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Who's that woman with glasses who's anti-vaccines?

Mayim Bialik. People idolize her because she’s an actor in the show “Big Bang Theory.” She sucks.

who-let-the-daleks-out:

thenerdgirlcometh:

I actually believe artists and scientists think very similarly. Complex, abstract thought? They both have that down. It’s all about where that thinking takes you after that.

Words cannot describe how much I love this post.

She’s against the use of vaccines, so she’s not smart at all, nor a role-model. People are dying because of the kind of propaganda she’s helping spread. She might as well be an HIV denier. Outbreaks are happening all over the world because of the anti-vax movement. Diseases once thought completely under control are making strong comebacks in the past few years because of people like Biyalik.
http://scienceblogs.com/aetiology/2014/03/28/mayim-bialik-is-a-problematic-ambassador-for-science/
http://scienceblogs.com/insolence/2012/02/21/say-it-aint-so-amy-farrah-fowler/
http://www.itsokaytobesmart.com/post/23692399003/mayim-bialik-you-disappoint-me
She doesn’t care who dies because of her ignorance. Just because she has a PhD in neuroscience doesn’t mean she isn’t selfish or smart. She sees babies and the immunocompromised die of preventable diseases she’s helping to spread and her response might as well be “I don’t care.”
who-let-the-daleks-out:

thenerdgirlcometh:

I actually believe artists and scientists think very similarly. Complex, abstract thought? They both have that down. It’s all about where that thinking takes you after that.

Words cannot describe how much I love this post.

She’s against the use of vaccines, so she’s not smart at all, nor a role-model. People are dying because of the kind of propaganda she’s helping spread. She might as well be an HIV denier. Outbreaks are happening all over the world because of the anti-vax movement. Diseases once thought completely under control are making strong comebacks in the past few years because of people like Biyalik.
http://scienceblogs.com/aetiology/2014/03/28/mayim-bialik-is-a-problematic-ambassador-for-science/
http://scienceblogs.com/insolence/2012/02/21/say-it-aint-so-amy-farrah-fowler/
http://www.itsokaytobesmart.com/post/23692399003/mayim-bialik-you-disappoint-me
She doesn’t care who dies because of her ignorance. Just because she has a PhD in neuroscience doesn’t mean she isn’t selfish or smart. She sees babies and the immunocompromised die of preventable diseases she’s helping to spread and her response might as well be “I don’t care.”
who-let-the-daleks-out:

thenerdgirlcometh:

I actually believe artists and scientists think very similarly. Complex, abstract thought? They both have that down. It’s all about where that thinking takes you after that.

Words cannot describe how much I love this post.

She’s against the use of vaccines, so she’s not smart at all, nor a role-model. People are dying because of the kind of propaganda she’s helping spread. She might as well be an HIV denier. Outbreaks are happening all over the world because of the anti-vax movement. Diseases once thought completely under control are making strong comebacks in the past few years because of people like Biyalik.
http://scienceblogs.com/aetiology/2014/03/28/mayim-bialik-is-a-problematic-ambassador-for-science/
http://scienceblogs.com/insolence/2012/02/21/say-it-aint-so-amy-farrah-fowler/
http://www.itsokaytobesmart.com/post/23692399003/mayim-bialik-you-disappoint-me
She doesn’t care who dies because of her ignorance. Just because she has a PhD in neuroscience doesn’t mean she isn’t selfish or smart. She sees babies and the immunocompromised die of preventable diseases she’s helping to spread and her response might as well be “I don’t care.”
who-let-the-daleks-out:

thenerdgirlcometh:

I actually believe artists and scientists think very similarly. Complex, abstract thought? They both have that down. It’s all about where that thinking takes you after that.

Words cannot describe how much I love this post.

