i hate the trope of asexual scientists cause i know it comes from the misconceptions that 1. all scientists are cold, unfeeling robots and 2. all asexuals are cold, unfeeling robots but i also secretly love it cause it’s like “haha, asexual scientist! that me”
I’ve recently noticed something of a trend in asexual or commonly-headcanoned-as-asexual characters.
- Sherlock Holmes, brilliant detective and ecclectic scientific researcher from Arthur Conan Doyle’s novels, BBC’s Sherlock and Elementary.
- Sheldon Cooper, accomplished theoretical physicist from The Big Bang Theory - and, possibly also ace-spectrum, his girlfriend Amy Farrah Fowler, nueroscientist.
- The Doctor, time traveller, adventurer and omnidiscipliniary scientist from Doctor Who.
- Newton Geiszler, biologist, and/or Hermann Gottlieb, physicist, two top scientists from Pacific Rim.
- Niki/Tori Beaugrand, young but brilliant electronic engineer from Quicksilver by R. J. Anderson.
Is it just me, or is there a better-than-average chance that a character widely thought of as asexual also excels in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) field?
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July 18, 2014 - Scientists Discover First Ever Shark Raising Orphaned Bee
Marine Biologist Dr. Kylie Richards made a startling discover last week while piloting an unmanned underwater vehicle over the Mid-Atlantic Ridge - her video feed displayed what appeared to be a white tip shark feeding and caring for a Nevada bumblebee. “I have no idea how the bee is able to breathe underwater,” explained Richards, “But it’s clear to me, without a shadow of a doubt, that this bee is an orphan.”
Richards, an expert in entomology in addition to marine biology, explained that many bumble bees are often separated from their nests when both of their parents are killed by their natural predators, peregrine falcons. “The falcons dive at over 10,000 miles per hour to strike and surprise their prey, bumble bees,” Richards elaborated. She then told us that despite media portrayal, sharks are actually extremely loving parents, often finding orphaned animals of completely different species and raising them as their own.
Using the underwater vehicle’s robotic arm to wave goodbye to the shark and its foster bee, Richards piloted the vehicle back to the ocean surface and loaded it back onto her research team’s ship. “I’m confident that bee is going to have an excellent life in the ocean,” Richards said to herself happily, moments before her ship was attacked by a swarm of weaponized albatrosses, frigatebirds, and storm petrels.
Nature is amazing
thats not a fucking bee its a yellow pilot fish http://www.paparazsea.com/p/community.html
"No I’m pretty sure it’s a bee" - National Geographic
i hate that when i tell people i love spiders they start telling me about the times when they’ve killed a spider or spiders and it’s like why are you telling me this you’re basically admitting to drowning a bag of kittens to me, that is the equivalent.
stop bragging about killing innocent animals no matter how small or “scary”