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The fabulous ladies of Once Upon a Time, and their Disney counterparts.
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The fabulous ladies of Once Upon a Time, and their Disney counterparts.

:-))

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"There aren’t a lot of opportunities for women in this land to show what they can do. To see the world, to be heroes. So when you arrived, that was my chance. I always wanted to be brave. I figured, do the brave thing, and bravery would follow.”
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New Season Four Poster

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EVERY TIME SOMEONE BRINGS UP THE LIBRARY OF ALEXANDRIA I GET SO ANGRY.

but why

Because it got burned. All of that knowledge, lost forever.



The library was destroyed over 1000’s of years ago. The library consisted of thousands of scrolls and books about mathematics, engineering, physiology, geography, blueprints, medicine, plays, & important scriptures. Thinkers from all over the Mediterranean used to come to Alexandria to study.Most of the major work of civilization up until that point was lost. If the library still survived till this day, society may have been more advanced and we would sure know more about the ancient world.

***INSANELY PAINFUL SHRIEKING***

Why has this factbit devolved into the typical wanking about Alexandria (which, while undeniably tragic, was not the greatest loss of human knowledge in history by a long shot; I’m not even sure it’s in the top 5) without a single mention of the hilarious fact that they were straight-up stealing any book they found. Want the best library in the ancient world? Steal every book.
Also, we would not already be exploring the galaxy if Alexandria hadn’t burned. Literacy rates in the West and Middle East would have remained unchanged until the invention of the printing press, by which time all of this knowledge had been rediscovered anyway. A tiny handful of the rare educated elite who had access to stupifyingly rare and expensive books would not have sped us up any appreciable amount if they had also had access to the library at Alexandria. Science would have remained at a bottleneck until widespread literacy led to a massive infusion of inquiring minds. Once that did happen, science blossomed overnight. No ancient scrolls or lost lore necessary.
Anyway, China already knew all this stuff even at the time, and they didn’t lose a thing.

Thank you, this had been bothering the shit out of me all day but I couldn’t be arsed going and doing the research to make it stop.

Hang on, I’ve made a few notations on that timeline that might prove illuminating:

Also is no one going to mention how completely eurocentric this thing is I mean damn the middle east had tons of science going on during that “Christian dark ages” period and Alexandria was IN THE MIDDLE EAST (again to say nothing of China) so what is this even supposed to illustrate
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Personally I’d like to know about the y axis on this grid,What are the units?Did we lose 100 Science in the fall of Rome? Or 1000?I’m just glad we now have like, 3000 science thanks to the red block.


#uuuuuuuugh#also let’s be real the collective rending of garments over the library of Alexandria has a lot to do with the fact that#~Ancient Greek Knowledge~ was lost#and our unabashed (and stupidly overinflated) cultural boner for the classical world#you never hear anyone trying to advertise their cultural literacy by beating their breast over the Great Library of Baghdad#jfc tumblr (wizzard890)

Word to all the commentary in the latter half of this post.

And if I may interject, that graph is completely fucking wrong in its stance that no scientific advances were happening in Europe during the “Christian dark ages.” Tons of important scientific advances happened in Europe before the advent of the Renaissance! Here’s a few I can think of:

the heavy plough (good for heavier soil in northern Europe)
three-field system (let farmers plant more crops, kept soil healthy, increased food production)
horseshoes (let horses travel over rougher terrain)
cranes (easier to lift heavy things!)
mills (watermills and windmills I’m pretty sure)
the hourglass (portable timekeeping!)
blast furnaces (which China already knew about but hey, also very useful for iron production)
compasses and the stern-mounted rudder (hugely important for sailing)
soap
universities
paper
longbows
cannons
quarantine procedures
a whole lot more contact and trade with the Islamic world, which counts as a scientific innovation to me because of all the stuff Europeans learned and brought back
look there was basically a renaissance in Europe in the 12th century where a whole bunch of cool stuff happened in science, in political organization, in the arts, in architecture, except nobody talks much about it and I find that sad
So yeah if you’re going to be Eurocentric at least be accurately Eurocentric, dang.

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EVERY TIME SOMEONE BRINGS UP THE LIBRARY OF ALEXANDRIA I GET SO ANGRY.

but why

Because it got burned. All of that knowledge, lost forever.

The library was destroyed over 1000’s of years ago. The library consisted of thousands of scrolls and books about mathematics, engineering, physiology, geography, blueprints, medicine, plays, & important scriptures. Thinkers from all over the Mediterranean used to come to Alexandria to study.Most of the major work of civilization up until that point was lost. If the library still survived till this day, society may have been more advanced and we would sure know more about the ancient world.

***INSANELY PAINFUL SHRIEKING***

Why has this factbit devolved into the typical wanking about Alexandria (which, while undeniably tragic, was not the greatest loss of human knowledge in history by a long shot; I’m not even sure it’s in the top 5) without a single mention of the hilarious fact that they were straight-up stealing any book they found. Want the best library in the ancient world? Steal every book.

