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Brains, Chill, and College: arcticfoxbear Humans Are Weird So there has been a bit of "what if humans were the weird ones?" going around tumblr at the moment and Earth Day got me thinking. Earth is a wonky place, the axis tilts, the orbit wobbles, and the ground spews molten rock for goodness sakes. What if what makes humans weird is just our capacity to survive? What if all the other life bearing planets are these mild, Mediterranean climates with no seasons, no tectonic plates, and no intense weather? What if several species (including humans) land on a world and the humans are all SCOREI Earth like world! Let's get exploring before we get out competed! And the planet starts offing the other aliens right and left, electric storms, hypothermia, tornadoes and the humans are just. there...counting seconds between flashes, having snowball fights, and just surviving arafaelkestra To paraphrase one of my favorite bits of a humans are awesome' fiction megapost: "you don't know you're from a Death World until you leave it." For a ton of reasons, I really like the idea of Earth being Space Australia. crazy-pages Alien: "I'm sorry, what did you just say your comfortable temperature range is?" Human: "Honestly we can tolerate anywhere from -40 to 50 Celcius, but we prefer the 0 to 30 range. I'm sorry, did you just list temperatures below freezing? Alen: Human: "Yeah, but most of us prefer to throw on scarves or jackets at those temperatures it can be a bit nippy" Other human: "Nah mate, I knew this guy in college who refused to wear anything past his knees and elbows until it was -20 at least. Human: "Heh. Yeah everybody knows someone like that. And did you also say 50 Celcius? As in, half way to bolling? Alien: Human: "Eugh. Yes. It sucks, we sweat everywhere, and god help you if you touch a seatbelt buckle, but yes. Alien: We've got like 50 uninhabitable planets we think you might enjoy." val-tashoth "You're telling me that you have... settlements. On islands with active volcanism? "Well, yeah. I'm not about to tell Iceland and Hawall how to live their lives. Actually, it's kind of a tourist attraction. "What, the molten rock?" "Well, yeah! It's not every day you see a mountain spew out liquid rocks! The best one is Yellowstone, though. All these hot springs and geysers from the supervolcano- "You ACTIVELY SEEK OUT ACTIVE SUPERVOLCANOES? "Shit, man, we swim in the groundwater near them." wuestenratte Sounds like the "Damned" trilogy by Alan Dean Foster the-grand-author "And you say the poles of your world would get as low as negative one hundred with wind chill?" "Yup, with blizzards you cant see through every other day just about. "Amazingl when did you manage to send drones that could survive such temperatures? well, actually.. *.what? we kinda.. sent.. people. what?" we sent- "no yeah I heard you I just- what? You sent... HUMANS... to a place one hundred degrees below freezing? "y-yeah "and they didn't... die?" "Well the first few did "PEOPLE DIED OF THE COLD AND YOUR SOLUTION WAS TO SEND MORE PEOPLE???!?1?1? burntcopper But surely you have records of volcanic activity doing tremendous damage to human settlements. 'Yep. Pompei is legendary. Entire cities went. Towns buried under lava, peoples' brains boiled in the first rush of heat, loads more killed by falling pumice. 'ah, good, they learned their lesson and didn't build there again. .well.." Are you seriously telling me this volcano is legendary for killing several urban conurbations and you built on top of it AGAIN? In our defence it hasn't actually done it since What about earthquake-prone areas? Tell me you're at least vaguely sensible about those. Oh yeah. After the first major earthquake that flattens a city, we build them better 159,505 notes We are space australia
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Bad, Baked, and Complex: Doy nine Microwaved Water Purified Water Mroaved Water Ony Parifid chikaderp wildunicomherd thinksquad Here is a Science fair project presented by a girl in a secondary school in Sussex. In it sher took filtered water and divided it into two parts. The first part she heated to boiling in a pan on the stove, and the second part she heated to boiling in a microwave. Then after cooling she used the water to water two identical plants to see if there would be any difference in the growth between the nomal boiled water and the water boiled in a microwave. She was thinking that the structure or energy of the water may be compromised by microwave. As it turned out, even she was amazed at the difference, after the experiment which was repeated by her class mates a number of times and had the same result It has been known for some years that the problem with microwaved anything is not the radiation people used to wory about, it's how it corupts the DNA in the food so the body can not recognize it Microwaves don't work different ways on different substances. Whatever you put into the microwave suffers the same destructive process. Microwaves agitate the molecules