I think it’s been like 3 years or something since I’ve made this blog and it has definitely been a great ride. I’ve been attacked and ridiculed, emailed, written and messaged with heartfelt thanks, lovingly appreciated and totally dissed and I don’t regret (most) of it at all. The main goal of my blog when I started it was to make people interested in science again but not only that, but to avoid people looking at, reading or attempting to understand STEM articles and concepts from believing that it was over their heads or something only for science people. I wanted science to exciting, understandable and accessible to everyone without treating my target audience(s) like illiterate boobs who didn’t deserve to have few long, difficult scientific names and concepts thrown at them once in a while or who didn’t deserve to be spoken to as one would with one’s peers. Whether or not I accomplished any of that, I actually have no idea but for the sake of not feeling like a POS, I want to hope I did. I will continue posting and tell you my delete date as it draws near and I am really really sorry, my entire life exists as a total disappointment to everyone I meet and I never meant to disappoint, annoy or inconvenience 36,000 strangers. There are definitely way better science blogs you can follow ( I might bring the list back) so I encourage you to do so, as for me I think I’m done. I severely dislike the tumblr environment and atmosphere overall and I also find myself losing passion and feeling for every single thing I love, including science. I still love science and will continue to do science but I am at a time in my life where the most difficult struggle to me is getting out of bed in the morning and not killing myself and right now I want to be alone and away from every single thing in the entire world, indefinitely. I hope this won’t rub anyone the wrong way or annoy you, I really enjoyed the people I got to know on here and I hope everything turns out lovely for you all. I hope you continue to love science and never ever for ever never think that there is anything your mind can’t comprehend, regardless of how smart you think you might not be and remember please that there are several trillion ways of learning beyond how everyone else does it so don’t feel less than the intelligent person you are if you don’t get it the first time. I hope 2014 is a good year for us all.
Hi I saw you're lovely lichen photo and I was wondering if finding lichen is uncommon because I have a lot of it growing on this brick wall in my driveway, including the one photographed, and one of my biology teachers told us about how she had to move all the way to the west coast (I'm from the east coast of usa) for a period just to research them so I just curious of where lichens typically form??
I live on the east coast now, they are not uncommon but they do not handle pollution well so I didn’t see them until I moved out of the city or until I was hiking. In addition, she may have been studying a specific kind of lichen. Maybe someone who knows more about them than I do will answer your question :)
Hi, I'm in an Anatomy class and I'm having some trouble with Nervous Traces. For example: 1) trace a stimulus from the upper limb initiates a skeletal muscle response in the ipsilateral upper limb. Do you know who I would go about this?
Hmm, a mnemonic device might help greatly! For my anatomy classes, I literally just repeated them over and over again and tried to make a mnemonic device in my head, I also tried to bombard myself with videos, different anatomy books and slides of certain structures. I’ll publish this and hopefully MY FOLLOWERS WILL HELP! Sorry I’m not much help :(