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01/20/10 PHD comic: '63% of internet readers will like this comic'

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Jan22-10, 04:40 PM
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Jan22-10, 04:48 PM
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PHD is now using some javascript trickery to disguise the image address - could probably figure it out, but if PF is a partner they shoudl give you some direct link

edit - seems to only be a problem in Opera
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01/20/10 PHD comic: '63% of internet readers will like this comic'

Maybe it would be a good idea to print that comic and send it to a few newspapers.
Since it is an easy-to-read comic they might actually read it and learn something...
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Jan24-10, 05:16 AM
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I'm disappointed to see PhD Comics propagating the myth that scholars believed the earth was flat in the middle ages...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myth_of_the_Flat_Earth
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Jan24-10, 05:21 AM
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Quote Quote by dagss View Post
I'm disappointed to see PhD Comics propagating the myth that scholars believed the earth was flat in the middle ages...
The comic doesn't say that. It portrays Galileo as the scholar, and shows an interviewer asking him to comment on the results of a poll showing that public opinion was that the earth was flat. Nowhere does it say that scholars shared that belief (in fact, that's the whole point of this comic strip...)
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Jan24-10, 12:22 PM
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Well, perhaps it's more borderline than I thought, but from the context it seems pretty clear that Galileo just said "the earth is not flat".

But Galileo never needed to say such a thing at all.

I would think that the only reason for picturing Galileo in a situation like that, and not any other medieval scholar, is because people tend to confuse the debate on flat vs. round earth with the debate on geocentric vs. heliocentric. I mean, the comic could have said: "But Galileo, most people believe the sun circles around the earth"...
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Jan24-10, 01:15 PM
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Lol @ Larry King at #2.


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