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Sarah Rios

Sarah Rios 

Amateur writer and gamer chick. Love me some sci-fi!

Occupation: Writer, Student

Location: Kansas City, Missouri

Birthday: 10/17

Followers: 43,097

Views: 9,680,864

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2017-01-12 15:40:28 (28 comments; 4 reshares; 33 +1s; )Open 

Most reshares: 4

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2017-01-13 23:39:09 (5 comments; 4 reshares; 38 +1s; )Open 

Landing in HEL...

http://www.kerewin.net

Most plusones: 46

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2017-01-05 12:10:19 (8 comments; 3 reshares; 46 +1s; )Open 

Giggles

Hehehehehehe!


Via: Roberta B.
#giggles #foodhumour

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2017-01-20 14:23:24 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

Via +Katey Springle Lempka​

___Via +Katey Springle Lempka​

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2017-01-20 01:17:53 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

I needed this today.

I needed this today.___

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2017-01-20 01:14:34 (3 comments; 2 reshares; 36 +1s; )Open 

THINKY LOLs

Via +Irreverent Monk​

___THINKY LOLs

Via +Irreverent Monk​

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2017-01-20 01:13:06 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 23 +1s; )Open 

Part 2!

He did some more...

http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2017/01/15/mark_hamill_reads_trump_s_meryl_streep_tweets_as_the_joker.html?utm_content=inf_10_2641_2&wpsrc=socialedge&tse_id=INF_d916c5c0dd9611e6a03c354c456e1db2___Part 2!

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2017-01-18 19:52:10 (7 comments; 1 reshares; 35 +1s; )Open 

This makes me very angry. I have a 3 year old and a 6 year old, and they are going to catch the brunt of this shit as they go through their learning years. I wish we had as much money as she does so we could pick up and move to some place that actually values education.

This makes me very angry. I have a 3 year old and a 6 year old, and they are going to catch the brunt of this shit as they go through their learning years. I wish we had as much money as she does so we could pick up and move to some place that actually values education.___

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2017-01-18 17:37:12 (4 comments; 1 reshares; 19 +1s; )Open 

I need to build one of these. Or maybe I don't. I would probably stare at it for like an hour.

via +Steve Zimmerman

Trammel of Archimedes
via: http://i.imgur.com/WtfFMLz.gifv___I need to build one of these. Or maybe I don't. I would probably stare at it for like an hour.

via +Steve Zimmerman

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2017-01-18 15:54:08 (12 comments; 2 reshares; 18 +1s; )Open 

If they can work something out with hospitals or surgery centers for in-patient needs, this would be the biggest industry revolution since computers and automation.

The adjustment would be harsh: the insurance industry and part of the healthcare industry that deals with insurance would hemorrhage jobs.

However, long term I feel like this would be way better for both doctors and patients, but I am not an insurance or healthcare expert and can't say for sure.

Thoughts?

This is the future of healthcare - tech tracking plus direct relationship with doctors at a clinic. Once there are enough of these clinics - with diverse enough services and equipment, they can form proper national and international care networks. Then, (almost) completely cut out worthless middlemen like insurers.

The only relationship that matters is the one between patient and practitioner. Every other third party is a parasite, eating away at it and our time. That includes employers, government, insurers, etc.
For $149 a month, the doctor will see you as often as you want___If they can work something out with hospitals or surgery centers for in-patient needs, this would be the biggest industry revolution since computers and automation.

The adjustment would be harsh: the insurance industry and part of the healthcare industry that deals with insurance would hemorrhage jobs.

However, long term I feel like this would be way better for both doctors and patients, but I am not an insurance or healthcare expert and can't say for sure.

Thoughts?

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2017-01-18 11:49:20 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

SOON.

SOON.___

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2017-01-18 02:34:59 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

I mean holy shit.

Treating generational stress—are probiotics the answer?

For the first time, Australian researchers have found a link between a father's stress levels and learning and memory ability in his offspring and that these negative effects can be reversed by probiotics. The researchers say the discovery in rats opens the way for research into the clinical effectiveness of probiotics for the treatment of stress-related emotional health problems in children.


___I mean holy shit.

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2017-01-17 18:21:54 (11 comments; 1 reshares; 23 +1s; )Open 

The Washington Post: More than 50 Democratic lawmakers now skipping Trump’s inauguration
https://goo.gl/1HAvV3

ehehehehehe

The Washington Post: More than 50 Democratic lawmakers now skipping Trump’s inauguration
https://goo.gl/1HAvV3

ehehehehehe___

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2017-01-17 18:16:03 (10 comments; 1 reshares; 15 +1s; )Open 

ADVENTURES IN BULLET JOURNAL

I've used this thing for nigh on 2 months now, and I've gleaned a few useful things from the experience:

1) I am terrible at guestimating the amount of time it takes to do things. Frequent gross under-estimation and a bit of over-estimation sprinkled for aesthetic.

