Science experiment: Who is easiest to summon?
The only way to find out is to reblog and wait. Wait patiently. Just wait. It will be good I promise.
fuck you vegans aren’t your source of entertainment you animal killers.
and the vegan wins
The most horrific thing about getting close to someone is the thought that at any point, they could lose complete interest in you
How the fuck does Bill Nye expect this to happen? What do you want to do, force women to enroll in science courses, regardless of whether or not they want to do it? Just for the sake of having “enough” women? Why the fuck do these fractions matter so much? It’s not like people are holding guns to our head and threatening to kill us if we become interested in science.
Maybe, just maybe, a lot of us DON’T FUCKING WANT to be scientists. Is that a crime?
Hi there, princess-munchkin. Female engineering student here.
Bill Nye is not saying that you HAVE to be a scientist, and you are right that no one is holding a gun to my head because I am interested in science, but let me tell you some of the struggles of being a woman in the STEM fields.
1) Because I am a woman, I am not expected these fields. I first fully realized this when I was in high school, on my robotics team. See, although my robotics team was about 50% female, most of the women were part of the “business administration” side of things: finance, marketting, PR, membership, etc. Was this a problem? Absolutely not. But I was there to be an engineer, and specifically, to be the robot programmer. This was met with a lot of hesitation at first from some of the other students (all of whom happened to be male. This is not necessarily a bad thing.) You see, all of the robot programmers before me were guys. Computer programming is just a thing that guys do, or so they thought. Even after I had proved myself to the mentors on the team, many of the students still underestimated my abilities. There were rumors going around that I wouldn’t have been able to program the robot at all if the lead software mentor wasn’t there to help me. This was just flat-out false, but it wasn’t until I won an award for the team that the other students actually saw my merit.
2) There is not a lot of encouragement for women to go into these fields. I first noticed this when I was in elementary school. I was always interested in math, science, you name it, but many of my teachers and family members pushed that to the side for a long time. When I asked for legos for christmas, I would get ballet slippers. In fact, for a long time, I was training to be a professional dancer. I loved to dance. I loved math more, but no one seemed to notice that about me. It wasn’t until I had a long conversation with one particular teacher in high school that I decided to look into engineering. I had never even considered it as an option before, because no one decided to encourage me to pursue my interest in science. If it hadn’t been for that teacher, I would probably not be at the school I am at right now.
3) For a long time, Engineering/Science/Math WAS a “boys only” club. Let me tell you when some of the top technical schools and societies started letting women in:
- RPI, The oldest tech school in the country, founded in 1824. Started admitting women in 1942 to “replace men called to war.” Campus housing for women wasn’t constructed until 1966.
- Tau Beta Pi, the Engineering Honors Society - Founded in 1885. Started admitting women in 1968.
- Caltech - Currently rated #3 in undergraduate engineering. Founded in 1891. Started admitting women in 1970.
- Georgia Tech - Currently rated #5 in undergraduate engineering. Founded in 1885. Started admitting women in 1952.
Do you see the implications of this? Engineering has been a part of our society since around the late 1800s (in the case of RPI, since the 1820s), but women weren’t even allowed in for the most part until the 1950s, regardless of their merit.
4) Because of the fact that it was a “boys only” club for such a long time, there are not a lot of women engineers and scientists to look up to. When you’re reading your physics, chemistry, and math text books, the majority of those theories were came up with by men. It is true that much of our history was written by White Men, but this does not mean that the fact that there are few women scientists to look up does not matter.
So, as you can hopefully see, princess-munckin, or anyone else that shares the opinions of princess-munchkin, Bill Nye was not arguing that women that are not interested in STEM should go into those fields anyway. But he IS arguing against all of the systematic barriers set up against women who ARE interested in engineering and science. There are several women out there who are just as good as the boys at math and science, but will never pursue their interests because it just doesn’t seem like an option. That was me for a long time. I am super grateful for the fact that I fought against that, and that I ended up where I am.
if you don’t like science, fine. Don’t be a scientist. But if one day you have a daughter and she shows interest in being a scientist, PLEASE encourage her. Because Bill Nye is right, there needs to be more women scientists in the world.
it’s hard to be a girl in engineering. really hard. you have less chances than a man. they can screw up. but your mistakes are remember. because they remember the girl who made the mistake. so we always have to be on guard.
- Step 1: Open Microsoft Word
- Step 2: Cry
- Step 3: Open Tumblr
me on my way to steal yo girl
my fondest memory of science class in school was when a boy wanted to see ‘how hot fire was’ and then put a thermometer into an open bunsen burner which promptly exploded and everyone started screaming saying they would die from mercury poisoning
Can someone from the sciencey side of tumblr please explain this ?
This is called shape memory. It’s made from an alloy of titanium and nickel (I believe it’s called nitinol). It has the ability to “remember” the shape it’s taken.
When cold you can bend it whatever which way, but once you heat it (or in this case put it in what I presume is hot water) it will take the original shape.
To whoever decided to put Benedict in a tightly fit starfleet uniform
Everyone in Star Trek Into Darkness is just so sassy compared to their original series characters.
STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS WAS AMAZING. ALL THE AWARDS. I CAN’T EVEN. I BASICALLY WAS A BAWLING BABY OR A HYSTERICALLY LAUGHING HYENA THROUGHOUT THE FILM.
BEGINNING WAS GREAT. TOTALLY HOOKED ONTO THE PLOT. SOME GREAT LAUGHS. GREAT ACTION SEQUENCES. CHEKOV IS SUCH A CUTIE. SPOCK AND UHURA <3
MIDDLE WAS ALRIGHT. BENEDICT ACTED PHENOMENALLY AS KHAN. AT FIRST I THOUGHT KHAN HAS TURNED GOOD BUT THEN I WAS EFFING TERRIFIED OF BENNY. SCOTTAYYYYYYYYYYYYY WAS HILARIOUS.
THE END MADE ME SOB INTO MY SHIRT. I COULDN’T DEAL. I BASICALLY LOST MY SHIT WHEN SPOCK LOST HIS. I COUDNT CONTAIN MYSELF AFTER THE HAND SCENE. FROM THEN ON IT WAS BASICALLY AN EMOTIONAL SPIRL. I BASICALLY STARTED SQUEALING WHEN KIRK RECITED THE CAPTAINS OATH AND THE ORIGINAL THEME STARTED PLAYING.
CAN WE JUST TALK ABOUT HOW A TRIBBLE SAVED KIRKS LIFE? CAN WE TALK ABOUT HOW MCCOY WAS 500% DONE ABOUT 500% OF THE TIME?! (I legit died when he said “damn it man I am a doctor…”) CAN WE TALK ABOUT KIRK/SPOCK?! I SERIOUSLY HOPE I CAN CARE ABOUT SOMEONE SOME DAY THE SAME WAY THEY CARE FOR EACH OTHER.
OH MY GOSH THIS POST IS PROBABLY A SPORADIC MESS. I CAN’T EVEN. ALL THE AWARDSSSSS.