Also, we would not already be exploring the galaxy if Alexandria hadn’t burned. Literacy rates in the West and Middle East would have remained unchanged until the invention of the printing press, by which time all of this knowledge had been rediscovered anyway. A tiny handful of the rare educated elite who had access to stupifyingly rare and expensive books would not have sped us up any appreciable amount if they had also had access to the library at Alexandria. Science would have remained at a bottleneck until widespread literacy led to a massive infusion of inquiring minds. Once that did happen, science blossomed overnight. No ancient scrolls or lost lore necessary.

Anyway, China already knew all this stuff even at the time, and they didn’t lose a thing.

Thank you, this had been bothering the shit out of me all day but I couldn’t be arsed going and doing the research to make it stop.

Hang on, I’ve made a few notations on that timeline that might prove illuminating:

Also is no one going to mention how completely eurocentric this thing is I mean damn the middle east had tons of science going on during that “Christian dark ages” period and Alexandria was IN THE MIDDLE EAST (again to say nothing of China) so what is this even supposed to illustrate

augh

Personally I’d like to know about the y axis on this grid,

What are the units?

Did we lose 100 Science in the fall of Rome? Or 1000?
I’m just glad we now have like, 3000 science thanks to the red block.

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Whoa, scientists have finally uncovered the identity of Jack the Ripper 

I don’t normally reblog things, but this is simply too interesting to not make a note of! Read more at the Independent or the Mirror

This is so misleading that it is frankly a lie.

First of all, “Scientists” haven’t solved anything except determined the results of a DNA test—matching a still-living descendent of the sister of a mental patient with a 126-year-old semen stain on the shawl of a single woman thought to be killed by the Ripper.

  • The idea that they could have a “100% match” is highly tenuous at best; siblingship is a tricky thing to discover through DNA to begin with, and vastly more so when you take into account that they’re testing the descendent of a sibling. There’s a reason that whenever possible, geneticists prefer to test a parent as well as a sibling, given how many DNA loci are recombined to form a sibling’s DNA. They also “matched” the shawl’s owner’s bloodstain to her “three-times great-granddaughter,” proving again a “100% match.” 
  • The DNA evidence has not been independently verified by any authorities.
  • The shawl itself, the one and only piece of physical evidence, has not been independently verified. It “is thought” to have been part of the case.
  • The lead detective on the case is not a detective. He is a self-proclaimed “armchair detective” and history nut. 
  • He is selling a book about this. It doesn’t take an “armchair detective” to realize that a book about looking for Jack the Ripper’s identity is not going to turn a profit without showing “conclusive proof” that they’ve found the killer. 
  • His only other proof is the fact that Kosminski was recorded as a suspect in the 1800s by the police, who were notedly anti-Semetic (Kosminski was a Polish Jew). 
  • This “study,” if it can even be called that when the information was clearly biased, was reported in the Daily Mail and the Mirror, not exactly shining bastions of journalism. Look for it to be discredited very soon. I’m betting Cracked’s “B.S. News Stories that Fooled Your Facebook Friends” gets there within a week.
  • The apparently brilliant scientist that has pioneered this new DNA matching technology, Dr. Jari Louhelainen, is hardly a standout in his field. He is not decorated, has received no awards or fellowships that I’ve been able to find, and is a professor at a college that has turned out only one notable alumnus in the scientific field, ever (and she is an astrophysicist). 
  • Even if the shawl and its two spots of purported DNA were not obviously of over-inflated importance (and if they could be verified), that is far from saying the mystery of Jack the Ripper is solved. All that would be in today’s courtroom is a single piece of circumstantial evidence for ONE of five serial murders.

IN SUMMATION.

  1. The newspaper that reported this is a tabloid.
  2. The “detective” is an amateur with a book to sell.
  3. The “scientist” is a lecturer at a new university in England that focuses on sports.
  4. The “evidence” is over-hyped and far from conclusive.
  5. The “evidence” only points to Kosminski for ONE murder out of five.

This is not research. This is sensationalism. The mystery of Jack the Ripper is far from solved.

No shawl was recorded at the scene of the crime, no witnesses mentioned her as wearing it in the hours before her body was found (and one group encountered her within ten minutes of her death), and most importantly: Kosminski wasn’t identified as a suspect until 6 years after the murders, and HE WAS NON-VIOLENT. While he was neurodivergent (experiencing auditory hallucinations, among other things), he was specifically described as having no violent tendencies. ‘man blames immigrant for something they played no part in’ is hardly newsworthy, nor is ‘whitechapel man visited sex worker in 1888’.

Reblogged for truth. People don’t know better. Great explanation. This smacks of anti-Semitism, and sensationalism. Aside from all this, there’s no proof that Kosminski, who was indeed Polish, could even speak English. His family spoke to him in Polish, and no one verified his ability in other languages. He needed English to speak to the victims.

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If you can show me a man that looks better than Richard Armitage in military uniform I will give you my first born

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I acknowledge your Ackles and raise you Rogers

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BAM GERARD WAY

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These are all so beautiful and functional. 

ah yes, i see the bedroom fandom is growing.  

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talking about Clue: The Movie

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it

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is

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the 

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best 

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FUCKING

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movie

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made 

watching this classic again 

Most underrated movie ever

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what old joke are we going to bring back next

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MY FAVORITE

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you can keep the towel up by thinking of breasts

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and somehow we always end up here dont we

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