Sunday, December 18, 2005

Doonesbury on creationism

This morning's Doonesbury gave me a chuckle. It also points out how understanding evolution does have an impact on medicine. (Click for a full size version.)

7 example(s) of insolence returned:

At 12/18/2005 12:30 PM, Blogger The Probe said...

That was just great. A good laugh just when we needed one.


At 12/18/2005 3:59 PM, Anonymous Michael said...

Excellent; I am still grinning. Encouraging, too: not everyone in the USA has a pre-scientific mediaeval mindset, and that is sometimes the impression the media give.

(Which points to the incalculable harm done to the USA's standing by creationism and other superstitions).


At 12/18/2005 4:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That makes a lot more sense! I haven't read the Sunday comics for some time and my wife read that one to me yesterday but told me it was in the B.C. Strip! Left me baffled all day since B.C. often includes none to subtle religious messages. Funny enough that cavemen would be Christians let alone use antibiotics.


At 12/18/2005 8:49 PM, Blogger GrrlScientist said...

heh, that was great. thanks for reminding me of the reason that i love doonesbury.



At 12/18/2005 11:21 PM, Anonymous jer said...

Thanks for posting this, I rarely read funnies anymore and would have missed out on it.

Now if we could only get Family Circle or Kathy to jump on the antt-ID bandwagon, maybe we could get somewhere.


At 12/19/2005 7:53 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought streptomycin was useless against TB. Wasn't isoniazid the breakthrough drug?


At 12/19/2005 11:09 AM, Blogger Tara C. Smith said...

I thought streptomycin was useless against TB. Wasn't isoniazid the breakthrough drug? I think that's the point. Streptomycin isn't useless (though resistance was seen very early in its use against TB), but resistance to the drug is high, and TB is treated with multiple drugs in any case. So giving the creationist an old, single drug, made less useful due to bacterial evolution, would better fit their anti-evolution worldview.


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