based on this evidence

give me more anon hate abt how im a hypocrite™ c'mon lets go lets do this >:-)

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Bernie Sanders Supports March for Science: We “cannot survive” without scientific research

  • Sen. Bernie Sanders offered the March for Science movement his resounding support via a Facebook post Thursday evening.
  • The movement — comprised of people in STEM fields, their advocates and those who support evidence-based research — formed in response to Trump’s administration, which has shown flagrant disregard for science and climate change.
  • The date of the march has yet to be set, but it will likely spark satellite marches across the country akin to Saturday’s Women’s March. Read more

follow @the-future-now

Use the phrase "My understanding was..." instead of "I assumed..."

If you use the phrase “I assumed…”, you’ll be viewed as having hastily jumped to a conclusion based on insufficient evidence.

If you use the phrase “My understanding was…”, people will merely think you misunderstood something, and will be far kinder to you (and in instances where what you misunderstood was something they said, they will often apologize, or fault themselves for not being more explicit).

This is especially useful in a professional/workplace environment. Telling your supervisor you “assumed” something typically results in a reprimand; saying “My understanding was…” will instead be attributed to a miscommunication, or a lack of clarity in their original instructions.

Just a bit of help for ARMY

This is a guideline to help any confused ARMYs understand what should and should not be submitted to help BTS with any future legal proceedings based around malicious content and rumors.

What counts as malicious content and accusations (what you SHOULD be submitting as evidence):

  • rape accusations
  • accusations of fan abuse without proof or question
  • accusations of idol abuse without proof or question
  • accusations of plagiarism without proof or question
  • accusations of racist, homophobic, sexist, or other bigoted statements or actions without proof or question
  • accounts or users dedicated to condoning, spreading, or participating in stalking, harming, or murdering members
  • accounts or users dedicated to spamming official BTS or BigHit accounts with harmful, offensive, or grotesque content
  • accounts or users creating, spreading, and spamming photoshopped images depicting members as socially ignorant or offensive towards other idol groups

What DOES NOT count as malicious content and accusations (what you SHOULD NOT be submitting as evidence):

  • fan-created literature based on queer ships within BTS
  • fan-created art based on queer ships within BTS
  • open conversations or posts based on the speculation of a member’s sexuality
  • accounts or users dedicated to queer ships, fanart, or fanfiction
  • gifs, videos, or still frames edited with fake subs unless they fall under any category of the previous list
  • accounts or users, whether part of the fandom or otherwise, expressing dissatisfaction with BTS in a manner that is neither destructive or severely offensive

Submitting what is in the first list is not against free speech and will be assessed by BigHit’s and BTS’s legal team in hopes of protecting their reputation as well as their personal safety and comfort.

Submitting what is in the second list will only waste the time of the people who are assessing the content submitted and could potentially cause problems that really don’t need to be issues in this fandom or within BTS.

Please use objective and critical thinking when searching for and submitting content that will be used as evidence. This is a process to help BTS, not push any personal agendas.

Any questions, feel free to ask.

fake news online: *exists*

people: “wow can’t believe Hillary Clinton is a devil worshipper and every celebrity is dead”

The New York Times, BBC, etc: *report accurately on Donald Trump*

same people: “fake news!!!! lying liberal media!”

Donald Trump & co.: blatantly lie, call the lies “alternative facts”

same people: “Donald Trump is telling the truth and all journalists are lying.”

scientists: *present evidence-based data, cite their sources*

same people: “fake!!! lies!!! climate change is a conspiracy theory!”

How can the state of Molly’s hair tell us that Sherlock Series 4 will have four episodes? It’s not as loony as it sounds.  Come and see and I’m sure you’ll be convinced! I am now 100% certain there will be a fourth episode, based on this evidence…

Word count: 458 (yep, it’s a quick read!)
Ao3 link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/9523913

Hello, @teapotsubtext, @thesetison, and @marcespot, I’m tagging you all because I linked to posts or blogs of yours in this meta. I hope that’s all right!

what your favorite woy s2 episode says about you
  • The Wanders: You probably love Wander and wanna see development for him or you love seeing more serious, sad stuff
  • My Fair Hatey: You're a sucker for everyone working together and/or really love musicals and know all the songs
  • The Eye on the Skullship: You REALLY love the watchdogs and would 100% adopt them all. they are your children
  • The Funk: you love death glare
  • The Big Day: you love skeleton dance
  • The Greater Hater/ The End of the Galaxy/ The Battle Royale: You like plot development or just really love dominator
  • The Fremergency Fronfract: you love skeleton dance and/or the chuck e cheese palette is literally your aesthetic
  • The Black Cube of Darkness: You can probably relate to the black cube of darkness and like the message of the ep!
  • The Cartoon: You either love nostalgic cartoons or find the animation jokes hilarious (also hey-ey-ey-eyater)
  • The Good Bad Guy: You really love Major Threat/ Jeff and always choose minor characters as your favs
  • The Boy Wander: You probably love Weird Al or find wander's hero persona hilarious
  • The Night Out: You love sylava and think girls are pretty great
  • Any others: ????????? cryptid??? you probably adore wander over yonder and/or didn't wanna be mainstream

