Top 5 misconceptions about evolution: A guide to demystify the foundation of modern biology.
Here is an infographic to help inform citizens. From my experience most people who misunderstand evolution are actually misinformed about what science is and how it operates. That said, here are five of the biggest barriers faced when one explains evolution - I have faced these and they are documented in the literature.
I hope you can build on my work and improve the communication between the scientists and the public.
Want to do more? If you want to donate to the cause of science education I suggest the National Center for Science Education http://ncse.com, your local university, or an equivalent organization. Volunteering at schools and inviting scientists into classrooms are two ways to encourage an informed society. Attend hearings if school boards start questioning evolution’s role in public curriculum. Raise a storm if anyone tries to ban science. Plus, it never hurts to reblog a well made evolution post.
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a series of Argentine comics first published in 1992, drawn by Carlos Meglia and written by Carlos Trillo for the Italian comics magazine Skorpio (Eura Editoriale). The series first appeared in Spanish in November 1993.
Why was it forgotten?: TOO DIFFERENT TO BE MARKETABLE.
We kick off our very first ‘Good Forgotten Cartoon’ with something you’ve probably never heard of in your life.
Hell, I never even heard of it until I saw a thread on 4chan’s /co/ board where I had to wait for close to 2 hours before somebody dropped the name.
Let me just say, from the bottom of my heart; THIS SERIES IS FREAKING AWESOME!
Let me give you the basic gist of the plot: a Nazi scientist flees Germany after the end of World War 2 to continue his work in genetic engineering, and construct a series of cyborgs called Cybers. One of the cyborgs, named Cybersix escapes and flees to America where she adopts the secret identity of a male high school teacher.
By day she’s a teacher, but by night a hero who indirectly saves her city from the minions of her creator who come to seek her out. She destroys them in order to feed on their life energy called “Sustenence” so she can continue living.
So let me run this by you again; we have a transgender cyborg anti-hero fighting nazi robots in the 1990s. Is that not the most amazing idea you’ve ever heard?!
Not only is the concept cool but the actual content manages to measure up. Sure, the cartoon has to take a few liberties; like toning down some of the violence to make it suitable for television. Of course, it also ran into the misfortune of being a dark cartoon based on a rather unknown intellectual property so no one really knew what to make of it.
All and all, the cartoon definitely has it’s legacy, and though being the first of the good forgotten cartoons, it definitely gets the Cartoon Badlands Highest Recommendation
- in 2000, the creators of Cybersix filed a lawsuit against James Cameron and Fox Broadcasting Company, claiming that Cameron’s 2000 television series Dark Angel plagiarized Cybersix
- The method by which Cybersix obtains sustenance is different among the series’ incarnations. In the comic book, Cybersix sucks sustenance directly from the neck of those she hunts as if she were a vampire. in the animated series, Von Reichter’s creations carry glowing vials of Sustenance with them, which Cybersix would open and drink.
- the series received positive critical reception from the Pulcinella Awards
- Cybersix first aired in Canada on Teletoon then appeared in other countries like the U.S.A. on Fox Kids, and Kids Station in Japan.
- The title sequence and closing creditsfeatured lyrics written by Robert Olivier, which were sung by jazz vocalist Coral Egan.
- Cybersix is voiced by veteran voice actress, Cathy Weseluck
Such an amazing cartoon. Probably one of the best science-fiction animations I’ve ever seen in my life.
Until all you’ve had is a few bad quality episodes and streams spread across youtube and the rest of the web but fear not Badlanders!
Discotek Media is releasing a dvd box set this year! Please, pick it up when you can, you will not regret it!
And if you’re able to find the Cybersix comics, whether they be physical or digital, read them. Just read them.
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these are exactly the lipsticks that white suburban moms and conservative talk radio hosts were worried about
PUT IT ON THE LIST: A MIX FOR STEVE ROGERS (1960-1969)
by sam wilson (and sometimes natasha)
listen | download (contains two additional tracks)
eras: 1950s | 1960s | 1970s | 1980s | 1990s | 2000-2010 | 2010 - current
♪ at last | etta james
♪ runaway | del shannon
♪ stand by me | ben e king
♪ green onions | booker t and the mg’s
♪ come see about me | the supremes
♪ shake sugaree | elizabeth cotton
♪ a change is gonna come | sam cooke
♪ i’m waiting for the man | the velvet underground
♪ eleanor rigby | the beatles
♪ do you love me | the contours
♪ i hear a symphony | the supremes
♪ in my life | the beatles
♪ feeling good | nina simone
♪ papa’s got a brand new bag | james brown
♪ get ready | the temptations
♪ i heard it through the grapevine | marvin gaye
♪ hey jude | the beatles
♪ hold on i’m comin’ | sam and dave
♪ louie louie | the kingsmen
♪ love man | otis redding
♪ my girl | the temptations
♪ people get ready | the impressions
♪ ramble on | led zeppelin
♪ gimme shelter | the rolling stones
♪ respect | aretha franklin
♪ save the last dance for me | the drifters
♪ sittin’ on the dock of the bay | otis redding
♪ someday we’ll be together | the supremes
♪ space oddity | david bowie
♪ the monster mash | bobby pickett the
♪ thrill is gone | bb king
♪ then he kissed me | the crystals
♪ these boots are made for walkin’ | nancy sinatra
♪ tighten up | archie bell and the drells
♪ be my baby | the ronettes
♪ unchained melody | the righteous brothers
♪ waterloo sunset | the kinks
♪ river deep, mountain high | tina turner
♪ what is and should never be | led zeppelin
♪ will you still love me tomorrow | the shirelles
♪ abraham, martin and john | dion
♪ are you experienced | the jimi hendrix experience
♪ the weight | the band
♪ chain gang | sam cooke
♪ chain of fools | aretha franklin
♪ i want you back | the jackson 5
♪ cry to me | soloman burke
♪ somebody to love | jefferson airplane
♪ dance to the music | sly and the family stone
♪ fortunate son | creedence clearwater revival
♪ crosstown traffic | the jimi hendrix experience
♪ blowin’ in the wind | bob dylan
♪ what a wonderful world | louis armstrong
Yuichi Takasaka’s lunar eclipse photo is better than your lunar eclipse photo.
Taken over Waterton Lakes National Park in Alberta. See those other specks chasing the Moon? Those aren’t lens flares, they’re fellow celestial bodies including Mars, Jupiter, and the star Spica.