Oct 24, 2010

"Hence God Exists!"

I started doing some elementary mathematics this weekend. Well, it was forced on me to be frank. But it has been very refreshing so far. After spending recent times hearing and saying 'it depends' for almost every alternate question; something that does not depend on any temporary situation. Something that doesn't not change its face no matter when or where I see it.

Once my maths tutor asked us: "Tell me most important numbers/constants in mathematics." We all started giving him various constants: "PI", "e" , "0" , "i", "1". He listed all these on board.
"e"?, "Natural logarithm."
"PI"?, "Circle!"
"0"?, "Additive identity."
"1"?, "Multiplicative identity."
" and finally, i"?, "Imaginary numbers!!"

Then he wrote down an equation:

"e^(i*PI) + 1 = 0"

And he wrote down next to it: "Hence God exists!"

- To all of us, these constants came from really different sections. Having started with complex numbers recently, we all knew this statement as trivial. But when he presented it in such a splendid way, how all these constants form a wonderful tautology among themselves, we were mesmerized.

I've never heard such a convincing proposal for existence of God.

I used to wonder how Gypsies must be living their lives? I believe you can be a Gypsy only if you have certain stability inside you. Something that NEVER changes. When you don't have a home in the outside world, you have to have a home inside you, that you never leave. That's my idea of Gypsy.
That home, is God for me. God is that, which allows me to wander. To try. To fail. To win. Which ensures me that at the end of the day, I will remain Pankhuri irrespective of my adventures or foolish acts.

This mathematical formula has stayed in my mind ever since. A tautology. The ultimate truth. "Hence God exists!"...

Oct 13, 2010

Random thoughts

I was going to write some other post. But I changed my mind. Instead, I'm writing a "Random Post" that I wanted to try for a long time -

=> At the age of 22, (well, almost.) I've already started noticing patterns in my life. And I am not sure what I think of it.

=> I can become completely silent if a) I'm travelling b) I'm at a nature site c) I'm coding and, d) I'm eating.

=> Once a tiger enters your mind, it doesn't go!

=> Vividhbharati is a great radio station, provided, you know when to tune in.

=> I signed up for yet another dance performance :D

=> I finally put a Mickey Mouse sticker on my new office laptop. So now I have Mickey Mouse on both my laptops.

=> KK is an AMAZING singer!

=> I put Google Chrome on full screen mode. I don't know how to exit this mode. So now I'm browsing without seeing the Top-Menu and URL Box.

Oct 9, 2010

As a Human...

I wonder how life would be without Google. It's one of my crazy fantasies that Google should completely crash one day. I want to see how businesses go down with it, to what extend people feel helpless...

I'll be really happy if it doesn't invoke a crisis as I suspect. It shall be one of the happiest days for me. And if it did, I will finally have to accept that Google, and everything Google signifies, has become an unquestionable part of human life.

I see people rely more and more on computers, start putting things off our minds and in those chips, I keep feeling uncomfortable. Still, I'm not pulling off. I am questioning. But only passively. In fact, by being a programmer, I am contributing to the process from both sides.

I think the root of this restlessness is my opinion that human is just a humble creature. Whatever is holding the universe together is far more powerful, reliable, and complete and whatever you may please. Let's call that power 'Creator' for the sake of easier reference.

Not anything against the heroic in man. But was it the only way for us? IS this the only way for us? Was there no alternative way for building an intelligent society? Could we not work WITH nature (instead of against it) to grow?

But how could we go wrong as an entire race? How could man, the humble creature, make the Earth under the Creator's rule degrade to such extent? UNLESS! ... Is it meant to happen? I don't know if current situation is a systematically planned event in the Universe or an experiment in Universe going wrong. Another possibility is that of the Creator being cynical. If Creator is letting us make this mess... and learn that it was a mistake... will it be worth it?

"So what if I fail, At least I'd have tried my theory!" I say it so many times. I've LIVED it. What if, what if we as a human race, are doing the same thing on the largest scale possible? After all, curiosity, asking questions, seeking answers, experimenting are among the core characteristics of being human. We just decided to try out this route as a majority.

This brings me back to my original concern... If I believe in the possibility that 'we have been looking at it all wrong!' shouldn't I be seeking out the alternatives? Shouldn't I be looking at other theories proposed all around the world? Shouldn't I be trying them out?

Maybe I should. I know I won't for at least some time. Am I not strong enough? Maybe. That doesn't mean I don't have the right to question.

P.S. My next will be a joyful post. That's my word. :)