Archives for August, 2012

Reproductive Rights, Abortion, In the Name of the Father.

One of the things that has always perplexed me in the argument over abortion is the claim made by women to say, “unless you have a woman’s reproductive parts, you should keep your f**in mouth shut about her reproductive rights”. While I certainly support the right of any human to exercise total authority over their […]

E=MC2 Explained

One of my friends on Facebook found a photo which I think perfectly illustrates how some people completely misunderstand Einstein’s energy equation.  Aside from the *facepalm* amusing and completely ignorant comments made by the author (which I’ve mostly deleted), it represents a fundamental misunderstanding of how to translate E=MC² into common language (in my case […]

The struggle to learn

One of the more intimidating aspects of my chosen academic pursuits is the sheer volume of information that I’ve got to pack into a small biochemical computer. I try not to think about it too much because I have a lot of anxiety. Many of the academic topics that I love cause me anxiety for […]