2) Related to #1: It is actually really hard to get the hang of an appropriately sized to-do list. My personal goal (above and beyond BuJo's goal of getting you to not move things too often from day to day and truly prioritize) is to cross everything off as "done" rather than just crossing it off or moving it because I didn't do it. X is done, strikethrough is "did not do and probably not gonna for at least the rest of the week." It is exceptionally hard to get the hang of what I can and can't do during a day/week. In the two months... more »

ADVENTURES IN BULLET JOURNAL

I've used this thing for nigh on 2 months now, and I've gleaned a few useful things from the experience:

1) I am terrible at guestimating the amount of time it takes to do things. Frequent gross under-estimation and a bit of over-estimation sprinkled for aesthetic.

2) Related to #1: It is actually really hard to get the hang of an appropriately sized to-do list. My personal goal (above and beyond BuJo's goal of getting you to not move things too often from day to day and truly prioritize) is to cross everything off as "done" rather than just crossing it off or moving it because I didn't do it. X is done, strikethrough is "did not do and probably not gonna for at least the rest of the week." It is exceptionally hard to get the hang of what I can and can't do during a day/week. In the two months I've had this journal, I've managed to cross off all my to-dos for a day exactly twice, and it's not like I make long lists. This is even being generous and allowing for completion of tasks within the same week rather than the same day. Like WTF.

3) Habit trackers are a thing of beauty.

4) So are Staedtler pens.

5) The stress relief benefits of coloring and doodling in this thing cannot be understated. I've been hella stressed this month to the point where as I'm journaling I actually feel my blood pressure go down. The experience got better with colored pencils added to the mix.

6) The internet at large has some good tips and design examples to get you started, but it's really only going to take off and keep you engaged when you form your own style. Do what works for YOU.

7) It is way okay to make mistakes. That's what whiteout is for.


Pictured:

-- My "Level Up" page, which needs some goal rewards attached to it
-- Monthly habit tracker
-- Newly minted workout log (so shiny!)
-- An example weekly setup (the C and W there on the far right are for me to fill in when I've done either cardio or a workout that day)
-- A month end review page

Any of you other minions out there doing a long term bujo thing? What kinds of successes and failures have you had? Any cool charts/designs/whatevers I should totally steal?

___

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2017-01-17 17:14:33 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 12 +1s; )Open 

....

Mr Steele also decided to pass on information to both British and American intelligence officials after concluding that such material should not just be in the hands of political opponents of Mr Trump, who had hired his services, but was a matter of national security for both countries.___....

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2017-01-17 10:58:05 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

Interesting perspective.

Via +Tonnerre Lombard​

What the Post Car Society is actually about, in a nutshell.___Interesting perspective.

Via +Tonnerre Lombard​

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2017-01-16 19:09:14 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

Good book list is good!

I compiled a list of possible graphic novels for Middlest's grandmother to get her for a late holiday gift. I thought it might be fun and useful for a lot of folks who also have or will have kiddos of the same age.

A lot of it comes on the recommendation of friends who have daughters around the same age and who have similar interests as Middlest, from a discussion that arose on FB about Drama ( http://amzn.to/2iyHxb9 ) by Raina Telgemeier. Other graphic novel books by the same author are:

Ghosts http://amzn.to/2jrttEf which looks like it deals with facing ones fears about ghosts/death and negotiating ones owns wants with that of siblings.

Smile http://amzn.to/2jrvBMv which is about a girl who falls and breaks her teeth, therefore having to deal with braces and a retainer plus usual sixth grade stuff.

Raina Telgemeier also got tapped to adapt the Babysitters Club books into graphic novels! They start with Kristy's Big Idea http://amzn.to/2jQBdwT which is, of course, the one in which Kristy and the other girls set up the babysitters club.

As for books by other authors:

Amulet is a 7-book series starting with Stonekeeper http://amzn.to/2iDQenM in which two kids rescue their mom from mysterious monsters.

Gunnerkrigg Court is a 5 (I think) book series starting with Orientation http://amzn.to/2jX3fL2 in which a girl is in her first year at a weird boarding school with robots, demons, gods, and other mythic creatures; it seems mildly Harry Potter-ish.

Nimona http://amzn.to/2iyzsDg is one I read when it was a webcomic, and it's wonderful; Nimona is a shapechanger who decides to become the assistant of a guy who seems like an evil overlord, but he's more interested in maintaining the status quo of good vs. evil as opposed to actually winning of the golden-haired hero guy.

