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Apollo Zero –The Apollo Moon Landings are Science Fiction

And the reason why we haven’t returned is the cost, the 60s we had Cold War money, a dead president’s dream and the need to beat the Soviets (Search Soviet manned lunar program).

The logic about returning is that it’s argued there’s no put to it (because we would have to build a new heavy lift rocket, new spacesuits, new launch vehicles…) unless we build a base and it much harder to live somewhere than it is to just visit, the International Space Station has receive regular supply visits to keep it operational.

With airplanes it was about learning how to glide (the aerodynamics of lift), and developing more powerful internal combustion engines(circa 1904). With rockets they go straight up and burn fuel, and a lot of it and there isn’t really a more efficient way to do it. Different fuels have been developed but there hasn’t been a jet engine type revolution to the rocket business.

» Posted By Craig On May 22, 2010 @ 2:18 am

Those were two failures out of about one-hundred-thirty. Space travel is a dangerous business, a lot things can go wrong when you have that much rocket fuel, traveling at that speed while being required to keep a crew alive, they don’t call it rocket science for no reason. In the Apollo program we lost three men just during a test exercise (latter dubbed Apollo 1). And we actually (or if you want “claimed”) went to the moon nine times(8,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17), only walked on it six times(11,12,14,15,16,17).

» Posted By Craig On May 22, 2010 @ 1:58 am

Did man really walk on the Moon ???

There were nine Apollo missions that went to the moon.

» Posted By Craig On May 22, 2010 @ 2:31 am

The Indian Caste System

“once I make the assumption that reincarnation functions as the system implies it does, the system does not exhibit any glaring logical inconsistencies.”

Of course there is a glaring logical inconsistency!

This is from the perspective of someone who does not believe in incarnation (a Christian).

Even if YOU have accepted that this system works, it does not mean that everyone around you accepts. And it surely does not suggest that our governing bodies should accept this.

The problem is that this line of thinking makes it easy for us to have no compassion for those who are worse off than us. It gives us a reason not to help those in need. Why would I help a dalit or a sudra if they were in that position because of their past transgressions? Moreover, why would society care about a dalit or a sudra if they were in that position because of past transgressions?

It makes life simple to keep people in their place because they deserve it; it is difficult to have (and act upon) compassion for people who cannot help themselves.

» Posted By Craig On March 1, 2010 @ 4:57 pm

Rob, communism is one of those things that works well in theory, but is doomed to failure in practice. What motivation does someone have to be educated, to work hard, or to better himself or herself if, in the end, you end up with the same pay and social status of someone who is lazy and does not work hard?

The story is told of an economics professor whose students tried to advocate communism during a discussion early in the course. To make a point, the professor agreed to make everyone equal (that is to give everyone the same grade) no matter how hard they worked or how smart they were. The grade everyone would receive would be an average of the entire class’s grades. In the ‘real world,’ this would be comparable to paying everyone the same, no matter what their education, work ethic, ability, etc.
The grades would be an average because our society will not be judged by or based on how the best or the worst do, but how everything averages out.

When the first exam came around, some students studied very hard and spent a lot of time preparing. Some did not have to study as hard because the material came naturally to them. Other students did not understand the material very well and made no attempt to study. The results came back, and the grades ran the gamut from A’s to F’s, as they normally do. Therefore, the professor gave everyone ‘C’. The ones who did not study were elated at their reward, and thus their pension toward laziness and lack of work ethic was reinforced. Those who worked hard and would have received A’s or B’s were upset that their efforts were in vain in that they were essentially punished for the laziness of others. Those who had put forth some (but not a lot of) effort saw no difference.

When the second exam came around, those who had studied hard before remembered that their sacrifices of time and energy were not rewarded, so they put forth very little or no effort at studying. Consequently, the grades ran only for F’s to C’s. Therefore, the class average was a ‘D’. This time, those who had put forth even a little effort and would have received a ‘C’ were punished for the small sacrifices they made.

So when the third exam came around, no one put forth any effort. They each asked, “Why should I put time any time into studying when my grade will be pulled down by those around me who do not care and do not try? I’d rather spend time with my family and friends.” As you might imagine, all of the grades were very low, and everyone in the class received an ‘F’.

This continued so that at the end of the year, every student failed the class because no one was willing to work hard when his or her efforts would eventually be nullified by the lack of effort of those around them.

This is a bit of an oversimplification, but the idea can be seen in all of history’s communist societies. Granted, the fall of the USSR and the eastern bloc countries was hastened by (or some may even say prolonged by) totalitarian regimes, a lack of purpose in life…a lack of fulfillment in life was a leading cause (both spiritually and socially), in my humble opinion.

