I haven’t mentioned Zen Pencils for a while, but today’s quote is superb. Click on through to appreciate the full strip.
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Blog Action Day and The Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Something I didn’t know is that October 16th is Blog Action Day, an annual event that aims to unite the world’s bloggers by posting about the same issue, on the same day, in order to raise awareness and trigger a positive global discussion around an important issue.
This year, the subject is Human Rights and the ever-reliable Zen Pencils (from which I heard about the event) has a superb infographic which you can see below. But do head over to Zen Pencils to see the image in all it’s glory and then go read the original.
As it’s name suggests, The Universal Declaration of Human Rights seeks to establish a common standard of rights which apply to all. It is aspirational, achievable and something we should all keep in mind. All too often, we allow majorities to cite an array of ever more desperate excuses to trample over the rights of minorities. What the Universal Declaration of Human Rights should remind us is that not one of these excuses is ever valid.
Welcome to Science
I first heard about Zen Pencils through Phil Plait’s Bad Astronomy blog. So it seems neatly circular to now be posting a Zen Pencils cartoon inspired by a Phil Plait quote.
The quote is superb and the cartoon does a fantastic job of capturing the sense wonder that science engenders.
The first panel is below. Click through to enjoy the full cartoon.
Quote of the Day: Curiosity
Click on the image to see the full size version over at Zen Pencils.
Quote of the day: Why Worry?
This one comes from Zen Pencils and it reflects an attitude that I consciously try to cultivate. Sometimes successfully.
I’m tempted to buy the print.
Go and take a look at Gavin Aung Than’s interpretation of Rudyard Kipling’s If on Zen Pencils. Go now. You won’t regret it.
The Brain is a Wonderful Organ
Today’s Zen Pencils cartoon is based on a Robert Frost quote, and does feel depressingly appropriate.
Zen Pencils: Illustrated words of wisdom
Zen Pencils is the website of freelance illustrator, Gavin Aung Than. Three times a week (on Monday, Wednesday and Friday) he takes an inspirational quote and turns it into a cartoon.
I heard about this site via the Bad Astronomy blog, which linked to a cartoon based on a Carl Sagan quote.
Then I saw what he’d done with the Bene Gesserit Litany against fear and this site went straight into my RSS reader.