A Wrinkle In Time http://amzn.to/2jQB1O7 is the graphic novel adaptation of the absolutely amazing book by Madeleine L'Engle

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Vol. 1: Squirrel Power http://amzn.to/2iyEWxZ is the first of a 4+ book series. She's a super hero in the Marvel universe (with The Avengers - Captain America, Thor, Black Widow, Iron Man, etc.) with the proportional speed and strength of a squirrel, and a giant squirrel tale. Reviews say that kids like it who also like the Zita The Space Girl graphic novels, which I know she does because she's gotten it out of the library at least twice.

Princeless http://amzn.to/2jQCiEP is a series about Princess Adrienne (a princess of color, no less!) whose parents lock her in a tower to get rescued by a prince, but she gets bored, fed up, and rescues herself before going on swashbuckling adventures.

Ada Twist, Scientist http://amzn.to/2jX64vC is about a little black girl using science to understand the world around her.

The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage http://amzn.to/2iyKMzs is about Ada Lovelace and Charles Babbage, but in an alternate universe where they actually do build the Difference Engine (the first computer) "and then use it to build runaway economic models, battle the scourge of spelling errors, explore the wilder realms of mathematics, and, of course, fight crime."___Good book list is good!

2017-01-16 15:45:51 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. Never again can we afford to live with the narrow, provincial "outside agitator" idea. Anyone who lives inside the United States can never be considered an outsider anywhere within its bounds .

Remember.

Every year I share " Letter from a Birmingham Jail" with college students. Few have ever read it. Always they are amazed by its continued relevance...the argument here is a human one, an American one, an important one. It belongs to no one religion, race, culture, class status, gender, or age. Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere .

So: speak, protect, believe. 

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. Never again can we afford to live with the narrow, provincial "outside agitator" idea. Anyone who lives inside the United States can never be considered an outsider anywhere within its bounds .

Remember.

Every year I share " Letter from a Birmingham Jail" with college students. Few have ever read it. Always they are amazed by its continued relevance...the argument here is a human one, an American one, an important one. It belongs to no one religion, race, culture, class status, gender, or age. Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere .

So: speak, protect, believe. ___

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2017-01-16 15:05:24 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 10 +1s; )Open 

I have summoned this forth from the depths of the internet. Behold! Quality vintage meme origins (see: numa numa).

I have summoned this forth from the depths of the internet. Behold! Quality vintage meme origins (see: numa numa).___

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2017-01-16 12:55:03 (1 comments; 2 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

The health of the mind is just as important than the health of the body. Slow down! Ignore some things. Give yourself a little breathing room.

A few days ago, +dava stewart shared this essay. It's plenty long, but definitely worth the time spent reading.

There were quite a few things I wanted to quote, but too many to be worth simply copying and pasting. It's given me much to think on in terms of productivity, personal development, and my daily expectations of myself.___The health of the mind is just as important than the health of the body. Slow down! Ignore some things. Give yourself a little breathing room.

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2017-01-14 01:05:26 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

Now on Redbubble - the Lord of Time clock! Or, if you prefer, the basic Circular Gallifreyan clock. Each glyph at each number location is unique because each is, in fact, that number translated into Circular Gallifreyan.

Available with a black, white, or bamboo frame, and with black, white, red, or aqua hands.

Variations will be forthcoming, featuring relevant words, phrases, and quotations as larger glyphs in the center of the clock, but if you just can't wait and have to have it now? #GEDDIT

#CircularGallifreyan #DoctorWho #Clocks #Redbubble #BlissMakesStuff


(Want to maybe have a say in some of the added-glyph variants? Become a Patron on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/Drunkblog )


http://www.redbubble.com/people/callmebliss/works/24800171-lord-of-time

Now on Redbubble - the Lord of Time clock! Or, if you prefer, the basic Circular Gallifreyan clock. Each glyph at each number location is unique because each is, in fact, that number translated into Circular Gallifreyan.

Available with a black, white, or bamboo frame, and with black, white, red, or aqua hands.

Variations will be forthcoming, featuring relevant words, phrases, and quotations as larger glyphs in the center of the clock, but if you just can't wait and have to have it now? #GEDDIT

#CircularGallifreyan #DoctorWho #Clocks #Redbubble #BlissMakesStuff


(Want to maybe have a say in some of the added-glyph variants? Become a Patron on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/Drunkblog )


http://www.redbubble.com/people/callmebliss/works/24800171-lord-of-time___

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2017-01-13 23:47:07 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 21 +1s; )Open 

THIS HERE IS SOME FANCY FOOD.

I love this!___THIS HERE IS SOME FANCY FOOD.

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2017-01-13 23:39:09 (5 comments; 4 reshares; 38 +1s; )Open 

Yo, I heard you like Friday the 13th...

Via +Adriel Wiggins​

Landing in HEL...

http://www.kerewin.net___Yo, I heard you like Friday the 13th...