Aries ~ Right Brain
is imaginative, instinctive, creatively expressive, passionate, vibrant, and spontaneous. much of their life is approached through the realm of dream, impulse, and curiosity. however they can reign in on the left, considering they appreciate factual experience to call upon and black and white conviction

Taurus ~ Left Brain
taurus is an earth sign and prefer logic, strategy and evidence to base conviction upon. they operate with organization and cohesive, formulated plans. however taurus can reign in on the right, they can apply the creative to problem solving and typically have a high creative intelligence, especially for music and design

Gemini ~ Right/Left Brain
gemini is a sign of duality and focuses on fusing right and left brain functioning. on one hand, geminis are logical, intelligent, book smart, and academic. they have a good factual memory and mind for learning. on the other, they are imaginative, enchanted, curious, expressive, and impulsive. gemini is the epitome of operating from left and right hemispheres

Cancer ~ Right Brain
cancers are largely creatively and emotionally based people who function based on ideals, imaginative reverie, and pure artistry. this is an exemplary emotional intelligence. however a great mind for business, and unusually so, mathematics, means cancers are very at home in the right

Leo ~ Right Brain
leo is all about creative activity, passion, vibrancy, and radiant expression. everything the leo does is approached from an artistic perspective. their incredible leadership skills however, require a strategic and cohesive left brain emphasis

Virgo ~ Left Brain
the virgo mind is a network of data, statistics, sequence, and methodical systems. virgo appreciates sheer logic, clarity, and rational approaches. much of the virgo’s tremendous problem solving ability however generates from a subtly and mostly unknown about creative right

Libra ~ Right Brain/Left Brain
so the libra can achieve the perfect synthesis they aim for, aggressive calculation and impartial left brain reasoning pervades with the right brain’s creative idealism and propensity for colour, form, and art. the image of balance is beautiful

Scorpio ~ Right Brain
the scorpio resides in unseen worlds, pulverized by simmering passion, evoking desire, and powerful creative intelligence. there is no logic when soaked in these unconscious fortresses. however the scorpio is very much one for cultivating truth through fierce observation, logical psychological application, and a strategic, concentrated focus, their left brain operation is also profound

Sagittarius ~ Left Brain
the sagittarius bases conviction on experience and reviewed fact. they are intelligent people who appreciate truth and a cohesive plan to achieving it. however sagittarius reigns in on the right brain, considering their tremendous intuitive imagination, expansive perspective, and radiant vibrancy

Capricorn~ Left Brain
the capricorn person is largely routine based, logical, and rational. they appreciate reason, fact, and research. capricorns operate with strategic organization and concentrated focus. they dwell in their right brain when envisaging the next dream

Aquarius ~ Left Brain
the aquarius person has a scientific approach to life and experiences. they prefer research to call upon and the notion of logic and poised judgment. the aquarius however spends much time operating from the right brain, considering their inspiring creative activity, far ranging ideas, and eccentric, expressive personality

Pisces ~ Right Brain
the pisces mind operates from an almost intoxicated, idealising fragmented motion of imagery. much of the approach to life is through the creative and the emotional. they are inspired and magical. however pisces operate with ease from the left brain, considering their remarkable duality and archetypal reservoir of qualities

-C.

Teachers must ditch ‘neuromyth’ of learning styles, say scientists

Teaching children according to their individual “learning style” does not achieve better results and should be ditched by schools in favour of evidence-based practice, according to leading scientists.

Thirty eminent academics from the worlds of neuroscience, education and psychology have signed a letter to the Guardian voicing their concern about the popularity of the learning style approach among some teachers.

They say it is ineffective, a waste of resources and potentially even damaging as it can lead to a fixed approach that could impair pupils’ potential to apply or adapt themselves to different ways of learning.

The group opposes the theory that learning is more effective if pupils are taught using an individual approach identified as their personal “learning style”. Some pupils, for example, are identified as having a “listening” style and could therefore be taught with storytelling and discussion rather than written exercises.

The academics say the learning style approach is ineffective, a waste of resources and potentially even damaging. Photograph: Alamy Stock Photo

Remember, even if your science has not been directly affected by the recent news, this doesn’t make it any less your problem. This isn’t just a war against just vaccines, climate science, sustainability, reproductive health etc. This is a war against science; a war against objective, evidence-based facts and I don’t really think the administration actually cares what your discipline is at this point. We’re all screwed unless we all stand together. 

