Selasa, 14 Oktober 2008

Kisah Seorang CAngkir Cantik

gw mau posting tentang cerita bagaimana sebuah cangkir cantik terbentuk.
postingan ini gw dapet dari mailing list seseorang..

Sepasang kakek dan nenek berkunjung ke tempat barang antik dan melihat sebuah cangkir kecil yang cantik, "wah cantiknya cangkir itu"kata mereka berdua.Keduanya lalu mendekati cangkir tersebut.

Tiba-tiba cangkir tsb berbicara"Terima kasih atas perhatiannya, perlu diketahui sebelum menjadi seperti ini aku hanyalah seonggok tanah liat yang jelek dan tidak berguna.namun suatu hari ada seorang perajin dengan tangan kotornya melempar aku ke dalam sebuah roda berputar"

kemudian ia memulai memutar-mutar diriku hingga aku merasa pusing."Stop stop"aku berteriak.tetapi orang itu terus berkata "belum" lalu ia mulai menyodok dan meninjuku berulang-ulang
Stop-stop!teriakku lagi.tetapi orang itu masih terus meninjuku tanpa memedulikan teriakan ku. bahkan lebih buruk lagi ia memasukanku ke dalam perapian yang panas. "panas,panas" aku berteriak tetapi mereka tetap memasukkan aku ke dalamn perapian tersebut. mereka berkata " belum"

Akhirnya dia mengangkat aku dari perapian dan mendinginkan aku."fyuhh sudah selesai penderitaanku"kataku dalam hati. Tapi ternyata belum, setelah dingin dia memberikan aku kepada wanita dengan kuasnya yang bau.Kemudian ia mulai mewarnai aku."stop,stop" aku ber
teriak lagi tetapi wanita itu tidak menghiraukan teriakanku.Asap cat itu begitu memuakan. tapi wanita itu terus berkata"belum"

lalu ia memberikan ku kepada seorang pria dan aku dimasukkan lagi kedalam perapian yang panas."Tolong, hentikan penyiksaan ini"aku kembali berteriak memohon ampun.Sambil menangis aku berteriak.Tetapi dia tetap saja memasukkanku kedalam perapian yang sangat panas itu.Seakan tidak peduli dengan teriakan ku dia terus berkata"belum".Setelah puas menyiksaku kini dia membiarkan aku dingin.

Setelah benar2 dingin seorang wanita mengangkatku dan menaruhkun disebuah etalase yang besar.Betapa terkejutnya aku saat melihat diriku dalam pantulan cermin.Aku melihat sebuah cangkir yang cantik dan semua penderitaanku terasa hilang setelah melihatnya.

Begitulah Tuhan memberikan cobaan yang berat kepada setiap orang yang dicintainya
Tuhan selalu tahu apa yang dilakukannya.Bagi seorang manusia yang ingin bertambah derajatnya pasti diberikan cobaan yang bertubi-tubi oleh Allah SWT.

Jumat, 03 Oktober 2008


Brain Myth 6: The Human Brain Is the Biggest Brain

Many animals can use their brains to do some of the things that humans can do, such as finding creative ways to solve problems, exhibiting self-awareness, showing empathy toward others and learning how to use tools. But although scientists can't agree on a single definition of what makes a person intelligent, they do generally agree that humans are the most intelligent creatures on Earth. In our "bigger is better" society, then, it might stand to reason that humans should have the biggest brains of all animals, because we're the smartest. Well, not exactly.
The average adult human brain weighs about 3 pounds (1,361 grams). The dolphin -- a very intelligent animal -- also has a brain that weighs about 3 pounds on average. But a sperm whale, not generally considered to be as intelligent as a dolphin, has a brain that weighs about 17 pounds (7,800 grams). On the small end of the scale, a beagle's brain is about 2.5 ounces (72 grams), and an orangutan's brain is about 13 ounces (370 grams). Both dogs and orangutans are pretty smart animals, but they have small brains. A bird like a sparrow has a brain that weighs less than half an ounce (1 gram).

We know that dogs aren’t as smart as humans, but are humans only smarter because their brains are bigger?

You may notice something important in all of those comparisons. An average dolphin's body weighs about 350 pounds (158.8 kilograms), while a sperm whale can weigh as much as 13 tons. In general, the larger the animal, the larger the skull, and therefore, the larger the brain. Beagles are fairly small dogs, at about 25 pounds (11.3 kg) maximum, so it stands to reason that their brains would also be smaller. The relationship between brain size and intelligence isn't really about the actual weight of the brain; it's about the ratio of brain weight to the entire body weight. For humans, that ratio is about 1-to-50. For most other mammals, it's 1-to-180, and for birds, it's 1-to-220. The brain takes up more weight in a human than it does in other animals.
Intelligence also has to do with the different components of the brain. Mammals have very large cerebral cortexes, unlike birds, fish or reptiles. The cerebellum in mammals houses the cerebral hemispheres, which are responsible for higher functions like memory, communication and thinking. Humans have the largest cerebral cortex of all mammals, relative to the size of their brains.
Heads up; we're looking at a grislier brain myth next.


rain Myth 8: You Get New Brain Wrinkles When You Learn Something

When you think about how your brain looks, you probably picture a roundish, two-lobed gray mass covered in "wrinkles." As humans evolved as a species, our brains grew larger to accommodate all of the higher functions that set us apart from other animals. But in order to keep the brain compact enough to fit into a skull that would actually be in proportion with the rest of our body size, the brain folded in on itself as it grew. If we unfolded all of those ridges and crevices, the brain would be the size of a pillowcase. The ridges are called sulci and the crevices are called gyri. Several of these ridges and crevices even have names, and there are variations in exactly how they look from person to person.

