Are we in the midst of a sixth mass extinction?
Source - NYT graphics editor Bill Marsh
Welcome to the Anthropocene, folks.
now there’s actual solid evidence that dicovery’s shark week is as garbage as I always thought it was
FUCK THIS SHIT.
I LOVE SHARKS, AND MARINE BIOLOGY, AND THIS EXCUSE OF A STRING OF DOCUMENTARIES THESE ASSHOLES ARE PUTTING OUT ARE FUCKING. SHIT.
THEY /FAKED PEOPLES DEATH/ TO TRY AND PROVE AND ANCIENT SHARK WAS ALIVE.
DO YOU KNOW HOW PUMPED I WAS TO POSSIBLY BE ALIVE ALONG SIDE MEGALODON? THAT WOULD BE EVERY MARINE BIOLOGISTS DREAM, BUT NO. THEY HAD TO GET PEOPLES HOPES UP AND CRUSH THEM FOR NO FUCKING REASON BECAUSE IT GOT THEM VIEWS.
FUCK DISCOVERY CHANNEL. FUCK SHARK WEEK. AND FUCK ALL THE ASSHOLES WHO MADE THIS BULLSHIT.
“In 2002, having spent more than three years in one residence for the first time in my life, I got called for jury duty. I show up on time, ready to serve. When we get to the voir dire, the lawyer says to me, “I see you’re an astrophysicist. What’s that?” I answer, “Astrophysics is the laws of physics, applied to the universe—the Big Bang, black holes, that sort of thing.” Then he asks, “What do you teach at Princeton?” and I say, “I teach a class on the evaluation of evidence and the relative unreliability of eyewitness testimony.” Five minutes later, I’m on the street.
A few years later, jury duty again. The judge states that the defendant is charged with possession of 1,700 milligrams of cocaine. It was found on his body, he was arrested, and he is now on trial. This time, after the Q&A is over, the judge asks us whether there are any questions we’d like to ask the court, and I say, “Yes, Your Honor. Why did you say he was in possession of 1,700 milligrams of cocaine? That equals 1.7 grams. The ‘thousand’ cancels with the ‘milli-’ and you get 1.7 grams, which is less than the weight of a dime.” Again I’m out on the street.”
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