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In Fauci We Trust

tcr! · Nov 1, 2020 at 3:17 pm

In Fauci We Trust

Trust science not morons.

Belgium went on full lockdown until December. The pandemic isn’t a US political issue.

#politics #election2020 #science #coronavirus

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fiatlux423 · Nov 1, 2020 at 3:23 pm

Illinois in the last 24 hours

Illinois COVID cases for October 30 2020

tcr! tcr! · Nov 1, 2020 at 3:38 pm

Yep, very real and very scary went you start drilling down to state and county levels.

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elongdo · Nov 1, 2020 at 3:50 pm

UK is going on lockdown Nov 5-Dec 2

tcr! tcr! · Nov 1, 2020 at 4:03 pm

Good. The whole world should as they’re able to.

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March for Science - not everybody got it right

tcr! · Apr 23, 2017 at 8:06 am

Science on the kitchen shelf

While I was sitting at the stop light yesterday watching my local community march I was happy to see all the folks protesting Trump and his administration’s “diminishing role for fact-based research” as the Los Angeles Times put it.

One of the signs said something to the effect of…

If our elected officials aren’t scientists they should abstain from voting on scientific issues.

At first I was like, “Yeah! Sit down if you don’t know what you’re doing.” But then as I was driving to Peck Farm for their Earth Day Celebration, I started to think that sign was stupid.

Using that protestor’s logic would equate to not voting on healthcare issues if you’re not a doctor or not voting on educational issues if you’re not a teacher.

I’m not a formal scientist. I don’t have scientific degrees. I do kitchen science with Maggie and follow along with the International Space Station on Instagram. I listen to StarTalk Radio and and watch Boston Dynamics robot videos on YouTube.

What I do have, though, is common sense. It doesn’t take a scientist to know that the Clean Air Act was something the world needed, nor does it take a scientist to vote for it.

We elect our representatives to vote on our behalf. If they’re not voting often enough for how we think they should, we need to let them know. Maybe even vote for somebody else next time a round.

And we need to abstain from making ridiculous signs and statements.

Yep, even the liberal hippie nerds get it wrong sometimes. 😉

#earthday #science #politics

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Apr 25, 2017 at 6:32 pm

Yes. “liberal hippie nerds”. I vote.

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tcr! tcr! · Apr 26, 2017 at 7:05 am

Voting is one of the best things we can do.

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For scientific purposes

tcr! · Mar 8, 2017 at 9:08 am

For scientific purposes

Eugene sure loves that Kermit Kremit. Episode reference and spoilers →

#science #thewalkingdead

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Cryonic freezing — on second thought, no

tcr! · Feb 23, 2017 at 6:43 pm

Cryonic freezing chambers

Is Paying $80,000 to Freeze Your Head Worth Seeing What the Future Will Be? - VICE

From outside, the offices of America’s largest cryonic-freezing center are more befitting of Michael Scott from The Office than Philip K. Dick. Tucked away in a bland, blue-gray office park in Scottsdale, Arizona, Alcor Life Extension Foundation rests against a backdrop of a sienna-toned quilt of strip malls, ranch homes, gun clubs, and cacti stitched together with slabs of highway that seem as wide and endless as the sunset vistas. But, if I wanted to confer with frozen bodies and household pets, it turns out, I had to head to the desert.

Cryonics—the science of using sub-freezing temperatures to preserve people in the hope that resurrection may come in the future—is a pseudo Easter for atheists. Upon arriving in Alcor’s office, I counted myself among its skeptics. The nonprofit’s nine employees smiled as they buzzed amid shiny silver walls and framed photographs of the currently frozen, a sort of doctor’s office meets Deep Space Nine. Alcor has 149 bodies and heads stored at 300 degrees below zero, including a Chinese science-fiction author, a little girl from Thailand, and baseball icon Ted Williams, among others. (But not, representatives said, Walt Disney, contrary to popular belief.) And the foundation is looking to expand; more than 1,100 people, or “cryonauts,” have committed to doing the same deep freeze. About a quarter of them, Alcor says, work in technology, and most committed to the postmortem freeze in their 40s rather than their silver years, seeing the body as a hackable machine just in need of a future reboot.

I like the idea of cryonic freezing. I mean I’ll never be an astronaut so a cryonaut (as they’re called) sounds close enough.

However… I worry that some snooty hipster in the future will download my memories and then what?

It’s not like I’d be brought back to life, walking around, checking shit out in the future.

The science seems more to be just that my memories would be reviewable by some twit standing in judgement of all the times I threw french fries at my cat.

#science #cryonics

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Feb 24, 2017 at 12:38 am

Deckard: You’re reading a magazine. You come across a full-page nude photo of a girl.
Rachael: Is this testing whether I’m a replicant or a lesbian, Mr. Deckard?

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Photo of Sun at 15 Minute Intervals

tcr! · Feb 23, 2017 at 12:50 pm

Photo of Sun at 15 Minute Intervals

Vintage Science Photo pool | Flickr

Thanks for stopping by and checking this Flickr group out — keep in mind that this is for vintage science books and illustrations. NO SCI-FI. Also, be sure to check out Mid-Century Science, if you have stuff that’s from the 40’s to the 60’s. Fun!

I just found my new favorite thing.

#science

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My favorite cuisine is definitely sciences

tcr! · Feb 5, 2017 at 6:54 pm

Sciences en cuisine

#photos #science

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Cats could make you into bondage

tcr! · Nov 30, 2016 at 12:25 pm

Owning a cat could make you get into bondage, according to new research

Owning a cat could make you get into bondage, according to new research

You may have thought that the worst a pet cat can do is leave you scratched and covered in fur, but according to new research, your cat could be having a much more serious effect on you without you realising.

Owning a cat could be having an impact on your sexual behavioural patterns, and specifically, could make you more likely to be aroused by sadomachism, a new study published in the Journal of Evolutionary Psychology revealed.

🤔 #inothernews #cats #science

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Jul 27th, 2016 at 9:57:08 pm

tcr! · Jul 27, 2016 at 9:57 pm

I watched this while eating my pizza. It’s close to twenty minutes but will be the best thing you see all day.

#videos #science

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Jul 18th, 2016 at 10:05:20 pm

tcr! · Jul 18, 2016 at 10:05 pm

DIlution of Concentrated Acids and Bases

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#photos #science

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Jul 16th, 2016 at 12:53:01 pm

tcr! · Jul 16, 2016 at 12:53 pm

Fermilab registration closed

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#science #fermilab

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