posted on 8.30.12

danhacker:

Bill Nye: Creationism Is Not Appropriate For Children

Respect. 

Well said.

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posted on 3.11.12

thedailywhat:

Words Of Wisdom of the Day: Inspired by the acclaimed “Sagan Series,” Evan Schurr pieced together powerful statements made by world-renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson that serve as an alarming wake up call to a nation that has stopped dreaming and underfunded tomorrow.

[reddit.]

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posted on 7.8.11

thedailywhat:

Optical Illusion of the Day: This is called the “flashed face distortion effect” if you want to get all technical which you won’t be able to do very well after this illusion blows your mind.

[mefi.]

AHHHHHHHHHHHHH

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posted on 5.11.11

brianfeldman:

Serious business: I am biking 50 miles for charity.

On May 21st, I’m going to be participating in “Coast the Coast,” a charity bike ride to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. I’ll be riding with a team from members of my hometown, The Park Pedalers, and if memory serves, this will be my 12th consecutive year riding in the event. And it is now dawning on me that that is more than half of my life, which just makes me feel old.

This is a cause that hits particularly close to home for me. Watching a family member struggle with and adapt to the symptoms of MS is never easy. Funds earned by the ride go towards research for finding a cure, as well as towards providing care for those already afflicted.

Anyhow, I don’t really know most of the people who read this braindump Tumblr of mine, but I figured that since ~400 of you are still following me on here (for reasons unknown even to you, I’m sure), I wanted to invite you to contribute. There’s no minimum donation, and it would really mean a lot to me. You could donate 500 dollars, you could donate 5 pennies; anything is appreciated. If you have a wad of cash burning a hole in your pocket, this is definitely a good thing to use it on. The link to contribute is right here.

So, to recap:

  • Doing something exhausting for charity
  • Donations are greatly appreciate

Additionally, there is a little box on that donation page where you can opt to have your name displayed as a donor. I just want to preemptively say: I appreciate your contribution, Dr. Fartenstein McButtpants.

My music teacher back in grade school, Mrs. Strecker, had MS, and she passed away a number of years ago. We were often badly behaved students — granted, we were pre-teen kids who didn’t really know any better, but still — and I’ll always regret our collective assholery (whether to her face in class, or behind her back).

I donated to Brian’s cause. You should, too.

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posted on 1.20.11 9 things that make you an asshole on evolution

ronworkman:

1. You talk openly about how diseases are becoming stronger. You found a way to argue that disease has become more resistant to penicillin yet you also claim there isn’t solid proof of evolution. Bravo! That alone takes talent.

2. You eat corn. This may be hard for many of you to believe but corn is completely man-made. It DOES NOT occur in nature and never has. Without humans, corn would cease to exist in only a few years. Even the smartest of you might not even be aware that corn isn’t a “Natural” food. Please look this up. 

3. You own a dog or at least acknowledge that dogs exist. I know you might not be aware of this, but dogs were also created by man. They do not occur in nature. Wolves, foxes, jackals, coyotes do but they aren’t the same thing as a household pet. I know you like to imagine little herds of teacup poodles roaming the lands in packs but it just never happened. 

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posted on 1.8.11

thedailywhat:

In Case You Missed It of the Day: World-renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse “Pluto Killer” Tyson explains to Stephen Colbert and viewers named Bill O’Reilly what really makes sea levels rise and fall.

(Spoiler Alert: It’s not God.)

[colbert.]

Once again, silly religious arguments are defeated by SCIENCE!

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posted on 11.24.10
xkcd:

Guest Week: Bill Amend (FoxTrot)

Hey, I found something that made me laugh tonight!

xkcd:

Guest Week: Bill Amend (FoxTrot)

Hey, I found something that made me laugh tonight!

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posted on 11.20.10

thedailywhat:

Science Experiment of the Day: Using a piece of plastic, neon bulbs, and some wires to see the pattern formed by microwaves inside a microwave oven.

Fun for the whole family! (Don’t try this at home.)

[make.]

SCIENCE! I love stuff like this.

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posted on 11.13.10
inky:

Nedroid Picture Diary

inky:

Nedroid Picture Diary

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