Via +Adriel Wiggins​

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2017-01-13 16:59:12 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 17 +1s; )Open 

Love all of this!

There are many sister marches happening across the country, including here in KC. There is a listing here in case you want to participate: http://womensmarchonamerica.org/find-a-march/

via +Yonatan Zunger 

The Women’s March on Washington has released its official policy platform, a far-reaching four-page statement that takes clear stances on reproductive rights, immigration reform, and worker’s issues, including those of sex workers. 🙌🙌🙌

Organizers have laid out an unapologetically radical, progressive vision for justice in America, placing the march in the context of other past and ongoing movements for equality.

The platform supports increased accountability for perpetrators of police brutality and racial profiling, demanding the demilitarization of American law enforcement and an end to mass incarceration. It calls for comprehensive antidiscrimination protections, health care, and gender-affirming identity documents for LGBTQ people. It calls unions “critical to a healthy and thriving economy” and aligns the march with movements for the rights of sex workers, farmworkers, and domestic workers.

With regard to sex workers, the platform states: "We believe that all workers – including domestic and farm workers - must have the right to organize and fight for a living minimum wage, and that unions and other labor associations are critical to a healthy and thriving economy for all. Undocumented and migrant workers must be included in our
labor protections, and we stand in solidarity with sex workers’ rights movements."___Love all of this!

There are many sister marches happening across the country, including here in KC. There is a listing here in case you want to participate: http://womensmarchonamerica.org/find-a-march/

via +Yonatan Zunger 

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2017-01-12 16:58:38 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 18 +1s; )Open 

AVENGERS: INFINITY WARS

All the people are in this movie omg.

AVENGERS: INFINITY WARS

All the people are in this movie omg.___

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2017-01-12 16:32:23 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 14 +1s; )Open 

Dr. Chuck Tinkle Tingle isn't the hero we wanted, but...

http://amzn.to/2jAbTL9

Dr. Chuck Tinkle Tingle isn't the hero we wanted, but...

http://amzn.to/2jAbTL9___

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2017-01-12 15:40:28 (28 comments; 4 reshares; 33 +1s; )Open 

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2017-01-11 22:55:16 (3 comments; 1 reshares; 31 +1s; )Open 

I realize this is a serious article but how do you not laugh at the absurdity? It only gets better after the title.

___I realize this is a serious article but how do you not laugh at the absurdity? It only gets better after the title.

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2017-01-11 19:49:18 (9 comments; 3 reshares; 22 +1s; )Open 

Thinky thoughts on science education.

In which I blame teachers for things

In light of recent news, and after a brief exchange I had when I shared this picture yesterday, I've been thinking a lot about science and science education. I blame teachers for this mess.

I used to teach science. I even taught Science, which is different than science, after one of my freshman biology students, a Christian and a creationist, asked to learn more about evolution. She didn't actually want to understand the theory, I quickly discovered. What she wanted to understand was how a seemingly educated and intelligent guy like me could be so completely duped by a patently false idea.

So I agreed to show her. But not by teaching evolution. I told her I wasn't going to do that. At all. Not even a little. As it happened, my graduate training was in Biology, but my undergraduate emphasis was on the history and philosophy of science, and I saw that what she really lacked was not FACTS. It was understanding. So I said I would merely teach her how to evaluate scientific reasoning and she could take it from there.

I went online to see what tools were available for students and teachers at the high school level. And there ain't much. Don't get me wrong. There are some. But it's pretty sparse compared to almost anything else. You'll find a great deal more teaching tools for something specific like molecular genetics, for example, than for teaching about Science itself, which is just insane. It does a student no good to learn about operons and their regulation, or the neutral theory, without a firm understanding of what science ISN'T.

I had an epiphany just then. We don't teach Science in this country. At all. We teach its content. We teach science: Avogadro's number and coefficients of friction and chordate anatomy and the pH scale and sine functions. As if memorizing the citric acid cycle somehow teaches you to understand Science and why it's so powerful. Facts and tables can reinforce that understanding, but only if it's already there. If not, nothing you learn in high school or almost any college Gen. Ed. requirement will gift it to you.

Students come burdened with language. They learn passively from society that science is an occupation -- like accounting, or carpentry -- and also a collection of experimental outcomes organized into big tables that have to be memorized to get a job. They learn that a theory -- "Well, that's one theory, I guess" -- is just a hypothesis and a hypothesis is a shot in the dark. Educators spend about five minutes at the start of the semester correcting that and then launch right into the subject material. Is it any surprise then that voting citizens who couldn't come up with three sentences to describe the hydrological cycle will tell you with absolute certainty that human-caused climate change is a hoax?

If that distresses you, I would question how much you're paying attention. Asking students to draw conclusions from a list of facts they're required to memorize but are incompetent to evaluate isn't education. It's indoctrination. Science class is nine months of "Trust me. I'm right."

