The phenomenal true story of the black female mathematicians at NASA
whose calculations helped fuel some of America’s greatest achievements
in space. Soon to be a major motion picture starring Taraji P. Henson,
Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae, Kirsten Dunst, and Kevin Costner.
What is the nature of space and time? How do we fit within the universe?
How does the universe fit within us? There’s no better guide through
these mind-expanding questions than acclaimed astrophysicist and
best-selling author Neil deGrasse Tyson.
A landmark volume in science writing by one of the great minds of our
time, Stephen Hawking’s book explores such profound questions as: How
did the universe begin—and what made its start possible? Does time
always flow forward? Is the universe unending—or are there boundaries?
Are there other dimensions in space? What will happen when it all ends?
Told in language we all can understand, A Brief History of Time plunges
into the exotic realms of black holes and quarks, of antimatter and
“arrows of time,” of the big bang and a bigger God—where the
possibilities are wondrous and unexpected. With exciting images and
profound imagination, Stephen Hawking brings us closer to the ultimate
secrets at the very heart of creation.
we talked about the human running theory in biological anthropology today!! let’s just say i lit up and talked with my professor about it for a solid 15 minuets. she’s definitely more on the skeptical side of running being our evolutionary background but she had a lot of great information i hadn’t read about yet! she even directed me to one of her student’s (at a UMass school) research blog all about it! the hype to read it when i’m on duty thursday is so real !!!
okay so i feel like people have this impression that
there’s a thing called a “person”
which objectively “exists”, like it can be observed by A Science
and that sometimes, in incredibly rare circumstances involving childhood trauma and the right phase of the moon, it can “split” and that’s what we call did/mpd
and that tumblr users (because it’s always tumblr users, no mention of the fact that “healthy multiplicity” was a concept at least as far back as 1999) recently decided, as one, to riff off this objectively existing disorder and “appropriate” it
when in fact it’s more like
science, philosophy and all the great minds of the world have not come to a conclusion on what a “person” is
not only have we not solved the problems of consciousness but we can’t even come to a conclusion on whether those problems themselves exist, like consciousness and personhood are messy fucking fields okay
ike why are we fucking conscious what is being conscious what is a person we have not pinned these fundamental questions down as a species
all we know is that the majority of multicellular organisms of the species Homo sapiens seem to perceive consciousness, and seem to identify this consciousness as a single, unified, continuous thing we call a “person”, rather than as a collection of traits, an interacting network of people, a system of chemical impulses, or something else
some do not
we don’t know why
science doesn’t know
your clueless ass sure as hell doesn’t know
seriously go read some articles on did/mpd because we don’t know what it is or why it happens and certainly not enough to be Definitively Declaring that other people on the internet do, or don’t, experience multiple consciousnesses, or that multiple consciousnesses/identities/etc can only happen given a particular set of circumstances
we have not studied it enough
but we’re only gonna learn about these things if we listen to the people experiencing them
because guess what the idea that consciousness itself exists is something we only have experiential data for
so fuck off and go read a cute comic or something if you feel the urge to tell people who experience themselves as multiple that they’re wrong
So you heard Seven to Eternity is awesome (it is!) and you want to check out more by Rick Remender...
In his newest series, SEVEN TO ETERNITY, Rick Remender, with artist Jerome Opeña and colorist Matt Hollingsworth, tells a story about family and freedom, set in an exquisite fantasy world replete with great and terrible magic.
The God of Whispers has spread an omnipresent paranoia to every corner of the kingdom of Zhal; his spies hide in every hall spreading mistrust and fear. Adam Osidis, a dying knight from a disgraced house, must join a hopeless band of magic users in their desperate bid to free their world of the evil God, or accept the God’s promise to give Adam everything his heart desires. All men have surrendered their freedom for fear. Now, one last free man must choose.
SEVEN TO ETERNITY is one of the most beautiful and exciting new releases this week! Keep reading to find five awesome graphic novels by Rick Remender you should check out next!
I saw the Spock isn't Jewish thing and eyerolled so hard but it brings me to the problem preventing me from engaging with the modern (mostly male) scientific community. There's this idea that science and religion and logic and emotion can't coexist. A lot of great scientists were religious and emotional (Einstein comes to mind). And science can't be fully objective bc humans are not objective. Plus do they think our science is so advanced and absolute today that we can explain everything ever?
“Same Anon, additional point. Usually when I talk to white straight people (usually men) about this it’s like talking to a brick wall. But I just have to mention the basics of the concept to most minorities and they will get it right away. The implications are pretty obvious here.”
