science curriculum

Dangerous Cartooning

Detail of 'xkcd' (#1449) by Randall Munroe, 18 November 2014.

Jokes can be dangerous.

No, really, think of it this way: Sure, you just started with a harmless joke about the Slide Mountain Ocean, and a fine joke it is. But how long before they work intercontinental Red Rover into the Kansas high school science curriculum?

What? Six thousand years is a helluvalot less than four and a half billion.

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Detail of xkcd #1449, by Randall Monroe, 18 November 2014.