parkbench221:

Harry Watson and Mike Stamford agreed to boycott John and Mary’s wedding.

"These idiots. I’m not going to that fucking wedding, I don’t even care that he’s my brother."

"Those idiots. I bet John is gonna spend 75% of the wedding looking at Sherlock."

totearapartthetiesthatbind:

BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH DOES THE ALS ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE. 

AND OHMYGOD HIS SUIT!!!! XO

queen-mxcroft:

image

i would just like to point out sherlock’s face in this scene

look at it

really look at it

savoystomp:

kit-power:

Deconstructing Masculinity & Manhood with Michael Kimmel @ Dartmouth College

I had someone say this to me once and it completely rocked my world.

We had a discussion sort-of like this in my multicultural education class. The amount of people who still didn’t recognize their own privilege was astounding. 

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egberts:

wordsmythologic:

egberts:

im really pissed that palindrome isnt palindrome backwards

Ah, yes but emordnilap is a word!

An emornilap is any word that, when spelled backwards, produces another word. Examples of emordnilap pairs include:

  • desserts & stressed
  • drawer & reward
  • gateman & nametag
  • time & emit
  • laced & decal
  • regal & lager

And therefore “emordnilap palindrome” is an emordnilap palindrome.

Which I, for one, think is really frickin’ cool.

dude

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There are some things you can’t share without ending up l i k i n g each other, and knocking out a twelve-foot mountain troll is one of them.

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sweetteascience:

markscherz:

bookreada:

Can someone from the science side of Tumblr explain this?

Basically this argument uses a flawed understanding of (i) the process of evolution and (ii) the evolution of humans and other apes.
What you have to understand is that evolution does not mean that every individual of species A turns into species B over time, without any individuals of species A persisting - this is transmutation and, while it does occasionally happen, it is not the main mechanism of evolution. Rather, evolution works by gradual mutation and selection acting over time, such that species A at time 0 can give rise to species B at time N. It is possible for species B to arise from species A without species A having ever gone extinct - when this happens without any gene flow between the two populations, usually in some kind of geographic isolation, we call this ‘allopatric speciation’. It is equally possible for species A to give rise to species B and species C, while at the same time going extinct itself.
This means that if you trace lineages backward through time, they converge. Each convergence is the point where the two lineages have a common ancestor. The most recent common ancestor (mrca) of a set of lineages is the most recent point at which all lineages were the same species.
Chimps, Gorillas, and other apes, are not our ancestors. Rather, they are other lineages that diverged from a common ancestor of our group. That common ancestor was an ape, but it was not an ape that is still around today. 
I hope that helped. If you have more questions, don’t hesitate to ask.
Yours sciencerely,
Mark Scherz
On behalf of the Science Side of Tumblr.

Have you asked your local Science Side neighbor a question yet today? 

sweetteascience:

markscherz:

bookreada:

Can someone from the science side of Tumblr explain this?

Basically this argument uses a flawed understanding of (i) the process of evolution and (ii) the evolution of humans and other apes.

What you have to understand is that evolution does not mean that every individual of species A turns into species B over time, without any individuals of species A persisting - this is transmutation and, while it does occasionally happen, it is not the main mechanism of evolution. Rather, evolution works by gradual mutation and selection acting over time, such that species A at time 0 can give rise to species B at time N. It is possible for species B to arise from species A without species A having ever gone extinct - when this happens without any gene flow between the two populations, usually in some kind of geographic isolation, we call this ‘allopatric speciation’. It is equally possible for species A to give rise to species B and species C, while at the same time going extinct itself.

This means that if you trace lineages backward through time, they converge. Each convergence is the point where the two lineages have a common ancestor. The most recent common ancestor (mrca) of a set of lineages is the most recent point at which all lineages were the same species.

Chimps, Gorillas, and other apes, are not our ancestors. Rather, they are other lineages that diverged from a common ancestor of our group. That common ancestor was an ape, but it was not an ape that is still around today. 

I hope that helped. If you have more questions, don’t hesitate to ask.

Yours sciencerely,

Mark Scherz

On behalf of the Science Side of Tumblr.

Have you asked your local Science Side neighbor a question yet today? 

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