She’s against the use of vaccines, so she’s not smart at all, nor a role-model. People are dying because of the kind of propaganda she’s helping spread. She might as well be an HIV denier. Outbreaks are happening all over the world because of the anti-vax movement. Diseases once thought completely under control are making strong comebacks in the past few years because of people like Biyalik.
http://scienceblogs.com/aetiology/2014/03/28/mayim-bialik-is-a-problematic-ambassador-for-science/
http://scienceblogs.com/insolence/2012/02/21/say-it-aint-so-amy-farrah-fowler/
http://www.itsokaytobesmart.com/post/23692399003/mayim-bialik-you-disappoint-me
She doesn’t care who dies because of her ignorance. Just because she has a PhD in neuroscience doesn’t mean she isn’t selfish or smart. She sees babies and the immunocompromised die of preventable diseases she’s helping to spread and her response might as well be “I don’t care.”

who-let-the-daleks-out:

thenerdgirlcometh:

I actually believe artists and scientists think very similarly. Complex, abstract thought? They both have that down. It’s all about where that thinking takes you after that.

Words cannot describe how much I love this post.

She’s against the use of vaccines, so she’s not smart at all, nor a role-model. People are dying because of the kind of propaganda she’s helping spread. She might as well be an HIV denier. Outbreaks are happening all over the world because of the anti-vax movement. Diseases once thought completely under control are making strong comebacks in the past few years because of people like Biyalik.

http://scienceblogs.com/aetiology/2014/03/28/mayim-bialik-is-a-problematic-ambassador-for-science/

http://scienceblogs.com/insolence/2012/02/21/say-it-aint-so-amy-farrah-fowler/

http://www.itsokaytobesmart.com/post/23692399003/mayim-bialik-you-disappoint-me

She doesn’t care who dies because of her ignorance. Just because she has a PhD in neuroscience doesn’t mean she isn’t selfish or smart. She sees babies and the immunocompromised die of preventable diseases she’s helping to spread and her response might as well be “I don’t care.”

haven’t posted a selfie in a while. looking really scruffy.

amnhnyc:

Meet Dimorphodon, the toothy pterosaur.
Discovered in the 1820s on the coast of southern England, by a young woman, Mary Anning, famed for her fossil-finding abilities, Dimorphodon earned its names for its distinctive dentition. Dimorphodon, the genus name, means “two-formed tooth” and refers to the animal’s two types of teeth: Long, curved fangs that jut from the front of the jaws, and a row of short pointed teeth that lies behind.
Learn more about this pterosaur.

amnhnyc:

Meet Dimorphodon, the toothy pterosaur.

Discovered in the 1820s on the coast of southern England, by a young woman, Mary Anning, famed for her fossil-finding abilities, Dimorphodon earned its names for its distinctive dentition. Dimorphodon, the genus name, means “two-formed tooth” and refers to the animal’s two types of teeth: Long, curved fangs that jut from the front of the jaws, and a row of short pointed teeth that lies behind.

Learn more about this pterosaur.

rhamphotheca:

The light-blue soldier crab, Mictyris longicarpus, inhabits sandy beaches from Singapore and the Bay of Bengal to New Caledonia and Australia. These crabs spend much of their time buried in the sand but emerge to the surface during low tide. They are famous for traveling across the beach in large “armies.”

 Read more: http://eol.org/pages/4270726

Image by LiquidGhoul via Wikimedia Common

(via: Encyclopedia of Life)

libutron:

Misumena vatia | ©Dietrich Meyer   (Marly, Fribourg, Switzerland)

This lovely little (9 mm) spider is Misumena vatia (Aranea - Thomisidae), commonly known as crab spider because its body is short, wide, and flattened as a crab.

Crab spiders occur all around the world, but Misumena vatia is only found in North America and Europe. In Europe the species is known as Variable crab spider, and in North America it is called the Goldenrod crab spider or Flower crab spider.

[Source]

curiosamathematica:

Spread the word!

We just hate the way math is taught. “Sit down and shut up” does not make passionate students.

realmonstrosities:

Spirula spirula is a small, deep sea cephalopod related to squid and cuttlefish.
Their most unique feature is their spiralling shell which is so strong and buoyant that they often wash up on beaches, perhaps after drifting for miles on currents.
They also have a light-emitting photophore on their back end. Since their shell is so buoyant that they typically swim in a vertical position with their tentacles dangling beneath them, they’re basically wearing a light-up hat with wings!
Images: Dr. Steve O’Shea/Udo Schmidt/Fritz Geller-Grimm/Rachel Caauwe
realmonstrosities:

