I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them; if I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do. — Robert A. Heinlein (via observando)
You might find it hard to imagine gravity as a weak force, but consider that a small magnet can hold up a paper clip, even though the entire earth is pulling down on it.

Harvard theoretical physicist Lisa Randall, one of the smartest women in science today and author of Knocking on Heaven’s Door: How Physics and Scientific Thinking Illuminate the Universe and the Modern World, among others, offers this deceptively simple yet brilliant perspective on grasping gravity. 

(via It’s Okay To Be Smart)

The only way human beings can win a war is to prevent it. — George Marshall  (via observando)
Beyond a certain point there is no return. This point has to be reached. — Franz Kafka (via observando)
I woke up thinking a very pleasant thought. There is lots left in the world to read. — Nicholson Baker, The Anthologist (via observando)
I am quite confident that humanity is born with its total intellectual capability already on inventory and that human beings do not add anything to any other human being in the way of faculties and capacities. What usually happens in the educational process is that the faculties are dulled, overloaded, stuffed and paralyzed, so that by the time that most people are mature they have lost use of many of their innate capabilities. My long-time hope is that we may soon begin to realize what we are doing and may alter the “education” process in such a way as only to help the new life to demonstrate some of its very powerful innate capabilities. Buckminster Fuller presages online education in 1962 (via explore-blog)
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psychiatral:

Written by an 8th grader

WHAT THE FUCK THIS IS AMAZING

I’m blown away, wow.

chasingdreamsasiscream:

eleven49pm:

psychiatral:

Written by an 8th grader

WHAT THE FUCK THIS IS AMAZING

I’m blown away, wow.

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