I wrote this thing one time…
"When the universe changed from the opaque
mass of scattered quarks and leptons into the transparent,
hydrogen-borne universe we have today,
the Big Bang was breaking news to neighboring space.
The cooling plasma gave way to photon liberty,
uneven folds of matter became attractive, observable.
Holes were torn between dense pockets of raw material.
Massive, burning giants began to fight
and die, but alliances grew,
they began to breed.
Infinitesimal rocks were born,
nurtured by their parent star, they sprouted
cells of intelligence that embarked on a sentience
not known in the universe until then.”
Image via the animation produced in COSMOS: A Space Time Odyssey. Learn more about the animation/visual FX of COSMOS from producer Kara Vallow, HERE.
Rape, By The Numbers.
everyone needs to see this graphic
I linked this to my guy friends who always use the excuse of “What about the false reports? It’s not fair that innocent men are accused of a crime they didn’t commit”
2 out of 1000. 0.02% Of all rapes are false.
YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW MAD I AM RIGHT NOW.
That math is wrong. 2/1000=0.2%
This whole thing is wrong.
- The “falsely accused” should be in the “reported” category”, as it is a subset. Of the “reported but not accused”, and “faced trial but not jailed”, at least some of those should also be included in the “falsely accused” group.
This is like the recent problem in my stats class, where 200 adults were surveyed, and 110 drank coffee, 50 drank tea, and 90 drank cola. The key is that there’s overlap in the groups, and this chart doesn’t represent that.
- Claiming that huge number as the number of rapists is purely speculation. If only so many are reported, then what supports the claim that there are something like eight times that number that actually happen?
- The overall design of the chart is bad. Since the category represented uses two units, and all other categories are divisible by two, it visually inflates the numbers, where a more accurate representation would show smaller groups. Not factually wrong, but it plays off people’s perceptions, and show that the purpose of this is emotional influence rather than objective reporting.
Also, though the debunking states the false claims to be from 2-8%, there are a lot of studies showing it to be anywhere from 2-28%
leave it to tumblr to spread false bullshit while actual factual posts get little to no notes
“Spread Knowledge, It Is Power, It Is Free”
From the lives of the stars to creation theories, functions of the human brain, and the ongoing search for extraterrestrial intelligence, Cosmos asks big questions. When appropriate, Sagan offers big answers, or asks still bigger–and yes, even spiritual–questions at the boundaries of science and religion.
What’s most remarkable about Cosmos is that it remains almost entirely fresh, with few updates needed to the science that Sagan so passionately celebrates. It is no exaggeration to say that Cosmos–for all the debate it may continue to provoke–is a vital document for humanity at a pivotal crossroads of our history.
The complete landmark TV series – 13 one-hour episodes, including:
I: The Shores Of the Cosmos II: One Voice In the Cosmic Fugue III: The Harmony Of the Worlds IV: Heaven and Hell V: Blues For A Red Planet VI: Travellers’ Tales VII: The Backbone of Night VIII: Travels In Space and Time IX: The Lives Of the Stars X: The Edge Of Forever XI: The Persistence Of Memory XII: Encyclopedia Galactica XIII: Who Speaks For Earth?
The Music of Cosmos – Collector’s Edition
I: The Shores Of the Cosmos
II: One Voice In the Cosmic Fugue
III: The Harmony Of the Worlds
IV: Heaven and Hell
V: Blues For A Red Planet
VI: Travellers’ Tales
VII: The Backbone of Night
VIII: Travels In Space and Time
IX: The Lives Of the Stars
X: The Edge Of Forever
XI: The Persistence Of Memory
XII: Encyclopedia Galactica
XIII: Who Speaks For Earth?
XIV: A Dialougue Between Carl Sagan & Ted Turner
Can also be found on Hulu.
For a town dependent on Stars, there are far too few people here who look up at the sky. But come this Sunday, March 9th everyone will have a chance to marvel at our sky’s brilliance and fly through the depths of the Universe… all via your living room’s flat screen. The epic series of science,…
we hold so tight to the things we care about
moments, people, objects, places
and yet it all passes, and this is devastating
however, this is the way it should be
we do not want the everyday, the usual, the infinite
the special bits are the ones that only last for a brief moment, and then are gone
our fragile joys, the finite pleasures, the happy little bubbles that float up in front of us despite the chaotic sprawl of life spinning its way out around us, these moments are precious because they are soon gone.
realize that there is actually an exact number of breaths that you will ever take in your life. how many breaths will you take? what number is this one?
Spinoza: Practical Philosophy by Gilles Deleuze
Wisdoms, so much wisdoms