I'm a science nerd, in love with words,
who is apparently developing an obsession with british television...among other things

 

The modern view [that it is bad for adults to read fairy tales / children’s books] seems to me to involve a false conception of growth. They accuse us of arrested development because we have not lost a taste we had in childhood. But surely arrested development consists not in refusing to lose old things but in failing to add new things? I now like hock, which I am sure I should not have liked as a child. But I still like lemon-squash. I call this growth or development because I have been enriched: where I formerly had only one pleasure, I now have two. But if I had to lose the taste for lemon-squash before I acquired the taste for hock, that would not be growth but simple change.

I now enjoy Tolstoy and Jane Austen and Trollope as well as fairy tales and I call that growth: if I had had to lose the fairy tales in order to acquire the novelists, I would not say that I had grown but only that I had changed. A tree grows because it adds rings: a train doesn’t grow by leaving one station behind and puffing on to the next. In reality, the case is stronger and more complicated than this. I think my growth is just as apparent when I now read the fairy tales as when I read the novelists, for I now enjoy the fairy tales better than I did in childhood: being now able to put more in, of course I get more out.

cyclopentadiene:

A comprehensive overview of chemical-free consumer products

"Manufacturers of consumer products, in particular edibles and cosmetics, have broadly employed the term ‘Chemical free’ in marketing campaigns and on product labels. Such characterization is often incorrectly used to imply — and interpreted to mean — that the product in question is healthy, derived from natural sources, or otherwise free from synthetic components. We have examined and subjected to rudimentary analysis an exhaustive number of such products, including but not limited to lotions and cosmetics, herbal supplements, household cleaners, food items, and beverages. Herein are described all those consumer products, to our knowledge, that are appropriately labelled as ‘Chemical free’."

(Source)

escapekit:

Papers for Characters

Spanish design studio Atipo has created a collection of minimalistic movie posters that are made from paper. 

Awesome. 

(Source: designtaxi.com)

hoshispades:

hoshispades:

everybodys got a water buffalo 

stop stop right this instant what do you think youre doing

you cant say everyones got a water buffalo everyone does not have a water buffalo we’re going to get nasty letters saying wheres my water buffalo why dont i have a water buffalo and are you prepared to deal with that i dont think so stop being so silly

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(Source: lovepact)

chempuns:

Hello lovers of chemistry puns!  Sorry for the recent inactivity, your admins have been running around like crazy these past few weeks because we were preparing for… graduation! Thank you so much for all the love you have shown us- our hearts sure do feel the oxytocin running through our veins! 
So, as you continue to tumble across our blog, please remember to keep on punning. 
Love, 
Your recent college graduates :)

chempuns:

Hello lovers of chemistry puns!  Sorry for the recent inactivity, your admins have been running around like crazy these past few weeks because we were preparing for… graduation! Thank you so much for all the love you have shown us- our hearts sure do feel the oxytocin running through our veins! 

So, as you continue to tumble across our blog, please remember to keep on punning. 

Love, 

Your recent college graduates :)