doing a science!

Okay, I love Calm and Collected Scholar Combeferre as much as the next person, but let me tell you something… that boy is canonically someone who collects knowledge just for the sake of knowledge and son, just… there is a zero (0) percent chance that this child has a single (1) chill in his entire body about it. You bring up anything to do with science or literature or philosophy and he will Light Up and talk to you for hours about some study or article or thesis or another like when you are interested in something you just want to talk to somebody about it and combeferre is Interested in Everything because Everything is Interesting
Let Combeferre be an excitable dork 2kforever

infjwriter  asked:

I was wondering something, and it kind of has to do with the science/biology of the brain and Undertale souls. In the Undertale universe, is it possible to create an artificial soul using hormones, neurotransmitters, and monster magic to mimic love, hope, and compassion, the three things that make up a monster soul? And if so, should Alphys have tried that instead of injecting determination into monsters who had fallen down?

This is a pretty cool question, it’s sort of a matter of philosophy. We know monsters are made of elements/molecules shaped and controlled by magic, they don’t have cells or brains, as we can see from monsters that have body parts that move or don’t collapse despite not being connected to the rest of the body, like Undyne when cut in half or Papyrus when he is beheaded. They don’t follow the same rules as organisms.

It brings up the point: what separates animals from humans in the Undertale Universe? It’s hard to determine what animals are monsters in the form of animals, and what are actual animals. Some snails in the game are obviously monsters. However, the snails that Toriel eats and bakes into pies are real animals, their shells are left behind when she eats them, they don’t turn to dust. Plus, the queen of monsters eating her own subjects seems a tad cruel. However, Toriel doesn’t absorb the souls of the snails, you don’t see 1000 little souls around her monster soul. She doesn’t have the power to pass through the barrier, so apparently even thousands of snails souls are not equal to one human soul in power… snails do not have souls.

What do you need to have in order to have a soul? Do you need sentience? Self awareness? The ability to feel empathy, compassion, attraction, love, happiness, or some other feeling? What makes determination in a human different from the basic urge and drive to survive? Free will? There are quite a few species of animals that possess these emotional and cognitive and psychological traits we once believed were purely human. We have artificial intelligence on the verge of reaching the definition of some of these traits. We have mapped the neural network and cells and genome and nervous system of the nematode C. elegans, and can simulate it and run it on a computer. Does this program, run on a computer, have the same value, the same life, the same soul as a live nematode? What about in the future when we do this with a fruit fly? A zebra fish? A rat, capable of empathy and fear and stress and problem solving and pain? A primate, capable of being self aware, complex emotions, love, determination?

What about the day in the future, with an extremely powerful super computer, in which we are able to model and run the brain of a human being, scanned to such detail of cellular organelles and charges that the “mind” and memories and “soul” are identical to the dead human whose brain was used?

This is the point of this blog. We started with a topic of an indie game made mostly by a young adult who likely never once though about any of this, and it’s lead to this big picture with a topic with real importance, a philosophical question and realization that makes you think. I took you to the future of science and the human race and educated you while giving you an opportunity to consider something that may alter your view of life, souls, brains, animals, memories, computers, technology, death, and the emotions and mechanisms of our brains that determines what life is for us.

I believe social sciences are as important as Islamic sciences. It can’t be that you won’t be rewarded for studying it.

Personally I think what’s harmful is studying social sciences whilst completing neglecting the religion and in the same way studying religion and completely neglecting other sciences such as history, literature medicine, media, English, and so forth.

You find from amongst the western scholars who studied Islamic history mention that if the Muslims remained in Spain the man would have landed on moon two centuries earlier. We also find Islamic scholars that were doctors, historians, physicists and great writers.

Look at the world today, the Muslims are far behind in a race to win hearts and minds by media and journalism. You can only do this by studying these sciences.

Someone that I greatly admire is Shaykh Yasir Fazaga, He studied the deen and then Followed up with a degree in psychotherapy and is now studying theology. When you listen to him speak about matters related to family, social, mental and spiritual problems he brings about a dynamic that you don’t find in speakers that don’t have a social science background.

