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Why Malays Must learn Science & Mathematics

Hello Sherkawi
I think you are too entralled by the professor….I think he tends to let the rhetoric to get the better of him..
I want to send him a mail ..but dont have his I thought you can pass this to him….
He said Bring back the arts, culture etc or by 2015 there will be a catastrophy ….I can guess where he is coming from ….but the put-down on science and mathematics was just too much….the common folk and I do mean the Malays who listen to your shows might feel justified that they have not mastered science and mathematics and not even pushed their children in the same direction…if this works out then the majority population will be not equipped to deal with the new borderless world emerging….
Learning science and mathematics will train our minds to think critically as well as logically…..we will possess the skill to check for the veracity of information presented to us and not become wide eyed natives accepting whatever non-sense that is presented…the majority of people (the Malays) must have the logical skills to evaluate an event or a phenomenon from all angles…..
This “re-wiring of the brain” is very essential if the country is going to progress….the “clever” people in the country who has monopolised power and influence can pretty do much as they like because they can make the Malays see anything that they want them to see….they can do magic..we are lucky in that there are now some Malays who have become aware of the twisted logic of our leaders….they possess the skill to question how some of their friends have become rich overnight….
If the Malay mind is not critical then how will a Malay view the sudden acquisition of wealth by some people? I will give you one view…the Melayu (or Indian, CHInese) with no analytical ability will not be even asking the question..what did he do to become so rich? He can only accept the fact that his friend is rich and falling back on his cultural values..he will say…nasib dia lah….or some people are born lucky..when the flood waters rise up to your roof, what will the mind with no scienttific or mathematical training be “thinking”?
Or let us say when your kid dies in the hospital, the bridge collapses, or if you are  kept waiting for hours for a service by a civil servant…….you dont know how to ask questions…. no analyical or critical skill… just accept lah right? see prof when I was about 13 years old I came home from school one day I asked my mother how many more babies she was going to have? I had just learned about sexual reproduction! My mother said it was up to God. And when I told my mother what I learned in school she became very emotional and said she could no longer talk to me because I was too clever for her…
We need to keep the science and maths flowing freely……Naturally my mother was confused because she had to learn how to talk to her son who now can “talk” a little ……The same for all the powerful people who control the gate and the keys to the money and the resources..they will have to answer questions the newly trained mind will be asking …..if the Malays who are the majority in this country  are not given the proper training then can they ask the right question???
The Chinese and Indians they are critical..they are very critical..but whenever the Chinese or Chinese criticise the government or the power that be ……what happens? 
Dont interfere, this is our business, this is not your land, this is not your religion….
The reasons and the logic will not even be discussed…the Malay leaders will use the artistic skills ..literature, art, song and dance to talk of threats to the race, to the religion, to the culture….
All the non Malay (leaders) keep quiet..actually they are in cahoots with their Malay friends..boleh dapat hadiah jika diam……
A small number of Malays are aware…but they cannot talk..because they will be called and labelled as traitors! In fact they are caught between their conscience and their race…in the end they either keep agonisingly quiet or they begin to look for arguments and grounds to justify what is happening…
So prof we need maths and science for the Malays ..this is the key to the real developmnet of our country….more than ever now…….stress for a balanced develoment program for our children if you fact I think our  educational system at the core is already doing this…….but focusing on culture, the arts ??
If professor, your views were to prevail..we would have a real crisis in 2015….the wealth would be finished. stolen and sent off to Australia ..because nobody would know how to question, or we would be given the song and dance answer………….we would believe the spirits are in control of our bodies, the Malays would then run amock because it is part of the culture…they need to because all the problems of the country will be blamed on the Indians and what to do….?
I get your point about how learning about arts and culture can lead to perpaduan…but actually there is no logical basis to this……it will be too long for me to explain al this but let me make the same statement with a small twist..
Learning maths and science will bring about more perpaduan in our country….let me give a simple example..
Through science you learn that all living things are made up of the same material..namely oxygen and carbon dioxide, perhaps a little nitrogen..we breath in oxygen produced by the plants..this means that what was once part of a plant is now a part of us..same for eating fish…so Professor when you sit together to talk to me or will breath in and breath out..I will do the same.breath in and breath the oxygen and carbon dioxide will be floating and swirling in the I will take some of your carbon dioxide and you some of effectively..what was once a part of you have become a part of me and what was once part of me is now part of you…we are made up of the same material….this constant interchange of the same building matrials has been happening since the earth began..all the oxygen, carbon, nitrogen and other atoms and molecules went to make up living things in the past to the present..In fact we learn from science that all our cells are constantly dying and being replaced by new cells (except unfortunately for our brains) so that in reality we are a totally new person every 2 months in terms of our cells! 
Scientists estimate that average human is made up of 100 trillions cells..something like this…
100,000,000,000,000….so if we change all our cells every 2 months we would have “used” about 
6 x 100,000,000,000,000 cells in one year..and assuming that we live for 70 years ..
we would be using….
70 x 6 x 100,000,000,000,000 cells! 
Now each human cell is made up of atoms of oxygen, carbon etc….and scientists estimate there are about 100,000,000,000,000 atoms (yes..same number as cells in 1 human being)
SO total 70 year usage of freely avaliable atoms is 70 x 6 x 100,000,000,000,000 x 100,000,000,000,000 cells!
This has led some scientist to speculate that any one human being would have used atoms that once were part of some other living things from way back to now! 
In other words professor We are all one and the same!
How will not learning of science make us more perpaduan?
It is how you want to learn and what you want to emphasize. But if we learn science and maths then we are less likely to be conned by some charlatan masquerading as champions of this race, that religion, this ideology and that language….
I hope the good professor will reconsider his position on science and maths…..


