"I always had the deepest affection for people who carried sublimed tears in their silences."
- Virginia Woolf, The diary of Virginia Woolf, volume III (via bookaddictiion)
NASA | The Mysterious Holes in the Atmosphere on Venus
Venus has no magnetic field. WHICH IS CRAZY.
If the Earth lacked a magnetic field we wouldn’t be here to take selfies. (“Earth’s magnetic field serves to deflect most of the solar wind, whose charged particles would otherwise strip away the ozone layer that protects the Earth from harmful ultraviolet radiation” Wiki).
"It appeared that there were holes on the nightside of Venus’ ionosphere. Researchers at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center investigated these mysterious holes, and found evidence that the sun’s magnetic field lines may be penetrating through the planet."
”..the sun’s magnetic field lines may be penetrating through the planet.”
"How do we shape minds to think outside of the boxes of the oppressive cultures in which we live and develop responsible technologies? How do we cultivate cultures and critical thinking that will foster new technologies? How do we make available access to information, spaces and tools that will help people to create new technologies? A lot of how we see technology is steeped in Western thought of efficiency, progress and making capital and not how it enriches our lives, the lives of other animals, plants and the Earth. We still have a lot of unlearning to do."
Sherese Francis ( afutureancient )
Using Afrofuturism to Power New Modes of Tech – Interview with Futuristically Ancient Blogger Sherese Francis via Blerds - Atlanta Black Star
"… to us the subjective artist is simply the bad artist, and since we demand above all, in every genre and range of art, a triumph over subjectivity, deliverance from the self, the silencing of every personal will and desire; since, in fact, we cannot imagine the smallest genuine art work lacking objectivity and disinterested contemplation."
- Friedrich Nietzsche - The Birth of Tragedy (via mytheatreofcruelty)
Athanasius Kircher. Ars Magna Lucis et Umbrae (The Great Art of Light and Shadow). 1646.
"Skepticism is the agent of reason against organized irrationalism—and is therefore one of the keys to human social and civic decency."
- ― Stephen Jay Gould (via psych-quotes)
"Absurdity is one of the most human things about us: a manifestation of our most advanced and interesting characteristics.
- ― Thomas Nagel (via psych-quotes)
The mummified heart is said to be that of vampire Auguste Delagrance, responsible for the deaths of more than forty people back in the 1900, a period of vampirism in the USA. When he was identified, Delagrance was hunted down by a Romano Catholic priest and a Voodoo Hougan, and was destroyed in 1912. (x)
This is fucking Rad
(Source: welcometothe1jungle, via extermiknit)
"The dynamic principle of fantasy is play, a characteristic also of the child, and as such it appears inconsistent with the principle of serious work. But without this playing with fantasy no creative work has ever yet come to birth. The debt we owe to the play of imagination is incalculable. It is therefore short-sighted to treat fantasy, on account of its risky or unacceptable nature, as a thing of little worth. It must not be forgotten that it is just in the imagination that a man’s highest value may lie."
- Carl Gustav Jung (via drakontomalloi)