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“Beyond the fiction of reality, there is the reality of the fiction.” ― Slavoj Žižek (via psych-quotes)

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April12014
“Do I contradict myself? Very well, then, I contradict myself; I am large — I contain multitudes.” Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass (via itsfromabook)

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March302014
March262014
“Almost everyone in the middle class has a college degree, and most have an advanced degree of some kind. Those of us who can look back to the humble stations of our parents or grandparents, who never saw the inside of an institution of higher learning, can have cause for self-congratulation. But— inevitably but— the impression that our general populace is better educated depends on an ambiguity in the meaning of the word education, or a fudging of the distinction between liberal and technical education. A highly trained computer specialist need not have had any more learning about morals, politics or religion than the most ignorant of persons. All to the contrary, his narrow education, with the prejudices and the pride accompanying it, and its literature which comes to be and passes away in a day and uncritically accepts the premises of current wisdom, can cut him off from the liberal learning that simpler folk used to absorb from a variety of traditional sources. It is not evident to me that someone whose regular reading consists of Time, Playboy and Scientific American has any profounder wisdom about the world than the rural schoolboy of yore with his McGuffey’s reader. When a youngster like Lincoln sought to educate himself, the immediately available obvious things for him to learn were the Bible, Shakespeare and Euclid. Was he really worse off than those who try to find their way through the technical smorgasbord of the current school system, with its utter inability to distinguish between important and unimportant in any way other than by the demands of the market?” Allan Bloom (via quotecatalog)
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March202014
npr:

ilovecharts:

History’s Great Floss-ophers 

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npr:

ilovecharts:

History’s Great Floss-ophers 

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March172014
mikerugnetta:

owlgoggles20:

astutes:

A clock that writes the time.

This is so unnecessary I’ll take 20


Is it weird that I find this adorable?

mikerugnetta:

owlgoggles20:

astutes:

A clock that writes the time.

This is so unnecessary I’ll take 20

Is it weird that I find this adorable?

March102014

Most people would rather die than think; many do.

Bertrand Russell: The ABC of Relativity

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