Give your daughters difficult names. Give your daughters names that command the full use of tongue. My name makes you want to tell me the truth. My name doesn’t allow me to trust anyone that cannot pronounce it right.

Warsan Shire

When people have trouble with my name, fine. Some people may be unfamiliar with it. But when somebody struggles with my name, then awkwardly asks me if I have a nickname, I lose respect for them. My name is two syllables, and it’s pronounced exactly as it’s spelled. If you can’t take that kind of effort to learn my name, I don’t trust you. (via sirfazal)



New video! Evolution and the Book of Life

Hmm. I don’t really know how to describe this week’s IOTBS.

I was having a bit of an existential crisis about evolution and why something as simple as DNA, changing over time, could be responsible for creating everything from bacteria to beagles. So I called my friend Eric over and he explained the book of life to me.

I also make fun of him for having red hair, defend Rosalind Franklin’s honor, and declare myself part of Team GIF With A Hard G).


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