So like, I don’t talk about this much bc it’d be very easy to misconstrue my sentiments, but I absolutely abhor the way our culture treats science, or alternatively, ‘science culture’. To get right to it I feel like ‘science’ as an intellectual approach has been co-opted by anti-intellectuals masquerading as intelligent people (usually men). It has become the cornerstone of arrogant atheists which is only frustrating because both the concept of science and how it is used, and also the way they interact with it, is completely comparable to any other belief system.
People seem to have gotten this idea that ‘science’ is the source of all correctness, of pure ‘rightness’ without taint of partiality, but that’s just not true and it never has been. From what gets funded to how its written about and thought about, science is always biased and influenced by the times. I am not saying that there’s no point or accuracy in the scientific method, but…
I digress. You’re right. And it’s obnoxious. People seem to think that if something cannot be measured by our current scientific means then it just isn’t real, doesn’t exist, and shouldn’t be talked about. The only explanation for why so many ~science fans~ are so apathetic and doggedly anti-spiritual is that they don’t know even half of what their role models did, and haven’t actually spent too much time reading up on them. Most likely, they probably avoid the more gnostic bent many historical scientist show bc by the time they dug their way to it, they had already loudly identified as a ~rational atheist~ and selection bias made sure they didn’t have to eat their words or worse- change their minds.
Given that the entire motivation for scientific pursuits is the admission that ‘I don’t know’, it’s hilarious how people these days are “if it hasn’t been discovered yet it never ever will be, and that’s finite.”
As far as Spock being Jewish…He’s Jewish. And it’s awful that white cishets would balk at the idea. I had never seen the concept before it was mentioned in a Trek documentary but it made sense instantly. And even if I didn’t ‘get it’ as someone might not, what’s the point in refuting the evidence? Antisemitism is a helluva drug. It’s crazy how those people consume so many stories intended to be cautionary tales about oppression and the oppressors constantly ~don’t get it~….
Oh thou God shimmering with glory; thee, thee I invoke.
Oh thou who with a steady hand separated the waters, and who orchestrates the winds; thee, thee I invoke.
Oh thou who wears the yellow nemyss with the plooms of Maat; thee, thee I invoke.
Oh thou who bears the Was scepter and the Ankh; thee, thee I invoke.
Oh thou who bears the implements of writing, and the Caduceus; thee, thee I invoke.
Oh thou who’s sash is of white spangled with red, blue, and yellow, and who’s skirt is of yellow and mauve; thee, thee I invoke.
Oh thou who art the designer of Heru-Ra-Ha; thee, thee I invoke.
Thou Magus of the Supernals. Thou Priest of Eternity. Thou who art
crowned with Air and clothed with the Moon. Thou genius of God-head
unspeakable; thee, thee I invoke.
Oh thou who art Tahuti, God of Wisdom and giver of knowledge to the human race. The whole of the Universe is thy prism. Thou who does measure the tides and set their pace. Of the arts thou art author and champion. Thou father of science, thou mind of great Ra. Thou craftsman; symbol, form, and word artisan. Thou who art the illuminator of night, and who art the begetter unto the Light. Master of magick, who divides and unites: you who hone the ways of beauty and of strength.
In the early 1980s, Ingrid Kosar was working for a manufacturer of steel-based products when she found inspiration in an insulated lunch bag she spotted at a craft fair. She was really into pizza at the time – which is to say she was a fully functioning human with no catastrophic mental damage – so she tried making a bag that could keep a pizza hot until it was delivered.
Back then, Domino’s pizza had developed the standard for pizza boxes. Their pizzas were around 180 to 200 degrees out of the oven, and they aimed to maintain a post-baking temperature of 140 degrees for 45 minutes. Kosar needed to beat that. Domino’s boxes were designed to vent steam and prevent a soggy crust, but at the cost of losing delicious heat. Ingrid’s first bags retained heat by trapping it behind layers of polyester and nylon. This kept the pizza warm, and the vents on the pizza box kept it crispy. Even more impressive, pizzas in the bag would lose only around 5 degrees an hour. A delivery guy could leave the pizzeria, play Pac-Man, and flirt with some mallrats for 20 minutes and still deliver a piping-hot pizza.
We weren’t able to share all of them in the video up top, so we’ve posted every videos we received on this playlist. Please go watch them all! They are heartwarming and inspiring messages.
Research shows that real, effective role models are one of the biggest difference-makers when it comes to getting girls interested in science and giving them the confidence to succeed as they grow up and start their careers. And it’s not always distant, mythical role models like Marie Curie or Jane Goodall. It’s moms, sisters, friends, teachers, and coaches. For every famous name mentioned as a role model in our video, there’s one that we’ve never heard of, but that means the world to the person who spoke it.
Let’s try to make more of those.
Thanks to everyone who submitted a video for this project. We couldn’t have done it without you. I really am inspired and humbled by all of you. Let’s share this far and wide. Science is better when we’re all in this together!