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Interstellar, Tumblr, and Blog: photos-of-space: Carl Sagan holding the Pioneer 10 plaque. Currently flying into interstellar space more than 7.6 billion miles away. [1049 x 720]

photos-of-space: Carl Sagan holding the Pioneer 10 plaque. Currently flying into interstellar space more than 7.6 billion miles away. [1049...

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Future, Life, and Love: LOOK AGAIN AT THAT DOT. THAT'S HERE. THAT'S HOME. THAT'S US. ON IT EVERYONE YOU LOVE, EVERYONE YOU KNOW, EVERYONE YOU EVER HEARD OF, EVERY HUMAN BEING WHO EVER WAS, LIVED OUT THEIR LIVES. THE AGGREGATE OF OUR JOY AND SUFFERING THOUSANDS OF CONFIDENT RELIGIONS, IDEOLOGIES, AND ECONOMIC DOCTRINES, EVERY HUNTER AND FORAGER, EVERY HERO AND COWARD, EVERY CREATOR AND DESTROYER OF CIVILIZATION, EVERY KING AND PEASANT, EVERY YOUNG COUPLE IN LOVE, EVERY MOTHER AND FATHER, HOPEFUL CHILD, INVENTOR AND EXPLORER, EVERY TEACHER OF MORALS EVERY CORRUPT POLITICIAN, EVERY "SUPERSTAR, EVERY "SUPREME LEADER, EVERY SAINT AND SINNER IN THE HISTORY OF OUR SPECIES LIVED THERE--ON A MOTE OF DUST SUSPENDED IN A SUNBEAM THE EARTH IS A VERY SMALL STAGE IN A VAST COSMIC ARENA. THINK OF THE RIVERS OF BLOOD SPILLED BY ALL THOSE GENERALS AND EMPERORS SO THAT, IN GLORY ε TRIUMPH THEY COULD BECOME THE MOMENTARY MASTERS OF A FRACTION OF A DOT. THINK OF THE ENDLESS CRUELTIES VISITED BY THE INHABITANTS OF ONE CORNER OF THIS PIXEL ON THE SCARCELY DISTINGUISHABLE INHABITANTS OF SOME OTHER CORNER, HOW FREQUENT THEIR MISUNDERSTANDINGS, HOW EAGER THEY ARE TO KILL ONE ANOTHER, HOW FERVENT THEIR HATREDS OUR POSTURINGS, OUR IMAGINED SELF-IMPORTANCE, THE DELUSION THAT WE HAVE SOME PRIVILEGED POSITION IN THE UNIVERSE, ARE CHALLENGED BY THIS POINT OF PALE LIGHT OUR PLANET IS A LONELY SPECK IN THE GREAT ENVELOPING COSMIC DARK. IN OUR OBSCURITY, IN ALL THIS VASTNESS, THERE IS NO HINT THAT HELP WILL COME FROM ELSEWHERE TO SAVE US FROM OURSELVES THE EARTH IS THE ONLY WORLD KNOWN SO FAR TO HARBOR LIFE. THERE IS NOWHERE ELSE, AT LEAST IN THE NEAR FUTURE, TO WHICH OUR SPECIES COULD MIGRATE. VISIT, YES SETTLE, NOT YET. LIKE IT OR NOT, FOR THE MOMENT THE EARTH IS WHERE WE MAKE OUR STAND IT HAS BEEN SAID THAT ASTRONOMY IS A HUMBLING AND CHARACTER-BUILDING EXPERIENCE. THERE IS PERHAPS NO BETTER DEMONSTRATION OF THE FOLLY OF HUMAN CONCEITS THAN THIS DISTANT IMAGE OF OUR TINY WORLD. TO ME, IT UNDERSCORES OUR RESPONSIBILITY TO DEAL MORE KINDLY WITH ONE ANOTHER, AND TO PRESERVE AND CHERISH THE PALE BLUE DOT, THE ONLY HOME WE'VE EVER KNOWN -CARL SAGAN, PALE BLUE DOT, 1994 spacevisuals:Pale Blue Dot by Carl Sagan [1x1px]

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Bill Nye, Feminism, and Girls: SOME MEN JUST WANT TO WATCH THE WORLD LEARN <p><a href="http://adrunkensailor.tumblr.com/post/175844057740/feminists-against-feminism" class="tumblr_blog">adrunkensailor</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="https://feminists-against-feminism.tumblr.com/post/175841434448/most-depressed-optimist" class="tumblr_blog">feminists-against-feminism</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://most-depressed-optimist.tumblr.com/post/175840838046/feminists-against-feminism-spawnfreak73-blog" class="tumblr_blog">most-depressed-optimist</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://feminists-against-feminism.tumblr.com/post/175840465458/spawnfreak73-blog-feminists-against-feminism" class="tumblr_blog">feminists-against-feminism</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://spawnfreak73-blog.tumblr.com/post/175839844190/feminists-against-feminism-libertarirynn-if" class="tumblr_blog">spawnfreak73-blog</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://feminists-against-feminism.tumblr.com/post/175839363138/libertarirynn-if-you-dont-get-nye-and-degrasse" class="tumblr_blog">feminists-against-feminism</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/175838975139/if-you-dont-get-nye-and-degrasse-tyson-tf-away" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>If you don’t get Nye and Degrasse Tyson tf away from Ross and Rogers</p></blockquote> <p> ”<a href="https://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DBWOW452duZc&amp;t=ZTJiZWI2OGI4ZmM5YzQ3YWMxMWU1OGNlMjU2ZDQ2MGIyMzA1OWE3MSxUbU4zdWpESg%3D%3D&amp;p=&amp;m=0">I am a feminist… certainly the best way to limit the human population… is to raise the standard of living of women and girls. And so, to do that, we educate</a>“ ~Bill Nye<br/></p> </blockquote> <p>Ross, Sagan, Rogers. Those are the educators I hold in high regard. Those other two are riding their coat tails.