the dregs

from-the-earth-to-the-moon13:

Earth As Seen From Apollo 4 in November 1967 

sci-universe:

Estonian astrophotographer Raivo Hein captured Moon with Jupiter and its moons!

faithandfury:

kinell:

freightsick:

thatbagelgirl:

sizvideos:

To the Boys Who May One Day Date My Daughter - Video

I love this so fucking much

Everyone needs to watch the video because it’s so much better than this gif set.

SO GOOD

This has me in tears, sometimes I do feel unlucky not to have a father

White people will believe anything if they think it’s a Native American proverb.
Native American Proverb (via presidentobarna)

Fox News Contributor and Evangelical Christian Kirsten Powers understands the First Amendment and agrees with Nick Fish of American Atheists. I wonder if her contract was terminated while she was on the air. 

Bolling, lacking any shred of an intellectual argument, pathetically tries to insult atheists to close out the segment. Par for the course. 

And for Mediate’s part, I like that the headline can’t be bothered to use Nick Fish’s name. He is just an “atheist” after all. 

Hey! If you were a psychedelic mushroom and you were bored, would you eat yourself?  I know I would. 

Hey! If you were a psychedelic mushroom and you were bored, would you eat yourself?  I know I would. 

kiranirvanna:

~lovely -__-

kiranirvanna:

~lovely -__-

Is it political if I tell you that if we burn coal, you’re going to warm the atmosphere? Or is that a statement of fact that you’ve made political? It’s a scientific statement. The fact that there are elements of society that have made it political, that’s a whole other thing.
Neil deGrasse Tyson (via socio-logic)
skepticalavenger:

THIS!
Via Stephanie Smith

cognitivedissonance:

liberalisnotadirtyword:

vanconcastiel:

eridan-amporadorable:

neurologically:

deanspelvis:

milesjai:

madlori:

leogursky:

Missouri Pastor’s Fiery Speech Against Equal Rights for Homosexuals Has Stunning Twist Ending

Pardon my French, but this Pastor is a badass mothafucka.

The entire speech is further enhanced by the insight provided in this YouTube comment:

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Watch till the end.  Trust me.

Someone give this man an award. 

He literally just slayed their assholes open wow

Watch how uncomfortable the people in the background get when the speech turns around. They were probably agreeing with everything he had said up until then.

Give this man a gold medal to go along with those cast-iron balls.

Can I get a slow-clap for the good preacher here?

ICYMI

lookninjas:

fl-orida:

kawaiisugah:

mattbellamymuseofspace:

duod:


Many classic horror icons and other disturbing creatures share common characteristics. Pale skin, dark, sunken eyes, elongated faces, sharp teeth, and the like. These images inspire horror and revulsion in many, and with good reason. The characteristics shared by these faces are imprinted in the human mind.
Many things frighten humans instinctively. The fear is natural, and does not need to be reinforced in order to terrify. The fears are species-wide, stemming from dark times in the past when lightning could mean the burning of your tree home, predators could be hiding in the dark, heights could make poor footing lethal, and a spider or snake bite could mean certain death.
The question you have to ask yourself is this:
What happened, deep in the hidden eras before history began, that could effect the entire human race so evenly as to give the entire species a deep, instinctual, and lasting fear of pale beings with dark, sunken eyes, razor sharp teeth, and elongated faces?

To be honest that last question frightened me more that the picture.


