All Artwork Copyright Olivier SILVEN.
All Artwork Copyright Olivier SILVEN.
my Chemistry teacher has this poster right next to the safety goggles case to make sure we remember to put them on
My teacher just burned eggs in acid and said that’s our eyes
Ariel was originally designed with blonde hair.
no way so was merida
My gods. I’ve done more than a little research into Aztecs and never even saw a mention of codices.
Well, yeah. The Spanish burned them. They burned all the Aztec books. Even that isn’t an Aztec book, it’s basically a supervised copy made in the same style.
The Aztec libraries were burned purposely to erase Aztec history, suppress rebellion, and eliminate “pagan” religious and cultural practices. Once the people who remembered them died, those practices were lost forever.
The only thing that remains are descriptions of Aztec society created by or supervised by the Spanish.
All the manuscripts in Nahuatl were made under the supervision and with annotations by Spanish Missionary Priests. You can read more about it here, although note that even this website claims the Aztec manuscripts were “less complex” than their predecessors’, the the Mixtec, even though they just pointed out, all the unadulterated Aztec books were burned.
You know what they also burned? The great Aztec medical codices. When the Spanish first arrived, even they acknowledged the superiority of Aztec medicine. They had a seriously intense pharmacopoeia. They had advanced surgical techniques. The personal physician to the king of Spain even went to Mexico to study from Aztec physicians for seven years. And then they decided to lolconquer everything and there is so much stuff that’s been lost it’s not even funny.
you can get a sort of idea here, but notice how the article claims there’s “no bias”. It’s also a seriously gross display of colonialism apologia. But you can read about the content of the copied book.
(There are some [very, very] few surviving pre-Columbian Aztec codices, the Codex Borbonicus [Cihuacoatl] and Codex Fejérváry-Mayer chief among them. Not nearly as many as were destroyed in conquest, nor as many as are present for other pre-Columbian Mesoamerican societies [vast portions of which were also destroyed], and it is important to understand both the sheer hugeness of what was destroyed as well as the influence of Spanish religious “supervision” on what was created after, but to assert that none of those records survived is disingenuous and, I feel, erases a very meaningful thing. What little is left is important and to be valued, not to be brushed off and considered tantamount to nothing.)**
A solid intro article on the history and meanderings of (and monumental biases within) the Badianus Manuscript itself (with lots of references to other scholarship on the manuscript and on Aztec medicine itself) is the introduction to the Dover paperback release of the codex, written by none other than my dad and available within the preview on Amazon here.
**Full disclosure - broad overuse of words like “everybody” and “everything” in contexts like these/ more generally relating to genocide, cultural and otherwise, is something that I have fucked up in numerous big ways around. This is something that I am trying to be more mindful of, and it stood out to me here.
Why do you think I would be anything other than overjoyed to learn this?????
I, like r-stern:
was under the impression the remainder had been destroyed in an earthquake!!!!!
I HAVE NEVER BEEN HAPPIER TO BE WRONG!
Why in the blue heck would you think anyone would purposely omit that, if they knew??? Why would anyone think I’d would purposely omit something that important and beautiful to fit some kind of inexplicable agenda you think I have?
THAT’S GREAT THAT YOUR DAD HAS ACCESS TO THIS INFORMATION, BUT OH MY GOD WHY NOT SHARE IT WITH JOY INSTEAD OF ACTING LIKE IT SHOULD BE OBVIOUS TO EVERYONE????
Now that I have the names, I can actually look them up!
The mere idea that you think someone who cares about this would purposely omit surviving manuscripts in order to make genocide seem worse than it already is….
To state the obvious, it’s already bad enough. It doesn’t need my help.
Best thing I’ve ever done: Put glitter all over my body.
Worst thing I’ve ever done: Put glitter all over my body.
Kayla Dyches: www.riothooping.com
The guy who invented the theory that vaccines cause autism had his medical license revoked for it
CAN WE PLEASE PAINT THIS ONTO EVERY BILL BOARD AND SHOVE IT INTO EVERY BOOKLET AND WRITE IT IN THE SKY???
Confirmed - Guy’s name is Andrew Wakefield and Britain banned him from practicing medicine back in 2010.
If you want to read up on exactly why this “doctor” was a huge quack, this page does a nice job of summarizing the critical flaws in his papers that tried to link vaccines and autism.
A Fin whale carcass the bears have been feeding on for the past year lies beneath the surface of the water, Svalbard, Norway.
Me at any family function