Only those who risk going too far, find out how far they can go.
— Walter Bishop, Fringe (via allstarweekend-in-the-tardis)
What you lack in talent can be made up with desire, hustle and giving 110 percent all the time.
— Don Zimmer (via bumtheory)
“If my uniform doesn’t get dirty, I haven’t done anything in the baseball game.”
- Rickey Henderson
Nothing can wear you out like caring about people.
— S.E. Hinton, That Was Then, This Is Now (via cinisterr)
Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts.
— Albert Einstein (via theleisureclass)
Bob Melvin said he told Nate Freiman this afternoon, “The baseball gods will take care of you today.” (via Jane Lee/MLB.com)
Freiman (2 for 3, RBI) made his Major League debut with a start at first base… recorded his first ML hit in the second inning, a RBI single.
But the female mind has demonstrated a capacity for all the mental acquirements and achievements of men, and as generations ensue that capacity will be expanded; the average woman will be as well educated as the average man, and then better educated, for the dormant faculties of her brain will be stimulated to an activity that will be all the more intense and powerful because of centuries of repose. Woman will ignore precedent and startle civilization with their progress.
— Nikola Tesla (via scinerds)
- charles bukowski
- im guessing a majority of the people who reblogged this are in the ignorant section of the population
- pity that people are vastly overconfident in their intelligence
- pretty tired of people aka the general american public stopping necessary scientific advantages because they do not understand the complexit
- this is why our country is faling way behind in advances
- this is why a vast majority of our well trained people go work abroad
- because idiots who think stem cells come from dead babies for some reason are able to stop progress in this country
- i can only dream to work in america
- but i wouldnt be surprised if ten years from now ill be forced out of this country in order to pursue interesting science
The universe is not deterministic; it is probabilistic, and the future can’t be predicted with certainty.
— Stuart Firestein, “Ignorance: How It Drives Science”
When most people think of science, I suspect they imagine the nearly 500-year-long systematic pursuit of knowledge that, over 14 or so generations, has uncovered more information about the universe and everything in it than all that was known in the first 5,000 years of recorded human history. They imagine a brotherhood tied together by its golden rule, the Scientific Method, and immutable set of precepts for devising experiments that churn out the cold, hard facts. And these solid facts form the edifice of science, an unbroken record of advances and insights embodied in our modern views and unprecedented standard of living. Science, with a capital S.
That’s all very nice, but I’m afraid it’s mostly a tale woven by newspaper reports, television documentaries, and high school lesson plans. Let me tell you my somewhat different perspective. It’s not facts and rules. It’s black cats in dark rooms. As the Princeton mathematician Andrew Wiles describes it: It’s groping and probing and poking, and some bumbling and bungling, and then a switch is discovered, often by accident, and the light is lit, and everyone says, “Oh, wow, so that’s how it looks,” and then it’s off into the next dark room, looking for the next mysterious black feline. If this all sounds depressing, perhaps some bleak Beckett-like scenario of existential endlessness, it’s not. In fact, it’s somehow exhilarating.
— Stuart Firestein, “Ignorance: how it drives science”