Peter Joseph on structural violence, from this video.

Who is Peter Joseph? Browse my archive of related posts for a proper introduction.



Penn and Teller on Vaccinations - Video


Finally an accurate visual representation of the Anti-Vax argument. It’s so completely full of bullshit it makes me angry.

"One of the most salient features of our culture is that there is so much bullshit."
- Harry G. Frankfurt

On Bullshit by Harry G. Frankfurt


At TEDxYouth@Manchester, genetics researcher Dan Davis introduces the audience to compatibility genes — key players in our immune system’s functioning, and the reason why it’s so difficult to transplant organs from person to person: one’s compatibility genes must match another’s for a transplant to take.

To learn more about these fascinating genes, watch the whole talk here»

(Images from Davis’s talk, Drew Berry’s animations, and the TED-Ed lessons A needle in countless haystacks: Finding habitable worlds - Ariel Anbar and How we conquered the deadly smallpox virus - Simona Zompi)



"Video captures amazing moment deaf British woman hears for the first time" - Diagnosed with Usher syndrome at birth, Joanne Milne’s cochlear implants allowed her to hear. The 39-year-old from Gateshead was overcome with emotion as a nurse recited the days of the week. (x)

i love these videos

I fucking love science.

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Cosmo, you sexist piece of shit.

Oh boo. There’s Wanda, his wife, grinning evilly in the background as he’s saying it. 

Besides, context is important. Remember what this episode was? "Queen for a Day." The one with Trixie Tang’s birthday? 

The entire point of Wanda hitting Timmy with this wish was to teach a moral to him. Timmy was hitting a mental roadblock trying to come up with a birthday present for Trixie, not having a clue what “a girl” would want for her birthday. Cue the wish forcing him into a female body and… Still pretty much liking the exact same stuff. And as he later found out, Trixie liked the same things he did, even if gender norms didn’t fit for it all. 

In the end, Timmy ends up giving Trixie the present she wanted in a comic book store, but fakes getting upset over it when he gives it to her because her friends thought it was only for boys. But, she WAS grateful. 

And this moment? This right here? Our male protagonist, Timmy, is now getting playfully mocked by Cosmo for suddenly being a girl. That’s going to teach boys, through the eyes of Timmy, how stupid it is to be demeaning to females for being female. 

This episode was basically a giant slap in the face to the idea of gender norms. And you’re still calling Cosmo sexist for reinforcing the moral, which is how stupid even casual sexism is? 

Childhood is firmly not ruined, thank you.

^^^This is important to realize. Now, apply it to everyone you think is different. Now, apply it to everyone you think is inferior.

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