Bangla blogs discuss evolution – Of life, blogs and women power

What is blogging all about? Is it about sharing one's daily life and/or thoughts with the rest of the world? Is it then an autobiography of sorts? Can a blog be deemed as literature? Suman Rehman, who labels himself as an ‘uploader’ rather than a true blue blogger, set the tone for a discussion in the Bangla blogosphere.

When the discussion is about blogging, can blogging tools be far behind? Kherokhata reviews the popular Bangla input software, Avro keyboard. It is being said that the latest version (4.5.1) of Avro is heavily loaded with features but some of these could be made optional (for easier download) as not too many people use them anyway. Also, the software, in its process of evolution, could focus more on skins, converter etc.

Elsewhere in the blogosphere, the conversation was about the age-old conflict between religion and the theory of evolution which propounded that human life evolved through natural processes, without any supernatural intervention. Diganta feels that people should be more open to science and scientific theories and not bury one's head in the sands of religious dogma. On the other hand, while commenting on the post, blogger Eskimo mentions that since the evolution theory is not substantiated by proof, it would be wrong to call it a ‘scientific’ theory in the first place. Balai, with good humor, states that religion is a ‘made easy’ set of life principles provided by God to humans so that whenever they were faced with conflicts, they could fall back upon the ‘made easy’ guidelines.

Two women get elected to the post of President and fuel the popular topic of gender issues in Bangla blogs. This time however, the discussion spans women from across the globe. First, Ahmed Fahrukh writes in about Michelle Bachelet becoming the first woman president of Chile and then Pagla Babu talks about the Congress loyalist Pratibha Patil becoming India's first woman President telling us through an image what he thinks of the newly elected Ms. Patil. Rekchowni writes about the Chinese actress Xu Jinglei whose blog had the highest incoming links in mid 2006, according to Technorati. Fahrukh also tells us that while the world continues to hold the impression that Saudi women were an oppressed lot, statistics show that Saudi women have significant financial power and are successfully joining the workforce as doctors, educationists etc., and also running powerful business ventures. Atleast 56% of Saudi women are reported to have completed college education with graduate degrees. Stories of women power however did not stop some others from aborting female foetuses or killing newly born girl babies as this post by Ashraf Rehman goes to show.


  • James Collins

    Many people, when they can’t provide evidence for their theory, adopt the strategy of falsehood. Such is the case with many of those who have fallen victim to the propaganda of renowned evolutionists.

    If evolutionists want to end the arguments all they have to do is, get their brilliant heads together and assemble a ‘simple’ living cell. This should be possible, since they certainly have a very great amount of knowledge about what is inside the ‘simple’ cell.

    After all, shouldn’t all the combined Intelligence of all the worlds scientist be able the do what chance encounters with random chemicals, without a set of instructions, accomplished about 4 billion years ago,according to the evolutionists, having no intelligence at all available to help them along in their quest to become a living entity. Surely then the evolutionists scientists today should be able to make us a ‘simple’ cell.

    If it weren’t so pitiful it would be humorous, that intelligent people have swallowed the evolution mythology.

    Beyond doubt, the main reason people believe in evolution is that sources they admire, say it is so. It would pay for these people to do a thorough examination of all the evidence CONTRARY to evolution that is readily available: Try The evolutionists should honestly examine the SUPPOSED evidence ‘FOR’ evolution for THEMSELVES.

    Build us a cell, from scratch, with the required raw material, that is with NO cell material, just the ‘raw’ stuff, and the argument is over. But if the scientists are unsuccessful, perhaps they should try Mother Earth’s recipe, you know, the one they claim worked the first time about 4 billion years ago, so they say. All they need to do is to gather all the chemicals that we know are essential for life, pour them into a large clay pot and stir vigorously for a few billion years, and Walla, LIFE!

    Oh, you don’t believe the ‘original’ Mother Earth recipe will work? You are NOT alone, Neither do I, and MILLIONS of others!

  • Mueen

    I really do not understand why this was posted in the Saudi category. Only a tiny portion of it is related to Saudi Arabia. Wouldn’t it have made more sense to simply have whoever is responsible for Saudi topics to include that single post in their usual updates?

    Am I misunderstanding how this whole thing works?

  • Hi Mueen,

    This post is a roundup of topics that the Bangla blogs are discussing…and they are discussing about other countries and issues as well. Gender is a popular topic and the Saudi tag has been used to indicate that there are mentions of Saudi Arabia in the post.

    The posts on GV are generally region-wise so a person responsible for covering Saudi Arabia will cover blogs/ conversations emerging from Saudi Arabia and so would not ordinarily cover this post that has been mentioned here.

    Occasionally however, we cover a topic and in that instance, opinions from blogs across the globe are covered in one particular post.

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