And so here it's the 21st century and Science denial is all the rage. We all know about the anti-vaxxers and their ilk. But it's not just a problem with the Right. It's NOT. The debate about GMOs, for example, has become so politicized, it's lost all connection to science and reason. So it is Bill Nye (the science guy) -- one of the country's foremost science educators and a more competent scientist than you or I ever will be -- reversed his opposition to GMOs after careful review, and rather than taking that as evidence of the scientific process, of free an open inquiry, he was pilloried for being a "tool of Monsanto" -- because part of his consideration included taking a tour of their labs to, you know, actually observe for himself what they were up to rather than just reading a second-hand account on Mother Jones.

Look, Science is potentially dangerous. It's always been potentially dangerous. And the public has always been just a little bit worried about that. The very first work of science fiction, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, captures that fear, and even seems to warn us that some lines of inquiry were just not meant for man, following the lesson of the earlier myth of Doctor Faustus that learned dudes in long robes will set loose monsters from their ivory towers and we'll all suffer. It's the plot of every Cold War-era sci-fi movie, in fact -- that an irradiated ant will eat Las Vegas, that the machines will become self-aware and kill us, that we'll become self-aware and kill ourselves.

The debate shouldn't be about prohibitions and controls. It should always be about transparency and oversight (such as peer review). I take it as an axiom that before too long the world is gonna need a stable, tested, drought- and pesticide-resistant source of food. I take it as an axiom that we should be looking for ways of curing childhood genetic diseases like cystic fibrosis and Tay-Sachs. I take it as an axiom that we're going to do a lot more damage to the environment before things get better, and that breeding a strain of Deinococcus radiodurans that could clean up nuclear waste would be awesome.

All of those lines of inquiry carry risk. And a not insignificant amount. So it is we have people on both sides of the political spectrum arguing that Science should be curtailed or prohibited because they've decided -- as laypeople, in advance -- that some problems are just not soluble, and anyway it's just not worth the risk.

Because, you know, there are monsters.

("Just Say No" has never been an effective strategy to curb anything, by the way. All it does is drive it underground, where there's even less visibility and control. The surest way to ensure a rogue gene makes it into the wild is for industrialized nations to place such steep roadblocks on GMO research that it's driven to the Third World, where there's no oversight at all.)

I blame teachers for this mess. I really do. I know that's not popular. But it's true. Don't get me wrong. Science educators fight valiantly -- and that's not sarcasm; I mean it -- against efforts to gut science education. They fight valiantly to continue teaching the content of evolution. But never the vessel. And then we wonder why, year after year, a majority of Americans, high school-graduates all -- and even a high percentage of college grads -- doubt climate change. Or evolution (roughly the same percentage as Islamic states like Turkey, by the way). We ask them to drink from a well they're being told is poisoned, and then we wonder why they refuse.

Regardless of anyone's best efforts, that's the actual, real, practical outcome of science education in this country. And my student, by the way -- the one who wanted to understand how it was I got duped by science -- totally came around after just a couple months, and all without me ever even saying the word evolution.

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I eventually settled on Ronald Giere's "Understanding Scientific Reasoning" as the textbook for my sessions. I'm sure there are others, and I'm sure there are people out there who can steer you appropriately.

And if you're one of those people who's chest spasms at the thought of stem cell research or GMOs or whatever, read David Deutsch's "The Beginning of Infinity" and repeat the following to yourself every time you get nervous: "Problems are soluble. Problems are soluble. Problems are soluble."

Edit to include the comment: Because the purpose of the system is to serve the power structure, which means the purpose of compulsory, state-sponsored indoctrination is to churn out skads of minimally compliant, technically-competent office workers to feed the post-industrial economy. It's important that they know how to memorize and regurgitate, how to pass tests and certifications, how to follow rote instruction, such as what is required to service machines made from interchangeable parts.

It resembles education only to the degree it needs to pass for it such that people won't realize what it actually is.

(re-sharing this art by Beeple)___Thinky thoughts on science education.

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2017-01-11 16:04:30 (6 comments; 4 reshares; 38 +1s; )Open 

Truthiness!

Via private share

___Truthiness!

Via private share

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2017-01-10 20:24:56 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

I am, as always, in love with Hugo Nominated author Dr. Chuck Tingle for his deep insight into far-reaching topics. His new real news website Buttbart pledges to "to provide a fair take on the world at large, with well cited articles from unbiased reporters."

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Excerpt from "Debate Claims" political fact-checking article by Dr. Tingle:

"The crabs at the bottom of the lake are nothing more than a minor nuisance."

