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Eupraxsophy

Secular humanist, freethinker, progressive, and bibliophile. I enjoy love, knowledge, and life itself.

Some of my followers must be so confused…

One minute I’m posting about politics, philosophy, science, and social justice, then all of a sudden I share an existential or personal crisis. I have a rant about loneliness in-between a post about Wikipedia and military suicides. 


Inside the mouth of every child is a terrifying double row of teeth. Not that you’d ever know it — muscle, skin and bone prevent most of us from ever catching a glimpse of this extra dentition. Here’s your chance to get a close-up look at what lies beyond the gum line.



On some level, most people probably recognize that a child’s erupting permanent teeth have to be situated more or less right on top of their smaller predecessors, in order to dissolve their roots and ultimately replace them (a process known as exfoliation).
What many fail to appreciate, however, is just how little room there is for exfoliation to take place. This picture [click for hi-res], taken by photographer Stefan Schäfer at the Hunterian Museum in London, reveals several permanent teeth crammed into a space so small, it almost looks like they’re burrowing outward in a bid to escape from the skull entirely — the front teeth via the eye and nasal cavities, the lower teeth by way of the jawline.
Stare at it too long, in fact, and the skull’s primary teeth almost start to resemble a set of pharyngeal jaws. Wonderful. Now I’ll never be able to look at a child again without thinking about xenomorph dentition. Biology: Not only is it fascinating, it’s also high-octane nightmare fuel.

It’s strange to think that this is what lies beneath the face of every child I see or talk to. It’s hard to remember that within our flesh is this alien thing. 

Inside the mouth of every child is a terrifying double row of teeth. Not that you’d ever know it — muscle, skin and bone prevent most of us from ever catching a glimpse of this extra dentition. Here’s your chance to get a close-up look at what lies beyond the gum line.

On some level, most people probably recognize that a child’s erupting permanent teeth have to be situated more or less right on top of their smaller predecessors, in order to dissolve their roots and ultimately replace them (a process known as exfoliation).

What many fail to appreciate, however, is just how little room there is for exfoliation to take place. This picture [click for hi-res], taken by photographer Stefan Schäfer at the Hunterian Museum in London, reveals several permanent teeth crammed into a space so small, it almost looks like they’re burrowing outward in a bid to escape from the skull entirely — the front teeth via the eye and nasal cavities, the lower teeth by way of the jawline.

Stare at it too long, in fact, and the skull’s primary teeth almost start to resemble a set of pharyngeal jaws. Wonderful. Now I’ll never be able to look at a child again without thinking about xenomorph dentition. Biology: Not only is it fascinating, it’s also high-octane nightmare fuel.

It’s strange to think that this is what lies beneath the face of every child I see or talk to. It’s hard to remember that within our flesh is this alien thing. 

Ariana Page Russell is an artist who has dermatographia, in which the skin is very sensitive to touch, becoming raised and red very easily. Talk about a creative way of making the most of a bad thing (though not particularly painful, the condition can cause discomfort).

Ariana Page Russell is an artist who has dermatographia, in which the skin is very sensitive to touch, becoming raised and red very easily. Talk about a creative way of making the most of a bad thing (though not particularly painful, the condition can cause discomfort).

This young woman uses her own skin allergy as a work of art. Read more about it here.

This young woman uses her own skin allergy as a work of art. Read more about it here.

Does this Woman Have a Scientifically Perfect Face?

Click the link and judge for yourselves. 

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pinkfrequency:

Floating Castle (Ukraine)

This would be great for a zombie apocalypse. Someone in Ukraine is ready. 

pinkfrequency:

Floating Castle (Ukraine)

This would be great for a zombie apocalypse. Someone in Ukraine is ready. 

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