Spirula spirula is a small, deep sea cephalopod related to squid and cuttlefish.
Their most unique feature is their spiralling shell which is so strong and buoyant that they often wash up on beaches, perhaps after drifting for miles on currents.
They also have a light-emitting photophore on their back end. Since their shell is so buoyant that they typically swim in a vertical position with their tentacles dangling beneath them, they’re basically wearing a light-up hat with wings!
Images: Dr. Steve O’Shea/Udo Schmidt/Fritz Geller-Grimm/Rachel Caauwe
realmonstrosities:

Spirula spirula is a small, deep sea cephalopod related to squid and cuttlefish.
Their most unique feature is their spiralling shell which is so strong and buoyant that they often wash up on beaches, perhaps after drifting for miles on currents.
They also have a light-emitting photophore on their back end. Since their shell is so buoyant that they typically swim in a vertical position with their tentacles dangling beneath them, they’re basically wearing a light-up hat with wings!
Images: Dr. Steve O’Shea/Udo Schmidt/Fritz Geller-Grimm/Rachel Caauwe
realmonstrosities:

Spirula spirula is a small, deep sea cephalopod related to squid and cuttlefish.
Their most unique feature is their spiralling shell which is so strong and buoyant that they often wash up on beaches, perhaps after drifting for miles on currents.
They also have a light-emitting photophore on their back end. Since their shell is so buoyant that they typically swim in a vertical position with their tentacles dangling beneath them, they’re basically wearing a light-up hat with wings!
Images: Dr. Steve O’Shea/Udo Schmidt/Fritz Geller-Grimm/Rachel Caauwe

realmonstrosities:

Spirula spirula is a small, deep sea cephalopod related to squid and cuttlefish.

Their most unique feature is their spiralling shell which is so strong and buoyant that they often wash up on beaches, perhaps after drifting for miles on currents.

They also have a light-emitting photophore on their back end. Since their shell is so buoyant that they typically swim in a vertical position with their tentacles dangling beneath them, they’re basically wearing a light-up hat with wings!

Images: Dr. Steve O’Shea/Udo Schmidt/Fritz Geller-Grimm/Rachel Caauwe

brontozaurus:

archdrude:

The Amazing Connections Between the Inca and Egyptian Cultures 
"The ancient Egyptians (in Africa) and the ancient pre-Incas/Incas (in South America) evolved on opposite sides of the globe and were never in contact.
Yet, both cultures mysteriously possessed the same strikingly identical body of ancient art, architecture, symbolism, mythology and religion.
The Victorian era scholars, faced with this enigma, concluded that both cultures must have been children of the same Golden Age parent civilization, “Atlantis.”
Today, Egyptian/Inca parallels are not only being ignored by American and Western scholars, they’re being suppressed.
Many baffling and unsolved similarities link the ancient Egyptians and the ancient pre-Incas/Incas ― even though both cultures evolved on opposite sides of the planet, separated by oceans” Read More

UGH
Literally nothing on this list is evidence for connections between these cultures. It’s only coincidental, and really most of it is pretty common to cultures across the world (seriously, sun worship? EVERYONE DOES SUN WORSHIP).
There’s also the fact that the ancient Egyptians predated the Inca (and most other South American cultures referenced here) by thousands of years. Not only that, the Egyptians were renowned for being terrible sailors so there’s no way they could have crossed the Atlantic to hang out in South America.
I honestly don’t know why I devoted so much time to critiquing something that claims that Atlantis existed and that a conspiracy exists to hide the truth of our history. Probably cause I just can’t stand bullshit like this not getting called out.

Seriously. Pseudoscientific garbage pisses me off. People are just intent on looking like ignorant fools, I suppose. 
brontozaurus:

archdrude:

The Amazing Connections Between the Inca and Egyptian Cultures 
"The ancient Egyptians (in Africa) and the ancient pre-Incas/Incas (in South America) evolved on opposite sides of the globe and were never in contact.
Yet, both cultures mysteriously possessed the same strikingly identical body of ancient art, architecture, symbolism, mythology and religion.
The Victorian era scholars, faced with this enigma, concluded that both cultures must have been children of the same Golden Age parent civilization, “Atlantis.”
Today, Egyptian/Inca parallels are not only being ignored by American and Western scholars, they’re being suppressed.
Many baffling and unsolved similarities link the ancient Egyptians and the ancient pre-Incas/Incas ― even though both cultures evolved on opposite sides of the planet, separated by oceans” Read More

