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I guess I'll do one of those typical Tumblr introductions. Holly - 24 - Sagittarius (Moon in Cancer) - ISTJ - artist, photographer, and writer - generalized anxiety disorder - very introverted.

chiblogger:

chiblogger:

GUYS HELP SOMETHING HAS BEEN TAPPING ON MY WINDOW FOR LIKE 5 MINUTES I’M SCARED TO GO LOOK

oh my gOD

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stimutax:

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shouldnt:

My friend took Viagra thinking it was vyvanse to help him study, I guess you can say he’s studying hard.

xchrononautx:

retcum:

bye

this is satisfying as fuck for some reason.

go ahead.

do it.

drag the sponge.

dip it in the water and scrubbbbbbbbbbb

when i first saw this picture, i thought it was a white woman covered it chocolate
i think it really says something about how often we see black women in the media that my brain instantly thought that it was more likely that i was seeing a chocolate-covered white woman than a black woman.

when i first saw this picture, i thought it was a white woman covered it chocolate

i think it really says something about how often we see black women in the media that my brain instantly thought that it was more likely that i was seeing a chocolate-covered white woman than a black woman.

sheishine:

箱入り猫。
A Cat in a Cardboard Box.

sheishine:

箱入り猫。

A Cat in a Cardboard Box.

Anonymous said: ACCORDING TO DARWIN, WHITE PEOPLE ARE MORE EVOLVED THAN BLACK PEOPLE. DARWIN WAS RACIST.

factsinallcaps:

YOU’RE PARTIALLY RIGHT AND PARTIALLY WRONG. MOSTLY WRONG, BUT STILL ENOUGH RIGHT THAT I’M NOT GOING TO BEGRUDGE YOU THAT. LET’S SAY 65-35.

DARWIN HIMSELF PROBABLY WAS TAINTED BY THE RACIAL PREJUDICES OF HIS TIME AND POSITION OF SOCIETY. HE WAS, AFTER ALL, A WEALTHY WHITE ENGLISH MAN WHO LIVED EXCLUSIVELY IN THE 19TH CENTURY, NOTORIOUS FOR BEING ONE OF THE MOST RACIST CENTURIES. THE ONLY WHITE MAN FROM THIS TIME PERIOD I’M WILLING TO SAY WAS NOT RACIST AT ALL IS JOHN BROWN, BUT THIS ISN’T ABOUT HIM. 

THAT BEING SAID, DARWIN WAS PROBABLY RACIST BY MODERN STANDARDS. BY THE STANDARDS OF HIS TIME, HOWEVER, HE WAS PRACTICALLY A RADICAL ANTI-RACIST, ESPECIALLY DISGUSTED WITH THE HORRORS OF SLAVERY AND EUGENICS. 

PART OF THE COMMON CONFUSION COMES FROM THE FACT THAT HE OFTEN USED THE WORD “RACE” INTERCHANGEABLY WITH “VARIETY” OR “TYPE.” LIKE, HE USED THE WORD “RACE” TO DIFFERENTIATE BETWEEN TYPES OF CABBAGE. 

THE OTHER TWO “DARWIN WAS RACIST” SUPPORTS COME FROM TWO DELIBERATE CAMPAIGNS TO MISREPRESENT HIS WRITINGS IN A WAY THAT WOULD, FRANKLY, DISGUST HIM.

THE FIRST IS A CAMPAIGN BY SUPPORTERS OF “SCIENTIFIC” RACISM, EUGENICS, AND SPECIFICALLY EUGENIC GENOCIDE, WHO CONVENIENTLY SKIM OVER THE FACT THAT DARWIN WAS ALMOST CONSTANTLY REMINDING HIS READERS THAT HUMANS, AS A SENTIENT SPECIES, ARE THANKFULLY CAPABLE OF SYMPATHY AND COMPASSION AND HAVE MOVED BEYOND THE BRUTAL REALITIES OF THE ANIMAL WORLD, WHERE THE SO-CALLED “INFERIOR” ARE LEFT TO DIE. THE TRUTH IS, DARWINIST LITERATURE ONLY MAKES SENSE AS RACIST LITERATURE IF YOU WERE ALREADY A RACIST AND A SUPPORTER OF EUGENIC GENOCIDE BEFORE YOU STARTED READING IT.  

THE SECOND IS A VERY POPULAR CREATIONIST CAMPAIGN, VERY OFTEN WITH BEN STEIN LEADING THE CHARGE, THAT SEEKS TO PORTRAY CHARLES DARWIN AS A EUGENICIST AND RACIST IN ORDER TO DISCREDIT THE THEORY OF EVOLUTION AS WHITE SUPREMACIST PROPAGANDA. IN FACT, WHILE I WAS RESEARCHING MY RESPONSE TO THIS, I HAD TO SIFT THROUGH A GREAT DEAL OF CREATIONIST WEBSITES MAKING THIS EXACT CLAIM, WHO USE DARWIN’S SUPPOSED WHITE SUPREMACY AS AN ARGUMENT AGAINST EVOLUTION. 

