Sunday, September 30, 2007


Instinct is a gift from God. It is a natural inborn tendency to behave and act in a certain way without training or reasoning. Birds can fly by instinct; fish can swim by instinct.

Termites are blind. Yet millions of them can co-ordinate their efforts to build their nest which has a system much like our air-conditioned room.

In a dark cave where wires are strung, bats can maneuver their flying without touching these wires.

A swift can easily identify its own nest which lies among thousands of them, all looking alike.

Certain kinds of water beetles can stay underwater for more than an hour because they have the ability to grasp a bubble of air for use then they submerge. Man uses the oxygen tank strapped to his body.

Wasps and hornets are able to convert wood to paper to build their nests.

Homing pigeons and migrating birds know their ways by sensing the earth’s magnetic field.

Man has light bulbs. Fireflies and many kinds of fish also have their own lights.

Man tills the soil and tends livestock for food. Ants make compost form leaves and with their droppings, they can grow fungi for food. Some ants keep aphids (kind of small insects) as their livestock.

A humming bird beats its wings up to 75 times a second for 25 hours when migrating.

Penguins can spend months at sea in total darkness without getting lost.

The above are just some of the amazing wonders of our world. Do these wonders happen by chance or do we really have a Creator?

Can we use instinct to trade or invest in the stock market? We do not have this inborn ability. If everyone can trade profitably, who is to be the loser? The stock market is a zero-sum game. This means for someone to win, someone must lose.

Our skill and ability do not come by instinct. Our limps are not willing servants until they are trained and disciplined.

Fortunately, we are endowed with the most amazing wonder of the world. This is the human brain. With it, we have the faculty of speech, learning, thought and reasoning. With it, we can learn from plants and all living creatures and yet control them. With it, we are the master of the world.

But, can we control the market? To control is impossible; to benefit from it, yes we can.