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2010-07-19 08:31:56 AM
I think it's time, as we kick off a new work week, I think it's appropriate that we take a moment to reflect upon all the hard work and dedication of the "small heroes" amongst us - the everyday heroes whose incessant and frenetic toil helps make Fark.com what it is:
i18.photobucket.com
 
2010-07-19 08:36:03 AM
Say what you want about the link but the fallout from it is far more enjoyable
 
2010-07-19 08:53:04 AM
Chicks in the humanities are hotter. In my experience. Admittedly they're way, way, way crazier and can't pull a living wage, but they are hotter.
Now dance, puppets.
 
2010-07-19 08:56:52 AM
Italian astrophysicist Dr. Fiorella Terenzi

solar-center.stanford.edu

/Also a musician... found out about her through Thomas Dolby.
 
2010-07-19 08:58:48 AM
Gsm136: Say what you want about the link but the fallout from it is far more enjoyable

This. When I submitted this, I hadn't even bothered really looking at the list- sexy scientists, a word containing "tit", and voila- green. I half-assed it just as much as the guy making the list.

So, I'm really getting a kick out of these replies.
 
2010-07-19 08:59:47 AM
missmarsha: funny. your feigned misunderstanding of my point,actually places emphasis on my point. its easier to dismiss the comment than take a google moment or 2 to seek out some ethnic diversity for this particular post. why should you..? you arent racist... you have plenty of Black friends and you love Jay-Z and Darius Rucker... ;-0 trust me, I get it. its not Drew's to make everyone happy, comfortable or welcome. its Drew's, he can run it as he wishes. i just thought he may appreciate the feedback.

but thanks for at least replying.

peace.


You're so full of win.

/and a shout out to all of the biochem love
 
2010-07-19 09:05:32 AM
I'd let a few of em graduate my cylinder.
 
2010-07-19 09:09:55 AM
missmarsha: You could have gotten around that by being more inclusive.

Inclusive of whom? Homely scientists? Sexy non-scientists?

Let me let you in on something from the perspective of a masculine, hetero male:

Women that "conform to a rigid notion of physical attractiveness" are definitely attention-grabbing, but if that's all they have going for them, that attention isn't kept very long and we move on. Women who are more than their looks, such as being a scientist or musician or having something else they pursue with passion, command rapt attention far after "whoa, she's hot!"

Further, the woman of substance and intelligence who doesn't "conform to a rigid notion of physical attractiveness" can still be sexy. Men like young hotties and always will -- we're men, dammit -- we love women who are smart, good-hearted, and shore up our confidence. Those things are far sexier to us. And the neat thing is, all women who exhibit those qualities are physically beautiful; it just takes us a little more time to notice it.

Give me a homely astronomer over a vapid bikini model any day. The latter would be fun for about a week, but soon become boring; the former would be fun for a lifetime.

A sexy brain outweighs a sexy body any day of the week. Want proof? Ask your male coworkers who they think the sexiest actresses are. I guarantee you'll get more good actresses that are attractive (ex: Natalie Portman) than crappy actresses with all the right curves (ex: Megan Fox). That tells you we like female synaptic activity, even if we fall (way) short on recognizing it publicly.

/amy mainzer FTW
//let's not forget about danica mckellar
///ok, she's a math geek, but that's just as sexy
 
2010-07-19 09:15:22 AM
commonsenseatheism.com

Physicist Sarah Kavassalis, please and thank you.

Turns out she's at my alma mater, too. That means I have a chance, right? Right?
 
2010-07-19 09:15:54 AM
Son of a biatch, are smart women hot! Woo. Too bad it's hard to find them fully realized, at least in the US. My new job has a girl from Romania who is our circuit board designer. Despite her bad English, she's very attractive to me because of her intelligence. And, you know, general good looks. But the brains is what is interesting.

/Possibly the Romanian, as well, but that's the 'seeking genetic diversity for mating' talking.
 
2010-07-19 09:19:35 AM
sinanju: Italian astrophysicist Dr. Fiorella Terenzi

[solar-center.stanford.edu image 184x159]

/Also a musician... found out about her through Thomas Dolby.


Is she the one who blinded him?
 
2010-07-19 09:43:18 AM
What exactly is a "hospital scientist"?
 
2010-07-19 09:47:04 AM
commonsenseatheism.com

I didn't even know I had a cheer leader rocket scientist fetish until now.
 
