turns out karma isnt a bitch*. (*disregard if u happen to be an asshole.)
news doesn’t exist anymore. just people on tv telling you what to think about events that occurred. like we are all 5 years old.
“For my own part I would as soon be descended from that heroic little monkey, who braved his dreaded enemy in order to save the life of his keeper; or from that old baboon, who, descending from the mountains, carried away in triumph his young comrade from a crowd of astonished dogs—as from a savage who delights to torture his enemies, offers up bloody sacrifices, practices infanticide without remorse, treats his wives like slaves, knows no decency, and is haunted by the grossest superstitions.”
― Charles Darwin, The Descent of Man
“ Despite spectacular success in research, our global scientific community has been nothing short of a spectacular failure when it comes to educating the public. Haitians burned twelve “witches” in 2010. In the United States, recent polls show that 39 percent consider astrology scientific and 40 percent believe that our human species is less than ten thousand years old. […] The core of a scientific lifestyle is to change your mind when faced with information that disagrees with your views, avoiding intellectual inertia, yet many of us praise leaders who stubbornly stick to their views as “strong.” Richard Feynman hailed “distrust of experts” as a cornerstone of science, yet herd mentality and blind faith in authority figures is widespread. Logic forms the basis of scientific reasoning, yet wishful thinking, irrational fears, and other cognitive biases often dominate decisions. ”
Max Tegmark, physicist, MIT. Researcher, scientific director of Foundational Questions Institute (via lostinthought92)
Modern industrial meat and animal protein production. I try not to be an annoying vegetarian, and I fail even by my own ethics in my inability to give up fish, but I do believe that anyone consuming meat should watch things like this and really understand the source of their food. It seems obvious to me that this sort of footage is an indictment of our current global food economy. Whatever you think of animals and eating them, this is just not a nice way to treat them. -D.A.
note to self: making everyone happy is fcking impossible. u arent ghandi. do ur best. be honest and grateful. keep it moving.