UGH
Literally nothing on this list is evidence for connections between these cultures. It’s only coincidental, and really most of it is pretty common to cultures across the world (seriously, sun worship? EVERYONE DOES SUN WORSHIP).
There’s also the fact that the ancient Egyptians predated the Inca (and most other South American cultures referenced here) by thousands of years. Not only that, the Egyptians were renowned for being terrible sailors so there’s no way they could have crossed the Atlantic to hang out in South America.
I honestly don’t know why I devoted so much time to critiquing something that claims that Atlantis existed and that a conspiracy exists to hide the truth of our history. Probably cause I just can’t stand bullshit like this not getting called out.

Seriously. Pseudoscientific garbage pisses me off. People are just intent on looking like ignorant fools, I suppose. 
brontozaurus:

archdrude:

The Amazing Connections Between the Inca and Egyptian Cultures 
"The ancient Egyptians (in Africa) and the ancient pre-Incas/Incas (in South America) evolved on opposite sides of the globe and were never in contact.
Yet, both cultures mysteriously possessed the same strikingly identical body of ancient art, architecture, symbolism, mythology and religion.
The Victorian era scholars, faced with this enigma, concluded that both cultures must have been children of the same Golden Age parent civilization, “Atlantis.”
Today, Egyptian/Inca parallels are not only being ignored by American and Western scholars, they’re being suppressed.
Many baffling and unsolved similarities link the ancient Egyptians and the ancient pre-Incas/Incas ― even though both cultures evolved on opposite sides of the planet, separated by oceans” Read More

UGH
Literally nothing on this list is evidence for connections between these cultures. It’s only coincidental, and really most of it is pretty common to cultures across the world (seriously, sun worship? EVERYONE DOES SUN WORSHIP).
There’s also the fact that the ancient Egyptians predated the Inca (and most other South American cultures referenced here) by thousands of years. Not only that, the Egyptians were renowned for being terrible sailors so there’s no way they could have crossed the Atlantic to hang out in South America.
I honestly don’t know why I devoted so much time to critiquing something that claims that Atlantis existed and that a conspiracy exists to hide the truth of our history. Probably cause I just can’t stand bullshit like this not getting called out.

Seriously. Pseudoscientific garbage pisses me off. People are just intent on looking like ignorant fools, I suppose. 
brontozaurus:

archdrude:

The Amazing Connections Between the Inca and Egyptian Cultures 
"The ancient Egyptians (in Africa) and the ancient pre-Incas/Incas (in South America) evolved on opposite sides of the globe and were never in contact.
Yet, both cultures mysteriously possessed the same strikingly identical body of ancient art, architecture, symbolism, mythology and religion.
The Victorian era scholars, faced with this enigma, concluded that both cultures must have been children of the same Golden Age parent civilization, “Atlantis.”
Today, Egyptian/Inca parallels are not only being ignored by American and Western scholars, they’re being suppressed.
Many baffling and unsolved similarities link the ancient Egyptians and the ancient pre-Incas/Incas ― even though both cultures evolved on opposite sides of the planet, separated by oceans” Read More

UGH
Literally nothing on this list is evidence for connections between these cultures. It’s only coincidental, and really most of it is pretty common to cultures across the world (seriously, sun worship? EVERYONE DOES SUN WORSHIP).
There’s also the fact that the ancient Egyptians predated the Inca (and most other South American cultures referenced here) by thousands of years. Not only that, the Egyptians were renowned for being terrible sailors so there’s no way they could have crossed the Atlantic to hang out in South America.
I honestly don’t know why I devoted so much time to critiquing something that claims that Atlantis existed and that a conspiracy exists to hide the truth of our history. Probably cause I just can’t stand bullshit like this not getting called out.

