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sixpenceee:

HOW THE MOKIN CHILDREN ARE ABLE TO SEE WITH AMAZING CLARITY UNDERWATER

The Mokin are a group in Thailand that are nomadic and have a sea-based culture. 

In the sea there is less light, so usually one’s iris will dilate. But the Mokin have an adaption where instead of dilating, they constrict as much as possible. 

This allows them to see with much better clarity. Recent studies suggest that any child can quickly learn this trick. It exemplifies how well our brain adapts to our environment. 

SOURCE 

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so they are not born like this but are products of the environment.

interesting

If you watch Cosmos: A Space Odyssey , Neil deGrasee Tyson talks about how before we evolutionized into humans, our ancestors were once fish! Here’s a recap of the episode!

They continued to evolve and eventually these light sensing areas were concentrated on a spot of pigment making it possible to find the light and use it to make food. Eventually, a “dimple” evolved in the light spot and the organisms could then detect light from shadows and make out some objects in the vicinity including predators and prey. This evolved into a socket and over thousands of years natural selection continued to sculpt the eye.

An opening could close to the size of a pinhole and it was covered by a protective membrane to control how much light could get in and it sharpened the image. A lens came into existence next from the gel that was by the pinhole. It allowed not only a more sharp focus, but also allowed in more light for a brighter picture. Then the pinhole enlarged to let in more light. The creatures could now see in high definition both close up and far away. The split screen shows nearly an identical picture on both sides as what we can see and what those fish could see.

Then something terrible happened, Tyson tells us. As life moved to land, their eyes that had evolved for living in the water were not as good on land due to the refraction of light. Tyson tells us our eyes have not been as good ever since then. 75 million years later, we still can’t see in the dark or the very small details in front of us like the fish can. ”

(source: http://evolution.about.com/od/Pop-Culture/fl/Cosmos-A-Spacetime-Odyssey-Recap-Episode-102_2.htm)

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"Let men be men": Fox hosts eagerly agreed with the NY Post article that claimed “catcalls are flattering.” 

A few more gems from this segment

  • "They mean it in a nice way."
  • "It’s nice to get compliments."
  • "As long as you don’t come within arms length, it’s fine."

But for many women, catcalls are humiliating and degrading. Some blame themselves, wondering what they could have done differently to prevent it. And the consequences can considerably affect a person’s social behavior and habits, as women report they avoid eye contact and walking alone in public, or change their outfits or routes to avoid harassment.”  

In reality, this is no small problem. According to Stop Street Harassment, “at least 65% of women have experienced catcalls, leers, and unwanted sexual propositions,” disproportionately affecting those with low incomes, women of color, and the LGBTQ community. And while there are federal laws protecting women from workplace harassment, street harassment is addressed on a state-by-state basis.

Let’s bring some voices of reason into this discussion:

Natalie DiBlasio, USA TODAY:

Catcalling does not mean you are beautiful, smart, strong or interesting. Catcalling means a stranger values you so little he doesn’t care if he makes you feel uncomfortable or threatened.

Margaret Eby, Brooklyn Magazine:

Catcalling is about control, not about your cute shorts. It’s an assertion that women are just visitors in a male space, there to be assessed by appearance and summarily dismissed or flirted with.

Ashley Ross, TIME:

To legitimize catcalling is to give voice to those who don’t deserve it: the man who told me he wanted to perform oral sex on me, the man who said he wanted it the other way around and the man who said he could have me if he wanted me.

The dehumanizing culture of catcalling must stop, but conservative media outlets like Fox aren’t helping. It’s up to us all to educate ourselves about the harms of harassment, so that women can truly be free in the streets of America.

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thechangelingmedusa:


Like seriously, why isn’t pole dancing an olympic sport? This is freakin gymnastics. This is strength and skill. This is not sexual whatsoever. Why does pole dancing have to be so stigmatised as a sexual thing that only strippers do? I have great respect for all people who can pull this off. This is art and beauty right here. 

thechangelingmedusa:

Like seriously, why isn’t pole dancing an olympic sport? This is freakin gymnastics. This is strength and skill. This is not sexual whatsoever. Why does pole dancing have to be so stigmatised as a sexual thing that only strippers do? I have great respect for all people who can pull this off. This is art and beauty right here.