Click here for more of Jon Stewart’s coverage of the recent House Committee on Science, Space and Technology hearing.
my laughing immediately turns to crying because just how horrifying is it that there are these jackasses making important decisions that judge our futures
What does this mean?
That, my friend, is exactly the question you have to ask.
It means that this is one of the best ways to pile up rocks and not have them fall down for a long time.
omg, it’s almost like 3 separate cultures figured out physics.
why do people get so passionate about pluto
how does its classification as a planet have anything to do with you at all
bc it’s a poor small cute planet that has always been bullied by the other big and bright planets. We all have felt sadness for it, and now somebody tells us it’s not a planet anymore???!
why are you assigning emotions to a space rock
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