Let us follow the golden rule
that is found in Matthew 7:12, Do unto others as ye would have others do
unto you. It is mandatory that we follow this golden principle and stop the
gossip about others and eavesdropping. Some people unabatedly love to hear gossip but the good aspect of gossip is nothing.
A hacker is a person who spends most of his time trying to penetrate into
the computer files of other people. He would try to somehow get the confidential
information from other peoples personal files, by breaking the password. The
hacker would try to break into the computer systems of a company or a
government. First the hacker may do it just for fun in order to see if he can do
it. The hacker would do it to see if he is smart enough to get into another
persons personal computer files. Once he breaks through the password, he might
be bold enough to use the information against that particular person or
institution. How do the hacker actually get the password? The hacker would act
as if he was an employee of a particular organization for which he would want
the password. He would in fact act as an employee of the organization and
telephone that he forgot the password and would ask for it. The unsuspecting
person may give the password, thinking that he is an employee and considering
that he had told him the correct name. Sometimes, a hacker will say that he is
an employers friend or relative and that he is sick and has forgotten the
password and asked him to find out through the telephone. Eventually he may get
the password from the unsuspecting person. Sometimes hackers take a chance by
just trying many different alphabets and numbers that could actually be the
It is just a trial and error method. They would use words like law or
they would use common names like John123 or Mary111 or they would use common
numbers like 111, 333, 666 or 777 and through luck they may figure out
the password. Some people use the password as password itself. Some of the
hackers know what may be the most probable passwords and by trial and error they
will succeed. Once they get the information, they can be very good in trying to
misuse the information. There were hackers who tried to get into the US military
secret files. Some hackers try to break into computers of banks to siphon off
the money. A victim of this bank robbery was Citibank in New York, where the
hacker from Russia had diverted ten (10) million dollars to different bank
accounts. Fortunately, the hacker was found and they retrieved most of the
money. Hackers do all types of things to misuse information by secretly going
into somebody elses confidential documents. Some other hackers create programs
that are viruses to corrupt the files or delete files of other computer systems.
To completely avoid hackers getting into your computer files or your
companys computer systems, first of all, use a very difficult password. No
matter who asks you the password, whether a person says, on the phone, that he
is an employee and he has forgotten the password, never reveal the password over
the phone, fax or e-mail. When somebody tells you over the phone, that he is the
employer of the institution and he has forgotten about it, do not believe it
because there are some hackers who can disguise their voices and mimic the voice
of employers. Whenever the employer/employee asks for the password you should
inform them that they should come in person for the password. Never disclose the
password to anybody over the phone or to suspicious sounding persons. Always
remember not to leave your computer unattended.
There is no foolproof solution for
anti-hacking. The FBI in USA has used a lot of technology to make anti-hacking
measures successful. We should be
extremely careful not to open e-mails, which are suspicious. For example, on
Valentines Day (2000) there were electronic viral mails entitled, I love you,
which a hacker sent to many persons. All that opened these e-mails lost a lot of
information on their computers. I love you virus was so tempting, that anybody
who saw it opened it immediately to see who had sent it. The hackers use various
modi operandi to destroy your computers and delete your information. So do not
fall prey and if you find suspicious e-mail, do not open it. Always be careful
in order to avoid succumbing to the tricks of the hackers.
Headache is one of the most common symptoms for man. It is not a
disorder, but merely a symptom. Headache is a symptom of many diseases. It is
also a symptom of emotional distress. I shall also explore migraines under this
problem. Migraines are severe headaches, where there are paroxysmal attacks. A
migraine is often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, dizziness and visual
disturbances. More women are affected by migraine.21
When there are structural lesions in the brain, they could cause
severe pain in the head. The intensity, the quality and height of pain and the
duration of the headache should be assessed to find out what actually is the
underlying cause. Usually headaches that disturb sleep and paroxysmal headaches
may indicate some tumors in the head. Chronic headaches are normally due to
tension and depression.
