|—||Guy Debord, The Society of the Spectacle (via zealotry)|
Skeleton class war has been around for a lot longer than you think.
|—||Joe ieatbabies Biden|
Perspectivism is the term coined by Friedrich Nietzsche in developing the view that all ideations take place from particular perspectives. This means that there are many possible conceptual schemes, or perspectives in which judgment of truth or value can be made. This is often taken to imply that no way of seeing the world can be taken as definitively “true”, but does not necessarily entail that all perspectives are equally valid.
Fight to live - poster from the 80s during The Troubles in Ireland
"The incredible complexity of a mammalian eye (in this case from a mouse) is captured here. Each color represents a different type of cell. In total, there are nearly 70 different cell types, including the retina’s many rings and the peach-colored muscle cells clustered on the left. Image courtesy of Bryan William Jones and Robert E. Marc, University of Utah. Part of the exhibit Life:Magnified by ASCB and NIGMS."
A graduate student has created the first man-made biological leaf. It absorbs water and carbon dioxide to produce oxygen just like a plant. He did this by suspending chloroplasts in a mixture made out of silk protein. He believed it can be used for many things but the most striking one is the thought that it could be used for long distance space travel. Plants do not grow in space, but this synthetic material can be used to produce oxygen in a hostile environment. (Video)
HONG KONG STUDENT PROTEST! LIVE!
For those of you unaware, thousands of students in Hong Kong have been marching/demonstrating for their right to self-determination. They want to pressure mainland China into giving Hong Kong full universal suffrage: one man, one vote plus the ability to choose its own candidates independent of Beijing. In August, Beijing ruled that candidates for the city’s top post must be selected by a committee perceived to serve the Chinese Communist Party.
“If we don’t protest, the social cohesion can fade out,” said Lam Kan Faat, 20, a student at City University,“My mom called and scolded me. She told me you’re very young, and you cannot bear the responsibility.”
Students waved signs and chanted “change starts from disobedience” and “we must fight for true democracy” as they set off from a city park last night. Police were stationed at Leung’s residence less than two kilometers (1.2 miles) away.
It is incredible to watch this massive, peaceful event. The demonstrators often break out into song (hundreds, if not thousands singing along). Watch it; it showcases the stark contrast in response by the Chinese government to protests. In the Xinjiang region, for example, an estimated 2,000 people were killed after protests/riots broke out when the central government banned Ramadan and its celebration.
|—||Jorge Luis Borges (via aminel)|