<br/></p> </blockquote> <p>What did NDT <b><i>really </i></b>do tho? Nye got culted. K, and NDT what? Is mildly autistic?  His mind is endlessly enraptured obsessively by esoteric curiosities with absolutely no social value - the fuck did you expect from a scientist of that degree? Mr popular?<br/></p> </blockquote> <p>I’m honestly so sick of the hate for those two </p> </blockquote> <p>k, but to be fair, this is Bill Nye <i>‘family’ </i>show…<br/></p> <figure class="tmblr-embed tmblr-full" data-provider="youtube" data-orig-width="540" data-orig-height="304" data-url="https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3D46h-LfNWPn8"><iframe id="youtube_iframe" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/46h-LfNWPn8?feature=oembed&amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;origin=https://safe.txmblr.com&amp;wmode=opaque" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen="" width="540" height="304" frameborder="0"></iframe></figure><figure class="tmblr-embed tmblr-full" data-provider="youtube" data-orig-width="540" data-orig-height="304" data-url="https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DVtJFb_P2j48"><iframe id="youtube_iframe" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/VtJFb_P2j48?feature=oembed&amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;origin=https://safe.txmblr.com&amp;wmode=opaque" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen="" width="540" height="304" frameborder="0"></iframe></figure></blockquote> <p>Niel degrades Tyson is a good wholesome boi</p> </blockquote><p>No he’s not, he’s obnoxious, pretentious, and at times and outright liar.</p><p><a href="http://thefederalist.com/2014/09/16/another-day-another-quote-fabricated-by-neil-degrasse-tyson/">http://thefederalist.com/2014/09/16/another-day-another-quote-fabricated-by-neil-degrasse-tyson/</a></p>
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Alive, Bored, and Club: PRAY FOR THE WICKE RP STARTER MEME <p><a href="http://jeanbeanmemes.tumblr.com/post/175161423268/various-lyrics-from-the-panic-at-the-disco-album" class="tumblr_blog">jeanbeanmemes</a>:</p><blockquote> <p> <small><i>Various lyrics from the Panic! At The Disco album. Feel free to change anything to adapt better for RP purposes. This is part two of the lyrics</i><i>! </i><b><i>Some lyrics may be triggering.</i></b></small></p> <h2><b>Dancing’s Not A Crime</b></h2> <ul><li><small>I’m a moon-walker. I’m like MJ up in the clouds.<br/></small></li> <li><small>I know it sounds awkward.<br/></small></li> <li><small>I’m filthy as charged.<br/></small></li> <li><small>You’re a sweet talker but darlin’ whatcha gonna say now?<br/></small></li> <li><small>The midnight marauders, the higher never come down.</small></li> <li><small>You can’t take me anywhere.<br/></small></li> <li><small>I’m still uninvited, I’m still gonna light it.<br/></small></li> <li><small>I’m going insane and I don’t care.</small></li> <li><small>Dancing, dancing, dancing’s not a crime unless you do it without me.</small></li> <li><small>If you’re night crawlin’ with him, I won’t take it lying down.</small></li> <li><small>I’ve got a few lawyers, and you’re guilty as charged, guilty as charged</small></li> <li><small>We could be waltzin’, but darlin’ don’t be throwing shade now.</small></li> <li><small>Don’t call me Saint California if you’re at another altar.</small></li> <li><small>Just gimme your vows.</small></li> </ul><h2><b>One Of The Drunks</b></h2> <ul><li><small>Orange juice, pour out half the carton. Grey Goose, pour it, get it started.