JS-Kit/Echo comments for article at http://smallestminority.blogspot.com/2008/01/i-like-this-webcomic.html (14 comments)

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jsid-1199843677-586057  MFH at Wed, 09 Jan 2008 01:54:37 +0000

Yes, it is a good one, for the most part. The only problem I have with it is purely on principle, and that's that the webcomic artist seems to agree with the ideology of Richard Stallman.


Look, specifically, at the LGPL license and the long rant on why you should not use it.

Socialism at it's most rank and pathetic.

jsid-1199844284-586060  Kevin Baker at Wed, 09 Jan 2008 02:04:44 +0000

I don't think it's all that serious. Read this comic!

jsid-1199845299-586062  Ed "What the" Heckman at Wed, 09 Jan 2008 02:21:39 +0000

I gotta wonder if he intended one of the huge ironies in this strip. Specifically, he lists creationism among the conspiracy theories, then has his guy go talk to God, the source for the creation idea.

Great strip.

jsid-1199846310-586065  Kevin Baker at Wed, 09 Jan 2008 02:38:30 +0000

You'll like this one, then.

Besides, he's pretty sure God created the universe in Perl.

jsid-1199847916-586067  Unix-Jedi at Wed, 09 Jan 2008 03:05:16 +0000

It's good.

But The Whiteboard _is_ still better. :)

jsid-1199848387-586069  Kevin Baker at Wed, 09 Jan 2008 03:13:07 +0000

The Whiteboard is a lot more consistent, I'll grant you.

jsid-1199849192-586070  Kaja Geis at Wed, 09 Jan 2008 03:26:32 +0000

Be sure to mouseover each XKCD. The second punchline is often better than the first.

jsid-1199852829-586072  Unix-Jedi at Wed, 09 Jan 2008 04:27:09 +0000


Dammit. I didn't know that.

Now I gotta RE-READ THEM ALL!?!?!?

jsid-1199923514-586095  LabRat at Thu, 10 Jan 2008 00:05:14 +0000

"Young earth creationist", in scientific circles, is usually used to refer to somebody who not only believes that Genesis is a totally literal account, but that the scientific evidence supports that and all this evolution nonsense is just a conspiracy of atheists. It's to distinguish them from "old earth creationists", who allow for more metaphor in Genesis (generally in order to make the physics less patently absurd) but still believe it to be more or less literal truth. Just a "creationist" is a much more general term.

To the (majority of) earth/life scientists who are both religious and, well, scientists, acknowledging God and dissing the YECs in one go is irony-free.

jsid-1199989920-586140  Sarah at Thu, 10 Jan 2008 18:32:00 +0000

The young earthers think the Big Bang is also an atheist conspiracy, so they don't like physicists either. (A bit bizarre, considering the father of the Big Bang is a priest who came up with the idea because it was consistent with Genesis.)

For all scienstists like myself who are both religious and take the science at face value, acknowledging God and dissing the creationists in one go is irony-free, as LabRat sez.

jsid-1199997767-586156  AlanDP at Thu, 10 Jan 2008 20:42:47 +0000

I've been reading it for several months now. It's my favorite web comic. But I hadn't heard of The Whiteboard before. I'll have to check it out.

jsid-1200160453-586265  Markadelphia at Sat, 12 Jan 2008 17:54:13 +0000

Is anyone still reading here? I'd like to comment.

jsid-1200167215-586273  Stephen R at Sat, 12 Jan 2008 19:46:55 +0000

Yes, read the mouseovers. If your browser doesn't show the whoel ting (FireFox cuts it off), try Safari, or the beta of Firefox 3.

And yes, I read a whole ton of them before I discovered the mouseovers.... :

jsid-1200330648-586350  Kevin Baker at Mon, 14 Jan 2008 17:10:48 +0000

Yes, we're still reading.

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