Pickle ran to me today for pets and to be held. He came to ME. I am so proud of him I’m going to cry 😭 my sweet little anxious bean finally trusts me and looks to me for affection. I feel like I won the lottery.
I really do believe that at least part of the problem of people distrusting science has to do with how we as scientists portray ourselves.
We have actively created a system where we derive authority from being seen as better/smarter/more competent than everyone else and then when people ask why they should trust us we respond with a very condescending version of ‘because SCIENCE IS FACT’ or something along those lines.
Like, consider how that would feel from the outside? Here are a small group of people who you have never met/interacted with who sequester themselves in impenetrable ~elite institutions that you can’t access and don’t feel party to who then tell you that what they say is fact because they’re smarter and better educated than you. And if you ever try to question them (no matter how reasonable your objections may be/seem to you) they condescendingly pat you on the head and say something like ‘don’t worry we know better. you can’t possibly understand what we do.’
Why the hell would you trust them?
No one likes being told that they’re not smart enough to understand something, and no one likes feeling excluded from something they’ve essentially been asked to accept sight unseen.
I don’t really have a solution to this, except some vague notion about working harder to portray scientists as people working a job, rather than geniuses who are above it all.
And like trying harder to understand where people are coming from when they question science. And remembering that being better educated than most doesn’t make us smarter than most. It just makes us better trained in certain types of thinking.
I just think we need to keep in mind what we are asking of people. Which is to put a whole hell of a lot of faith in us.
after the law that the romanian government passed 3 days ago (which as i said in my last post, would effectively make corruption legal (if under 45k euros, good joke) and would pardon everyone who previously got arrested for it) , thousands upon thousands of people went out in the streets to protest, making this the largest protest romania’s had since the 1989 revolution
it hasnt even been 30 years, i really hope we can stop it here and now
The family that pranks together stays together. Also I’m pretty sure Ezra is just glad that Sabine has stopped pranking him in favor of a new crewmember. Also welcome, Specter 7! Also I SPENT ALL DAY MAKING THIS STUPID COMIC HELP
ok but i really want a reincarnated lovers plot. and i don’t mean just like “oh muse a and and muse b were lovers in a past life!!!” altho those are great too i mean like………they’ve had SO MANY LIVES TOGETHER, ok, they consistently find each other, sometimes they get together, sometimes they don’t, it usually ends in death, right, but wouldn’t it be cool if we had a main verse that we rped in (probably modern times) where muse a and muse b were drawn to each other because of all this and had to figure out why but WHILE WE WERE DOING THAT……..we’d consistently have other threads going where we explored their past lives. so like we’d have two or more threads going at once – one where we explored their current lives, let them get close and figure each other out, and another where we explored their past lives as royalty or outlaws or pirates or peasants or WHATEVER. (and in those secondary threads we could explore their lives but also their DEATHS IMAGINE IT!!!!) and occasionally in the main plot thread they’d have flashes of memories or dreams from the secondary plot threads. i mean COME ON JUST IMAGINE IT!!!!!
This plot has been taken !! I’ll be less likely to develop this now, unless you have a very unique spin :)
Okay you know what I know we were all so worried about biphobia or slut shaming or what have you but honestly I thought they handled that incredibly well? It makes perfect sense for them to be a little bit anxious about that disparity, and especially for Alec I can imagine there’s a lot of insecurity there and I think if they hadn’t touched on that it would have been almost unrealistic? And Alec didn’t have a bad reaction, he got scared. And Magnus also was surprised by Alec’s lack of experience, you know? Which I feel like puts them both in an equally wrong footed position and made that awkwardness totally understandable. And they resolved it right away and agreed to put in the effort necessary to understand and be with each other like bless this show for giving us the malec we deserve
He shifts his head, rubs the sleep out of his eyes–Will is on the other side of the bed, facing the wall. Though he’s loathe to admit it, Will is normally a cuddly sleeper. More often than not, Derek wakes up with a leg slung over his waist, an arm thrown across his chest. So this–this is unusual.
Derek reaches out, puts a hand on Will’s shoulder. “Babe? What’s up?”
Will’s voice is quiet. A little shaky. Like the words are being coaxed out of hiding. “When did you know you liked boys?”