Signe Wilkinson by Signe Wilkinson

Signe Wilkinson

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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Hmm, spelling and math, not so much, but throw in sex education, biology, history, and physical sciences, and you’ve got a lot of “religious conservative” home schoolers right here at home.

  2. Reality,really?

    Reality,really? said, over 2 years ago

    Sounds very smart. Research dark matter. You can make it sound very smart but there’s no real proof yet. History is filled w lots of science that didn’t pass muster.

  3. Reality,really?

    Reality,really? said, over 2 years ago

    This is not about science it’s about equality. Even the Koran doesn’t support boko haram social planning

  4. Ted Lind

    Ted Lind GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    When I see all the violence and stupidity in the world, I find it amazing the human race has lasted as long as it has.

  5. omQ R

    omQ R said, over 2 years ago

    Radical religion fears education. There’s opposition to scientific education within developed nations and democracies. Now that is odd.
    Wasn’t there a Christian parable that mentioned a beam in one’s eye….?

  6. ARodney

    ARodney said, over 2 years ago

    Yep. Check George Will and Charles Krauthammer’s recent diatribe against climate science. Since they can’t accept the results (because it would mean that they’ve been wrong), nor can they deny the data (because it’s overwhelming), Will attacks scientists for being shills and sellouts without challenging a single conclusion; and Krauthammer insists that ALL science is bogus and useless at making predictions. Our own Boko Haram, right here in America.

  7. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 2 years ago

    @omQ R

    I intended to make the same point, omQ.
    Where the USA once lead the world in the quality of education, it seems that ever since Pres. Eisenhower warned it would take an informed and educated electorate to stand up to the Military Industrial complex (his draft included the word Congressional) there has been a slow de-emphasis on education to a point that we, as a nation, are far behind others in primary and secondary school education, and our colleges are doing better at educating foreign nationals who take their knowledge back home, than they do for Americans.
    If this hypothesis is correct, and if there has been a deliberate plan to ‘dumb down’ Americans, it is working. We are more divided and more willing to jump at hype than to take time to learn the facts and the science. Education is the answer to many of our problems, and that is why lobbyists and politicians would just prefer we stay stupid.
    but Respectfully,

  8. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago


    Sounds very smart. Research dark matter. You can make it sound very smart but there’s no real proof yet. History is filled w lots of science that didn’t pass muster.

    Even failed research can lead to breakthroughs in other fields.

    This is not about science it’s about equality.

    No, I think this is about how religious zealots fear education.

  9. spyderred

    spyderred said, over 2 years ago

    The same threatens the American Taliban, which is why they insist on having their own non-schools (and the cash flow of course).

  10. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, over 2 years ago

    @Respectful Troll

    I actually do hate to say this, but from the kind of responses of our more conservative members here to this carton, it is quite evident that the more moderate posters here, liberal or conservative, should just leave this site to the ultra conservatives. Those that really have nothing more constructive to say about these important issues except to call others with varying views names, or even what they perceive as names such as: “Liberal”, or worse “Socialist”, or worse yet “Communist”, or valorous bastardization of those names!

    It is actually one of the indicators of the failing of education in this country that these types of people must resort to this kind of thing in what they think is debate. Heck, I sometimes think these types would refer to Sir Issac Newton as a “Socialist” for his scientific Laws of Gravity! At first these types of techniques made me angry, but the more I hone my own Christian skills the less anger I feel, and more sadness for the fallen state of humanity I do feel. It is not a feeling that at my age (71+) I feel I can put up with anymore. And I do have a great deal more to both keep my body and my mind occupied than to even try to educate such people in even common civility, let alone the truth. So, I think I well not only not comment anymore here, but will even make a concerted effort to not even view the editorial part of these comics. I do wish thank those such as yourself and the more moderate posters, either liberal or conservative (and yes, there are indeed some thinking conservatives here whose posts do make worthwhile reading) for both an instructive and an entertaining time here!

  11. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, over 2 years ago

    The math instruction isn’t very good in America and no one is too upset over it.

  12. Mr. Ngn33r

    Mr. Ngn33r GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @Ted Lind

    It is only recently that the ability to obliterate the human race has been put into the hands of minority fanatics (NOT only Muslims !)…who think that, IF THEY are not in control, the rest of us have NO RIGHT to continue to live.

  13. Mr. Ngn33r

    Mr. Ngn33r GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    The point of disagreement with you and (unfortunately)Ms Wilkinson, is that the statement made in the ’toon applies to other religious, fundamentalist fanatics, as well.

  14. Mr. Ngn33r

    Mr. Ngn33r GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    “Charter” schools get to “pick” those they will admit and educate, guaranteeing “better results”…while drawing funding from the “Public” schools / taxpayers, without the responsibility / duty to teach ALL the public’s variously-abled kids. The reason for universal education is to benefit the Nation, the economy and society by raising the understanding and participation capabilities of all through public subscription of the cost. Superlative individuals will, given this opportunity, excel, and advance themselves and (hopefully) humanity. Charter schools have their place but are the icing on the cake, not the foundation of public good. They will not / cannot educate everyone…thus are subject to reduction (as the public schools are) in time of economic distress. You support more icing while reducing and advocating elimination of the cake !

  15. Mr. Ngn33r

    Mr. Ngn33r GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    I did not infer that the “message” was not correct, merely too narrowly pointed. You are changing my criticism to one which you can answer with spurious reference to non-solutions and specious divergences (did I mention home-schools, climate change, specifically, Christians ?). You have expanded the debate to untreated inflammatory buzzwords / topics not included by me…to cash-in on the “outrage” and support of those"fundamentalist", narrowly focused, poorly educated folks that your advocated policies abandon to the short-term benefit of their leaders and those benefited by a poorly educated, dogmatized populace…modern day Feudalism …Plutocracy …Oligarchy. As to your Hillary point (where did she enter the discussion – diversion again?), her “decision” was in 2012…apparently under influence of the Nigerian Government (who feared / saw bad effects of such declaration – by the US). The furor now, caused by recent events (the kidnapping – by the now (2013) designated-terrorist Boko Haram – seems more a political maneuver against the presumptive candidacy of Ms. Clinton in the upcoming Presidential race – disingenuous, at best. Here’s a link – not from a Lefty or Righty source:

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