Computers function as brains, something all life forms have. Therefore, a computer is somewhat, a life form.
However, computers store more information than any other life form can. So basically, humans are not the smartest life forms. Computers are.
SHUT THE FUCK UP (via marcovicci)
fact by fact breakdown:
“Computers function as brains”: not true
“All lifeforms have brains:” not true
“Having only a single thing that defines x group makes something a part of x group:” obviously false
“Computers store more information than life forms:” not true except for very simple life forms or very storage-heavy computers, there is a fuckton of information in your DNA and splicing systems surrounding it.
“Information storage equals smartness”: what.
“Humans are not the smartest life-forms”: True for some values of smart.
“Computers are”: your brain does hard-wired advanced math and stuff all the time just keeping your balance and calculating depth
been meaning to write this for a while. important question: what is an ally.
answer: an ally is a close,trusted friend of someone in a marginalized group.
you can’t be an ally to a movement. you have to be an ally to an individual person. donating to a gay rights group and reading a bunch of literature doesn’t make you an lbgt ally. calling out random racists doesn’t make you a POC ally. if you have a black friend, well, ask your black friend. usually an ally is someone close enough to someone in the marginalized group to be personally affected, if indirectly, by that marginalization. Allies are the siblings of autistic kids who stand up for them on the playground and the SOs of trans people who never forget pronouns or let anyone else forget while they’re around and so on and so forth, but always to an individual. An ally to a movement is generally just someone who wants to edge in where they don’t really belong.
One of the first things I learned when looking up the Elements when a wee-old fluffy bunny… Was that each Element had a creature associated with it, called an “Elemental”… Or apparently some kind of really powerful Elemental nature spirit, or some shit.
Yes, all Elements have beings that can be attributed to them… But really, it’s not JUST Gnomes for Earth, Undines for Water, Salamanders for Fire (Where the hell did Salamander come from anyways? It’s not even a magical creature… I would have expect “Dragon” or some shit), and Sylphs for Air.
There are THOUSANDS of magical creatures that can be attributed one, or more, of the Elements. I wouldn’t necessarily call them “Elementals”, though… Or say they’re powerful (or more-so than other spirits/beings that could be attributed to that element), or whatever it is.
I never really understood it, personally. Really, it’s far from the case, IMO.
This has been a thought.
Same. I always thought it was weird that humans were telling spirits what they ruled.
I always wondered why it was salamanders for fire. It seems to be a very ingrained cultural thing, found in fantasy novels as much as neoWiccan books (and others?).
But…they’re newts. They die if they get too warm?
Salamanders have a habit of living in the kinds of logs people use for firewood, and because their skin is damp it protects them from the fire enough that they can generally escape unharmed, so people got the impression they could live in fires or something :o
kitty cat. reach up &
pull down the sun.
dusk is coursing along fencetops across gutters & rooftops,
singing — won’t you run with her?
let the sky within you
drag you to your feet —
feel it sizzle in your bones &
bluewhite behind your eyes like
distant stars. then
lick your lips
& run low to the ground so
& run cold on sleek fur flowing
caressing each spot of dirt &
blade of grass in passing.
tumblr, what’s a decent book?
lol @ people who say it’s contradictory to want to destroy society and also to want rights.
if we didn’t have society we would all have tons of rights: the right to die whenever we damn well pleased, the right to sleep on any piece of ground we wished, the right to fight back if someone tries to detain you, etc. lots of rights. maybe doing these things would be dangerous, but we would have the right. maybe nobody cares whether you have the right, but technically, you do.
the only thing that ever takes away rights is society and government. without such restrictions we are literally free, and it’s debatable whether that’s a good thing (i personally don’t think it is) but you can’t argue that you wouldn’t have rights because that is the definition of having them.
if you disagree with destroying society, then what you need to say is “some rights aren’t good/are important to restrict”, not “zomg you would lose your rights” because if there’s no law to restrict your rights then you have all of them. that is how you words.
but if all you do is destroy society as it currently exists, a new society will just come together and it’ll probably be based on the strong bossing the weak around. not many people have rights under that kind of society.
to destroy society and prevent it from reforming you’d have to prevent people from interacting with one another, because that’s all society is. and most people wouldn’t survive that. :/
Peter Wessel Zapffe (via damnfinecupoftea)
okay i have to point out that this isn’t what evolution means, you can’t ‘over-evolve’ it’s just the process of adapting to a given situation. individual blind mutations add up to a gradual drift toward beneficial ones. problems only happen if the circumstances that lead to that evolution change suddenly