this is about as science as i get

“…Mr. Tesla was charmed to hear about the Vedantic Prâna and Âkâshâ and the Kalpas, which according to him are the only theories modern science can entertain. Now both Âkâshâ and Prâna again are produced from the cosmic Mahat, the Universal Mind, the Brahmâ or Ishvara. Mr. Tesla thinks he can demonstrate mathematically that force and matter are reducible to potential energy. I am to go and see him next week, to get this new mathematical demonstration.

“In that case, the Vedantic cosmology will be placed on the surest of foundations. I am working a good deal now upon the cosmology and eschatology (That is, doctrine of the last things — death, judgement, etc.) of the Vedanta. I clearly see their perfect unison with modern science, and the elucidation of the one will be followed by that of the other. I intend to write a book later on in the form of questions and answers. (This was never done. But from his lectures in London in 1896, it is easy to see that his mind was still working on these ideas. (See also Vol. VIII Sayings and Utterances& Letter to Mr. Sturdy .)). The first chapter will be on cosmology, showing the harmony between Vedantic theories and modern science.

Brahmâ = The Absolute
Mahat Ishwara = Primal Creative Energy
Prâna and Âkâshâ = Force and Matter

“The eschatology will be explained from the Advaitic standpoint only. That is to say, the dualist claims that the soul after death passes on to the Solar sphere, thence to the Lunar sphere, thence to the Electric sphere. Thence he is accompanied by a Purusha to Brahmaloka. (Thence, says the Advaitist, he goes to Nirvâna.)

“Now on the Advaitic side, it is held that the soul neither comes nor goes, and that all these spheres or layers of the universe are only so many varying products of Âkâshâ and Prâna. That is to say, the lowest or most condensed is the Solar sphere, consisting of the visible universe, in which Prana appears as physical force, and Âkâshâ as sensible matter. The next is called the Lunar sphere, which surrounds the Solar sphere. This is not the moon at all, but the habitation of the gods, that is to say, Prâna appears in it as psychic forces, and Akasha as Tanmâtras or fine particles. Beyond this is the Electric sphere, that is to say, a condition in which the Prâna is almost inseparable from Âkâshâ, and you can hardly tell whether Electricity is force or matter. Next is the Brahmaloka. where there is neither Prâna nor Âkâshâ, but both are merged in the mind stuff, the primal energy. And here — there big neither Prâna nor Âkâshâ — the Jiva contemplates the whole universe as Samashti or the sum total of Mahat or mind. This appears as a Purusha, an abstract universal soul, yet not the Absolute, for still there is multiplicity. From this the Jiva finds at last that Unity which is the end. Advaitism says that these are the visions which rise in succession before the Jiva, who himself neither goes nor comes, and that in the same way this present vision has been projected. The projection (Srishti) and dissolution must take place in the same order, only one means going backward, and the other coming out.

“Now as each individual can only see his own universe, that universe is created with his bondage and goes away with his liberation, although it remains for others who are in bondage. Now name and form constitute the universe. A wave in the ocean is a wave, only in so far as it is bound by name and form. If the wave subsides, it is the ocean, but those name and form have immediately vanished for ever. So though the name and form of wave could never be without water that was fashioned into the wave by them, yet the name and form themselves were not the wave. They die as soon as ever it returns to water. But other names and forms live in relation to other waves. This name-and-form is called Mâyâ, and the water is Brahman. The wave was nothing but water all the time, yet as a wave it had the name and form. Again this name and form cannot remain for one moment separated from the wave, although the wave as water can remain eternally separate from name and form. But because the name and form can never he separated, they can never be said to exist. Yet they are not zero. This is called Maya.

“I want to work; all this out carefully, but you will see at a glance that I am on the right track. It will take more study in physiology, on the relations between the higher and lower centres, to fill out the psychology of mind Chitta (mind-stuff), and Buddhi (intellect), and so on. But I have clear light now, free of all hocus-pocus. I want to give them dry, hard reason, softened in the sweetest syrup of love and made spicy with intense work, and cooked in the kitchen of Yoga, so that even a baby can easily digest it.”

–Swami Vivekananda

(A Letter To Mr. E.T. Sturdy. 228 W. 39th Street, New York, February, 13, 1896.

anonymous asked:

Tell us about someone good in your life? Tell us what makes them great?

