“Harvard’s 30,000 applications at $85 per raised over $2.5 MM this year—not a bad return on a process that’s going disappoint almost 95% of participants.”
“Sue,” in the comments section of a story in The Choice on college-admissions rates (H/T Arlene G.) (via bellcurved) (via newsweek)
I’ve always been baffled by admission fees. Pay $85 bucks for the small chance at being accepted to a program that costs 40-50k a year where you end up unemployed at the end anyway? GIRL. I lived it, and it is broken. (via meaghano)
This reminds me of medical school admissions……
(via medicalschool, bellcurved)
10:05 pm • 29 July 2013 • 565 notes
“Evolution is a theory the way gravity is a theory. It’s not a story or an aesthetic choice or one side of a debate; it’s the way the world works. Everything we know about geology, paleontology, isotope chemistry, genetics, taxonomy, experimental biology, biomedicine, biochemistry, paleoanthropology, and yes, in some cases even psychology … all of it enriches our understanding of evolution. Whatever levels of analysis you care to use, from molecular to planetary, they all mutually reinforce the discovery that all living things evolve through a process of natural selection. Absolutely nothing in the 154 years since Origin was published has undermined the theory.”
— thank you, laura helmuth
6:49 pm • 15 July 2013 • 6 notes
What Species Did You Evolve From?*
*Should not be taken as direct scientific advice/evidence although I gotta say it’s pretty durn accurate.
(by Matt Chase), larger version at the link there
2:06 pm • 13 July 2013 • 840 notes
Photograph by Chris Newbert, Minden Pictures
A photographer’s strobe gives a violet sheen to this translucent juvenile roundbelly cowfish off the coast of Kona, Hawaii. Also known as the transparent boxfish, the roundbelly cowfish has two short horns in front of its eyes.
2:05 pm • 13 July 2013 • 1,056 notes