Who was I back then? Just a 17 year old kid from the Bronx with dreams of becoming a scientist. And somehow, the world’s most famous astronomer found time to invite me to Ithaca in upstate New York to spend a Saturday with him.
I remember that snowy day like it was yesterday. He met me at the bust stop and showed me his laboratory at Cornell university. Carl reached behind his desk and inscribed this book for me. ‘For Neil, a future astronomer. - Carl’.
At the end of the day he drove me back to the bus station. The snow was falling harder. He wrote his home phone number on a scrap of paper and he said ‘If the bus can’t get back through, call me, spend a night at my home with my family’. I already knew I wanted to become a scientist, but that afternoon, I learned from Carl, the kind of person I wanted to become. He reached out to me, and to countless others, inspiring so many of us to study, teach and do science. Science is a cooperative enterprise spanning the generations. It’s the passing of a torch, from teacher to student to teacher. A community of minds reaching back to antiquity and forward to the stars.
Cosmos: A Space Time Odyssey - "Standing Up in the Milky Way" - Neil deGrasse Tyson
Understanding the difference between transsexualism and transgenderism is not difficult at all. If you accept your body the way it is and have no physical dysphoria in the least then you are not transsexual because anyone who IS transsexual WILL have physical dysphoria to some degree, reason why they transition from one sex to the other either through hormones or surgery. A transgender is a term used to describe anyone who acts out of the gender norm, it doesn't equal to only transsexuals. from Anonymous
That umbrella shit is bullshit.
Transgender. Trans=across gender=male/female
I understand some people claim to have no gender or move between male and female, that’s whatever, but it’s not transgender. It needs a separate name. I believe it exists but it is not the same and shouldn’t be grouped the same considering medically they may require different approaches to handling it. Once again, I’m truscum. I don’t hold any different views from the majority of other truscum bloggers.
This argument is like bill nye vs ken ham.
Bill nye/truscum = science, proof, consistency, and sense.
Ken ham/trans umbrella= bible/tumblr
You’re never going to agree with me, but I don’t give a shit. You also won’t convince me, so don’t bother with the messages. I’ve considered these things, I am not stubborn, but genderqueer/non binary/whateverthefuck, are not the same as being transgender.
That Bill Nye vs Ken Ham analogy was boss.
So, you're transphobic. from Anonymous
otherkin are not trans people they’re just delusional so please.. stop…. that’s insulting to the trans community
Choosing a gender identity outside the binary is delusional?
no… identifying as whatever you want gender-wise (binary or not) is cool but identifying as an animal? get out
I mean, it’s really up to them to choose what they identify as, if that’s what they are comfortable and secure with, who are you to tell them it’s wrong?
you’re 13 isn’t that a little young to be advocating the squirrel people
ok ok ok
the gender spectrum has nothing to do with fursonas
for the love of god please.
you don’t need to take political action for your fursona to be fucking recognized by the goddamn government. and if you do you need to chill the fuck out and reprioritize.