FALSE

Anyone who has been to the lake knows that the crabs there are more than just a nuisance, and the idea that these bloodthirsty creatures are something to be scoffed at is more than just irresponsible, it's deadly. Donald Trump's blatant disregard for crab safety at the lake adds even more evidence to the theory that the man himself is a bubbling mass of screaming, racist Void Crabs.
... more »

I am, as always, in love with Hugo Nominated author Dr. Chuck Tingle for his deep insight into far-reaching topics. His new real news website Buttbart pledges to "to provide a fair take on the world at large, with well cited articles from unbiased reporters."

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Excerpt from "Debate Claims" political fact-checking article by Dr. Tingle:

"The crabs at the bottom of the lake are nothing more than a minor nuisance."

FALSE

Anyone who has been to the lake knows that the crabs there are more than just a nuisance, and the idea that these bloodthirsty creatures are something to be scoffed at is more than just irresponsible, it's deadly. Donald Trump's blatant disregard for crab safety at the lake adds even more evidence to the theory that the man himself is a bubbling mass of screaming, racist Void Crabs.



(I kind of wish Dr. Tingle would hire me as a personal assistant.)___

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2017-01-10 17:31:14 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 13 +1s; )Open 

Keep yourselves knowledgeable and updated, little minions.

Keep yourselves knowledgeable and updated, little minions.___

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2017-01-10 15:35:38 (2 comments; 3 reshares; 26 +1s; )Open 

TL;DR: Google Translate developed it's own language to make translation easier. On it's own.

Do you want Skynet?

BECAUSE THIS IS HOW YOU GET SKYNET!

(also, holy carp is that just awesome)

(in a terrifying kind of way)



TL;DR: Google Translate developed it's own language to make translation easier. On it's own.

Do you want Skynet?

BECAUSE THIS IS HOW YOU GET SKYNET!

(also, holy carp is that just awesome)

(in a terrifying kind of way)

___

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2017-01-09 21:53:57 (0 comments; 3 reshares; 30 +1s; )Open 

::snort::

via +Yonatan Zunger 

I love that he's been sitting on this for 8 years. Some serious dedication to the art of long-form trolling.

https://twitter.com/SenSchumer/status/818544880658108416___::snort::

via +Yonatan Zunger 

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2017-01-09 20:33:42 (2 comments; 2 reshares; 33 +1s; )Open 

This is a big deal.

via +Lars Fosdal

End of fillings in sight as scientists find Alzheimer's drug makes teeth grow back___This is a big deal.

via +Lars Fosdal

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2017-01-08 17:56:32 (1 comments; 3 reshares; 12 +1s; )Open 

This seems like a good practice.

--%< --

Experts in authoritarianism advise to keep a list of things subtly changing around you, so you'll remember. Here's my list for week 8:
(although the bar is high, this week was the most devastating for our country).
1. Trump announced he will make major policy announcements via Twitter.
2. Trump's executive producer credit appeared in the "Celebrity Apprentice" premiere.
3. Trump sent a divisive, incendiary New Year's tweet - as opposed to departing President Obama's warm and generous version.
4. On New Year's Day, Trump promised a revelation on hacking, either Tuesday or Wednesday. This was a lie - it never came.
5. In a puzzling exchange, MSNBC's Joe Scarborough tweeted that he spent New Year's Eve watching tv with his children, until a photo showed he and Mika chatting... more »

This seems like a good practice.

