Politicizing Science Is Nothing New: It Happened To Ben Franklin
“But the “point effect” is more subtle. When there’s an electric field gradient, charges pool at the edge of a conductor. At a point, the charges reach a higher density than under any other conditions. More than perhaps two inches (5 cm) away from the tip of such a rod, the electric field around the top of the building becomes more dissipated. As a result, if there are many tall buildings around with lightning rods on them, lightning will be more likely to strike the ones without a pointed tip. The rod itself is more protection for a building if it does get struck by lightning, but the tip makes it less likely the building will be struck if there’s a better source around.”
You’ll often hear charges that science has become too politicized, but it’s the other way around. Science is our best way of drawing conclusions about the natural world, including how natural and human-caused phenomena work and interact together. When politics, biases, agendas or predispositions get in the way, however, they can derail actual knowledge and cause us to live in an inferior fashion. This isn’t new to modern times, but goes back at least hundreds of years, to Ben Franklin. Franklin, who invented the lightning rod, came up with the design that would save countless buildings from fire once that rod was applied. Yet the inability of many dogmatic people – including King George III of England – to accept the reality of the science led to a huge number of disasters and fires, many of which revisionist historians still try and cover up today.
Put tea light candles on a stove top (electric works best because it’s a flatter surface than gas stoves) on low heat. Melt the wax and then dash with herbs of choice. Then let them sit at room temperature to harden.
O V E R J A M S :CHRONO CRUISE / TRACER ↳ music for slipping through time and having a blast.
1. back it up - caro emerald // 2. don’t mean a thing - parov stelar // 3. (we’re gonna) rock around the clock - bill haley & his comets // 4. reet petite - jackie wilson // 5. upside down - paloma faith // 6. big and bad - big bad voodoo daddy // 7. boogie woogie bugle boy - the andrews sisters // 8. booty swing - parov stelar // 9. shape up - swing republic feat. karina kappel // 10. no swinggity - minimatic
1. Dark/Electric. A wolf wearing Mareep’s wool as a disguise.
2. Dark/Electric. Is now wearing Flaffy’s wool as a disguise.
3. Dark/Electric. Greatly resembles Ampharos.
Once again this falls inside an evolution line, so all three it is! The whole line is based around the saying “A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing” and they do just that, hiding in Mareep wool and living with the sheep Pokemon until they have the chance to strike. In game this is shown by how they are encountered. The Hidden Pokemon can only b encountered in Horde Battles, where it will occasionally be in a group of Mareep, and will attack you just like he rest….unless there’s only one Mareep left. If there is only one Mareep left in the Horde, the Hidden Pokemon will attack the Mareep over the player’s Pokemon. The rest of it’s evolution line is only found in trainer battles or through evolving it’s first stage. Just like Mareep, it has a three stage evolution an a Mega Evolution!
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Ultimate in automotive power.
As is customary with the off-road icon, the “G” is forever breaking new ground: unlike previous Landaulets, which were based on prestigious saloons, the Mercedes-Maybach G650 Landaulet also has what it takes to deliver an unforgettable off-road experience. Familiar from the G63 AMG6×6 and G500 4×4, the portal axles provide ample ground clearance of 450 millimetres, allowing the open-top all-terrain vehicle to overcome even extreme obstacles in a masterly fashion. High drive comfort comes courtesy of the most powerful available engine, the Mercedes-AMG V12 biturbo, which delivers a maximum output of 463kW (630hp) with a peak torque of 1000Nm.
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From Top to Bottom: - PRS Custom 24 (preferably in Emerald green, but hey, I’d be happy with any Custom 24) - Fender Jaguar - EVH Wolfgang - Teye (any Teye would do, they’re all phenomenally stunning) - James Trussart Dragon - Fano Alt De Facto JM6 - Carillion Enigma Nebula Burst (just, look) - Gibson ES-335 Olive Drab Green (like Chris Cornell’s signature, but not necessarily Chris Cornell’s signature, y’know) - Knaggs Chena T1 Quilt Top Winter Solstice - ESP Horizon FR
Percy: Team Mystic. Catches water type Pokemon and only water type Pokemon, with the exception of a Ponyta or two. His favorites are Blastoise, Gyarados, Tentacruel, Omnistar, Cloyster, and a Lapras he nicknamed Rainbow after Tyson begged him too.
