V.N.K.Kumar
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Compelledunbeliever liked V.N.K.Kumar's blog post Meaning of life comes from normal activities like Love,Work & Play
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"I have read on the fright reflex and survivability. You have done an excellent job of taking it to the next level. Excellent work!"
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"My 50 years as a believer, even though I loved science, was due to childhood indoctrination.  In anything that did not disagree with mormon doctrine, I was quite rational and scientific.  When anything disagreed with mormon doctrine, I was…"
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"I agree with Daniel.  I think they've tried to make it heaven, but have failed miserably. "
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Michael Penn commented on V.N.K.Kumar's blog post We wouldn't have existed if our ancestors weren't Paranoids!
"This is so wonderfully worded and hits it all right on the head. I think that our hard wiring effect is exactly why we are here today. While a lot of us think of paranoia as a mental disorder or something brought on by the taking of drugs, paranoia…"
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Michael Penn commented on V.N.K.Kumar's blog post The Science of the Soul
"Well said, professor. Without the brain there is no consciousness. Some people just do not understand this. They have to make up an invisible part of you that is superior to the brain and cannot die in order to explain their religious nonsense, but…"
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Michael Penn commented on V.N.K.Kumar's blog post Meaning of life comes from normal activities like Love,Work & Play
"Having a meaningful life and the clamor we hear about it from the religious community is idiotic to me. They claim if you just get right with god you will have a meaningful life. God must be the answer to everything. My take on a "meaningful…"
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"Some heaven!  Endless wars.  Cities bombed and ruined.  Children taken into slavery.  Destruction of property.  Cities and countryside ruled by thugs.  I suppose if heaven means the ability to be a king in one's…"
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"@Joan: Thanks for sharing your personal trials & tribulations. You have come out of it without losing your sanity, Great. The picture you sent is an appropriate illustration to my post but I have a lurking suspicion that it is a make-believe…"
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About Me:
I have degrees in Mechanical Engng & Business Mgt. Was training Managers in Industrial organizations in Time mgt, Performance counseling, team Building, conflict mgt, for 30 years. I am a contrarian & a secular humanist. I am also an autodidact in preventive medicine, positive psychology & Humanism.

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Meaning of life comes from normal activities like Love,Work & Play

Posted on January 7, 2017 at 4:32am 1 Comment

It's not that only Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, Florence Nightingale, Albert Einstein, Dalai Lama & such others could have a meaningful life and the rest of the humanity who somehow eke out a livelihood for themselves & their dependents can never have a meaningful life. Not everybody needs to do something of that magnitude to have a meaningful life.…
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We wouldn't have existed if our ancestors weren't Paranoids!

Posted on January 7, 2017 at 12:25am 2 Comments

I am comfortable with not having answers to everything. By temperament, I have a high tolerance for ambiguity and uncertainty. Many people suffer Cognitive Dissonance with uncertainties and probabilistic world models, and thus they feel the need to close that loop with a definitive answer, regardless of how intellectually indefensible it may be.

This low tolerance for uncertainty in many others probably has an evolutionary origin related to the fact that in the Paleolithic environment…

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Why Do Intelligent, Well-Educated People Still Believe Nonsense?

Posted on January 4, 2017 at 10:19pm 4 Comments

The first thing we have to realize is that intelligence is compartmental. By that I mean that people who employ sharp wit and critical thinking about one area of life (or even multiple areas) can still remain almost juvenile about a number of others.
 
Scientists who were/are religious
Galileo,…
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For a Muslim male, Heaven is on Earth itself

Posted on January 4, 2017 at 3:37am 6 Comments

I don't understand why Muslim men are so eager to go to 'Jannat' through Jihad and get 72 virgins when they can have whatever they crave for on earth itself! Of course besides this they get the privilege of licking the deity's ass.

The following facts pertain to women and marriage in most of the Islamic world:

1. A man can have four wives

2 A man can divorce his wife in front of the judge without the woman's consent, even without her…

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At 10:15am on May 8, 2013, Steph S. said…

Greetings! Welcome to the site!

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Hello V.N.K. Kumar    

Welcome to this internet world of rationality and peace, of common sense and freethinking wisdom. 
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