Pantology
thereisnogod:

Check him out on Youtube.  Very funny and great with hecklers.

thereisnogod:

Check him out on Youtube.  Very funny and great with hecklers.

ilovecharts:

misfired-neurons:

Police Car

That moment when I’m Vine now.

ilovecharts:

misfired-neurons:

Police Car

That moment when I’m Vine now.

catoinstitute:

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul and Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s ongoing dust-up over the future of the GOP’s foreign policy has raised several important issues. Unfortunately, Perry has used the opportunity to raise the spectre of “isolatonism” when discussing Paul’s policy outlook.

As we at Cato have

This is actually a pretty good “crash course” on the Israel-Palestine Conflict. Though I’m sure extremists on both sides would have issue with things it says or doesn’t include, I recommend it to anyone that is curious about what is going on over there and the history behind it.

I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.
Bene Gesserit Litany Against Fear (Dune)
Anything outside yourself, this you can see and apply your logic to it. But it’s a human trait that when we encounter personal problems, these things most deeply personal are the most difficult to bring out for our logic to scan. We tend to flounder around, blaming everything but the actual, deep-seated thing that’s really chewing on us.
Jessica speaking to Thufir Hawat (Dune)
Muad’Dib learned rapidly because his first training was in how to learn. And the first lesson of all was the basic trust that he could learn. It’s shocking to find how many people do not believe they can learn, and how many more believe learning to be difficult. Muad’Dib knew that every experience carries its lesson.
The Humanity of Muad’Dib by the Princess Irulan (Dune)
Mood? What has mood to do with it? You fight when the necessity arises — no matter the mood! Mood’s a thing for cattle or making love or playing the baliset. It’s not for fighting.
Counsel of Gurney Halleck to young Paul Atreides when he declares he is not in the mood for training. (Dune)
Once men turned their thinking over to machines in the hope that this would set them free. But that only permitted other men with machines to enslave them.
  • Reverend Mother Gaius Helen Mohiam (Dune)

Simple guide for Christians

amnhnyc:

Dunkleosteus terrelli boasted a 20-foot-long body covered with bony plates of armor. Fossil records indicate that this huge fish, one of the first large jawed vertebrates in the ocean, was an aggressive predator.
The razor-sharp edges of bones in this animal’s jaws served as cutters. As they rubbed against each other, the opposing jaw blades acted like self-sharpening shears. These bones continued to grow as they were worn down by use.
Dunkleosteus is located in the Museum’s Hall of Vertebrate Origins.

amnhnyc:

Dunkleosteus terrelli boasted a 20-foot-long body covered with bony plates of armor. Fossil records indicate that this huge fish, one of the first large jawed vertebrates in the ocean, was an aggressive predator.

The razor-sharp edges of bones in this animal’s jaws served as cutters. As they rubbed against each other, the opposing jaw blades acted like self-sharpening shears. These bones continued to grow as they were worn down by use.

Dunkleosteus is located in the Museum’s Hall of Vertebrate Origins.

currentsinbiology:

fuckyeahfluiddynamics:

Over at Smarter Every Day, Destin has a new video, this time about how fish eat, which involves some pretty awesome physics. Instead of accelerating their entire body to close the distance to prey, fish thrust their jaws forward. As they do, they open their mouth, expanding the volume there and lowering the pressure. This causes water to flow into their mouth, pulling the prey with it. But the water has momentum, which would push the fish backward. To prevent this, the fish then opens its gills, allowing the water to rush back out while trapping the prey in its mouth. Be sure to check out Destin’s video so that you can see the process in high-speed. (Video credit: Smarter Every Day)

How fish eat!

frustration-squared:

the-fault-in-our-youtubers:

the internet summed up in one gif set

I feel for this man

helvetebrann:

The people who say, “It’s just a theory,” have no understanding of the definition difference between the common definition of the word theory and the scientific definition of the word theory.

helvetebrann:

The people who say, “It’s just a theory,” have no understanding of the definition difference between the common definition of the word theory and the scientific definition of the word theory.