The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of starstuff.”
-Carl Sagan, Cosmos
The amino acid sequence on my arm is: Ile-Ale-Met-Ser-Thr-Ala-Arg-Ser-Thr-Sec-Phe-Phe, “I AM STARSTUFF”
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"What should we think about death?" Narrated by Stephen Fry - That’s Humanism!
A short Humanist animation about death, afterlife, and living in the here and now.
via British Humanists.
Anonymous asked: Happy 420!
Happy 4.20 to you and all who come across this reply :)
Unfortunately, I won’t be celebrating in the traditional fashion. The condensed rundown: my son’s mother is a significant source of negativity, and a trigger for my anxiety and depression. Because of some incredibly disappointing paperwork that arrived less than a month ago, I have been advised to remain “clean” from any such use until further notice. Not because there’s an actual problem, but because I live in a state where *shocker* it’s not legal nor decriminalized (except for Philadelphia).
It’s a truly unfortunate situation because my son means everything to me, I’m actively involved with his education, and the only reason I periodically use cannabis is due to its positive contribution to my overall well being and mental health, which effects my son directly because when using on a regular basis (which does not mean every day) I’m obviously having less frequent panic attacks, heightened anxiety and my depression doesn’t damper my daily life regarding completing tasks, along with, you know, maintaing my stress, self-management, and not thinking about ending my life.
With the way that his mother treats me, you would think I was the most horrendous and irresponsible deadbeat parent ever. It’s something I have never openly discussed on this blog for obvious reasons.
Personal confession, 4/20 rant/PSA for cannabis legalization over.
Everyone, enjoy responsibly, be safe, and make sure to keep in mind all of those whose lives have been and are still being ruined by the continued prohibition on cannabis.
Study Serves Huge Blow to ‘Any Remaining Climate Change Deniers’
By Hannah Osborne April 14, 2014 International Business Times
Climate change deniers have been dealt a huge blow following the release of a study that says the natural warming hypothesis can be ruled out with 99% accuracy.
Scientists at McGill University, Montreal, have said they can say with overwhelming confidence that climate change is the result of man-made emissions. Published in the journal Climate Dynamics, the researchers analysed temperature data since 1500. Their findings almost completely rule out the possibility that global warming in the industrial era is a natural fluctuation in the planet’s climate.
IMAGE: Scientists are seen during a study of Arctic sea ice in July 2011 Reuters/NASA