I guess I'm here because because #snails.
Dear science writers,
Stop enabling evil. The men targeting Katie Bouman, who was a team lead on the Event Horizon Telescope project that produced that image of the black hole at the center of M87, are not "trolls". Trolls want to get a rise out of people. These men are not just trying to get a rise out of her or anyone else.
They are misogynists. They hate women and can't stand the idea of a woman being successful in science.
Call them what they are.
The Event Horizon Telescope, incidentally, is a fantastic example of a large scale decentralised non-governmental collaboration.
That black hole image was taken using 8 separately managed radio telescopes scattered across the planet. It was organised by scientists working in 60 different research institutes in 17 countries across 6 continents. With no motive beyond trying to learn something which they didn't know before.
listening to a spotify playlist called "prog rock monsters." prog rock is my jam y'all, it's like softcore white punk and I totally grew up on the alan parsons project.
anyway this playlist's first three songs:
- king crimson, solid choice, A+;
- rush, not normally on my prog rock list but I like them so okay;
- coheed and cambria. hey, what is this greenday double kickdrum stuff doing here?
anyway I suggest the "prog rocks for beginners" playlist instead:
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