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raptorific:

The scientific method. Use. Use the scientific method. “We may never know.” Bologna. Use the scientific method.

They don’t have that. They have MAGIC.

Where there are patterns of cause and effect, the scientific method has insight. But if they’d started using it we’d all be aparating on fucking Mars by now.

The scientific method isn’t really a great way to determine “hmm how did this baby not die when all those other people did” because what are you gonna do to prove whatever your hypothesis is? Avada Kedavra at a bunch of babies whose parents love them very much? Good luck finding your test subjects, dude.

They could have done autopsies on the victims of the Avada Kedavra curse, compared to autopsies on people who died of natural causes, eventually isolating the true cause-of-death in the bodies of the victims, and then use this new understanding to create an effective counter-curse without anyone needing to sacrifice their life for their child.
The scientific method could also be used to isolate the composition of Phoenix tears, the process by which they spark perfect cellular regeneration, and then synthesize an artificial version with the same effects, essentially rendering all of medical science obsolete. 
The “can’t be done” and “we may never know” attitude of the wizarding world has seriously limited their ability to progress as a society.

look okay they’re still using medieval quills over pencils, I think cellular regeneration is still many innovations away in the wizarding world

Yeah but they could make all of those leaps in like a week if they used the scientific method. Bring in like, ten muggle scientists, get them to analyze the shit out of everything, then send them home with some extra spending money and fabricated memories of a science conference out-of-town

#ravenclaws.. #whaat a ravenclaw…

Don’t get it mixed up. I’m not just advocating science for the sake of better understanding. I’m a slytherin, so I’m looking for practical applications for the knowledge gained through use of the scientific method. 
For example, why is the wizarding world still effectively using carrier pigeons? Sirius Black demonstrated that instantaneous communication is possible via the floo network, so why not fill cigarette lighters with floo powder? This would not only be the wizarding equivalent of a cell phone, but would also allow streamline the process of creating entryways into the floo network.
There are people, like Tonks, who can rewrite their own genetic code with a thought. There are people, like McGonagall, who can completely change species and retain human cognition. There are potions, like Polyjuice, that rewrite your genetic code temporarily, replicating both a person’s nature and nurture. They’ve naturally perfected genetic engineering, but their understanding of how these processes work has left them completely unable to apply it practically.
For example, if they did a little bit of research and development, they could isolate the genes that allow for magical abilities, replicate the process by which Polyjuice Potion works, and synthesize a new potion that allows people like Filch, who were born squibs but desperately want to be wizards, to drink a little bit of potion every day so they’re able to use magic. 
Or, if they isolate the genes that allow Tonks and Teddy to rewrite their genetic code at will, as well as the process by which animagi are able to retain their human consciousness while in an animal body, they could easily create an effective treatment for lycanthropy that allows werewolves like Lupin to control the shift between man and wolf and retain control of themselves while in wolf form. 
Additionally, if they did research on what contagion causes lycanthropy, they would be so much closer to creating a vaccine that makes it significantly less communicable. 

i love when the harry potter fandom gets all sciency

lumos5001:

raptorific:

nonbinaryeldritchhorror:

raptorific:

beshabar:

raptorific:

storm-cloud-kitten:

the-gallium-knight:

birdsy-purplefishes:

raptorific:

The scientific method. Use. Use the scientific method. “We may never know.” Bologna. Use the scientific method.

They don’t have that. They have MAGIC.

Where there are patterns of cause and effect, the scientific method has insight. But if they’d started using it we’d all be aparating on fucking Mars by now.

The scientific method isn’t really a great way to determine “hmm how did this baby not die when all those other people did” because what are you gonna do to prove whatever your hypothesis is? Avada Kedavra at a bunch of babies whose parents love them very much? Good luck finding your test subjects, dude.

They could have done autopsies on the victims of the Avada Kedavra curse, compared to autopsies on people who died of natural causes, eventually isolating the true cause-of-death in the bodies of the victims, and then use this new understanding to create an effective counter-curse without anyone needing to sacrifice their life for their child.

The scientific method could also be used to isolate the composition of Phoenix tears, the process by which they spark perfect cellular regeneration, and then synthesize an artificial version with the same effects, essentially rendering all of medical science obsolete. 

The “can’t be done” and “we may never know” attitude of the wizarding world has seriously limited their ability to progress as a society.

look okay they’re still using medieval quills over pencils, I think cellular regeneration is still many innovations away in the wizarding world

Yeah but they could make all of those leaps in like a week if they used the scientific method. Bring in like, ten muggle scientists, get them to analyze the shit out of everything, then send them home with some extra spending money and fabricated memories of a science conference out-of-town

#ravenclaws.. #whaat a ravenclaw…

Don’t get it mixed up. I’m not just advocating science for the sake of better understanding. I’m a slytherin, so I’m looking for practical applications for the knowledge gained through use of the scientific method. 

For example, why is the wizarding world still effectively using carrier pigeons? Sirius Black demonstrated that instantaneous communication is possible via the floo network, so why not fill cigarette lighters with floo powder? This would not only be the wizarding equivalent of a cell phone, but would also allow streamline the process of creating entryways into the floo network.

There are people, like Tonks, who can rewrite their own genetic code with a thought. There are people, like McGonagall, who can completely change species and retain human cognition. There are potions, like Polyjuice, that rewrite your genetic code temporarily, replicating both a person’s nature and nurture. They’ve naturally perfected genetic engineering, but their understanding of how these processes work has left them completely unable to apply it practically.