NOW, ONTO DARWIN’S ACTUAL VIEWS ON RACE. IF YOU, LIVING IN THE YEAR 2014, MET CHARLES DARWIN AT ANY POINT IN HIS LIFE AND TALKED TO HIM ABOUT RACE, HE WOULD PROBABLY SEEM LIKE A RACIST. WHILE HE WAS A SUPPORTER OF A UNIFIED HUMAN SPECIES (A RADICAL IDEA AT THE TIME, WHEN THE PREVAILING SCIENTIFIC NOTION WAS THAT THE HUMAN RACES WERE DIFFERENT SPECIES) WITH NO INHERENT BIOLOGICAL DISTINCTIONS (WITH THE EXCEPTION OF SUPERFICIAL TRAITS), HE WAS STILL A CULTURAL RACIST, THAT IS, BELIEVING THAT THERE WERE “CIVILIZED” AND “SAVAGE” CULTURES. 

HE ALSO FEARED THAT THE “SAVAGE” CULTURES WERE AT RISK OF EXTERMINATION OR SUBJUGATION. HOWEVER, THIS WAS NOT, AS DARWIN-WAS-RACIST ADVOCATES WOULD HAVE YOU BELIEVE, BASED ON THE BELIEF THAT THESE PEOPLE WERE AT AN EVOLUTIONARY DISADVANTAGE. HE FEARED THAT THEY WOULD BE EXTERMINATED OR SUBJUGATED BY ENGLISH COLONIALISM, WHICH WAS A VALID COMPLAINT, BECAUSE EXTERMINATION AND SUBJUGATION IS KIND OF COLONIALISM’S JAWN.

THIS WAS ALSO A RADICAL NOTION, BECAUSE THE PREVAILING SOCIOLOGICAL VIEWS AT THE TIME WERE “WE’RE OPPRESSING THEM FOR THEIR OWN GOOD, AND THE GOOD OF THE WORLD” AND “FUCK YOU, WE’RE ENGLAND AND WE DO WHAT WE WANT TO WHO WE WANT. HAHA OUR EMPIRE IS NEVER GOING TO FALL YOU GUYS.”

NOW, AS MENTIONED BEFORE, DARWIN TENDED TO REMIND HIS READERS THROUGHOUT HIS WORKS THAT HE WAS ONLY TALKING ABOUT THE NATURAL WORLD, AND THAT HUMAN EVOLUTION IS NO LONGER GUIDED SOLELY BY NATURAL SELECTION. SELF-AWARE SPECIES, LIKE HUMANS, HAVE OTHER CRITERIA FOR MATING BESIDES “STILL ALIVE” AND “BIOLOGICALLY VIABLE.” THIS IS CALLED ARTIFICIAL SELECTION, AND IT’S KIND OF TAKEN THE STEERING WHEEL WHEN IT COMES TO HUMAN EVOLUTION. 

MOST OF THE TIME, CREATIONIST LITERATURE TENDS TO SKIP THESE PASSAGES SO IT LOOKS LIKE DARWIN IS SAYING PRIVILEGED PEOPLE ARE JUST MORE FIT TO SURVIVE AND EVERYONE OPPRESSED IS ONLY OPPRESSED BECAUSE OF NATURAL INFERIORITY, AND SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO DIE FOR THE GREATER GOOD. 

OF COURSE, THIS IS TOTAL BUNK, WHICH IS EXACTLY WHAT THE CREATIONIST CAMPAIGN AGAINST DARWIN WANTS YOU TO THINK WHEN YOU READ THEIR HEAVILY-EDITED VERSIONS OF HIS WRITING. 

THE TRUTH, THOUGH, IS THAT DARWIN’S ATTITUDE TOWARDS HUMAN INTELLIGENCE WAS ESSENTIALLY “WITH GREAT POWER COMES GREAT RESPONSIBILITY.” WHILE SOME ANIMALS MIGHT LEAVE THE SUFFERING TO THEIR LOT, HUMANS ARE CAPABLE OF COMPASSION, AND SHOULD SAVE OTHER HUMANS WHEN THEY’RE STRUGGLING OR IN DANGER. 

DARWIN WAS ALSO RAISED BY ABOLITIONISTS AND CONTINUED THE TRADITION INTO ADULTHOOD, VOCAL IN THE BELIEF THAT THE PRACTICE OF HOLDING HUMANS AS PROPERTY WAS NOT ONLY UNETHICAL, BUT ABHORRENT. 

THAT BEING SAID, THE SCIENTIFIC THEORY BEHIND EVOLUTION IS SOUND. EVEN IF DARWIN WAS AS RACIST AS BOTH EUGENICISTS AND CREATIONISTS TRY TO MAKE YOU BELIEVE, THE THEORY OF EVOLUTION IS STILL LEGIT. THANKFULLY, HE WAS ONLY LIKE 7% AS RACIST AS THOSE PEOPLE WOULD HAVE YOU BELIEVE, BUT YOU NEED TO BE CAREFUL WHEN DISCUSSING THIS ISSUE THAT YOU AREN’T CITING INDEPENDENTLY EUGENICIST LITERATURE, OR CREATIONIST LITERATURE, WHICH ARE DESIGNED TO INTENTIONALLY MISREPRESENT DARWIN’S THEORIES TO PUSH THEIR OWN BACKWARDS AGENDA.

