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Fire, Logic, and Moms: marzipanandminutiae reading letters from 1818 is wild "it's that time of the year when I get colds for no apparent reason again" have some Clairitin hon marzipanandminutiae But also we're not becoming allergic to everything nowadays like certain white moms fear. Allergies have always existed. They were just talked about differently Like "oh clams always turn my stomach-". Or "what a pity he was taken from us at age 5" rosslynpaladin "Well we didn't have all this fancy chronic illness stuff in the Olden Days, what did people do then??" They died, Ashleigh rowantheexplorer This is a picture tracking bullet holes on Allied planes that encountered Nazi anti-aircraft fire in WW2 At first, the military wanted to reinforce those areas, because obviously that's where the ground crews observed the most damage on returning planes. Until Hungarian-born Jewish mathematician Abraham Wald pointed out that this was the damage on the planes that made it home, and the Allies should armor the areas where there are no dots at all, because those are the places where the planes won't survive when hit. This phenomenon is called survivorship bias, a logic error where you focus on things that survived when you should really be looking at things that didn't. We have higher rates of mental illness now? Maybe that's because we've stopped killing people for being "possessed" or "witches." Higher rate of allergies? Anaphylaxis kills, and does so really fast if you don't know what's happening. Higher claims of rape? Maybe victims are less afraid of coming forward. These problems were all happening before, but now we've reinforced the medical and social structures needed to help these people survive. And we still have a long way to go. Source: marzipanandminutiae 80,557 notes Survivorship bias
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Homeless, Looking, and Who: This homeless looking guy is Grigori Yakovlevich Perelman. The mathematician who solved one of the Millennium Problems in 2002 and turn down the prize of one million dollars.

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Ass, Bailey Jay, and Birthday: Dr Paul Coxon @paulcoxon Follow Happy 99th birthday Katherine Johnson, NASA mathematician who calculated the trajectory of the Apollo 11 mission vanityfair.com/culture/2016/0 11:36 PM - 24 Aug 2017 71,988 Retweets 170,215 Likes O塞®@@お1.0 Oli Young @oliyoung Follow BY HAND SHE CALCULATED ROCKET TRAJECTORIES BY HAND. BUZZ ALDRIN TRUSTED NO-ONE ELSE, NOT EVEN THEIR COMPUTERS. Dr Paul Coxon paulcoxon Happy 99th birthday Katherine Johnson. NASA mathermatician who calculated the trajectory of the Apollo 11 mission vanityfair.com/culture/2016/... 5:37 AM-25 Aug 2017 216,800 Retweets 486,561 Likes V23 I 60O the-last-hair-bender: cartnsncreal: She should have a statue. Not those confederate MFs. HAPPY BIRTHDAY KATHERINE!!! If anyone wants to know more about her and how she did that, watch Hidden Figures!!! Its one of my favourite movies and its about how she pushed through the racisn and sexism of her coworkers and showed everyone what an amazing person she is without ever demanding fame, only respect. She was a widowed mother of three daughters, and her mother would look after them during the day whilst she worked extra long hours at NASA to get all the work done as quickly as possible. She was so persuasive and demanding of respect (always by using unrefutable logic) that she mamaged to fet into pentagon meetings. Like, wow.You also get to see about her two closest friends who also worked at NASA, one of which (Mary Jackson) was Mary Jackson, the first black student at the University of Virginia. She took night classes at Hampton High School and was the only black person and the only woman in her class, just so that she could finally be an engineer. Every day shed go to NASA, work her ass off trying to engineer those shuttles properly so that no one would die, go home to have dinner with her family, then be off to classes until late at night. So inspiring.The other friend (Dorothy Vaughan) made herself indespensible to NASA so that she and thirty other women could keep their jobs when a computer was built that would replace them in their roles as human computers. She encouraged both of her friends to take every opportunity granted to them, whilst fighting to be the first African-American Supervisor at NASA, as she was already doing the job after they lost their supervisor and no one really pushed replacing her.The movie is both empowering to all women, but most of all WOC, and is incredibly important in how it shows the racism that these women faced on top of the sexism, and how they pushed through because fuck those white guys, am I right? But, yeah, you should really watch it and pay attention to the little end bit where it talks about these three incredible women.
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