They keep us poor, disempowered, not in control of our own economic destiny because we are connected to land & water, we won’t destroy it.
In the interest of our competitiveness, security, economy, and democracy, in the 21st century every single citizen of the United States of America should know what science is. All citizens should be able to apply the scientific method — a majority of the country should have the propensity to do so — and everyone should appreciate science’s limits… .
It is important to underscore that knowing what science is and making decisions solely based on science are not the same goal. This is about raising the tide and assuring the honesty of the public sphere. If as a country we choose to periodically reject scientific evidence or thinking — in lieu of an economic, political, or religious lens, for example — at least we will be on the same page when we do, employing and transparently weighing scientific evidence in our deliberations not debating the merits of scientific evidence.
The ever-brilliant Adam Bly on the urgency for greater science literacy in America.
This critical state can be traced back to the failures of education – here is what needs to change.
For an inspiring perspective on what science is, here are some of history’s most beautiful definitions.
Meanwhile, Carl Sagan’s Baloney Detection Kit for critical thinking should become a mandatory part of every citizen’s cognitive repertoire.
This is a real radar screen of #MH370 airplace which suddenly disappeared out of thin air on its way from Kuala Lumpur Malaysia to Beijing. There were no distress signal, indications of rough weather, or other signs of trouble when the plane was reported missing. The pilots communicated with the Air Traffic Control without showing any discommode sign in their voices. List of passengers:
1. China / Taiwan – 152, plus 1 infant / 1
2. Malaysia - 38
3. Indonesia - 7
4. Australia - 6
5. France - 3
6. United States – 3, including 1 infant*
7. New Zealand - 2
8. Ukraine - 2
9. Canada - 2
10. Russia - 1
11. Italy - 1
12. India - 5
13. Netherlands - 1
14. Austria - 1
Source: Malaysia Airlines
There is no sign the plane or any clue where it might have crashed found as we speak.
“I am intelligent, wise, and called beautiful. All I can see is an ugly blob.”
Lynx Sainte-Marie who is @LynxSainteMarie on Twitter and creator of the fabulous blog @QueerofGender (and one of my favorites that I named in my Top 20 People On Twitter and Top 25 Tumblr Blogs In 2013 post) is raising funds to attend a poetry workshop. On Lynx’s GoFundMe page, Lynx’s background and creative desires is shared:
For those who don’t know me, I’m Lynx. I am a (gender)queer, black feminist, afrogoth poet and student of love. I run a little website that helps to showcase queer/trans, two-spirit and gender variant people of colour and Aboriginal folk as a way to give back to a broad community that is under-appreciated and mostly overlooked. I am also chronically ill and am working towards wellness and wholeness, both physically and emotionally. And here I am, after many years, once again starting a journey into the world of performance art and spoken word poetry. How amazing!
I stopped creating and performing for several years because of a number of reasons, including trauma (I am a survivor of abuse), the onset of my immune issues, Depression & Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Because of these issues, the impact of them I still live with, and because most of my money goes towards medicine, supplements and/or my part-time post-secondary studies, I don’t have much money for anything else. So the idea of going to a retreat or workshop that might further my creative potential and provide me with creative contacts is mostly a dream to me. So here I am, asking for your support.
The workshop is called Finding My Poetic Voice. The total cost is $700.00 and deadline is April 5th. Let’s support our creative queer Black people like Lynx who already gives so much back through the powerful interviews and personal stories Lynx shares via Twitter and the powerful blog Queer of Gender.
To SUPPORT Lynx’s work, DONATE or SIGNAL BOOST if you cannot donate. Thank you! ❤