Science!

January 2, 2015
Science!

About this comic

I know a lot of people dig the Mythbuster’s school of “blow stuff up” science, including me, but often the real stuff is kinda boring in comparison. Which is too bad, cause I think we miss the point sometimes. :)

11 Responses to Science!

  1. Dozeregg says:

    Give it here, I’ll read it.

  2. Ajedi32 says:

    You mean like this? http://explosm.net/comics/3557/

    Sorry, there’s already a canonical comic for this situation. ;-)

  3. Fuz says:

    Love this one.

  4. My dad goes on and on about Quantum Computers. “When they get here, they’ll blow everything away.” Says a guy who uses a mouse with two hands.

  5. Dingo says:

    Yes, other people have had their own spin on this concept, but Scott’s is just as valid. In fact, the utter simplicity of the conversation makes it funnier in some respects.

    As to the point itself, people love the results of science, not the build up. It’s like that old Patton Oswalt bit about Star Wars:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDCjIjsZp_Y

    The majority of us don’t care about the minutiae that makes up the majority of science, we care about the pretty pictures of space, the plastic bottle that we’re drinking out of, and how awesome rockets are. In the same way that we don’t think about all of the innate physics functions that our brains are calculating when we catch a frisbee. (For instance, doesn’t it blow you away that our brains accounted for gravity before we knew what it was? ) We just celebrate the ability to catch a frisbee.

  6. Jack Fox says:

    Oh come on it’s science! We use Chemicals (or minerals/compounds) and knowledge to blow things up! We wouldn’t have TNT without science :).

    I love science’s existence however I am not big on the minutiae of it all. I can look into a stary night sky and wonder about the existence of other life, how some of the lights we are seeing are stars that no longer even exist, and I can appreciate how complicated life is on this little planet without having to read 50 papers on the subject.

  7. echo says:

    I get the NASA feed on my facebook page. 100% pure porn. Great stuff. Wish I could quit my job and troll their site…

  8. Aye, good one!

    While it’s nice to learn about electron shells, valences, and which elements on the periodic table are at the extremes, there’s something nice and simple about looking around Youtube for videos of cesium hitting water.

  9. Mr. Belvedere says:

    Data can be nice to look at or review, but sometimes you need sophisticated methods to process it, like at the LHC:
    http://www.lhc-closer.es/1/3/12/0

  10. Romlonewolf says:

    Hey, you can appreciate science and still be a layman. I love hearing about new achievements in the fields of medicine, engineering and astronomy, even if I don’t know anything about the actual ins and outs of those particular fields.

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