Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson

Calvin and Hobbes

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  1. margueritem

    margueritem GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    I think you’ll go broke soon…

  2. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, over 2 years ago

    I still wonder if dark matter is a mathematical error, or simply that we haven’t discovered all the normal mass of galaxies. Or perhaps difference forces than those assumed, such as electromagnetic.
    For example, in the time this comic was written, the MW Galaxy was estimated to have 100 billion stars. At the time, the claim for dark matter was that the galaxy didn’t have enough mass to hold together, having 10% of that assumed to be required.
    In the intervening years, better detection using infrared and other wavelengths has increased that to 200, then 400, now 1 trillion stars. Given what’s happened, it’s like that.
    While mostly dwarf stars, that increase in mass accounts for most of the 90% “missing mass” already.

  3. Ottodesu

    Ottodesu said, over 2 years ago


    I’m leaving this all to the astrophysicists, there is no doubt that there are many people in that profession who have the imaginations, creativities and the abilities to interpret actual data while having the skills to understand their various kinds of limitations.
    But in some ways I share your opinion, though I think the issue is not just simply arithmetical.
    Also, don’t forget that the universe is expanding at an ACCELERATING rate, which is totally weird.
    My money is on the aspects that Dark Matter has properties that cannot be duplicated in small-scale laboratories, like other things that cannot be done, e.g., gravitational lensing.
    Stuff to discover and explain in the 22nd Century.
    Keep teaching our kids good science, and we can discover more really neat stuff about Creation.

  4. Montaholic

    Montaholic said, over 2 years ago

    This one really misses the mark because physicists come up with the coolest names. I think it’s a requirement for getting your theory accepted. Besides quark, and the names for the quarks – truth, beauty, charm – there’s supernovae, special relativity, general relativy, sub-atomic particles, positrons, string theory, big bang, lasers, quantum theory, leptons, quantum tunnelling, black holes, and cosmic background radiation. Scientists recently determined that the Higgs boson must exist because it’s name is too cool not to exist.

  5. Richard S. Russell

    Richard S. Russell GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    “I think it is safe to say that no one understands quantum mechanics. Do not keep saying to yourself, if you can possibly avoid it, “But how can it be like that?” because you will go “down the drain” into a blind alley from which nobody has yet escaped. Nobody knows how it can be like that."
    —Richard Feynman (1918-1988), American physicist

  6. samvadi

    samvadi said, over 2 years ago

    Physicists are much better than biologists – “Dark matter”, “quarks”, “photons”, “strings”, “Black holes” is something i can live with, But protozoa, ectoplasm, superior vena cava, et al. makes me shudder even today.

  7. Veridian

    Veridian said, over 2 years ago


    If You Superior Vena Cava is Shuddering…..Get to doctor STAT!

  8. Linux0s

    Linux0s said, over 2 years ago

    Working pre-press in print I generally don’t like to say Quark.

  9. ratlum

    ratlum said, over 2 years ago

    Boy this is way over my head maybe thats why they kept Latin around.need a fuzzy name to explain something you really dont understand ,use Latin.

  10. Mister Ed

    Mister Ed said, over 2 years ago


    Your comment got a big grin from me!

  11. LX013

    LX013 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    It’s something on with the Quarks, only Hobbes knows!!

  12. samvadi

    samvadi said, over 2 years ago


    appreciate your concern, but no thanks – he might give me medicines. Now i can manage to live with biologists – but with medical prescriptions (and the names of medicines) not a chance. BTW – are names of these medicines classified as English – i mean are they in the English dictionary – or any dictionary for that matter?

  13. orinoco womble

    orinoco womble said, over 2 years ago

    In my local supermarket, sour cream is labelled in several languages. One of them (German, I believe, though not sure) calls it “Quark.” Who knew.

  14. oldmanbob

    oldmanbob said, over 2 years ago

    @orinoco womble

    in german quark means curd. but it’s also used for bulls**t.

  15. Lefty2

    Lefty2 said, over 2 years ago


    do you prefer InDesign?

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