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Meet Dr. Thaddeus Pixel, Inventor of Science

Dr. Thaddeus Pixel, Inventor of Science. (Detail of poster from Chateau Heartiste)
Dr. Thaddeus Pixel, Inventor of Science. (Detail of poster from Chateau Heartiste)

So the other day some of the fellas over on Chateau Heartiste — one of the internet’s top destinations for racist, misogynist pickup artist wannabes — ran across a little graphic celebrating some of the lesser-known “[w]omen in science that you should know … and probably don’t.”

Apparently offended by the reminder that, yes, women have actually had some influence over history, one of Heartiste’s readers decided to make a graphic similarly celebrating the men of science. But while the original graphic contained pictures of only 12 women, this new graphic featured a vast sea of male faces, as if to rub in just how male dominated the world of science has been, and still is.

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Looking at the graphic, Heartiste also thought he spotted another demographic anomaly: a preponderance of white faces. “That’s one pale looking pastiche,” he wrote.

“The Men in Science poster. A Snowvalanche of Whiteness,” agreed one of his commenters,”Bwahahaha.”

Huh. That’s weird. because when I look at the poster I don’t see a lot of white. I mean, if you blow it up a little you can see that the spaces between the various squares are white, but the squares themselves are all sorts of colors. Red. Pink. Black. Brown. Blue. Green.

Are a significant portion of the Men of Science from Mars?

And there’s another odd thing about this not-so-pale pastiche: it’s full of repeating patterns. If you look closely, you’ll discover that this isn’t one vast sea of male faces. It’s a small pond, endlessly repeated.

Specifically, it’s this bit (from the upper left-hand corner) pasted over and over.

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Also, when you look closely at these alleged “scientists” they turn out to be real blockheads. Yep, if you zoom in a little further you don’t find an assortment of tiny Einsteins and fig-sized Newtons. You get this:

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All hail the founding pixels of science!

Heartiste, you may want to get your eyes checked for bigotry.

Thanks to dashapants for bringing this wondrous graphic and its repeating patterns to my attention.

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trans_commie
8 years ago

Awwwwww :3

Speaking of fuzzy animals, I’m in an office room right now and the grey kitty is staring at the back of my head. X_X It’s cute but kind of unnerving.

wewereemergencies
wewereemergencies
8 years ago

Oh MRAs why are you so confusing? It’s almost like they don’t understand irony or logic or how the world works…

I should point out that you KNOW you have a terrible movement when your members actually acknowledge your opposition is nicer to them than you are

kittehserf
8 years ago

Speaking of fuzzy animals, I’m in an office room right now and the grey kitty is staring at the back of my head. X_X It’s cute but kind of unnerving.

So either kitty is beaming Powerful Cat Thoughts straight into your brain, or is having a hypnotism fail.

cassandrakitty
cassandrakitty
8 years ago

Puppy! Sorry, that’s about as intellectual a response as you’re going to get when I’m confronted with an adorable fluffball.

katz
8 years ago

OT: Is anyone here any good at versification?

Unimaginative
Unimaginative
8 years ago

Besides Fibinaci? What kind of verse are you looking for?

trans_commie
8 years ago

@katz

If by versification you mean making poetry verses, then I suppose my brother is decent at that. What do you need good versification for, if I may ask?

katz
8 years ago

Trying to versify this song into English. Non-English songs look weird if you just print a straight translation of the lyrics.

trans_commie
8 years ago

Hmm,.I don’t think my brother can help you out with that. He knows how to write verses just fine, but he’s never really done any cross-language stuff with verses as far as I know. Sorry about that.

wordsp1nner
wordsp1nner
8 years ago

About the 8 hours a day reading… that is not what any level of scientist does, at all, though there is a lot of reading. Lower-level researchers spend their time conducting experiments, which often involves repetitive physical actions (i.e., pipeting things, weighing things, vortexing things–all of which I did today at work!). Higher up the food chain, the less lab work you do, but the more writing–grant applications, papers, etc–and the more time you have to spend working out what your underlings are going to be doing.

