deepseathoughts:

These two books contain the sum total of all human knowledge

if you’re a furry but you don’t have a furry icon I will forget that you’re a furry and will be shocked when you reblog the furry posts

thehopeandthedream:

i’m still seeing afropunk pictures on my dashboard, so let me gwonhead and upload mine.

rocketssurgery:

Decided to make a handy graphic after seeing a lot of misinformation spread around tumblr. Current science isn’t perfect and definitions are bound to change, but I wanted to push back against the hostile attitude against it because it seems like a lot of people are being hostile for the wrong reasons.

Please let me know if there are any factual errors, thank you :)

sonofbaldwin:

knowledgeequalsblackpower:

dhaarijmens:

bemusedlybespectacled:

washingtonpost:

In a post-Ferguson world, Americans increasingly doubt the notion of colorblind justice.

HOW THE FUCK DID THE PERCENTAGE GO UP FOR WHITE PEOPLE

IN WHAT UNIVERSE DOES A POLICE OFFICER SHOOTING AN UNARMED BLACK KID (AND THEN ATTEMPTING TO COVER IT UP AFTER THE FACT) CONSTITUTE EQUAL TREATMENT IN THE JUSTICE SYSTEM

LIKE WHO LOOKS AT THAT AND GOES “WELL, BEFORE I THOUGHT THAT THERE WAS RACISM IN OUR JUSTICE SYSTEM, BUT THEN THIS SHIT HAPPENED AND NOW I SEE THAT IT’S PERFECTLY EQUAL”

WHAT THE FUCK

This increase can be explained by an interesting social phenomenon called ‘denial.’

They benefit from not knowing.. and from believing in myths. 

Comparing beliefs before and after Michael Brown’s murder and the surrounding revelations of racism that have sprung out of it, white people, as a demographic believe, MORE THAN EVER BEFORE, that the criminal justice system treats whites and blacks equally.

That is, MORE white people believe the criminal justice system treats black equally now than they did before Michael Brown’s death.

In essence, for white people, blatant systemic oppression and the murder of an unarmed young black man gives them even more reason to believe blacks are treated fairly by the system.

This confirms an earlier study that said the more you tell white people that the system is inherently racist, the more they supported harsher punishments for black people: http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2014/08/07/3468368/study-white-people-support-harsher-criminal-laws-if-they-think-more-black-people-are-arrested/

Marinate on these inhumanities for a second.

monohymnal:

weirdedout:

ikeapunx:

muji spice book

Traveling with your spice rack is not ideal. This is why Japanese company, Muji, has made a book of spices to make flavoring your food while away from home a little bit easier.

This book from Muji is full of pages that are made of spiced paper, which dissolve from the heat and moisture of cooking. Now that kick of white pepper or red chili is just a tear away. And, since it is compact and perfectly portable, the Muji spice book is ideal for when you’re traveling!

Omg

god i fucking love muji

gunshowcomic:

it’s grip is inhuman but you swear you’ve seen those hands before…

PATREON! + BACK!  
Alright I have to know, why is pluto not considered a planet?

hellomynameisgeek:

Hi!

Let’s define the three things an object needs to be considered a planet, and then see if Pluto fits the bill. The following criteria come directly from the International Astronomical Union, the body responsible for defining this stuff.

1) be in orbit around the sun.

Check, Pluto does this! So far so good, right?

2) have sufficient mass to assume hydrostatic equilibrium.

This is a fancy, scientific way of saying “must be generally a spherical shape”, and was mostly put in there to make sure random asteroids didn’t suddenly qualify as planets. Pluto achieves this, though, so so far it’s 2 for 2, but wait…

3) have cleared the neighborhood around its orbit.

And this single requirement is why Pluto isn’t classified as a planet. What this means is that, in order to be a planet, the object in question must be gravitationally dominant- there can’t be any other things in the object’s orbit, unless they’re orbiting the object in question (as in, unless they’re moons of the object). Pluto doesn’t achieve this; it shares its orbit with a bunch of Kuiper Belt objects, so its neighborhood more closely resembles, say, the Asteroid Belt than the orbit of, say, Mars. 

The other planets have clear orbits; the only other stuff hanging out in there are the moons orbiting them. Failing this one requirement means that Pluto just isn’t gravitationally dominant enough to be classified as a planet- otherwise, Ceres (an object in the asteroid belt) would also need to be classified as a planet, and then suddenly the term planet becomes utterly meaningless. (Worth noting: Ceres was classified for a planet for almost as long as Pluto was. This isn’t the first time something’s had its planetary status changed.)

This doesn’t mean Pluto isn’t significant, nor does it mean that a bunch of mean ol’ astronomers hate the rock; it just means our understanding of it and its neighborhood has changed„ because science is a process and we’re constantly refining our understanding of things.