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Justice Over Mercy
14 November, 2008, 3:48 pm
Filed under: Politics, Religion | Tags: ,

According to Islamic law, theft is punished by imprisonment or amputation of hands or feet. In this case, an 8 year old Iran boy was caught stealing bread from a market and was punished by crushing his hands with a lorry.

 

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My heart goes out to this poor boy.

 

I wonder what if a non-Islamic tourist goes to Iran and steals something. Will his hands be crushed too?

 

Reference: Islamic Law – Penalty

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Thinking of getting a pet?
30 October, 2008, 2:12 pm
Filed under: Animals | Tags: , ,

Have you ever wondered where the animals in the pet stores come from? Always check the origin before getting a pet. Ignoring so will just support the doings of the unpleasant puppy mills. Puppy mills are like dog factories where females just get locked up in cages and make dozens of puppies their whole life. It is just inhuman. A better choice will be to get a pet from a shelter than a pet store. Shelters are usually supported purely based on donations and they are usually limited financially and geographically. If they have used up all resources, they are left with no choice but to resort to euthanasia. Man, it is just unbelievable.

 

 

Learnt about Puppy Mills from Oprah Winfrey’s show. This is a clip from the show. Please watch from 4:42 onwards.

 

 

 

Reference: Puppy Mills



Trepanation
17 October, 2008, 1:05 am
Filed under: Medicine, Science | Tags: , , ,

 

 

I came across this technique found in Medicine while watching Grey’s Anatomy. Gosh. It is so gory and I am shocked that this was first carried out as early as 6500 BC. Trepanation is surgery done by drilling through the human skull. I cannot imagine it being done in the past when steriliser and anaesthesia are not yet invented. Imagine the tonnes of bacteria entering through the skull. Would that not cause some infection to the brain at all? Plus the pain that one has to bear when he or she is conscious. Must be immense. Medicine sure does wonders and I am so appreciative of today’s advancement in medicine. But who does not want more when there are still diseases that have yet to find a cure.

 

Trepanation Scene From Grey’s Anatomy

 

Reference: Trepanation