((OOC: I’m going to say my mum. Her name is Cathy, and she is where I got about 80% of my cuteness from. She is an absolute sweetheart, and she has devoted so much of her life to making sure her family is safe and supported. When my sister and I were very wee, my dad decided that he wanted to get his BA in Music, which meant moving across the country, taking acting jobs to pay for school, but otherwise being unable to provide much financially. My mother took on a job in the school dad went to, in the HR department. And she has worked university jobs ever since, doing the full 9-5 work week, so that my dad could have the freedom to pursue his dream. Now they both work in different schools, and mum writes novels on the side. She’s an absolute wonder, and I love her to bits.

Also, she makes incredible dumplings, and she has a wicked laugh, and she will occasionally now send me pictures of hunky actors with their shirts off. She’s given me permission to marry Daniel Radcliffe if I want to, because she thinks he’d be a laugh at family get-togethers. She is the best mum.))

magic-bunnygirl2024  asked:

Hey...Me.Flug..? Can I have a warm hug from you.? I've been trying to get through my math and science classes but I feel like I'm getting worst instead of getting better and I'm just so depressed and tired... I just want a hug or a pat on the head or something...I just need comfort from someone nice..

You’re doing a really good job, don’t give up! This goes for all of you. I know things might seem rough right now but things are gonna get better. You have to keep pushing forward. And remember that there are people who love and care about you and will be there for you.

How to survive vet school: and I will memorize 500 pathogens then I will memorize 500 more

I hope you sang the title to the tune of “I would walk 500 miles” because that’s what I intended you to do. Also, sorry if it’s stuck in your head now. My bad. 

Anyway… Picture this, you find yourself in lecture and the professor is rattling off the 1000′s of pathogens you need to know and all the little itty bitty details you need to know about them. Now what? Do I get the cue cards and try to cram them all in for the upcoming test or what? 

As usual it depends on how you learn, but you should try to avoid cramming when you can (though not always possible). 

I despise making and using cue cards so here are some tips I have for those courses that often require such tactics.

  • Organize pathogens into groups (e.g. DNA viruses, gram +/- bacteria, flies vs protists vs nematodes 
  • Start from the bottom – learn the common and general things (or rules) about the groups you’ve made (i.e nematode lifecycles, size of the viral family etc.) and know what falls in the group (e.g. herpesviridae is a large DNA virus family; staphylococcus is a gram + bacteria etc.)  
  • Make sub-groups (e.g. intracellular gram+ bacteria vs extracellular gram + bacteria; herpes virus family vs parvoviridae family) – then again learn the common/general/rules of these sub groups. 
  • Continue to make more and more sub groups (w/in subgroups) — learn the rules/common/general things about the subgroups. 
  • Learn which pathogens fall in specific sub groups and once you have that down 
  • Now you’re here – Learn the important specifics or differences for individual pathogens 
  • Do it again different ways e.g.sort pathogens based on species they effect –> body system they effect –> specific location in the body they effect 
  • Once you’ve learnt your groups, build a chart and try to fill it our from memory
  • Write down lists of important categories (e.g. reportable diseases, zoonotic disease) and learn them!  

Repetition is key in learning, but what I find is most helpful when faced with learning 10000 pathogens at a time is really to break it down into groups and focus on learning commonalities rather than the nitty gritty details of every single pathogen. 

To me it’s a lot more helpful to know that intracellular pathogens generally produce chronic granulomatous lesions, with a cellular immune response, that are difficult to vaccinate and to treat with antibiotics (there are of course exceptions to every rule). Then go through my mental rolodex of bacteria I know are intracellular to come up with possible ddx’s. Then it is for me to memorize every single thing about every single intracellular pathogen. 

Disclaimer: these are just tips/tricks that I found helpful to do for subjects like this. This method won’t work for everyone but I just wanted to share some of the things that worked for me! 

My parents are the fuckin worst lmao okay so they’re like, the stereotypical southern white Republicans and I am v obviously not (but I can’t like, tell them that bc I don’t want to get killed or disowned ya know) and we all know I’m a sociology major with a gender studies minor so all they fuckin do is talk shit about how I’m taking a liberal science and I’m gonna become one of those dirty snowflake liberals or whatever. And the honors program I’m a part of became an honors college and we got a new dean and I was telling them about it and how our dean is from Connecticut and my dad was like “she’s gonna be full of liberal bullshit blah blah blah” and mom was like “but that’s gonna be right up your alley since you’re in a liberal science” 
Like?????? Shut the fuck up maybe. Let me live my goddamn life and major in whatever the fuck I wanna major in you fuckin assholes. AND LEARN THAT REPUBLICANS AREN’T THE END ALL BE ALL OF THE FUCKIN POLITICAL SPECTRUM JESUS FUCKIN SHIT


“How’re your kids doing? I haven’t seen the triplets since… well, since they were young, I think.” Had it really been that long since he was gone? Theodore couldn’t believe how much time had passed.

