Candorville by Darrin Bell


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  1. Hectoruno

    Hectoruno said, about 4 years ago

    Is he talking about the TV?

  2. Kuldip Rai

    Kuldip Rai said, about 4 years ago

    I think doc is worried about how fixated he still is with Roxanne – note everything he says is how this new girl is NOT like roxanne, almost like trying too hard

  3. Lovecraft

    Lovecraft said, about 4 years ago

    Who might THAT be?

  4. Steven Young

    Steven Young GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    a year? i’ve been following this strip for about 3 years, I’ve only seen him in conflict with Roxanne, if she is the vampiress

  5. saywhatwhat

    saywhatwhat said, about 4 years ago

    @Steven Young

    I was thinking something like that too, but time seems to move very slowly in this strip.

  6. prrdh

    prrdh said, about 4 years ago

    Voltaire talked about making the best the enemy of the good; sounds as if Lemont is making the worst the friend of the bad.

  7. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, about 4 years ago

    I thought of Susan, too. Or that woman at the bus stop that uses words wrong.

  8. Spamgaard

    Spamgaard said, about 4 years ago


    That’s fine. But you can add me to the list of people who don’t find skepticism of existing arguments to be a persuasive counter-argument.

    Touche! My response was meant to be tongue-in-cheek (with apologies to Douglas Adams), as a substantive (and unique) critique of the ontological argument would take a bit more time to write, and someone would probably just flag it anyway! Hmm, one more thing to do when I have some real down time…

    I’m an agnostic. I don’t think it’s’ possible to prove or disprove the existence of God, because faith is not something that can be proven or disproven. If you base your belief on empirical evidence, that’s science, not faith. Faith is something you feel. It’s perspective, and it doesn’t make any more or less sense than the belief that everything happens by chance.

    I agree with most of what you’ve written. My perspective tells me that faith in the existence of something which cannot be proven is intellectually dishonest, at best. Faith may have many positive values, it may inform you, it may even be based on a logical construct that has merit. At its core, however, it is based on nothing more substantial than a gut feeling, a hope, a dream… an intangible abstract thought.

    And even when there is no hard evidence, many theories are widely accepted. I don’t think there’s any reason to dismiss the plausibility of God any more than there is to dismiss the plausibility of extrasolar life.

    Do you have a specific theory in mind? Scientific theories differ from faith in that you can have a logical “provisional belief” in a theory, but as evidence accumulates, that theory (and the “belief” in it) must necessarily be weakened or strengthened (otherwise, it isn’t science). With faith, however, no evidence is required. Evidence contrary to one’s faith generally does not sway belief in that faith.

    How do you determine what is plausible? I would say evidence and observation. Is extrasolar life plausible? Sure. Why? There is evidence that Earth-like planets likely exist in other solar systems. There are billions upon billions of solar systems in the universe. It is plausible that life may exist or have existed on another planet.

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