--%< --

Experts in authoritarianism advise to keep a list of things subtly changing around you, so you'll remember. Here's my list for week 8:
(although the bar is high, this week was the most devastating for our country).
1. Trump announced he will make major policy announcements via Twitter.
2. Trump's executive producer credit appeared in the "Celebrity Apprentice" premiere.
3. Trump sent a divisive, incendiary New Year's tweet - as opposed to departing President Obama's warm and generous version.
4. On New Year's Day, Trump promised a revelation on hacking, either Tuesday or Wednesday. This was a lie - it never came.
5. In a puzzling exchange, MSNBC's Joe Scarborough tweeted that he spent New Year's Eve watching tv with his children, until a photo showed he and Mika chatting up Trump at Mar-a-Lago.
6. Trump appointed yet another Goldman Sachs executive to an economic leadership position, this one overseeing markets (SEC Chair). GS stock is up 35% since Election Day.
7. WSJ Editor Gerard Baker said his paper would not refer to Trump's lies, as "lies."
8. Trump aligned himself with Assange/Wikileaks, repeatedly - despite at one point, saying the media was making this up. Trump ally Sean Hannity interviewed Assange for his show.
9. Trump repeatedly dismissed US Intelligence agencies' findings on Russian hacking, and referred to them in quotes: "Intelligence."
10. Trump announced his will appoint Pam Bondi, the former Florida AG who received an illegal payment of $25mm from Trump Foundation in exchange for not investigating Trump University, to a top White House spot.
11. Senator McCain held a publicly televised Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Russian hacking of our election. For the first time, Americans got to hear from intelligence leadership.
12. Sen McCain and Graham said they had given up on efforts to push Leader McConnell for a special panel on Russia interference.
13. Trump lashed out in tweets at General Motor and Toyota, causing both stocks to plummet. In both cases, allegations were false.
14. Trump falsely took credit for jobs at a Ford plant. Ford CEO publicly stated the rationale for choosing the US over Mexico was not related to Trump.
15. WAPO announced the launch of a weekly column on what Trump got wrong on Twitter each week.
16. House GOP took a secret vote to take power over the independent Office of Congressional Ethics. After public outcry and calls to representatives by voters, the plan was scuttled. Trump had tweeted he was for the change, but against the timing.
17. Trump started referring to Senate Minority leader Chuck Schumer as a "clown."
18. House GOP revived an obscure 1876 rule that allows them cut the pay of federal workers to $1.
19. Trump said he would ask the American taxpayers to pay for his infamous Wall on the Mexican border.
20. Trump promised to downsize intelligence agencies, including the CIA and Office of DNI, saying both were politicized.
21. Ex CIA-director James Woolsey resigned from Trump's transition team, saying he did not want to “fly under false colors” any longer.
22. Breaking decades of precedent, Trump said he would recall all Obama overseas envoys immediately on Jan 20th, before their replacements have been appointed.
23. Trump tweeted his apparent displeasure with the rating of "Celebrity Apprentice" under Arnold Schwarzenegger, saying he got "swamped" compared to when Trump hosted the show.
24. Report cited that 50 Trump electors were allegedly illegally seated. Rep Maxine Waters and other Democratic representatives, stood to protest, but couldn't find a single Senator to join them.
25. After meeting with the heads of the DNI, CIA and FBI, Trump continued to deny the Russian hacking, and instead pressed for a congressional investigation of leaks to NBC (something congress doesn't investigate). Trump said there was no impact on the election.
26. Later that day, an Intelligence report was made public detailing Putin's desire to hurt Clinton and help Trump, and the many ways Russia interfered. The report did not assess if there was an impact on the election (another Trump lie).
27. Trump blamed the DNC and Democrats for being hacked. The Intelligence report also indicates Republicans were hacked, although that info was not leaked.
28. Trump continued to side with Wikileaks and Russian, and against Intelligence. Even after learning Russia had hacked our election, he called intelligence a "political witch hunt," and next day tweeted only "stupid" people or fools would think having a good relationship with Russia was a bad thing.
Past weeks:
Week 1: https://goo.gl/KWlyOO Week 2: https://goo.gl/Pn7MFs
Week 3: https://goo.gl/CZwxsX Week 4: https://goo.gl/JhwuON
Week 5: https://goo.gl/TGM6x8 Week 6: https://goo.gl/uhyjxe
Week 7: https://goo.gl/bMdhTG___

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2017-01-08 17:48:39 (1 comments; 4 reshares; 41 +1s; )Open 

Mark Hamill everyone.

Mark Hamill has begun dubbing Donald Trump’s tweets as the Joker http://www.theverge.com/2017/1/8/14204440/mark-hamill-dubbing-donald-trump-tweets-the-joker -via Flynx___Mark Hamill everyone.

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2017-01-08 05:12:25 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 12 +1s; )Open 

I'm a lot slower to learn math these days, but I still enjoy the challenge. I had good teachers when I was younger.

Teaching Math to People Who Think They Hate It, or why Steven Strogatz is awesome. A popular Cornell professor tries to help language-arts types learn how to "make math" instead of just studying it. https://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2014/10/teaching-math-to-people-who-think-they-hate-it/381125/___I'm a lot slower to learn math these days, but I still enjoy the challenge. I had good teachers when I was younger.

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2017-01-07 20:18:26 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

Hey, Academinerds! I'm trying out Fiverr and offering my services to those to writers who need a professional works cited update from MLA 7 to the new MLA 8 documentation style adopted in summer 2016, or who are still struggling with the new style.

I am a professional. After all, I helped teach teachers how to teach the new style, and then taught it to my own students. I'm willing to take on any length project, just tell me a bit about what you need. 

Hey, Academinerds! I'm trying out Fiverr and offering my services to those to writers who need a professional works cited update from MLA 7 to the new MLA 8 documentation style adopted in summer 2016, or who are still struggling with the new style.

I am a professional. After all, I helped teach teachers how to teach the new style, and then taught it to my own students. I'm willing to take on any length project, just tell me a bit about what you need. ___

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2017-01-07 19:23:16 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

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2017-01-07 19:04:36 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 18 +1s; )Open 

ehehehehe

"This book is full of blank pages. Despite years of research, we could not find anything to say on this subject, so please feel free to use this book for notes."

