“There are so many fragile things, after all. People break so easily, and so do dreams and hearts.” — Neil Gaiman
You can't afford *not* to buy a Death Star! →
Trouble is, I don’t think it’ll fit in my garage…
If you think that it would be impossible to improve upon the Ten Commandments as...– ― Sam Harris, Letter to a Christian Nation (via thenothingmanpj)
Researchers say galaxy may swarm with 'nomad... →
“Our galaxy may be awash in homeless planets, wandering through space instead of orbiting a star.”
“Even if it means oblivion, friends, I’ll welcome it, because it won’t be nothing. We’ll be alive again in a thousand blades of grass, and a million leaves; we’ll be falling in the raindrops and blowing in the fresh breeze; we’ll be glittering in the dew under the stars and the moon out there in the physical world, which is our true home and always was.” — Philip Pullman, The Amber Spyglass
The New Classics →
Our atemporal future.
“Beware the irrational, however seductive. Shun the ‘transcendent’ and all who invite you to subordinate or annihilate yourself. Distrust compassion; prefer dignity for yourself and others. Don’t be afraid to be thought arrogant or selfish. Picture all experts as if they were mammals. Never be a spectator of unfairness or stupidity. Seek out argument and disputation for their own...
Geek vs. Hipster: The Infographic →
I occupy either a region between or a region outside of both.
Okay, this I would see.
A writer's desk (alas, not mine) →
Construction firm aims at space elevator in 2050 →
unexpectedtech: It may be possible to travel to space in an elevator as early as 2050, a major construction company has announced. Obayashi Corp., headquartered in Tokyo, on Monday unveiled a project to build a gigantic elevator that would transport passengers to a station 36,000 kilometers above the Earth. For the envisaged project, the company would utilize carbon nanotubes, which are 20...
Architecture: An autistic savant spent 20 years... →
The French city of Urville exists in two places: in the mind of Gilles Trehin and in the elaborate drawings Trehin created. But what’s incredible isn’t just the detailed designs he created for the city’s architecture and layout, but the entirely plausible history for his fictional city. When Trehin… (((I’d move there.)))
When you’re scientifically literate, the world looks different to you. It’s a...– Neil deGrasse Tyson (via jtotheizzoe)
What's Wrong With the Teenage Mind? - WSJ.com →
futuramb: The crucial new idea is that there are two different neural and psychological systems that interact to turn children into adults. Over the past two centuries, and even more over the past generation, the developmental timing of these two systems has changed. That, in turn, has profoundly changed adolescence and produced new kinds of adolescent woe. The big question for anyone who...