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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.

heartisterepeatedpattern

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
7 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
7 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
7 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
7 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
7 years ago

OT: Is anyone here any good at versification?

Unimaginative
Unimaginative
7 years ago

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

trans_commie
7 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
7 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
7 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
7 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
7 years ago

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

wordsp1nner
wordsp1nner
7 years ago

There’s that too…

grumpycatisagirl
7 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
7 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
7 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
7 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
7 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
7 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
7 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
7 years ago

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

hookergal
hookergal
7 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
7 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
7 years ago

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

Jazzratt
Jazzratt
7 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
7 years ago

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

Arctic Ape
Arctic Ape
7 years ago

Heartiste model of scientific career:

1. Read books and learn stuff. Now, lots of people engage in some amount of self-education like this (real manly men and womanly women don’t, though), but you need an extraordinary level of book-learning. You need to know ALL THE THINGS.

2. At some point, probably after wasting much of your life in full-time reading, you know everything. This makes you smart enough that you can invent new stuff from scratch. (In the time of mammoths, men could easily invent new stuff without reading, but nowadays all the easy stuff has been already invented, and there’s only hard real science stuff left.)

3.????

4. Profit!

titianblue
titianblue
7 years ago

@Katz

How’s this for a first verse:

In iron ranks we march to the attack
With measured stride and with determined speed
Our mother city always at our back
Towards the battlelines, our captains lead

Buttercup Q. Skullpants
Buttercup Q. Skullpants
7 years ago

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

That minty green one looks familiar. It’s on the tip of my tongue.

Wasn’t there a commemorative postage stamp honoring its achievements?

Buttercup Q. Skullpants
Buttercup Q. Skullpants
7 years ago

This is what happens when you design posters in Minecraft.

titianblue
titianblue
7 years ago

So,even assuming for a moment the Fartiste’s friend is right and pretty girls don’t grow up to be scientists, why would it matter whether a scientist is conventionally attractive or not?

Oh, wait a minute. This is Fartiste so any woman who doesn’t please his penis is utterly worthless and shouldn’t be seen in public. We must think of the poor menz scientists forced to see such hideousness! /snark

dashapants
dashapants
7 years ago

@Katz

I took some poetic license, but this is the gist of it:

In steel ranks we file into battle
Our footsteps fall hard as we tread
We leave our hometown behind
And march to the frontline ahead

We shan’t tremble in fear for our city so dear
For our Moscow, our birthplace, our home
We shall become its walls, indestructible force
We shall strike down and destroy our foe

We march in platoons in formation
The ground rings under our feet
We march in defense of our nation
Its factories, red stars, and fields

We laid every brick with our own hands
For joy, and we shall not think twice
For each broken stone in its pavements
To exact a terrible price

Our name shall be legion uncounted
We’ll thwart them with fire and blood
And bury them out on the battlefield
And Moscow shall go on unharmed

titianblue
titianblue
7 years ago

@Katz, a slightly cheesy verse 2:

To keep her safe, we shall not fear the fight,
Our capital, our birthplace, dear Moscow
A wall of steel, we’ll stand against the night.
With lethal fire, we will destroy her foe

I’ve tended towards a rather old fashioned style so looking forwards to seeing what Fibs does with the same lines.

I can see the lines about the Kremlin are going to be difficult …

titianblue
titianblue
7 years ago

@katz verse 3:

Our captains march before us without fear.
The ground beneath us trembles as we go.
Behind us stand our homes and factories dear.
And over all the Kremlin’s red stars glow.

titianblue
titianblue
7 years ago

Last verse (yes, I know I’m missing one but this one came more easily, I’ll go back to the penultimate one):

No force can crush this army of the brave.
As on our foes, our dreadful fire rains.
For every fascist, we have dug a grave.
Dead, they shall lie in Moscow’s misty plains.

Monster
7 years ago

I can confirm that 8 hours a day of scientific journals does indeed result in brain running out of nose and ears – that’s a time management mistake you only make once (ok…maybe three times) during your BSc…

Fibinachi
7 years ago

Here, it’s difficult to get the right idea but I gave it a crack.

To the attack, in steel ranks
Our marching pace is firm
Our beloved birthplace behind us,
Our leaders the line confirm

We shall not recoil in the battle
Our capital, dear Moscow, defend
Foes fight against us, the bulwark
Yet we will never relent

Our leaders lead from the forefront
Earth shakes under our boots
Behind our shields lie the shop fronts
The Kremlin’s red stars, our roots

For happiness, with our hands
we built our birthplace city
Every paving stone broken
becomes bullets for enemy lands

This force of heroes form walls around Moscow
invulnerable, unbreakable, strong
We have dug grave for the fascists
They’ll fill them all before long

titianblue
titianblue
7 years ago

@katz, the penultimate verse has gone a but Tolkien on me. Sorry.