2010-07-19 09:48:17 AM
Why is the list of dumb starlets and dumb pornstars even associated with the list of smart women? I notice absolutely no crossover.
 
2010-07-19 09:57:28 AM
www.majhost.com

Rebecca Saxe.
BA in Psychology from Oxford.
PhD in Cognitive Science from MIT.

Here's something to consider: intelligence is a gift, a genetic gift. You couldn't take some random person at birth and put them in a super-special environment and make them as smart as Dr. Saxe. I'm not suggesting that we couldn't better people's chances by bettering their environment - oh no, I know that a lot of people don't have the opportunities she had. I'm just saying that even with those opportunities, few people would achieve what she has achieved.

Intelligence is a genetic gift.
Attractiveness is also a genetic gift.

Why is it offensive to point to one gift and say, "wow, good for her!" and not offensive to point to the other gift and say, "wow, good for her"

The place where it does kind of bother me is when people make stupid science puns (as in, the headline).
 
2010-07-19 10:22:02 AM
simpsonfan: A woman can achieve things in many fields. Sports, the arts, politics, business, science.

But all that matters is if she is hot?


No. That isn't the point. The point is:

Intelligent: Good
Attractive: Good
Intelligent + Attractive: Awesome.
 
2010-07-19 10:24:26 AM
www.smokersclub.com

No Thomas Dolby yet in this thread? Fark fails today.

All rather sexy ladies. Wouldn't kick any of them out of bed for eating cookies. A bit skinny on most of them though, so I'd probably provide the cookies.

I question #3's inclusion, though. She's certainly attractive, but doesn't make my eyes pop and go WOW! She looks like the girlfriend of the most normal person in your D&D group, who he convinced to sit in on a session and she immediately decided to make a paladin based on Sailor Moon (when she'd totally be a Warlock or Sorcerer, pay attention people!)

Ahem.

Anyway, should probably make a list of attractive male scientists in the name of fairness. I'm not a woman, but from what I understand about women P.Z. Myers probably would make that list. Women love an older, well-dressed, quirky, intelligent gentleman. Any ladies wish to confirm?
 
2010-07-19 10:27:01 AM
Tofu: Here's something to consider: intelligence is a gift, a genetic gift. You couldn't take some random person at birth and put them in a super-special environment and make them as smart as Dr. Saxe. I'm not suggesting that we couldn't better people's chances by bettering their environment - oh no, I know that a lot of people don't have the opportunities she had. I'm just saying that even with those opportunities, few people would achieve what she has achieved.

That's incorrect. Adopted siblings show no more correlation in intelligence than strangers. But siblings and twins raised in the same family, too. And it's not just nurture, either. There's a growing body of evidence that infectious disease rates has a significant bearing on intelligence.
 
2010-07-19 10:29:25 AM
bongmiester: not sure if serious

i wonder if i've walked by her office? Her company is a client of mine, and i've been to their offices
 
2010-07-19 10:31:08 AM
simpsonfan: A woman can achieve things in many fields. Sports, the arts, politics, business, science.

But all that matters is if she is hot?


Out of curiosity, how would you respond to this:
http://jezebel.com/5572097/why-shameless-objectification-can-be-a-good-thing

discussed in this fark thread:
http://www.fark.com/cgi/comments.pl?IDLink=5446873

It seems to be doing the same thing, but to men, and saying it's okay to do it to men. Do you agree or disagree?
 
2010-07-19 10:32:42 AM
OldScotch: Who's Darius Rucker?



Frontman for Hooty and the Blowfish, and i think he's doing country music

/too much trivia in brain, i should go on the gameshow circuit
 
2010-07-19 10:35:58 AM
Baldanders: Chicks in the humanities are hotter. In my experience. Admittedly they're way, way, way crazier and can't pull a living wage, but they are hotter.
Now dance, puppets.


Engineering girls have always knocked me out, they leave the rest behind

/want to set it up to Back in the USSR, but brain is dead
 
2010-07-19 10:47:12 AM
Babwa Wawa: Adopted siblings show no more correlation in intelligence than strangers. But siblings and twins raised in the same family, too.

Actually, the largest investigation of intelligence in separated twins is the Bouchard study from 1979. It found a significant correlation (on the order of 76%) in scores between twins. There was a 0% correlation among strangers.

