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Friday, December 4, 2009

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Yes, this grossly contends with Asimov's The Last Question. I feel like this compensates by giving a description of string theory that someone other than Michio Kaku understands.
 

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ob wrote at 9:06pm Dec 3
well done mike!
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RAWR wrote at 11:44pm Dec 3
I AM A DINOSAUR AND AS SUCH AM NOT WELL-VERSED IN ASTROPHYSICS NOR DO I UNDERSTAND THE CONCEPT OF AN ENVIRONMENT OUTSIDE OF THE ONE I CURRENTLY RESIDE FOR THAT MATTER.
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Splend wrote at 1:40am Dec 4
You know, if you haven't already, you should probably email this to the guy who does xkcd, I'm sure he'd get a kick out of it :)
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you don't know what string theory is wrote at 2:19am Dec 4
you don't know what string theory is
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noah wrote at 5:30am Dec 4
That is awesome!! You ++'ed the sh*t out of that one.
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ummm... wrote at 6:17am Dec 4
should "beging" be "begin"?
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Tac-Tics wrote at 6:25am Dec 4
I can't stand Michio Kaku!

"So imagine the UNIVERSE is made of TINY LITTLE VIBRATING PIECES OF STRING. This causes the UNIVERSE to split up, into PARALLEL UNIVERSES. That means there are an infinite number of you in the world. In one PARALLEL UNIVERSE, you're HITLER. In another, you've got a BONER right now. In yet another, only proven science is presented on television shows. But in most, I'm still just spouting buzzwords. Also, I have cool hair."
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Mike Gioia wrote at 6:34am Dec 4
nice catch ummm. fixed it.

that's pretty on point. i read one his books a long time and the boner universe is pretty much my main takeaway.
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Fever wrote at 12:18pm Dec 4
I'm already preparing to be that greatest astronaut. But damn, learning to play violin is hard. Especially that small.
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N wrote at 5:06pm Dec 4
Without reading the title, I immediately thought of xkcd. Apparently, generic stick figures+science=Randall Monroe.
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Prof. D wrote at 8:37am Dec 5
Awesome, Mike!
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spencer wrote at 11:58am Dec 5
...and in the last of James Blish's classic "Cities in Flight" series ("The Triumph of Time") the hero... namely, New York, New York... locates itself at the precise spot where the old universe is giving birth to a new universe, in order to shape the new one.
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Yomanimus Fightrightly wrote at 12:26pm Dec 5
I have a boner in this universe! Somewhere I am flaccid.
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Mindjudo wrote at 3:24pm Dec 5
I AM the boner of the Universe.
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Hawkwind wrote at 3:35pm Dec 5
I am the boner of the universe, the winds of time are flowing through me, all things are relative to me, you're all a figment of my mind, In a world that I designed, Charged with cosmic energy, Has the world gone mad or is it me.
I am the centre of this universe, And all that it was meant to be, So that we might learn to see this foolishness, that lives in us, And stupidity that we must suss, How to banish from our minds, If you call this living I must be blind.
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Mike Gioia wrote at 3:46pm Dec 5
You guys raise some interesting points on the boner-verse.
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Another Mike wrote at 11:13pm Dec 5
Umm, shouldn't "yea" be spelled "yeah" (final panel)? Otherwise, a great strip!
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julia mac wrote at 3:37pm Dec 6
hey mike this is so funny see u soon
love your fav cousion
,julia
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wayangtimes wrote at 7:45pm Dec 6
rofl!
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TigersWOOD wrote at 8:26am Jan 5
Yes, but in this universe and every other one tiger only has a 3 Wood...if you know what I mean. There is a video that shows the "Short" wood!
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A.E. wrote at 9:39pm Feb 14
the comic makes as much scientific sense as the the string theory itself =)
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Eric wrote at 10:51am Feb 17
String theory is a joke. I, and many other physicists would really much prefer it, if it would just go away
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helvio wrote at 10:07pm Mar 26
My God! And I thought the holocaust cartoon was bad! Every pixel of this one transpires scientific ignorance! I think you'd do better if you try NOT to imitate xkcd ;) --btw, Eric, you're the joke. When one does not understand the details of a theory, it doesn't necessarily mean that it is wrong... in fact, in your case, I'm certain you can't even grasp what 'wrong' even means in my sentence. ;-)
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Steve wrote at 6:09pm Apr 14
Try "The Elegant Universe". It's a bit out-dated, but a worthy attempt at explaining String theory with allegory and metaphor.
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Grue wrote at 11:23pm May 22
Humor Sans ftw!
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Tyler wrote at 8:29pm Oct 5
Some guy already did the T-Rex joke. As an actual t-rex, this is very disheartening.
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josh wrote at 9:13pm Oct 5
thats beautiful.
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Jack wrote at 7:22am Jan 15
Very good comic
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Adele wrote at 2:50pm Mar 8
Actually, you're all rather wrong about string theory. It doesn't predict that there is an infinite number of you(s), but that there are an infinite number of possible you(s). Also, most physicists/cosmologists actually support further research in string theory, not the other way round. Finally, string theory makes very clear many things which would remain otherwise undefined. String theory elegantly and neatly combines all theories into one - something that has been pursued by science since its very beginning.
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Bear Grylls wrote at 1:29pm Jul 18
SOMEWHERE IN AN ALTERNATE UNIVERSE I'M NOT SURROUNDED BY A FILM CREW WHENEVER I'M IN THE WILDERNESS. better drink my own piss
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rxdtfcyguvhibj wrote at 7:19pm Aug 18
u cant travel faster than light
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km wrote at 5:50pm Aug 26
gay
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Warpo wrote at 9:52am Oct 20
I hold my pants up with a piece of twine, because you're mine please pull the twine.
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Nome wrote at 12:43pm Nov 8
I went to the store to buy waffles but they were out of bacon, so I bought butter instead.
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Justin Kupec wrote at 3:45pm Feb 17
There is no "center" of the universe, at least in the traditional sense. The universe expands at the same speed from every point in all directions. In time, this will reverse, but the same principle holds true. There is no precise center of the universe to contract to.
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Daniel wrote at 1:53pm Mar 2
This wall of comments is a bunch of people who know nothing about physics insulting each other for knowing nothing about physics
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Daniel wrote at 1:54pm Mar 2
This wall of comments is a bunch of people who know nothing about physics insulting each other for knowing nothing about physics
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Cat wrote at 11:23am Jul 6
I am a real life cat and after reading this my understanding of human knowledge skyrocketed but I fear that I may soon return to my normal state soninkst take this time to tell all of you the wonder of life as a cat. Firstly allow me to tell you that being a cat is nothing like anyomeowmeowmeowmeowmeowmeowmeowmeow
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