It Started at the End

"I can only note that the past is beautiful because one never realizes an emotion at the time. It expands later, and thus we don't have complete emotions about the present, only about the past. "
— Virginia Woolf
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damn dude thats brutal

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And here we must ask the toughest of questions:

Which one would you disappoint if you absolutely had to disappoint one of them?

I’m pretty sure they’d both be disappointed at more or less the same things, so I don’t think you get to choose: it’s double or nothing.

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GUYS I CAN’T STOP LAUGHING

Oh wow when did I get old enough that my adolescence is looked on FONDLY by younger folks?!

I should have just kept all my clothes from Highschool, I could have made a KILLING. 

NOTE TO YOUNG PEOPLE. KEEP ALL YOUR SHIT FROM HIGHSCHOOL. WHEN YOU ARE IN YOUR 30S THAT SHIT WILL COME BACK IN STYLE. THIS IS AN INVESTMENT IN YOUR FUTURE 

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This list doesn’t include all the memoirs, all the fiction short story collections. They’re mostly books I’ve read— some of them, like “Like Bread on a Seder Plate” and “Queer Jews” I grew up with, others, like “Torah Queeries” and “Keep Your Wives Away From Them” I read on my own time. They range from Orthodox to Reconstructionist to Reform, and encompass a variety of ways of tangling with Jewish tradition.

If you are curious about LGBTQ people in the Jewish tradition, I urge you read at least one if not more of these.

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Lambert, the Sheepish Lion (1952)

Growing up believing himself to be a docile sheep, Lambert finds his inner lion when his Mama is threatened by a ravenous wolf.

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You know what the worst thing about being in a fandom is? Everybody else is just so amazingly talented and contribute all this gorgeous art, beautiful cosplays and awesome fics etc etc

And I’m here just 

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I can get behind this. 

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LOOK WHAT I FOUND

I can’t help but imagine…Hermann owning a bakery and being really intense about making the best pastries in town and using scientific methods to make incredible desserts, and then one day Newt shows up and eats one and is like, “eh, it’s good, but kinda soulless. No feeling to it.” Hermann is deeply offended and becomes determined to make a pastry that this annoying stranger will deem successful (just because he doesn’t like to fail, its not like he likes it when that rude man comes around) and Newt starts hanging around all the time to taste Hermann’s latest experiments and they slowly fall in love and Hermann realizes that he had become so obsessed with making good pastries that he forgot to enjoy doing it, but being around Newt reminds him. at last he is able to make a pastry that is both scientifically precise and full of love, and he gives it to Newt with this big blush on his face, and Newt takes one bite and starts blushing too because he can taste the love, and then they kiss uwu

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The most dangerous phrase in the language is, “we’ve always done it this way.”

"Come on, let’s mix it up!" The heart surgeon says.

"B-but we’ve always done it this way!" The other replies, "this is how you replace a heart valve."

"That’s the most dangerous phrase in the human language!" The first surgeon replies haughtily as he inputs a fruit loop into the patient’s heart. "This will be his valve. He will be a fruit loop in a world of Cheerios."

(taken from this post on the experiments of Harry Harlow)

This is serious business, because this is a large part of how sexism, racism, homophobia, rape culture, ethnocentrism, etc. continue to happen.

I’d also like to point out that we DO NOT do surgery the same way we did even 100 years ago. One of the cool things I learned while working with a pathologist is that you can now remove a (non-ruptured) appendix and gall bladder through a person’s navel. No huge ass scar, no lengthy recovery. Out through the navel it goes.

Most of the time, unless the damage is extensive, surgeons make incredibly tiny holes in an effort to minimize damage and maximize healing. Hell, I’ve seen articles about being able to do surgery BY REMOTE CONTROL thanks to advanced computer systems. There was one surgeon who practiced surgery on a 3D printed heart because the child whose life they were going to save had such a rare defect that few had ever done the surgery before.

