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mermaidskey:

hemipelagicdredger:

mermaidskey:

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oxidoreductase:

Lavoisier is having none of your shit.

Heeeey so fun fact: the woman in that painting is Lavoisier’s wife, Marie-Anne Pierrette Paulze, who not only acted as Lavoisier’s lab assistant but also translated English and Latin texts into French so he could read them. But she didn’t just translate, she pointed out errors in the chemistry in some of the texts. Her observations of these errors convinced Lavoisier to study combustion, which led to his discovery of oxygen. She was also critical to the publication of Lavoisier’s Elementary Treatise on Chemistry in 1789. She kept strict records of every experiment they conducted together and drew detailed diagrams of all their equipment. She also threw amazing parties and invited all the brightest minds in science so her husband could pick their brains. After Lavoisier was guillotined she secured all of his notebooks and equipment for posterity.
In short: NOBODY KICKS MADAME LAVOISIER OUT OF THE LAB.

Also, a side note: My historian husband-to-be pointed some things out to me about this painting. Notice that Madame Lavoisier is looking at the viewer, and all the light is on her, while Lavoisier himself is physically smaller than her, in shadow, and looking up to her in reverence. This isn’t a candid photograph- all of these choices are deliberate. The painting isn’t of Lavoisier- Madame Lavoisier is meant to be the central subject. 
I can just imagine Lavoisier telling all his colleagues that his wife is really the one with all the clever ideas, and them patting him on the back and telling him he’s sweet for saying so.

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mermaidskey:

hemipelagicdredger:

mermaidskey:

mermaidskey:

oxidoreductase:

Lavoisier is having none of your shit.

Heeeey so fun fact: the woman in that painting is Lavoisier’s wife, Marie-Anne Pierrette Paulze, who not only acted as Lavoisier’s lab assistant but also translated English and Latin texts into French so he could read them. But she didn’t just translate, she pointed out errors in the chemistry in some of the texts. Her observations of these errors convinced Lavoisier to study combustion, which led to his discovery of oxygen. She was also critical to the publication of Lavoisier’s Elementary Treatise on Chemistry in 1789. She kept strict records of every experiment they conducted together and drew detailed diagrams of all their equipment. She also threw amazing parties and invited all the brightest minds in science so her husband could pick their brains. After Lavoisier was guillotined she secured all of his notebooks and equipment for posterity.

In short: NOBODY KICKS MADAME LAVOISIER OUT OF THE LAB.

Also, a side note: My historian husband-to-be pointed some things out to me about this painting. Notice that Madame Lavoisier is looking at the viewer, and all the light is on her, while Lavoisier himself is physically smaller than her, in shadow, and looking up to her in reverence. This isn’t a candid photograph- all of these choices are deliberate. The painting isn’t of Lavoisier- Madame Lavoisier is meant to be the central subject. 

I can just imagine Lavoisier telling all his colleagues that his wife is really the one with all the clever ideas, and them patting him on the back and telling him he’s sweet for saying so.

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vagisodium:

hellabiafra:

Hey Atheists: If Earth is “billions of years old,” then why is it only 2013?

fscience damn it. shit. fuck. how did we overlook this. f uck

That’s actually a question of history.  It’s easier to deal with studying the developments of civilizations and culture if you can break them up into time groups. Why would we choose to lump everything into a mindbogglingly huge number of years? 

(Source: bobbyhoying, via allons-ytobakerstreet)

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gracehelbl0g:

This is Sam Pepper. If you don’t know who he is, Sam is a successful YouTube prankster with over 2 million subscribers. He recently uploaded a video titled “Fake Hand Ass Pink Prank" where he pinched unsuspecting girls’ butts without their permission. None of this was done with the girls’ consent…meaning Sam Pepper sexually harassed and assaulted these women.

This is no longer a “simple, harmless prank” but rather a very serious matter and offence. If you haven’t seen the video yet, you can watch, dislike, and report it HERE. You can also take the pledge to help stop sexual violence at itsonus.org. Please do not let Sam get away with this kind of behavior. He crossed the line and needs to be held responsible for his disgusting actions.

I think it’s made worse by him hugging them afterward. Like, yeah that’s what I want. To be groped by some dude who while still laughing at it continues to try and touch my body in a half ass “no hard feelings” style “apology”.

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unsmokedhamartias:

I CANNOT STRESS HOW IMPORTANT IT IS THAT PEOPLE SEE THIS AND UNDERSTAND THIS. TRUE MUSLIMS CONDONE NONE OF WHAT ISIS AND OTHER TERRORISTS ARE DOING. THESE ARE EVIL, UNEDUCATED PEOPLE GIVING ISLAM A BAD NAME BY DOING THINGS THAT ISLAM DOES NOT CONDONE AND CALLING IT RELIGION. PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD.

unsmokedhamartias:

I CANNOT STRESS HOW IMPORTANT IT IS THAT PEOPLE SEE THIS AND UNDERSTAND THIS. TRUE MUSLIMS CONDONE NONE OF WHAT ISIS AND OTHER TERRORISTS ARE DOING. THESE ARE EVIL, UNEDUCATED PEOPLE GIVING ISLAM A BAD NAME BY DOING THINGS THAT ISLAM DOES NOT CONDONE AND CALLING IT RELIGION. PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD.

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