Migraine is induced by environmental triggers like stress and alcoholic
beverages and also due to changes in the neurotransmitters in the
The patient must see a medical doctor. In case, the headache was a
result of tension, then generally the treatment would be non-narcotic
painkillers, muscle relaxation massages and soothing muscle-relaxing
The treatment for migraine is multi-factorial. The migraine patient
should rest in a dark room and could take simple analgesics. For migraine
patients, propranolol could be used as prophylactic drug.22 The patients of migraine
should avoid alcoholic drinks completely. They have to also avoid cheese,
chocolates and coffee since they can trigger a migraine. They should also avoid
stress and strain. Female patients who suffer from bouts of migraine should
avoid oral contraceptives.
Halitosis is bad breath. It is an unpleasant odor of the breath.
Halitosis may be produced because of ingested substances like high-refined food
that might be stuck between teeth or between teeth and gums. It could be the
result of some dental diseases. Some of it could be because of inhaled
substances that can be excreted, in part, by the lungs. Halitosis could also be
a result of systemic diseases. Some suffer from psychogenic halitosis where the
affected persons assume or think they are having bad breath when they actually
The person that is suffering from halitosis must recognize that he or
she is having bad breath. Some persons with bad breath are so used to their own
breath that they do not realize that they are suffering from bad breath. So the
relatives or friends who are close to them should, in a very loving manner, tell
them that their breath is foul. After they realize that they are suffering from
halitosis, they should not eat highly refined carbohydrate food, which would
stick between the teeth and the gums. They should immediately brush their teeth
after eating. They must also floss their teeth often. After flossing their
teeth, they could use water pick, which would help to clear any food particles
that remain. What actually helps halitosis to prevail? It is because the
bacteria will act upon the food, which is stuck between the teeth and the
In order to discourage the bacteria from multiplying, brushing and
flossing ought to be done. But the bacteria will multiply if the mouth is dry,
hence if your mouth is always wet with saliva, the bacteria will not multiply
and bad breath will not be caused. When you chew bubble gum, you are always
producing saliva, which will not help the bacteria to multiply. Babies mouths
always smell very good because they are always salivating. Thats why their
breath is so pleasant. The person suffering from or wanting to prevent halitosis
must also use breath mints in order to lessen the smell. Proper oral hygiene is
invariably mandatory to preclude halitosis. The persons who are suffering from
psychogenic halitosis should be given counseling.
Hallucinations are distortions of reality. Hallucination is also
perception of objects, which are not real. Hallucinations can be divided into
two types, audio hallucination and visual hallucination. Audio hallucination is
where the patient hears sound, but in reality there is no sound. Visual
hallucination is where the patient can see something, which a normal person
cannot see. There are many problems that can cause hallucination. Schizophrenia
could cause hallucinations. Psychedelic drugs like LSD could incite
hallucinations. Delirium could also induce hallucinations. Mushroom poisoning
could be another cause of hallucination.
In case, psychedelic drugs are the cause then the patient should be
de-addicted. When a patient is suffering from schizophrenia, that disease should
be managed in order to help him to avoid both audio and visual
The people who take drugs like LSD also suffer from a disorder known
as synesthesia where they would use certain words or phrases like smelling
music or hearing red or touching sweet.23 Such persons should be helped to kick
the habit of drug addiction. If the hallucination is caused because of mushroom
poisoning, then the person should be treated to nullify the mushroom
Hell is a place where the wicked will suffer when Lord Jesus comes the
third time to restore His kingdom on earth. Hell is a highly misunderstood
place. Some people think that hell is another world where the dead wicked people
continue to live and suffer. Hades is another name for hell. What is hell? Where
is hell? Will persons in hell burn forever?
Some persons are told to go to hell. But what could be hell? Hell
could be any place where an individual leads a devilish life full of sin; and
his own life could be hell. Let us talk about the physical hell, where is it?
Biblically, there is no hell as of now. Hell would only exist when Lord Jesus
comes from heaven the third time. When He comes the second time all the good
people who died in Christ will be resurrected and all the living righteous
people will go to heaven. Then this earth itself will become a hell for Satan
and his angels. This earth will be called a bottomless pit because Satan has
nobody to tempt and he will be by himself along with his devils. There is no
purgatory but only hell.
