If i didn't strongly question when someone claims that there is a unknown race of pod people in India.... source "india news"
then I would not be vigiliante in the pursuit of truth
in this case, it is right to ask for proof... show me a singing dancing pod person, and I will join the singing dancing pod people fan club...
just show me something besides a dried up critter that I could easily make myself.
does this not reak of myth to anyone else?
and in response to the earlier comment by Raj,
I didn't create the caste system, and I dont agree with it... and yes, it is also prevalent in many countries of the world... and yes, in each, the
education and religious teaching help keep the castes separate...
take for instance the developing caste in America... where ID is being taught in public schools... and where "no child left behind', has become "no
child advancing"... We are allowing these self imposed temporary castes to become permanent by giving them inferior educational opportunities.
I do not make my comments lightly... and I am sure an indian citizen knows more than I do..., but to deny that the lowest caste is the most
succeptable to these "myths" is a disservice to the pursuit of truth.
I am not critical of these beliefs. I respect others rights to them, but I personally feel that it is a educational problem brought on by the caste
It is the same reason that england isn't burning witches anymore, and that people dont sacrifice babies with every solar eclipse...
Maybe with better education for the lower rural caste, India will stop succuming to supernatural hysteria soon as well. We all hope so...
witch burning in india
now does everyone see my point, about education playing an important role in the "superstitious vulnerablity" of lesser educated peoples.
it is not the lower castes fault, but rather the leaders that know how to play with power of knowledge to hold one class up, while subjugating another
sorry to vere off topic, but felt a valid context is important here...
Science looks like magic, until understanding turns it back into science.
I don't write em folks, I just identify them...
Don't kill the messenger.