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The ramblings of Tom

studioborlenghi:

Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup

In the interest of our competitiveness, security, economy, and democracy, in the 21st century every single citizen of the United States of America should know what science is. All citizens should be able to apply the scientific method — a majority of the country should have the propensity to do so — and everyone should appreciate science’s limits… .

It is important to underscore that knowing what science is and making decisions solely based on science are not the same goal. This is about raising the tide and assuring the honesty of the public sphere. If as a country we choose to periodically reject scientific evidence or thinking — in lieu of an economic, political, or religious lens, for example — at least we will be on the same page when we do, employing and transparently weighing scientific evidence in our deliberations not debating the merits of scientific evidence.

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The ever-brilliant Adam Bly on the urgency for greater science literacy in America.

This critical state can be traced back to the failures of education – here is what needs to change.

For an inspiring perspective on what science is, here are some of history’s most beautiful definitions

Meanwhile, Carl Sagan’s Baloney Detection Kit for critical thinking should become a mandatory part of every citizen’s cognitive repertoire. 

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lance-on-deck:

Shamrock by Juerg Kaufmann

lance-on-deck:

Shamrock by Juerg Kaufmann

twoseparatecoursesmeet:

Distant Land, 1940
Jack Weigel

twoseparatecoursesmeet:

Distant Land, 1940

Jack Weigel

(via theoldpinesupply)

“But it seems that the more you try to fit in, the more you feel like an outsider, watching the “normal people” as they go about their automatic existences. For every time you say club passwords like “Have a nice day” and “Weather’s awful today, eh?”, you yearn inside to say forbidden things like “Tell me something that makes you cry” or “What do you think deja vu is for?”
Face it, you even want to talk to that girl in the elevator. But what if that girl in the elevator (and the balding man who walks past your cubicle at work) are thinking the same thing? Who knows what you might learn from taking a chance on conversation with a stranger? Everyone carries a piece of the puzzle. Nobody comes into your life by mere coincidence. Trust your instincts. Do the unexpected. Find the others.”

—   Timothy Leary (via misswallflower)

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coldwindandiron:

explore-everywhere:

homemayde:

This Train is Bound for Glory || Mumford & Sons, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, and Old Crow Medicine Show.

who wants to dance and clap and stomp their boots with me?

Game.

(Source: savgrace)