Babwa Wawa: There's a growing body of evidence that infectious disease rates has a significant bearing on intelligence.

Yeah, I also saw an interesting study that showed that if your grandparents had survived just one year of famine that had an effect on you. I know that it's very complicated and that we don't fully understand it.

But I stand by the assertion that some part of intelligence is genetically determined. You may have noticed that the smartest dog (or chimpanzee, pick any animal you like) is not as intelligent as the average human. They have different genes than we do and it limits their individual potential.

I guess my point is that if you accept the obvious fact that you are smarter than a dog, and you accept the obvious explanation that the difference between you and the dog is mostly genetic, then it's not too far a stretch to suspect the same thing applies within the species.

I think that most people reject this idea, not on its merits, but out of fear that it'll be used to justify racism. That mostly just shows that they don't know much about evolution. There's so much variation from one generation to another that it doesn't matter a whole lot to an individual if your parents were geniuses or idiots. It matters to the group but not to the individual.
 
2010-07-19 10:49:09 AM
How is the Frank Fingerman farker not a total farker?

3horn
 
2010-07-19 10:50:02 AM
missmarsha: Drew, it's your site and you're free to do what you like with it.

You'll get over it.
 
2010-07-19 11:01:54 AM
No Michelle Boyd?? FAIL!

OK, she's an actress now, but does have a neuroscience degree so she should qualify.

Wiki
Top GIS link
 
2010-07-19 11:04:36 AM
sinanju: Italian astrophysicist Dr. Fiorella Terenzi



/Also a musician... found out about her through Thomas Dolby.


Celine Dion is a scientist?
 
2010-07-19 11:05:29 AM
These are my kind of women. Smartness = sexy.
 
2010-07-19 11:09:54 AM
BigSnatch: "I'm totally a Nuclear Scientist. I research atoms and like other stuff."

I was totally watching that movie at 3:00AM this morning when I couldn't sleep. I forgot how bad her acting was.

/barely slept in three days
//farking manic-depression
 
2010-07-19 11:12:46 AM
 
2010-07-19 11:18:06 AM
Raw_fishFood: I didn't even know I had a cheer leader rocket scientist fetish until now.

They're experts in generating lift.
 
2010-07-19 11:20:08 AM
Nebulious: Raw_fishFood: I didn't even know I had a cheer leader rocket scientist fetish until now.

They're experts in generating lift.


*golf clap*
 
2010-07-19 11:30:31 AM
Mentat: bongmiester: not sure if serious

That one is true.


A project manager for an aerospace company == rocket scientist?

Uhhh, no.
 
2010-07-19 11:33:28 AM
I liked it, and I liked the link to sexy atheists even more.

You know that image that has Republican - Democrat women (where all the Republican ones happen to have an average age under 45, the Democrat ones an average age over 60?).

blogs4conservatives.files.wordpress.com

I feel an image like that is in order. Creationist or religious women on one side...



...and that was her BEFORE the cancer that her savior gave her as a reward...

...and scientific or atheist women on the other.



By the way: GIS 'Republican women'. If it's not the 'Republican - Democrat women' image from above, this is the kind of thing you get.

www.isledegrande.com
 
2010-07-19 11:37:52 AM
Dammit, that'll teach me not to post without checking the img src.

Atheist...

snarkerati.com

Religious...

www.journeywithjesus.net

Religious with divine intervention / retribution?

totallylookslike.files.wordpress.com
 
2010-07-19 11:46:18 AM
Lernaeus: Want proof? Ask your male coworkers who they think the sexiest actresses are. I guarantee you'll get more good actresses that are attractive (ex: Natalie Portman) than crappy actresses with all the right curves (ex: Megan Fox).

well aren't you just adorable.
 
2010-07-19 11:50:14 AM
jeez, this list is kinda creepy, it's like he just trolled the internets for profile pictures of science chicks and posted them in a list. not exactly the same as actresses and porn star atheists.
 
2010-07-19 11:51:21 AM
Wondering if we should start a male version, being that I am a scientist and male and NOT a geeky, oily, nerd.
 
2010-07-19 11:53:33 AM
Math is like science and other smart stuff

www.dailystab.com

skepticdad.files.wordpress.com
 
2010-07-19 11:54:13 AM
threedingers: Physicist Sarah Kavassalis, please and thank you.

Turns out she's at my alma mater, too. That means I have a chance, right? Right?


