Jesus ‘n’ Mo ‘n’ Conspiracy

In today’s Jesus and Mo, called “clever”, the barmaid floats Pascal Boyer’s theory for the origin of religion, applying it to conspiracy theories. But Mo has his own theory:

The author makes a pitch for his site, and do throw a few bucks his/her/hir/ way:

They don’t want you to know the truth!
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  1. ThyroidPlanet
    Posted September 19, 2018 at 8:39 am | Permalink

    My sentiments for conspiracy theories have been hurt.

    Waa. Waa.

    If only WordPress could help me. And Pakistan. Together. Like BFF.

  2. Frank Bath
    Posted September 19, 2018 at 8:48 am | Permalink

    Excellent edition of the strip. Let the guy use religion as a protection racket next.

  3. Randall Schenck
    Posted September 19, 2018 at 8:49 am | Permalink

    Isn’t religion the original conspiracy theory?

    • W.T. Effingham
      Posted September 19, 2018 at 11:29 am | Permalink

      Yes indeed. Some, no make that all, religions are conspiracy poly-pan penultimate pseudo-theories.

  4. Ken Kukec
    Posted September 19, 2018 at 8:59 am | Permalink

    On the veldt of our ancestry, those who misperceived a rustle in the grass as a lion lived to tell a self-deprecating tale around the campfire; those who misperceived a lion as a rustle in the grass, did not.

    • mikeyc
      Posted September 19, 2018 at 10:07 am | Permalink

      I love a just so story in the morning. Smells like victory.


      • Ken Kukec
        Posted September 19, 2018 at 11:44 am | Permalink

        Hasn’t all of evolutionary psychology (or Sociobiology or whatever it is they’re calling it these days) been described as a just-so story?

        • mikeyc
          Posted September 19, 2018 at 1:08 pm | Permalink

          I was just poking you, Ken. Just-so stories get derided a lot but one always has to remind oneself that sometimes they’re correct. Personally, as a scientist, I see no problem with them so long as it is acknowledged that they are evidence-free. But they are not necessarily unsupported ideas and can be some of the best hypothesis generating methods of doing science.

          • Ken Kukec
            Posted September 19, 2018 at 3:00 pm | Permalink

            I knew you were joking, and I laughed at the Apocalypse allusion, too.

            Got my faults, Mikey, but not being able to take a joke at my own expense ain’t one of ’em. 🙂

  5. Mark R.
    Posted September 19, 2018 at 1:50 pm | Permalink

    Satan is such a tempter! Fossils, geology, evolution, astronomy, physics…a busy tempter, that Satan is.

    • ChrisS
      Posted September 19, 2018 at 10:54 pm | Permalink

      Yeah, evil Satan, so wicked and devious, he has to work in ways utterly indistinguishable from purely natural phenomena.

      • Posted September 20, 2018 at 6:47 am | Permalink

        And yet he gives out so many presents at Christmas!


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