f0rthel0veofanimals asked: What do you have against Dawkins? I'm just curious. I think he's a great atheist spokesperson.
He’s a massively misogynistic, ableist, and racist toolbag.
And the way that many atheists worship him and refuse to acknowledge or critique his problematic statements is PERFECTLY ironic considering they are so against the idea of worshipping anyone/anything, especially those who’ve done bad things. Does that make sense?
Like they’ll rail against Muslims because child-marriage is written about in the Qur-‘an, but Dawkins says something about how not all pedophilia is that big of a deal and they rush to his defense, not seeing that they’re doing the same FAITHFUL, IDOL-WORSHIPPING SHIT they are convinced is the source of all evil and ignorance. They put him on a pedestal and refuse to allow criticism of him, JUST LIKE RELIGIONS DO. It’s hilariously ironic.
I was a Dawkins fan when I first realized I was an atheist, but then I realized he’s an obnoxious, privileged, egomaniacal, sexist dickwad and I don’t need “atheist idols” any more than I need “doesn’t-believe-in-bigfoot idols”.
These vegetated surfaces don’t just look pretty. They have other benefits as well, including cooling city blocks, reducing loud noises, and improving a building’s energy efficiency. What’s more, a recent modeling study shows that green walls can potentially reduce large amounts of air pollution in what’s called a “street canyon,” or the corridor between tall buildings.
For the study, Thomas Pugh, a biogeochemist at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany, and his colleagues created a computer model of a green wall with generic vegetation in a Western European city. Then they recorded chemical reactions based on a variety of factors, such as wind speed and building placement.
The simulation revealed a clear pattern: A green wall in a street canyon trapped or absorbed large amounts of nitrogen dioxide and particulate matter—both pollutants harmful to people, said Pugh. Compared with reducing emissions from cars, little attention has been focused on how to trap or take up more of the pollutants, added Pugh, whose study was published last year in the journal Environmental Science & Technology.
That’s why the green-wall study is “putting forward an alternative solution that might allow [governments] to improve air quality in these problem hot spots,” he said.Compared with reducing emissions from cars, little attention has been focused on how to trap or take up more of the pollutants, added Pugh, whose study was published last year in the journal Environmental Science & Technology.
That’s why the green-wall study is “putting forward an alternative solution that might allow [governments] to improve air quality in these problem hot spots,” he said.
Must Watch: Emma Watson delivers the most power speech to United Nations about feminism
If men don’t have to be aggressive, women won’t be compelled to be submissive. If men don’t need to control, women won’t have to be controlled. Both men and women should feel free to be strong. It is time that we all see gender as a spectrum instead of two sets of opposing ideals. We should stop defining each other by what we are not and start defining ourselves by who we are.
*drops mic* *kicks door down* *does perfect emma watson things*
"You might be thinking, ‘Who is this Harry Potter girl and what is she doing speaking at the UN?’"
Answer: She’s kicking ass and taking names.
Sound like anyone you’ve read?
Happy Harry Potter Month!
so are we gonna discuss how fucked up it is that women have to wear makeup to be taken seriously at work and job interviews but if a woman has a genuine interest in and enjoyment of cosmetics she is written off as shallow, vain, and stupid, and consequently not taken seriously
Can’t wait to see all the sexist MRAs who’ve been lusting after her for 10 years all collectively shit their pampers.
Leslie Shows is a local Bay Area artist whose paintings have titles like ” The Arrangement of Salts and Metals by Properties,” where she succeeds in melding elemental natural tones with moody pychedelic lightning and rainbow crystals. The vibrant colors and the explosive use of paint in Leslie Shows work, balanced with the subtle greys and stone. Her paintings reunite the rift between science and art by utilizing color and form to explain what is happening in our real world sometimes on such a grand scale that we are usually unable to notice. The first image is detail of her painting called “The Nitrogen Cycle.” She magically displays working concepts on thge working of our physical world by combining elements to create something as basic as the air we breathe. Everything is located on a grand Geologic Time Scale which surpasses our normal experience of the world by millions of years and can destroy our reality with one shift.
- (via hawaiiflo)
Concept art for Disney’s Sleeping Beauty by Eyvind Earle