Sunday, March 26, 2006

Musings of Sifu H.A. Diop 03.26.06

Hippocrates once stated:

"Let your food be your medicine."

"First do no harm."

Saturday, March 25, 2006

Some Tidbits. . .

Rain can be artificially induced by seeding supercooled clouds with frozen carbon dioxide.

Benzene, the simplest aromatic hydrocarbon, was discovered in 1825 by Michael Faraday.

Tulips were introduced to the west in 1551 by the Viennese ambassador to Turkey who saw them in the Turkish town of Edirne.

The white whale is actually born blue-gray or blackish and gradually fades to cream or white in three-four years.

Aletsch is the longest glacier in the Alps.

Admiral is the name of a butterfly.

Cockroaches, one of the oldest fossil insects, have remained unchanged for more than 320 million years.

The beaver, of the aquatic rodent family, produces castoreum which is used in perfumes.

Accentor is the name of a bird found in North Africa.

Agenesis is the failure of an organ to develop all, or in part, during embryonic growth.

Encyclopaedia Britannica

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Meditation and Attention

"Meditation Associated With Structural Changes In Brain"
By: Massachusetts General Hospital on Mar 14 2006 23:04:17

"Meditation and Attention
The regular practice of meditation appears to produce structuralchanges in areas of the brain associated with attention and sensoryprocessing. An imaging study led by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) researchers showed that particular areas of the cerebral cortex,the outer layer of the brain, were thicker in participants who wereexperienced practitioners of a type of meditation commonly practicedin the U.S. and other Western countries..."

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Thursday, March 16, 2006

Musings of Sifu H.A. Diop 03.16.06

The externalities of the universe have
cause and effect
of which the deities
are the first cause.

Wednesday, March 1, 2006

Musings of Doc Kheti 03.01.06

Sometimes the life is nothing more than a sordid blend of manifestations of perennial tendencies which lead to degeneration.