Any chance Audrey had to brag about her kids made her face light up. “They’re great, thanks for asking,” she beamed. “August’s looking into either science or health journalism. Cara’s working on getting into the art scene. Bailey and Cooper are helping my Aunt at her restaurant, and Corey… well, he’s still working out what he wants to do…” as much of a handful they could be, Audrey loved nothing more than being a parent. “… Kids, y’know?”

Theodore wanted nothing more than to agree with her. He wanted to share the stories he had of Seneca and his quirky habits, his achievements - just about him in general. Instead, he nodded and sipped his coffee. “Right. Kids.”


My name’s kaeila, i’m 16 and i live in france! i’m fluent in french and english

well it’s summer there and it would be great to make some new awesome friends!!

so uhhh!! i’m looking for someone to have nice conversations with, and share stuff!!

soooo i’m a huge fan of music!! id listen to anything but these days i really like city pop, 80s stuff, vaporwave (haha), groundislava, bladee ! so if u also really like weird stuff we could vent together! get prepared to hear me talk about it a lot!

i really like science fiction! i think it’s super cool: star wars and equilibrium are my favourite movies ever! 

i also draw a lot!!and i’m a meme lover! and i’ll stop here, just talk to me to unlock the full experience 😂

can’t wait to talk to u!!!!!

(message me! :D)


jesus-hiii  asked:

Hi anthropolos, I wonder if most of us with a degree in anthropology feel passionately about it. My heart is just very warm to it and I don't know how to express my affinity towards it other than to say that I love anthropology. Even though I pursued my graduate degree in Information Science. I'd love to work in the field, and I considered (am considering) grad school but I get lost trying to decide what my focus would be. This isn't so much an ask, by maybe more of a general "I'd love feedback"

I know i’m running a mildly successful anthropology blog so i should be saying ‘anthropology is great and i love it’ but honestly since starting grad school and learning a whole lot, i am being drawn towards different disciplines and theories outside of anthropology. I love anthropology, it saved my life (literally), and I would never say to not pursue it. This also depends on what kind of anthropology you’re talking about, because for me - as a cultural anthropologist - im easily swayed by other humanities. 

i don’t think there’s a single person with a graduate degree (PhD or otherwise) that regrets it. I’m getting a masters in cultural anthropology and even though i know my PhD won’t be in anthropology (if I get a PhD) there’s no regrets because without this degree I would not have found the other areas I love so much. 

As for losing focus, I changed my research topic three times before deciding on my current one. To get into grad school you’ll need to pitch a topic idea that’s relatively concise but once you’re in you can branch out. Good luck, and let me know if you have any further questions / clarifications! 

When your president wants to cut funding to science then you have this shit that tells you how much we NEED science!

being a biologist working in the chemistry building is weird because everyone knows me on sight and will say that they’ve defs seen me around, but no one knows who i am or who i work for, and people in my own lab don’t know i’m not in the chemistry department and get very confused when i talk about things like committee meetings, but on the other hand, none of the biologists not in my direct cohort know i’m a biologist and get confused when i show up to like, department events, so i’m basically just an unknowable science cryptid haunting the hallowed halls of higher learning with my ice bucket


Whoo boy do I love Voltron fics, but as I’m writing my own, I keep encountering this enigma that are these healing pods. And the more I think about it, the scarier they are. I mean, think about it. These are kids in space. But they can’t be kids anymore, they have to protect the universe, and with that comes a degree of physical harm.

I mean, that in itself is pretty traumatic right there. Teenagers fighting a war will have incredible psychological impact. But then you throw the healing pods into the mix, and the story begins morphing into horror rather than science fiction.

On the surface, it seems fine. The healing pods are a blessing. Nobody dies or will have lasting permanent damage if they get in there soon enough. But think about the impact that this has on their young developing brains. A paladin gets his insides ripped open. Pop ‘em in the pod. And then they may have to face the monster that did that to them, because it’s their job. They don’t have time to recover.

You fell and broke your arm? Go to the pod. Good as new! Keep training. Shot while trying to protect innocent bystanders? That’s just your job. Get in the pod. do it again. 

