Dilbert Classics by Scott Adams

Dilbert Classics

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  1. Beau Nobo

    Beau Nobo said, over 1 year ago

    The rest is silence.

  2. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, over 1 year ago

    One of the most jarring things about astronomy is that when one looks at the sky, one is looking at the past. And it’s not uniform. Sirius looks as it did 6 and a fraction years ago. Betelgeuse as it did 700 or 800 years ago (several estimates of it’s distance).
    Indeed, it’s something that astronomers seem to forget when they try to come up with models of the Milky Way. Something 10,000 light years away is going to look like it did 10,000 years ago and something 100 light years away looks like it did 100 yaers ago.

  3. Sisyphos

    Sisyphos said, over 1 year ago

    Dogbert is a philosopher and poet. Dilbert is an engineer. That pretty much sums up today’s dialogue….

  4. So  Lonely

    So Lonely said, over 1 year ago


    really the guesses they make on distance have no meaning since space is expanding (the Doppler effect)

  5. Tax Man

    Tax Man said, over 1 year ago

    @Beau Nobo

    In space no one can hear you scream.

  6. pumaman

    pumaman said, over 1 year ago

    Just like science shatters the misconception that god is out there!

  7. pumaman

    pumaman said, over 1 year ago

    Actually common sense does that too.

  8. Steve Dutch

    Steve Dutch said, over 1 year ago


    No, they don’t forget at all. Galaxies evolve so slowly that the 100,000 years it takes light to cross our galaxy doesn’t make much difference.

  9. Steve Dutch

    Steve Dutch said, over 1 year ago

    @So Lonely

    Wow, where do I even begin with this one? For nearby galaxies the amount of movement since the light left the galaxy is pretty small. And the Doppler Effect is the change in wavelength that light displays as the source moves, and has no relevance to distance at all.

  10. Dr Dave

    Dr Dave said, over 1 year ago


    Dr. Drumlin approves
    Elly snrks

  11. jimmyh43105

    jimmyh43105 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago


    I’m agnostic so I wouldn’t say it’s a misconception. For instance, why is the universe governed by various laws? And what existed before the Big Bang? There are questions out there which have many scientific theories, but the idea of intelligent design is one of those theories.

  12. puggles

    puggles said, over 1 year ago


    Science shatters your misconceptions. God IS up there, he made the very universe scientists think they are smart enough to explain. Amazing how the “truth” of science – whichever scientific endeavor you care to discuss – changes regularly.

  13. Robert Droz

    Robert Droz said, over 1 year ago

    We know what existed before the Big Bang. Survivor: Cook Island.

  14. pouncingtiger

    pouncingtiger said, over 1 year ago

    Thanks a lot, Dilbert DeGrasse Tyson.

  15. Andrew6385

    Andrew6385 said, over 1 year ago

    New information comes along, but science is not constantly wiping out old info and starting all over from the beginning. Only increasingly small modifications. Unlike religion which when wrong, stays wrong for ever.

    The situation for the stars is not as bad as Dilbert makes it look. A star last for millions to trillions of years. The brightest have the shortest lives, but are on the order of hundreds, sometimes thousands of light years away. Most if not all visible (to the naked eye) stars still exist.

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