What Happened?

Crater of Imbecils

Here’s the cartoon I drew to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing (it ran in the Omak Chronicle this past Wednesday).

This was such an important human moment, earned with tremendous intellectual and inspirational effort, which got me to thinking: What the hell happened to the general population’s science-based reasoning skills in the last 50 years? (After I drew this, I realized I forgot to add Flat Earthers–in fact, there are so many other cockeyed conspiracy theories which deserve a place in that crater that it terrifies me.)

Technical achievements mean little if we selectively believe whatever conveniently agrees with our world view, our religion, our politics…

© Brad Skiff

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