That question is what always catches me and makes me want to reblog this

Reblogging for the question as well

What happened, deep in the hidden eras before history began, that could effect the entire human race so evenly as to give the entire species a deep, instinctual, and lasting fear of pale beings with dark, sunken eyes, razor sharp teeth, and elongated faces?
…  well, death happened, probably.
Here’s the thing.  As civilization has progressed, we have divorced ourselves from the natural processes of decomposition, especially in regards to the bodies of other humans.  There are exceptions, always, but for the most part our dead are promptly whisked away to a mortician  to be arranged for burial.  If we see them at all after that, it’s with veins pumped full of embalming fluid, a full face of makeup, and whatever other tricks are necessary to make the deceased look as though they’re merely sleeping. 
Back in the day, however, this was not an option. 
The process of decomposition is different for every corpse, but there’s some things that nearly always apply.  First, the blood and other fluids begin to pool in low-lying areas.  If the corpse is arranged on their back — and you’d think that most humans, upon realizing that their friend or family member had completely ceased moving, would roll them onto their back to look at their face, to check their breathing and see if their eyes would open — this means the blood will drain away from the face and leave the skin markedly paler.  Once rigor mortis has passed, the jaw will slacken as muscles soften, elongating the face.  The gums and other soft tissues retract, leaving hair and nails longer in appearance (your nails don’t grow after death — your cuticles shrink), and the eyes will sink back into the head, leaving them sunken and dark in appearance. 
And there’s your monster, right there.  Pale, dark eyes, long face, sharp teeth.  Literally, the face of death. 

lookninjas:

fl-orida:

kawaiisugah:

mattbellamymuseofspace:

duod:

Many classic horror icons and other disturbing creatures share common characteristics. Pale skin, dark, sunken eyes, elongated faces, sharp teeth, and the like. These images inspire horror and revulsion in many, and with good reason. The characteristics shared by these faces are imprinted in the human mind.

Many things frighten humans instinctively. The fear is natural, and does not need to be reinforced in order to terrify. The fears are species-wide, stemming from dark times in the past when lightning could mean the burning of your tree home, predators could be hiding in the dark, heights could make poor footing lethal, and a spider or snake bite could mean certain death.

The question you have to ask yourself is this:

What happened, deep in the hidden eras before history began, that could effect the entire human race so evenly as to give the entire species a deep, instinctual, and lasting fear of pale beings with dark, sunken eyes, razor sharp teeth, and elongated faces?

To be honest that last question frightened me more that the picture.

That question is what always catches me and makes me want to reblog this

Reblogging for the question as well

What happened, deep in the hidden eras before history began, that could effect the entire human race so evenly as to give the entire species a deep, instinctual, and lasting fear of pale beings with dark, sunken eyes, razor sharp teeth, and elongated faces?

…  well, death happened, probably.

Here’s the thing.  As civilization has progressed, we have divorced ourselves from the natural processes of decomposition, especially in regards to the bodies of other humans.  There are exceptions, always, but for the most part our dead are promptly whisked away to a mortician  to be arranged for burial.  If we see them at all after that, it’s with veins pumped full of embalming fluid, a full face of makeup, and whatever other tricks are necessary to make the deceased look as though they’re merely sleeping. 

Back in the day, however, this was not an option. 

The process of decomposition is different for every corpse, but there’s some things that nearly always apply.  First, the blood and other fluids begin to pool in low-lying areas.  If the corpse is arranged on their back — and you’d think that most humans, upon realizing that their friend or family member had completely ceased moving, would roll them onto their back to look at their face, to check their breathing and see if their eyes would open — this means the blood will drain away from the face and leave the skin markedly paler.  Once rigor mortis has passed, the jaw will slacken as muscles soften, elongating the face.  The gums and other soft tissues retract, leaving hair and nails longer in appearance (your nails don’t grow after death — your cuticles shrink), and the eyes will sink back into the head, leaving them sunken and dark in appearance. 

And there’s your monster, right there.  Pale, dark eyes, long face, sharp teeth.  Literally, the face of death. 

androphilia:

Muslim Women Against FEMEN

True, within advocacy there should not be any usurping of another person’s agency. However, I would question *why* is there a desire or, in many cases, a need to cover?

We could go down the rabbit hole of ‘what is free will and do we have it?’, but to make a long story short: are you sure your choice to cover is not a result of social, religious, and/or cultural indoctrination? The most effective means to determine that is to go uncovered as an experiment to observe other’s reactions.

Please don’t try that if forethought implies there is any likelihood of negative consequences. That alone should be enough of an experiment.

kiranirvanna:

the tragedy is that No One would realy buy this as a movie, but those same people believe it implicitly as a reality.

kiranirvanna:

the tragedy is that No One would realy buy this as a movie, but those same people believe it implicitly as a reality.