Prickly City by Scott Stantis for September 15, 2021

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    braindead Premium Member about 1 month ago

    Yeah, there certainly was NO sabotage of science and scientists by Trump appointees, right Stantis?

    And those crummy scientists should have seen the pandemic coming and forced their states to stockpile medical equipment, right? WTH were they doing, anyway?

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    Cornelius Noodleman  about 1 month ago

    He said Doo-Doo.

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    The Love of Money is . . .  about 1 month ago

    Speaking of Doo-Doo and Science . .This is not off topic, but I heard they’ve improved the little automatic floor sweeper/vacuum to recognize pet doo-doo and avoid it. See scientists do know shit. . . . /S

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    zmech13 Premium Member about 1 month ago

    What some people fail to understand is that science isn’t a destination but a journey and things may change along that journey as new things are discovered. Many scientific “truths” are only true based on the knowledge we currently have. If that knowledge changes, so can that truth.

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    ollou90  about 1 month ago

    Scientists change their minds when good new information is available. Why is that such a problem for Carmen to get through her obviously (in today’s toon) thick head? Winslow is no help, but what more should you expect from a lowly coyote?

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    theotherther1  about 1 month ago

    “Now let’s go to our mad science lab, I didn’t buy us Dexter-sized lab coats for nothing!”

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    Havel  about 1 month ago

    Science has self correcting processes as its base. ‘Tis a shame more humans don’t have the same.

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    fuzzbucket  about 1 month ago

    The fact is that areas where people all wear masks have a much lower rate of disease transference. Masks are mandatory in China, with a heavy fine and/or jail for noncompliance.

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    pwbritt Premium Member about 1 month ago

    Mathematicians don’t change with the wind. We are the most pure of all the sciences because we make up the rules.

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    Ignatz Premium Member about 1 month ago

    They are making decisions on the basis of the best available information, using a wide body of knowledge, and years of experience in the field.

    Anti-vaxxers make decisions on the basis of their wishes.

    Not equal.

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    jeff.escape  about 1 month ago

    Carmen’s rant in today’s comic represents the view of someone who has not learned to think critically. It’s sad to realize that there are so many people who have reached adulthood without being able to recognize nuance. Makes me think of the song “Shades of Gray” by The Monkees; people want everything easy like b&w, but real life is not like that.

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    freshmeet2030  about 1 month ago

    And if we had all quarantined for 8 weeks back in April-May of 2020, we wouldn’t need the fricken masks now. Idiots.

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    Darsan54 Premium Member about 1 month ago

    Conservatives, pfffft. First they are for the Constitution, then they’re not; for law&order then they’re overthrowing the government; first they are for Free Speech, then only if you say what they want to hear; they want to impeach a POTUS on dubious, trivial charges, then deny it when there are actual real crimes committed.

    Geezopete Carmen, why don’t you guys make up your minds?

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    Mario500  about 1 month ago


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    Wlly Blly  about 1 month ago

    That is a common misconception by a lot of the Right. Scientists don’t “change” their minds. They accept new evidence.

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    rossevrymn Premium Member about 1 month ago

    No, that’s not the case, Carmen, that’s just Stantisferlame convincing you to be a mushbrain. Resist Stantisferlame. The Q-Anoners are the saddest of the 70 million petulant children.

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    doesntplaywellwithothers  about 1 month ago

    Many good comments here. Remember too that the virus itself has changed over time. Science has to adapt to that.

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    BRBurns1960  about 1 month ago

    Science is a technique for discovering the truth, it is not the “truth”. You trust science means you trust that the process is always improving moving towards the truth. Science also means when you are wrong you drop it and change, once upon a time science thought disease was caused by bad air and unpleasant humors, but as greater study was done it was discovered that bad air, Mal Aria, was not the cause and we moved closer to solving malaria.

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    calliarcale  about 1 month ago

    “When the facts change, I change my mind. What do you do, sir?” — John Maynard Keynes

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    Iseau Premium Member about 1 month ago

    Or drive you to “Fake News” the lefts equivalent too “Qanon”.

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    StackableContainers  about 1 month ago

    Scientists don’t change their minds…they discover new evidence and alter their conclusions accordingly. It’s isn’t like changing your mind about a shirt you bought last week and deciding you don’t like it anymore.

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    @Rad-ish  Premium Member about 1 month ago

    Stop making Public Health political.

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    dlaemmerhirt999  about 1 month ago

    If you have a functioning brain, you are NOT part of Qanon. The first step is to turn off and/or damage your a-brain.

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    hfelder7219  about 1 month ago

    Yes, Dr. Fauci initially said masks weren’t needed. The main reason was that he worried if people were told to wear them, they would hoard them like they did toilet paper, Clorox wipes, and other items, and health care workers would not have enough. Also, we learned more about how the virus spread as time went on and scientists changed their recommendations to match new data.

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    ferddo  about 1 month ago

    Odd how the anti-science crowd expects people to accept that the crowd changes its own minds all the time (depending on how the conspiracy theories blow), but the same crowd will not accept that scientists change their advice as they learn new facts…

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    TCA1799 Premium Member about 1 month ago

    I sure hope everyone sees the sarcasm in this strip and go all tribal and assume this is a shot at science. This is a shot at those who actually think that science’s aim is nefarious and fail to understand that the scientific process evolves; this does not mean they don’t know what they are doing, it means as they learn more they sharpen their thinking.

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    William Robbins Premium Member about 1 month ago

    Kat is flagged, for incoherence as much as lunatic ranting, baseless accusation, and disinformation.

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    syzygy47  about 1 month ago

    Why there’s even a scientist who vacillated on what kind of pizza he wanted! Obviously can’t be trusted! /s

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    apfelzra Premium Member about 1 month ago

    Actually, scientist only change their minds when new evidence or data cause them to re-evaluate or modify their beliefs. That’s how scientific progress is made, and why experimentation, publication and dissemination of new information is so vital today.

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