The Scientific Indian

Archives for October, 2006

Children of Men

It’s a gritty movie that was surprisingly good and highly engaging. I and Ramya watched it a week ago. The movie is based on the novel by P D James (I haven’t read the novel). The story is set in 2027 when the world of humans has gone infertile. No more babies. While the science…

Habeas corpus

Habeas corpus is the name of a legal instrument or writ by means of which detainees can seek release from unlawful imprisonment. A writ of habeas corpus is a court order addressed to a prison official (or other custodian) ordering that a detainee be brought to the court so it can be determined whether or…

The Godless

Have assembled at Salto sobrius. Go forth and partake at the Carnival of the Godless 50. In other news, I bought the new Dawkins book, The God Delusion. It’s a captivating book in the usual Dawkins’ style. This time, he’s out not to educate but to eradicate. Eradicate that delusion called religion. Delusion, incidentally, is…

Ladies and Gentlemen, the submission date for the Scifi Contest has ended and I am absolutely delighted with the response. We’ve received around thirty stories for the contest. About ten were received before Sep 15 and the rest in the past two weeks. I am thrilled by the enthusiasm and energy. By any measure, we…