<br/></small></li> <li><small>Good times, remedy your sorrows.<br/></small></li> <li><small>Baptize, don’t worry ‘bout tomorrow.</small></li> <li><small>Shake it up, shake it up. <br/></small></li> <li><small>Now it’s time to dive in.<br/></small></li> <li><small>Share a cup, share a cup.<br/></small></li> <li><small>Now you’re screwdriving.<br/></small></li> <li><small>Every weekend with your friends, every weekday when it ends.<br/></small></li> <li><small>Damn, it’s all good, I guess.</small></li> <li><small>This is what it feels like when you become one of the drunks.<br/></small></li> <li><small>Searching for a new high, high as the sun, uncomfortably numb.<br/></small></li> <li><small>This is what it feels like when you become one of the drunks. Welcome to the club!</small></li> <li><small>Never dry, every day you’re thirsty.</small></li> <li><small>Bourbon high, sip it till you’re tipsy.</small></li> <li><small>Night’s young, searching for a feeling.</small></li> <li><small>Big fun, dancing with the demons.</small></li> <li><small>Holy Spirit grips you like a pistol.</small></li> </ul><h2><b>The Overpass</b></h2> <ul><li><small>Let me hear you say something.<br/></small></li> <li><small>I’m sorry to get sentimental tonight.<br/></small></li> <li><small>That perfume lingers in your hair.<br/></small></li> <li><small>It’s just that everything reminds me of things I thought I shouldn’t have to see again. <br/></small></li> <li><small>See the thing is I’m so sorry to say you need me, don’t you?<br/></small></li> <li><small>Someone still loves you</small></li> <li><small>Meet me at the overpass.</small></li> <li><small>Sketchy girls and lipstick boys, troubled love and high speed noise.</small></li> <li><small>I know you wanna meet me at the overpass.</small></li> <li><small>Tiny bottles of shit wine in a tin can that climbs.<br/></small></li> <li> <small>I remember every time everything about you is perfect down to your blood type.</small><br/></li> </ul><h2><b>King Of The Cloud</b></h2> <ul><li><small>Heaven knows that I’m born too late for these ghosts that I chase.<br/></small></li> <li><small>With these dreams, I inflate, painted skies in my brain.<br/></small></li> <li><small>Every day, I’m Carl Sagan in space to escape this old world.<br/></small></li> <li><small><br/></small></li> <li><small>Some days I lie wide awake &lsquo;til the Sun hits my face and I fade, elevate from the Earth.<br/></small></li> <li><small>Far away to a place where I’m free from the weight, this old world.</small></li> <li><small>I don’t trust anything or anyone, below the Sun.<br/></small></li> <li><small>I don’t feel anything at all.<br/></small></li> <li><small>I’m King of the clouds, I get lifted.</small></li> <li><small>Some only live to die, I’m alive to fly higher than angels in outfields inside of my mind.<br/></small></li> <li><small>I’m ascending these ladders, I’m climbin’, say goodbye to this old world.</small></li> <li><small>When I fall to rise with stardust in my eyes in the backbone of night, I’m combustible. <br/></small></li> <li> <small>Dust in the fire when I can’t sleep a wink, I’m too tired.</small><br/></li> </ul><h2><b>Old Fashioned</b></h2> <ul><li> <small>Once upon a thrill from a kiss to a swill, we were swallowing the nights like we have nine lives. </small><br/></li> <li> <small>Dead and gone so long, seventeen so gone.</small><br/></li> <li><small>We were bored like kids with a book of disorders, medicating every day to keep the straightness in order.</small></li> <li><small>It’s the false side of hope, where believers concede, and there’s only memories when it’s over.</small></li> <li><small>Pour out some liquor, make it an old fashioned. </small></li> <li><small>Remember your youth and all that you do, the plank and the passion.</small></li> <li><small>They were the best of times, they were the best of times.</small></li> <li><small>Once upon before we were brilliant and bored. <br/></small></li> <li><small>Two dashes of the bitters, add some ice and you pour.</small></li> <li><small>Get boozy, boozy, boozy.