Daily Archives: March 12, 2012

Selective Reasoning

This week’s Dustinland comes out of anger at the politicizing of science. People are so inconsistent when it comes to their beliefs. They love all the modern conveniences science brings their lives, but when research points to anything that might disturb their pleasant reality or worldview—or make them actually have to sacrifice something—then science goes out the window.

Well that’s the thing about science. True science doesn’t care. You get some people together, they observe and study things, and then they tell you what they found. Of course science is done by people, so there’s going to be a human element involved. And there is funding to be considered as well. But ultimately, I trust science to tell me the truth about the world—and not just the truth I want to hear.

The ABCs of SXSW

Bubble Puppy. Jonny Corndawg. Not in the Face. Believe it or not, these are all bands playing at SXSW this year. I drew my interpretation of these and 23 others for MTV Hive. And I have to, it was really fun to draw.