Thursday, September 18, 2014
oupacademic:

Very Short Fact: Knowledge: A Very Short Introduction is publishing this month and is number 400 in the VSI series. Do you know the difference between a fact and an item of knowledge?

It’s tempting to identify knowledge with facts, but not every fact is an item of knowledge. Imagine shaking a sealed cardboard box containing a single coin. As you put the box down, the coin inside the box has landed either heads or tails: let’s say that’s a fact. But as long as no one looks into the box, this fact remains unknown; it is not yet within the realm of knowledge.

[p. 2, 3, Knowledge: A Very Short Introduction, by Jennifer Nagel]
Like the Very Short Introductions on Facebook for more from the series.
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oupacademic:

Very Short FactKnowledge: A Very Short Introduction is publishing this month and is number 400 in the VSI series. Do you know the difference between a fact and an item of knowledge?

It’s tempting to identify knowledge with facts, but not every fact is an item of knowledge. Imagine shaking a sealed cardboard box containing a single coin. As you put the box down, the coin inside the box has landed either heads or tails: let’s say that’s a fact. But as long as no one looks into the box, this fact remains unknown; it is not yet within the realm of knowledge.

[p. 2, 3, Knowledge: A Very Short Introduction, by Jennifer Nagel]

Like the Very Short Introductions on Facebook for more from the series.

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

(Source: urbsantiquafuit)

naotmaa:

a-window-to-the-east:

Last night I ate at a French restaurant. I had a nasty piece of bread which made my stomach ache. The pain was unbearable.

That took me longer than expected 🙈

Finally someone got the joke :P

Clearly no-one gets my jokes.

Last night I ate at a French restaurant. I had a nasty piece of bread which made my stomach ache. The pain was unbearable.

Monday, September 15, 2014

fluffy-little-fallen-angel:

nudityandnerdery:

divawithanunspoiledagenda:

plumbones:

destiny919:

greenhoused:

which way does a cyclops wing their eyeliner

tumblr user greenhoused is asking the real questions

It doesn’t matter, because Nobody is going to criticize their makeup.

WAS THAT A MOTHER FRACKING ODYSSEY PUN

Well, it wasn’t a motherfucking Oedipus pun, that’s for sure.

I think I’ve found my favorite post

According to the Russian news agency ИТАР-ТАСС and reported by Paul Kulikovsky, great-grandson of Olga Alexandrovna Romanov, the rightful Head of the Romanov family and President of the Romanov Family Association Prince Nicholas Romanovich Romanov has passed away at the age of 92. His claim as Head of the House of Romanov passes on to his younger brother, Dmitri Romanovich.

May he rest in peace.

Source: http://itar-tass.com/obschestvo/1442966

Sunday, September 14, 2014
It’s funny. When you leave your home and wander really far, you always think, ‘I want to go home.’ But then you come home, and of course it’s not the same. You can’t live with it, you can’t live away from it. And it seems like from then on there’s always this yearning for some place that doesn’t exist. I felt that. Still do. I’m never completely at home anywhere.

Danzy Senna

(The most perfect quote I’ve ever read about traveling, this is how I perpetually feel.)

(Source: goodreads.com)

Thursday, September 11, 2014

drewchainzzzz:

"Hey remember that time you…"

Yes. I remember every embarrassing thing I have ever done and chances are it keeps me up at night

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Said goodbye to Ashtin less than half an hour ago. Now waiting for flight. Could be a year before we see each other again. I don’t want to go back home :(