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spamaohno:

bedhead game so strong you be wakin up lookin like an anime protagonist 

I know you hate it but I really, really love it.  I’m not saying you should keep your short hair, I’m just saying when it finally grows out I will miss the bed head.

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Rest In Power

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Rest In Power

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Game Boy Camera.
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a strip club but instead of naked women its cute dogs that you give dog treats to for them to do tricks

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Brando. 

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Brando. 

Link 23 Apr The woman who killed affirmative action. Twice.»

A little affirmative action takes effect in a desperate attempt to remove a little red from America’s ledger of history, and suddenly every white person is Rosa Parks.  She compares a policy give under privileged kids a little bit of a leg up to efforts to prevent the “mongrelization” of the white race, and bravely challenges a high schooler to a debate.  The true calling card of a political hack.

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I’ve never been female. But I have been black my whole life. I can perhaps offer some insight from that perspective. There are many similar social issues related to access to equal opportunity that we find in the black community, as well as the community of women in a white male dominate society…

When I look at — throughout my life — I’ve known that I wanted to do astrophysics since I was 9 years old…I got to see how the world around me reacted to my expressions of these ambitions. All I can say is, the fact that I wanted to be a scientist, an astrophysicist was hands down the path of most resistance through the forces of society.

Anytime I expressed this interest, teachers would say, ‘Oh, don’t you wanna be an athlete?’ I want to become someone that was outside of the paradigm of expectations of the people in power. Fortunately, my depth of interest of the universe was so deep and so fuel enriched that everyone of these curve balls that I was thrown, and fences built in front of me, and hills that I had to climb, I just reach for more fuel, and I just kept going.

Now, here I am, one of the most visible scientists in the land, and I wanna look behind me and say, ‘Where are the others who might have been this,’ and they’re not there! …I happened to survive and others did not simply because of forces of society that prevented it at every turn. At every turn.

…My life experience tells me that when you don’t find blacks, when you don’t find women in the sciences, I know that these forces are real, and I had to survive them in order to get where I am today.

So 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.

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Neil DeGrasse Tyson in response to a question posed by Lawrence Summers, former Treasury Security and Harvard University President

"What’s up with chicks and science?"

Are there genetic differences between men and women, explain why more men are in science.

(via magnius159)

This answer is beautiful and there is something specific I’d like to point out. 

Notice, at the very end, he didn’t rule out the possibility that those genetic differences may exist.  He didn’t dismiss it out of hand.  Instead, he considered the hypothesis (that women are genetically different from in a way that makes them less capable at scientific fields then men) and determined what kind of conditions would need to be present to assess the possibility that it is true.  And in considering the conditions, he noticed that the current conditions are contrary to the conditions needed to test the hypothesis, simply using his own experiences to determine that test conditions were not ideal.

That is the scientific mind set working in every day life.  That is disinterested critical thinking skills.  That is an interest in truth above all things.  And that is the root intellectual integrity, seeing the world as it is and considering the possibility of being wrong.

Not only that, but he insulted Mr. Summers in a deeper, more important way than just being offended at the comment.  He stated that not just that he was wrong but the circumstances are not even suited to be able to form an opinion about the possibilities of genetic differences.  He was so wrong that he was even wrong in ways he couldn’t even consider being wrong.

Neil DeGrasse Tyson is everything right with the world today.


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