i’m not a science expert. i’m not even a science novice. but that’s so interesting that these four would come up with interstellar travel when none of the 4 above are qualified as far as we know? reed richards in the mcu is just listed as a physicist, peter parker could only be linked with engineering + genetics, tony’s engineering, bruce banner is physicist in the 616 but i believe just radiology in the mcu.
know who IS an astrophysicist though?
know who has actually manipulated travel between realms?
STOP. ERASING. THE WOMEN.
She didn’t do shit it was already there.
OH MY GOSH THAT’S LIKE SAYING “ISAAC NEWTON DIDN’T DO SHIT GRAVITY WAS ALREADY THERE” “Albert Einstein didn’t do shit time was already relative” “Stephen Hawking didn’t do shit the universe was already there”
- Those sticks that Thor used to finally defeat Malekith were definitely already there they were products of the earth and Jane and Selvig had nothing to do with their invention.
- The ether was already THERE on earth I mean not like Jane was the one who found it using devices that she invented or anything and algorithms she made and physics she discovered.
- The “soul forge” was already there it wasn’t like Jane figured out it was a quantum computer thing whatever she called it I mean it’s not like there could ever be any possible use for figuring out “magic” and making it into “science” THAT has no practical application.
- The planets were already lining up I mean it’s not like it’s useful for her to have figured out the math and physics behind it and create a predictive engine so her and Selvig could figure out where and when the event would take place and track down the villain to that location.
If the “it’s already there” argument is valid than literally every astrophysicist, quantum physicist, mathematician, biologist, zoologist, &c &c &c are a bunch of loser idiots who definitely never accomplished anything because PFTTTT what good were THEY it was already THERE
It’s very alienating, particularly for me as a female science student, to be constantly seeing smart-to-genius men glamorized for their intelligence but not brilliant women.
While we’re on the subject of awesome female scientists in the MCU:
Scientific badassery of Agent Simmons (that we know of):
-Contributed to stabilizing a strain of Extremis.
-Diagnosed and cured a deadly alien disease within only a few hours
-Graduated 3 years early from SHIELD academy and has at least 2 PHDs.
You know what would happen if you put Peter Parker, Reed Richards, Bruce Banner, and Tony Stark in a room together for a day?
WHINING. COMPLAINING. AND SHIT BEING ON FIRE.
Because dude, God help us all but have you seenmale scientists and engineers attempt to work together because 99% of the time, unless you have someone who is actually trained in getting people to focus and work together, they end up sitting in their own corners blowing shit up and throwing tantrums and chucking bits of shit at each other.
My male counterparts are smart, competent people, but fuck allif they all don’t have egos as delicate as eggshells and enough team working skills to fill a teaspoon. Especially if they are people who have been told from day one that they’re smart and exceptional and geniuses (even if they haven’t)
Give me Jane Foster, Pepper Potts, Agent Simmons, Gwen Stacy, and Darcy Lewis any day. (Pepper Potts is SO important here, because you need project management. Don’t even joke with me, having someone who can keep scientists and engineers focused is invaluable)
How many enemies has Tony Stark made because he’s a …what was it? “Billionaire Playboy Philanthropist?”
Bruce Banner might get along with Tony, but he’d spend the time trying to duck around and avoid people to keep from possibly triggering himself.
Reed Richards is notoriously a douchebag who has near sociopathic disregard for people’s emotions and has all the sensitivity of a rock. Imagine that with Banner and Stark stepping in when Reed inevitably stomps on Bruce’s green-tinged toes.
Peter Parker is a teenager/college student and he’d be reduced to gopher within the hour.
It’d be a disaster and they’d end up endangering the entire Eastern Seaboard within a 12 hour period.
Gwen Stacey was interning at Oscorp when she was in High School. She was a lab assistant to Curt Conner- leader in his field- in high school.
She was at least as smart as Peter and probably a damn lot more committed.
I couldn’t help but notice that no one’s mentioned Maya Hansen yet. Course the only time anyone gives her attention is when they kill her off, but she’s just as accomplished as well.
Just felt the need to add that Gwen is definitely smarter than Peter in TASM canon. She was valedictorian and saved NYC by using her knowledge TWICE.
The Midnight Planétarium watch was a collaboration between Van Cleef & Arpels and Christiaan van der Klaauw. The watch is made of 396 separate parts and features the six closest planets orbiting the sun in real time (Uranus and Neptune were left out because you probably won’t live long enough to see either one complete a full orbit).
Clara asked Danny on a date.
She didn’t profess her eternal love.
Clara is completely unattached and hasn’t been in a romantic relationship in all the time we’ve known her.
And here she dares to take initiative an asks out a man she lies immediately and finds attractive - who she can assume she shares interests with, because he’s a teacher as well.
Nothing more, nothing less.
We even get to see the moment of hesitation, in which she works up the nerve to do that.
If you hate on Clara for this, this might be the time to ask yourself what the fuck you are doing.