Having said this, every science that we study that is not related Islam only emphasis how powerful and beautiful this way of life is.

You should never belittle whatever you are studying and always set your aim as to aid the Muslims and be amongst those who helped in the raising of the flag of tawheed.

May ﷲ swt allow us to become the beacons of light for the next generations to come. Ameen

Strong woman, 6

Between bouts of homophobia, this show is cute…as long as you don’t think too deeply about every single woman–except Bong Soon’s relatives–being feeble victims waiting for a serial killer to come along and off them. It’s like the drama equivalent of everybody’s favorite line: “You’re not like other girls.“ In fact, it kind of reminds me of these carvings I saw in Shakespeare’s home church. They were meant to be jokes, and showed a bunch of ridiculous, “unbelievable” things, like apes doing science experiments and women beating their husbands. Bong Soon is the Korean equivalent of one of those husband beaters, a punchline and an aberration in a world full of docile young ladies, where the possibility of female strength is fundamentally unthinkable.

maidsuokasenpai  asked:

Ok so I'm looking for a fic I read a while ago (I think it was on AO3) but literally all I remember is one specific scene. wade and Peter teamed up for one reason or another and they had to sneak into Peter's college after hours so Peter (as spidey I think) could do some dumb science nerd stuff and then they almost get caught by security and run from the security guard and hide then hook up. Help?

Yes! I love that scene! it’s from Controlling Chaos  by  li_izumi. Chapter 18 more specifically.

You Being Able To Do Splits and Cartwheels (24k)

Cory: Would be the one to applaud you and smile telling you how cool that was and ask if you could do it again. He’d also try to mimic you and accidentally fall over and break something.

Originally posted by edawnnie

Kisu: He’d make sure you weren’t about to hurt yourself and when you did it successfully he would applaud you and ask if you had anymore tricks up your sleeve.

Originally posted by choi-kisu

Hui: “Woah! That was so good!” he’d ask you to do it again and keep praising you for it.

Originally posted by orneryrps

Jeunguk: His jaw would drop and he’d wonder what else you could do, you know, for…science.

Originally posted by 24knks

Changsun: Would be like Hui and keep praising you, he’d probably make you blush giving you so many compliments that you have to beg him to stop out of embarrassment.

Originally posted by kpopfrustration

Jinhong: Would clap and ask if you’ve had any special training or anything to do those things and if you could show him.

Originally posted by mauloveskpop

Hongseob: Like Cory would probably try to imitate you and fall over, would also accidentally kick or injure you some how during the process.

Originally posted by coreeyas

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all of you, keep your eyes forward. i’ll guard your backs. ins.

owl emoji review

a very realistic approach!! i love the way she looks of into the distance. so mysterious! what do you see over there, friend? 8/10 only a little misshapen

wow!! she looks lovely!! beautiful feathers on her head!! she looks very warm and welcoming!! the one problem is her talons, which are just ovals, but i love that heart-shaped body, and i love her!! 9/10 would let her into my home

a sneaky girl. she looks like you just caught her in the act of doing something not good! and also, her body’s a tube! 5/10 leave her alone

does samsung know what owls are? has anyone ever shown samsung an owl? i wish samsung knew owls. 2/10 might be a penguin-dodo bird crossbreed

a small girl, but she’s got a lovely little branch to perch on!! and look at those beautiful tufts on her head!! 7/10 eyes are a little large, but i still love her

i like the art style here! and look at how she’s puffing her chest out so proudly! a confident girl! her eyes seem a little bit empty, though! 5/10 would still hug her

this poor girl. this poor poor girl. who did this to her? who made her so misshapen and weirdly shaded? 1/10 someone help her

you think you can do this to me? in my home? you think you can just fukcing walk in here and show me this and tell me it’s an owl? get the fuck out of here. get out of my home. fuck you. -20/10 out of my sight

just the head, but the head’s all we need! look at those beautiful eyes!! her feather tufts frame them perfectly and she looks ready to give you lots of love!! 10/10 i love her so very much