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Ok, ok. Deep breath. @sam_kean wrote a piece for @sciencemagazine about how European science was largely made possible by the #slavetrade. Sure. But the LANGUAGE IN THIS PIECE is irresponsible and it hurts!!! A thread...sciencemag.org/news/2019/04/h…
"At the dawn of the 1700s, European science seemed poised to conquer all of nature." Opening sentence. What?! All of nature? 1700s? What about all of the science that had been done for the thousands of years before that by non-Europeans? What does "conquer all of nature" mean?
"Fantastic new plants and animals were pouring in from Asia and the Americas." WHAT? No mention of HOW this was happening? BECAUSE OF RAMPANT BLOODY WHITE-SUPREMACY-BASED VIOLENCE. oh, but we're supposed to call it "exploration"
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There's been so much hype about #Zanzibar, but at the same time, a few people weren't particularly thrilled. Had to go find out for myself ,so some friends and I planned a trip. What I think? Top rating for beaches, good food, so much to see, history. Read this thread... #Travel
From #DaresSalaam, you have the options of flying or going by ferry to #Zanzibar. On the other hand, you could fly directly there. We spent a few days in Dar, then we went by ferry...it cost $35 per person for economy and $50 per person for VIP. We travelled in the VIP section.
It takes 1hr30mins to get to Zanzibar by ferry. It could take longer when it's turbulent. The hotel we stayed in was an hour away from stone town. We stayed in Nungwi which is North of Zanzibar. #Travel #Africa #Tanzania #holidays
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