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If you make money with money, as some of my super-rich friends do, your percentage may be a bit lower than mine. But if you earn money from a job, your percentage will surely exceed mine — most likely by a lot.

Warren Buffett, “Stop Coddling the Super-Rich

Science, I maintain, is an absolutely essential tool for any society with a hope of surviving well into the next century with its fundamental values intact—not just science as engaged in by its practitioners, but science understood and embraced by the entire human community.

Carl Sagan, The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark

Nature is always more subtle, more intricate, more elegant than what we are able to imagine. Given our manifest human limitations, what is surprising is that we have been able to penetrate so far into the secrets of Nature.

Carl Sagan, The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark

The blueprints, detailed instructions, and job orders for building you from scratch would fill about 1,000 encyclopedia volumes if written out in English. Yet every cell in your body has a set of these encyclopedias.

Carl Sagan, The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark

The good thing about science is that it’s true whether or not you believe in it.

Astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson  (via ronworkman)

(Source: bluedogeyes)

Planned Parenthood firebombed, right wing silent 

friendlyatheist:

Apes…

friendlyatheist:

Apes…

Children Play Like Scientists Work 

Innate ability to do scientific testing! Too cool.

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