In which John Green, Hank Green, and Emily Graslie teach you about, well, everything. Big History is the history of everything. We’re going to start with the Big Bang, take you right through all of history (recorded and otherwise), and even talk a little bit about the future. It is going to be awesome. In the awe-inspiring sense of the word awesome. In this episode, we walk you through the start of everything: The Big Bang. We’ll look at how the universe unfolded at its very beginning, and how everything in the universe that we know today came into being. So that’s kind of a big deal, right?
For more information, visit www.bighistoryproject.com
So… this is a big announcement!
The Big History Project is what I would have loved to experience in my high school classroom. It contextualizes… everything. Instead of putting up arbitrary barriers around subjects, it encourages participants to approach history - history of science, math, the earth, our solar system, civilization - in the only way we can begin to make sense of it all, which is through relational context.
And I’m really, really proud to announce that I’ve got a few minor guest hosting roles throughout the series! It’s a big honor to be asked to participate and serve as Scientific Claims Tester. Plus I got to hang out in the Crash Course studio like whaaaaaaaat
Favorite Crash Course Yet!!!
Protesters from across St Louis turned up and turned out for the first St Louis County Council Meeting since Mike Brown’s Death. (Part I)
The St Louis County Council wasn’t as bad as Ferguson’s Council, but still very few answers and virtually no accountability from the folks who unleashed unholy hell on the residents of Ferguson, following Brown’s murder. #staywoke #farfromover
KEEP POSTING I NEED TO KNOW! DONT STOP POSTING ABOUT THIS. IT IS NOT OVER!
Following the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen on Saturday, and the ensuing media portrayal of his death, Twitter expressed outrage in the form of a hashtag: #IfTheyGunnedMeDown
I am going to print this out, laminate it, and keep it with my gloves and spade.
"People are perfectly happy to see women as sex objects, but the actual biologic of our bodies is apparently gross and unmentionable."
- Our Bodies, Ourselves.
Check out Meghan Tonjes’s performance of “The Fault Is in Our Stars” from this year’s VidCon — it will bowl you over with the emotions and the feelings and the gorgeousnesses.
Big Brother is Bashful
Did you know that on Ellen’s body the letters C-O-N-S-E-N-T were spelled out with the following phrases?
C- consent is not the absence of a no; it is the presence of a yes
O- agreement, permission, approval, authorization, endorsement, assent
N- Know that the person can say “red” “no” or “stop” before assuming they will
S- Rubbing, fondling, touching, hands down the pants, help undressing, kissing and smiling
E- Want to play? Do you have a condom? Can I kiss you? Are you ready? Did you wash your hands?
N- you’ll know when I want to have sex with you because I will say yes, or ask for it myself
T- Consent is unbelievably, inarguably bubbling sex cauldron hot
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- Don’t be angry at yourself when anxiety/depression flares up. It isn’t your fault and no one blames you and if they do they’re pieces of shit.
- Don’t orbit around your perceived value so much. You’re not the sum total of what you produce.
- Don’t let yourself wonder why people love you. That’s not how it works. There are not stark, individual reasons that a person can enumerate about why they love you. It’s the entire, unique combination of what and who you are.
This is one of the most adorable comics I’ve ever read
I’ve been waiting for this to pop back up on my dashboard.. we are way too hard on ourselves.
This is great.
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