The false notion that "sex is a spectrum" is foundational to the widespread sex denialism we are currently experiencing in our society. In my recent Quillette (@freethoughtlives) essay I outline the science of biological sex and expose the pseudoscience behind sex spectrum ideology.
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Appearance equal to me. More economical than me. Enjoy and know about astronomy, cosmology, economics, sociology, medicine, philosophy, Confucianism, history, linguistics, psychology, quantum physics, space-time space, biology.
Just a NORMAL person!
Last night, we had the opportunity to meet the Texas A&M AICHE student chapter. We shared with them a little bit about our culture, and got to learn about the texan culture. We also discussed the organization of each of our chapters and the work that has been done. It was an awesome experience, and we hope to have more activities with you @aiche.tamu
Trap Crop Trial Update!
Though we’re not seeing a lot of stink big species on our sunflowers (what we intended to control), they are being annihilated by grasshoppers! But hey, better them than the tomatoes. 🤷♂️ 🍅 🌻
Also the squash bugs are preferring the blue Hubbard squash significantly to the zucchini.
Spotted this Indian Pipe plant today. If you notice, it isn’t green, no chlorophyll. It does not photosynthesize, nor produce its own food as other plants do. Instead, they rely on a complex and interesting parasitic relationship with mycorrhizae in the soil, and nearby trees to gain the nutrients they need. Plants that do this are referred to as ‘mycoheterotrophic’. They require no sunlight, although their host plants do. Australia has a pretty rare and similarly interesting species of orchid with a similar lifestyle carried out exclusively underground - and the Australian underground orchids even bloom underground. #science#biology#symbiosis#mycorrhizae#mycoheterotroph#indianpipeplant#botany#monotropauniflora
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Formation of hybrid orbitals SP2 to participate in double bonding. Example: Ethene.
En el posteo de hoy decidimos elegir un artista del cual muchas de sus composiciones tratan sobre naturaleza y conciencia ambiental… Por lo tanto, aunque no fue fácil la elección de una única canción, la seleccionada fue “So much trouble in the World” (Tantas dificultades en el mundo).
La canción fue escrita por Bob Marley y publicada en 1979 como primer tema del undécimo álbum de estudio de “Bob Marley and The Wailers”, titulado “Survival” (Supervivencia). Éste fue un disco, un tanto particular ya que en Sudáfrica fue parcialmente censurado por el gobierno del apartheid, debido al contenido de letras que trataban sobre la crisis ecológica y social allí planteada.
Sabemos bien que quienes exponen las realidades, no son muchas veces bien vistos y éste fue el caso del artista, quien en 1980 fue invitado a cantar en Zimbabue a motivo de la celebración de su independencia, pero que recibió críticas negativas por el (posteriormente destituido) líder africano Robert Mugabe, justificando que “su música contenía mensajes nocivos para los jóvenes e incitaban a una revolución”.
Particularmente, la letra de este tema, hace un escaneo por los conflictos que se acontecen, no solamente desde un punto de vista referente a la destrucción natural, sino estrechamente ligado a lo social. Así, su título expone las problemáticas mundiales a modo de “bomba de tiempo” y ante las cuales no existe otra solución que no sea luchar e involucrarse, desde el lugar individual de cada uno.
En un mundo donde pareciese que el ser individual es el que predomina, una de las cosas que nos hacen más falta es la unión y cooperación…o, dicho en palabras de Marley: “todo lo que tienes que hacer es dar un poco”.
In today’s dose of mutants were gunna explore the concept of “plant cancers” this is not a correct term plants don’t technically get ‘cancer’. Here in today’s lesson we’re looking at when cell division goes awry and how this is analogous to how tumours and cancers form in animals. All sorts of things can happen to cause strange growths like this stuff very similar to this can happen from phytoplasmas which are in their own way genetically modifying the plant, but that’s a different subject but similar in that a disease is messing with the genetics of the plants to cause irregular cell growth, all sorts of things can cause these changes in DNA to happen ranging from ionizing radiation to mutagens, to pathogens like viruses or bacteria or fungi or even just genetic/epigenitic mutations, in humans diseases such as Human Papilloma Virus cause a change in the DNA which leads to cancers mostly cervical cancer.This can occur just during cell division when a little mistake is made in hormone production or something somewhere in the DNA, or just gene expression occurs and tells the plant to produce a different type of structure than what is supposed to be there in its spot. For example you can see where seed pods are supposed to be developing it’s forming the outer leaflets of the flower in the first picture, or pedals can form, I’ve seen plant stocks form and produce a whole new flower bud, pedals can form, all sorts of weird stuffs. I’m no expert I’m just sharing my two cents with you guys. Thanks for taking the time to read if you would like to make any corrections DM me and don’t forget to send in your submissions guys! The more Mutant Hunters we can get on the Mutant Hunter team the better! #mutations#genetics#geneticengineering#biohackers#dailydoseofmutants#mutanthunters#gmos#transcription#translation#protiensynthesis#dna#rna#deletion#translocation#inversion#insertion#agriculture#biotechnology#frameshiftmutation#pointmutation#silentmutation#biology#DNTPs#nucleotides#codons#aminoacids#peptides#protienfolding#nature#lifeisbeautiful
These days, we smile with our eyes. Meet Martha, our trusty shop assistant—she’s been with us for nearly a year now. How time flies! An artist working with cyanotypes, she’s also studying the MA Art and Science at Central Saint Martins. (Right on brand.)
Today on this hot and luminous day, she models with our Avocado Vase. This plant has been going strong for around 9-10 months now. Look at the roots! The plant is slightly younger than Martha’s time in the shop, you may not have noticed. Perhaps they’re attached to each other spiritually, who knows, let’s keep it a mystery.
People talk about having a ‘spirit animal’—why can’t we have a ‘spirit plant’ too? An avocado tree would be the hipster’s choice for sure.
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I’ve got 1 year old and now I am scared of him. #biology
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"...and like an addict who quickly habituates to a given dose of a drug and has to continually increase the hit, traders too may habituate to certain levels of risk and profit, and be irresistibly compelled to up their position size beyond what would normally be considered prudent."
A Finance Friday with John Coates' book The Hour Between Dog and Wolf. This became my July finance read by accident as I hadn't realized it would dive into the world of trading from the perspective of biology and psychology. I was pleasantly surprised!
Coates takes us on a scientific journey through the biology of stress and reward (while interweaving psychology) on the human body and mixes it into the lives of Wall Street traders. Our bodies were built to deal with stress, short doses that is. And yet, in those moments we can behave irrationally. As the story tells, we can lose our ability to react rationally. Massive losses in the market can lead traders to make bad decisions and when done in combination we see turmoil ripple through the economy.
The flipside, as the quote alludes, is that traders are also dealing with the highs of winning. Dopamine doses (much like we get by seeing likes on a screen) can flood the brain and we then seek more. There too we can see irrationality creep in as they chase bigger wins.
A fascinating book and highly recommended anyone interested in risk/reward and the impacts on the body. Also for anyone interested in the psychology of the market (behavioral investing comes to mind).
With Joe Dispenza's book currently on my desk, it's interesting to read his take on these physical signals our body receives and the impact they have on imprinting on our brain. Coates seems to agree. Although we tend to think our conscious brain is running the ship, 95% is subconscious with the body playing a vital role in signals through hormones and chemicals.
As Coates notes about the brain, "the main role is not to engage in pure thought but to plan and execute physical movement." Perhaps our consciousness is just here for the ride!