When Lord Jesus comes a third time, part of this earth would be hell
and be destroyed forever. People who dont believe in God and who dont keep His
commandments, including the seventh day Sabbath and also dont repent would be
lost. First John 2:4 states, He that saith I know Him (Lord Jesus) and
does not keep His commandments is a liar and the truth is not in him. So
people who reject Lord Jesus and dont keep His commandments would naturally go
to hell. John 14:15 says, If you love
Me, keep My commandments. Thus, we have to keep His commandments. Only Lord
Jesus can save us. But, why should we keep the Sabbath if only Lord Jesus can
save us? James 2:26 declares, Just as
the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.
Hence, if we have faith in Lord Jesus but dont keep His commandments, we dont
have the works. If you dont keep the Ten Commandments including seventh day
Sabbath one would be lost in hell.
Now coming to the highly
misunderstood part about hell. Would the fire burn forever and ever? No! Malachi
4:2 expresses that in hell the fire would burn up everybody into ashes and it
would leave no branch or root. Though, in other books in Bible, it says forever
and ever but here it says it will burn up and leave stubble, which means that
the fire would not be forever and ever and it would leave no branch or root.
People who sinned more may burn a little longer like Hitler, but will eventually
die and people who sin less and were not very wicked, would burn for shorter
time and would die too. Eventually, everybody would be destroyed in hell and
Satan would be the last person to be burnt to ashes.
Heresies are doctrines not accepted by a church. But what one church
sees as heresies may not be so for other churches. Here is an example.
Worshiping the statutes of some saints could be heresy in protestant churches
but would not be heresy in Catholic Church.
Whatever is taught contrary to the Bible doctrines become heresies.
If you teach traditions of man as doctrines of God, then they become heresies.
The Bible clearly states in Matthew 15:7,8, These people draw nigh unto Me with their
lips but their hearts are far from Me. Teaching the commandments of men as if
they were doctrines of God. Any teaching by the church, that is contrary to
the Bible, is heresy. If worshipping statues is condemned in the Bible then it
becomes heresy. Heresies should not
be classified by the leaders or the administrators of the church but should be
done so only by the teachings of the Bible. So we can judge what is heresy and
what is not heresy by the teachings of the Bible. One text should explain the
other text. One text should not be used to make a new doctrine. Just as diamond
cuts diamond so too one Bible scripture explains other scripture. Let us follow
the Bible holistically.
Hiccups are the sounds, which are produced when the glottis suddenly
closes and rejects the inflow of air. This is caused by repeated involuntary
spasms of the diaphragm. What causes the repeated involuntary spasm of the
diaphragm? When the afferent and efferent nerves of the medullary center are
irritated then hiccups can be caused. Diseases like pleuritis, pneumonia,
uraemia, alcoholism and abdominal surgeries can put a patient at risk for
hiccups. Disorders of the stomach, oesophagus and bowel, pregnancy, bladder
irritation and hepatitis can also cause hiccups. Tumors of respiratory system
can also produce chronic hiccups.
One solution could be to hold your breath as long as you can and the
hiccups may stop. Other solutions could be swallowing small morsels of cooked
rice, eating dry bread, breathing in a bag and even inducing vomiting. Simple
methods like eating one teaspoon of granulated sugar or lifting the uvula in the
throat with a spoon could also help. All these can help to overcome hiccups. If
these solutions fail, see a medical doctor.
It is forcefully taking command of a vehicle, especially an
aeroplane. The person who does this act is known as hijacker. The hijacker or
hijackers would divert the plane somewhere else and may hold the passengers as
hostages for some kind of ransom. Usually the ransom would be politically
motivated or to seek asylum. Some
hijackers are deadly terrorists who can kill the hostages or themselves in
desperate situations for political reasons.
There ought to be stringent laws to severely punish the hijackers, which
can act as deterrent to prospective hijackers. There should be tight security
measures to prevent hijacking. The cockpit must have strong door and the plane
must have air marshals to preclude hijacking. Individuals should not travel in
airlines that are high risk for hijacking. In case of hijacking, the concerned
government must use intelligence and experienced personnel to defuse the
situation. Negotiations will help if experienced personnel are used. Only force
should be employed as a last resort with minimum danger to
Hoax is an act intended to actually dupe or trick people. Persons who
try to do something or establish something by fabrication or fraud are actually
hoaxers. Some individuals create hoax just for the fun of it. They just have
some pleasure in seeing people panic. If somebody phones the cops and informs
that there is a bomb in the train or underneath the bus; then he may watch from
a distance and enjoy how the cops and other administrators work their heads off
trying to prevent the non existent bomb from exploding.