WHAT I REALLY WANT YOU TO TAKE AWAY FROM THIS IS THAT “DARWIN WAS RACIST” IS A HALF-TRUTH AT BEST. IN 150 YEARS’ TIME, THE MOST PROGRESSIVE RACIAL VIEWS OF TODAY WILL BE 150 YEARS BEHIND THE TIMES. 150 YEARS FROM NOW, IF OUR MODERN CONCEPTIONS OF RACE AREN’T CONSIDERED RACIST, I WILL BE FURIOUS, BECAUSE IT MEANS WE WILL HAVE MADE NO PROGRESS.

ADDITIONALLY, THE FACT THAT THE VIEWS OF THE 19TH CENTURY ARE APPROXIMATELY 200 YEARS BEHIND THE VIEWS OF THE 21ST CENTURY IS A FACT THAT’S BEEN CO-OPTED AND EXPLOITED BY PEOPLE WHO WOULD GO TO ANY LENGTHS TO PRESERVE THOSE BACKWARDS VIEWS AND FIGHT TOOTH AND NAIL AGAINST PROGRESS, BOTH SOCIAL AND SCIENTIFIC. 

asapscience:

chroniclesofachemist:

cosmicocks:

seti-fan:

offendedfunyarinpa:

standbyfortitanfall:

losed:

A CROW TRIED TO GO IN OUR CLASSROOM AND HE HAD A PEN

You’ve all just like, completely skipped over the possibility that this crow has seen people using pens in this room, found one, and is trying to return it. There’s been videos of crows picking up sweet wrappers and stuff and placing them in bins after seeing humans put their litter in bins. I really do believe that this crow is trying to return the pen and that is ADORABLE AS HELL. 

Another cool crow deal: Once, when trying to assess if crows could reason and use tools, scientists had two crows who didn’t know each other each take a wire from a table (one was hooked, one was straight) and try to grab meat from a bottle with it. The crows could see each other, though they had separate bottles. Only the straight wire worked for this, so they hypothesized that if crows could reason, the second trial would have the two crows fighting over the straight wire. The second trial started and, to the surprise of the scientists, the two crows both went for the bent wire, one held it down and the other unbent it. They both got meat out of their bottles. They came to a peaceful solution without verbal communication. Crows are probably smarter than we are.

I love crows. Bird behavior in general interests me and corvids especially have shown really high levels of intelligence.

There’s a video on youtube somewhere where a thirsty little crow is at an amusement park, and he finds some humans with a water bottle. He starts pecking at the cap and at first the people didn’t catch on, but he kept persisting, trying to get at the cap.It took a little bit for the humans to get it but they unscrewed the cap for him, and filled it with water and he drank from it.The crow was so used to seeing people drinking out of these magical liquid containers and he knew exactly where it came out of and was able to communicate what exactly he wanted.

Planet of the Crows

Crows = the best birds. 

asapscience:

chroniclesofachemist:

cosmicocks:

seti-fan:

offendedfunyarinpa:

standbyfortitanfall:

losed:

A CROW TRIED TO GO IN OUR CLASSROOM AND HE HAD A PEN

You’ve all just like, completely skipped over the possibility that this crow has seen people using pens in this room, found one, and is trying to return it. There’s been videos of crows picking up sweet wrappers and stuff and placing them in bins after seeing humans put their litter in bins. I really do believe that this crow is trying to return the pen and that is ADORABLE AS HELL. 

Another cool crow deal: Once, when trying to assess if crows could reason and use tools, scientists had two crows who didn’t know each other each take a wire from a table (one was hooked, one was straight) and try to grab meat from a bottle with it. The crows could see each other, though they had separate bottles. Only the straight wire worked for this, so they hypothesized that if crows could reason, the second trial would have the two crows fighting over the straight wire. The second trial started and, to the surprise of the scientists, the two crows both went for the bent wire, one held it down and the other unbent it. They both got meat out of their bottles. They came to a peaceful solution without verbal communication. Crows are probably smarter than we are.

I love crows. Bird behavior in general interests me and corvids especially have shown really high levels of intelligence.

There’s a video on youtube somewhere where a thirsty little crow is at an amusement park, and he finds some humans with a water bottle. He starts pecking at the cap and at first the people didn’t catch on, but he kept persisting, trying to get at the cap.

It took a little bit for the humans to get it but they unscrewed the cap for him, and filled it with water and he drank from it.

The crow was so used to seeing people drinking out of these magical liquid containers and he knew exactly where it came out of and was able to communicate what exactly he wanted.

Planet of the Crows

Crows = the best birds.