An Archive of Growth?

Month: July 2017

feminism

antibodies for baby

Breast milk contains antibodies that help protect infants from common childhood illnesses such as diarrhoea and pneumonia, the two primary causes of child mortality worldwide. (Source: WHO)

God made everything out of nothing, but the nothingness shows through.

–Paul Valery

 

The most important scientific revolutions all include, as their only common feature, the dethronement of human arrogance from one pedestal after another of previous convictions about our centrality in the cosmos.

–Stephen Jay Gould

 

books

Age of Gender Enlightenment

In 1921, American novelist Edith Wharton was the first woman to receive a Pulitzer Prize for fiction. She won the award for her novel The Age of Innocence, a story set…

Say what you want about long dresses, but they cover a multitude of shins.

–Mae West

 

science

Hurricanes & Typhoons

According to expert Jeff Masters, 2016 saw the strongest storms ever observed in two regions. We also witnessed seven Category 5 storms, which is a huge number. Among typhoons that…

Given a choice between two theories, take the one which is funnier.

–Blore’s Razor

 

books

Fandom at work

The only fan letter Richard Dawkins has ever written was to Douglas Adams; to his delight, he got one back. (Source: interestingliterature.com)