glamourweaver:

assbutt-in-the-garrison:

ultrafacts:

aussietory:

third-way-is-best-way:

tuxedoandex:

kvotheunkvothe:

ultrafacts:

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EVERY TIME SOMEONE BRINGS UP THE LIBRARY OF ALEXANDRIA I GET SO ANGRY.

but why

Because it got burned. All of that knowledge, lost forever.



The library was destroyed over 1000’s of years ago. The library consisted of thousands of scrolls and books about mathematics, engineering, physiology, geography, blueprints, medicine, plays, & important scriptures. Thinkers from all over the Mediterranean used to come to Alexandria to study.Most of the major work of civilization up until that point was lost. If the library still survived till this day, society may have been more advanced and we would sure know more about the ancient world.

…. not to be “that guy” but this is why overly religious people scare the shit out of me. If it weren’t for religious zealots, we’d be so much more advanced as a civilization…

That’s not actually true though - the loss of the Library was Roman Imperialist forces, not Christians.  The idea that the Medieval Church suppressed scientific learning is largely a myth - in fact it was monks who transcribed ancient texts preserving knowledge in Europe.  The Church doesn’t get reactionary like people imagine until around the 16th Century forward in reaction against THE SUCCESS of rival philosophies (including forms of Protestantism, Deism, 18th Century liberalism, etc).The idea that the medieval Church could set back all human scientific progress is grossly Eurocentric.  If you’re looking for an event in the Medieval Era: The Mongols crushing the Abbasid Caliphate would have a much greater impact in that regard.

glamourweaver:

assbutt-in-the-garrison:

ultrafacts:

aussietory:

third-way-is-best-way:

tuxedoandex:

kvotheunkvothe:

ultrafacts:

Source For more facts follow Ultrafacts

EVERY TIME SOMEONE BRINGS UP THE LIBRARY OF ALEXANDRIA I GET SO ANGRY.

but why

Because it got burned. All of that knowledge, lost forever.

The library was destroyed over 1000’s of years ago. The library consisted of thousands of scrolls and books about mathematics, engineering, physiology, geography, blueprints, medicine, plays, & important scriptures. Thinkers from all over the Mediterranean used to come to Alexandria to study.Most of the major work of civilization up until that point was lost. If the library still survived till this day, society may have been more advanced and we would sure know more about the ancient world.

…. not to be “that guy” but this is why overly religious people scare the shit out of me. If it weren’t for religious zealots, we’d be so much more advanced as a civilization…

That’s not actually true though - the loss of the Library was Roman Imperialist forces, not Christians.  The idea that the Medieval Church suppressed scientific learning is largely a myth - in fact it was monks who transcribed ancient texts preserving knowledge in Europe.  The Church doesn’t get reactionary like people imagine until around the 16th Century forward in reaction against THE SUCCESS of rival philosophies (including forms of Protestantism, Deism, 18th Century liberalism, etc).

The idea that the medieval Church could set back all human scientific progress is grossly Eurocentric.  If you’re looking for an event in the Medieval Era: The Mongols crushing the Abbasid Caliphate would have a much greater impact in that regard.

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fuck-benedict-cumberbatch:

hey friend. one day ur gonna be happy. one day ur gonna be sitting w someone u love in ur favourite place in the world and ur gonna think “wow. life is p great” and everything will be okay. but u gotta make it til then okay? just hang in there. u’ll be okay.

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comicshans:

supervillan skeleton

comicshans:

supervillan skeleton

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shouldvecameintheasymormon:

theyre onto us.

shouldvecameintheasymormon:

theyre onto us.

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spookyscandal:

can i make it any more obvious?

spookyscandal:

can i make it any more obvious?

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I’ve been looking for a word. A big, complicated word, but so sad. I’ve found it now.

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maddylovesthemusicals:

FANGIRLING!!! Emma Hunton and Chandra Lee Schwartz!!

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notouchyme:

u didn’t even try

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…when I discovered I was going to get Listen, written by Steven, I felt so lucky. It’s Steven at his peak, and Listen is one of the best things that he’s written - ever. Even if I didn’t have the privilege of directing it, I’d still say it was amazing.

Although it travels big time, through time and space, it has a big conclusion to it. It’s a bit of a love letter to the show itself and really explores the Doctor in a particular way. And it’s got a message for children and adults, that’s beautiful and poetic.


thequeerclone:

the fact that there have no leaked nudes in my dashboard proves that i’m following the right people

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