With eager hands we raised our city tall
Where we were born, a joyful city made.
For every broken stone, each toppled wall,
We’ll see there is a bloody ransom paid.

Fibinachi
7 years ago

Although I guess I really doubt singing marching russians during world war 2 would make a reference to a store front…

titianblue
titianblue
7 years ago

@Fibinachi, you stuck much closer to the text.

@katz, what are you planning to use it for (in your novel, I assume)?

titianblue
titianblue
7 years ago

I’m disppointed not that my effort didn’t mention the shop fronts. 😉

In iron ranks we march to the attack
With measured stride and with determined speed
Our mother city always at our back
Towards the battlelines, our captains lead

To keep her safe, we shall not fear the fight,
Our capital, our birthplace, dear Moscow
A wall of steel, we’ll stand against the night.
With lethal fire, we will destroy her foe.

Our captains march before us without fear.
The ground beneath us trembles as we go.
Behind us stand our homes and factories dear.
And over all the Kremlin’s red stars glow.

With eager hands we raised our city tall
Where we were born, a joyful city made.
For every broken stone, each toppled wall,
We’ll see there is a bloody ransom paid.

No force can crush this army of the brave.
As on our foes, our dreadful fire rains.
For every fascist, we have dug a grave.
Dead, they shall lie in Moscow’s misty plains.

gillyrosebee
7 years ago

Completely OT, but my sister just sent this pic of her new Furrinato.

Silly kittehs! The cute is NEVER off topic!!

And thanks for the picture of that prosh little guy, your sister is very lucky indeed!

Octo
Octo
7 years ago

It seems even Russian martialism is more sympathetic than Fartiste’s drivel.

croco
croco
7 years ago

Octo, they were defending their country from the invaders, why shouldn’t they deserve sympathy?

emilygoddess
emilygoddess
7 years ago

So he didn’t even try to make a real collage, just a prototype of what it would look like to prove a point. Such activism! The quote at the bottom is a nice little touch: random, pointless, and off-message (the point of the graphic is “men are better at science”, while the quote is about how women who do science are ugly). So this is pretty much a typical MRA poster, huh?

Bonus points for the anti-intellectualism of the quote. The only reason for a woman to spend time learning is to gain something from it – nobody does science because they actually enjoy their subject, or want to do awesome things for humanity, or anything. It’s just a crutch for the girls who can’t get anywhere on their looks.

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.

Don’t move! They can’t see you if you don’t move.

Women Are Obsolete
Women Are Obsolete
7 years ago

The picture is one of those stereograms (3D images): if you cross your eyes, you will see three rectangles popping out of the picture; I don’t know what they are supposed to represent.

katz
7 years ago

TWO versifications? My cup overfloweth! Titianblue, Fibinachi, you guys are both amazing. Except now I have to decide between them. Fuck! (Yes, they’re for the novel, natch.)

kittehserf
7 years ago

Hi, Jazzratt! Have a Welcome Package!

Mnemosyne
Mnemosyne
7 years ago

I’ve done a little digging and I discovered that Roosh used to be a microbiologist and threw it all away to be a pick-up artist. But Roosh aside, most PUA/MRAs that claim to be scientists don’t really understand certain subjects like genetics and evolution.

One of the comments someone posted on BluePill had one guy on claiming that women were inferior because (biologically typical) females had 46 chromosomes and males had 45 somehow. Therefore, he argued that all XX chromosome people have Down Syndrome. Clearly, he had never heard of dosage compensation which occurs not only XX women, but Triple X Syndrome (XXX) women and men with Klinefelter Syndrome (XXY) too. He also neglected that XY men are more susceptible to sex-linked genetic disorders because the Y chromosome doesn’t really contain genes that code for non-sex related traits.

moldybrehd
7 years ago

I’ve done a little digging and I discovered that Roosh used to be a microbiologist

Yes, but was he a *good* microbiologist? There may be a few extra reasons he threw it all away…

Mark Minter
Mark Minter
7 years ago

David, we are together. I came up here right before thanksgiving. It’s going well. Thanks for asking. Kate is a bit of a fan. She thinks you have a “wicked wit”