Zen Pencils by Gavin Aung Than

Zen Pencils

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  1. Three Steps Over Japan

    Three Steps Over Japan said, about 3 years ago

    Great sentiments. One little comment – Sears-level tube telescopes are shaky, which is why few people use them after a few days, because of the headaches, or the inability to stay steady on one spot in the sky for a few seconds. If you really want to introduce a child to astronomy, spend the extra money to get a good scope from a company like Celestron. And be prepared to stay outside with your child to share the experience, because otherwise it’s going to feel like you’re using it as an excuse to get them out of the house so you can watch more TV.

  2. Zyreenesque

    Zyreenesque said, about 3 years ago

    15 million degrees? good thing you’re a scientist.

  3. mr_sherman

    mr_sherman GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    I’m waiting for the nut comments.

  4. Gorbag42

    Gorbag42 said, about 3 years ago

    @alananda: don’t forget veterinarians.

  5. dave_at_efi

    dave_at_efi GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Great job, Gavin!


    CARAPORAM said, about 3 years ago

    The cure for the big pandemics will never be reveal as long as the pharmaceuticals have the control of the scientists. It is more profitable to relieve a pain than to cure it….

  7. J2P2

    J2P2 said, about 3 years ago

    Fantastic piece!! And a truly wonderful quote!

  8. Jay_Dallas

    Jay_Dallas said, about 3 years ago

    A wonderful comic – It should be shown at school board meetings all over America.

  9. Darren Blair

    Darren Blair said, about 3 years ago

    Similarly, the statement presumes that science and the supernatural cannot coexist.
    In reality, many legitimate scientists the world over are openly religious; they have learned how to be professional, and so do not let religion and science intrude into each other. (For example, in addition to being a geologist and geology professor, James Talmage was also a high-level clergyman in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Talmage famously took part in a three-way debate during the 1930s concerning whether or not evolution should be considered a part of the church’s theology; in contrast, a lot of other denominations at this time were still considering the concept of evolution to be Satanic.)
    Furthermore, the “Kirk Cameron” model of creationism isn’t the only concept of creation out there. Rather, you also have various groups of Old-Earth Creationists who argue that God set the creation process in motion. These views range from the “Watchmaker” hypothesis (God assembled the mechanism and set it in motion) to a hypothesis which holds that God has periodically nudged and fudged things as needed to get certain results.

  10. Darwinskeeper

    Darwinskeeper said, about 3 years ago


    The best vets I’ve known are very good at doctor patient relations. Their patients may not be able to talk but they have other ways of letting us know something is bothering them.

  11. dirgis3

    dirgis3 said, about 3 years ago

    My son is a vet, and he has to undersatnd the client and the patient. Sometimes the client holds the clue to what’s wrong with the patient.

  12. Richard

    Richard GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    It was our drive to understand the order in the universe that separated us from the rest of the animals that inhabit this planet.
    We were the only ones to look about our world and ask
    ourselves “Who, What, When, Where, How, and Why”.
    We earned the responsibility to care for it all.

  13. 1MadHat

    1MadHat GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    All of the scientists I know (and know of) would do science for free if they didn’t have commitments to their families.

  14. Alicia Pollock

    Alicia Pollock said, about 3 years ago

    Homeopathy is a science, and it works. It doesn’t belong with being a psychic or a creationist.

  15. DAZZ

    DAZZ said, about 3 years ago

    All of the things mentioned have their place (and their relative importance depending on where you are in life). Lovely cartoon, however, just to get people thinking and talking.

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