Hi, my name is Eric. Eudaimonia has it's roots in Greek philosophy and pertains to the value in living an objectively good life. It doesn't necessarily prescribe happiness at all points (and in fact necessitates that we do not always experience it) in life, but describes 'good' living as that which is consistent with your self-tested and derived values based on your experiences. There is a lot of room to discuss what we might call 'good' and by whom we measure such things. I generally see humanizing behavior as being of higher value, and being more reflective of a 'good' and 'virtuous' persona. Many of the things I write and say are based in these thoughts, both about myself and others. I'm not afraid to criticize intent because intent itself requires belief to function. Those beliefs will guide the people I interact with when I'm not present in front of them, and therefore to maximize the extent of my own influence I must be open to receiving criticism, dishing it out fairly, and be critical of myself. What's good, seeks to get better. If you hold the belief that humanity has inherent value and is worth fighting for, come share knowledge with me.
Asked by Anonymous
THIS IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE OF THEIR DOUBLETHINK THINGS.
Personally I’m with the first kind, but its sadly the truth that the second kind of activism actually has traction in our media and it really isn’t fair of us to put both activisms on the same plane. Simply put, while mainstream feminism makes both arguments, they try a lot harder on the second kind. I feel like I only see that reasoning about combat troops in response to opposition, not as an actual platform issue.
Reblogged from congenitalprogramming
I finally found a website where I can watch all my favorite 90’s cartoons for free! I linked them all below, enjoy revisiting your childhood!
- Hey Arnold!
- Johnny Bravo
- Aaahh!!! Real Monsters
- The Angry Beavers
- Cow and Chicken
- Ed, Edd, and Eddy
- Inspector Gadget
- The Powerpuff Girls
- Pinky and The Brain
- The Ren and Stimpy Show
- Rocket Power
- Rocko’s Modern Life
- The Wild Thornberries
- SpongeBob SquarePants
- Dragon Tales
- Dexter’s Labratory
- All That
- The Amanda Show
- Are You Afraid of the Dark
- Boy Meets World
- Clarissa Explains It All
- Courage the Cowardly Dog
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
- Timon & Pumbaa
- Sister, Sister
- Saved By The Bell
- Sabrina The Teenage Witch
- Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
- The Magic School Bus
- Legends of the Hidden Temple
- Goof Troop
- The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
- Figure It Out
- Darkwing Duck
- Blue’s Clues
- Angela Anaconda
- Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego?
- Sonic the Hedgehog
OMFG THANK YOU SO MUCH
this literally just made me so happy i’m going to be glued to my screen for the next month!
For those interested…
Y’all don’t know how happy this made me…the only thing I love as much as Boondocks (excluding season 4), Batman, and DBZ is Darkwing Duck….
Reblogged from thetallblacknerd
I find it comical when women think I care about
If one titty is slightly bigger than the other
Bumps or discoloration
If I have you naked in front of me and I am naked too, the only thing on my mind is where am I putting my mouth first
Asked by Anonymous
I’m not online too much between both of my jobs, I’m sorry friend.
Reblogged from tycho-science
Douglas Adams is the best when it comes to describe characters
they need to teach classes on Douglas Adams analogies okay
“He leant tensely against the corridor wall and frowned like a man trying to unbend a corkscrew by telekinesis.”
"Stones, then rocks, then boulders which pranced past him like clumsy puppies, only much, much bigger, much, much harder and heavier, and almost infinitely more likely to kill you if they fell on you.”
"He gazed keenly into the distance and looked as if he would quite like the wind to blow his hair back dramatically at that point, but the wind was busy fooling around with some leaves a little way off.”
"It looked only partly like a spaceship with guidance fins, rocket engines and escape hatches and so on, and a great deal like a small upended Italian bistro.”
"If it was an emotion, it was a totally emotionless one. It was hatred, implacable hatred. It was cold, not like ice is cold, but like a wall is cold. It was impersonal, not as a randomly flung fist in a crowd is impersonal, but like a computer-issued parking summons is impersonal. And it was deadly - again, not like a bullet or a knife is deadly, but like a brick wall across a motorway is deadly.”
And, of course:
"The ships hung in the sky in much the same way that bricks don’t."
the one that will always stay with me is “Arthur Dent was grappling with his consciousness the way one grapples with a lost bar of soap in the bath,” i feel like that was the first time i really understood what you could do with words.
Reblogged from allusionillusion
What sign language teaches us about the brain
The world’s leading humanoid robot, ASIMO, has recently learnt sign language. The news of this breakthrough came just as I completed Level 1 of British Sign Language (I dare say it took me longer to master signing than it did the robot!). As a neuroscientist, the experience of learning to sign made me think about how the brain perceives this means of communicating.
For instance, during my training, I found that mnemonics greatly simplified my learning process. To sign the colour blue you use the fingers of your right hand to rub the back of your left hand, my simple mnemonic for this sign being that the veins on the back of our hand appear blue. I was therefore forming an association between the word blue (English), the sign for blue (BSL), and the visual aid that links the two. However, the two languages differ markedly in that one relies on sounds and the other on visual signs.
Do our brains process these languages differently? It seems that for the most part, they don’t. And it turns out that brain studies of sign language users have helped bust a few myths.