So…I know there’s a lot of people that get pissed off when people tuck their thumbs in doing a vulcan salute. Yes, this is incorrect, but I’m not sure a lot of people know why! I’m here to explain it!
So Vulcan philosophy is based on five main concepts, all of which are represented in the hand sign.
Nome: The ring finger represents Nome, meaning “all”. All things in the universe combined make existance worthwhile.
Idic: Invinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations. This is the pinky finger. To achieve knowledge, one must accept all diverse possibilities.
The Doctrine of the Domination of Logic: The middle finger is the belief that Logic should dictate every thought and action.
Reverence for Life: This is the index finger. Vulcans respect every aspect of life, no matter what the circumstances.
Privacy: This is the important part. The thumb stands alone to represent the high regard that the Vulcan people have for individual privacy.
Nome-Idic together is to represent the joining of diverse things in order to create more meaning. This is separated from Logic-Reverence for Life because Nome-Idic includes emotion. It recognizes that emotion creates meaning and beauty and is part of the Nome.
This solute, combined with the phrase “Dif tor heh smusma”(Live long and Prosper) is essentially a Vulcan telling you that you may believe anything you like and that he or she is respecting any opinion or way of life you may have. It is also them offering to teach you about themselves or anything they know, hoping for some knowledge in return, so both parties may better themselves.
Just thought this bit of information might be interesting/helpful!
Live long and prosper.
Wow thank you based Bones
Do I even have to link this
I love that Picard would just drop these existential truth bombs when he really means “Data, shut up and focus.”
#data is like I AM NOT ABSOLUTELY PERFECT THEREFORE I QUIT AT LIFE#and picard is like no dude srsly get to your post#and data is like NO I’M HORRIBLE THAT’S AN EMPIRICAL FACT#and picard is like jfc this is why i never had children and now i have a robot child with the strength of ten men#look at your life jean-luc look at your choices#and then pat yourself on the back because you are the captain of the motherfucking flagship good job
how can anyone not like this website when it produces quality content like this
Interesting, but non-functional. The color material it’s printed from is essentially dyed sandstone. Brittle, sandpapery, and quite porous.
As a conversation piece, however…
i have childhood memories that i am not 100% sure actually happened or if i dreamed them i really do not know
But I would walk eight hundred and four point six seven two kilometers
And I would walk eight hundred and four point six seven two kilometers more
Just to be the man who walked one thousand six hundred and nine point three four kilometers
To fall down at your door
Scotty is never letting Spock anywhere near his music collection again.
Of all the little, unfamiliar noises that have startled me at my aunt’s house, nothing has provoked more gut-wrenching, visceral terror than the sound of a goose honking (seemingly) just outside the bedroom window.
According to the laws of physics, a planet in the shape of a doughnut (toroid) could exist. Physicist Anders Sandberg says that such planets would have very short nights and days, an arid outer equator, twilight polar regions, moons in strange orbits and regions with very different gravity and seasons.
Read more: http://bit.ly/1kPLXGT via io9
petition to turn the earth into a fucking doughnut
THE STORY POTENTIAL FOR THIS IS AMAZING YOU COULD HAVE TWO ENTIRELY DIFFERENT CIVILIZATIONS SEPARATED BY DESERT ON THE OUTSIDE AND AN PERMANENT NIGHT-WINTER ON THE INSIDE
YOU COULD (WITH A LITTLE FUDGING ON TIDES OR SOME STABILIZATION FORCE) HAVE MOONS THAT GO THROUGH THE FUCKING HOLE, WITH LUNAR-POWERED SORCERERS LIVING ON THE INNER EQUATOR IN GIANT ICE CASTLES WAITING FOR THE TIME OF THE MONTH WHEN THE MOON ILLUMINATES THE ETERNAL NIGHTTIME AND THEIR SPELLS HAVE THE MOST POWER
YOU COULD HAVE ENTIRELY DIFFERENT SPECIES THAT EVOLVED ON OPPOSITE SIDES WHO ARE BASICALLY ALIENS ON THE SAME PLANET AND WHOEVER CROSSES THE GIANT DESERT OR ARCTIC CIRCLE (HEH) MAKES FIRST CONTACT
THIS IS SO COOL
THIS IS SO COOL
I WANT TO RUN FIFTY THOUSAND GAMES ON WORLDS LIKE THIS HOLY FUCK
THIS JUST IN IF I’M UNDERSTANDING THE MAGNETIC FIELDS CORRECTLY I THINK THE ETERNAL NIGHT ICE REALM WILL HAVE NEAR-CONSTANT ELECTRICAL STORMS
Re-reblogging for the additional stuff.
this is the coolest article oh wow
Mmf. This is nice. I like this. This goes /good/ with some things I’m planning on writing someday.
Hiccup and Toothless ,new friendship with Totoro ♥(Ɔ˘⌣˘)(˘⌣˘)˘⌣˘ C)♥