me most of the time: people are okay, I guess. like no one is 100% bad.
me after reading the comments section in any article, ever: this world can only be cleansed with fire.
For a lot of people, *food is an effective coping strategy*.
People need to stop demonizing it.
Sometimes there is an alternative that would be better.
But people want others to stop using food that way *even when nothing avaialble is better*
Because getting fat is obviously WAY worse than being unable to function
i went to an elementary school and presented on science and how cool it is to be a biologist to 250 children today
we watched videos about bats
the axolotls came too
Anonymous asked: It doesn't matter if a little money is taken away for medical studies because GUESS WHAT. Our health is more important than a fucking monkeys. If we didn't test on animals, do you know how sick everyone would be? We'd all die. God put those animals here for us too. So yes, animal testing is necessary for us. And you even work in the health and work with medicine that's been tested on animals soo.
Scientists currently use animal testing as a method of “research” only because it appeals to tradition and makes it easier to get funding.
Animal studies do not predict human outcomes (obviously since their bodies are different). For example, penicillin is toxic to guinea pigs but is an important tool used to fight infection in the human body. If the researchers had relied on animal testing, we might not have penicillin like we do today.
Additionally, nine out of ten drugs that appear promising in animal studies, fail in human trials. This results in millions of wasted dollars and countless hours of time that could have been better spent.
The disparity between animal testing results and the way the human body reacts is actually dangerous. For example, in 1954, an epidemiological study reported that smoking can contribute to lung cancer. This study was dismissed because lung cancer could not be induced in animals who were who exposed to cigarette smoke. It wasn’t until thirty years later that the public actually started to become aware of the dangers of smoking cigarettes, a delay that could have been prevented had we not been relying on animal testing.
In short, there are more effective ways to learn and advance scientifically that don’t involve the torture of non-consenting subjects,
As a side point, while I don’t work in the health industry, I do rely on multiple medications that were created using animal testing. It is something I wrestle with morally every single day. If I could go back in time and get those researchers to develop these medicines in a different way, I absolutely would, but since I can’t, and since I currently need them to live, I am just going to do my best to be involved in animal activism and antivivisection events to save future animals from a similar fate.
i hate when people go “i dont credit fanartists as Real artists because its fanart and they should draw more original art” ok yeah that patronizing attitude is nice and all but you know like… every piece of classical art is fanart of the bible
im sorry da vinci, the last supper doesnt COUNT as real art because its not original art and you should make some ocs
I think I just found the most compelling argument toward fanart ever
a bunch of moms are making letters+audio recordings of affirming, validating letters to queer/trans* people who don’t get that kind of support from their moms
i would say more about it but
im kind of busy in this puddle of tears on the floor so
In case any of my followers don’t have this kind of support from home…