Brewster Rockit by Tim Rickard

Brewster Rockit

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  1. Three Steps Over Japan

    Three Steps Over Japan GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

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

  2. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, 10 months ago

    And my solar powered flashlight?

  3. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, 10 months 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, 10 months 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, 10 months ago

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

  6. Coyoty

    Coyoty GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    @AlnicoV

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

  7. Fiendly Neighbourhood Terrorist

    Fiendly Neighbourhood Terrorist said, 10 months ago

    @ Nabuquduriuzhur Look who’s talking about silly ideas.

  8. akwolffan

    akwolffan said, 10 months ago

    @Three Steps Over Japan

    oh, they have an aroma, alright.

  9. AussieDownUnder

    AussieDownUnder said, 10 months ago

    Dr Mel needs a blender.

  10. ArthurAllen

    ArthurAllen GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    Most pets are therapeutic.

  11. JudyAz

    JudyAz said, 10 months ago

    @Bruno Zeigerts

    I have one of those

  12. mshefler

    mshefler said, 10 months ago

    @Bruno Zeigerts

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

  13. Kaffekup

    Kaffekup said, 10 months ago

    Not phlogiston! That’s my favorite scientific concept!

  14. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    @Nabuquduriuzhur

    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.

  15. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    @ragtime78rpm

    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.

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