February 07, 2019
January 17, 2018
It must be math that they are studying.
The [point of human existence is to figure out x(x+2)=32
I believe the point of human existence is up to the individual to decide.
If Calvin had seen Hitchhikers Guide To the Galaxy, he’d know the answer to that question.
The point of human existence is to entertain the monster(s) who made us for their perverse amusement.
It’s presumptuous to assume there is a point to human existence in the first place
To believe in god and to make the world better!
But if you don’t tell us how to get from your first step to the conclusion, you haven’t given us “meaning”.
It’s strips like this one that further the Calvin=Frazz conspiracy.
Hobbes explained the purpose of all life just the other day. we are all here on earth to consume each other.
Existence is no more than the precarious attainment of relevance in an intensely mobile flux of past, present, and future.
Another brilliant strip by Watterson, both the text and the art!
Actually, the one who knows has been telling us to our face for centuries – and when we wake up and realize it, we’re going to look back on days like this and wonder why we were so blind, deaf and dumb about it.
PS: Nobody likes a smart -ass!Contemplate your navel like everyone else.
somebodyshort: That’s close enough, but you forgot the second root.
x = 1 +/ squareroot(33)
which is approximately 4.74 and -6.74
multiple choice answersA: to decrease entropy locallyB: to infect the EarthC: to serve as food for the Kanamits
I hear you, Calvin
x(x+2)=32, 2x+2x=32, 4x=32, x=8
I like math. Try this. Think of any number, negative or positive, double it, add 4, divide in half, subtract original number. Why does the answer always come out to be 2? I know why.
-6.745 is also a root
42 Calvin.. Its easier that way…
The answer to your question, Calvin, would be 42. ;)
We appear to have a few mathematicians reading this strip.
-6.7445626… is the other solution.With quadratic equations you always have two solution except if “B” (Ax^2+Bx+C=0) is zero or B^2-4AC is negative.
The point of decimal numbers is the dot between the ones place and the tenths place. But the point of human existence… take your index finger and aim it upwards – now you’re pointing toward the point.
well, i lost.
You know, Buddhism has a lot to say on the point of human existence . To move spirally upwards in our evolution, to be more and more of what we were intended to be. To fulfill all our desires, and then be desireless – content and peaceful. Imagine how a place would be if all who live there were content and peaceful ?
I do hope schools, teachers – and we all let this question take on its real significance rather than brush it under the carpet. Yes Calvin, this question must be answered before x(x+2)=8. How does quadratic help u in life, anyways!!
I would love to see Calvin in a college philosophy class.
What is the point of human existence……to dominate, over power and consume every other species on the planet.
And since I am so optimistic….to do it without regard for the consequences.
You forgot the negative root. 4.7 and -6.7.
To read more comics!
Okaaaaaayyyy… Not a mathematician or a philosopher.
“boring” isn’t content and peaceful! Boring is dissatisfied!But I don’t recommend Buddhism, for various reasons. Nobody could ever attain such Nirvana, anyway.
Right now, I think that the point of human existence for Calvin is to “move on to the next chapter”. “Be resolute with the present moment”. – Johann von Goethe
Some problems have THREE answers:Six blackbirds and eight sparrows are sitting on a wire.A hunter with a shotgun comes along, blasts away, and picks off three blackbirds and four sparrows.Q. How many birds are left on the wire.A1: Three blackbirds, four sparrows.A2: Seven birds (the question was how many birds)A3: NONE: You believe the other seven are just going to sit there waiting to see what happens next?
Calvin,you ask good questions but you ask the wrong people your Dad or Mom might answer this one.That is if your not just trying to get out of doing some math.
Perhaps one point of human existence is to figure out the point of human existence—and meanwhile to continue to function until we do.
For Calvin, just now, part of that second half is to do the classwork and learn enough to maybe consider the first half.
To follow Jesus.
Look at panel 2. Calvin seems to have only four fingers on his left hand. This may explain a lot.
Answer to this one is at the end of Ecclesiastes, but you’re gonna have to read it for yourself. Homework, right?
BTW, I was always really good at mathematics until we got to addition and subtraction…..
Sometimes Calvin is so profound!
Agree with bmonk… the point of human existence is to figure it out, and live life accordingly. Each of us is here for good reasons. Our external reasons and circumstances are different and unique for each individual. The internal reasons are the same, to learn life’s lessons and progressively evolve our souls to a sublime state of inner peace, joy, creativity etc… in other words, enlightenment or nirvana. That’s what the various spiritual traditions at the inner core of each religion are striving for, and unfortunately most of us do not go beyond the outer rituals to a deeper understanding.
I didn’t know Calvin was a Republican!
He’ll be back in mid-April, I believe,
`He went away last year at this time, too. He announced it in advance so we wouldn’t worry about his absence. Coincides with Lent, but who knows.
Or it’s a solid question with a purely philosophical answer
I always thought Hobbes was actually Bill Watterson. Don’t know for sure. I liked your post on 3-1-12 on Real Life Adventures, about the cars. Here’s a site you would like www.americantorque.com/game/car-show-50s/
DT Pi would have added a lot to todays posts.
Well..i heard it was similar to like..a pencil point stuck deep into a rotten orange…oh…wait..that’s something else..sorry..
The point to Human existence is to be capable of posing that question.
the best idea’s…..
Don’t rush things… Arrogance will return soon enough. Unfortunately.
Who is Number Forty Two?
Refined x would be ~ 4.744562646538028
sometimes I’d really like to have a glimpse into the kind of guy Calvin turns into about 20 years from then <3 I’ll bet he’d be awesome to date as an adult.
“Try hard, do your best, have fun.” Whether you believe anyone’s keeping score or not, I think that’s good advice for Tigers and Mathematicians alike.
go calvin! screw teachers. no, mom, i didnt say that, my brother got on my computer
what is the point of human existence? i took a shot at answering that question. http://www.herbietown.com/blog/2012/03/06/whats-the-point-of-human-existence/
So funny I forgot to laugh! LOL :)
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