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Obsessed with science, especially quantum chemistry and chemical biology. Mild OCD. Reads and broods about politics; occasionally rants. Empirically inclined. Clumsy. Prone to falling down philosophical rabbit holes.


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Why is it not helpful to say “not all men are like that”? For lots of reasons. For one, women know this. They already know not every man is a rapist, or a murderer, or violent. They don’t need you to tell them.

Second, it’s defensive. When people are defensive, they aren’t listening to the other person; they’re busy thinking of ways to defend themselves. I watched this happen on Twitter, over and again.

Third, the people saying it aren’t furthering the conversation, they’re sidetracking it. The discussion isn’t about the men who aren’t a problem. (Though, I’ll note, it can be. I’ll get back to that.) Instead of being defensive and distracting from the topic at hand, try staying quiet for a while and actually listening to what the thousands upon thousands of women discussing this are saying.

Fourth—and this is important, so listen carefully—when a woman is walking down the street, or on a blind date, or, yes, in an elevator alone, she doesn’t know which group you’re in. You might be the potential best guy ever in the history of history, but there’s no way for her to know that. A fraction of men out there are most definitely not in that group. Which are you? Inside your head you know, but outside your head it’s impossible to.

This is the reality women deal with all the time.

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— 1 week ago with 8593 notes
daughterofprometheus:

deducecanoe:

ruthpower:

Bill Nye is my favorite
Dawkins needs to get over himself

Bam. Dawkins is a jerk.

Dawkins looks like he is being physically repelled by Bill Nye’s presence. Like Bill has this aura that pushes back assholes or something.

daughterofprometheus:

deducecanoe:

ruthpower:

Bill Nye is my favorite

Dawkins needs to get over himself

Bam. Dawkins is a jerk.

Dawkins looks like he is being physically repelled by Bill Nye’s presence. Like Bill has this aura that pushes back assholes or something.

(Source: scienceing, via zelinator)

— 1 week ago with 169944 notes

elenamorelli:

{ a perfect october begins with mist and rain }

(via diamondsof-brokenglass)

— 1 week ago with 33577 notes
"I feel strong. Not strong enough to face myself, but strong enough to keep going."
James Frey, A Million Little Pieces (via wordsnquotes)

(via wordsnquotes)

— 1 week ago with 2949 notes

swordofcandy:

late nights
of delirious confessions
as we lose ourselves
in each other’s eyes
kisses interrupt giggles
with wandering fingers
ending in sighs

| favorite things pt. 1 - c.m.j.

(via spilled-ink-poets)

— 3 weeks ago with 46 notes
"The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude."
— 3 weeks ago with 976 notes

purplevomit:

mortisia:

“The magic of autumn has seized the countryside; now that the sun isn’t ripening anything it shines for the sake of the golden age; for the sake of Eden; to please the moon for all I know.”  Elizabeth Coatsworth

Autumn is officially here!!!
Wish you a fantastic new season♥ 

this makes me really happy too.

(via spectralprankster)

— 3 weeks ago with 2229 notes
"I do not let
go of him yet, but hold the string
and watch my idea of him pull away
and stay, and pull away, my silver kite."
Sharon Olds, from “Slowly He Starts” (via the-final-sentence)

(Source: hiddenshores, via the-final-sentence)

— 1 month ago with 367 notes
"If you asked me now who I am, the only answer I could give with any certainty would be my name. For the rest: my loves, my hates, down even to my deepest desires, I can no longer say whether these emotions are my own, or stolen from those I once so desperately wished to be."
— 1 month ago with 2792 notes
edwardspoonhands:

scishow:

trailburstnuggets:

jaybarou:

whitestuffknowslimits:

heytheretylerr:

WHAT KIND OF WIZARD FISH IS THIS

DUDE THATS A BABY KAIJU

pew, pew!

SCIENCE SIDE OF TUMBLR URGENT

YOU CALLED!?
This fish is not actually spitting bioluminescent spit…it’s spitting out its bioluminescent food! Some clever scientist has put some bioluminescent ostracods in a tank with some little fish. When agitated, these ostracods (tiny shirmpthings) secrete chemicals that, when combined, emit light.
Why?
You’re seeing why right here. Just before the fish spits it out, those light chemicals are filling up the belly of the fish. Now, it isn’t poisonous or anything…but the fish wants NOTHING TO DO WITH IT because the fish has predators too. 
So yeah, if you’re a little fish and suddenly you’re FREAKING GLOWING, your lifespan has just gotten a lot shorter. 
As soon as the fish realizes that there’s light emanating from its belly, it pukes out the glowing juices (and the little shrimp). You can actually see the ostracod in this gif swimming away down toward the bottom of the tank happy as a clam…or a shrimp. 
Evolution is AWESOME.

This is why you gotta follow SciShow on Tumblr.

edwardspoonhands:

scishow:

trailburstnuggets:

jaybarou:

whitestuffknowslimits:

heytheretylerr:

WHAT KIND OF WIZARD FISH IS THIS

DUDE THATS A BABY KAIJU

pew, pew!

SCIENCE SIDE OF TUMBLR URGENT

YOU CALLED!?

This fish is not actually spitting bioluminescent spit…it’s spitting out its bioluminescent food! Some clever scientist has put some bioluminescent ostracods in a tank with some little fish. When agitated, these ostracods (tiny shirmpthings) secrete chemicals that, when combined, emit light.

Why?

You’re seeing why right here. Just before the fish spits it out, those light chemicals are filling up the belly of the fish. Now, it isn’t poisonous or anything…but the fish wants NOTHING TO DO WITH IT because the fish has predators too

So yeah, if you’re a little fish and suddenly you’re FREAKING GLOWING, your lifespan has just gotten a lot shorter. 

As soon as the fish realizes that there’s light emanating from its belly, it pukes out the glowing juices (and the little shrimp). You can actually see the ostracod in this gif swimming away down toward the bottom of the tank happy as a clam…or a shrimp. 

Evolution is AWESOME.

This is why you gotta follow SciShow on Tumblr.

(Source: glukauf, via thehiddentriforce)

— 1 month ago with 446808 notes

inlove-fallen-angel:

torctarmin:

i-am-mishafuckingcollins:

saintnoah:

mcstump:

altair:

This Is Halloween - Panic! At The Disco

i’ve never hit reblog so quickly omfg

image

ITS JULY

No it’s Halloween

This is amazing

(via thehiddentriforce)

— 1 month ago with 454426 notes
"She is a living fire, such as I have never seen; incidentally, a fire that, despite everything, burns only for him. At the same time she is extremely tender, brave, intelligent, and sacrifices everything, or if you prefer, acquires everything by sacrifice."
— 1 month ago with 1531 notes