Annabeth: Team Mystic. A dedicated trainer. Like seriously dedicated. Pokemon Go is no joke, she’s out there every day. Did her research, so she knows all the tips and tricks. Second highest level trainer of the group, after Reyna. Has a Dodrio and a Dragonite.
Jason: Team Instinct. Hasn’t quite figured out the game yet, so he hasn’t caught much, but he’s trying. Also hasn’t figured out the whole evolution thing, so all he has is a super buff Pidgey.
Thalia: Team Valor. Pretty good at the game, seeing as the Hunters spend most of their time outdoors. Catches lots of electric types. Her top two Pokemon are Jolteon and Hitmonchan.
Frank: Team Instinct. He doesn’t really play the game that much. He does like to transform into animals that best resemble the Pokemon around so that other people can get cool pictures. The best one so far is when Frank turned into a bull and posed so that it looked like he and the Tauros were butting heads. Frank ended up catching that Tauros for himself, just because.
Hazel: Team Instinct. Took some persuading to play the game because she was a bit overwhelmed by the technology, but ended up getting really into it. Likes giving the Pokemon she catches cute nicknames and setting up lures. She has an Onix, Staryu, Rhyhorn, Clefairy, and a Rapidash.
Leo: Team Valor. Catches mainly fire types. Likes giving the Pokemon he catches ridiculous names. His top two Pokemon are Magmar and Arcanine.
Piper: Team Mystic. Joins Leo in coming up with stupid nicknames for Pokemon. Uses incense a lot. Her favorite Pokemon is a Jynx she nicknamed Drew.
Reyna: Team Valor. Gym conqueror extraordinaire, and the highest level trainer of the group. She favors her Rapidash, Fearow, and Persian.
Nico: Team Valor. Catches the rarest Pokemon of the group. You name it, he can find it. Claims to just run into them wherever. In reality, there is a heavy amount of planning and shadow travel involved. Despite being able to obtain all of these rare Pokemon, he prefers to use Gengar, Golbat, and Marowak, bless his little emo soul.
Will: Team Instinct. Hatches eggs like nobody’s business. Encourages campers to play the app so that they get more exercise. Teamed up with his other Apollo siblings to organize a program that takes campers out on expeditions to nearby Pokestops so they can play the game and still stay pretty safe from monsters. His two favorite Pokemon are his Chansey and Kangaskhan.
Clarisse: Team Valor. Catches mostly fighting types. Challenges gyms a lot, and wins most of the time, but never against Reyna. Has a Primeape she is particularly fond of.
This is only a selection from an extensively long list!
From top to bottom; - Fender Custom Road Worn (preferably in Olympic white) - Hufschmid Custom Made Guitar - Schecter Blackjack SLS Series - Music Man Armada - Gretsch Silver Falcon - Ovation Elite - Gibson Explorer (preferably in wine red, I really loved the vintage 1970s wine red explorer I saw at Vintage and Rare Guitars in Bath) - Suhr Modern - Zemaitis Metal Flower Front - PRS Private Stock
If you want to see a part 2 of this post, just let me know.
relationship status: eternally single, A+ lipstick or chapstick: i only ever use chapstick, never worn lipstick in my life last song listened: Astral Projection - Electric Blue top 3 shows: Black Sails (still haven’t started on s4 tho what am i doing w/ my life), Marco Polo (why ON EARTH did they cancel this?!D:), either Battlestar Galactica, Firefly or Farscape (i can’t choose sry) or Lost top 3 characters: Flint, Fëanor, Aragorn (but so many others, top 3s are the worst lol) top 3 ships: John/Aeryn (always #1), Arthur/Merlin, Flint/Silver and Flint/Hamiltons both (just, Flint validated in some way)