A mosquito was heard to complain That a chemist had poisoned his brain The...– Dr. D D Perrin
NeuroLogica Blog » The Continuity Problem →
Fans of science fiction are likely familiar with the continuity problem. You get beamed aboard the Enterprise by the transporter and everything seems to work perfectly. On Earth you are disassembled into your most fundamental particles in order to capture all of the information necessary to then recreate you in your exact state aboard the Enterprise. The new you aboard the Enterprise is you in...
John and I talked, I left, and in a week or so he was dead. I cried and I cried,...– Bobbi Campbell
What Coke Contains →
“The number of individuals who know how to make a can of Coke is zero. The number of individual nations that could produce a can of Coke is zero. This famously American product is not American at all. Invention and creation is something we are all in together. Modern tool chains are so long and complex that they bind us into one people and one planet. “
According to current research, every time you access a memory your brain actually rewrites that memory with what you are remembering in that moment. Because of that you can’t help but lose part of that memory each time you think about it. It’s like recording from a copy of a copy of a copy; eventually it gets to the point where it’s unreadable. There are things I can only...
Into a Black Hole - Stephen Hawking →
It appears that the information about what fell in (the black hole), is lost, apart from the total amount of mass, and the amount of rotation… …If information were lost in black holes, we wouldn’t be able to predict the future, because a black hole could emit any collection of particles. It could emit a working television set, or a leather bound volume of the complete works of...
Disney songs sung in their native languages. →
If Disney characters were real, they wouldn’t be singing in English.
Do I contradict myself? Very well, then, I contradict myself; (I am large—I...– Walt Whitman
Rape Culture [Trigger warning] →
There never was an apple, in Adam’s opinion, that wasn’t worth the...– Good Omens - Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
Hello, babies. Welcome to Earth. It’s hot in the summer and cold in the...– Kurt Vonnegut
You want a physicist to speak at your funeral. You want the physicist to talk to...– Aaron Freeman
Colorado wildfires: Several fires explode across...
What should scientists share? Some ethical... →
“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming “Wow! What a Ride!” ― Hunter S. Thompson
“if the only thing that you truly know is that you’re going to die, anything else that you think you know is only death disguised… If I know I want my dance to do this, if you’ve already killed all possibilities, that’s death. So keeping your path unknown, and being able to keep your path philosophical, spiritual; walking into the unknown… It’s scary....