#SomeoneCallTheBurnWard

http://amzn.to/2iPIVI3___ehehehehe

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2017-01-07 13:07:33 (3 comments; 3 reshares; 29 +1s; )Open 

I've seen several people post this, but all privately. So I stole it to post it publicly. 

I've seen several people post this, but all privately. So I stole it to post it publicly. ___

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2017-01-06 22:05:20 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

Intelligence Report on Russian Hacking (unclassified summary, 25 pgs)

Direct pdf link: https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/3254237/Russia-Hack-Report.pdf

"The Office of the Director of National Intelligence released on Friday a report that detailed what it called a Russian campaign to influence the election. The report is the unclassified summary of a highly sensitive assessment from American intelligence and law enforcement agencies."

"If you're an American, you owe it to yourself to read this report. If you support Trump, it's time to take a long, hard look in the mirror."
~ https://twitter.com/JYSexton

Related NYT article on the report:
http://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/06/us/politics/russia-hack-report.html

Intelligence Report on Russian Hacking (unclassified summary, 25 pgs)

Direct pdf link: https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/3254237/Russia-Hack-Report.pdf

"The Office of the Director of National Intelligence released on Friday a report that detailed what it called a Russian campaign to influence the election. The report is the unclassified summary of a highly sensitive assessment from American intelligence and law enforcement agencies."

"If you're an American, you owe it to yourself to read this report. If you support Trump, it's time to take a long, hard look in the mirror."
~ https://twitter.com/JYSexton

Related NYT article on the report:
http://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/06/us/politics/russia-hack-report.html___

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2017-01-06 21:47:29 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

cookiemonster.gif

Neat idea. Must try. ___cookiemonster.gif

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2017-01-06 20:11:09 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

Hee! More Darryl!

Prepare for more laughs.___Hee! More Darryl!

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2017-01-06 17:35:56 (7 comments; 0 reshares; 12 +1s; )Open 

..... ???

In addition to its health benefits, blood makes an excellent replacement for eggs in cooking, acting as a binding agent, and easily whipping up into a dense foam. Perfect for things like pancakes!

A balanced breakfast is an important meal in just about every society in the world, but not many of them require a blood sacrifice. If that is the sort of thing you’re looking for, though, feast your eyes on the “blood pancake.”

The traditional dish, known as veriohukainen in Finnish and blodplättar in Swedish, is exactly what it sounds like: a flapjack made with a healthy helping of blood.___..... ???

In addition to its health benefits, blood makes an excellent replacement for eggs in cooking, acting as a binding agent, and easily whipping up into a dense foam. Perfect for things like pancakes!

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2017-01-06 02:39:37 (6 comments; 1 reshares; 15 +1s; )Open 

"What liberal “elites” — believers and nonbelievers — find objectionable is not religion, but rather a partisan twist on religious literacy that privileges one tradition, excludes historical-critical study, and maintains, against all evidence, that education and exposure to multiple perspectives creates religious ignorance instead of dispelling it."

"What liberals find objectionable is shameless propaganda that turns Christianity into a wedge issue — the war on Christmas! secular baby killers! destroying God’s vision of marriage! — as if there were no Christians who say, “Happy Holidays,” or believe God is fine with same-sex marriage, or think abortion should be legal."

"What liberals find objectionable is a politicized vision of authentic faith that amounts to a simple set of core beliefs, best discovered by looking at a ballot or into amirror. It is thi... more »

"What liberal “elites” — believers and nonbelievers — find objectionable is not religion, but rather a partisan twist on religious literacy that privileges one tradition, excludes historical-critical study, and maintains, against all evidence, that education and exposure to multiple perspectives creates religious ignorance instead of dispelling it."

"What liberals find objectionable is shameless propaganda that turns Christianity into a wedge issue — the war on Christmas! secular baby killers! destroying God’s vision of marriage! — as if there were no Christians who say, “Happy Holidays,” or believe God is fine with same-sex marriage, or think abortion should be legal."

"What liberals find objectionable is a politicized vision of authentic faith that amounts to a simple set of core beliefs, best discovered by looking at a ballot or into a mirror. It is this dangerous and mistaken vision that explains why nearly half of Republicans think, incredibly, that if Obama doesn’t agree with them politically he must belong to a different religion." http://www.vox.com/first-person/2017/1/5/14166366/religious-illiteracy-conservative-liberal___

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2017-01-05 15:37:04 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

Finally viewable/purchasable!

Super expensive but super cool. If I had all the monies I'd totally get these.

Finally viewable/purchasable!

Super expensive but super cool. If I had all the monies I'd totally get these.___

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2017-01-05 12:10:19 (8 comments; 3 reshares; 46 +1s; )Open 

YES GOOD

Giggles

Hehehehehehe!


Via: Roberta B.
#giggles #foodhumour___YES GOOD

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