Monthly Archives: November 2008

Weight Of Soul

Dr. Duncan MacDougall
Dr. Duncan MacDougall

Dr. Duncan MacDougall, an early 20thcentury physician tried to measure the mass purportedly lost by a human body when the soul departed the body upon death. He put forward a hypothesis that soul had mass, and when the soul departed the body, so did this mass. He conducted expereiments on humans and animals alike and came with a weird theory that human soul had mass and it weighed approx. 21grams. In March 1907, accounts of MacDougall’s experiments were published in the New York Times and the medical journal American Medicine. His findings are regarded either as meaningless or considered to have little scientific merit due to shaky methods and small sample size.

He believed that if personal continuity after death of the body is a fact, if the psychic functions continue to exist as a separate personality after the death of brain and body, then such personality can only exit as a space occupying body.

One of his first test subject was a man dying of tuberculosis, who was under observation for three hours and forty minutes before death, lying on a bed arranged on a light framework built upon very delicately balanced platform beam scales. He lost weight slowly at the rate of one ounce per hour due to evaporation of moisture in respiration and evaporation of sweat. During all three hours and forty minutes the beam end was placed slightly above balance near the upper limiting bar in order to make the test more decisive if it should come. At the end of three hours and forty minutes he expired and suddenly coincident with death the beam end dropped with an audible stroke hitting against the lower limiting bar and remaining there with no rebound. The loss was ascertained to be three-fourths of an ounce. He continued to weigh 6 dying patients in an attempt to prove that the soul was material and measurable.

MacDougall's experiments in New York Times

MacDougall's experiments in NYT

He wrote, “I am aware that a large number of experiments would require to be made before the matter can be proved beyond any possibility of error, but if further and sufficient experimentation proves that there is a loss of substance occurring at death and not accounted for by known channels of loss, the establishment of such a truth cannot fail to be of the utmost importance.”

In the year 1854 Rudolph Wagner, the physiologist, at the Gottingen Congress of Physiologists, proposed a discussion of a “Special Soul Substance.” The challenge was accepted, but no discussion followed and among the 500 voices present not one was raised in defense of a spiritualistic philosophy.


Nokia Universal Codes

Common Codes


(1) *3370# Activate Enhanced Full Rate Codec (EFR) – Your phone uses the best sound quality but talk time is

reduced my approx. 5%

(2) #3370# Deactivate Enhanced Full Rate Codec (EFR) OR *3370#

(3) *#4720# Activate Half Rate Codec – Your phone uses a lower quality sound but you should gain approx 30%

more Talk Time.

(4) *#4720# Deactivate Half Rate Codec.

(5) *#0000# Displays your phones software version, 1st Line : Software Version, 2nd Line : Software Release

Date, 3rd Line : Compression Type.

(6) *#9999# Phones software version if *#0000# does not work.

(7) *#06# For checking the International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI Number).

( #pw+1234567890+ 1# Provider Lock Status. (use the “*” button to obtain the “p,w”
and “+” symbols).

(9) #pw+1234567890+ 2# Network Lock Status. (use the “*” button to obtain the “p,w”
and “+” symbols).

(10) #pw+1234567890+ 3# Country Lock Status. (use the “*” button to obtain the “p,w”
and “+” symbols).

(11) #pw+1234567890+ 4# SIM Card Lock Status. (use the “*” button to obtain the “p,w” Go to Top
and “+” symbols).

(12) *#147# (vodafone) this lets you know who called you last.

(13) *#1471# Last call (Only vodofone).

(14) *#21# Allows you to check the number that “All Calls” are diverted to

(15) *#2640# Displays security code in use.

(16) *#30# Lets you see the private number.

(17) *#43# Allows you to check the “Call Waiting” status of your phone.

(18) *#61# Allows you to check the number that “On No Reply” calls are diverted to.

(19) *#62# Allows you to check the number that “Divert If Unreachable (no service)” calls
are diverted to.

(20) *#67# Allows you to check the number that “On Busy Calls” are diverted to.

(21) *#67705646# Removes operator logo on 3310 & 3330.

(22) *#73# Reset phone timers and game scores.

(23) *#746025625# Displays the SIM Clock status, if your phone supports this power saving feature “SIM Clock Stop

Allowed”, it means you will get the best standby time possible.

