I want to live in a world where a chicken can cross the road without anybody questioning its motives. Neil deGrasse Tyson (via prettayprettaygood)
…ISIL speaks for no religion. Their victims are overwhelmingly Muslim, and no faith teaches people to massacre innocents. No just God would stand for what they did yesterday and what they do every single day. — President Obama’s remarks on the beheading of journalist James Foley. (via thepoliticalnotebook)
Anyone who believes in indefinite growth on a physically finite planet, is either mad or an economist. — Kenneth E. Boulding (via andgatherer)

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November 24, 1957: John F. Kennedy on a potential political career for his children



Beauty Among The Ruins: See Some of the World’s Most Beautiful Abandoned Places

Take a tour of the worlds apparently robust supply of empty castles, power plants, and churches—and witness the surprising grandeur of dilapidation.

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We must reach far beyond our life spans. We must think not as individuals, but as a species. We must confront the reality of interstellar traffic.