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    Re: Respect for all religions is not truthful.

    Ah, I had neglected to read the link. Yes, that is a particularly troublesome passage of Jewish scripture. Keep in mind that even the most orthodox of Jews don't subscribe to what a westerner would...
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    Re: Respect for all religions is not truthful.

    Gitananda, I completely agree with you that it's neither intellectually honest nor truthful to "respect all religions." As you seem to suggest, some religions aren't worthy of respect. ...
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    Re: Is hell eternal in hinduism ?

    Hi VVV. Admittedly I'm not well-informed on the more obscure Scriptures in our religion. But as far as I know there's no "hell" to speak of, eternal or otherwise. I do sometimes hear the claim...
  4. Re: So basically all non-hindu movements are dead in India?

    Being an ABCD I might not know the the first thing about India. But I know a lot about what's going on in the US, and I can say that America is the principle source of missionaries, not Europe. ...
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    Re: Hinduism in academia

    Hi EM. It could alternatively be that I'm injecting my own opinions into the discussion. You're well aware of my opinions concerning what I think is the foolish Indian obsession with medicine and...
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    Election day: a note to Hindu Americans

    I would like to remind my fellow Hindu Americans that today is an election day. It's probably easy to forget, since this is an off-year (I wouldn't have even thought about it, except my city cares a...
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    Re: Hinduism in academia

    Well for what it's worth, I'm an academic in astrophysics and I practice Hinduism.

    From what you're saying it sounds like you're expressing a discontent that a lot of Western Hindus rightly have...
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    Re: What do you do for a living?

    Heh, what I do for a living is why I've sort of disappeared for the past couple of months. Writing my dissertation has basically been a full time job as of late.
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    Re: Rishi vs. Brahmin

    This has more or less been my understanding as well. Brahmins, as one of the four varnas, refers to an occupation. A Brahmin is one trained in doing pujas and other temple functions. A Rishi, on...
  10. Re: Why are some physicists so bad at philosophy?

    Why do physicists make grand pronouncements about philosophy? Because we are doctors of philosophy, of course! I say this mostly tongue-in-cheek, but the fact is that doing any kind of science...
  11. Re: Looking stupid trying to justify pseudo-science

    Well the Greeks knew this too. I'm sure lots of ancient cultures did. Knowledge of gravity is fairly obvious, after all, since any natural philosopher who sits down and thinks about his environment...
  12. Re: Looking stupid trying to justify pseudo-science

    Analyzer, I'd completely agree with you and Omkara. The claims made by "Vedic Scientists" are utterly ridiculous and without any scientific merit. Why can't we Hindus just appreciate our religion...
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    Re: Doctors and Death

    Ha! Quite right. Most of us don't perform priestly duties as we should anyway, so what the heck, right?

    Anyway, see my previous posts from awhile back on the Indian obsession with getting your...
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    Re: General Discussion of Abrahamic Faiths.

    That's true, a quality Hindu forum is surprisingly hard to come by. You'd think that on the Internet you can find anything, but I haven't found a good Hindu forum besides HDF. Granted, since I...
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    Re: Schrodinger's Cat

    Oh sure, the smarter ones usually have egos. Usually though, it's pretty well justified. There's a guy I see pretty regularly at conferences; one of the more well-known theorists in the field. He...
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    Re: Of Physics and philosophy.

    Definitely one of the reasons I decided to put myself through the hell of graduate school. It's worth it to feel like your job is meaningful. Also beats flipping burgers (or whatever real Indians...
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    Re: Schrodinger's Cat

    Scientists certainly aren't out to make money (after all, with our skills we could make way more money as engineers). However I will say that research in the scientific community is driven more by...
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    Re: Of Physics and philosophy.

    Haha, good to know your disdain for us is less than the rest of the scientific community. :)

    Well my field is astrophysics, as you know. Specifically I study particle astrophysics, which has to...
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    Re: General Discussion of Abrahamic Faiths.

    This thread addresses the issue of the Abrahamic forums:

    http://www.hindudharmaforums.com/showthread.php?t=9969

    I guess the central issue is that discussion of Abrahamic religions detracts...
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    Re: Of Physics and philosophy.

    Mana, correct me if I'm wrong here, but it sounds like your disdain is more directed at medical doctors than philosophy doctors (specifically physicists). :p
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    Re: Schrodinger's Cat

    Oh I don't mean to give that impression. Hindus can't agree on anything en masse. That's one of the side effects of a religion which allows you to use your own reasoning instead of relying on...
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    Re: Schrodinger's Cat

    Right, I figured that it's easy for an American to assume that any religious person commenting on science takes the same posture as right-wing Christians in America (who I'd agree are our equivalent...
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    Re: Schrodinger's Cat

    I am familiar with the Schrodinger's Cat paradox. I'm not certain I'd call it a paradox, though. Rather, it's the result of taking the probabilistic interpretation of quantum mechanics to its...
  24. Thread: Greetings...

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    Re: Greetings...

    Hi Atheist Guru, nice to meet you.

    The term "guru" is a Hindu term referring to a spiritual teacher. We've got a few on this forum that I'd consider worthy of the title, though I am not one such...
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    Re: The Shame Capital.....

