Stories With Heroes

Apr 20

I’ve never been female. But I have been black my whole life. I can perhaps offer some insight from that perspective. There are many similar social issues related to access to equal opportunity that we find in the black community, as well as the community of women in a white male dominate society…

When I look at — throughout my life — I’ve known that I wanted to do astrophysics since I was 9 years old…I got to see how the world around me reacted to my expressions of these ambitions. All I can say is, the fact that I wanted to be a scientist, an astrophysicist was hands down the path of most resistance through the forces of society.

Anytime I expressed this interest, teachers would say, ‘Oh, don’t you wanna be an athlete?’ I want to become someone that was outside of the paradigm of expectations of the people in power. Fortunately, my depth of interest of the universe was so deep and so fuel enriched that everyone of these curve balls that I was thrown, and fences built in front of me, and hills that I had to climb, I just reach for more fuel, and I just kept going.

Now, here I am, one of the most visible scientists in the land, and I wanna look behind me and say, ‘Where are the others who might have been this,’ and they’re not there! …I happened to survive and others did not simply because of forces of society that prevented it at every turn. At every turn.

…My life experience tells me that when you don’t find blacks, when you don’t find women in the sciences, I know that these forces are real, and I had to survive them in order to get where I am today.

So before we start talking about genetic differences, you gotta come up with a system where there’s equal opportunity, then we can have that conversation.

” —

Neil DeGrasse Tyson in response to a question posed by Lawrence Summers, former Treasury Security and Harvard University President

"What’s up with chicks and science?"

Are there genetic differences between men and women, explain why more men are in science.

(via magnius159)

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Apr 14

Only 10% bacon?

Only 10% bacon?

(Source: 100-percent-of-the-time)

Mar 31

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Mar 23

thegameswelove:

Kobe does Vincent Yarbrough wrong !

thegameswelove:

Kobe does Vincent Yarbrough wrong !

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dampsandwich:

svveden:

dampsandwich:

svveden:

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solos1s:

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why are they linked up when they could be outside fighting pokemon with the fucking mew behind the staircase i see you I SEE U

why is gary creeping on his mom

why is pharell’s hat on that desk

how is his bed not on fire

what could that whiny little squirtle cocksucker want this time

dampsandwich:

svveden:

dampsandwich:

svveden:

dampsandwich:

solos1s:

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why are they linked up when they could be outside fighting pokemon with the fucking mew behind the staircase i see you I SEE U

why is gary creeping on his mom

why is pharell’s hat on that desk

how is his bed not on fire

what could that whiny little squirtle cocksucker want this time

(via klusterfvk)

Mar 22

ALERT: Hoenn Appreciation Post.

sheepiness:

neverlefthoenn:

a-doomed-mind:

THEY HAD A FLOATING CITY.

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THE IMPOSSIBLE ISLAND. SURE, WHY-NOT?image

INTRODUCING THE VERY FIRST FIELD SANDSTORM.

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LETS JUST ADD A SUPER COOL HM ALLOWING US TO MAGICALLY BREATHE UNDER WATER. 

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I’M PRETTY SURE THIS IS THE FIRST IN GAME CUTSCENE.

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INVENTED DOUBLE BATTLING Y’KNOW. CASUAL.

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CREATED POST-GAME BADGES.

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And I mean come on, guys. The Acro bike. Life or life?image

Truly the best region.

GEN THREE WAS THE GOD DAMN BEST AND THIS IS WHY

(Source: dorkysweater, via gnarboy)

thatsintense:

What a time to be alive.

thatsintense:

What a time to be alive.

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Mar 01

ATV has shown what he is truly capable of - Imgur

ATV has shown what he is truly capable of - Imgur