Brewster Rockit by Tim Rickard

Brewster Rockit

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  1. Three Steps Over Japan

    Three Steps Over Japan said, over 1 year ago

    But, it may need saying again.
    Are they aroma gerbils?

  2. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, over 1 year ago

    And my solar powered flashlight?

  3. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, over 1 year ago

    Spontaneous generation didn’t go away. It was just refreshed with ideas like cells with their thousands of structures somehow magically coming together and forming a living cell. Silly ideas never go away.

  4. ragtime78rpm

    ragtime78rpm said, over 1 year ago

    The (Luminiferous) Aether was never actually proven or disproven. However, since it was posited as the medium through which everything (including light) traveled, it was impossible to get outside of the stuff to conduct measurements which would be independent for the observer. Relativity theory came along and functioned without the need for the aether, and so the use of aether was dropped by physicists. This is a broad simplification, but probably suffices for the comments section of the Sunday funnies.

  5. AlnicoV

    AlnicoV said, over 1 year ago

    Just because the screen door for submarines didn’t work…

  6. Coyoty

    Coyoty GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago


    It would have worked if the high-powered air jets were installed like they should have been.

  7. Fiendly Neighbourhood Terrorist (Justice For Michael_wme!)

    Fiendly Neighbourhood Terrorist (Justice For Michael_wme!) GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @ Nabuquduriuzhur Look who’s talking about silly ideas.

  8. AussieDownUnder

    AussieDownUnder said, over 1 year ago

    Dr Mel needs a blender.

  9. Ermine Notyours

    Ermine Notyours said, over 1 year ago

    Most pets are therapeutic.

  10. JudyAz

    JudyAz said, over 1 year ago

    @Bruno Zeigerts

    I have one of those

  11. mshefler

    mshefler said, over 1 year ago

    @Bruno Zeigerts

    ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Solar powered flashlight.

  12. Kaffekup

    Kaffekup said, over 1 year ago

    Not phlogiston! That’s my favorite scientific concept!

  13. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago


    Not silly at all. Silly once referred exclusively to religion. And the conditions are very different now. Also it has been shown that all the individual organelles that make up a typical cell were once independent of each other. Chew on that Creationist.

  14. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago


    Actually the original idea of it was proven not to exist.↙ It was actually accepted without proof. Until Michelson-Morley wanted to prove what everyone knew existed, scientifically.
    ↙ 6- aether
    As 19th-century scientists struggled with all the new information they had been uncovering since Sir Isaac Newton’s law of universal gravitation,* an idea proposed as far back as Newton’s time was becoming the widely accepted solution. The luminiferous aether was believed to exist throughout the universe, enabling light to traverse a vacuum such as space. They knew sound needed a medium, and simply deduced that light did as well.

    Eventually, as is the case when a theory is accepted before enough evidence is discovered, scientists began to see proof of the aether wherever they looked. Comet tails or Mercury’s orbital shift were seen as evidence of the aether and were widely used in textbooks throughout the academic world. In the late 1800s, two scientists— *Albert A. Michelson and Edward W. Morley
    —set up the most carefully thought-out experiment to date in order to prove the existence of the aether. However, as a shock to them and most of the scientific community, the experiment actually provided a lot of evidence to disprove the theory and is now seen as the first step toward Einstein’s theory of special relativity.
    Scientists are human and we see the folly of just accepting something universally without experiments to back it up.

  15. doublejake

    doublejake GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago


    Yep, just like the supremely silly idea of the entire universe being created out of nothing by a spontaneously-generated magical intelligence hasn’t yet gone away… though fortunately it’s on its way out… just like beliefs in Zeus, Thor, and witchcraft.

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