Meaningless Bollocks

thepictureofholdencaulfield:

lokicolouredglasses:

fandom-universe:

kungfucarrie:

The most dangerous phrase in the language is, “we’ve always done it this way.”

"Come on, let’s mix it up!" The heart surgeon says.
"B-but we’ve always done it this way!" The other replies, "this is how you replace a heart valve."
"That’s the most dangerous phrase in the human language!" The first surgeon replies haughtily as he inputs a fruit loop into the patient’s heart. "This will be his valve. He will be a fruit loop in a world of Cheerios."


(taken from this post on the experiments of Harry Harlow)
This is serious business, because this is a large part of how sexism, racism, homophobia, rape culture, ethnocentrism, etc. continue to happen.

And to counter the surgeon argument, do you really think surgeries never change? Of course they do. I mean, they don’t change in the operating room, but a surgeon in a pressed situation might suggest “what if we try ____.” because all patients are different. They might also change things because they see a negative trend.
If the medical field never changed the way they did things, we’d be still getting leaches and sending gays to mental hospitals.
Every field in the world must be ready for adaption and change.

thepictureofholdencaulfield:

lokicolouredglasses:

fandom-universe:

kungfucarrie:

The most dangerous phrase in the language is, “we’ve always done it this way.”

"Come on, let’s mix it up!" The heart surgeon says.

"B-but we’ve always done it this way!" The other replies, "this is how you replace a heart valve."

"That’s the most dangerous phrase in the human language!" The first surgeon replies haughtily as he inputs a fruit loop into the patient’s heart. "This will be his valve. He will be a fruit loop in a world of Cheerios."

(taken from this post on the experiments of Harry Harlow)

This is serious business, because this is a large part of how sexism, racism, homophobia, rape culture, ethnocentrism, etc. continue to happen.

And to counter the surgeon argument, do you really think surgeries never change? Of course they do. I mean, they don’t change in the operating room, but a surgeon in a pressed situation might suggest “what if we try ____.” because all patients are different. They might also change things because they see a negative trend.

If the medical field never changed the way they did things, we’d be still getting leaches and sending gays to mental hospitals.

Every field in the world must be ready for adaption and change.

(Source: uvmsemba, via green-satan)