Many adults are put off when youngsters pose scientific questions. Children ask why the sun is yellow, or what a dream is, or how deep you can dig a hole, or when is the world’s birthday, or why we have toes. Too many teachers and parents answer with irritation or ridicule, or quickly move on to something else. Why adults should pretend to omniscience before a five-year-old, I can’t for the life of me understand. What’s wrong with admitting that you don’t know? Children soon recognize that somehow this kind of question annoys many adults. A few more experiences like this, and another child has been lost to science.

There are many better responses. If we have an idea of the answer, we could try to explain. If we don’t, we could go to the encyclopedia or the library. Or we might say to the child: “I don’t know the answer. Maybe no one knows. Maybe when you grow up, you’ll be the first to find out.”

Carl Sagan, The Demon-Haunted World: Science as the Candle in The Dark  (via imagineatoms)

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adumbratus-fr:

fr-stormserthis:

wobblegong:

terrafirma-fr:

cassowarhea:

Exercise caution. They have had a past habit of exalting dragons sent to them.

Yeah. Please don’t send dragons to this person. Keep an eye out for threads where they’re offering services that involve currency or dragons.

Signal boost: this person has made a career out of promising to do xyz with someone else’s dragons and then exalting them. Please put them on every single blacklist you have.

Signal boosting.  This person WILL exalt your dragon instead of giving it back to you.  And if you happen to be anything but an able white cishet, expect further abuse on the internet.

Please, do not work with Jaibo. Blacklist them, don’t associate with them, and do not give them your dragons.
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adumbratus-fr:

fr-stormserthis:

wobblegong:

terrafirma-fr:

cassowarhea:

Exercise caution. They have had a past habit of exalting dragons sent to them.

Yeah. Please don’t send dragons to this person. Keep an eye out for threads where they’re offering services that involve currency or dragons.

Signal boost: this person has made a career out of promising to do xyz with someone else’s dragons and then exalting them. Please put them on every single blacklist you have.

Signal boosting.  This person WILL exalt your dragon instead of giving it back to you.  And if you happen to be anything but an able white cishet, expect further abuse on the internet.

Please, do not work with Jaibo. Blacklist them, don’t associate with them, and do not give them your dragons.

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Wiissa
Knocking about, sandy feet pleasantly tapping out a rhythm on sun-warmed pavement, light air and bright sky and love-swollen heart giving a fleet, heady sense of freedom—Wiissa’s photography, colors blaring harmoniously like strains of great music, rays of light stretching across the frame, clothes echoing back to halcyon days past…they capture an ideal, Wiissa, the whole hazy, peace and love ethos cast photographically, perhaps done so better than those that lived it could.