Mega Vespa hell yeah
I knew there was a reason I kept you in my Elite Four team in X.
A real comment I received on an essay shout out to my professor for proving academics, too, can be fuckboys
There is a difference between vent-posting on tumblr and writing a formal essay for class. While for the former it doesn’t really matter if the reader agrees with you or not, the latter’s whole point is to persuade the reader into believing your thesis. Your professor is noting there is a weak point in one of your arguments; if a reader who was undecided or who didn’t agree with your thesis had read that, they could have thought, “It is impossible to account for every single man. This statement is wrong,” and then suspected the validity of the rest of your paper.
While you can argue that you didn’t specify all men, it is usually assumed that you are talking about all of a group when you leave out a limiting factor, like stating “Apples are green” versus saying “Some apples are green.” Saying “Apples are green” implies that being green is a defining characteristic of what makes apples apples; if there is an apple, then it is assumed to be green because of that statement. Once you find one non-green apple, however, the statement is proven false. It doesn’t matter if most or a majority of the apples are green, because that one non-green apple proves that “Apples are green” is wrong. That is why they teach you in school to avoid generalized statements, whether in writing or when answering multiple choice questions. It is impossible to prove most scenarios that include words like “all”, “none”, “never”, and “always.” As such, generalizations are usually considered weak arguments and should be avoided.
This by no means indicates that your argument is wrong; it just means that you need to reword it in order to strengthen it. Saying “most men” or “a majority of men” is a more compelling argument; it is harder to disprove as compared to “all men,” and the statement still highlights a problem correlated to people of that gender, which I assume was your original intent.
TL;DR From what the picture shows, it looks like your professor was pointing out a weakness in your essay that could be corrected and was not trying to invalidate your argument.
haa bumped into this bit of my late comic blog in my files and thought I could post it here since i guess it’s relatable for many a tumblr-folk…? hopefully the translation’s not too ridiculous it was surprisingly difficult to translate finnish sentences into english even though they’re so simple ´-`
when u get a cute button up shirt and u think it’s going to fit and it does but. but then. u see it. The Thing
I’ve wanted to try drawing more gore-, horror-, or otherwise anatomy-related drawings, but I’ve always felt self-conscious posting them here since that isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, and I know I have at least a few followers who block tags related to body horror and the like. So I made a horror blog!
Considering October has a Gore Art Challenge, today seems like as good a time as any to unveil it.
(The posts are not tagged, though, or at least not yet. I’m still unsure what is triggering or not, which is part of the reason why the blog was separated. :’D)
sorry for caps locking but male clothing is really really important to me
A new batch of chemistry herb & spice labels are now up to purchase on the site’s Etsy store.
Also, my paprika jar is clearly misshapen.
Last day of teaching for the academic year today! Since it’s the start of the summer holidays and I’m feeling generous, you can get 20% off the price of the chemistry herb & spice labels from the link above by using the code ‘SUMMER14’ at the checkout stage of the purchase.
The code lasts until the end of the weekend, and there are ~30 sets left - so get them while you can!GAAAHHHHcompoundchemI NEED THESE TO LIIIIIIIIVVVVVEEEEEE