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“… present day scientific analyses of capital proclaim a complete disregard for human beings who, for some, are nothing but a residue without consistency. this means that the discourse of science is the discourse of capital, or that science is possible only after the destruction of human beings; it is a discourse on the pathology of the human being. thus it is insane to ground the hope of liberation on science…”

- jacques camatte, the wandering of humanity

0xcafebabe replied to your photo “¦ present day scientific analyses of capital proclaim a complete…”

do u find a good quote when u take a selfie or do u take a selfie when u find a good quote

I try save up good quotes as I go, and then find em again when I take a good selfie, but otherwise I just take a selfie and then dig through some theory till I find a good one (that’s what I did just now when I took this bc I’ve been reading Capital for the last few weeks and there’s no real bangers in there)

Time - the experience of length of time is imagined linear but the charting of the time passing is circular - the clock, the months, the year/orbit.

And so not surprisingly in the words of Dr.Who: “People assume that time is a strict progression of cause to effect, but actually from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint - it’s more like a big ball of wibbly wobbly… time-y wimey… stuff.”

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Sean Carroll | The Big Picture: On the Origins of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself | Talks at Google

Already internationally acclaimed for his notions in modern physics, Sean Carroll is one of the greatest humanist thinkers of his generation as he brings extraordinary intellect to our deepest personal questions. Where are we? Who are we? Are our emotions, beliefs, hopes and dreams ultimately meaningless in the void? Does human purpose and meaning fit into a scientific worldview? Carroll’s presentation of the scientific revolution from Darwin and Einstein to the origins of life, consciousness, and the universe is unique. He shows how an avalanche of discoveries in the past few hundred years has changed our world and what really matters to us.

Weaving the threads of astronomy, physics, chemistry, biology, and philosophy into a seamless narrative tapestry, Sean Carroll enthralls us with what we’ve figured out in the universe and humbles us with what we don’t yet understand. Yet in the end, it’s the meaning of it all that feeds your soul of curiosity.

—Neil deGrasse Tyson, host of Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey

Carroll is a theoretical physicist at the CalTech and received his PhD from Harvard. Recently, he has worked on the foundations of quantum mechanics, the arrow of time, and the emergence of complexity. He has earned prizes and fellowships by the NSA, NASA, Sloan Foundation, Packard Foundation, American Physical Society, American Institute of Physics, Royal Society of London, and the Freedom from Religion Foundation. Carroll has appeared on The Colbert Report, PBS’s NOVA, and Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman, and serves as a science consultant for film and TV. He has been interviewed by NPR, Scientific American, Wired, and The NYT, and has given a TED talk on the multiverse that has more than 1M views.

Source: Talks at Google

OK but the anti-vaxxer movement is deeply offensive on so many levels and not just because it adamantly refuses to accept reality, screams over anyone who presents scientific evidence as to why they are literally causing innocent children to needlessly die, and comes up with more absurd claims. Vaccines cause autism, now cancer? Get fucked you idiots. It’s offensive for more than the obvious core element that is willful neglect and child abuse. It’s offensive that they saw the idea of an autistic child as a nightmare scenario they’d rather risk harming their child than submit them to. What utter ableist fuckery. As a person who is on the autistic spectrum it’s this uncomfortably personal position where an entire movement of people are masquerading as “concerned parents” who want what’s best for their kids but what it really says is “we hate you, we don’t understand you, but we think being like you is disgusting and we will do anything we can to stop our child from being like you - including abusing them.” I will not be shamed by the anti-vaxxer movement into thinking of myself as someone who needs to be cured of some life-destroying impediment because I’m fucking not. Even if there was some magical fantasy alternative reality where vaccines sometimes caused autism then the idea that not giving a child a vaccine to prevent autism is still not being a concerned parent. It’s being an ableist asshole.

Fuck you. Fuck your denial of reality. Fuck you for causing premature deaths in children from preventable diseases. Fuck you for your willful neglect. Fuck you for spitting on the humanity of every person with autism out there and treating us like we’re diseased and unwanted.