to move faster and faster. This movement causes friction which denatures the original make-up of the substance. It results in destroyed vitamins, minerals, proteins and generates the new stuff called radiolytic compounds, things that are not found in nature So the body wraps it in fat cells to protect itself from the dead food or it eliminates it fast Think of all the Mothers heating up milk in these 'Safe' appliances. What about the nurse in Canada that warmed up blood for a transfusion patient and accidentally killed him when the blood went in dead. But the makers say it's safe. But proof is in the pictures of living plants dying NO, YOU PIG-IGNORANT ASSWIPES SOME KID'S CLASS PROJECT IS NOT REAL SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH. YOU'VE HEARD OF DOUBLE BLIND, RIGHT? CALL ME WHEN IT'S PUBLISHED IN NATURE the structure or energy of the water what the fuck does that even mean you realize that a water molecule is made up of three fucking atoms and if you rearrange it it isn't water anymore and you would fucking notice the problem with nmicrowaved anything is not the radiation people used to wory about Here is a handy diagram I drew of all the different types of radiation THE ELECTROMAGNETIC SPECTRUM CHEAT SHEET! GAMMA KRAYS RAYS v FROM THE THE PHONES MICE OV WIF WAVE IGHT RAYS RADIO SEL RAO NUCLEAR) GNOS দ CAN SEE CANCER: NOT CANCER IFvbu GET TO0 MUOH OF IT WHIC OU PROBASUV WON T BUT WEAR SUNSCEEN NOT EVEN FRM THE CSC Microwaves ! nuclear reactors, so calm your tits. it's how it comupts the DNA in the food so the body can not recognize it do you understand what DNA is and how eating works? DNA is a jumble of protein in the middle of each cell and it tells the cells in that particular organism how to make more cells Your body does not care about whether your food has any DNA in it or not. The chemicals it cares about are things like vitamins and sugars, as well as inorganic shit like salt (You can denature DNA by heating it or using chemicals like urea. It is like what happens when you fry an egg which is basically a big glob of protein--the strands break apart and it looks like tiny white strings. Very cool) Microwaves agitate the molecules to move faster and faster just.. .that is the fucking definition of heat, whether you're heating something over a flame or in a microwave or using the Sun. The difference is that microwaves mostly affect the water molecules in your food and they don't need to use as much heat. Water boils at 100°C, which is just about as hot as water can get before it just turns into steam; but that's like the lowest setting on your oven. Oven- or stove-cooked food tastes different partly because it uses higher temperatures and partly because heat is transferred in a different way This movenent causes friction That's not what friction is It results in destroyed vitamins, minerals, proteins and generates the new stuff called radiolytic compounds, things that are not found in nature. Let's take these one at a time Vitamins are dassified as water-soluble or fat-soluble. So cooking things in water will dissolve the water-soluble vitamins (C and all the B's). Just plain heat doesn't do that, so microwaving veggies-which keeps the water in-is actually a healthier option Proteins: Breaking the chemical bonds in proteins (denaturing) is a part of any cooking However, denatured protein is still nutritious-that's why you can meet your protein intake with foods like fried eggs and baked chicken Minerals are just chemical elements,, like off the periodic table-sodium, iron, potassium. (Vitamins and protelins are very complex combinations of elements.) Which brings me to the radiolytic compound buillshit. When you talk about breaking apart say, iron-you're talking about breaking down the iron atoms themselves. Which is a whole lot different than breaking the bonds between atoms. It takes hella radiation. You need shit like gamma rays-the O00H SCARY NUCULAR radiation-which we've already established do not come from your microwave. things that are not found in nature What the shit does that even mean? You all know radioactive elements occur in nature, right? In rocks and also in living cells. That's right, you have this radioactive kind of carbon INSIDE YOU. You get it by eating those delicious plants. We can tell how long ago something died by how much of it is left Tons of shit that occurs naturally is horribly bad for you And tons of shit that never existed until we cooked it up is great for you--like the chemical compounds in a lot of medications PEOPLE WHO BELIEVE THIS SHIT ARE WHY CHILDHOOD DISEASES THAT CAUSED SERIOUS ILLNESSES ANDIOR DEATH THAT WE NEARLY ERADICATED WITH VACCINES ARE NOW COMING BACK AND WHY CONSPIRACY THEORIST TWATS ARE ASKING CITY COUNCIL NOT TO FLUORIDATE THE WATER AND WHY GLOBAL WARMING WILL WRECK OUR FUCKING PLANET LERN 2 SCIENCE Think before you reblog And microwave your veggies This was incredibly amusing to read. Thank you so much for sciencing Science achieved The Real Science Side of Tumblr
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