“It is prescribed in our laws that we shall have four Quarter Courts. Each chieftain who has an ancient and full chieftaincy shall nominate a man to join a court. And those are full and ancient chieftaincies which existed when there were three assemblies in each Quarter and three chieftains in each assembly. The assemblies were then not split up. If chieftaincies are divided into shares, then those who have part of ancient chieftaincies are to arrange it so that nomination is made in the way now told. Then the Quarter Courts are complete.”
Source: Andrew Denis, Peter Foote, and Richard Perkins trans., Laws of Early Iceland: Grágás I. (University of Manitoba Press, 2012), 53.
I request a h/c about the Strawhats and the Heart alliance going to a water park.
here you go!
Hat and Heart Pirates:
these lively crews go there is an adventure. A water park sounds awesome in
truth, but dangerous as well, in a way, especially for Devil Fruit users.
However, Luffy and Chopper, and anyone from the Heart crew who is an user as
well, are going to use floaters in order not to sink down and drown and, even
so, they will go to those pools with shallow waters. Usopp is totally one to use water guns, only if they are allowed, though, to attack them. Bepo might join in, but apologize every time he hits someone with a blast of cold water.
Robin are going to sunbath, along with the girl in Law’s crew. They are going
to be served some snacks and cool smoothies by Sanji, who is constantly
drooling over them, as well as the 97% of Law’s crew, led by Shachi and
are going to be palm trees, just what Zoro is looking for. Or anywhere where
there are shadows, he’s fine with it. He just wants to nap. But don’t think
that is the only thing that he will do. He’s totally one to push Sanji into the
pool with his clothes on and go back napping until Sanji appears and kicks him
into the water. The fight continues with them both trying to drown each other.
well as Zoro, is most likely going to take a nap or read. Having some coffee.
Without even taking off his sweater. Until Luffy appears, takes him like a
potato sack and throws him into the water… Only to remember that Law is also an
user and get Zoro to help him, later on being strangled by a very angry and wet
is just going around in his speedo, glad that no one is making any comment
because of it for once. Not that he usually cares, though. He’s probably making
conversation with Jean Bart, who doesn’t feel like going for a swim and,
surprisingly, find out that they have many interesting topics in common.
would like to bath too, but if he’s going to do something much better, it is
creeping out those girls in cute bikinis who he doesn’t need to ask to show him
their panties. If they run away from him, he will go after those ones inside
the pool and make them jump out of their skin, only to follow them because he
can run above the water.
There is a huge amount of misunderstanding around common science terms. So here I am to blow away the fog! Hopefully some of you can find this useful for both everyday life and your writing.
Hypothesis: A statement made by a researcher regarding what they think is going on. Also called an “educated guess,” as in the person has the background knowledge to attempt an explanation prior to any testing. A hypothesis must be testable.
Observation: Literally what it sounds like. It is a fact of something a person sees. For example, a researcher may make an observation that the sky appeared orange at sunset or that their rat ate 24 food pellets in month. There is no thinking about it, no extrapolation, just the facts.
Law: This is a statement made following repeated experimental observation. A law is always true under a given set of conditions. They are not theories, as they do not try to explain what is going on.
Theory: This is the explanation for the repeated observations. It is supported by experimentation. Note: theories can never be proven true, only false (you can never test every single instance of the situation). You can just build evidence to support it.
The scientific method (though not always followed):
A person makes an observation.
The person forms a hypothesis attempting to explain the observation.
The person comes up with ways to test the hypothesis.
The person implements these tests.
The person evaluates results and revises the hypothesis if needed.
Field: This is the sub-specialization of a scientist. For example, a biologist may be a general biologist, marine biologist, molecular biologist, cancer biologist, neuroscientist, immunobiologist, epidemiologist, ecologist, behavioral researcher, neuropsychologist, etc.
Field work: This is the type of experiment that is performed outside of the lab. For example, an ecologist may be performing evaluations of stream conditions. While they are physically at the stream, they are doing field work.
Bench work: This is work inside the lab. For example, a scientist who is actively working on something like cell culture or running a gel is doing bench work.
Science writing: This is writing with a focus on science! It may be writing scientific articles, writing protocols, evaluating and editing proposals, or writing for popular press and audiences. Yes, this is its own separate career, typically requiring a background in at least science and possibly scientific writing or journalism.
Journal: This is where scientific papers are published. Some common journals in my field are Nature and The American Journal of Medicine and Neuron. There are a lot. And some are very obscure. They are rated by this thing called “impact factor” that is supposed to relate to journal quality (better impact factor gives your research better exposure), but in my opinion is nonsense. Also, you should trust peer reviewed journals more than journals that are not peer reviewed…that means that other professionals in their field have evaluated the paper.
Principle Investigator (PI): This is the person in charge of a particular study. Often that is the person who runs the lab out of which the study comes. Their name will be last on the paper. Note: name order on papers is very important. First and last author are the important ones. If your name is in the middle, you’re not as big of a contributor unless it is noted otherwise in the journal.
EDIT: It has been pointed out in the notes that author order sometimes varies by field. So these comments on order are not always true.
I hope you found this interesting and informative! Hopefully I will be able to post a biology-specific post like this soon. :)
Notes on Politics, which is turning out to be my favorite course this semester. Also, my newest desktop wallpaper featuring a deconstructed s'more. If you guys like it, it’s available on my etsy: http://etsy.me/1NFig8m