schlechte-vorbilder:

pinkgoo:

 

Spreepark Berlin

(Source: long-live-the-alex-and-the-brave)



blunthought:

“Keeping your body healthy is an expression of gratitude to the whole cosmos —
the trees,
the clouds,
everything.” 
| Thích Nhất Hạnh

People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar.
Thích Nhất Hạnh (via thequotecabinet)




majdimam:

Kawashima Kotori - Mirai Chan.


kenobi-wan-obi:

Universe Is Made Of Math, Cosmologist Says

Scientists have long used mathematics to describe the physical properties of the universe. But what if the universe itself is math? That’s what cosmologist Max Tegmark believes.

In Tegmark’s view, everything in the universe — humans included — is part of a mathematical structure. All matter is made up of particles, which have properties such as charge and spin, but these properties are purely mathematical, he says. And space itself has properties such as dimensions, but is still ultimately a mathematical structure.

"If you accept the idea that both space itself, and all the stuff in space, have no properties at all except mathematical properties," then the idea that everything is mathematical "starts to sound a little bit less insane,"

The idea follows the observation that nature is full of patterns, such as the Fibonacci sequence, a series of numbers in which each number is the sum of the previous two numbers. The flowering of an artichoke follows this sequence, for example, with the distance between each petal and the next matching the ratio of the numbers in the sequence.

The nonliving world also behaves in a mathematical way. If you throw a baseball in the air, it follows a roughly parabolic trajectory. Planets and other astrophysical bodies follow elliptical orbits.

"There’s an elegant simplicity and beauty in nature revealed by mathematical patterns and shapes, which our minds have been able to figure out," said Tegmark, who loves math so much he has framed pictures of famous equations in his living room.

Some people argue that math is just a tool invented by scientists to explain the natural world. But Tegmark contends the mathematical structure found in the natural world shows that math exists in reality, not just in the human mind.

And speaking of the human mind, could we use math to explain the brain?

Mathematics of consciousness

Some have described the human brain as the most complex structure in the universe. Indeed, the human mind has made possible all of the great leaps in understanding our world.

Someday, Tegmark said, scientists will probably be able to describe even consciousness using math. (Carl Sagan is quoted as having said, "the brain is a very big place, in a very small space.")




fatbbe:

Can we just talk about how most of my besties all came to my rescue at once when I was hurting so much (not everyone could afford to) and I’m literally melting from my love for them like YOU GUYYYYYSSSSSSS 💖💖💖 also I’m aware I looked like shit but you can understand considering the love of my life broke my heart, I realised I’ve been in an abusive relationship, he tried to break my friendships, he lied about p.much everything AND he’s already dating the downgrade less than a week after we broke up (it had been 2 days when they went on their first one) so yeah

i look like i’m actually devouring nala hahahah no but seriously that was a really fun night and omg how is heather so wise???? she gives the best advice for any situation ever like i just wanna listen to her opinions for hours. how was the rest of the night after i left?



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Buddhist nuns praying on the field of Shwedagon Pagoda by womofa on Flickr.