Some R. A. Heinlein quotes

Some hand-picked quotes from Robert A. Heinlein. I’m in love with each one.

– Theology is never any help; it is searching in a dark cellar at midnight for a black cat that isn’t there. Theologians can persuade themselves of anything.

– To be matter of fact about the world is to blunder into fantasy — and dull fantasy at that, as the real world is strange and wonderful.

– There ain’t no such thing as a free lunch.

– Don’t ever become a pessimist… a pessimist is correct oftener than an optimist, but an optimist has more fun, and neither can stop the march of events.

– Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.

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(Most) people are sheep

Secondary questions: is being a shepherd socially accepted, or psycho-/ sociopathic? When you seem to yourself to be a shepherd – aren’t you actually just a sheepdog while the shepherd is momentarily absent? Is it really bad to be a sheep? How often should you wear that sheepskin (or a wolfskin)? Where are the borders between a good and socially correct sheepship (sheepdom? sheepness?) and a mindless crowd following?

15 Strange And Lesser-Known Facts About Plants

These facts about plants demonstrate to us that our world is not just about the omnipresence of various flora and fauna but it’s also about the unique and sometimes startling qualities in the species of plants and animals that are present all around us.

15. There is a plant called Hemlock Water-Dropwort plant which is so poisonous that it induces facial paralysis in people which forces their facial muscles into a smile after they die.

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