sophrosyne

“Great things are not accomplished by those who yield to trends and fads and popular opinion.” - Jack Kerouac
neurosciencestuff:


Even if there was no God, even if human beings had no soul, it would still be true that evolution had created a remarkable animal — the human animal — during its millions of years of labor. So very like our closest biological relatives, the chimpanzees, yet so different. For our study of the chimpanzees had helped to pinpoint not only the similarities between them and us, but also those ways in which we are most different. Admittedly, we are not the only beings with personalities, reasoning powers, altruism, and emotions like joy and sorrow; nor are we the only beings capable of mental as well as physical suffering. But our intellect has grown mighty in complexity since the first true men branched off from the ape-man stock some two million years ago. And we, and only we, have developed a sophisticated spoken language. For the first time in evolution, a species evolved that was able to teach its young about objects and events not present, to pass on wisdom gleaned from the successes — and the mistakes — of the past, to make plans for the distant future, to discuss ideas so that they could grow, sometimes out of all recognition, through the combined wisdom of the group.

Happy 80th Birthday, Jane Goodall: The Beloved Primatologist on Science, Religion, and Our Human Responsibilities

neurosciencestuff:

Even if there was no God, even if human beings had no soul, it would still be true that evolution had created a remarkable animal — the human animal — during its millions of years of labor. So very like our closest biological relatives, the chimpanzees, yet so different. For our study of the chimpanzees had helped to pinpoint not only the similarities between them and us, but also those ways in which we are most different. Admittedly, we are not the only beings with personalities, reasoning powers, altruism, and emotions like joy and sorrow; nor are we the only beings capable of mental as well as physical suffering. But our intellect has grown mighty in complexity since the first true men branched off from the ape-man stock some two million years ago. And we, and only we, have developed a sophisticated spoken language. For the first time in evolution, a species evolved that was able to teach its young about objects and events not present, to pass on wisdom gleaned from the successes — and the mistakes — of the past, to make plans for the distant future, to discuss ideas so that they could grow, sometimes out of all recognition, through the combined wisdom of the group.

Happy 80th Birthday, Jane Goodall: The Beloved Primatologist on Science, Religion, and Our Human Responsibilities

wanderthewood:

Doxford Park, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, England by David Allan

wanderthewood:

Doxford Park, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, England by David Allan

(via gnostic-forest)

justoffshore:

In the pale light of the new moon, honeysuckle blossoms hang like tiny ghosts. And you, restless, glide across the grass, barefoot, diaphanous, haunted by the heady fragrance.

Sleepless and drunk on heavy air, I watch from the window as you dance among the dead.

(via lenoreasourous)

Don’t call me beautiful
i don’t care
call me intelligent
tell me my laugh is contagious;
that i made you smile
tell me i have something to offer

(via whitebeyonce)

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livelifting:

"Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success."
- Napoleon Hill

livelifting:

"Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success."

- Napoleon Hill

(via vegfreak)

Don’t ever compliment me by insulting other women. That’s not a compliment, it’s a competition none of us agreed to.

jaythenerdkid (via escapedgoat)

"it’s a competition none of us agreed to"  I want to give the author of this quote the hardest dap ever. 

(via dynastylnoire)

(via delightful-stateofmind)

goodgodvibes:

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oatmealgoddess:

vegan-yums:

Vegan Sweet Potato, Coconut Milk, & Roasted Chili Ravioli / Recipe

Oooooooh my based god

 
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