Don’t drag the medical profession into your assertion that we can’t examine what we do and ask if there’s a better way. They do it all the time.

yes to all this.

i get quarterly physicals because of a genetic condition what needs constant eyeballing just in case. every time i arrive at the clinic there’s new study results on some bulletin board or something. sometimes it’s about new medication. sometimes it’s about a new way to use medications that’re tried and true because maybe we can get more out of them. sometimes it’s about a procedure, and “is there a better way we can go about doing the thing?” is a CONSTANT QUESTION as IT said above.

so is “well, we have been doing the thing THIS way for ages but that’s based on old-ass data and does not work well for everyone; we should therefore do the thing THIS way for some people, THAT way for others, and DO THIS OTHER THING for yet more people, in order to make things work the best possible way.”

and yeah i’m describing things a little dorkily but that’s the basic gist of HOW IT HONESTLY WORKS. doctors worth their salt are constantly re-examining and learning and listening and CHANGING STUFF UP because they know that tried-and-true is not always best-thing-ever.

so yeah the whinebabby with the cackhanded change-is-bad-waaaaahhhh argument can shut the entire fuck up until they educate themselves…because my happy ass would not even be here if doctors did not change things up, learn, examine, and adjust their treatments and techniques as new data became available.

i am walking talking proof that crap-for-brains is wrong.

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#can you imagine if we left these 4 guys alone in the top floor of stark tower for like a month #or even just a week #SHIT WOULD GET DONE #we’d probably have interstellar travel in 3 days

i’m not a science expert. i’m not even a science novice. but that’s so interesting that these four would come up with interstellar travel when none of the 4 above are qualified as far as we know? reed richards in the mcu is just listed as a physicist, peter parker could only be linked with engineering + genetics, tony’s engineering, bruce banner is physicist in the 616 but i believe just radiology in the mcu.

know who IS an astrophysicist though?

know who has actually manipulated travel between realms? 

jane foster!

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STOP. ERASING. THE WOMEN.

She didn’t do shit it was already there.

OH MY GOSH THAT’S LIKE SAYING “ISAAC NEWTON DIDN’T DO SHIT GRAVITY WAS ALREADY THERE” “Albert Einstein didn’t do shit time was already relative” “Stephen Hawking didn’t do shit the universe was already there”

  • Those sticks that Thor used to finally defeat Malekith were definitely already there they were products of the earth and Jane and Selvig had nothing to do with their invention.
  • The ether was already THERE on earth I mean not like Jane was the one who found it using devices that she invented or anything and algorithms she made and physics she discovered.
  • The “soul forge” was already there it wasn’t like Jane figured out it was a quantum computer thing whatever she called it I mean it’s not like there could ever be any possible use for figuring out “magic” and making it into “science” THAT has no practical application.
  • The planets were already lining up I mean it’s not like it’s useful for her to have figured out the math and physics behind it and create a predictive engine so her and Selvig could figure out where and when the event would take place and track down the villain to that location.

If the “it’s already there” argument is valid than literally every astrophysicist, quantum physicist, mathematician, biologist, zoologist, &c &c &c are a bunch of loser idiots who definitely never accomplished anything because PFTTTT what good were THEY it was already THERE

THANK YOU

It’s very alienating, particularly for me as a female science student, to be constantly seeing smart-to-genius men glamorized for their intelligence but not brilliant women.

While we’re on the subject of awesome female scientists in the MCU:
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Scientific badassery of Agent Simmons (that we know of):
-Contributed to stabilizing a strain of Extremis.
-Diagnosed and cured a deadly alien disease within only a few hours 
-Graduated 3 years early from SHIELD academy and has at least 2 PHDs.

You know what would happen if you put Peter Parker, Reed Richards, Bruce Banner, and Tony Stark in a room together for a day?

WHINING. COMPLAINING. AND SHIT BEING ON FIRE.

Because dude, God help us all but have you seen male scientists and engineers attempt to work together because 99% of the time, unless you have someone who is actually trained in getting people to focus and work together, they end up sitting in their own corners blowing shit up and throwing tantrums and chucking bits of shit at each other.

My male counterparts are smart, competent people, but fuck all if they all don’t have egos as delicate as eggshells and enough team working skills to fill a teaspoon. Especially if they are people who have been told from day one that they’re smart and exceptional and geniuses (even if they haven’t)

Give me Jane Foster, Pepper Potts, Agent Simmons, Gwen Stacy, and Darcy Lewis any day. (Pepper Potts is SO important here, because you need project management. Don’t even joke with me, having someone who can keep scientists and engineers focused is invaluable)

ALSO REED RICHARDS IS A FUCKING COCK

also why does that sexist commenter up there think that BEING AN ASTROPHYSICIST is not qualification enough to do astrophysics because even if she did zero things in every movie jane is still an astrophysicist. does astrophysicists. the physics of astronomy, etc, eg the topic at hand. that’s her jam.

(also she did things)

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