aceflux: similar to genderflux in that how asexual you feel tends to flux in and out in intensity. some days you may feel apathetic toward sex, then others you might feel entirely sex-repulsed, and some days you’re just like sex? yeah. cool.
aroflux: similar to genderflux in that how aromantic you feel tends to flux in and out in intensity. some days you may feel apathetic toward romance, then others you might feel entirely romance-repulsed, and some days you’re just like romance? yeah. cool.
coined by: ngc2068
The real problem with people fussing over Pluto all the time is it represents the priorities of the public - preserving traditions rather than accepting facts. The pursuit of science is about building a sustainable catalog of truths, and there is no advantage in altering truths to appease nostalgia.
man i do not wanna care about the pluto debate but —
science isn’t a catalog of truths. science isn’t a deep heartless vault of impartial information. science is a community! it’s a big group of people scraping together and interpreting observations about the universe. it’s a huge, biased, passionate crowd that includes students, experts, and the public. how the community feels about and interacts with information actually fucking matters.
classifications/nomenclature/naming conventions serve the dual purpose of categorizing the natural world (facts) and giving us comfortable ways to communicate with each other about the universe (traditions).
does calling pluto a planet make the category “planet” a little fuzzy and confusing? yes. (ps it was already confusing, when i looked it up just now i was like ‘huh i had no idea that’s how a planet is defined’)
does calling pluto a planet make years and years of talking about planet pluto easier to look back on and talk about? also yes! i don’t know if it’s the right choice but it’s not a stupid one.
categories are all shitty! classification is fucking impossible — no category is clear-cut-perfect, so how people feel in their gut actually factors in. just because it’s science doesn’t mean human reactions to it aren’t important oh my god.
Mountain Man - Animal Tracks
Knowledge is knowing that Frankenstein is not the monster.
Wisdom is knowing that Frankenstein is the monster.
Angel Haze // Battle Cry (Acoustic)
Sometimes you have to hurt for the cause to be reached
But one day you’ll be stronger than all that you beat
If you tell a someone w boobs that they need to buy a shirt/dress that covers up their bra chances are you need to buy some pants to cover up your diaper because you are a massive whiny piss baby
"I went to Jill’s school and I ran inside. She and Tommy were both there, and… they were scared. I just remember the look on their faces when they saw me."
R.I.P. The 2976 American people that lost their lives on 9/11 and R.I.P. the 48,644 Afghan and 1,690,903 Iraqi and 35000 Pakistani people that paid the ultimate price for a crime they did not commit
I Love You // Woodkid feat. Angel Haze