If everybody stopped playing hoaxes on others then when children
become adults they will not cry hoax. Sometimes, hoax backfires on the same
person who is trying to create it. All of us know the story of the boy who cried
the hoax of wolf. A boy was asked to take care of the sheep and was told by the
elders that each time he called Wolf! Wolf! they would come and help him by
chasing the wolf. But this boy was mischievous and he cried, Wolf! Wolf! many
times. Whenever the people arrived, they realized that it was a hoax and there
was no wolf. Finally, the wolf did come. When he cried, Wolf! Wolf! and nobody
turned up and at that time he was in a dire situation and some sheep were lost.
This simple story should teach us the moral of not pulling hoaxes on others.
Some people are extremely scared of bombs, so when somebody announces that there
is a bomb in the train, though it might be a hoax, people with heart problems or
who are elderly will panic, which may trigger a heart attack. An elderly person
may die. So the person who cried hoax may be actually responsible for the
persons death caused by the hoax. Let us not be sadistic by pulling hoaxes but
let us try to help one another. Anyone found guilty of pulling hoaxes must be
taken to task so that it would be a warning for others not to pull
Homesickness is a case of being physically or mentally sick when a
person is away from home. This homesickness could happen to any person who
leaves home, be it prep school child, a student who lives in dorm, a married
person leaving home for business, an elderly person attending some meetings far
from home or businessmen who travel away from home for work purposes. People who
habitually travel may not suffer from homesickness. It is the people who travel
for the first time or infrequently that may suffer from homesickness and
When persons who go away for the first time become homesick, it is
natural. It is always good for them to call home or have the relatives call them
and make it less painful. A person may take a video recording or pictures of
their loved ones to see them whenever he feels homesick. To escape homesickness,
it is best to remain occupied. Students living in dorms who are always occupied
by studying in the library, doing assignments, watching television, and spending
time with friends, will not have much time to think of their loved ones and be
homesick. So people with homesickness should always be occupied. In spite of
being occupied if theyre still homesick, they should call home and be
If persons, who are chronically homesick and nostalgic, may be able
to lessen their sadness if they return home regularly and make it a routine to
go back and forth. In so doing they get away from the homesickness.
Horoscope is basically astrological
forecast. Horoscope is predictions
based on relative position of planets and sun signs of the zodiac at birthday
used by the astrologists to interpret personality traits and also to foretell
events in a persons life. Many people like to go and see astrologers and
horoscopists to find out what is their future, like if they would be rich, if
they would get good life partners, and if they would have good business in their
If horoscopes were true, then all the predictions predicted in the
horoscopes would be fulfilled. Most of the predictions of horoscopes do not come
to pass and the astrologists would predict something, which is vague and
general. They may say that you will make money, but how much money you will make
will not be specified. They may say that you will get a wife but they will not
tell you her age or the color of the woman. Most of the horoscopes are general
in nature and those general things in nature could happen to anybody, whether
you belong to gemini or capricorn or any of the sun signs of the horoscope.
Horoscopes will simply inform, business will be bright this week. Business
could be a gift from somebody that increases your money or if somebody just buys
something for you. Most horoscopists are not precise but people continue to
waste time looking at the horoscope. There are many marriages performed based on
the horoscope and those marriages have completely failed and have led to
divorces or the murder of the wife or the husband or the battering of the wife
by the husband or has led to adultery. Hence, horoscopes have copious problems.
People who spend a lot of time and money on horoscopes are being actually
fooled. Palmistry is also a
Suppose horoscopes were true, then what if people do not look into
their horoscopes? Their lives would be a mess! But alas, their lives are not in
a mess. In fact, people who look at their horoscopes are at times actually
scared. If the horoscope foretells that you should not drive that particular
week but you have to drive. And as you drive you think of the horoscope and say,
Oh, I should not be driving on the road. Out of fear that you should not be
driving, you would possibly be involved in an accident or cause one. Suppose you
did not read the horoscope, then you wouldnt end up in an accident because you
wouldnt have any fear of being in one.
