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There is no other species on the Earth that does science. It is, so far, entirely a human invention, evolved by natural selection in the cerebral cortex for one simple reason: it works. It is not perfect. It can be misused. It is only a tool. But it is by far the best tool we have, self-correcting, ongoing, applicable to everything. It has two rules. First: there are no sacred truths; all assumptions must be critically examined; arguments from authority are worthless. Second: whatever is inconsistent with the facts must be discarded or revised. We must understand the Cosmos as it is and not confuse how it is with how we wish it to be.

Carl Sagan, in Cosmos. New York: Random House. 1980: p.332

We must not confuse how things are
with how we wish them to be.


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My “Labyrinth” inspired piece for the David Bowie art show, “Changes, A Bowie Tribute” at Susanita’s Little Gallery / Tumblr

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Wanted to a trio of famous astrophysicists as an art card set: Carl Sagan, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and Stephen Hawking.  Might do more later, but I really wanted to have these three to start. :)


Spring Muses



Heavy Cavalry Officer’s Sword

  • Pattern 1796
  • Dated: circa 1810 

The blade of this weapon, made by I Gill, is straight and fullered. It is also blued and engraved with fine decoration, including the 1801-16 Royal coat of arms, a trophy of arms, the cypher ‘G R’, and a mounted cavalryman with a sword and carbine. The pierced steel ‘ladder’ guard has a ribbed wooden grip covered in leather and bound with silver wire.

Source: Copyright 2014 ©  National Army Museum


A new scenario has arrived for Eclipse Phase. It’s called The Devotees, and it’s got all kinds of tasty ingredients:

  • Pit your Firewall team against Nine Lives, the most ruthless syndicate of soul thieves in the System.
  • Investigate a horrifying new psychosurgery technique that creates worshipful slaves.
  • Includes new information on the organization and key figures in the Nine Lives crime syndicate.
  • Includes details about Legba, Nine Lives’ asteroid stronghold in the Main Belt.
  • Includes hooks for future adventures against Nine Lives.

$5 for the PDF at DriveThru RPG.



Of course they know.

[That Vulture article from April 2013]

People really need to read the article because Mark Ruffalo’s response was amazing.

He did not ridicule the fans for their slash art. He didn’t say they were gross. He instead GOT EXCITED and praised them for being so creative and taking the characters to heart and running with them.

Also, ugh those fucking two they are so cute

Where can I get one?

I despise my own hypersensitiveness, which requires so much reassurance. It is certainly abnormal to crave so much to be loved and understood.

Anaïs Nin (via marcescentfleur)