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Fruits and vegetables, before and after human intervention. 

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We did a pretty good fucking job, Jesus Christ

Remember this the next time you want to complain about GMO’s, we may not have done it in a lab but they still are that.

Bananas looked like lemons wtf

Isn’t this more of a combination of selective breeding and GMOs? Not just GMOs?

Yes.  But people talk about how GMO’s are “unnatural”, yet for centuries humanity has been exploiting mutations in animals and plants to produce food for themselves.

GMO’s are simply the process of inducing these mutations reliably.

People hear “Lettuce being modified with scorpion DNA” and think that we’re now eating scorpions.  But, in reality, they’re taking a tiny bit of scorpion DNA and splicing it into the plant.  Why?  So the plant will produce poison that is not harmful to humans but will deter insects, reducing the use of pesticide, which CAN be harmful to humans and the environment.

GMOs are producing rice that can survive flooding, which makes rice more reliable yields and will prevent food shortages in poor nations that rely on said crops for staple food.

GMOs are also creating spider-goat hybrids.  Why? So we can splice web production into the goat’s udders.  We’ll be able to spin huge quantities of spider silk, enough to reliably create spider silk cables and ropes, which have more tensile strength than steel.

I for one am glad I live in a time where watermelons aren’t giant tomato abominations

The issue with GMOs is that corporations like Monsanto are patenting GMOs and arresting indigenous farmers for cross pollinating with they seeds. But there is nothing dangerous about the science.

I don’t know why I’m fine with everything except the idea of a spider-goat, but JESUS FUCK NO NOT A SPIDER-GOAT. 
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ironychan:

Thousands of years ago, somebody looked at a flock of sheep and went, “well, they aren’t cold.”

Guys. Guys.

It’s so much better than that.

So once upon a time, goats and sheep were essentially the same animal, and all of them had hair. Now, you can do some stuff with hair, but you can’t do a lot, so mostly sheep/goats were kept for meat and milk.

Except then a mutation showed up, and some of the sheep/goats had WOOL instead. And someone realized that 1. you could spin that shit, and 2. then you could WEAVE that shit, and 3. IT GREW BACK.

Generations of selective breeding ensued. Two visibly discrete species emerged, one primarily for meat and milk, and the other primarily for wool. They also have different behavioural characteristics, because independence was not helpful in a sheep, so it was bred out of them. Sheep remain one of the few non-draft animals that we farm even though they are not delicious.

The most similar part of sheep and goats that remains today is their skeleton. On an archaeological dig, you find THOUSANDS of bones and bone fragments that can only be identified as “sheep/goat”. It’s incredibly frustrating, but also kind of hilarious after you’ve spent enough time in the sun.

ANYWAY, human beings have always been smart and surprisingly good at changing nature because they want a sweater.

The entire knitting community needs to hear this.

Oh man I’m so glad I can add this to my arsenal of responses to people who say all GMOs are made of poison.

Okay I admit I’ve been vegetarian for thirteen years so things may have changed since then, but SHEEP AREN’T DELICIOUS EXCUSE YOU HAVE YOU NEVER HAD A SHEPHERDS PIE?

They haven’t changed. Sheep are still the basis of souvlaki and dear sweet baby Eris that stuff is excellently delicious.

clearly that person had never tried good lamb chops. 

(fun story: Wee!Jen used to go for lunch with her grandparents and always had roast lamb. On the way home, Wee!Jen would apologise to the sheep in the fields for eating their babies. 

Wee!Jen knew exactly where her food came from. She just didn’t give a shit.

….big!Jen doesn’t either, tbh. Though I do try and buy responsibly sourced eggs and meat now, at least. 
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‘Set in an alternate present-day where humans, orcs, elves, and fairies have been co-existing since the beginning of time. Bright is genre-bending action movie that follows two cops from very different backgrounds. Ward (Will Smith) and Jakoby (Joel Edgerton), embark on a routine patrol night and encounter a darkness that will ultimately alter the future and their world as they know it.’

YO THIS LOOKS BALLER

MODERN FANTASY

URBAN FANTASY

Oooooooooooooooooh!

well this looks fucking amazing. 
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this hit me like a bus

I’ll reblog it till my fingers bleed

Because black history month is not just a month.
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Just in case you needed a reminder of how big wolves actually are… because sometimes when there’s no context for size, I tend to think of them as a lot smaller than they really are.

@arcaninesfavoritetrainer

What species of wolf are these? Siberian? Alaskan timber? They’re huge!

Also very cute, what with the licking and the rolling and good grief look at the size of those paws - but always remember: “Oh, what big teeth you have!” is an accurate observation.

Writer note: if a wolf is big enough, like these, and a human is of similar size, then a werewolf transformation really can be one-for-one with no difference in body mass.
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“The Black Parade” by James Jean

This detail in this is incredible. Take a closer look and swoon!

Always relevant.
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dickgrysvn:

Give me Superman with an awful southern accent. Give me Clark Kent sounding like he grew up on a farm (oh wait). Give me Superman the Journalist using y'all and all y'all and ain’t. Basically just give me Superman from Kansas

And DEFENDING IT.

“No, Lois, it’s not bad English. It’s a descriptive grammar theory and it serves a linguistic function.”

“C'mon, Smallville, are you really defending your use of ain’t?”

“Some of us actually went to class in college. If y'all are gonna give me a hard time about it, I’m gonna fight back.”

Clark making that “oop” noise when he bumps into inanimate objects.

But can you imagine Clark being so conditioned to this he bumps into an unmoving Bruce in the Watchtower once, and Bruce just slowly turns to stare at Clark and now it’s Clark’s turn to freeze because he just ‘oop'ed freaking Batman.

Or using ‘ain’t’ once around Bruce and Bruce just slowly goes rigid and stares at him.

“Did you just say ‘ain’t’?”

“Umm… yes?”

“You’re a writer!”

“Yeah, Bruce, and I’m also a farm boy from Kansas. It’s a legitimate word. Just because I don’t write with it doesn’t mean I don’t say it!”

And Bruce can’t even believe the indignity.

I want to see him defending it as a legitimate contraction for am not.

Clark: But Bruce, amn’t just sounds ridiculous. Ain’t just sort of rolls off the tongue, though…

Bruce: *stares*

Clark: I’ll accept that you shouldn’t use it with he or she or they, but it should be acceptable to use with I…

Bruce: *stares more*

Clark: it is a word, it’s just non-standard English…

Bruce: *turns away, flipping his cape dramatically as he goes, managing to hold in his laughter until he is somewhere even Clark can’t hear him*

Clark pronouncing wash like it has an r in the middle of it when he’s tired and forgets that people will treat him like the worst sort of hayseed over it.

“You ain’t gettin’ away this time Luthor!”

*Lex immediately stops in his tracks and turns around* “‘AIN’T???’”

“What is this, Captain Planet?”

-Lex Luthor
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Don’t think they want it either way. They want him to just not exist…

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