Inspirations, random musings and other pseudo coming-of-age stories of a 20 year-old. I write, I ramble, I bitch quite a bit.
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Living in a make-believe land~

Living in a make-believe land~

I find many adults are put off when young children pose scientific questions. Why is the Moon round? the children ask. Why is grass green? What is a dream? How deep can you dig a hole? When is the world’s birthday? Why do we have toes? Too many teachers and parents answer with irritation or ridicule, or quickly move on to something else: ‘What did you expect the Moon to be, square?’ Children soon recognize that somehow this kind of question annoys the grown-ups. A few more experiences like it, and another child has been lost to science. Why adults should pretend to omniscience before 6-year-olds, I can’t for the life of me understand. What’s wrong with admitting that we don’t know something? Is our self-esteem so fragile? -

Carl Sagan, The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark (via thedragoninmygarage)

What is so unbelievably sad about this is how amazing and wonderful it is when you and a child both don’t know something, so you seek out the answers together. Either finding books in a library or elsewhere or looking it up on the net and talking about the info.

The joy of discovery and learning is so much more intense when you can see someone who’s so new to the world experiencing it along with you. And so many adults are not only shut down to learning new things, forever trapped in stagnation and ignorance, they damage that joy in children, a horrid sin if there ever was one.

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Flawless Mirror by Lauren Hom

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Flawless Mirror by Lauren Hom

elenamorelli:

{ one step at a time }-i wish i was there again-

elenamorelli:

{ one step at a time }
-i wish i was there again-
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MissPoppyDesign

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MissPoppyDesign

creaturesofcomfort:

OK Soda was a soft drink created by The Coca-Cola Company in 1993 that aggressively courted the Generation X demographic with unusual advertising tactics, including endorsements and even outright negative publicity. It did not sell well in select test markets and was officially declared out of production in 1995 before reaching nation-wide distribution. The drink’s slogan was “Things are going to be OK.”

the-king-of-coney-island:

20aliens:

John Bennett Fitts

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the-king-of-coney-island:

20aliens:

John Bennett Fitts

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fastcompany:

“Organs-on-a-chip” don’t look like much: They are very thin clear pieces of plastic, but when they are filled with cells, they take on a life of their own and mimic human systems far more effectively than simple petri dish cell cultures. - The Coming Human Body On A Chip That Will Change How We Make Drugs
No more animal testing and no more guesswork about whether drugs that work on animals might also work on humans. Scientists are making an entire electonic set of organs that can test our drugs quickly and easily.
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fastcompany:

“Organs-on-a-chip” don’t look like much: They are very thin clear pieces of plastic, but when they are filled with cells, they take on a life of their own and mimic human systems far more effectively than simple petri dish cell cultures. - The Coming Human Body On A Chip That Will Change How We Make Drugs

No more animal testing and no more guesswork about whether drugs that work on animals might also work on humans. Scientists are making an entire electonic set of organs that can test our drugs quickly and easily.

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