    Ah, so it looks like the problem is that rape cases have rarely been prosecuted, right?
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    Re: Chopra generator

    Haha! I'm definitely not a Chopra fan, but it would be funny regardless.

    I guess this really just goes to show that a quote by itself is meaningless. Pithy phrases can be useful, but only if...
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    Re: The Shame Capital.....

    There's been a new development here:

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/30/india-gang-rape-victim-cremated_n_2384725.html

    Unfortunately the victim died. This is indeed a very sad case. I...
  28. Thread: Hari Om

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    Re: Hari Om

    Hi Analyzer. I'm also a scientist (leaving the "in training" phase, though in science you should always be in training, I suppose). I was raised Hindu, but in the past few years I've become more...
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    Re: A million Monkeys

    Yajvan, it might be important for us to note that given an infinite amount of time, something can only happen if it's possible in the first place. For example, even if you had an infinite amount of...
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    Re: McDonalds in India

    Oh, I know all about the Catholic schools. Both my parents went to them back in India. That's probably why when I was growing up they always used to lament that white people take their religion...
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    Re: McDonalds in India

    Really? Well, what do I know, being a fake Indian and all. :)

    I asked a real Indian about this recently, and he said beef is illegal. This guy is from Gujarat, maybe that's one of the no-beef...
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    Re: McDonalds in India

    Wow, now I feel bad that my whole family eats at McDonald's here in the US (and my parents would be big time vegetarians even if we weren't Hindu). Granted, it's not like we eat there often. ...
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    Re: Maya and duality

    Without knowning much about the context of Yogananda's statement, I have to observe that a world in which science constantly changes could, depending on one's definition of "change" be confusing and...
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    Re: Guilt by Association

    I think this whole idea of white/Western guilt is especially unhealthy. I as an Indian certainly don't blame Westerners for various deeds perpetrated against Indian Hindus by Christians. On the...
  35. Re: First Hindu poised for election to United States Congress

    Well, it depends on what makes one a "real Hindu." I, for example, consider myself a Hindu. Both my parents are Tamilian Brahmins born in India. But my mom came to the US when she was around 10,...
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    Re: I feel "Devilish"

    That's often what I wonder too when dealing with this whole Satanism fad. Lucifer/Satan is a Christian invention. And if he does have an analog in Hinduism, it would be to the Rakshasas. These...
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    Re: Astrophysicist jokes about intelligent design

    Heh...when you do astrophysics for a living, sometimes looking at presentations of the field geared towards laypeople can be of limited use. But hey, I'll check it out. Tyson is one of my...
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    Re: Astrophysicist jokes about intelligent design

    Since it's a 40+ minute video, do you know at what point he mentions unintelligent design?

    Random sidenote: the comments on this YouTube video are almost painful to watch. :rolleyes:
  39. Re: Trailer for "Arjun" - A Disney Animated Movie Produced in India

    Question for those in the US who saw this movie: how can I acquire/view it? I'd like to see it myself, but I'm guessing there are no showing in American theatres.

    (Legal options would be...
  40. Re: Can Agnihotra prevent the effect of nuclear radiation?

    If I'm prejudiced, then I hope it's only towards the truth. Think about it: if Agnihotra can really produce sound waves of the intensity and frequency distribution you're requiring, then why isn't...
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    Re: Open up Abrahamic Religions Forum

    I'd of course be happy to support whatever Satay does with this forum. I would like to point out, though, that many of us here in America have to deal with Christians on a daily basis, and it helps...
  42. Re: Effect of consuming non-vegetarian and vegetarian food using the electrosomatogra

    Indeed. I have no doubt that meat-eaters get more protein. After all, animal muscle tissue contains more protein than a head of lettuce. But by that logic we should all just go ahead and drink...
  43. Re: Effect of consuming non-vegetarian and vegetarian food using the electrosomatogra

    Dhyandev, I'm pretty sure Twilightdance was speaking tongue-in-cheek. Nature is a highly respected scientific journal, probably tied for "most prestigious" with Science. The collaboration I work...
  44. Thread: Secular India

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    Re: Secular India

    Heh, someone's been writing in LaTeX. :)
  45. Re: Can Agnihotra prevent the effect of nuclear radiation?

    Well I think the problem here is not with belief in the effectiveness of puja and devotion, but with the mechanism by which these things are effective. Like I've said before, I believe in the...
  46. Thread: Learning Tamil

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    Re: Learning Tamil

    Looks like we need to guard our secrets more closely.
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    Re: Mahabharath - Through the Alphabet

    A helpful mini-encyclopedia. I actually didn't know that Mahabharata gave an approximation for pi.
  48. Thread: Learning Tamil

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    Re: Learning Tamil

    Let me know how it goes. I'm a Tamilian who doesn't speak Tamil, and I'd really like to change this laughable state of affairs.
  49. Re: Can Agnihotra prevent the effect of nuclear radiation?

    No offense intended, but I think that when a nuclear bomb is detonated it gives rise to intense x-rays which cause immediate death, followed by the production of long half-life radio isotopes...
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    Re: Quantum Physics?

    Or we could discuss the beliefs of scientists in this thread. :)



    I'm quite amazed at your level of knowledge concerning the tenure process. Most laypeople have no idea what tenure is, to...
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