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
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
My 11th grade AP honors student’s homework: “go on a date!” With a boy. And follow his suggestions–don’t correct his personal habits, don’t waste his money, and show him respect. Thanks for educating our kids, Utah Department of Education. We really appreciate your evidence-based misogyny.
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):
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.
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…
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
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.
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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.
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).
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