Doin’ it Right

Via Pharyngula is this great cartoon which gets at the heart of the scientific “controversies” that always keep confusing people just enough to rob them of the power that science gives them.  <snaps out of it> Hey, look a cartoon!

And, no the Large Hadron Collider will not create mini black holes that will destroy the earth as depicted in the next to last panel.  On a related note, hop on over to Phil Plait’s Bad Astronomy site to be reminded of an issue that could be another panel to this cartoon: the mindless and dangerous crusade against vaccinations.  But DO heed science’s repeated warnings about eating yellow snow.

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