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Alive, Bane, and Beautiful: friend-called-boxcar who was the fool who was tasked with naming the galax y and the only adjective they could think of was skazuhira-miller scientist: (gazing up at space) scientist: sure is a milky boy freshfriedtrash NO YOU DONT UNDERSTAND MERS ARE THE SHITTEST EVER AT ASTRONO NAMING THINGS I KID YOU NOT When it came time to name the two theoretical particle types that might be dark matter THEY INTENTIONALLY CHOSE THE NAMES SO THAT THE ACRONYMS WOULD SPELL "WIMPS" AND MACHOS I SHIT YOU NOT THEY ARE FUCKING TERRIBLE AT NAMING ANYTHING braincoins I just listened to a talk by Neil deGrasse Tyson himself LAST NIGHT and he went on about this more than once m walking down the street and I'm like pretty rock... and some Geologist is like 'actually that's anorthosite feldspar and I'm like 'Nevermind, I don't want it anymore. Any biologists in the audience? [some clapping] Yeah, you know what I'm talking about. The most important molecule in the human body, what did you name it? It has NINE SYLLABLES and it's so long that even YOU GUYS abbreviate it as DNA'! But astrophysicists and astronomers? No, man, we call it like we see it. Star made of neutrons? NEUTRON STAR. Small white star? WHITE DWARF You know that big red spot on Jupiter? Know what we cal " lled it? JUPITER'S RED SPOT the-scarlet-spider okay i'm glad you mentioned the biologist nonsense bc their naming methods are the bane of my existence gallusrostromegalus I see your astrophysicists-are-shit-at-names and raise you Marine-Biologists-Are-Fucking-Maniacs See this beautiful creature? It's a carnivorous deep-sea sponge that lives off of Easter Island and never sees the light of day, as it's about 9000 feet down. Those delicate-looking orbs are covered in millions of tiny hooked spines, which latch onto anything unfortunate enough to bump into it, and hold it in place as it is digested alive by the sponge's skin. Amazing, beautiful and profoundly creepy. They could have given it so many cool names. Could have drawn on mythology (I think Scylla would have been an appropriate reference), the region it was found in, the textured skin, PHAGOCYTOSIS, anything! You wanna know what they called it? PING-PONG TREE SPONGE. Good job, marine biologists. Source: friend-called-boxcar Scientific nomenclature is sh#te but sometimes funny.
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Alive, Bane, and Beautiful: tyleroakley perks-of-being-chinese glenjamin-danzig who was the fool who was tasked with naming the galaxy and the only adjective they could think of was skazuhira-miller scientist: (gazing up at space) scientist: i sure is a milky boy freshfriedtrash NO YOU DONT UNDERSTAND ASTRONOMERS ARE THE SHITTIEST EVER AT NAMING THINGS I KID YOU NOT When it came time to name the two theoretical particle types that might be dark matter THEY INTENTIONALLY CHOSE THE NAMES SO THAT THE ACRONYMS WOULD SPELL "WIMPS" AND "MACHOS" I SHIT YOU NOT THEY ARE FUCKING TERRIBLE AT NAMING ANYTHING braincoins I just listened to a talk by Neil deGrasse Tyson himself LAST NIGHT and he went on about this more than once I'm walking down the street and I'm like 'ooh pretty rock... and some Geologist is like 'actually, that's anorthosite feldspar and I'm like 'Nevermind, I don't want it anymore. Any biologists in the audience? [some clappingl Yeah, you know what I'm talking about. The most important molecule in the human body, what did you name it? It has NINE SYLLABLES and it's so long that even YOU GUYS abbreviate it as DNA! But astrophysicists and astronomers? No, man, we call it like we see it. Star made of neutrons? NEUTRON STAR. Small white star? WHITE DWARF. You know that big red spot on Jupiter? Know what we called it? JUPITER'S RED SPOT the-scarlet-spider okay i'm glad you mentioned the biologist nonsense bc their naming methods are the bane of my existence gallusrostromegalus I see your astrophysicists-are-shit-at-names and raise you Marine-Biologists-Are-Fucking-Maniacs. See this beautiful creature? a carnivorous deep-sea sponge that lives off of Easter Island and never sees the light of day, as it's about 9000 feet down. Those delicate-looking orbs are covered in millions of tiny hooked spines, which latch onto anything unfortunate enough to bump into it, and hold it in place as it is digested alive skin. Amazing, beautiful and profoundly creepy. They could have given it so many cool names. Could have drawn on mythology ( think Scylla would have been an appropriate reference), the region it was found in, the textured skin, PHAGOCYTOSIS, anything! by the sponge's You wanna know what they called it? PING-PONG TREE SPONGE. Good job, marine biologists. Source: friend-called-boxcar Scientists and their naming systems