Fuck. You.

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+ we light up the world.

@ma-sulevin replied to your photo: My nails and my drink for tonight’s drunk writing…

your nails are always so pretty. do you do them? how do they look like that all the time??

thank you!

yes I do them my self. It is (yet another) hobby/obsession. I have a lot of nailpolish. Like… 250 bottles?

They look nice since I use a good basecoat, take a biotin supplment (scientific evidence weak, but present), and almost ALWAYS keep they polished. Water and work is very damaging to nails, so keeping them polished help. I also use a lot of nail oil, on my cuticles too.

as for doing patterns and stuff, I follow nail bloggers on instagram to get inspired, and then practice practice practice.

my IG is mostly nails, and if anyone wants to follow feel free to msg me, I just dont want to put my account name out in the public here.

If you want to see some crazy nailart, there is narmai (https://www.instagram.com/narmai/) who does a bunch of nail painting with brushes and it is insane.

One of the biggest nail IG is sveta_sanders (https://www.instagram.com/sveta_sanders/) who has more than 1 million followers.

Looking forward to reading this.

German Forest Ranger Finds That Trees Have Social Networks, Too

After the publication in May of Mr. Wohlleben’s book, a surprise hit titled “The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate — Discoveries From a Secret World,” the German forest is back in the spotlight. Since it first topped best-seller lists last year, Mr. Wohlleben has been spending more time on the media trail and less on the forest variety, making the case for a popular reimagination of trees, which, he says, contemporary society tends to look at as “organic robots” designed to produce oxygen and wood.

PRESENTING scientific research and his own observations in highly anthropomorphic terms, the matter-of-fact Mr. Wohlleben has delighted readers and talk-show audiences alike with the news — long known to biologists — that trees in the forest are social beings. They can count, learn and remember; nurse sick neighbors; warn each other of danger by sending electrical signals across a fungal network known as the “Wood Wide Web”; and, for reasons unknown, keep the ancient stumps of long-felled companions alive for centuries by feeding them a sugar solution through their roots.

 “When I say, ‘Trees suckle their children,’ everyone knows immediately what I mean.” PETER WOHLLEBEN. Credit: Gordon Welters for The New York Times                    
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German Forest Ranger Finds That Trees Have Social Networks, Too
Peter Wohlleben, a career ranger, has topped best-seller lists with “The Hidden Life of Trees,” describing trees as social beings that communicate on the “Wood Wide Web.”
By Sally McGrane

PRESENTING scientific research and his own observations in highly anthropomorphic terms, the matter-of-fact Mr. Wohlleben has delighted readers and talk-show audiences alike with the news — long known to biologists — that trees in the forest are social beings. They can count, learn and remember; nurse sick neighbors; warn each other of danger by sending electrical signals across a fungal network known as the “Wood Wide Web”; and, for reasons unknown, keep the ancient stumps of long-felled companions alive for centuries by feeding them a sugar solution through their roots…

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The Big Picture: On the Origins of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself  |  Sean Carroll

What is food? Food is energy at a low entropy form.

You’re going to want to grab your favorite and indulge in this brilliant exposè on humanity’s finest achievements in science and most profound questions from the Universe to life itself, brought into full view by none other than one of society’s greatest minds, Sean Carroll. 


Already internationally acclaimed for his notions in modern physics, Sean Carroll is one of the greatest humanist thinkers of his generation as he brings extraordinary intellect to our deepest personal questions. Where are we? Who are we? Are our emotions, beliefs, hopes and dreams ultimately meaningless in the void? Does human purpose and meaning fit into a scientific worldview? Carroll’s presentation of the scientific revolution from Darwin and Einstein to the origins of life, consciousness, and the universe is unique. He shows how an avalanche of discoveries in the past few hundred years has changed our world and what really matters to us.

