The Smallest Minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities. - Ayn Rand
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.
I don't think it's all that serious. Read this comic!
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.
You'll like this one, then.
Besides, he's pretty sure God created the universe in Perl.
But The Whiteboard _is_ still better. :)
The Whiteboard is a lot more consistent, I'll grant you.
Be sure to mouseover each XKCD. The second punchline is often better than the first.
Dammit. I didn't know that.
Now I gotta RE-READ THEM ALL!?!?!?
"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.
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.
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.
Is anyone still reading here? I'd like to comment.
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.... :
Yes, we're still reading.