Seriously. Pseudoscientific garbage pisses me off. People are just intent on looking like ignorant fools, I suppose. 
brontozaurus:

archdrude:

The Amazing Connections Between the Inca and Egyptian Cultures 
"The ancient Egyptians (in Africa) and the ancient pre-Incas/Incas (in South America) evolved on opposite sides of the globe and were never in contact.
Yet, both cultures mysteriously possessed the same strikingly identical body of ancient art, architecture, symbolism, mythology and religion.
The Victorian era scholars, faced with this enigma, concluded that both cultures must have been children of the same Golden Age parent civilization, “Atlantis.”
Today, Egyptian/Inca parallels are not only being ignored by American and Western scholars, they’re being suppressed.
Many baffling and unsolved similarities link the ancient Egyptians and the ancient pre-Incas/Incas ― even though both cultures evolved on opposite sides of the planet, separated by oceans” Read More

UGH
Literally nothing on this list is evidence for connections between these cultures. It’s only coincidental, and really most of it is pretty common to cultures across the world (seriously, sun worship? EVERYONE DOES SUN WORSHIP).
There’s also the fact that the ancient Egyptians predated the Inca (and most other South American cultures referenced here) by thousands of years. Not only that, the Egyptians were renowned for being terrible sailors so there’s no way they could have crossed the Atlantic to hang out in South America.
I honestly don’t know why I devoted so much time to critiquing something that claims that Atlantis existed and that a conspiracy exists to hide the truth of our history. Probably cause I just can’t stand bullshit like this not getting called out.

Seriously. Pseudoscientific garbage pisses me off. People are just intent on looking like ignorant fools, I suppose. 
brontozaurus:

archdrude:

The Amazing Connections Between the Inca and Egyptian Cultures 
"The ancient Egyptians (in Africa) and the ancient pre-Incas/Incas (in South America) evolved on opposite sides of the globe and were never in contact.
Yet, both cultures mysteriously possessed the same strikingly identical body of ancient art, architecture, symbolism, mythology and religion.
The Victorian era scholars, faced with this enigma, concluded that both cultures must have been children of the same Golden Age parent civilization, “Atlantis.”
Today, Egyptian/Inca parallels are not only being ignored by American and Western scholars, they’re being suppressed.
Many baffling and unsolved similarities link the ancient Egyptians and the ancient pre-Incas/Incas ― even though both cultures evolved on opposite sides of the planet, separated by oceans” Read More

UGH
Literally nothing on this list is evidence for connections between these cultures. It’s only coincidental, and really most of it is pretty common to cultures across the world (seriously, sun worship? EVERYONE DOES SUN WORSHIP).
There’s also the fact that the ancient Egyptians predated the Inca (and most other South American cultures referenced here) by thousands of years. Not only that, the Egyptians were renowned for being terrible sailors so there’s no way they could have crossed the Atlantic to hang out in South America.
I honestly don’t know why I devoted so much time to critiquing something that claims that Atlantis existed and that a conspiracy exists to hide the truth of our history. Probably cause I just can’t stand bullshit like this not getting called out.

Seriously. Pseudoscientific garbage pisses me off. People are just intent on looking like ignorant fools, I suppose. 
brontozaurus:

archdrude:

The Amazing Connections Between the Inca and Egyptian Cultures 
"The ancient Egyptians (in Africa) and the ancient pre-Incas/Incas (in South America) evolved on opposite sides of the globe and were never in contact.
Yet, both cultures mysteriously possessed the same strikingly identical body of ancient art, architecture, symbolism, mythology and religion.
The Victorian era scholars, faced with this enigma, concluded that both cultures must have been children of the same Golden Age parent civilization, “Atlantis.”
Today, Egyptian/Inca parallels are not only being ignored by American and Western scholars, they’re being suppressed.
Many baffling and unsolved similarities link the ancient Egyptians and the ancient pre-Incas/Incas ― even though both cultures evolved on opposite sides of the planet, separated by oceans” Read More

UGH
Literally nothing on this list is evidence for connections between these cultures. It’s only coincidental, and really most of it is pretty common to cultures across the world (seriously, sun worship? EVERYONE DOES SUN WORSHIP).
There’s also the fact that the ancient Egyptians predated the Inca (and most other South American cultures referenced here) by thousands of years. Not only that, the Egyptians were renowned for being terrible sailors so there’s no way they could have crossed the Atlantic to hang out in South America.
I honestly don’t know why I devoted so much time to critiquing something that claims that Atlantis existed and that a conspiracy exists to hide the truth of our history. Probably cause I just can’t stand bullshit like this not getting called out.