Weaving the threads of astronomy, physics, chemistry, biology, and philosophy into a seamless narrative tapestry, Sean Carroll enthralls us with what we’ve figured out in the universe and humbles us with what we don’t yet understand. Yet in the end, it’s the meaning of it all that feeds your soul of curiosity.
—Neil deGrasse Tyson

Carroll is a theoretical physicist at the CalTech and received his PhD from Harvard. Recently, he has worked on the foundations of quantum mechanics, the arrow of time, and the emergence of complexity. He has earned prizes and fellowships by the NSA, NASA, Sloan Foundation, Packard Foundation, American Physical Society, American Institute of Physics, Royal Society of London, and the Freedom from Religion Foundation. Carroll has appeared on The Colbert Report, PBS’s NOVA, and Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman, and serves as a science consultant for film and TV. He has been interviewed by NPR, Scientific American, Wired, and The NYT, and has given a TED talk on the multiverse that has more than 1M views.

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the ‘but jess i want my slash ship to have kids’ prompt meme

(here to save you from that gross/scientifically incorrect option, by presenting other ways to get small childred into your fics)

  1. we’ve decided to adopt 
  2. we’ve decided that we want to have a surrogate and so now were looking for a surrogate mother/sperm donor for our kid
  3. we’ve decided that we want to have a surrogate and good thing our close friend has volunteered
  4. one of us is trans and hasn’t had surgery so having a kid the old fashioned way is technically still an option
  5. we accidentally found this small child on our doorstep - can we keep it?
  6. there’s like a 20% chance that this is kidnapping, but i’m pretty sure its an orphan so yeah?
  7. remember that time we got in a fight, well i might have slept with somebody else and oops pregnant
  8. our close friends passed away and we’re going to raise their kid in their steed
  9. our close friends passed away and somehow we both got joint custody of the kid even though we’re not together/exes and now we have to work together to give this kid the best life ever
  10. i already had this secret love child before we met, and oh hey that’s not going to be a problem, is it?
  11. this isnt actually my child its my little sibling but my parents are shit so they’re living with me
  12. i was already a hot single parent when we met, and youre slowly falling in love with me while my kid puts a princess crown on your head ‘please just play along okay’
  13. i’m a hot single parent and youre my kids nanny
  14. i’m a kindergarten teacher and your kid is the sweetest thing, except they might be trying to hook us up? normally parent teacher conferences are not this exciting to
  15. what if we just adopt a dog instead?
Guidelines for effective/beautiful scientific data display?

Infographics are all the rage on the web these days, and there have been a number of resources popping up to guide designers in making effective, beautiful graphics. I’m wondering if there are any similar resources for scientists looking to present their data effectively, and attractively, in technical plots and diagrams. I’ve seen too many scientists display data miserably, and wish there were resources to adequately convey the data without sacrificing presentation.

Any thoughts?

Actors Margot Robbie and Miles Teller will host the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation on Saturday, February 7, at the Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills. They will present 21 awards to 58 individual recipients during the evening.

“We’re very excited to have Margot and Miles hosting this year’s Sci-Tech Awards,” said Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs. “Both are fresh voices in our industry and will be a welcome addition to the night where we honor our colleagues’ technical achievements.”

“Margot and Miles represent some of the best of the next generation of rising stars and it is only fitting that they host an evening saluting the film innovations and innovators who will inform the future,” said Oscar producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron.

Robbie gave a breakout performance in the Oscar-nominated feature “The Wolf of Wall Street” in 2013. Her most recent credits include starring roles in “Z for Zachariah” and “Focus,” which is due out next month. In the summer of 2016, Robbie will be seen starring in “Tarzan” and the highly anticipated “Suicide Squad.”

Teller stars in the current Best Picture nominee “Whiplash.” Later this year, he will appear in the feature “Bleed for This,” as well as “The Fantastic Four” and “Insurgent,” the sequel to “Divergent.” Teller also appeared in the 2013 film “The Spectacular Now.”

Portions of the Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation will be included in the Oscar telecast.

The 87th Oscars will be held on Sunday, February 22, 2015, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, and will be televised live on the ABC Television Network at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT. The Oscars, produced by Zadan and Meron, also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.