White Noise

Is it political if I tell you that if we burn coal, you’re going to warm the atmosphere? Or is that a statement of fact that you’ve made political? It’s a scientific statement. The fact that there are elements of society that have made it political, that’s a whole other thing.

—Neil deGrasse Tyson (via we-are-star-stuff)

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One of the most legendary albums of all time was released 20 years ago today. Not much more can be said that hasn’t been said before about Illmatic. The brief 39 minutes are all perfect. For some further reading, check out this great new documentary 'Illmatic at 20', here. Also check out some nice words on the album from MC Serch of 3rd Bass, and this great piece by El-P. A reflective Record Store Day Saturday.

What we see is in the realm of the mind and not the eye.

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You might imagine an uncharitable extraterrestrial observer looking down on our species… - with us excitedly chattering, “The Universe is created for us! We’re at the center! Everything pays homage to us!” - and concluding that our pretensions are amusing, our aspirations pathetic, that this must be the planet of the idiots.

Carl Sagan (via we-are-star-stuff)

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