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Beautiful, Fucking, and Girls: Vox @voxdotcom Vox Superheroes don't wear ponytails and yes, it's sexist. Via @Racked Superheroes Don't Wear Ponvtails, and Yes <p><a href="https://witchin-bitchin-twopointoh.tumblr.com/post/173782852579/frequentsleepermiles-libertarirynn-hello" class="tumblr_blog">witchin-bitchin-twopointoh</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://frequentsleepermiles.tumblr.com/post/173778403051/libertarirynn-hello-darkness-my-old-friend" class="tumblr_blog">frequentsleepermiles</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/173774527164/hello-darkness-my-old-friend" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>Hello darkness my old friend</p></blockquote> <p>For people who care about sexism so much, they sure do focus a lot on physical traits. </p> </blockquote> <p><a href="https://www.racked.com/2018/4/25/17275020/avengers-infinity-war-hair-mantis-black-widow-gamora-scarlet-witch">https://www.racked.com/2018/4/25/17275020/avengers-infinity-war-hair-mantis-black-widow-gamora-scarlet-witch</a></p> <p>Here’s the linked article. Didn’t really seem all that unreasonable to me, perhaps stretching a bit but it does make a few reasonable critiques. The bits about hair length in comic book girls being tied to their relationship with traditional femininity and the was an interesting point. </p> <p>You’ll notice that nowhere in the actual article does it call the movies or the characters themselves sexist or “problematic.” The headline was obviously clickbait to get attention, however, so… congrats, you gave the article the attention it wanted. </p> </blockquote> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="124" data-orig-width="750"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/6a7f90178b45b2d73562e6788c1b1532/tumblr_inline_p8jiwpge3J1rw09tq_1280.jpg" data-orig-height="124" data-orig-width="750"/></figure><p>I can and did read the entire article but thanks for your brilliant input. </p><p>The headline is whiny bullshit, the article is also full of whiny bullshit that blows things way out of proportion, ignores males that have the same issue (male heroes are expected to be ripped as much as female heroes are expected to be beautiful. Fighting While Hot™️ is a unisex requirement), and complains about long hair being “unrealistic“ in a universe with fucking laser beams and thunder gods and talking trees.</p>
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Batman, Desperate, and Fake: Just remember. There is no such thing as a fake geek girl. There are only fake geek boys. Science fiction was invented by a womarn. Specifically a teenage girl. You know, someone who would be a part of the demographic that some of these violently rejecting boys are foxsan Isaac Asimov. simOnbaz yo mary shelley wrote frankenstein in 1818 and isaac asimov was born in 1920 so you kinda get my point divinedorothy If you want to push it back even further Margaret Cavendish, the duchess of Newcastle (1623-1673) wrote The Blazing World in 1666, about a young woman wheo discovers a Utopian world that can only be accessed via the North Pole- oft credited as one of the first scifi novels Women have always been at the forefront of literature, the first novel (what we would consider a novel in modern terms) was written by a woman (Lady Muraskai's the Tale of Genji in the early 1000s) take your snide "Isaac Asimov reblogs and stick it even in terms of male scifi authors, asimov was predated by Jules Verne, HG Wells, George Orwell, you could have even cited Poe or Jonathan Swift has a case but Asimov? PbbBFFTTBBBTBTTBBTBTTT so desperate to discredit the idea of Mary Shelly as the mother of modern science fiction you didn't even do a frickin google search For Shame validcriticism And if you want to go back even further, the first named, identified author in history was Enheduanna of Akkad, a Sumerian high priestess. gunthatshootsennui Kinda funny, considering this Isaac Asimov quote on the subject: Mary Shelley was the first to make use of a new finding of science which she advanced further to a logical extreme, and it is that which makes Frankenstein the first true science fiction story Even Isaac Asimov ain't having none of your shit, not even posthumously touchofgrey37 You know what else was invented by women? Masked vigilantes, the precursor to the modern superhero. Baroness Emma Orczy wrote The Scarlet Pimpernel in 1905. The character would later inspire better known masked vigilantes such as Zorro and Batman. Got that? Stick that in your international pipe and smoke it la-knight I have literally been telling people this for over a year the first extended prose piece- ie a not, as many male scholars will shout, Don Quixote (1605) but The Tale of Genji (1008) written by a woman novel, was thepsychicclam The first autobiography ever written in English is also attributed to a woman, The Book of Margery Kempe (1430s). itsnotjustpms: I’d like to title this stream “Dear Geek Guys” - if you don’t like women in geek culture, get out because it’s not yours. Also, a well-read woman will ALWAYS school you when you try to act the misogynist so go sit down… and read a book written by a woman.I’m not sure if the autobiography portion is correct though. I know there was a Korean woman who wrote a diary that was published…not sure if it counts as autobiography though, perhaps memoir? 
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