look at this shit eating grin. this man thinks he has posed an unanswerable question to evolutionary biologists that will shake the very foundation of the theory of evolution to its core when any 14-year-old can tell you that we literally did not evolve from monkeys. amazing
He’s just mad because he can’t acquire all the apple juice that I’m acquiring. (x)
so.. you americans want to know what its like in canada…..
Americans still won’t know because this is in Celsius
Top 5 misconceptions about evolution: A guide to demystify the foundation of modern biology.
Here is an infographic to help inform citizens. From my experience most people who misunderstand evolution are actually misinformed about what science is and how it operates. That said, here are five of the biggest barriers faced when one explains evolution - I have faced these and they are documented in the literature.
I hope you can build on my work and improve the communication between the scientists and the public.
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Highly evolved infographic there.
Here is a large part of why I look back at high school biology with anger. We are not taught any of this, really.
Thank you high school biology for making a beautiful and complex science into a joke. Grr
Only on the internet could you find a shark in a cat suit riding a roomba.
Here it is folks. The two gifs that will break me. My life has just come full circle because of this. Goodbye friends I am gone.
People really like to try to dissuade you when you say you want to have a career in x. They love telling you how competitive and how hard it is to get established or even get in..
It makes me sad because so many people don’t end up pursuing their passions because of this, and they in turn continue to warn other people of all the risks of going into a tough field.
But the thing is that if you are insanely passionate and diligent about what you want to pursue, the whole “it’s hard to get in” thing isn’t even an issue! Your passion for your field will get you where you want to go.
That’s the beauty of it. There are pie charts and graphs in the hallways about the large amount of biology grads compared to biology jobs (this goes for the other sciences too.. Biology is just the worst one). BUT the graphs don’t highlight the few that actually care, get honours, want to make a change, want to discover new things. Same goes for any job.. Honestly if you have the passion, serious lifelong passion, who the hell can tell you that your field is going to be too hard for you to get into.
Do not tell me I might not have a successful career in x because it is “too hard” for a lot of people. I would never have a successful career as a geologist or reclamation supervisor because I just don’t care.. Yes a lot of people make it big that way but that sure as hell won’t be me. People are different, so different things work for different people.
With a penchant for floating on its side to soak up the rays, the Mola mola is better known as the ocean sunfish, although its Latin name refers to its resemblance to a millstone. Growing to around 10ft in length, it is the heaviest bony fish in the sea, but happily it views humans with friendly curiosity
Photograph: Richard Herrmann/Getty Images
via: The Guardian UK
The danger of returning to childhood games.