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College graduate. Born and raised Texan. 23 next May. Obsessed with science, especially quantum chemistry and chemical biology. Mild OCD. Works in a research lab at TAMU-CS studying protein mechanisms. Reads and broods about politics; occasionally rants. Empirically inclined. Clumsy. Prone to falling down philosophical rabbit holes.


“Can land be privately owned, or does it belong to all, since all were born on it? How far into the earth does ownership go? Does it include bugs? Or Snow? Wildflowers? Air and light? Rocks and dirt? Or the cubic feet of air above it? How high up do you own the sky? How deep into the earth—-all the way? Or does ownership mean the right to use it or not use it? The right to control its future? Decide how it will be developed? What about the thousands of years before the land knew us? A tree suddenly light with blossoms. The smell of rain. A passage of deer. the earth is our holy parent. It knows nothing of buy and sell, of trespass or title, but responds as always to seed, with fruit. To own it properly is to live on it with honor and reverence.”  former Land Dwellers Rio Burnsand Sally Edgecombe (and probably others)


(via fuckyeah-counterculture)

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Some shattering find for this, candor to die
Plug up your wormholes and give them, to feeders and spirits be freer

(Source: Spotify)

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Have a safe saturday night!


Have a safe saturday night!

(via mommapolitico)

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"when I heard you
around the house,
whistling a joyous
little prayer to nobody
but yourself, I smiled,
and a warm comfort
filled my entire body,
like during a rainy fall
afternoon, when I
missed school and
hid under the sheets,
while I watched television
and felt like life couldn’t
get any better."
A Happy Incident, by Julian Budani (via youshouldacceptchaos)
— 5 days ago with 68 notes


At TEDxYouth@Manchester, genetics researcher Dan Davis introduces the audience to compatibility genes — key players in our immune system’s functioning, and the reason why it’s so difficult to transplant organs from person to person: one’s compatibility genes must match another’s for a transplant to take.

To learn more about these fascinating genes, watch the whole talk here»

(Images from Davis’s talk, Drew Berry’s animations, and the TED-Ed lessons A needle in countless haystacks: Finding habitable worlds - Ariel Anbar and How we conquered the deadly smallpox virus - Simona Zompi)

Protein scientists unite!

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Anonymous asked: "The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool." What are you?


Constantly doubting myself, though I’m not sure if that makes me wise or a fool or both.

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Anonymous asked: People without brains do the most talking. See, politicians.


Truth, it’s unfortunate that the most incompetent are usually the loudest

— 1 week ago

The Wizard of Oz (1939)

(Source: vintagegal, via thehiddentriforce)

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cured →


licked a stamp
and sent myself to sea
to drift, to watch, to catch the sun
while trees and vines
and webs and weeds
grew over my limbs,
infiltrating the silence of focus.
machinery, wheels and chains
and blades and whirring and buzzing
of saws speared tinnitus into me

— 1 week ago with 80 notes

You know, it’s always been a balance of both.

Trusting whatever it is that makes you believe, whether it’s faith or god or statistics, that the worst will not happen—while simultaneously being prepared for the worst actually happening. It doesn’t matter where the first comes from, but in America your preparedness is directly influenced by your circumstances and resources. Your socioeconomic status.

But it shouldn’t be.

It’s already a hard balance to manage. Other countries have shown it’s possible for the government to help with that balance, and we should be smart enough to do the same. Because, in the end, it’s about the people. The people in our lives that keep us sane, the people that remind us that this life is worth living, worth enduring, worth giving all of ourselves to.

That’s why I believe universal healthcare is a basic right for every human being. We all deserve the same chance to keep our loved ones with us for as long as possible because, statistically, realistically, the worst has to happen to someone.

And just because it might not be you doesn’t make it any less important.

— 1 week ago with 2 notes
#thoughts  #healthcare  #politics