Jesus ‘n’ Mo ‘n’ the Anthropic Principle

In today’s Jesus and Mo strip, called “night,”  Mo expressed firm belief in the Strong Anthropic Principle:

19 Comments

  1. GBJames
    Posted September 18, 2019 at 8:36 am | Permalink

    sub

  2. Randall Schenck
    Posted September 18, 2019 at 8:51 am | Permalink

    Yes, aren’t we special. Hardly.

    • Mark R.
      Posted September 18, 2019 at 8:02 pm | Permalink

      Some day, we might be special in being the only species known to have destroyed the planet that created them.

      • Posted September 18, 2019 at 9:48 pm | Permalink

        The planet will be fine.

        It’s us I worry about.

        -Ryan

  3. A C Harper
    Posted September 18, 2019 at 9:21 am | Permalink

    There could be a civilisation of ice-cave dwellers several superclusters over saying the same thing….

    • rickflick
      Posted September 18, 2019 at 1:43 pm | Permalink

      Would they have there own “Creator”?

      • A C Harper
        Posted September 19, 2019 at 3:10 am | Permalink

        Yes – because they are special and created in the image of their god(s).

  4. Posted September 18, 2019 at 10:21 am | Permalink

    Strong Anthropic principle explained in just 3 words – “all for us” ! Imagine the rest, like 250 billion cupcakes for all of us, is yummy. 🍰 🍰 🍰

  5. Ken Kukec
    Posted September 18, 2019 at 12:23 pm | Permalink

    What’s that acronym again for the Completely Ridiculous Anthropic Principle?

    • rickflick
      Posted September 18, 2019 at 1:52 pm | Permalink

      CRAP has a nice ring to it. The weak anthropic principle (WAP) is that the universe must have properties necessary for the existence of us people. A tautology. The strong anthropic principle (SAP) says our existence is possible because of a plan. So it is teleological. There are other versions though, like CRAPY AND CRAPIER.

      • Posted September 18, 2019 at 4:12 pm | Permalink

        The weak anthropic principle is not CRAP. It’s why we can dismiss crap (note lack of capitalisation) arguments from creationists like “how come the Earth is exactly the right distance from the Sun to support life”.

        Nu the way, all of maths is tautology, so don’t necessarily scoff at tautologies.

        • Posted September 18, 2019 at 4:12 pm | Permalink

          That last sentence should start “By the way…”

        • Posted September 18, 2019 at 6:29 pm | Permalink

          (Pedant alert) I do not think all math is tautology. I won’t make a lengthy argument.

          1. If true, Hilbert’s goal to axiomatize math would be possible.
          2. Godel’s incompleteness theorems.

          • Posted September 19, 2019 at 3:58 am | Permalink

            Sorry but it’s true. Every mathematical theorem, including Gödel’s Incompleteness Theorem is logically deducible from a set of axioms. There’s no new information in a theorem.

            Just because something is technically a tautology doesn’t make it useless.

  6. gravelinspector-Aidan
    Posted September 18, 2019 at 1:47 pm | Permalink

    Sounds like Jeebus needs to visit the Total Perspective Vortex. The version specially made for Zaphod, of course.

    When you are put into the Vortex you are given just one momentary glimpse of the entire unimaginable infinity of creation, and somewhere in it there’s a tiny little speck, a microscopic dot on a microscopic dot, which says, “You are here.”

    • Posted September 18, 2019 at 4:14 pm | Permalink

      Jesus wouldn’t survive the Total Perspective Vortex in the universe created specifically for Zaphod Beeblebrox. He’s clearly not Zaphod Beeblebrox – not enough heads.

  7. Azreal
    Posted September 18, 2019 at 4:40 pm | Permalink

    OF COURSE IT IS FOR ALL OF US!!!

  8. Azreal
    Posted September 18, 2019 at 4:42 pm | Permalink

    OF COURSE IT IS FOR ALL OF US!!

  9. Azreal
    Posted September 18, 2019 at 4:58 pm | Permalink

    Oops.
    Was expecting moderation.


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