Neil Postman, interviewed on the McNeil/Lehrer Hour in 1995– What Orwell feared were those who would ban books. What Huxley feared was that there would be no reason to ban a book, for there would be no one who wanted to read one. Orwell feared those who would deprive us information. Huxley feared those who would give us so much that we would be reduced to...
The space that we’re looking through is 9-dimensional. If you build a...– Jill Tarter: A Scientist Searching For Alien Life (via nprfreshair)
The Last Question, Isaac Asimov →
“Eventually it will all come to an end. However it may be husbanded, however stretched out, the energy once expended is gone and cannot be restored. Entropy must increase to the maximum.”
What’s the worst possible thing you can call a woman? Don’t hold back, now....– Jessica Valenti, Full Frontal Feminism: A Young Woman’s Guide to Why Feminism Matters (via artificialpace)
The reasons are in our culture and subtle stereotypes that still exist. … Even...– Sally Ride
Live your life in such a way that the Westboro Baptist Church will want to...– Neil DeGrasse Tyson, twitter
We are apes descended from other apes, and our closest cousin is the chimpanzee,...– Jerry A. Coyne, ‘Why evolution is true’.
ahimsa in the ever expanding universe
Advice To Myself Leave the dishes. Let the celery rot in the bottom drawer of the refrigerator and an earthen scum harden on the kitchen floor. Leave the black crumbs in the bottom of the toaster. Throw the cracked bowl out and don’t patch the cup. Don’t patch anything. Don’t mend. Buy safety pins. Don’t even sew on a button. Let the wind have its way, then the...
This should be clear by now, but I didn’t do this because it’s good politics.– Obama: Supreme Court Rules On Affordable Care Act (via huffingtonpost)