Good twitter thread on climate individualism and despair vs. climate collectivism https://twitter.com/bethsawin/status/1156263551226527744
I still find it faintly incredible that no group of scientists has gotten together and just made a damn set of free textbooks to cover the whole standard curriculum of their field. For uni physics, you'd need, roughly speaking and allowing for bits of overlap:
1. Classical mechanics
2. Single-variable calculus
4. Multivariable and vector calculus
5. Statistical physics
6. Quantum physics
7. Special relativity
8. Data analysis (a text most likely used as reference in a lab course)
9. Differential equations
10. Linear algebra
Education reform went haring off into MOOCs without really contemplating the possibility of making better resources for more traditional in-person teaching.
meta, green talk, racism
it's really entertaining to me how white climate activists and progressives in general (esp online) will bemoan how "humans" have destroyed the planet -- while ignoring the fact that colonialism has/is currently wiping out sustainable ways of being that have existed for millennia.
It is the height of hubris and eurocentrism to assign blame to our entire species in all it's diverse facets for the crimes of europe's capitalist regime.
Some of the most sustainable ways of being are exactly the cultures most at risk of climate and industry violence. stop whitewashing humanity.
So my daughter has bought a large neon sign that says GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS from the local junk yard. Apparently it was in a Jackie Chan movie. She says it’s part of her long term plan to open a bar for introverts and quiet lesbians.
Meanwhile our house is bathed in its pink and orange glow and we are all pretty happy about this.
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