I mean, this is going to have a lasting impact on how they view pain and injuries. Does it matter if you get hurt if you can just spend some time in the healing pods, and you’ll be good as new? If you never have to take into account your own injuries, then they start to feel insignificant.

The thing about this is, sometimes, getting hurt gives you time to rest. Think about it, these kids are fighting a war. And Shiro probably has a very double-edged relationship with the healing pods, because they weren’t an option for him when he was starving and bleeding and tortured. And they can’t undo old trauma.

Essentially the healing pods mean a state of hyper-mania. There’s never time to rest, to heal. You never get a few days to recover. You’re either fighting for your life or unconscious and healing and when you wake up, you have to do it all over again.

And then they’d start to lose a normal perception of pain tolerance. Like, with just one machine, your pain goes away. There’s no such thing as agony. Just a few uncomfortable moments before you are healed again. 

And there are two ways this works. Do the healing pods heal everything?  Can the paladins even get scars anymore? Are they just brought back to the state they were in before they got injured? That’s terrifying. Imagine Lance, looking at himself in a mirror. He’s been in space for almost two years, but the skin on his face and neck and chest, all smooth. Unmarred. He remembers nearly being disemboweled, but now he can’t remember if it was on the right or left side. He stares at his body, trying to imagine all the scars that should be there that aren’t and at this point he just can’t remember them all anymore.

And when the paladins finally, finally get to return home? Well, they look exactly the same as the day they left Earth. Lance’s younger siblings look older than him now. He hasn’t changed at all.

And all he can think is: is he even really human anymore?

But the alternative I think I prefer. The healing pods just accelerate the process, encourage the tissue to heal at an elevated pace. So they all have scars, too many scars. 

Hunk has to oil up his torso every night, because the scar tissue is getting too thick and it’s making it hard to move in some places. The tattoos he once imagined he’d get once he returned to earth are now just laughable dreams of his childhood. There’s no place to get them, no room to put them. His body is no longer a canvas, it’s a ripped sheet, held together after every tear by fraying thread. There’s no room for swirling images anymore. All that’s left are scars.

So many scars.

What are the lasting effects? Psychological trauma, for sure. But maybe physical, too. Stopping natural aging, or maybe nerve damage. After Keith got blown from the sky, his fingers constantly tingle, like his hand is perpetually asleep. Pidge can’t taste anything on the left side of her mouth. But it doesn’t matter, because there’s always another planet that needs saving, another injustice they need to fight. And if they get hurt, all they need is a quick tune-up before they’re back at it again.

Healing pods are scary.

shit Kara has probably said

Winn, hold my Alkaarien beer

Who dares me to speed eat four pizzas? Who? Who? I’m gonna do it

See, the thing is, [goes off talking in kryptonian about science]

No, Alex.

What’s that word in English?

Why is English this way?

Why is spelling in English so hard?

Lena, when’s the last time you slept?

Can you two stop jumping off balconies?

(About food at alien bar) how do you know that’s not a human?

(Someone asking her about college) I have *incoherent mumbling* degrees (you have what?) Five

I’m not pining after Lena!

Lena’s my best friend and I love her!

What did you say about Luthors?

Don’t get mad, but… I adopted five dogs.

Listen, listen, I know 137 languages, okay? English is just a pain.

I got bored and built a computer.

No, Lena.

It’s not clay, it’s a chunk of iron.

Kara, yes

Buy my silence for 30 pizzas a day

What am I doing? 

Not getting deported. 

Because autistic immigrants get deported in Canada. We’re considered a burden on society and therefore aren’t welcome in Canada.

I know this may come as a shock, but immigrants don’t want to be deported. We didn’t immigrate for funsies.

Also, I don’t need a professional diagnosis to know. I’ve done the research, read the literature, and I happen to know myself better than anyone else.

 There’s no point to pay however much to get a diagnosis I already know the answer to and a doctor may misdiagnose me as something else. Women get misdiagnosed as utterly ridiculous things by doctors, as many believe that women can’t be autistic, as well as the DSM 5 being nearly useless for diagnosing women, as it only lists traits common in men.

If you’d like, I can provide the link to a study on this subject.

And yes, I know for certain that the resources I used for research are credible. Im a librarian. 

I realized I was autistic while doing research for a major project on information sources about autism for my graduate studies Library Science course on science, technology, and medical information (a project I got a 96% on, btw).

