Fear & Monsters in Las Vegas
wanderlustedtonowhere asked: What the hell!? You're like the last person I'd expect to get hate mail here! You're such a chill person!
it’s because over a year ago I showed excitement that TB like infections were found in a 500 year old mummy, which means that white folk didn’t particularly bring it, it has been evolving separately over time in numerous places.
People took it as me being racist and taking away white guilt. From a forensic archaeological perspective, it’s fascinating! TB’s evolution is a joy ride. From a close minded bigot perspective, I’m an idiot.
Anonymous asked: re: the maiden - you act like tb is the worst thing that colonialist white folk brought us <b>WOW<b>
Anonymous asked: "This is “the maiden” and she is extraordinary. " Did you mean "this is 'the ice maiden'"
Anonymous asked: whats your source for the inca tuberculosis thing? pulled out of your ass?
How did you know? I bet you typed “inca tuberculosis” into google and clicked the first two links. At least you tried. My ass, btw, isn’t glorious enough to hold such information. It’s filled mostly with shit because I’m a shitty person. But hey.. here’s some fun stuff my ass wish it could pull out.
"As if being a human sacrifice weren’t bad enough, a teenager may have been fighting off tuberculosis before being killed on top of a South American volcano 500 years ago.
As she climbed to her death, the immune system of a 15-year-old Incan girl known as the Maiden was combating a bacterial infection caused by a type of Mycobacterium, an analysis indicates. Angelique Corthals, a forensic anthropologist at the City University of New York, and colleagues report the findings online July 25 in PLoS One. “
I could have given you a direct link but that would be way too easy, anon. An anon that will probably never see this because they posted ann, unless said anon checks back regularly just to see what magic comes out of my ass