I don’t know where the people on tumblr meet vegans. I know three. One of them is like “O please don’t make anything special for me, I’ll take something”. The other two are like “There was butter in this?, oh well, shit happens”.
Also, for the curious anon, I am not American.
Anonymous asked: I'm sorry I don't have tumblr account but I may assume we could be cool pen friends as I read one article and fell in love with it. Anyways, if you don't want to give any information - just continue your work here and make this world to be a better place. Faith in humanity restored ;) Bye, take care
Well, to be honest I half assumed you to be a bot account asking for contact information. I’m quite happy to hear I was wrong. Still I won’t provide my contact information publicly on this blog. However, if you would like to continue the conversation, feel free to leave your contact details in the ask box.
I’ll contact you through the appropriate channels, be it email, facebook or skype (I kind off dislike twitter for extended conversations). Also I promise I won’t publish your contact details.
Hope that will work for you,
Anonymous asked: Do you have twitter or Facebook ? Want to discuss something with you
I do, I even got a lot more. But I’m not going to give it to a grey face I don’t know.
Actually now I look at it, the grey face looks a bit like the moon with sun shades.
imagine if china, while they’re up on the moon, decides to knock down the US flag or whatever just to say ‘screw you’ and its like, what are we gonna do? spend a couple million just to fly some craft up to the moon and re-erect the flag? the whole scenario would be petty and that’s hilarious
i have lived in america my entire life and i am 100% sure we would do exactly that
Better get up there then, because the Apollo 11 flag was knocked over by… Apollo 11.
joshc72 asked: What do you think happens when we die?
I hate this question and I don’t like thinking about it because I don’t like the idea that our existence just stops. But we are our brains essentially, it makes up our thoughts and our personalities and our actions. Whats keeping your brain going once you die? Nothing.
We live, we produce ideas, we create, hopefully leave behind some legacy. Then we die and our atoms break down and become something new. We serve as building blocks to the universe. The oxygen, carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, calcium, and phosphorus that make up 99% of our mass become something new. It could be as simple as a flower, or as complex as a newborn star.
So even if our existence, or soul, our sense of being doesn’t live on, we will always be in the universe.
But I myself find this… very sad.
And I don’t want to die. And I don’t want anyone else to die. I don’t want anyone else to stop existing that doesn’t want to, I don’t want anyone else to lose someone they love.
And… I’m not going to shrug my shoulders and sit by. That’s just not me. I’m not going to accept death as inevitable, because it isn’t. It’s not in the laws of physics, there is no part of the Schrödinger Equation that says human beings have to die. So I’m going to do what I can.
For example, I’m going to right now tell people about cryonics. It’s the idea of, well, freezing your brain after you die. Not really freezing, more like vitrifying. Preserving every bit of information in it, so that in the future you may be reanimated. You can check the Cryonics Institute and Alcor for more in-depth questions about it.
It is not ridiculously expensive. If you’re not struggling to buy textbooks, you probably have enough money for a lifetime membership at CI.
And for whether it works… First, we see no reason why it wouldn’t. If you’re your brain, then being vitrified and then reanimated in the future should restore you. Second, it certainly has a higher chance of working than being cremated, that’s for sure!
So please, please, check it out. Go look at their website as soon as you can, and if you can, sign up. I don’t want you to die, and I don’t want anyone else to die, and this can make a difference.
Let’s face the future together.Man that’s beautiful
But what if we are not our brains? Isn’t what makes us us the effect we have on our surroundings? Isn’t our personality formed by our experiences and how we experience it with others? Isn’t it that we only truly exist when there are others to witness it?
And doesn’t that mean we are what others think us to be?
So do we truly cease to exist if our bodies die? Or do we keep influencing the world? Our friends remember us. People will talk of us. If your mark has been great enough they will read your papers, or look at your art. They might walk the roads you made, or use the tools you invented. They will discuss your ideas and enjoy remembering the experiences they had with you. And if you have children, they will carry on your legacy. So if you are still influencing this world, are you truly dead?
rm4rqu3s asked: (Sorry if you get a bunch of asks from me, tumblr was being weird) That anon saying the Portuguese aren't considered white is way off base. While we are often considered to not be the most desirable, or better kind of white (something shared by most if not all South European countries), we are still very much considered white, and our own racial speech puts us as white by default. Xenophobia against us is real, ethnic stereotypes included, but calling us POC across the board is incorrect.
I actually have a Portuguese friend who was so weirded out when he got to the US. In Europe no-one ever asks for your racial traits in forms, they do ask for nationality or decent, but no racial traits as far as I know. And here he was, filling in a form for a University, having to sign himself up as ‘latino’ all of a sudden. He never ever considered that he was, he was (and is) Portuguese, European, and well… white. Funny thing though, since he had been in the US, he had quite a thick American accent when I met him. So I initially assumed he was from the US.
He was also shocked people assumed he spoke Spanish because of his looks.