Seriously. Pseudoscientific garbage pisses me off. People are just intent on looking like ignorant fools, I suppose. 
brontozaurus:

archdrude:

The Amazing Connections Between the Inca and Egyptian Cultures 
"The ancient Egyptians (in Africa) and the ancient pre-Incas/Incas (in South America) evolved on opposite sides of the globe and were never in contact.
Yet, both cultures mysteriously possessed the same strikingly identical body of ancient art, architecture, symbolism, mythology and religion.
The Victorian era scholars, faced with this enigma, concluded that both cultures must have been children of the same Golden Age parent civilization, “Atlantis.”
Today, Egyptian/Inca parallels are not only being ignored by American and Western scholars, they’re being suppressed.
Many baffling and unsolved similarities link the ancient Egyptians and the ancient pre-Incas/Incas ― even though both cultures evolved on opposite sides of the planet, separated by oceans” Read More

UGH
Literally nothing on this list is evidence for connections between these cultures. It’s only coincidental, and really most of it is pretty common to cultures across the world (seriously, sun worship? EVERYONE DOES SUN WORSHIP).
There’s also the fact that the ancient Egyptians predated the Inca (and most other South American cultures referenced here) by thousands of years. Not only that, the Egyptians were renowned for being terrible sailors so there’s no way they could have crossed the Atlantic to hang out in South America.
I honestly don’t know why I devoted so much time to critiquing something that claims that Atlantis existed and that a conspiracy exists to hide the truth of our history. Probably cause I just can’t stand bullshit like this not getting called out.

Seriously. Pseudoscientific garbage pisses me off. People are just intent on looking like ignorant fools, I suppose. 
brontozaurus:

archdrude:

The Amazing Connections Between the Inca and Egyptian Cultures 
"The ancient Egyptians (in Africa) and the ancient pre-Incas/Incas (in South America) evolved on opposite sides of the globe and were never in contact.
Yet, both cultures mysteriously possessed the same strikingly identical body of ancient art, architecture, symbolism, mythology and religion.
The Victorian era scholars, faced with this enigma, concluded that both cultures must have been children of the same Golden Age parent civilization, “Atlantis.”
Today, Egyptian/Inca parallels are not only being ignored by American and Western scholars, they’re being suppressed.
Many baffling and unsolved similarities link the ancient Egyptians and the ancient pre-Incas/Incas ― even though both cultures evolved on opposite sides of the planet, separated by oceans” Read More

UGH
Literally nothing on this list is evidence for connections between these cultures. It’s only coincidental, and really most of it is pretty common to cultures across the world (seriously, sun worship? EVERYONE DOES SUN WORSHIP).
There’s also the fact that the ancient Egyptians predated the Inca (and most other South American cultures referenced here) by thousands of years. Not only that, the Egyptians were renowned for being terrible sailors so there’s no way they could have crossed the Atlantic to hang out in South America.
I honestly don’t know why I devoted so much time to critiquing something that claims that Atlantis existed and that a conspiracy exists to hide the truth of our history. Probably cause I just can’t stand bullshit like this not getting called out.

Seriously. Pseudoscientific garbage pisses me off. People are just intent on looking like ignorant fools, I suppose. 
brontozaurus:

archdrude:

The Amazing Connections Between the Inca and Egyptian Cultures 
"The ancient Egyptians (in Africa) and the ancient pre-Incas/Incas (in South America) evolved on opposite sides of the globe and were never in contact.
Yet, both cultures mysteriously possessed the same strikingly identical body of ancient art, architecture, symbolism, mythology and religion.
The Victorian era scholars, faced with this enigma, concluded that both cultures must have been children of the same Golden Age parent civilization, “Atlantis.”
Today, Egyptian/Inca parallels are not only being ignored by American and Western scholars, they’re being suppressed.
Many baffling and unsolved similarities link the ancient Egyptians and the ancient pre-Incas/Incas ― even though both cultures evolved on opposite sides of the planet, separated by oceans” Read More

UGH
Literally nothing on this list is evidence for connections between these cultures. It’s only coincidental, and really most of it is pretty common to cultures across the world (seriously, sun worship? EVERYONE DOES SUN WORSHIP).
There’s also the fact that the ancient Egyptians predated the Inca (and most other South American cultures referenced here) by thousands of years. Not only that, the Egyptians were renowned for being terrible sailors so there’s no way they could have crossed the Atlantic to hang out in South America.
I honestly don’t know why I devoted so much time to critiquing something that claims that Atlantis existed and that a conspiracy exists to hide the truth of our history. Probably cause I just can’t stand bullshit like this not getting called out.

