The atoms or elementary particles themselves are not real; they form a world of...– Werner Heisenberg (via fuckyeahexistentialism)
Homo sapiens, the first truly free species, is about to decommission natural...– E.O. Wilson (via sciencefiction)
Autostraddle: Evil Disney Queens Are Doing It For... →
pain-cake: I thought I was going to go crazy if I had to hear one more person trying to defend the inherent feminist-y goodness of Disney heroines. They all suck. I love you Belle, but get a fucking backbone. Mulan, what the fuck is wrong with you? The emperor wanted you to be his advisor and you declined so you could go mope on a bench at home? What the fuck is that? And don’t even get me...
Tardigotchi, alife + microbiological organism = new kind of pet?
Psychologists had spent decades searching for traits that exist independently of...– The Personality Paradox | Wired Science | Wired.com (via wildcat2030) (via olena)
Technology is weaving humans into electronic webs that resemble big brains —...– Building One Big Brain « KurzweilAI (via smarterplanet)
nonsensefilter: TEDTalk Derek Sivers: Weird, or just different?
Martian Time-Slip, A Sonnet by Space Canon →
sciencefiction: Canals lie void of water in the dust, This is the dream…to stand here and see this: See old men die wrapped up in tubes and rust. A home on Mars. Beyond it, space, abyss. Reality inside the schizoid mind? Through blight and death, decrepitude and mold, A child alone to future isn’t blind. His madness lets him see himself grow old. Beneath each man a horrible machine; At...
They're Made Out of Meat, by Terry Bisson →
sciencefiction: “Yes, thinking meat! Conscious meat! Loving meat. Dreaming meat. The meat is the whole deal! Are you getting the picture?”
Stewart Brand writes that “Science is the only news. When you scan through a...– THE THIRD CULTURE (via myserendipities) (via wildcat2030) (via olena)
When you ride in a boat and watch the shore, you might assume that the shore is...– DŌGEN (via hypnoticyogi) (via fuckyeahzenmind)
Literature says nothing to those human beings who are satisfied with their lot,...– Mario Vargas Llosa, “Why Literature?” (via krishva) (via awritersruminations) (via teachingliteracy) (via booklover) (via lightintherabbithole) I have never read a better stated manifesto of literature lovers. To truly read a narrative, is to become the narrator (or the narrative itself).
Today a young man on acid realized that all matter is merely energy condensed to...– Bill Hicks (via cammyyy) (via iamnothingami)