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by Stanley Kubrick
Why I watched a snake-handling pastor die for his... →
Lauren Pond As a photojournalist, what role did I have in this tragedy, and what is it now, in the aftermath? Was it right for me to remain in the background taking pictures, as I did, and not seek medical attention for the dying pastor, whose beliefs forbade it? Or should I have intervened and called paramedics earlier, which would have undermined Mack’s wishes? Finally, what was I supposed to...
32,000-Year-Old Plant Reborn From Ancient Fruit... →
Researchers in Russia have revived a fertile plant from the remains of 32,000-year-old fruit that was found buried within the fossilized burrows of ancient squirrels deep in the Siberian ice. The resurrected plant, from an era of woolly mammoths and saber-tooth cats, is the oldest viable multicellular living organism, according to the study published today in the Proceedings of the National...
Fantastic Voyage: "Doctor Who", "Community" and... →
Emily Nussbaum: “Trouble is, it’s all back to front,” laments Doctor Who’s soul mate, River Song (played by the badass Alex Kingston). “My past is his future.” Song is Doctor Who’s future wife; or maybe she’s his past wife. They’ve been travelling in time, but in opposite directions. “Every time we meet, I know him more,” she says. “He knows me less. I live for the days when I see him—but I know...
… when people thought the earth was flat, they were wrong. When people thought...– Isaac Asimov - The Relativity of Wrong The great science fiction author writes of the fuzzy nature of right and wrong, and how scientific theories should not be considered incorrect as much as they should simply be considered incomplete. (via jtotheizzoe)
The Existentialist Antihero
Justin Langdon: So, yes, Walter does adopt a new outlook on life once he fully comes to accept he’s a perishable good. But the true beauty behind Breaking Bad is how euphoric it is to watch a character come to own his own existence. We get to see a man who realizes that to live is indeed to be free—that we are irrevocably faced with choices of what life we want to lead every single day, and it...