</small></li> <li><small>Now it looks like a wasteland.<br/></small></li> <li><small>Not the way that we remember.<br/></small></li> <li> <small>One more sip for the past, and always tip your bartender.</small><br/></li> </ul><h2><b>Dying In LA</b></h2> <ul><li><small>The moment you arrived, they built you up.<br/></small></li> <li><small>The sun was in your eyes. You couldn’t believe it.</small></li> <li><small>Riches all around, you’re walking. <br/></small></li> <li><small>Stars are on the ground, you start to believe it.</small></li> <li><small>Every face along the boulevard is a dreamer just like you. <br/></small></li> <li><small>You looked at death in a tarot card and you saw what you had to do.<br/></small></li> <li><small>But nobody knows you now, when you’re dying in LA.<br/></small></li> <li><small>And nobody owes you now, when you’re dying in LA<br/></small></li> <li><small>Nights at the chateau trapped in your sunset bungalow, you couldn’t escape it.<br/></small></li> <li><small>Drink of paradise, they told you put your blood on ice.<br/></small></li> <li> <small>You’re not gonna make it.</small><br/></li> </ul></blockquote>
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Black History Month, Fire, and Life: <p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/170744530739/black-history-month-day-10-gospelblues-singer" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>Black history month day 10: Gospel/Blues singer Blind Willie Johnson.</p> <p>Johnson was born to sharecroppers in a small town near Waco, Texas on January 25, 1897. His mother died when he was only 4, and his father remarried. When he was five years old his father gave him a cigar box guitar as his first instrument. He was not born blind, but acquired the condition early in life. It is unclear exactly how, although some historians agree that he was blinded after being splashed in the face with a caustic liquid by his stepmother. Other theories are that he was wearing the wrong glasses or that he viewed a partial solar eclipse that was visible over Texas in 1905. At any rate, Johnson became a musician and street preacher, earning change on street corners for his performances. In 1927 he recorded several sessions at a pop up studio with talent scout Frank Buckley Walker, Who also discovered stars such as Hank Williams. Johnson was given $50 for each usable side, plus a bonus for relinquishing any royalties from the sales of the records.</p> <p>He had four more recording sessions and a fairly successful career as a recording artist and street preacher until the great depression minimized his audience. In 1945, his home was destroyed by a fire but he continued to live in the ruins as he had nowhere else to go. Because of these living conditions he was exposed to the humidity and contracted malarial fever. The local hospitals would not admit him, either because of his visual impairment or because of his race. Over the course of the year his condition steadily worsened and he died on September 18, 1945. His death certificate reported syphilis and blindness as contributing factors.</p> <p>Johnson’s music was revived in the 1960s thanks in large part to his inclusion on Harry Smith’s Anthology of American Folk Music in 1952 and the efforts of the blues guitarist Reverend Gary Davis, a highly regarded figure in New York’s blossoming folk scene who taught Johnson’s music to young musicians. This led to his music being re-interpreted by acts like Peter, Paul and Mary and Bob Dylan. </p> <p>This is the only known picture of Blind Willie Johnson.</p></blockquote> <p>And I just have to include one of his most famous songs, in fact one that was selected by Carl Sagan and others to be placed on Voyager 1 (which is now the furthest man-made object from earth at over 10,000,000,000 miles away) in case extraterrestrial beings ever came across it and wanted to learn something about the people of earth. No words, just plaintive humming. Meant to represent abject and total loneliness: <a href="https://youtu.be/BNj2BXW852g">https://youtu.be/BNj2BXW852g</a></p>

