kateoplis:

commie-pinko-liberal:

Neil deGrasse Tyson on how unrepresentative our representatives are

Where IS the rest of… life?

How many great leaders have decided that entering the world of politics is the LAST thing they’d want to do?  And who could possibly blame them?

The scientists and engineers are focusing on science and engineering, where they can at least see some semblance of progress, of discovery, of creation.

I’ve lost my trust in anyone who WANTS to lead.

newsweek:

wnycradiolab:

jtotheizzoe:

Because you were wondering, you know you were.
(via Coudal)

Anyone else remember going to a science museum as a kid and being weight on the “space” scales?  Was that Liberty Science Center?  Man, that was great.

We lookin’ good on Mars.

I’m going to take where the chart ends to mean “you’re too fat to go to the moon.”

newsweek:

wnycradiolab:

jtotheizzoe:

Because you were wondering, you know you were.

(via Coudal)

Anyone else remember going to a science museum as a kid and being weight on the “space” scales?  Was that Liberty Science Center?  Man, that was great.

We lookin’ good on Mars.

I’m going to take where the chart ends to mean “you’re too fat to go to the moon.”

"The good thing about science is that it’s true whether or not you believe in it."

Neil deGrasse Tyson (via bringtheruckuss)
shortformblog:

felixsalmon:

(via PROOF that the earth is only 6000 years old)
This leaves me with only one question. What will I do once I have neither scripture nor science to back me up?

Can you see the fallacy in this argument?

"And don’t even get me STARTED on the Earth’s supply of Fig Newtons, Atheists"

shortformblog:

felixsalmon:

(via PROOF that the earth is only 6000 years old)

This leaves me with only one question. What will I do once I have neither scripture nor science to back me up?

Can you see the fallacy in this argument?

"And don’t even get me STARTED on the Earth’s supply of Fig Newtons, Atheists"

thekidshouldseethis:

Powers of Ten (1968), written and directed by Charles and Ray Eames. How is it that I didn’t see this classic film until I was in college? It’s perfect for kids! They should see this!

Thanks, Ariel Churi.

Oh man, I remember seeing this for the first time in elementary school and getting my mind blown.

benolen:

Space: You Are Here poster series by Mike Gottschalk

Sometimes it’s so comforting to know that none of your shit matters

whyamiinseminary:

“Everything happens for a reason.” - Scientists

whyamiinseminary:

“Everything happens for a reason.” - Scientists

davidkendall:

golden-notebook:

We Stopped Dreaming (by lhite)

Neil deGrasse Tyson killed it on last Friday’s Bill Maher talking about the defunding of the space program:

“First of all, let’s clarify what the NASA budget is. Do you realize that the $850 billion dollar bailout, that sum of money is greater than the entire 50-year running budget of NASA?

And so when someone says, “We don’t have enough money for this space probe,” I’m asking, no, it’s not that you don’t have enough money, it’s that the distribution of money that you’re spending is warped in some way that you are removing the only thing that gives people something to dream about tomorrow.

You remember the 60s and 70s. You didn’t have to go more than a week before there’s an article in Life magazine, “The Home of Tomorrow,” “The City of Tomorrow,” “Transportation of Tomorrow”. All of that ended in the 1970s. After we stopped going to the Moon, it all ended. We stopped dreaming.

And so I worry that the decision that Congress makes doesn’t factor in the consequences of those decisions on tomorrow. Tomorrow’s gone. They’re playing for the quarterly report, they’re playing for the next election cycle, and that is mortgaging the actual future of this nation, and the rest of the world is going to pass us by.”

To plan for the future, we not only have to envision it, but we have to at least make attempts — even if they fail — to achieve it.  We don’t anymore.

That’s where you’re wrong.  De-prioritizing education and the arts, encouraging and facilitating corporate greed, ensuring that the rich get richer at any cost, engaging in ill-advised and costly wars, holding the nation’s economy hostage in order to force an idealogical agenda… that IS planning for the future.  It’s just not the future you or I want.

friendlyatheist:

Exactly.

friendlyatheist:

Exactly.

jtotheizzoe:

Step 1: Watch video.

Step 2: “Whaaaa . . ?”

Step 3: Visit the link below and learn the physics behind that jump.

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