But of course, the nerdiest joke I know:
What happens when you cross a mosquito with a mountain climber?
Nothing. You can’t cross a vector with a scalar.
Every account of a higher power that I’ve seen described, of all religions that I’ve seen, include many statements with regard to the benevolence of that higher power. When I look at the universe and all the ways the universe wants to kill us, I find it hard to reconcile that with statements of beneficence.
- Neil deGrasse Tyson [source]
Just something to think about.
Something I thought tumblr peeps might want to know about.
Sir Isaac Newton was gay. The man who discovered gravity and gave it a name was involved with a swiss mathematician, Nicolas Fatio.
Sadly, their relationship ( supposedly) ended badly after 4 years as Fatio began threatening Newton that he would expose his alchemy studies to the public ( keep in mind Newton held himself as a man of science and thought magic would discredit him).
First and foremost, correlation does not prove causation. The mere relationship between two people isn’t grounds for proof of any sexual activity. Newton was as far as anyone can tell non-sexual [source] (something also shared with Tesla). All evidence we can find for Newton’s homosexuality seems largely based off the fact that he didn’t commit to heterosexual relationships and never in fact married [source]. Furthermore Newton was strongly Christian which implies he may never have engaged in any sexual encounter even a heterosexual one.
Any claim that he was homosexual is based purely on conjecture and a romantic interpretation of his letters and not on hard evidence [source].
stop scrolling and just look at this picture of a baby giraffe
okay that’s all carry on
That is not a giraffe.
It’s a dik-dik (Madoqua), a tiny antelope native to eastern and southern Africa.
They only grow to be about two feet long and weigh only about 15 pounds.
Being so small, pretty much everything on the savanna can eat them.
Reblogging for truth.
Over the coming decades (well, hopefully) humankind will for the first time in the history of our species be able to actively improve our own condition. As the nascent technology of neuroprosthetics develops, we may soon be able to bolster our memory and recall, think faster, focus our attention better, react faster, run swifter, have super-human strength and just generally BE better. For now, this technology is being developed for the handicapped and disabled (restoring sight to the blind or movement to the paralyzed). But the question will inevitably arise: if you had the choice to enhance yourself, all of your mental/physical faculties being perfectly fine, would you?