No CV, no first author publications, no record of degrees granted... paper tiger. Still probably smarter than most people, and sexy as hell -- exceptional breasts and lovely angular face.
 
2010-07-19 12:00:54 PM
/Married a brainiac geophysicist, kick etc.
 
2010-07-19 12:13:09 PM
Came for Danica McKeller. Leaving satisfied.
 
2010-07-19 12:13:19 PM
glass_ibis:
A project manager for an aerospace company == rocket scientist?

Uhhh, no.


They're not mutually exclusive.
You can be a manager and not an engineer.
But you can also be an engineer and a manager.

Williams is a 25-year old aerospace engineer for the Jacobs Engineering Group, which is NASA's main scientific support contractor.

Her senior year, she wrote gobs of essays, underwent a two-day observation at problem-solving and group work, and won a $10,000 scholarship from Cessna.


She did the hours for an engineering degree, I'll counter has an aerospace engineer or more colloquially, rocket scientist.

i.a.cnn.netimg2.timeinc.net
/Or is it just me.
 
2010-07-19 12:16:28 PM
Tofu: There was a 0% correlation among strangers.

Smells like a flawed study. Probability would predict a 50% correlation for binary comparisons among strangers. Anything that would reduce correlation among strangers to 0% would be of such tight-ass tolerance that twin correlation would be equally 0%.

Speaking of flawed studies, there's a reason why sexy scientists are hard to find: Because they use their brains for their careers. That's neither a contradiction nor an outrage.

If you're looking for supermodels, every serious applicant is going to look good, because that's where the money's at. Brains are of secondary importance, so it's not particularly likely a supermodel is smart (else it increases the odds they'll do something else for a living), though nothing's stopping them. But if you're going to pursue a career in modeling, whether you're a genius or a retard, you'd better look smoking hot.

Apply that backwards. I've met scientists who were drop-dead gorgeous. You aren't aware of them because they're not famous, for two reasons: One, they looked good because they were still young and just starting out, and two, you only get famous in academia if you're published -- which usually takes time. Looks aren't even of secondary importance; it's of no importance, so it's not particularly likely a famous scientist will be physically attractive.

It's absurd to be surprised a female scientist may not be physically attractive, but that doesn't mean scientists are generally less attractive than any other career that doesn't depend entirely on looks for success. It just means looks flat-out don't matter -- it's a meritocracy -- so looks don't prevent ugly scientists from becoming famous. In both cases, knockout geniuses will always be a tiny minority.
 
2010-07-19 12:24:30 PM
darkscout: She did the hours for an engineering degree, I'll counter has an aerospace engineer or more colloquially, rocket scientist.

i.a.cnn.netimg2.timeinc.net
/Or is it just me.


nope...I thought the same thing.

Tenk: My god, that picture of Monica Belluci is amazing.

That pic made it almost impossible to leave the house today. Yowza...
 
2010-07-19 12:42:36 PM
Holy crap, how did they put that list together? I work with one of them. I wonder if she knows she's on that list.
 
2010-07-19 12:46:46 PM
s2s2s2: Why is the list of dumb starlets and dumb pornstars even associated with the list of smart women? I notice absolutely no crossover.

I believe that Natalie Portman is quite smart.
 
2010-07-19 12:49:24 PM
LasersHurt: Son of a biatch, are smart women hot! Woo. Too bad it's hard to find them fully realized, at least in the US. My new job has a girl from Romania who is our circuit board designer. Despite her bad English, she's very attractive to me because of her intelligence. And, you know, general good looks. But the brains is what is interesting.

/Possibly the Romanian, as well, but that's the 'seeking genetic diversity for mating' talking.


I too find women's brains to be their most interesting feature. That's why I throw away the rest of them. I have a sexy, sexy collection of women's brains in jars, here in my office.
 
2010-07-19 12:50:39 PM
List fails without Alice Roberts:

(Images too large for inline - link to Gallery)

Not to mention the fact that it was great to see a TV presenter who could actually see through pseudo-scientific nonsense when it was being spouted by some people she interviewed for the "Incredible Human Journey".
 
2010-07-19 12:55:06 PM
Heh. As for the inverse relationship between intelligence and hotness, I say this:

Regardless of whether you believe in God, know that he does not give with both hands.

Thinking you can have it all is just your pride farking with you.
 
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