Everyone has to read scientific papers, but you don’t spend all day doing that. If you do, you aren’t a researcher, you’re probably an editor at journal–and even then, you’ll spend part of the day corresponding, editing, etc.

katz
8 years ago

Also 8 hours a day of scientific journals would make your brain melt and run out your ears.

wordsp1nner
wordsp1nner
8 years ago

There’s that too…

grumpycatisagirl
grumpycatisagirl
8 years ago

What is this about ROK banning men who reply to women? I thought women were not allowed to comment at ROK in the first place? or am I getting that mixed up with some place else?

And is this the new and improved dustup after the Roosh-in-Polish-jail-but-not-really-dustup? Is that not a dustup anymore, since it was, I think, last week?

canuck_with_pluck
canuck_with_pluck
8 years ago

@cloudiah; @weirwoodtreehugger: I am SO glad someone else mentioned the room, because I was going to, but would have felt weird doing so out of context.

If there are any Torontonians on here, someone told me that there is going to be a screening and Tommy Wiseau is going to be there, if you feel like a good laugh. I looked it up, and it seems to be at the Royal, but I’m not sure.

cloudiah
8 years ago

It’s now the case that anytime I hear someone say the name Mark, I think, “Oh hi Mark.”

The Room has been a terrible but hilarious influence on my life.

trans_commie
8 years ago

@cloudiah

I feel exactly the same way.

But there’s no reason to feel ashamed. After all, you’re not just a little chicken – you know, the one that goes “cheep cheep cheep cheeeeeeeeeeeep.”

Fibinachi
8 years ago

@Katz:

I can have a crack at it, but I can’t yet speak Russian or read cyrillic, so the product would just be slightly changing the set up of the already translated english.

Would that be acceptable?

katz
8 years ago

I can have a crack at it, but I can’t yet speak Russian or read cyrillic, so the product would just be slightly changing the set up of the already translated english.

Would that be acceptable?

That would, in fact, rock. (That’s all I would be doing, I’d just do a terrible job of it!)

breadandrosesblogger
8 years ago

Looks like one of those magic picture things. Except I stare at it and just see stupidity. Speaking of stupidity, there’s a recent ROK essay about how equal rights tyrannizes men:
http://www.returnofkings.com/30492/the-equality-movement-is-allowing-women-to-tyrannize-men

All Hail the Gynocracy!

weirwoodtreehugger
8 years ago

It’s funny because earlier tonight I introduced my friend to this awesome dubstep mix of lines from The Room.

hookergal
hookergal
8 years ago

Things like this, ALWAYS make me laugh. When I was in year 12, I got a perfect score in sports science. Pretty awesome achievement I thought, BUT MISANDRY! I was the first female student to do this & the male teacher didn’t want to give me the award for being the best student that year. Cos only MALE students had achieved this in the years before. However, the next student down was also female so he was kinda screwed. But it was a big deal & he only ended up giving me the award as I had family who were teachers who knew the results & that I was the top student. So women CAN do *science* and *sports*

tealily
tealily
8 years ago

It’s always highly amusing when the MRAs start vicariously putting themselves in the same category as the men who have contributed great things to the world, because we all know that the majority of men who have ever inhabited the planet have invented or discovered something, and the kind of time, effort and work that goes into such endeavors equals working a joe-job by day, and whining online about how women won’t do as they want by night.

vaiyt
vaiyt
8 years ago

You can’t make up this shit. Leave it to the Manosphere to make parody redundant.

Jazzratt
Jazzratt
8 years ago

I always find it pretty funny when MRAs and assorted dickbags bleat on about how science is for manly men and primitive ladybrains can’t handle it. I am on a biomedical science course at my university and the lectures/lab sessions are, like, 80% women (faculty staff are a bit more evenly split probably closer to 60% or so) and my university is by no means unique or even unusual in that. As for being “fugly” I don’t really spend much time checking them out (not when there is SCIENCE! to be doing) but I don’t think they look significantly different from any other random sampling of the population.

That said there is a tendency for a lot of these dudebros to become latter-day Rutherfords and start shifting the goalposts by narrowing the definition of “hard science” to specifically exclude biology or to refer only to physics and engineering. It’s transparently desperate as a tactic, though, and completely laughable when you remember the closest these guys ever come to any sort of scientific discipline is when they’re sharing biotruthy evo-psych just-so stories.

Also, yo. Long(ish) time lurker, first time poster. All that.

Arctic Ape
Arctic Ape
8 years ago

I can tell you it’s fake. I know some of those pixels.

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