Return to the Stars

vurtual:

can i just be tree and live in the forest 

Yes.

psicologicamenteblog:

Source: Chemical structures of neurotransmitters.

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Fun fact about glutamate: When eaten, MSG (monosodium glutamate) just breaks down into sodium and glutamate. Hence why claims that MSG is unhealthy are bullshit.

erikawithac:

realizing I forgot to moisturize after washing my face

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lousybookcovers:

Cuba Is Not the Second China!
Cuba Is Not the Second China! Stipulated.


#aspect ratio #bulletin board layout #font boredom #layers upon layers

lousybookcovers:

Cuba Is Not the Second China!

Cuba Is Not the Second China! Stipulated.

biologyweeps:

(picture courtesy of asksecularwitch)

And no, NaturalNews is not a source. Scientific papers are a source. NaturalNews is a site that regular misquotes, misrepresents and generally abuses science to the point where it’s barely even recognizable as such anymore. If you cite NaturalNews as if it was a reliable source for scientific information you’re outing yourself as barely scientifically literate. The same goes for whale.org. 

But since we’re already here, let us take a look at some of the select claims NN makes about lemon water:

- hydrates the body Well they’re not wrong, but that’s what water generally does to your body. You know, the whole ‘you can die of dehydration’ thing.

- Alkalizes your body. YOUR BLOOD PH IS FUCKING STABLE. I have said it so often I’ll say it again, if your blood pH was that easily influenced you’d be dead. Changing your blood pH is not a thing, your blood has three damn buffer systems in place for a reason. (hint: that reason is because otherwise you’d die)

- Cleansing properties. Ah yes nice and nebulous. Cleanses what from where? Because normally your body doesn’t need help, I mean it might need a bit of fiber but you should get that from your hopefully balanced diet anyways. And other cleansing? you got a liver. And kidneys. And in the vast majority of cases this is enough. 

Seriously if you trust NN with science news you and me need to sit down for a long chat about reliability and bias. 

I find the way that people over 40 in the media talk about selfies to be very weird. Like, calm down. Sometimes people take pictures of themselves. Society will be ok. What? No, if you have an extra person to take a picture, use them. You don’t need to have celebrities take group selfies just because you think selfies are “a thing.”

black-australia:

jencervin-photography:

My makeup art as an aboriginal

This is racism, not art. You can’t paint dots and lines on yourself and say you’re “an Aboriginal”. We are diverse in our cultures and languages, but your racist “art” just lumps us all together. We’re not a costume for your photo shoot. Why do people like you think that doing this is acceptable? 

black-australia:

jencervin-photography:

My makeup art as an aboriginal

This is racism, not art. You can’t paint dots and lines on yourself and say you’re “an Aboriginal”. We are diverse in our cultures and languages, but your racist “art” just lumps us all together. We’re not a costume for your photo shootWhy do people like you think that doing this is acceptable? 

prayforfele:

OMG someone was just telling me this

Peer reviewed citations needed.

There’s no plausible mechanism of action for most of these. How exactly does it “boost brain power”? What does that even mean? How does slightly acidic water stop caffeine cravings and prevent cancer? There’s actually no evidence that extra vitamin c has any effect on your immune system. And what does it mean to “boost” your immune system anyway? Do you even want a “boosted” immune system? It sounds like an auto-immune disease. And of course the idea that we need to “alkalize” our bodies is utter crap designed to sell special “alkalized” water.

confessionforanothertime:

D: My husband just linked me to this. Reverse image searching it took me to this subreddit.

confessionforanothertime:

D: My husband just linked me to this. Reverse image searching it took me to this subreddit.

I’m ok with everybody being cyborg people.
Nooooo Mythbusters.
HOW SOME WOMEN HAVE CRUSH ON AZOG JESUS ? Is there more weirder crushes of LOTR among you ladies ? I'm SO curious
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askmiddlearth:

I’m sorry but all I could see was AZOG JESUS.

ami-angelwings:

zhinxy:

A grown man believes this. Really, truly believes this (and called me a creeper and bully for rting this). Just let that sink in. He really truly dwells in some movie-tinged dreamworld where packs of cruel women cackle that nerds are gross, that they should be hurt and shown their place. That all our feigned nerdery and sexism-talk is just a cover for this. 

Think of the world we live in - Where he isn’t the only one who thinks this, not by a long shot. A world where  SJWs are out to steal happiness from nerds. 

Sexism fucking makes this world BIZARRE. 

I see stuff like this about Escher Girls and Feminist Frequency and other things sometimes.  Insistence that what we say our reasons and criticisms are are all a lie, that really this is all about popular girls being mean to geeks, (or sometimes hatred and jealousy of artists/creators) but NOT AT ALL EVER WHAT WE SAY. e_e

And it’s easier this way.  It’s easier because it means they don’t have to pay attention to anything we say.  It’s easier because it means they don’t have to examine anything or wonder why real thinking human beings have issues with stuff they like, or wonder if they’re the ones being exlusionary or bullying.  Instead they just dismiss it all as just background noise to MEAN GIRL BULLYING.  Everything we say is just a distraction, the point is we’re just meany meanies and high school never ends.  It also means they can feel like brave rebels when they lash out at us, threaten us, dox us, etc, because they’re the brave underclass nerds (which girls can’t be because our lives are sunshine, gundrops, non stop parties, and free meals) fighting against people who exist only to hurt them and have no legitimate concerns at all.

It’s kinda sad. :\

Human brains are incredibly adaptable.

returntothestars:

Experiments with virtual reality have found that humans can even learn to function in a four dimensional environment. Our brains are so adaptable, that we get bored with constantly perceiving the same universe.  We crave alternate “what-ifs,” where magic is real, or it’s hundreds of years in the future. The only requirement is that the rules of the universe have to be consistent. We can readily accept faster-than-light spaceships and magic wands, so long as the limits of those tools are established and their users are consistently constrained by them. When bad writers arbitrarily change these rules to suit their needs, our perception of the realness of their universe breaks down, and we become disinterested in the story.

Consider:

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Weeping Angel rules in “Blink”

  • Angels turn to stone when anyone is looking at them, including other angles
  • The Angels’ touch sends people back in time

Weeping Angel rules in “The Time of Angels”

  • Angels constantly move in plain sight of each-other
  • Angels outright kill
  • That which holds the image of an Angel becomes an Angel

Weeping Angel rules in “The Angels Take Manhatten”

  • ??????
  • Whatever
  • Who even gives a fuck anymore?