We don't start out with wrinkly brains, however; a fetus early in its development has a very smooth little brain. As the fetus grows, its neurons also grow and migrate to different areas of the brain, creating the sulci and gyri. By the time it reaches 40 weeks, its brain is as wrinkled as yours is (albeit smaller, of course). So we don't develop new wrinkles as we learn. The wrinkles we're born with are the wrinkles we have for life, assuming that our brains remain healthy.
Our brains do change when we learn -- it's just not in the form of additional sulci and gyri. This phenomenon is known as brain plasticity. By studying changes in the brains of animals like rats as they learn tasks, researchers have discovered that synapses (the connections between neurons) and the blood cells that support neurons grow and increase in number. Some believe that we get new neurons when we make new memories, but this hasn't yet been proven in mammalian brains like ours.
If you've ever gotten the feeling that there were hidden messages in commercials, TV shows or movies, the next myth should interest you.


Brain Myth 9: Listening to Mozart Makes You Smarter

Don't you just feel cultured when you tune in to a classical music station and take in an opera or a symphony by a great composer like Mozart? Baby Einstein, a company that makes DVDs, videos and other products for babies and toddlers incorporating classical art, music, and poetry, is a million-dollar franchise. Parents buy the products because they believe that exposure to great art (like Baby Mozart DVDs and CDs) can be good for their children's cognitive development. There are even classical music CDs designed to be played to developing fetuses. The idea that listening to classical music can increase your brainpower has become so popular that it's been dubbed "the Mozart effect." So how did this myth start?

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Can listening to music by this famed composer make you smarter?
In the 1950s, an ear, nose and throat doctor named Albert Tomatis began the trend, claiming success using Mozart's music to help people with speech and auditory disorders. In the 1990s, 36 students in a study at the University of California at Irvine listened to 10 minutes of a Mozart sonata before taking an IQ test. According to Dr. Gordon Shaw, the psychologist in charge of the study, the students' IQ scores went up by about 8 points. The "Mozart effect" was born.
A musician named Dan Campbell trademarked the phrase and created a line of books and CDs based on the concept, and states such as Georgia, Florida and Tennessee set aside money for classical music for babies and other young children. Campbell and others have gone on to assert that listening to Mozart can even improve your health.
However, the original University of California at Irvine study has been controversial in the scientific community. Dr. Frances Rauscher, a researcher involved in the study, stated that they never claimed it actually made anyone smarter; it just increased performance on certain spatial-temporal tasks. Other scientists have been unable to replicate the original results, and there is currently no scientific information to prove that listening to Mozart, or any other classical music, actually makes anyone smarter. Rauscher even said that the money spent by those states might be better spent on musical programs -- there's some evidence to show that learning an instrument improves concentration, self-confidence and coordination.
Mozart certainly can't hurt you, and you might even enjoy it if you give it a try, but you won't get any smarter.


The brain is one of the most amazing organs in the human body. It controls our central nervous system, keeping us walking, talking, breathing and thinking. The brain is also incredibly complex, comprising around 100 billion neurons. There's so much going on with the brain that there are several different fields of medicine and science devoted to treating and studying it, including neurology, which treats physical disorders of the brain; psychology, which includes the study of behavior and mental processes; and psychiatry, which treats mental illnesses and disorders. Some aspects of each tend to overlap, and other fields cross into study of the brain as well.
These disciplines have been around in some form since ancient times, so you'd think that by now we'd know all there is to know about the brain. Nothing could be further from the truth. After thousands of years of studying and treating every aspect of it, there are still many facets of the brain that remain mysterious. And because the brain is so complex, we tend to simplify information about how it works in order to make it more understandable.
Both of these things put together have resulted in many myths about the brain. Most aren't completely off -- we just haven't quite heard the whole story. Let's look at 10 myths that have been circulating about the brain, starting with, of all things, its color.

Minggu, 20 April 2008

Dunia Ilmu Pengetahuan: Al Quran sebagai ilmu pengetahuan

Dunia Ilmu Pengetahuan: Al Quran sebagai ilmu pengetahuan

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Sabtu, 19 April 2008

Al Quran sebagai ilmu pengetahuan

Salah satu di antara sekian sifat lautan yang baru-baru ini ditemukan adalah berkaitan dengan ayat Al Qur’an sebagai berikut:
"Dia membiarkan dua lautan mengalir yang keduanya kemudian bertemu, antara keduanya ada batas yang tak dapat dilampaui oleh masing-masing." (Al Qur'an, 55:19-20)
Sifat lautan yang saling bertemu, akan tetapi tidak bercampur satu sama lain ini telah ditemukan oleh para ahli kelautan baru-baru ini. Dikarenakan gaya fisika yang dinamakan "tegangan permukaan", air dari laut-laut yang saling bersebelahan tidak menyatu. Akibat adanya perbedaan masa jenis, tegangan permukaan mencegah lautan dari bercampur satu sama lain, seolah terdapat dinding tipis yang memisahkan mereka. (Davis, Richard A., Jr. 1972, Principles of Oceanography, Don Mills, Ontario, Addison-Wesley Publishing, s. 92-93.)
Sisi menarik dari hal ini adalah bahwa pada masa ketika manusia tidak memiliki pengetahuan apapun mengenai fisika, tegangan permukaan, ataupun ilmu kelautan, hal ini dinyatakan dalam Al Qur’an.

Anda bisa menemukan apa saja di Al Quran....

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