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Animals, Computers, and Energy: 1980: I bet in the future there will be a video where someone spins a fidget spinner extremely quickly in order to damage a handheld computer 2017: Kepler telescope catalogs hundreds of new alien worlds, some potentially habitable This Machine Could Print Synthetic Life Forms on Demand, And Our Minds Are Reeling New antibiotic effective against drug-resistant bacteria Computers are starting to reason like humans The Human Brain Can Create Structures in Up to 11 Dimensions Sun Likely Has a Long-Lost Twin Scientists Have Created The Largest Ever Virtual Universe Inside a Supercomputer A new device can clean polluted air and turn it into hydrogen energy Scientists Just Changed The Game And Made Synthetic Photosynthesis Possible 3 Separate Experiments Report Signs of a Phenomenon Beyond The Standard Model of Physics LIGO detects gravitational waves for third time The World's Most Powerful X-Ray Laser Just Gave Rise to a 'Molecular Black Hole Gene therapy could turn off' severe allergies An Additional Sixth Sense Has Been Detected on The Tongue CERN Just Fast-Tracked Plans to Build a Particle Collider Three Times as Big as The LHC The World's Largest Floating Solar Plant Is Finally Online World-First Trials Have Been Launched to Treat Parkinson's And Blindness With Embryonic Stem Cells Bacteria may supercharge the future of wastewater treatment Ineffective antibiotics form strong teams against deadly super bacteria Google's New Al Is Better at Creating Al Than the Company's Engineers For The First Time, Physicists Have Observed a Giant Magnetic Bridge' Between Galaxies Scientists Achieve Direct Counterfactual Quantum Communication For The First Time A New Gene-Editing Technique Has Eliminated Acute HIV Infection in Living Animals Gravitational waves could show hints of extra dimensions Scientists Have Discovered a New Quantum State of Matter Early Clinical Trial Shows 'Cancer Vaccines' Can Protect Humans From Tumours It's Happening: Scientists Can Now Reverse DNA Ageing in Mice Self-taught artificial intelligence beats doctors at predicting heart attacks Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be know Carl Sagan EverythingScience.co.uk <p>Don&rsquo;t lose hope via /r/wholesomememes <a href="http://ift.tt/2sQrAFO">http://ift.tt/2sQrAFO</a></p>

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Children, Click, and Community: RTICLE 3-YEAR-OLD BOY REMEMBERS HIS PAST LIFE, LOCATE HIS BODY & IDENTIFIES THE MAN WHO MURDERED HIM AUTHOR ARJUN ALIA @Regrann from @collective_evolution - Reincarnation has remained on the fringe of scientific inquiry for a long time, despite a number of scientists urging the mainstream community to research it further — and for good reason. Decades ago, American astronomer and astrobiologist Carl Sagan said that “there are three claims in the (parapsychology) field which, in my opinion, deserve serious study,” with one being “that young children sometimes report details of a pervious life, which upon checking turn out to be accurate and which they could not have known about in any other way than reincarnation.” This topic falls into the ever-growing study of non-material sciences. At the end of the nineteenth century, physicists discovered something that could not be explained by classical physics. This led to the development of quantum mechanics, which has now proven that the material foundations of our world are not the real foundations we think they are. Quantum mechanic suddenly introduced the mind into its conceptual structure, because all of the results coming from quantum mechanics suggest that the physical world is no longer the primary or sole component of reality. “Despite the unrivaled empirical success of quantum theory, the very suggestion that it may be literally true as a description of nature is still greeted with cynicism, incomprehension and even anger.” – T. Folger, “Quantum Shmantum”; Discover 22:37-43, 2001 Click the link in our bio to read the FULL article 👆👆👆 - regrann

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