February 07, 2019
January 17, 2018
Like in today’s Peanuts strip, some questions aren’t even worth answering.
I always felt that way about algebra…
It’s just you can go to page 83, Calvin.
I’m shocked that big picture people are treated that way by Mrs Wormwood.What an old bat she is.
We are all going to die!
Evolutionists just think that evolution happened. They don’t look at the big picture which is that their whole belief is all upon a hypothesis
Its more of a question that if we are all going to die, why are we born!!!
@ theological disputeSuch moments remind me that Mr. Watterson drew his comics in the pre-internet era. Any overzealous reader would have to discuss with paper Calvin (or Hobbes) or attempt to find a living person with different view and eager for a debate. Which might end up with a coffee and donuts, which might lead to friendship or even marriage.And what do we get from anonymous slogan-fighting? Coffee and donuts for everyone!
@ Nabuquduriuzhur@ The Pikachu
How I pity you and (in the former case) your alleged education. The Pikachu obviously doesn’t even know the meaning of the word “hypothesis”, as opposed to “theory”. Nabuquduriuzhur should ask his alma mater for his money back.
I do, buddy. So do most of the other awesome folks at a little place I call… GoComics.com!
She answered your question, Calvin… you just were too stupid to understand it. (As Timberwolves88 said…)
Well, without integers, I suppose when you die it would be very difficult to count the people in Heaven.But then, perhaps this only applies to those who are counting on Heaven.
Calvin was already contemplating this deep philosophical question during his very first year:Click here: Calvin and Hobbes (October 16, 1986)
Click here: Peanuts (November 11, 1973)
Here are some from the very first month of Pearls Before Swine:Click here: Pearls Before Swine (January 16, 2002)Click here: Pearls Before Swine (January 7, 2002)Click here: Pearls Before Swine (January 8, 2002)
because integers are on a standardized test that the results in funding for the school plus standardized test gets you a better chance for scholarship at good college.
I tried something like that – the response I got was less neutral.
I have a similar logic; Why make up the bed if you are just going to get back into it tonight?
Integers allow you to have, and turn to, page 83….I know. Overrated.
What’s an integer? I remember the word but not the what. I guess I’ll have to look it up.
We have flood, nearly our whole country is under water, horrible!
Woody Allen did something similar to this strip in one of his movies.In one of the early scenes in his 1977 movie, Annie Hall. Little Woody Allen (called Alvy in the movie) is sitting in the doctor’s office with his mother. “What seems to be the problem?”, asks the doctor. “Well,” his mother says with evident frustration, “he’s depressed. It’s something he read.” “The universe is expanding,” Alvy explains morosely. “The universe is everything, and if it’s expanding, someday it will break apart and that will be the end of everything.” “He’s even stopped doing his homework,” his mother continues, with a look of total disgust. “What’s the point?” Alvy counters. “What has the universe got to do with it?” his mother explodes. “You’re here in Brooklyn. Brooklyn is not expanding!”
At least Miss Wormwood isn’t a nun, they taught with a stick in one hand. They don’t make much sense about math, they taught us how to kneel down, pray, and accept our fate. Every hurt was a prayer, just offer it up to God. I am a Christian, but that kind of talk went out with serfdom.
Idk why Miss. Wormwood keeps answering Calvin’s questions and listening to him. Wouldn’t you know what to expect to come out of his mouth?
then it would not be cartoon
You can count the seconds of your life, Calvin.
Apparently, the only integer Calvin has learned is zero.
Birth is a contingency; death is a necessity.
Calvin, you’ve got to learn integers before you can get to irrational numbers.
Created to evolve – good possibility.
Why go to all the trouble to learn anything if it’s all going to disappear when you die?How about a higher standard of living between now and then?
Life is tough.Even tougher when you’re stupid!JW
I feel for Calvin in this one…
How do you know, Calvin, that there will not be a math quiz given in order to pass through the gates of heaven?
“Those who don’t like integers, turn to page 82.999999…”
I hear the I.R.S. is gonna be hiring soon
Gotten worse, if anything.
@Tacopielvr: It’s interesting to watch the characters in Pearls Before Swine evolve. Pig became more compassionate over time. Rat became less so. It’s as though the strip has only so much compassion to go around.
Thanks, Perkycat, Number Six, and Teresa. I enjoy your comments also. You all seem like very positive people who enjoy life.
“I am in the minority of 14%, strictly science.”.In a way, I too am in the 14%. I do believe in science, with all of its possibilities and limitations, for the physical world.Where my belief in God, or at least the possibility of a collective consciousness, comes into play is in that part of my mind that extends into the metaphysical. It is not directly connected to science as it exists in a completely alternate realm.Science can be proven; all things metaphysical can only be considered.Those who know don’t tell, andThose who tell don’t know.
That’s a real Zen answer. He doesn’t know it, but Calvin just said something kinda deep.
I believe in microevolution, but not macroevolution. There are varieties of dogs, for instance, but none of them changes into another kind.
it’s tough being a Republican.
Talk to the school board, Calvin!