“A fight is going on inside me,” said an old man to his son. “It is a terrible...– Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of LIfe, Wendy Mass (via fuckyeahliteraryquotes)
Sometimes it’s more important to be human, than to have good taste– Bertolt Brecht (via hotparade)
List of mass murderers and spree killers by number... →
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Talking to a drunk person was like talking to an extremely happy, severely...– Paper Towns, John Green (via fuckyeahliteraryquotes)
Rosenhan experiment →
bestofwikipedia: The Rosenhan experiment was a famous experiment into the validity of psychiatric diagnosis conducted by psychologist David Rosenhan in 1973. It was published in the journal Science under the title “On being sane in insane places.” The study is considered an important and influential criticism of psychiatric diagnosis. (via osara)
We are all born mad. Some remain so– Samuel Beckett (via hotparade)
Let us do something, while we have the chance! It is not every day that we are...– Samuel Beckett (Waiting for Godot) (via hotparade)
Where Does Our Sense of Right and Wrong come from? →
youmightfindyourself: Where does our sense of right and wrong come from? Most people think it is a gift from God, who revealed His laws and elevates us with His love. A smaller number think that we figure the rules out for ourselves, using our capacity to reason and choosing a philosophical system to live by. Moral naturalists, on the other hand, believe that we have moral sentiments that...
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Tetris effect →
bestofwikipedia: The Tetris effect occurs when people devote sufficient time and attention to an activity that it begins to overshadow their thoughts, mental images, and dreams. It is named after the video game Tetris. People who play Tetris for a prolonged amount of time may then find themselves thinking about ways different shapes in the real world can fit together, such as the boxes on a...
The truth behind cosmetics industry >>>> →
Physicists Tame Time Travel by Forbidding You to... →
youmightfindyourself: Novelists and screenwriters know that time travel can be accomplished in all sorts of ways: A supercharged DeLorean, Hermione’s small watch and, most recently, a spacetime-bending hot tub have allowed fictional heroes to jump between past and future. But physicists know that time travel is more than just a compelling plot device — it’s a serious prediction of Einstein’s...
Uno más de Nikola Tesla.
Self-control is strength. Right thought is mastery. Calmness is power.– As A Man Thinketh, James Allen (via fuckyeahliteraryquotes)
In June 2005 scientists at the University of Pittsburgh’s Safar Center for...– Suspended animation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (via dkeen) (via readmorewikipedia)
Happiness and Sadness Spread Just Like Disease →
fuckyeahchemistry: Wired: There may be a literal truth underlying the common-sense intuition that happiness and sadness are contagious. A new study on the spread of emotions through social networks shows that these feelings circulate in patterns analogous to what’s seen from epidemiological models of disease. Earlier studies raised the possibility, but had not mapped social networks against...
Whatever will happen will happen. You either face it as a coward or you face it...– The Book of Dreams, O.R. Melling (via fuckyeahliteraryquotes)
The size and age of the universe incline us to believe that many technologically...– Enrico Fermi: The Fermi Paradox (via deadashistory) (via fuckyeahtheuniverse)
Matthew effect →
bestofwikipedia: The Matthew effect in sociology is the phenomenon that “the rich get richer and the poor get poorer”. Those who possess power and economic or social capital can leverage those resources to gain more power or capital. The Matthew effect results in a power law distribution of resources. The term was first coined by sociologist Robert K. Merton and takes its name from a line...
Plants 'can think and remember' →
fuckyeahchemistry: BBC: Plants are able to “remember” and “react” to information contained in light, according to researchers. Plants, scientists say, transmit information about light intensity and quality from leaf to leaf in a very similar way to our own nervous systems. These “electro-chemical signals” are carried by cells that act as “nerves” of the plants.
The Genocide Behind Your Smart Phone →
That’s really the great mystery about bureaucracies. Why is it so often that the...– William Deresiewicz (via alexbeaudet)
I live my own life and nurse my own wounds. It’s not the best way to live. But...– Middlesex, Jeffrey Eugenides (via fuckyeahliteraryquotes)