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skunkbear:

The recent release of “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" reminded me of one of my favorite ape vs. man films – this 1932 video that shows a baby chimpanzee and a baby human undergoing the same basic psychological tests.

Its gets weirder – the human baby (Donald) and the chimpanzee baby (Gua) were both raised as humans by their biological/adopted father Winthrop Niles Kellogg.  Kellogg was a comparative psychologist fascinated by the interplay between nature and nurture, and he devised a fascinating (and questionably ethical) experiment to study it:

Suppose an anthropoid were taken into a typical human family at the day of birth and reared as a child. Suppose he were fed upon a bottle, clothed, washed, bathed, fondled, and given a characteristically human environment; that he were spoken to like the human infant from the moment of parturition; that he had an adopted human mother and an adopted human father.

First, Kellogg had to convince his pregnant wife he wasn’t crazy:

 …the enthusiasm of one of us met with so much resistance from the other that it appeared likely we could never come to an agreement upon whether or not we should even attempt such an undertaking.

She apparently gave in, because Donald and Gua were raised, for nine months, as brother and sister. Much like Caesar in the “Planet of the Apes” movies, Gua developed faster than her “brother,” and often outperformed him in tasks. But she soon hit a cognitive wall, and the experiment came to an end. (Probably for the best, as Donald had begun to speak chimpanzee.)

You can read more about Kellogg’s experiment, its legacy, and public reaction to it here.


imfuckingstark:

beyondthetangentworld:

I am against the popular notion that breasts are genitals.

  They are made of the exact same organs and tissue that are found in males. Infact, men are capable of developing fully functional breasts. This can be done without hormone therapy. Breasts aren’t triggered by the female chromosome, they are triggered by hormones that are present in both men and women.
  People have argued that because some women can orgasm through prolonged interaction with their nipples, so that somehow means girl’s nipples are sex organs, aka Genitals! That suggests that breastfeeding is a form of child rape. Women can orgasm during childbirth, is birth rape? What the F*** kind of arguments are these?
  There is no reason to discriminate against women exposing the exact same body parts that men do, especially since women have an actual reason to expose their breasts in public. Breasts feed babies, that is their purpose. Not letting people feed their babies in public is ridiculous and stupid.
  Countries where women are more liberated with what they are allowed to do with their own bodies have fewer percentages of rape victims.

Showing your breasts does not equate to nudity.

Preach


timehlord:

marbearflair:

 (via)

A+ gif usage.

Tom Hiddleston confirmed for Jack Skellington

caitbikes:

This is a ghost bike.

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They are memorials left where bicyclists have been killed and often painted white.

Do not remove them.

That is all.




loquaciousquark:

sometimes when I think about Fenris I think about the days right before Varania arrived in Kirkwall

and how guardedly hopeful he must have been that it would turn out well, that he’d be reunited with this link to his past

and I imagine him, like, slowly beginning to clean up his mansion, not…


refrii:

Hello internet. 

I ded.

You guys remember when I did that College AU?? Those are related, just in case ;D

Also, I apologize for any mistake made in this one!

lifeofaseamonster:

protect solas and his bald head at all costs




fuckyeahcullen:

r2smuse:

friend-of-red-jenny:

fuckyeahcullen:

marthas-adventures-in-the-fade:

fuckyeahcullen:

liquidlyrium:

I wonder if the Inquisitor is going to have to foot Cullen’s lyrium addiction.

Been wondering this myself, and after looking,…

malfoypure:

A muggleborn and pureblood couple having their first child and the pureblood not knowing about ultrasounds so they don’t understand why their partner is dragging them to a muggle doctor until they get there and suddenly they see a physical picture of their newborn child and hear it’s little heartbeat and it’s better than any magic they’ve ever seen.




chieflachief:

you’re going to give dorian an aneurysm one day, col



Tatiana | 19 | MA

Basically just a depressed potato who's bad at peopling and wastes time on the internet and playing video games.





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