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“Evolution is misunderstood by millions. And, it has to be said, a lot of the time, this problem isn’t helped by the way things are reported on the TV or in the news.
These are the 5 most common terms that, when I hear them used, I die a little. Though their effect is subtle, all of these terms perpetrate common myths about the way evolution works. The sooner they become extinct, the better!
1. Survival of the Fittest
Now, this term is something that often gets used synonymously with natural selection. In fact, it wasn’t actually coined by Darwin himself; it was first used by Herbert Spencer, though Darwin later came to use it extensively.
The problem with the phrase “survival of the fittest”, in my view, is that it rather misrepresents the way that selection really works. This is because it isn’t really the survival of the fittest organism that drives evolution. It’s the death of the least fit organism.
I can see how “survival of the fittest” appealed to victorian sensibilities! Instead of implying a brutal, red-in-tooth-and-claw vision of nature, it implies a striving towards self improvement. Which is, it has to be said, appealing. Unfortunately, it’s neither borne out by theory nor facts.
2. Living fossil
This is another very appealing term. Below was the best example I could find after a quick rifle through the drawers here in Leicester. It is a maple leaf next to a modernish mapleish leaf (sycamore). For some much better examples, check out the Living Fossils website” (read more).
(Source: Science 2.0)
My wedding bouquet—I might just have to make it myself at this point—will have a skull on it. Probably one of my many raccoon skulls. And, if people don’t want to touch a raccoon skull, they don’t have to stand in line to catch the bouquet. That’s a DUMB tradition, anyway.
I heard it’s a trend for brides to make two wedding bouquets now? So the bride can keep one and throw the other into the crowd? Maybe I will make two. They will both have skulls on them, though. One lucky lady will leave the wedding with a special prize!
The Irritating Gentleman - Berthold Woltze
I know that feel, Painting Lady.
My bus ride to and from work every day.
They never published the second picture, which was the one where she backhanded him in the fucking face for getting all up in her shit.
Oh great, good to know this has been a problem for HUNDREDS OF YEARS CAN WE PLEASE STOP DOING THIS ALREADY JUST FUCK OFF AND LEAVE ME ALONE
Everyone is overlooking something very significant in this picture, that I saw in two seconds, that adds a layer of super slime to his whole awful attitude. “The Irritating Gentleman” is a politeness.
She’s wearing all black in 1874. Black gloves, hat, cloak, and dress. In public. The whole nine yards. That’s not a fashion choice or a gothic thing. Back then when people wore all black like that, they were in mourning for someone who died. No one did mourning like the Victorians, that shit was an art form to them.
Someone in her family has died—she could even be a young widow. No one’s accompanying her either. With the carpet bag? She’s traveling alone while still in deep mourning. Look at the closeup. She’s got tears in her eyes. She is upset, devastated in a way that one is only when someone has died. And the guy’s still bothering her, like her problems are flippant bullshit and she needs to just smile or pay attention to him because ladies are supposed to be pleasing for men no matter what shit they’re going through. That’s not a look of “what an ass.” That’s a look of devastation that even in her pain, she’s expected to give people like him focus. She’s not mad. She’s hurt. And to add insult to injury? Everyone would be able to tell. It was a clear sign and still is in ways that someone is mourning, to dress in black crepe like that. He would know why she’s wearing all black, and he’s still demanding her attention.
What an insufferable dick.
The all black get-up signalled something deeply awful was going on.
Americans Caught Smuggling Antiquities out of Macedonia
Smuggling priceless antiquities seems to be turning into a sport for American ‘tourists’ and ‘NGO workers’ visiting Macedonia.
Just last month a US citizen was caught on the Macedonian Serbian border attempting to leave the country with a bag full of priceless figures, coins and other antiquities.
A week later, another American, Mrs. Candi Dunlop was detained attempting to leave Macedonia at Skopje’s international airport after customs authorities discovered numerous priceless coins dating back to 1,200 BC.
On the black market, such coins may easily fetch millions. Read more
oh yeah, I’m going there…
IT IS NOT.
Oh national geographic….I am so disappointed in you…