/Falls immediately under the god’s weight/
This is a bit rough, but someone requested a recording of me voice acting my character.
Here it is, as promised.
Why so Cereus? Let’s put a smile on that face *Joker laugh*
Bacillus cereus is a gram positive bacteria that will never cause serious food poisoning. Cereusly, you can click to read more here.
The Spotted Scat, Scatophagus argus, lives in the Indo-Pacific Ocean. It inhabits coastal muddy areas, including estuaries, mangroves, harbors, and the lower courses of rivers. This species feeds on benthic algae, plant matter, and small benthic invertebrates. It is a schooling species. Individuals typically grow to 20–30 cm. Filipino fishers believe the dorsal, anal, and pelvis spines are venomous and capable of inflicting painful wounds…
More about this species: Encyclopedia of Life
Image by Brian Gratwicke via Flickr
Here’s to loving ourselves better next year.
I’m not sure.
Scientific Approaches to the Fine-Tuning Problem
Embedded within the laws of physics are roughly 30 numbers—including the masses of the elementary particles and the strengths of the fundamental forces—that must be specified to describe the universe as we know it. Why do these numbers take the values that they do? We have not been able to derive them from any other laws of physics. Yet, it’s plausible that changing just a few of these parameters would have resulted in a starkly different universe: one without stars or galaxies and even without a diversity of stable atoms to combine into the fantastically complex molecules that compose our bodies and our world. Put another way, if these fundamental parameters had been different from the time of the Big Bang onward, our universe would be a far less complex universe. This is called the “fine tuning observation.” The fine-tuning problem is to find out why this is.
"Philip Verheyen dissecting his amputated limb"
Philip Verheyen may well have been a forgotten student of the clergy, a layperson of the Renaissance, whose presence, while important, was not so documented, if not for a “fortuitous” infection of his foot, while studying in the seminary.
The surgeon who met with Verheyen and ultimately amputated his lower leg (rendering him unfit for the clergy) was a student of Frederik Ruysch, the famed Dutch anatomist and botanist, and spoke long to Verheyen about the fascinating aspects of the anatomy of the leg - as well as why it must be amputated.
After his amputation, Philip was forced to pursue another profession, and given how fascinating he found the dissection of his amputated limb, found the life of a surgeon to be agreeable with his new-found interests.
While he was a good and celebrated surgeon of Belgium, his lost limb caused him much turmoil throughout his life. Though well-documented and recognized today, in Verheyen’s time, "phantom limb pain" was not a condition that was considered to be “real”. Mr. Verheyen persevered, however, and despite the agony evident in his diaries, was a successful surgeon who served many in his day.