My name is Dakota. I'm 21 years old/young. I live in Boise, Idaho. I go to Boise State University. I am majoring Physics and planning on going into Theoretical Physics.

What I post on this blog, mostly anything and everything. I am going to try and post more personal things as that is the purpose of a blog after all.

22nd April 2012

Link reblogged from The Science of Reality with 844 notes

sagan|sense: you want a physicist to speak at your funeral. →

sagansense:

You want a physicist to speak at your funeral. You want the physicist to talk to your grieving family about the conservation of energy, so they will understand that your energy has not died. You want the physicist to remind your sobbing mother about the first law of thermodynamics; that no energy gets created in the universe, and none is destroyed. You want your mother to know that all your energy, every vibration, every Btu of heat, every wave of every particle that was her beloved child remains with her in this world. You want the physicist to tell your weeping father that amid energies of the cosmos, you gave as good as you got.

And at one point you’d hope that the physicist would step down from the pulpit and walk to your brokenhearted spouse there in the pew and tell him that all the photons that ever bounced off your face, all the particles whose paths were interrupted by your smile, by the touch of your hair, hundreds of trillions of particles, have raced off like children, their ways forever changed by you. And as your widow rocks in the arms of a loving family, may the physicist let her know that all the photons that bounced from you were gathered in the particle detectors that are her eyes, that those photons created within her constellations of electromagnetically charged neurons whose energy will go on forever.

And the physicist will remind the congregation of how much of all our energy is given off as heat. There may be a few fanning themselves with their programs as he says it. And he will tell them that the warmth that flowed through you in life is still here, still part of all that we are, even as we who mourn continue the heat of our own lives.

And you’ll want the physicist to explain to those who loved you that they need not have faith; indeed, they should not have faith. Let them know that they can measure, that scientists have measured precisely the conservation of energy and found it accurate, verifiable and consistent across space and time. You can hope your family will examine the evidence and satisfy themselves that the science is sound and that they’ll be comforted to know your energy’s still around. According to the law of the conservation of energy, not a bit of you is gone; you’re just less orderly. Amen.

Tagged: scienceastronomyphysicsdeathhumanactions

Source: sagansense

1st April 2012

Photoset reblogged from with 242,973 notes

consumerbehaviourself:

“No Seconds” - a series by Henry Hargreaves that recreates the last meals that were served to inmates on death row (Source: Dripbook)

Tagged: artphotographyfoodjaildeathted bundy

Source: consumerbehaviourself

30th March 2012

Photo reblogged from hello with 295 notes

Tagged: awesomelolfunnymemecomicdeathcatscatbirth

9th February 2012

Photo reblogged from Body and Soul with 352 notes

torevolution:

The brutal truth.
Originally charged with murder, the charges were later reduced to involuntary manslaughter and aggravated assault, and on January 23, 2012. Wuterich pled guilty to a single count of negligent dereliction of duty as part of an agreement with military prosecutors. In exchange, all other charges were dropped.Wuterich was sentenced on January 24 and convicted to forfeiture of two-thirds of pay for three months and reduction in rank to private. Read more

torevolution:

The brutal truth.

Originally charged with murder, the charges were later reduced to involuntary manslaughter and aggravated assault, and on January 23, 2012. Wuterich pled guilty to a single count of negligent dereliction of duty as part of an agreement with military prosecutors. In exchange, all other charges were dropped.Wuterich was sentenced on January 24 and convicted to forfeiture of two-thirds of pay for three months and reduction in rank to private. Read more

Tagged: frank wuterichbradley maningus marineafghanprivateafghanistandeathinnocentdouble standards

Source: torevolution