1. Confessions of an Astronaut
(via notpulpcovers)

    Confessions of an Astronaut

    (via notpulpcovers)

    (Source: Flickr / jamie179)

  2. The Japanese Garden Sunsetat the Missouri Botanical Gardens
by Joshua McMichael
HDRI iPhone panorama assembled in Photoshop

    The Japanese Garden Sunset
    at the Missouri Botanical Gardens

    by Joshua McMichael

    HDRI iPhone panorama assembled in Photoshop

  3. Dancers at Rudolf von Laban’s dance schoolBerlin, 1929
(via hierarchical aestheticism)

    Dancers at Rudolf von Laban’s dance school
    Berlin, 1929

    (via hierarchical aestheticism)

  4. How Markets Crowd Out Morals | Boston Review →

    "We live in a time when almost anything can be bought and sold. Markets have come to govern our lives as never before. But are there some things that money should not be able to buy? Most people would say yes."

    - Michael J. Sandel for the Boston Review

  5. How to Be Good - The New Yorker →

    Parfit believes that there are true answers to moral questions, just as there are to mathematical ones. Humans can perceive these truths, through a combination of intuition and critical reasoning, but they remain true whether humans perceive them or not. He believes that there is nothing more urgent for him to do in his brief time on earth than discover what these truths are and persuade others of their reality. He believes that without moral truth the world would be a bleak place in which nothing mattered. This thought horrifies him.”

  6. Abyss Table
    Designer Christopher Duff of Duffy London  has released concept images of the Abyss Table, a carefully layered table made from sculpted Perspex and wood that creates a geographic cross-section of the ocean. The tables will be limited to a series of 25 and are available for purchase here.

    (via escapekit)

    (Source: thisiscolossal.com)

  7. Images from the Distorted Gravity series
    by Anka Zhuravleva


    US Government gets caught spying on German committee looking into the US Government getting caught spying on Germany

  9. Previews from the Blade Runner inspired music & art show, “Moments Lost”, opening Saturday, May  31st 2014, at the Bottleneck Gallery / Facebook. 1hr preview sale commences Friday at 12pm EST, with all remaining artwork online Sunday, June 1st 12pm EST, HERE. Illustrations by Raid71, Dan McPharlin, HR-FMand Kilian Eng

    (via xombiedirge)

  10. …falsification was introduced not because it better captured the reality of how scientists justified their beliefs, but to sidestep the technical problem of induction that was most famously raised by Hume. Even today, if you look at the language scientists use, even in the most empirical sciences it is seldom of the form “we built this complicated hypothesis and failed to refute it” (unless it was the null hypothesis that was not rejected, in which case the paper is seldom published) but usually more like “we showed support for this complicated hypothesis that we built”. For Popper, corroborating a theory should carry no weight, so most publications would be deemed irrational. In fact, the only time scientists typically invoke falsifiability is when they need to make a powerplay, to degrade something they don’t like as ‘unscientific’ and thus not worthy of discussion. This is in direct opposition to Popper’s second motivation.

    — Artem Kaznatcheev in "Misunderstanding falsifiability as a power philosophy of Scientism"