For example, if they did a little bit of research and development, they could isolate the genes that allow for magical abilities, replicate the process by which Polyjuice Potion works, and synthesize a new potion that allows people like Filch, who were born squibs but desperately want to be wizards, to drink a little bit of potion every day so they’re able to use magic. 

Or, if they isolate the genes that allow Tonks and Teddy to rewrite their genetic code at will, as well as the process by which animagi are able to retain their human consciousness while in an animal body, they could easily create an effective treatment for lycanthropy that allows werewolves like Lupin to control the shift between man and wolf and retain control of themselves while in wolf form. 

Additionally, if they did research on what contagion causes lycanthropy, they would be so much closer to creating a vaccine that makes it significantly less communicable. 

i love when the harry potter fandom gets all sciency

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#Programming in movies vs. programming in real life

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Oh thank goodness, someone made a yaoi hands photoset so I don’t have to

IM CRyinv

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NIKOLA TESLA IS SUPER ADORABLE HE’S JUST WANDERING AROUND AND HIDING UNDER THINGS I’M GONNA SQUEAL

I should probably specify that Nikola Tesla is a cat and Serbian-American inventor Nikola Tesla is not wandering around my house hiding under things because he is dead

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Didn’t catch that last part, sorry.

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Strong in the Real Way, the Demo! 

I wrote this song in the desert! It’s dedicated to my crew! I want to be their rock!

Here are the chords!

Verse 1:

G                EbM7           Bb            D                           G

Why do you have to look up to her, aside from in a literal sense

              EbM7         Bb                  D C7

Don’t you know that a power that big comes with a bigger expense

      F            Eb              BbM7

And can’t you see that she’s out of control and overzealous

     B7                               Em                  C7

I’m telling you for your own good and not because I’m



Chorus 1:

G                     EbM7       B       D                G

I can show you how to be strong… in the real way

                       EbM7       B        D                Cm7

And I know that we can be strong… in the real way

        D7           Gm

And I want to inspire you

 C7                    F                     Bb                  D

I want to be your rock and when I talk, it lights a fire in you



Verse 1 (Instrumental):

G EbM7 Bb D

G EbM7 Bb D

C7 F Eb BbM7

B7 Em C7



Chorus 2:

G                     EbM7       B       D                G

I can show you how to be strong… in the real way

                       EbM7       B        D                Cm7

And I know that we can be strong… in the real way

        D7           Gm

And I want to inspire you

 C7                    F                     Bb                  D

I want to be your rock and when I talk, it lights a fire in you

Cm7  D7            Gm

      I want to inspire you

  C7                   Bb                    D7                 G

I want to be your rock and when I talk, it lights a fire in you

 

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  • What's it like having adhd? Well, I'll tell you.
  • Imagine you're at your computer writing an important report that's due first thing tomorrow morning and that was assigned to you last week.
  • As you put the first word on paper, you realize that you have to pee.
  • You get up and go into the bathroom.
  • As you walk to the toilet, you realize that you forgot to close the bathroom door.
  • You turn and close the door.
  • As you continue to the toilet, you wonder if maybe you forgot to lock the door behind you.
  • You turn and push the 'lock' button, only to realize that the door is already locked.
  • Then, you look back to the toilet, but catch your face in the mirror. 'Ew,' you think, 'do I really look that tired, it's only 8pm'. You get a glance at your watch and realize that it is in fact midnight, and you had spent several hyperfocused hours on tumblr before writing you're report.
  • The time loss concerns you for a second, but you still look exhausted in the mirror, you'll have to fix that.
  • You fix your hair, adjust your clothes, put on some make up, get bored with the make up, break out last years Halloween make up, make your face look like a zombie, laugh at your zombie face, wash off your zombie face, put your normal makeup back on, and do your hair once more.
  • Then, looking fabulous, you walk out of the bathroom and resume your writing.
  • As you sit at your desk, you realize something, the suns coming up, and you still have to pee.
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How to Draw a Fantasy Map: Part 1

clevergirlhelps:

I ended up with a lot more information and pictures than I thought I would. Which is a good thing! But what was once going to be one or two posts is now three posts. This is Post 1: The Basics. Post 2 will cover starting a fantasy map and Post 3 will be about making that fantasy map ~fancy~. 

Let’s get started! Please excuse the poor quality of images. I only have a weak mortal phone as my camera. 

This is an image-heavy post.

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These tweets (and one retweet) are from my friend Ryan, a journalist who has been on the ground in Ferguson for the past few days. (His Twitter account is here, and it’s a great source of updates on the situation there   [x]).

I just wanted to remind everybody that while spreading word about Michael Brown’s unjust murder and the horrifying events of the night of August 14, 2014, please do not oversimplify or ignore the complexities of the situation.

Some journalists in the town have been doing what journalists do: focusing on all the negative aspects about the community to try and make it look like a hell-hole in order to sell their own pictures and stories, and basically all many of them want to do is further their own careers. But focusing on all that negativity only paints the picture of one side of the story, ignoring a lot of other important things going on there.

Please do not fall prey to the media’s game. Anger at the actions of the police in Ferguson is totally justified, but in the midst of that we cannot allow the people who are living with the situation every day to be dehumanized. Despite all this tragedy and chaos going on around them, they’re still a community and in many ways they’re pulling through all of it together. They want peace. Anyone looting or burning things down is a very small portion of the community. The whole story is so much bigger.

A story doesn’t need tear gas to be interesting. We need to hear every side of this story, not just the horrific parts.

TL:DR: please don’t fall prey to media attempts to dehumanize and oversimplify the situation in ferguson!!

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