Here’s pictures of our new baby. He’s hypomelanistic, 10 years old, somewhat slim, and has a regrown tail. Came from a breeder who was not feeding his 10 geckos properly because of an “insect allergy”. This little guy is actually one of the more plump ones. I call shenanigans, but whatever. We took one in and our friends took in 3 more (they were the ones who alerted us to the situation and asked us to take in one or more).
This little guy is super friendly and loves stalking live prey. We named him Smaug.
If anyone going to New York Comic Con would like to join me, I’ll be wearing a black ribbon on the sleeve of my cosplay each of the four days. It’s not much, but I figure it’s at least something that we as a community can do to show solidarity.
If anyone has any other ideas, please feel free to share them.
Let’s talk about set theory! In mathematical logic, we have a subfield called “set theory” where we study how items are collected into groups.
Providing a sort of logical bedrock, set theory informs foundational mathematics and computer science, among other fields, and continues to be a topic of mathematical research.
Sound too esoteric? Okay, you’re familiar with Venn diagrams, right? Venn diagrams are an example of basic set theory.
And you know how all squares are rectangles, but not all rectangles are squares? There we go, more set theory.
So, Black people are group within the larger group humans, i.e. all Black people are humans, BUT not all humans are Black people.
As you can see in the photograph above, Keven Stonewall, the Chicago teen who may cure colon cancer, is Black. Keven Stonewall’s membership in other groups such as humans, Chicagoans and teenagers occurs simultaneously; consider “Chicago teen.”
Why do we say “square” when we could say “rectangle”? Because “square” conveys useful information, including “rectangle”—as well as a refinement.
When we say Keven Stonewall is an example of Black excellence, we mean Keven Stonewall is an example of Black excellence.
Black excellence! And … Black Chicago excellence! Repping the South side, I’m so proud of him! Rush University is great!