This is so cool! But what country are they from? “Africa” is really vague.
Their names are Duro-Aina Adebola, Akindele Abiola, Faleke Oluwatoyin, and Bello Eniola and they’re from Lagos, Nigeria. There’s a neat video about them here.
boost the fuck out of this, and make sure you include their goddamn names and country of origin.
Some claim that evolution is just a theory, as if it were merely an opinion.
Bill Nye the Science Guy schools CNN on climate change.
Still my hero.
The look on her face in the second one like, “Damn, I thought I had him.”
Neil deGrasse Tyson is not impressed with all your sexism.
Edit: This post made it to the Science tag! As a science aficionado this of course makes me happy.
So lots of people have reblogged pointing out the irony that I didn’t even include the names of the scientists in my original post. This is mostly true. I did include their names on my post, but that was only in the tag section, and even that it was for my own reference purposes. Had I known this was going to be reblogged like mad and added to an educational category I, would have at least included links to their respective biographies and stuff, instead of only just my glib commentary.*
But that is what the edit feature is for, I suppose. SO HERE ARE SOME LINKS:
* Not that I will ever regret writing glib commentary about Neil deGrasse Tyson throwing some serious shade to the past.
The panel was discussing about the issue of diversity in science and slowly, the subject of genetics was brought into the picture. Are certain races or sub-sets of the population more genetically predisposed to succeeding in intellectually challenging jobs?
It’s almost a taboo to discuss such matter, considering how sensitive the subject can be. Is it OK to “stereotype” based on genes? Towards the end of the discussion, someone asked this rather crude question, “What’s up with chicks and science?”
That question elicited a round of laughter from the audience, though not entirely appropriate. In response, Neil DeGrasse Tyson, an black astrophysicist, gave a thought provoking reply.
In essence, he said, “Before we start talking about genetic differences, you gotta come up with a system where there’s equal opportunity; then we can have that conversation.”
Spoken like a boss!
the anti vaccination movement basically consists of random people with no knowledge of medicine going “I can medicine better than doctors” and it would be hilarious if it wasn’t literally killing people
This is possibly the greatest thing I have seen on the internet.
one year the university of chicago’s admission essay was “relate play-doh to plato” and i wish i could have applied and just sent this picture
ET HAS BEGUN
Favourite quotes by person: Neil deGrasse Tyson
DO NOT GIVE OR GET ANY VACCINATIONS FOR YOURSELF OR YOUR KIDS………..
Ok, lets break this down nice and simple.
Formaldehyde is from the purification of the vaccine. 99.9% of which is removed. The reason it doesn’t give a dosage is so minuscule that it can’t be measured without going into picograms. That’s one trillionth of a gram. You breathe in more formaldehyde by driving down a busy road than in a vaccine.
Thimerosal is NOT elemental mercury, It is a molecular compound made up of carbon, hydrogen, mercury, sodium, oxygen, and surfer. This is used as a preservative for the vaccine. Thimerosal is used in a variety of other things, like tattoo ink, facial creams, nasal sprays. It’s toxic to humans only in fairly large quantities but highly toxic to aquatic born organisms like infectious bacteria. In short, it makes sure you don’t get salmonella from a stray bacteria from the chicken embryos.
As for the dosage of the Thimerosal. That is the most laughable point in this post. It says 25 mcg, that’s micrograms, or one millionth of a gram. To put this in perspective, a dollar bill weighs roughly 1 gram, the average human eyelash is around 80-90 micrograms. The box also says that it contains a 5ml (milliliter/cc) vial which leads me to my next point.
A little simple math and we find out that 25 mcg = 0.00003 ml and a little more math we find that 0.00003 ml is 0.00006% of 5 ml. Let me put this another way. By the age of 5, an American child weighs about 50-55lbs and their body contains 55 mcg of Uranium. I don’t see any kids running around with radiation sickness, so I think they’re safe with a preservative in them.
TL;DR: This is like saying you don’t want your child eating their baked birthday cake because raw eggs were used to make it and you don’t want your child getting salmonella from it.