Anatomy for the Artist in general

(this has nothing to do with porn , it’s about art. Also excuse my english it is not the best)

In order to illustrate the human figure, basic understanding of the Human body is the most important. Even if your goal is not the realistic representation of the body it is essential for every artist to at least know the most basic. You may think that there is no need for that because this is not what your current goal is but i believe that every artist, may it be hobby or professional is ever evolving and therefore knowledge of the fundamentals is what everyone should set as starting point. (like, you can’t play a game if you don’t know the rules, does that make any sense???)
Once understanding the body, how it works and is constructed there won’t be limits in your ability to depict the human figure in whatever state you want to show it in.

that including “ idealization "  and/or ” altaration “  of proportions to achieve the wanted result. Anatomy and Perspective drawing are neither difficult nor boring, as long as there is enough interest in the subject it is surprisingly easy to learn.

Medical level anatomical accuracy is not needed as an artist, as you construct a figure by either measuring your model or through gesture/sketching, of course you need to know about skeletal structure and muscle mass but you won’t need to know all 200+ bones in the human body, their exact function and latin names in order to draw a person.

I don’t think i am in the position to teach anyone anything about anything tho, so just buy an artist’s anatomy book or watch a video about it, you will get there even without my help.

But maybe you’d like to check out some of that:


- ” the human figure “ - J.H. Vanderpoel

- ” constructive Anatomy “  - George B. Bridgman


- ” Line and Form “  - Walter Crane

- ” Line an art study “ Edmund J. Sullivan

- ” the practice and science of drawing “  - Harold Speed

perspective and composition:

- ” theory and practice of perspective “  - G.A. Storey

- "perspective drawing handbook "  - Joseph D ’ Amelio

- ” freehand perspective and sketching “  - Doa Miriam Norton

- ” perspective for rt students “  - R.G. Hatton

(i can recommend more if you like, just ask)

you know, the thing about isak being called mannen i mitt liv is that sometimes even will get a text notification and it’ll say something like btw how do you make tea. like the water you know or some really random science fact he’s just heard in class, or let’s go buy chocolate cake tonight pliiis or took a shower when you were gone and got shampoo in my left eye :( or was looking for my lucky pen for 10 minutes then i realized i was holding it in my hand hahaha or a random miss your face when he’s on lunch break at work 

and each time. each time, he sees who sent the message and he thinks to himself “yep. mannen i mitt liv”

do you ever think about the fact that you sat in front of your computer screen and watched one direction do skits, try and spectacularly fail at world record attempts, make pottery, and have a wrestling match and a runway show, and other random shit overrun with technical difficulties and a dash of jerry springer for 8 hours straight 

and then do you ever start crying when you think about how you’d literally give one of your own organs to have a 2k17 repeat

anonymous asked:

does tony think of peter as a son?

probably not consciously. he treats him kind of like a son sometimes, but that’s not very unusual for tony. tony has to be watched closely or he adopts stray genius children everywhere he goes.

 mostly it’s pretty long distance–he emails and videocalls them, sets up scholarships, funds research, talks them through school problems, introduces them to employers… i know for a fact that at least half of the starkphone beta testers are sleep-deprived students across the country who tony has run into at some convention or facility tour and decided to keep. some of them come to work at Stark Industries eventually, but a fair number go into other fields.

he has a strange ability to pinpoint exactly which kid in any given cluster is an untapped well of talent looking for mentoring. we have a number of bets running on if he’s doing it consciously or not. 

either way, he does it a lot.

he’s not very cuddly or touchy-feely with them, and he gets hilariously defensive if you poke him about it, but he’s actually a really good mentor, and he does really care. i mean, sometimes he uses the ‘do the exact opposite of what i would do’ method of role modelling, but…


Do you guys know why I’m so adamant about you vaccinating your kids?

I’m immunocomprimised. It means my immune system is weakened. I have very weak lungs and I rely on herd immunity to stay safe.

I’m allergic to the shot people get for whooping cough. How do I know? I had a 3 week, painful reaction. Now, this was a while ago, before shit hit the fan with the whole anti-vax movement.

But do you know what my doctor told me? It was safer for me to get the shot that I’m ALLERGIC TO than rely on herd immunity because if I get the shot, I’ll be in moderate-severe pain for about 3 weeks max. If I get the disease, I will die. My lung capacity is bad enough, but my body is too weak to fight the disease.

So not only are you putting your child’s life at risk by not vaccinating them, you’re putting mine and all the other people who cannot be vaccinated at risk because of a selfish decision that isn’t backed by science.