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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.

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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.

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my-angel-castiel:

sexyandthethief:

bearpapi:

You really have to give the architect a 5 star thumbs up for his vision in building this place …

the town’s name is dixon

the longer you look at it the funnier it gets

my-angel-castiel:

sexyandthethief:

bearpapi:

You really have to give the architect a 5 star thumbs up for his vision in building this place …

the town’s name is dixon

the longer you look at it the funnier it gets

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Why can’t I get it right,
Just can’t let it go

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mellow-sleep:

aluox:

blood-mages-anonymous:

x-the-fault-in-our-scars-x:

aluox:

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I don’t understand why but I really hate this shade of blue

God it’s actually making me uncomfortable

No I am uncomfortable. As a color deficient person I almost never see the color blue and that is the bluest blue that has ever blued.

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I believe our internal frustration with this stems from the fact that it is very similar to a certain type of computer message

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do you feel the anger and frustration?

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lockeyseven:

harrybentleycomedy:

neverending-fairytale:

Saw my all time favourite dress. Great opportunity to shoot some close-ups!

LUCIEN!

Can we break into this gallery and steal this beauty?!

I’ll totes let you wear it on the weekdays >_>

Oh my stars it’s the Thierry Mugler Chimera Dress… I want to go see it.

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daemoncrossing:

This hit me really hard for some reason

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seraphphoenix:

STOP WHAT YOURE DOING. THERES A KITTY SWIMMING ON YOUR DASH

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xeiko:

high-ryanlion-flyin:

Just in case you weren’t on the moon last night. This is what earth looked like from the moon’s perspective 

WHOA

xeiko:

high-ryanlion-flyin:

Just in case you weren’t on the moon last night. This is what earth looked like from the moon’s perspective 

WHOA

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macchabee:

UH (•⊙ω⊙•)

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8bitmonkey:

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rrrick:

Batman

rrrick:

Batman

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msnbc:

Republicans love to rail against burdensome tax rates, but their latest plan includes huge giveaways for millionaires while increasing taxes on many in the middle class. Rev. Sharpton explores the GOP-backed Ryan budget’s impact on taxes.
cognitivedissonance:

I see what you did there.

cognitivedissonance:

I see what you did there.

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themelonlordapproves:

anemotionallyunstablecreature:

elevenis-my-doctor:

ezekielismycopilot:


George R.R. Martin is ruthless - every death in the Game of Thrones series is tabbed

im not even in the GOT fandom but how the fuck are any of you still breathing

Our motto is ‘don’t get attached they probably die’



#what the hell #are the books printed in ink or the blood of the characters (via lunar-resonance)

themelonlordapproves:

anemotionallyunstablecreature:

elevenis-my-doctor:

ezekielismycopilot:

George R.R. Martin is ruthless - every death in the Game of Thrones series is tabbed

im not even in the GOT fandom but how the fuck are any of you still breathing

Our motto is ‘don’t get attached they probably die’

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