i read one of your posts re: evolution (post/80209648659) and i would just like to add that "survival of the fittest" is mostly a myth that mainstream science has added to the theory of evolution (and which i really hope will stop being perpetuated soon, but alas). there are a lot of animal species which have to depend on altruism (and i´m not just talking about smaller ones, but predatory ones as well: like the wolves), or who have to depend on collectivism in order to survive.
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beautifuloutlier:

"Survival of the fittest" has actually never had any currency in the scientific world. Darwin himself pointed out it was a misunderstanding of his theory. We have the politically-motivated pseudoscience of Social Darwinism to thank for the popular conception of evolution as a competition between individuals.

The truth is that individuals rarely compete directly except for mating privileges (and then they generally make sure the contest is non-lethal), because fighting with your fellows is a really shitty survival strategy compared to cooperating or at least reaching an understanding to share resources. Naively I guess you’d think that the most violent and aggressive individuals would produce more offspring, but it’s generally the case that they’re out-competed by the ones that are just minding their own business, eating and making babies and not getting into dangerous conflicts.

coffeeandcockatiels:

xpuffypenguinx:

Rotatable 3D models for artists

Includes torso, head, foot, and various hand poses - select from menu on the right!

Hahaha—reblog comic about having trouble drawing hands, follow up by reblogging 3d rotatable resources for people who have trouble drawing hands.

bellsnif:

shinyumbre0n:

PLEASE DO NOT IGNORE THIS.

This Thursday, Scotland votes for its independence.

The BBC is trying to report that Yes to Independence is losing. They’re using photos to imply our gatherings are tiny and insignificant instead of the many photos like those above. They’re reporting that an anti-independence march by the Orange Order (think the KKK with more British flags) was a peaceful pro-union family march. They have been caught editing clips to discredit our First Minister.

There is a protest outside BBC headquarters right now. They are claiming there are a maximum of 350 protesters.

Watch for yourself. There are far more people outside their offices right now and they are being ignored and misreported.

We need to be seen. The only way we’ve been able to disseminate accurate information has been through social media. The media we rely on to spread unbiased information is lying to us, trying to suppress us.

PLEASE SHARE. PLEASE TALK ABOUT THIS. WE NEED OUR VOICES TO BE HEARD.

fuck the bbc they are scumbags

I JUST NOW REALIZED THAT THE TITLE OF TAMORA PIERCE’S BLOG IS ‘I JUST LIKE THE SPARKLIES’

Me in the narration: EBW is fierce and powerful, she walks into a room and people stand up for her because it just seem right, she gets shit done every day and millions of people think of her as a hero, she's brilliant and elegant and noble and brave
Me in my head (and in half the main cast's interactions with her): EBW, my poor sweet squishy baby nerd

lovelylavenderchild:

You cannot be racist to white people

just like you can’t fire your boss

because you don’t have that power

I don’t get out of bed for less than the resounding destruction of the status quo, darling.

i lied every other time

this is my favorite EBW quote

from “I Heard Their Number”

t hat thing with the tiny little books makes me so happy…it’s been a really hard week but every time i look at that i smile

The Reckless and the Brave
by Mark van Leeuwen