Scientists Successfully Implant Lungs into Fish
Scientists have successfully created a goldfish that is capable of breathing atmospheric air. Using advanced microsurgery techniques, researchers at the New South Wales Veterinary Institute implanted a pair of frog lungs into the fish, which survived out of water for 2 hours.
The lungs were connected to the respiratory surface that were naturally found in the gills. The fish was able to conduct gas exchange through the lungs instead of the gills, which allowed it to breath in a terrestrial environment. A very humid chamber was constructed for the goldfish so that it did not dehydrate.
SCIENCE ISN’T ABOUT WHY IT’S ABOUT WHY NOT
i don’t think you guys understand how important this is if we’re able to put lungs in fish it means we may be able to put gills in humans which means we’re one step closer to becoming mermaids
WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK
"One step closer to becoming mermaids" No. Think of the Ethics here.
This fish has had FOREIGN ORGANS implanted into it (Also against its will). Do you understand how WRONG that is?
Science is about understanding why, science is not about “Why not” -that’s a quote from a fucking video game character you…… ugh.
alright, the becoming mermaids bit was a bit silly but if we can implant foreign organs into a different species think what this will mean for people who have a defective organ, they can use the same techniques here and it will most likely be easier as humans are all one species and are meant to contain these organs.
in another arguement for this it could also lead to adaptations for new environments, which with the way this worlds going will be needed soon
Michael cera is like the human version of the word moist
Seriously though, where does Trevor even go?
At first I was like
WHY IS DOOFENSCHMIRTZ BALD
and then it hit me.
Posts like the one above bother me.
I’m not going to say anything about “reverse racism”, “heterophobia”, “misandry” or “cisphobia” because I know those aren’t technically real. I know that posts like this aren’t oppression, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t hurtful.
And yes, they do hurt people’s feelings. I understand that some hurt feelings in no way compare to actual, institutionalized discrimination, but that doesn’t mean they don’t matter at all. For some people, it might not be that hard to get over something mean on the internet, but honestly, why do these mean things need to be said?
I fully support the social justice movements, but bashing white cishet people doesn’t really help move them along. Now, if one refers to a privileged group negatively as a whole with the intention of educating people about what they’re doing wrong, I don’t have any problem with it. For example, if somebody said “when white people get mad when white characters are racebent” or something of the sort, that is fine. Because if you just said “some white people”, it allows people who are part of that group to not remove themselves from the problem, so they may not think “Huh, do I do that?” Referring to a privileged group as a whole when you are educating them is good.
But posts like the one above? That’s not educational. That’s not saying, “Hey, here’s a problem you guys need to fix”. That’s just bullying.
The point is, posts such as these don’t progress things. Posts like this will only drive the majority and minorities further apart and serve to make sjw’s look immature and not credible.
Can they be equated with actual racism, sexism, transphobia and homophobia? Of course not. Is it oppression? Nope. But that doesn’t mean it’s a good thing. Hurting peoples’ feelings without reason should not be so acceptable.
Race, sexuality, sex, and gender identity do not determine the worth of a person. No matter who you are, you are worth something. This includes people who are in the majority.
I consider myself an ally. I do my best to educate myself and keep my privilege in check. Social justice warriors – believe me when I say I’m on your side. But I kindly ask some of you to stop it with this pointless bullying. The only way to gain equality to educate the privileged groups on what they’re doing wrong and what they can do to help. Hurtful comments are only going to make them turn in the opposite direction.
"THIS PICTURE WILL NOT CHANGE THE WORLD, BUT I STILL NEED FEMINISM AND I’M GOING TO REALLY, REALLY TELL YOU WHY":
-Because I got called a whore for wearing a short plaid skirt when I was 10
-and because when Nujood Ali from Yemen was 10 she got divorced
-Because black girls’ names became my classmates’ favorite “joke” when I was 11
-and because when an 11-year-old girl in Texas was raped by 18 men the New York Times wrote of how the girl “dressed older than her age”
-Because I started counting calories when I was 14
-and because when Malala Yousafzai was 14 she was shot in the head for trying to go to school
-Because I heard a boy greet a girl with “hey slut” today at age 16
-and because when a 16-year-old girl in Steubenville, Ohio was filmed being raped by two boys at a party while unconscious the CNN reporters talked about how tragic it was because the rapists had such bright futures as athletes
-Because I will have to watch my drink at all bars and parties when I am 22
-and because when CeCe McDonald was 22 she was sentenced to 41 months in prison for defending herself against a man who screamed transphobic, racist insults at her and then slashed her face with a bottle
-Because no matter what age I am the biggest threat to men will still be heart disease, and the biggest threat to women will still be men.
-Because it is not just about me, because it is not just about anger, because it is not just a JOKE, because it is not just about “hating men,” because it is not just about girls with vaginas, because it is not just about ending “slut”, because it is not just about white straight girls in Rookie magazine, because it is not just about writing on backs, because it is not just about the fact that gay men are “fags” but lesbians are “hot,” because it is not just about pictures of thin white girls being the only google image results for the search phrase “beautiful women”, because it is not just about writing signs, because it is not just about what she was wearing or how many times she said yes before she changed her answer to no, because misogyny is not just about one thing and feminism is not just about one thing and it is not just “a trend” and it will not “happen” in just one way.
-And because yes. It is about equality for EVERYONE, but first and foremost it needs to be about equality for girls, because they are not treated equally to men, in every single sense, and you are not going to take feminism away from me and call me bossy/hostile/aggressive and make this about yourself or make it into a joke, because truth be told, I’m not joking and I’m tired of explaining. If you want to call yourself a feminist, you work hard to spread feminism, you do not turn this into a contest of whose struggle is greater and constantly demand to know what you can get out of feminism personally. Feminism is not just about you, or me, it is about everyone. If you’re male and you’re tired of men being stereotyped as hyper-masculine, soulless, sexist, inherent leader-tyrant creatures, then go out and prove the patriarchy wrong and fight for girls, like someone with a soul who believes in equality would. Then, yes, feminism will be about everyone.
-Sylvie (an amazing grrrl godess)
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