Seriously. Pseudoscientific garbage pisses me off. People are just intent on looking like ignorant fools, I suppose. 

brontozaurus:

archdrude:

The Amazing Connections Between the Inca and Egyptian Cultures 

"The ancient Egyptians (in Africa) and the ancient pre-Incas/Incas (in South America) evolved on opposite sides of the globe and were never in contact.

Yet, both cultures mysteriously possessed the same strikingly identical body of ancient art, architecture, symbolism, mythology and religion.

The Victorian era scholars, faced with this enigma, concluded that both cultures must have been children of the same Golden Age parent civilization, “Atlantis.”

Today, Egyptian/Inca parallels are not only being ignored by American and Western scholars, they’re being suppressed.

Many baffling and unsolved similarities link the ancient Egyptians and the ancient pre-Incas/Incas ― even though both cultures evolved on opposite sides of the planet, separated by oceans” Read More

UGH

Literally nothing on this list is evidence for connections between these cultures. It’s only coincidental, and really most of it is pretty common to cultures across the world (seriously, sun worship? EVERYONE DOES SUN WORSHIP).

There’s also the fact that the ancient Egyptians predated the Inca (and most other South American cultures referenced here) by thousands of years. Not only that, the Egyptians were renowned for being terrible sailors so there’s no way they could have crossed the Atlantic to hang out in South America.

I honestly don’t know why I devoted so much time to critiquing something that claims that Atlantis existed and that a conspiracy exists to hide the truth of our history. Probably cause I just can’t stand bullshit like this not getting called out.

Seriously. Pseudoscientific garbage pisses me off. People are just intent on looking like ignorant fools, I suppose. 

libutron:

Nemateleotris decora | ©Benjamin Naden   (Raja Ampat, Papua, Indonesia)

The Purple Fire Goby, Nemateleotris decora (Perciformes - Microdesmidae), also known as the Elegant firefish, Decorated firefish, Purple dartfish, Decorated dartfish, or Flame firefish, is, as its name suggests, a colorful fish from the Indo-Pacific region.

It is a reef-associated fish, found often in pairs (they are monogamous). Feeds on zooplankton, especially copepods and crustacean larvae. Darts into a hole when alarmed.

[Source]

sinobug:

Planthopper Nymph (Flatidae)

by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China

See more Chinese true bugs and hoppers on my Flickr site HERE…..

ooksaidthelibrarian:

n12_w1150 by BioDivLibrary on Flickr.

Via Flickr:
Manuel d’actinologie ou de zoophytologie /.
Paris ;F.G. Levrault,1834-[1836]..
biodiversitylibrary.org/page/9321274

animalworld:

BLUE SOLDIER FLY
Family: Stratiomyidae
©artour_a

Shot in Guyana

The soldier flies (Stratiomyidae, sometimes misspelled as Stratiomyiidae. From Greek στρατιώτης - soldier; μυια - fly), are a family of flies (historically placed in the now-obsolete group Orthorrhapha). The family contains about 1,500 species in about 400 genera worldwide (I couldn’t find any as pretty as this one but it was photographed by artour_a in Guyana).

Adults are found near larval habitats. Larvae can be found in a diverse array of situations mostly in wetlands and damp places in soil, sod, under bark, and in animal excrement and decaying organic matter. They are diverse in size and shape, though they commonly are partly or wholly metallic green, or somewhat wasp-like mimics, marked with black and yellow or green and sometimes metallic. They are often rather inactive flies which typically rest with their wings placed one above the other over the abdomen.

Fact: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stratiomyidae

Other posts:

Stalk-eyed Fly - pushing eye distance from the head to new limits (also video)

This Film Interference

Picture Winged Fly

ooblium:

Silurian Sea Life by Zdeněk Burian

Oil on canvas