I found this in my developmental psychology textbook.
Seeing studies like this always make me want to scream at the people who say that men are naturally superior in science and mathematics and women are simply naturally oriented toward literature and history. Imagine if girls were just raised like boys and given the opportunities to be successful or encouraged to pursue STEM education. How much “smarter” would women be if we began the race at the starting line instead of 100 feet behind?
Emily, have you heard about the Bonhams natural history auction happening on Tuesday? Included in the sale are museum specimens such as the famous Montana duelling dinosaurs. What are your thought about distinguished museum pieces ending up in private ownership?
It’s a huge bummer. Thankfully, it didn’t sell at auction, and may end up in a museum collection after all.
Taking specimens and articles that have immense and uncalculable historic, scientific, and cultural value is depriving the rest of the world the unknown contributions of that object. Slapping a price tag on a fossil or similar object makes it appear that these items have monetary value and can be traded as commodities, therefore devaluing the public’s interpretation of collections as a whole. It spreads misconception about the real value of these items; that, in addition to arbitrary dollar figures assigned for insurance purposes, they can also be sold off as commercial pieces. It’s not our job to parcel out relics of our collective history for individual monetary gain. Preserve these items for what they are; endowments of knowledge for the future, not trophies to hang in our houses.
It scares me to think that when I’m 40
this new royal baby is going to be a teen heartthrob.
and i’m going to be like
i remember being on tumblr looking at his baby face on simba’s body.
you know you’re getting old when you watch the little mermaid and when ariel says “i’m 16 years old. i’m not a child anymore.” and you’re just sat there like yes you fucking are young lady stop it