July 29th, 2014

I was at university, playing Salieri in Peter Shaffer’s play Amadeus, when my dad told me, ‘You’re better than I ever was or will be. You’ll have a good time doing this. I’m going to support you’. It was a huge thing for a father to say to his son. It was very humbling and moving. One of the reasons I get out of bed in the morning and try to do my best each day is to make them proud.

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thebigbangtheorists:

tbbt character appreciation weeks • week six • rajesh koothrappali

day five • favourite outfit

iwanttoberecycled:

createforless:

Bike Rim Clock via The Gunny Sack

I want to be rolling in on time.

iwanttoberecycled:

createforless:

Bike Rim Clock via The Gunny Sack

I want to be rolling in on time.

npr:

topherchris:


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We all need to disconnect sometimes. Get outside this weekend!

– Alexander

npr:

topherchris:

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We all need to disconnect sometimes. Get outside this weekend!

– Alexander

July 28th, 2014
Mathematics is like oxygen. If it is there, you do not notice it. If it would not be there, you realize that you cannot do without.
Lex Schrijver (via curiosamathematica)

(via mathprofessorquotes)

Bones, you spend a lot of time with Scotty. Is he more tolerable than Spock and Jim combined?
Asketh - Anonymous

captioningcrusader:

Scotty: Bringing back the worst internet memes since 2265.

diyforlifeblog:

New Post has been published on http://diyforlife.com/12-amazing-ideas-classrooms/12 Amazing Ideas for Classrooms

diyforlifeblog:

New Post has been published on http://diyforlife.com/12-amazing-ideas-classrooms/

12 Amazing Ideas for Classrooms

skunkbear:

The recent release of “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" reminded me of one of my favorite ape vs. man films – this 1932 video that shows a baby chimpanzee and a baby human undergoing the same basic psychological tests.

Its gets weirder – the human baby (Donald) and the chimpanzee baby (Gua) were both raised as humans by their biological/adopted father Winthrop Niles Kellogg.  Kellogg was a comparative psychologist fascinated by the interplay between nature and nurture, and he devised a fascinating (and questionably ethical) experiment to study it:

Suppose an anthropoid were taken into a typical human family at the day of birth and reared as a child. Suppose he were fed upon a bottle, clothed, washed, bathed, fondled, and given a characteristically human environment; that he were spoken to like the human infant from the moment of parturition; that he had an adopted human mother and an adopted human father.

First, Kellogg had to convince his pregnant wife he wasn’t crazy:

 …the enthusiasm of one of us met with so much resistance from the other that it appeared likely we could never come to an agreement upon whether or not we should even attempt such an undertaking.

She apparently gave in, because Donald and Gua were raised, for nine months, as brother and sister. Much like Caesar in the “Planet of the Apes” movies, Gua developed faster than her “brother,” and often outperformed him in tasks. But she soon hit a cognitive wall, and the experiment came to an end. (Probably for the best, as Donald had begun to speak chimpanzee.)

You can read more about Kellogg’s experiment, its legacy, and public reaction to it here.

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July 27th, 2014

ohgodbenny:

Benedict answering about taking on a role of Smaug.

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Alright, now draw a 4-dimension system on the board. Wait, are you actually trying to do it?
Geometry teacher (via mathprofessorquotes)
I am better than I was.
I will be better than I am.
(140/365) by (DS)

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