Beware of The Blob! In this talk from TEDxToulouse, biologist Audrey Dussutour uncovers the mystery of myxomycota — a.k.a. le blob — the fascinating blob organism whose unicellular structure betrays a surprising personality.
I didn’t know slime molds consumed mushrooms!
It’s a misconception that they’re one big cell, though. People here that they’re “single celled organisms” and assume that means the whole plasmodium.
The mass is actually made of millions of individuals. It’s a colony OF single-celled organisms! Amoeba forming a bigger amoeba!
Poland is not European. Its Eastern European. AKA, not ‘The West”. Dont forget, old iron curtain countries remember how they got treated during the cold war. We dont like Europe, and we dont like Russia.
i especially like the window behind the staircase
No wonder he got kicked out of art school
im laughing so hard holy hell
the bottom left window is torturing meyeah…but hell no, that is NOT a “pretty good painting” and no, I didn’t “enjoy” jack shit, and GTFOH for even trying that basic ‘lets-humanize-Hitler’ bullshit
He was a human. A horrible one, of course, but still human. Him being a human doesn’t mean you have to like or even pity him. Humans are very capable of doing inhuman things.
But why even waste time, breath or energy “humanizing” Hitler? Like there are literally millions, if not billions of other wronged, aggrieved and oppressed people on earth to spend time defending or trying to soften his image
#notsorry, but saying that Hitler was “human” is about as remarkable as saying that water is wet
No one is arguing that he was an alien or not a homosapien. You can be human still be thoroughly lacking in humanity and morality and compassion
I entirely do not see the point of belaboring the point that people like Hitler (or George Zimmerman or Michael Dunn, etc.) were human too. Like, so were the millions of his victims. If anyone wants to humanize anyone, humanize them. Later for alla that “Hitler was a human being too” bullshit
The entire point is that he was basically the most shit kind of person a human could ever be, not that he somehow wasn’t a member of the human race
While the graphic’s execution is douchey “gotcha!” baiting worthy of Reddit, I think the (very muddled) point was not that Hitler was a human (we KNOW he was a human, for all the reasons odinsblog stated) or to humanize him, I think it was to point out that monsters capable of mass murder don’t always look or behave like monsters capable of mass murder.
I’m giving the maker of the graphic way too much credit since I’ve seen this concept executed in a much better form in other ways, but I take it in the sense that at, say, a murder trial, hearing how much the accused murderer of a teenager loves his mother and his family does not make him incapable of committing murder.
Generally, we see Hitler portrayed as angrily shouting to cheering crowds and we are lulled into assuming we’d know another Hitler if we saw one (and do everything we could to stop them). But the fact is it’s just not that simple.
George Zimmerman can wear a nice suit and a big grin and have his family surrounding him, but that doesn’t mean he didn’t shoot an unarmed teenager to death. Michael Dunn can meekly refer to his ear injury, but that doesn’t mean HE didn’t shoot an unarmed teenager to death (with the intent to shoot more).
Hitler may have painted some super shitty paintings, flirted with Eva Braun, and held a little girl’s hand, but that doesn’t mean he didn’t engineer the mass torture and execution of millions of people.
Yeah, I hear you, but I can’t quite get with that either…people know Hitler wasn’t a Skrull, and I think that people of average intelligence also get that Hitler (Zimmerman, Dunn, etc) might not have “looked” like a mass murderer at every nanosecond of his life
It’s just that I see this way too often. Not just with Hitler (although that’s bad enough). I’ve seen this “humanizing, he had a mom and dad” type pathology applied to Zimmerman, to Dunn, to slave owners, and to a lot more undeserving people. I don’t need to know that Hitler or [fill in the blank] murderer or oppressor had friends or never had a puppy. I already know that, and I honestly dgaf because so did each and every one of their victims
What I don’t get & will never understand is the need some people feel to point out such irrelevant minutia when a murderer or a similarly irredeemable, shitty person is mentioned
Like what is the purpose? That he’s human or had instances where he may have appeared innocuous —that’s not exactly breaking news. The old unsuspecting next door neighbor saying, “he seemed like such a nice boy, I never imagined he was an ax murderer” is such well tread trope that it’s entrenched in television, novels and other lore
Again, I question the “whys” when people feel compelled to pathologize and point out the obvious in these cases
For example, if someone were talking about a know and convicted rapist, I couldn’t even begin to imagine myself saying, “well, you know he was a human being too” or making a point of saying something like how he may have loved his mother, or had friends and a cat, or something. What have I added to the discussion by making such an observation?
And saying, “well he probably looked like a ‘normal’ guy” or “he once led a ‘normal’ life” kinda goes without saying. It’s just an unnecessary (and obvious) observation. If murderers or rapists had outwardly visual giveaways, or if their lives were SO VERY unusual as to raise red warning flags and alarm bells, well then, I doubt there would be quite as many murder or rape victims
I seriously just do not get why some people reflexively feel the need to go there…at best, it may be a misplaced sense of morality to “defend” or “humanize” someone who is (rightfully) being pilloried and derided; …at worst? Idek
and also say they look like such nice people, they’re so friendly, etc lets them get away with their crimes even more. how many times have i heard about ted bundy being so attractive and popular?
People will defend Hitler before they defend POCs
The word of the day is: Sociopaths
Gabe Perez must have sapped it from him:
HAHAHAHA OH MY GOD
you know when you find something you didn’t realize was missing in your life but then BAM
this will always be amazing.
richard waters is the man who saved the lady
he was just there taking photos when he saw her climb over the rail
“she did it so smoothly.. it was like she was going to her own club house.. like she was going to go sit on the ledge and eat lunch..
so i got a couple of pictures of her climbing over, and i started taking pictures of her standing on the ledge.. and then i realized that this girl was about to jump.
but because i was behind the camera, it was almost like it wasn’t real..
so i got up on the rail and i reached out and grabbed the back of her jacket, and once i grabbed it i just lifted her up and over the rail”
never not repost people
I will always reblog not only because of the picture but also for the person who wrote the first comment !
This makes me so sad and also happy like ???
I’m saying “excuse me” but I mean “why the fuck are u and ur friends fucking standing in the middle of the hallway blocking everyone what the fuck u fucker”
The West literally went over to countries in Africa and taught people to see gayness as wrong and is now celebrating African “progressiveness” where it exists and trying to “save” Africa from its Western-manufactured homophobia…
A most frustrating conundrum
Is it legal for a prospective employer to ask you what medications you’re on?
this is so important that i’m reblogging it. NO. NO IT IS NOT. read more.
Very important! All my chronic condition people take note.
white boy makes 35 complaints about women then says women complain too much: the video
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