#133: The More You Learn, The Less You Know...
Thursday, September 29, 2011
It truly takes a wise man to realize that you can never know enough. You can't even know "a lot," compared to all the knowledge there is, and especially, compared to everything there could be to know once someone finally figures it out.
It may take an even wiser man to go on trying despite this knowledge. I mean, just imagine how enormous the Universe is, and how small you are, compared to it. Or rather don't imagine it -- in Douglas Adams' "The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy," there is a device called the Total Perspective Vortex that shows you exactly this -- and everyone who ever suffers it goes completely crazy.
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Julius Maximus: "I know that I know nothing," one of the most famous quotes of Socrates. Although he did know a lot, he thought that you cannot ever learn enough in one lifetime, or make a difference. What do you think, o Marcus, my disciple?
Marcus: Haven't I learned quite a lot since I came here? So I do know something.
Julius Maximus: When I was your age, I would have answered the same. Sometimes, I envy you young people.
Dr. Mysterious [off-panel]: Youth is wasted on the young!
Julius Maximus: Ehm, excuse me, friends, who are you?
Dr. Mysterious: Scholars, just like you. And we'd like to discuss science with you.
[All dialogs translated from Latin.]
Blog and social media pages
Friday, February 5, 2016
Since our return in November 2015, we've massively expanded our presence in social media. Even though all of them have their links on every page, here's the complete list:
Our own blog
If you like our little comic, feel free to like or follow us in the social media networks you're members of, and use their sharing mechanisms to spread the word. Our eternal gratitude will be yours if you do.
Using these channels, you can also communicate with us, ask questions, or even try and make suggestions. We won't promise to listen to the latter, but are always glad to hear your opinions about our work. Even the critical ones, as long as they're more constructive and more eloquently worded than "you suck."
We deliberately left out Instagram since they're too hipster to allow access from a computer and require a mobile device. We create and publish this comic using a MacBook Pro, and I'm not too fond of switching devices just for one social network (I know there are unofficial workarounds, but never mind these).