22 October, 2014
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Dive, 2013
Lily Bertrand-Webb

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Dive, 2013

Lily Bertrand-Webb

16 October, 2014

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16 October, 2014

My basic view of things is to not to have any basic view of things. From having been exceedingly dogmatic, my views on life have gradually dissolved. They don’t exist any longer.

— Ingmar Bergman

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16 October, 2014

winter light (d. ingmar bergman, 1963)

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16 October, 2014

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16 October, 2014

Kissing & DNA

thepianofarm:

Came across this article over at the Good Men Project. And found this part utterly fascinating.

Kisses are taste tests for your bodies to figure out if the person you are kissing is a strong genetic fit with your DNA.

If you and the person you kiss are resistant to the same diseases you will not find each other attractive on a chemical/sexual level. The reason being if you were to make children together, your babies wouldn’t be as genetically strong as compared to you pairing up with someone who was resistant to different diseases as you. Put simply, if every person was resistant to 50 different diseases, your children would have a better chance at survival if you met someone with a different fifty than you (totalling a resistance to 100 diseases).

This is also often why one partner will come down with a cold/flu/illness and their partner won’t catch it- they are resistant to the disease and that’s part of why they are unconsciously attracted to each other.

And found more here, courtesy of Sheril Kirshenbaum's The Science of Kissing.

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Fifty-nine percent of men and 66 percent of women say they have ended a budding relationship because of a bad kiss. It turns out that our sense of smell may be partially responsible as we pick up subconscious clues about the other person’s DNA or reproductive status. Biologist Claus Wedekind found that women are most attracted to the scent of men who have a very different genetic code immune system than their own in a region known as the major histocompatibility complex. This may be because potential children would have a higher level of genetic diversity, making them healthier and more likely to survive.

Here’s also a PBS short that touches on some of Kirshenbaum’s ideas, courtesy of Brain Pickings. Though the most fascinating thing of all this to me is this use of kissing to sniff out the best genetic match/immunity compatibility.

16 October, 2014

encourage others to follow what they love, love will bring you there

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16 October, 2014

You see, there are still faint glimmers of civilization left in this barbaric slaughterhouse that was once known as humanity. Indeed that’s what we provide in our own modest, humble, insignificant… oh, fuck it.

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16 October, 2014

For what it’s worth: it’s never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again.

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