(24) *#7760# Manufactures code.

(25) *#7780# Restore factory settings.

(26) *#8110# Software version for the nokia 8110.

Go to Top

(27) *#92702689# Displays – 1.Serial Number, 2.Date Made, 3.Purchase Date, 4.Date of last repair (0000 for no

repairs), 5.Transfer User Data. To exit this mode you need to switch your phone off then on again. ( Favourite )

(28) *#94870345123456789 # Deactivate the PWM-Mem.

(29) **21*number# Turn on “All Calls” diverting to the phone number entered.

(30) **61*number# Turn on “No Reply” diverting to the phone number entered.

(31) **67*number# Turn on “On Busy” diverting to the phone number entered.

(32) 12345 This is the default security code.

press and hold # Lets you switch between lines

NOKIA5110/5120/ 5130/5190


IMEI number: * # 0 6 #
Software version: * # 0 0 0 0 #
Simlock info: * # 9 2 7 0 2 6 8 9 #
Enhanced Full Rate: * 3 3 7 0 # [ # 3 3 7 0 # off]
Half Rate: * 4 7 2 0 #
Provider lock status: #pw+1234567890+ 1
Network lock status #pw+1234567890+ 2
Provider lock status: #pw+1234567890+ 3
SimCard lock status: #pw+1234567890+ 4
NOKIA 6110/6120/6130/ 6150/6190
IMEI number: * # 0 6 #
Software version: * # 0 0 0 0 #
Simlock info: * # 9 2 7 0 2 6 8 9 #
Enhanced Full Rate: * 3 3 7 0 # [ # 3 3 7 0 # off]
Half Rate: * 4 7 2 0 #



IMEI number: * # 0 6 #
Software version: * # 0 0 0 0 # or * # 9 9 9 9 # or * # 3 1 1 0 #
Simlock info: * # 9 2 7 0 2 6 8 9 #
NOKIA 3330
This will show your warranty details *#92702689#
Basically increases the quality of calling sound, but decreases battery length.
Deactivates the above
Shows your software version
*#746025625# This shows if your phone will allow sim clock stoppage
Half Rate Codec activation. It will automatically restart
Half Rate Codec deactivation. It will automatically restart
Restore Factory Settings
To do this simply use this code *#7780#
Manufacturer Info
Date of Manufacturing *#3283#
*3001#12345# (TDMA phones only)

This will put your phone into programming mode, and you’ll be presented with the programming menu.
2) Select “NAM1”
3) Select “PSID/RSID”
4) Select “P/RSID 1”
Note: Any of the P/RSIDs will work
5) Select “System Type” and set it to Private
6) Select “PSID/RSID” and set it to 1
7) Select “Connected System ID”
Note: Enter your System ID for Cantel, which is 16401 or 16423. If you don’t know yours,
ask your local dealer for it.
 Select “Alpha Tag”
9) Enter a new tag, then press OK
10) Select “Operator Code (SOC)” and set it to 2050
11) Select “Country Code” and set it to 302 for Canada, and 310 for the US.
12) Power down the phone and power it back on again
To check the ISDN number on your Nokia use this code *#92772689#

The Stock Market simply illustrated…

Once upon a time in a village, a man appeared and announced to the
villagers that he would buy monkeys for Rs10.

The villagers seeing that there were many monkeys around, went out to
the forest and started catching them.

The man bought thousands at Rs10 and as supply started to diminish,
the villagers stopped their effort. He further announced that he
would now buy at Rs20.

This renewed the efforts of the villagers and they started catching
monkeys again. Soon the supply diminished even further and people
started going back to their farms.

The offer rate increased to Rs25 and the supply of monkeys became so
little that it was an effort to even see a monkey let alone catch it.

The man now announced that he would buy monkeys at Rs50! However,
since he had to go to the city on some business, his assistant would
now buy on behalf of him.

In the absence of the man, the assistant told the villagers. “Look at
all these monkeys in the big cage that the man has collected. I will
sell them to you at Rs35 and when the man returns from the city, you
can sell it to him for Rs50.”

The villagers squeezed up with all their savings to buy the monkeys.

Then they never saw the man nor his assistant, only monkeys
everywhere !!!!

This is Stock Market!