psilentasincjelli: If I ever tell you I’m going to sleep and then you see me posting or liking things online for about an hour immediately after that, I promise I wasn’t lying to you, I’m just bad at going to sleep and it is usually a long process that begins with disengaging from any sort of immediate contact with people (chats, for example) and ends when everything on my screen is blurry and...
coelasquid: Sometimes I feel like my body is an inefficient capsule I’m trapped inside of and daydream about my inevitable distant future life as a robocop.
The Symposium (Συμπόσιον) is a Socratic dialogue by Xenophon. It dramatizes a...– http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Symposium_(Xenophon) Socrates, for one, prides himself on his knowledge of the art of pimping.
The way we try to recruit girls into STEM fields is all wrong. We typically...– Tim Holt on why we still see the number of females in STEM fields fall way behind their male counterparts. Also see how geography paved the way for women in science. (↬ gender and science)
A Crash Course in Stoicism →
Short article outlining a basic three-step psychological and philosophical strategy described by the Stoic philosopher Epictetus for coping with misfortune or adversity. In his discourse entitled “we ought not to yearn for things that are not under our control” (Discourses, 3.24), the Stoic philosopher Epictetus, described three steps used to cope with apparent misfortunes. He intended that...
bogleech: What they say: “do you have to use swear words? It’s just so unimaginative, it’s a sure sign that you’re less intelligent!” What they actually mean: I’m a big fat baby wiener and I go to Big Fat Baby Wiener Sunday School but I don’t want to expose my ridiculous sensitivity to uh-oh words so I’m going to transparently pretend it’s not about that and just call you stupid.
A truly gruesome video today has drawn... →
sturmtruppen: shortformblog: The video itself is far too grisly for us to post here without warning, as it appears to contain a horrifying instance of cannibalism by a commander within the Syrian opposition, the removal and eating of a dead opponent’s heart, while espousing sectarian insults towards Bashar al-Assad. Said Nadim Houry, the Middle East deputy director for Human Rights Watch: “It...
denaerys: thechevroletimpala: but what’s the stark motto when it is winter #put a fuckin coat on lil bitch
reallywhiteguy: bemusedlybespectacled: if you ever think mythology is boring or serious business or whatever shit just remember that cerberus, the hell-hound and guard dog of the underworld, comes from the root indo-european word ḱerberos, which evolved into the greek word kerberos, which got changed to cerberus when it went from greek to latin ḱerberos means “spotted” that’s right hades,...
sturmtruppen: sturmtruppen: submit nudes WAIT I MEANT NEWS I WANT TO BE KEPT ABREAST OF WORLD ISSUES
fororchestra: axto: aleetlepinch: I’m so sick of people thinking they can just waltz into my room when I’m obviously listening to music in 4/4. I just wanted to reblog this again because I find it inordinately funny. thx strawberryutopia for sharing this with me
[[MORE]] incidentally to all those from the game who are now following me you have no idea what forces you have unleashed
Transhuman Anarchy →
I disagree with the notion that the main change to be made to achieve this is genetic; most human behaviour is far too complex to just be able to say “that gene there’s a C. Should be a G. Fix’d.” But I’d still agree with the thrust of the article; namely, that if societal conditions can be changed such that the main causes of human strife are minimised, then there...