talking to white people about racism
The result of a publishing company taking GOD-FUCKING-AWFUL and HORRIFICALLY-MISOGYNISTIC Mary Sue fanfiction seriously. This is the one time I’m okay with massive book burnings, and cinemas being torched as well. Boycott this shit and companies need to STOP publishing- and filming horseshit fanfiction. Those “authors” are shamed into the most distant corners of the internet for a reason.
I gathered a compilation of interesting facts from various books I’ve read:
- It was previously thought that newborn babies weren’t conscious and couldn’t feel pain. So often circumcisions and surgery would be performed without any anesthesia.
- The popular theory with consciousness and fetuses is that the fetus is sedated in the womb. They are bathed in a fluid that contains natural anesthetics and sleep inducing chemicals.
- Locked in syndrome is when a person is completely aware but can’t move any part of their body except for their eyes.
- Using transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), researchers have been able to induce hallucinations in people, such as making them think they have smelled burnt toast or moved their arm when they really haven’t
- Psychosomatic is when a mental factor produces physical effects. The most bizarre, is pseudocyesis or when one starts to exhibits symptoms of pregnancy even though they really aren’t pregnant.
- The thalamus and prefrontal cortex of the brain are thought to be vital for consciousness
- Your consciousness can only register one item at a time. Sure you can hold a baby and read a book at the same time, but usually one of the tasks will require less attention and be automatic (holding a baby). Think of it this way, you can’t read two books at the same time can you?
SOURCE: Most of these are from "Deciphering How the Brain Codes Our Thoughts" by Stanislas Dehaene
Hope you learned something!
circumhorizontal arcs photographed by (click pic) david england, andy cripe, del zane, todd sackmann and brandon rios. this atmospheric phenomenon, otherwise known as a fire rainbow, is created when light from a sun that is at least 58 degrees above the horizon passes through the hexagonal ice crystals that form cirrus clouds which, because of quick cloud formation, have become horizontally aligned. (see also: previous cloud posts)
SO QUIT DRAWING THEM THIN!! Did you know you can be fat and sexy? It’s true!! Every size is adorable and embracing it makes everyone feel better instead of feeling cast away for who they are.