Scott Brown’s campaign called me a “liar” because Mayday.US used the word “Washington lobbyist” in a way I thought ordinary people ordinarily understand it — to describe a person who sold his influence to a business in the business of changing legislative policy in Washington.
I love the way Adrian Alphona draws Lockjaw so much that it kinda makes my heart hurt that I can’t hug Lockjaw IRL. Another great Ms. Marvel issue! #comics #NextWeeksMarvels #Marvel
erinmcmom said: Let's say there's a tree (we'll call it "Tree A"). We cut a branch off that tree and plant it in the ground, that branch takes root and begins to grow. At what point does that planted branch stop being "a piece from Tree A" and become Tree B? Does it EVER become "Tree B"? That newly planted branch would be genetically identical to the tree it was cut from although its' growth would be different as it was exposed to slightly different amounts of wind, rain, sunlight, nutrients, etc.
Tree B would simply be a clone of Tree A…genetically identical but a different organism pretty much the moment you disconnected it from Tree A. Just because two things are genetically identical does not make them the same organism (see Jack and Finn Harries.)
Also, a genetically identical tree wouldn’t look the same as another tree as the shape of the tree is determined by environmental, not genetic, factors (as you say.)
So baby groot isn’t the same as original groot then, unless there is alien magic at work
This has also been something of a mystery to me. Like, Groot keeps his memories and consciousness when he’s regrown from a sprig…does that mean you have to find THE PERFECT RIGHT SPRIG that contains all of his Grootness? (This doesn’t seem to be the case if you’ve read the comics.)
But if that isn’t the case then, theoretically, you could regrow infinite Groots and make a whole Groot army…
okay now do teleporting on Star Trek and how it was really just destructive copying!
"…If you want to make a human being into a monster, deny them, at the cultural level, any reflection of themselves. And growing up, I felt like a monster in some ways. I didn’t see myself reflected at all. I was like, “Yo, is something wrong with me? That the whole society seems to think that people like me don’t exist?” And part of what inspired me, was this deep desire that before I died, I would make a couple of mirrors. That I would make some mirrors so that kids like me might see themselves reflected back and might not feel so monstrous for it."
"Unless you are committed as a priority to actively fight against [a lack of diversity], you’re going to end up reproducing what everyone else does"
Here is something for those interested in how our arguments about Objectification Theory in Women as Background Decorations Part 1 have been widely distorted, misrepresented and strawmanned. This long-form video by YouTuber L0G1C B0MB deconstructs some of the many logical fallacies…
haha this is awesome
If you were in a dark village somewhere, lost, unsure of where you were…and you looked behind you, over your shoulder…
…what horror movie monster/villain/creature would you be MOST terrified to see coming up behind you?
I know I’m all alone in this, but
This SOB scares the bejesus out of me.