Panel 1: a short person with very long hair (student) talks to a taller person with medium length hair (professor) while pointing to a figure in the distance
Student: Professor! That man claims the earth is 6,000 years old!
Professor: So? Just use your head and don’t concern yourself overmuch with what other people think.
Panel 2: focus in on the student and the professor
Student: But he says the fossils in the mountains were put there in a flood!
Professor: Evidence suggests that they were not.
Student: But he –
Panel 3: a full width panel showing a panoramic view of majestic mountains rendered in detail with shading and a blue sky full of distant clouds
Professor: A million people can call the mountains a fiction but it need not trouble you as you stand atop them.
Panel 4: the student throws ou arms up in the air as ou continues to complain to the professor
Student: But he believes the silliest things!
Panel 5: the professor continues to attempt to calms the student
Professor: The universe doesn’t care what you believe. The wonderful thing about science is that it doesn’t ask for your faith, just for your eyes.
Panel 6: the student finally raises ou’s fundamental concern
Student: But he’s a US Senator!
Professor: Ah, then yes, we do have a bit of a situation.
This comic was linked in a Pharyngulite discussion of this week’s webcomic from Tom the Dancing Bug, referencing some very silly things said about global warming recently by current US Congressman Steve Stockman (R-Tex), who is inexplicably a member of the Congressional Science, Space and Technology Committee.
Bonus cynical quote OTD:
‘It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it.’ – Upton Sinclair
It’s a while since I branched out to new webcomics. Any recommendations?
Categories: culture wars, education, Science
I have this one for you, from everyday feminism.