Monthly Archives: July 2013

Hong Kong and American War of Independence: A Brief Comparison

In an evening, a group of men, disguised themselves as Native American warriors, stealthily boarded the British East India Company tea ship. They were ordered to search for all the tea on the ship, with the due care not to damage anything else. Speedily, they gathered one chest of tea after another, and a total of 342 chests was found. Not being interested to appropriate them, they threw them all overboard. The British armed ships promptly surrounded them. The deeds of these men, known as ‘Boston  Tea Party’, draw the curtain for the American War of Independence.

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Science and Religion Are Not Mutually Exclusive

Zodiacal Light and Milky Way  Image Credit & Copyright: Babak Tafreshi (TWAN)

Zodiacal Light and Milky Way
Image Credit & Copyright: Babak Tafreshi (TWAN)

In a dark night, a torch’s light pierces through the darkness, and illuminates the way. As it reveals the way forward, it also produces more darkness. More precisely, light made darkness  ‘darker’, while darkness made light ‘brighter’.  This, in essence, captures the relationship between science and religion. The light represents science, while darkness is religion.

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Europa – The Origin of Europe Part 1

The Abduction of Europa by Rembrandt, 1632

The Abduction of Europa by Rembrandt, 1632

In one morning at Phoenicia, Europa and her maiden were gathering flowers along the shore. She was attracted by a snow – white bull in the river. With admiration and curiosity, she put a chain of flowers on his horn and then mounted on his back. The bull ran and swam into the sea. Unbeknownst to her, Zeus has long admired her beauty and has disguised himself as a bull to seduce her. When she regained consciousness, she found herself pregnant and was in a new island. She gave birth to a son called Minos who became the first Lord of Crete, a Greek island in the Mediterranean Sea.

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