Seriously, it kills me when I see people hold scientists up as pinnacles of logic and reason.

Because one time the professor I was interning for got punched in the face by another professor, because mine got the funding, and told the other professor his theory was stupid.

This same professor told me to throw rocks to scare the “stupid fucking crabs” into moving so we could count them properly.


thank you

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I always tell my art history students, when debunking the myth of an artist as a madman and the scientist as a being of logic, “Between Vincent van Gogh and Nikola Tesla, one of them tried to make a death ray and it wasn’t the painter.”

yeah the other one just cut off his ear instead

That story is mostly apocraphyl, but Tesla did fall in love with a pigeon. That really did happen.

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People didn’t treat me as someone with science ambitions… They treated me as someone they thought was going to mug them, or who was a shoplifter. I’d be in a department store and security would follow me. Taxis wouldn’t stop for me. And I was just glad I had something to think about other than how society was treating me…
Teachers would say ‘You should join this or that team’, not the physics club. My fuel tank had been stoked since I was nine, but it took some energy to overcome this resistance. I wondered if there was a lost generation of people who succumbed because their fuel tanks were a little smaller than mine.
Neil deGrasse Tyson (via cassie-ology)

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Evidence of what happened in the 1st fraction of a second (first visible second) of our Universe, from the South Pole:

Biggest news in physics since the Higgs?


Evidence of what happened in the 1st fraction of a second (first visible second) of our Universe, from the South Pole:

Biggest news in physics since the Higgs?


i think we found the opposite of nash greir

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Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey

Ugh, Voyager always gets me. It’s so far away, so isolated, yet still collecting data and sending it home. Anthropomorphic Voyager breaks my heart.

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The trouble is that we have a bad habit, encouraged by pendants and sophisticates, of considering happiness as something rather stupid. Only pain is intellectual, only evil interesting. This is the treason of the artist: a refusal to admit the banality of evil and the terrible boredom of pain.

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its true its true being sad and in pain is the most banal most TEDIOUS way to exist and if you think in a million years that being happy is not interesting or fun then im so sorry for you

the utter bore of evil is ignore so often becuase “tragedy makes a great story” but does it really? im so sick and tired of this mentality and the fact that i always want a happy ending is seen as childish

the real interesting stories are the ones where people are given a chance to be happy, to become great, to stop bad things from happening, to be saved. it doesnt have to be easy for them. but i reject the idea that suffering is beautiful.

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bolding for emphasis.

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"Cosmos" is back with its second episode tonight (/tomorrow)!

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“South Park is so immature and stupid, I’d rather watch something clever with a point.”

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Amen, sister




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