I’m the opposite and want to hold all the babies, but my mom is exactly like this. Which is funny considering my life choices will probably leave me childless :P
Anonymous asked: What was Emily Graslie Rapture post about? I've look everywhere for it and I can't find it at all.
I read it really late (sorry in advance for being so vague) but basically it talked about her grandmothers death. Driving back home, family memories, interactions with family. Lots of spiritual allusions (you get the idea that they believe things she doesn’t…?) and in the end utter sadness (crying) while she eats a fast food meal.
It was beautiful and heartbreaking.
Atheist State Lawmaker Quotes Carl Sagan Instead of Doing Prayer Before House Session -
An atheist state lawmaker tasked with delivering the opening prayer for this afternoon’s session of the House of Representatives asked that people not bow their heads.
Democratic Representative Juan Mendez, of Tempe, instead spoke about his “secular humanist tradition” and even quoted author Carl Sagan.
“Most prayers in this room begin with a request to bow your heads,” Mendez said. “I would like to ask that you not bow your heads. I would like to ask that you take a moment to look around the room at all of the men and women here, in this moment, sharing together this extraordinary experience of being alive and of dedicating ourselves to working toward improving the lives of the people in our state.”
I’ve been trying to tell people I’m a humanist for a while. This is what I mean.
“We wanted to do what we used to do with machines and samplers, but with people.” -Thomas Bangalter
New robot Atlas’?
Of course man is useful to man, because his body is a marvellous machine and his mind an organ of wonderful efficiency. But he is a spirit as well, and this spirit is truly known only by love. When we define a man by the market value of the service we can expect of him, we know him imperfectly. With this limited knowledge of him it becomes easy for us to be unjust to him and to entertain feelings of triumphant self-congratulation when, on account of some cruel advantage on our side, we can get out of him much more than we have paid for. But when we know him as a spirit we know him as our own. We at once feel that cruelty to him is cruelty to ourselves, to make him small is stealing from our own humanity. — Rabindranath Tagore (via ikenbot)
APPARENTLY THERE’S THIS CONTROVERSY ABOUT IT WITH REGARDS TO “SHIPPING”, BUT I’M HERE TO TELL YOU IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THAT SO PIPE THE FUCK DOWN.
OKAY LET’S BEGIN
FIRST OFF, LET’S TALK ABOUT WHO SAM ORIGINALLY WANTED TO GIVE THE AMULET TO.
great post. primer for newer supernatural fans.