26 7 / 2014

"Science, then, is not like the onion in the often used analogy of stripping away layer after layer to get at some core, central, fundamental truth. Rather it’s like the magic well: no matter how many buckets of water you remove, there’s always another one to be had. Or even better, it’s like the widening ripples on the surface of a pond, the ever larger circumference in touch with more and more of what’s outside the circle, the unknown. This growing forefront is where science occurs… It is a mistake to bob around in the circle of facts instead of riding the wave to the great expanse lying outside the circle."

Stuart Firestein, from Ignorance: How It Drives Science

I was reminded of this quote, which sums up the driving force of the scientific process better than just about anything I’ve ever read, today after watching the latest Vlogbrothers video, in which Hank Green channels his inner Socrates:

"I know one thing, that I know nothing."

Watch Hank admit to being a towering mountain of ignorance (something we should all admit) below…

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25 7 / 2014

25 7 / 2014

madehimsaycomfychairs:

atelierevzimus:

continueplease:

konoto:

whatthefawxblogs:

dek-says-so:

cute-bird-dad:

cauda-pavonis:

pronouncedlab-eth:

lcheeseboy:

I was volunteering at a booksale when I ran across this and just…

Submitted to me by mrsrhettbutler

uh…those arms…you’re all thinking that, right…?

i feel like we’re all just kind of reblogging it in a circle and looking at each other uneasily like, waiting for someone to finally give in and yell it out in the reply chain

ROBO-DILDO.

you held out as long as you could, i’m sure.

Dildobot

Edward Dildo-arms

DOMO ARIGATO FISTO ROBOTO

I SPAT OUT MY WATER ON THE LAST COMMENT FUCK

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25 7 / 2014

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25 7 / 2014

25 7 / 2014

wonderfulyweird:

Realistic Oil Painting by Dutch artist 
Tjalf Sparnaay
This is true art.

wonderfulyweird:

Realistic Oil Painting by Dutch artist 

Tjalf Sparnaay

This is true art.

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25 7 / 2014

w-for-wumbo:

leftforbed:

emilie-xo:

party-balloons:

when u cum before u get to ur favorite part of the video

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Hahahahaha

when ur carrying 2 plastic bags and both of them break at the same time

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i’m not sure what just happened but it feels in balance….

(Source: mrcalifornia, via magitekgaymer)

25 7 / 2014

25 7 / 2014

kidsigh:

IM SCREAMING. Somebody just came up to me in the mall and gave this to me

kidsigh:

IM SCREAMING. Somebody just came up to me in the mall and gave this to me

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25 7 / 2014

molotovriot:

space-tart:

astro-stoner:

hohokev:

why do jellyfish only sting when theres physical contact

why doesnt the electricity just surge throughout the entire ocean

why dont jellyfish rule the world

Fun fact!  Jellyfish don’t use electricity to sting you.  Whenever they feel pressure against their tentacles, it causes its cells to rapidly send out these stingers into your skin that then release its venom.  Like this:

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