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Child Upbringing and Stupidity

IF you know that certain practices can turn your children into geniuses, would you not  want to try it on your children? And suppose you are able to trace a connection between dysfunctional adults and a certain way of child upbringing would you then allow your child to be treated in a similar manner?

We all cant be too clever because we dont know enough.

But if you want your child to be full of garbage then feed him with garbage everyday. Then beat him when he/she questions you! Tell, no DEMAND that he/she shut up, just follow what you say or what the teacher, more so the religious one say! In that way you can be sure the garbage will not get out. Dont do all the forbidden stuff, dont see all the forbidden stuff, dont think of all the forbidden stuff, dont read the forbidden stuff, just memorise, memorise and memorise what I tell you!

Now you know what to do if you want your son or daughter to become great!

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Rewiring the Brain – Learning English

There is still a lot to be learned and understood about the brain. Latest research estimated there are 100 billion cells making up our brain. Each of these cells are connected to possibily all other cells through its axion and the dendrites that sprouts, grows and connects or “touches” other cells through synapses. There is a constant flow of information between all these cells. It was previously thought that each part of the brain performs a specific function – localization. So if the part that controls your left arm is destroyed, then you can no longer use your left arm etc. This “localization” of the brain also imply that once your brain has gone to learn something in a certain way you will not be able to undo or to “rewire the brain”. It is like wires and cables had been laid down and you can do nothing about them.

When people speak about Malay kids are a disadvantage when it comes to learnng a new language like English, or that Malay kids are “naturally” not inclined to excel in Maths and Science..they are followers of “localization”. The evidence out there tend to prove these people right. In research an unconcious bias or a peconceived opinion could be proven true by selecting data or interpreting data to prove one’s unconsious bias.

Current studies on patients who have suffered massive strokes have shown that it is possible to recover use of their once paralysed limbs. Micro brain scans have shown that different parts of the brain can take over the functions of destroyed cells so that even hearing and sight could become partially restored.

This means that anyone can learn or unlearn anything. The part of the brain learning language may be wired in a certain way if we have learned and are only using 1 language all our lives. When we listen to another language for the first time we will not be able to distinguish between all the different sounds and thus maybe hearing only noise or gibberish. But if the sounds are presented slowly and in a clear manner it should be possible for the different sounds to be differentiated.  If the student is then motivated to learn the new language, he/she will learn the language. Forget about “hard-wired” brains.

Our brains are malleable. The brain can reorganize it self thoughout its owner’s life span. Of course if the owner decides not to use it…as they say…you will lose it if you dont use it…the term we need to remember is plasticity….So learning English or math is possible.

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