POKEMON SUN AND MOON SPECULATION TIME!

I think the Ultra Beasts are based on the Seven Deadly Sins.

Let’s look at he evidence. The Ultra Beasts are described as being a threat to humans and Pokémon alike. They have unusual designs, more alien like than regular Pokémon. They seem to be able to control people in certain ways. And of course, there are seven of them (technically eight, but we’ll get to that). Here is my theory as to which sin each Ultra Beast represents.

Nihilego: Envy - Nihilego is described as imitating human behavior. Perhaps it is envious of humans, similar to how Mimikyu is envious of Pikachu. Thus, it pretends to be something it’s not.

Buzzwole: Pride - Buzzwole acts a lot like bodybuilders showing off their muscles. It clearly has a strong ego.

Pheromosa: Lust - This one should be pretty obvious. Pheromosa has an elegant design and can supposedly infatuate anybody.

Xurkitree: Greed - Because Xurkitree is an Electric type, it obviously consumes electrical energy. Perhaps goes around stealing energy and refusing to share.

Celesteela: Wrath - I heard rumors that within the game’s lore, Celesteela has the power to burn down entire forests.

Kartana: Sloth - Kartana’s body is described as being so sharp that it doesn’t have to do much to attack.

Guzzlord: Gluttony - Again, pretty obvious. Guzzlord’s body is 90 percent mouth. Of course it eats a lot!

That just leaves Necrozma, who is apparently the odd one out. It has a different ability than the other Ultra Beasts, and it seems to have little connection with them. Perhaps Necrozma is supposed to represent the original sin of Adam and Eve, or the sin of despair, which is considered number eight in certain circles of Christianity. Maybe Necrozma is the Pokémon world’s equivalent of Satan. Sure, Giratina kind of fits the bill too, but Pokémon has recycled ideas before.

Maybe that means that Silvally is somehow tied to the Ultra Beasts too. Silvally has many similarities with Arceus, and it requires a strong bond with its trainer to evolve, so maybe Silvally is some type of Jesus allegory. Maybe an upcoming Pokémon movie will feature Silvally sacrificing its life to defeat the Ultra Beasts, only to be resurrected at the end.

I know that the Seven Deadly Sins seems like a pretty dark topic to cover in a Pokémon game, but the series has certainly become more complex and adult since Red and Blue. And religious themes have been explored in the series before - Arceus is pretty much God after all. So maybe the Ultra Beasts are the personifications of humanity’s darkest desires come to wreak havoc on the mortal world and tempt us into following a path toward eternal damnation.

Or maybe they’re just aliens. Either way, they’re pretty damn cool.

UPDATE: I have been informed that Necrozma is not actually an Ultra Beast, but rather the third Legendary of the Sun/Moon trio along with Solgaleo and Lunala. However, the Pokédex mentions that it is “reminiscent” of the Ultra Beasts, so I think it may be somehow connected to them as well. It’s also described as sleeping underground and absorbing light, so my theory that it is some kind of devil-like figure still stands. As of writing this, I have not yet played the games, so I may be wrong.

ANOTHER UPDATE: Now that I think about it, I may have gotten wrath and sloth backwards. Kartana (wrath) is definitely sporadic in its battle animations, while Celesteela (sloth) doesn’t move much at all. This is also reflected in their stats - Kartana has incredible attack, whereas Celesteela has pretty low speed (though Guzzlord’s is lower, I’m 1000% sure Guzzlord is gluttony).

  • the police: now aaron dingle, based on this evidence, why should we not send you to prison for assault?
  • aaron: without me around, there's a small chance my husband may become a murderous psychopath again...
  • the police: ???
  • aaron: SORRY I MEANT I WAS DEFENDING A MATE

gemini rides thought rollercoasters 
but sagittarius takes thought voyages. geminis will read just about anything and everything. sagittarius will only invest their time on something evidence based and expansive. mercury reflects the object its closest too, so geminis can change their minds quickly based on impulse, circumstance, and exciting information. sagittarius doubt before belief, and must learn, see, feel, know and experience. this is why geminis can seem fickle and sagittarians can seem stubborn 
#sister signs

Evidently

My mom is currently working on getting her BSN. While she’s rehabbing from surgery she’s still taking classes and studying.

Mom: *Reads Evidence Based Practice for Nurses, looks bored*

Uncle: Evidence based practice? I can sum that up for you. 

Like if somebody’s toe is crooked that means it’s broken because it’s evident, right?

Mom: Of course.

Uncle: 

See, now you don’t have to read the book.