In some remote areas, people do not know when exactly they were born.
Does this mean that they have no future because they dont know when they were
born since they cant consult a horoscope? Astronomy is not fully understood,
therefore, how can you base your future on the astronomy, which is not
completely comprehended by the astronomists. Astronomy is true but astrology is
false. In astrological terms, the sun revolves around the earth and this is not
true. God created you and me and only God knows the future. God also created the
sun, the moon and the planets. The movement of the planets and the stars have
nothing to do with our lives. The stars and planets are not gods and only God
controls your life and therefore you have to depend on God for your future. If
you submit your will to God, God shall lead you. In Proverbs 3:6, the Bible
declares, In all your ways acknowledge
Him and He shall direct your path. Hence, in everything that you do, you
should acknowledge Him and seek His guidance and God will lead you into the
future because He had lead you safely in the past. Let God lead you and dont be
fooled by horoscopes.
Palmistry falls in the same category as horoscope. Palmistry is
looking at the hands, seeing the creases and the lines in the palm and
predicting the future. If that is true, what about those people born without
hands? Dont they have any future at all? Do you think that they would die
instantly because they dont have palms? Not at all, the lines have nothing to
do with our future. God knows the future. Let us leave the future to God and not
worry about the palmists and palmistry, which is total foolishness.
Hyperactivity is actually ambiguous. It is hard to define
hyperactivity because different people assess children in different ways. If a
person says a child is hyperactive it will reflect the patience of that person.
Some persons have more patience and tolerance with the child and may not call
the child hyperactive. But if another person cant tolerate the childs
behaviour then that person may believe the child to be hyperactive. So how do
you really define hyperactivity? It really depends on who the parents are and
who are managing the children. If children have much shorter than average
attention and theyre restless all the time, moving from place to place, doing
something, which is not normal, the person could be rated as a hyperactive
child. There are many causes for hyperactivity. Children who have emotional
disorders or who are highly pampered by their parents or grandparents can be
hyperactive. They might possess some genetic component. Somebody in the family
was hyperactive before, whether aunt or uncle or parents. Hyperactivity could
also denote central nervous dysfunction. If the child is extremely hyperactive
then it could indicate some motor or psychological disorders and the child would
need medical attention.
The hyperactive children ought to
be taught that they cannot do whatever they want and get away with it. The child
who is hyperactive should not be pampered by their grandparents or parents and
boast about him to friends and relatives, by saying, Our child is hyperactive.
Hes very smart for his age. They should not think of it as a compliment for
the child because the child will later be an unmanageable child or maybe an
irresponsible adult or will not be a good citizen. The parents, with love,
should correct the children who are hyperactive. They should not bribe the child
with gifts or say, You stop behaving this way and Ill give you chocolates.
The parents should not try to blackmail the children because they would be smart
and would purposely do things to gain certain things from parents. The parents
should be strict with the hyperactive children. They should not beat them really
hard but should be stern with them. If the parents are not strict with them but
instead, pamper them, they would become worse. The parents (single or both) have
to seek help if they cant manage the hyperactive child. If they are working all
the time and they have to employ someone to baby-sit this child, then they have
to get a woman with experience with hyperactive children. The woman could use
her experience to calm the hyperactive child.
However, if the children are really extremely hyperactive, then there
may be some systemic problems like psychomotor or psychological disorders. A
psychiatrist will have to be seen to identify the underlying factor for the
childs behavior and to treat it.
Hypochondria is a morbid obsession about ones own health. It is also
a preoccupation that something is wrong with ones health. A hypochondriac would
spend a lot of time pondering and worrying that some part of his body is sick
and diseased. After a few days of being reassured, he will speculate that other
parts of the body are diseased. This problem is chronic. The problem lingers on,
sometimes, until the death of the person. Hypochondria runs in families. Some of
the hypochondriacs may not want to shake hands with others because they fear
that by shaking hands they will contract some microorganisms, which in turn,
will cause disease.