China does not fit this mold because they have changed their philosophy and laws in recent years so that the accumulation of wealth is now accepted and encouraged, creating an environment of competition-almost capitalistic in nature. But also creating a group of individuals who are, as you say, ‘more equal than others.’

Please do not misunderstand me, I understand that there are situations in which people who work hard and want to better themselves simply cannot because of factors beyond their control, especially in areas of the world where this type of caste system exists. These systems should be abhorred in the face of a merit-based society. My argument is only that communism is not the answer.

» Posted By Craig On March 1, 2010 @ 4:29 pm

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  1. Govind says:

    Hare krishna Prabhuji.,Dandvat Pranaam
    May i know about the author of the book”Srila Prabhupada Lilamrita As It Is” named mukund das prabhu.Had he any personal association with Srila Prabhupada.

    • This book is a compilation of direct quotes from Srila Prabhupada speaking about his own life. The author is Srila Prabhuapda, all Mukunda did was compile the quotes and he did a good job of it. He wrote a bit of rubbish on the last 2 pages but apart from that he did not write a single word in the book. It is a collection of Prabhupada quotes and the author of this book is Srila Prabhuapda.

  2. Vamshi says:

    Prabhu Madhudvisa Dasa.Is Jagannath Krishna himself or is just an expansion of Krishna like Vishnu,Rama etc.In Iskcon lectures I heard that Jagannath is Krishna himself,they have proved this by saying a story from Skanda purana.Is this true or Iskcon lectures are just bogus?I found no video Prabhupad talking aboyt Lord Jagannath.Oh Prabhu kindly answer my doubts.Hare Krishna

    • Yes. Lord Jagannatah is Krishna Himself. It is Jagannatha [Krishna] Balarama and Krishna’s sister Subhadra.

      So Jagannatha is deity form of Krishna. He is representation of Krishna with His brother Balarama and sister Subhadra,

      It is deity manifestation of Krishna, Balarama and Lady Subhadra,

  3. tanu says:

    Jai Govind

    I request you clear my doubts.I understand the complexities of life processes,cellular mechanisms and other natural phenomenon cannot be explained solely by reasoning and scientific theories as somewhere or other our knowledge is limited.I am a science student nd nature lover.After reading the article posted by you regarding the concept of the origin of life,a question arisen in my mind that krishna is all powerful,then, why he designed this universe in this complicated way?,why life originated? why he made all that dna etc matter space?what is his true nature? why are we given these bodies these reasoning abilities?why krishna waited for billions of years and made us take birth here?why prakrati and purush got seperated? who were those dinosaurs etc for souls are eternal were those dinosaurs primitive and other organisms we only? are there any planet lest earth having life?why will happen atlast for we are ultimately destined to reach our eternal govind? why doesn’t he appears now and clear all these doubts for one thing is sure that if even he messages in some ways we will submit to him?why krishna is so naughty why has he made everything complicated?I know these are childlish questions but still worthy to be answered…..

    I am a krishana devotee.I feel as if there is pure love for him deep in my heart.But at the same time I do believe in science.Sometimes i find myself stuck in between science emotions belief and devotion.I want to understand my Govind,I want to understand myself.

    I request my friends to please give answer to these questions.I hope i will get atleast answers of a few questions as i found this site quite appealing.

    thankyou!
    Radhe krishna

    • Hare Krishna Jai Govind

      To clear your doubts you have to become Krishna conscious. Because unless you become Krishna conscious you will not be able to understand what Krishna consciousness is and you will remain continually bewildered.

      All these questions are irrelevant. You seem to accept that Govinda exists, that He is the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Now you have to just surrender to the idea that you are His servant. And then you need to find out practically how you can engage in the service of Krishna. And to find out how to do this you need to read Srila Prabhupada’s books. And in the process of becoming Krishna conscious all your other questions will automatically be answered.

      The scientists can not understand anything. They only have very fragmental information about everything they study. The information we can gather through our material senses is very limited. There are so many things we can not perceive through our material senses. So they can not understand what they can not perceive.

      So instead of just speculating all these questions and being bewildered like this it is better to just admit that in our conditioned state with our very limited mind and our material senses we can not hope to understand Krishna or even this material world which is created ultimately by Krishna.

      The way to understand these things is to become Krishna conscious. We can not understand without becoming Krishna conscious.

      So you have to learn how to become Krishna conscious… That is the answer to all your questions. And Krishna consciousness is a science and that science is very elaborately presented in the books of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.

      Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

      Madhudvisa dasa

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