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Re: Science news of the day thread.

Post by laklak » Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:54 pm

Yep. My Dad would have been 92 this year. He routinely called Thais "coolies" and blacks "coons", Muslims were "ragheads" or "bedsheets and beanies". The culture he grew up in was racist, and then decades as an old-school expat didn't help.
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Post by Seabass » Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:30 pm

Brian Peacock wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:50 pm
Chinese internet users have defended Albert Einstein’s recently published travel diaries in which the physicist calls the Chinese “industrious, filthy people.”

Portions of the diaries from his travels in Asia in the 1920s were posted online this week and their content surprised Einstein fans.

“Chinese don’t sit on benches while eating but squat like Europeans do when they relieve themselves out in the leafy woods,” he wrote.

“All this occurs quietly and demurely. Even the children are spiritless and look obtuse.”...'

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/ ... _clipboard
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Re: Science news of the day thread.

Post by Seabass » Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:30 pm

laklak wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:54 pm
"bedsheets and beanies"
:lol: Never heard that one before...
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Post by Rum » Sun Mar 03, 2019 6:46 pm

That there SpaceX Dragon look like a proper space ship innit?!

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Post by Seabass » Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:40 pm

Yep. It's nice to have some good news for a change...



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Post by Woodbutcher » Fri Mar 13, 2020 11:31 pm

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