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By: Gary Ansorge

Fri, 22 Jan 2010 07:24:06 +0000

Phil: There are several meanings for cynic. I prefer this older meaning: from Wikipedia: The Cynics (Greek: Κυνικοί, Latin: Cynici) were an influential group of philosophers from the ancient school of Cynicism. Their philosophy was that the purpose of life was to live a life of Virtue in agreement with Nature. This meant rejecting all conventional desires for wealth, power, health, and fame, and by living a life free from all possessions. Of course, there IS the modern interpretation: By the 19th century, emphasis on the negative aspects of Cynic philosophy led to a new and very different understanding of cynicism to mean an attitude of jaded negativity, and a general distrust of the integrity or professed motives of other people. Gary 7

By: Gus Snarp

Thu, 21 Jan 2010 18:02:01 +0000

The November 9th strip is also relevant:

By: Harry Tuttle

Thu, 21 Jan 2010 16:41:14 +0000

As if science is bad for admitting ignorance given the paucity of evidence regarding those things, and as if there is some kind non-scientific way to come up with answers that we can verify as being true. Science is not (in their view) bad for admitting ignorance. It is bad for demeaning belief systems that do "answer" the questions science has or can not. They want to know 'why' more than 'how' and science either can not address that question or, even worse, presents an answer that is ontologically disturbing. People's senses and memory don't jive much with a fundamentally chaotic universe. Sure, that's because human senses and cognition are drastically limited, but it's still understandable why people can't or won't accept the cold, meaningless truth.

By: Gus Snarp

Thu, 21 Jan 2010 16:27:40 +0000

The current (Jan. 20) comic is awesome, even if it isn't about science. How many peaceful infant nap times have been ruined by middle aged men trying to have the adolescence they watched in movies?

By: Pieter Kok

Thu, 21 Jan 2010 16:04:15 +0000

So... where's the joke? This comic seems more like a statement of fact to me.

By: Dan Gilbert

Thu, 21 Jan 2010 15:04:13 +0000

After reading a bunch of their strips, I've decided that there is such and incredible amount of pure WIN in that comic!

By: BF

Thu, 21 Jan 2010 07:53:25 +0000

Thanks for the link, this is great stuff. Here's another one thats relevant to this blog: :)

By: squirrelelite

Thu, 21 Jan 2010 02:49:51 +0000

They also take on Reiki. Check this one.

By: Harald Hanche-Olsen

Wed, 20 Jan 2010 23:29:30 +0000

Larian LeQuella: You took the words right out of my mouth. That Jesus and Mo cartoon you are referring to is at

By: Sam

Wed, 20 Jan 2010 23:24:39 +0000

Phil: You are such a polite linker, not posting others' content and encouraging people to click through to the source of the material. It doesn't go unnoticed. ;)