Protozoa

Eukaryotes, Prokaryotes, Archaea, oh my!

I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.

E. B. White

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It is so easy to hide our ignorance under such expressions as the “plan of creation” or “unity of design,” etc., and to think that we give an explanation when we only restate a fact. Any one whose disposition leads him to attach more weight to unexplained difficulties than to the explanation of a certain number of facts will certainly reject the theory. A few naturalists, endowed with much flexibility of mind, and who have already begun to doubt the immutability of species, may be influenced by this volume; but I look with confidence to the future, to young and rising naturalists, who will be able to view both sides of the question with impartiality. Whoever is led to believe that species are mutable will do good service by conscientiously expressing his conviction; for thus only can the load of prejudice by which this subject is overwhelmed be removed.

—Charles Darwin, urging his followers to stand up to the establishment at the time: creationism. (via sciencecenter)

(Source: scienceblogs.com, via sciencecenter)

shakeapearemo:

yamino:

LOOK AT THIS FREAKING SEA SLUG. This is the most beautiful animal in the world, it’s like a pretty blob of paint, but ALIVE.
It eats POISONOUS JELLYFISH and stores the poison for its own use, concentrating it to be even more powerful than the deadly Portugese Man o’War. It floats around on the surface of the ocean with a gas-sack and it’s also a hermaphrodite.
Oh maaaan I really want to be a sea slug, they are 500 times cooler and prettier and more badass than humans.

I would make a pokemon reference but that would kind of belittle nature and show that I can’t appreciate real things without appropriating them into fantasy concepts.

shakeapearemo:

yamino:

LOOK AT THIS FREAKING SEA SLUG. This is the most beautiful animal in the world, it’s like a pretty blob of paint, but ALIVE.

It eats POISONOUS JELLYFISH and stores the poison for its own use, concentrating it to be even more powerful than the deadly Portugese Man o’War. It floats around on the surface of the ocean with a gas-sack and it’s also a hermaphrodite.

Oh maaaan I really want to be a sea slug, they are 500 times cooler and prettier and more badass than humans.

I would make a pokemon reference but that would kind of belittle nature and show that I can’t appreciate real things without appropriating them into fantasy concepts.

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fuckyeahatheism-:

Qualiasoup’s first video in a new series on Morality: Good without God. 

This is a very good listen, and I look forward to the rest of the series.

~Moolgets

(Source: atheismfuckyeah, via 1225491-1986)

Who is more humble? The scientist who looks at the universe with an open mind and accepts whatever the universe has to teach us, or somebody who says everything in this book must be considered the literal truth and never mind the fallibility of all the human beings involved?