Some will not eat in restaurants or other persons homes for fear of
contracting disease. Some individuals would wash their hands over and over again
with soap, trying to remove all the microorganisms from their hands. Many
hypochondriacs in Eastern nations will wash their hands many times before eating
because they have the fear of microorganisms, which they assume might have
contaminated their hands.
Certain hypochondriacs would go from doctor to doctor, from hospital
to hospital, attempting to find a cure for their imaginary diseases. For some
hypochondriacs, it is so debilitating that they are not able to concentrate on
other things because of this hypochondriac problem. They are not able to study
or work properly and sleep well. They are not able to live normally, thinking
that they have diseases and are going to die.
Invariably, hypochondriacs should be reassured. They must be
reassured that there is nothing wrong with them and that it is only their
imagination. Some of the hypochondriacs must see a medical doctor who may
convince them that there is no problem only for a little while. But after a few
days they will think that another organ of the body is sick. If a hypochondriac
speculates that he is having some serious stomach problems and when a
gastroentrologist checks and reports that there is nothing wrong with his
stomach, later that hypochondriac will certainly imagine there is some problem
with his heart or lungs and would go on to worry about that. Having seen a
cardiologist or a chest physician and told that all is well, then he would muse
he has a problem with his kidneys. So he moves from one problem to another,
always thinking that something is wrong with him.
When the hypochondriacs have serious depression that affects their
health, then they would be given some tranquillisers by doctors to calm them.
But once the effect of that drug, such as diazepam, is gone, theyll start
worrying again. This is a chronic problem; hence the solution has to be a
life-long one. I am making some recommendations for the
If the hypochondriacs are always occupied, there is not much time for
them to think about parts of their body being diseased or having problems.
Hence, they should be kept occupied.
They ought to listen to soothing music to take their minds from
They need to have trust worthy friends who will make them happy by
encouraging and pepping them up.
They should not deal with depressing conditions. If someone dies of a
particular disease, they would start worrying that they too have that disease.
They should not be taken to hospitals to visit a patient as they may imagine
that they have that patients illness. So they are not to be exposed to
conditions that may trigger off their hypochondria.
The family doctor should always reassure the hypochondriacs.
They must read
the Bible and be assured that God would take care of them.They ought to pray and
fully depend on Lord Jesus. The hypochondriacs should follow the advice given in
Psalms 55:22, Cast thy burden upon the Lord and He shall sustain
thee... Thus, if the hypochondriacs cast all their imaginary fears about
their health to the Lord, the Lord will take care of them.
Hypocrisy is a nasty problem. Hypocrisy is feigning to be someone
youre not or believing something but not practising it. Hypocrites are the ones
who say something but dont do it. Hypocrisy is worse than unrighteousness. The
problem with hypocrisy is that most people who are hypocrites dont accept that
they are hypocrites. That is the problem. Many people who are hypocrites will
ponder that others are hypocrites while they are not. They dont practise what
First, the person who has a problem with hypocrisy should realize
that he/she is a hypocrite. Other people can pray for those persons who are
hypocrites so that God will open their eyes and reveal to them that they are
hypocrites. Lord Jesus denounced hypocrisy. In Matthew 23:13-36, the Bible shows
that Pharisees were hypocrites in those times. They would preach one thing yet
do another. Some of the preachers in various churches today preach one thing but
do something else. They may preach, Do not commit adultery. And they
themselves would commit adultery. Matthew 23:27 states, Woe unto you scribes and Pharisees,
hypocrites. For ye are like unto whitened sepulchers, you indeed appear
beautiful outwards but are within, full of dead mens bones and of all
uncleanness. Since God has said Woe
unto the hypocrites we should get rid of this sore of hypocrisy from our
lives and God can help us to remove it. We should not be judgmental of others
but should note our own weakness in our own lives and try to correct it. If we
cant do something, then let us not tell others not to do it.
If you preach something, you had better do as you preached. If you
cant practise what you preach, then dont preach. Job 20:5 admonishes, And the joy of the hypocrite is but for a
moment. Therefore, hypocrites will not be happy. Their joy is but for a
moment. Let us have a long time of peace and joy and not be hypocrites. Only God
can change our acts of hypocrisy. If we let the Holy Spirit take control of our
lives, He can help us to overcome it.