February 07, 2019
January 17, 2018
Good question, Dad.
Gee, finally he’s happy, come on dad, lighten up………
It’s so YOU can learn, Dad!
reminds me of me at his age……calvin is the best!!!!
I seem to recall a storyline where he tried to pass off bats as bugs. And yet, here he seems incredibly well-versed on the subtle details about dinosaurs…
So it is with my sons and me, When they were little childs they asked me everything and in their eyes I was great and I knew everything. Than came the computer, I had not so much time to learn this, my sons were interested very much in this of course and now they know everything better than I do. And often they don’t believe this and they ask very astonished, you don’t know this or this and they need a while to understand, that they know something better now than I do!!
how do i get this comic strip emailed to me daily????
Too bad Dinosaurs weren’t a subject in school. He’d ace that course.
Good Morning, Marg, Mike & ♠Lonewolf♠.
I find it interesting that kids can read the names of all the dinosaurs and still stumble over “the”, “of”, and so many other common words.
Calvin is in his element. He is enjoying showing off to his parents his great knowledge.
@Yukoner: That’s something i don’t understand either. If they have to learn vokabulary, nothing stays in their brain. But they deal with difficult, long words of dinosaurs or pokemon-creatures without any problem…
I will be your mom and dad for this trip to the museum.
for the same exact reason kids watch the same movies over.. and over… and over again.
That’s the trick to expose them as many different cultural events as possible so they get the whole picture. Then you can trickle that down into the things they’ll learn in school and they’ll find their niche in life. We’re lucky we have the regional arts center that exposes kids and adults to alot of different artisans. For example next month I have my granddaughter and myself signed up for a puppet making class with a professional puppeteer, followed by his traveling puppet show.
Lov it…….plz….don’t embrass me!!………..lolx!!XD
I’d love to see Calvin let loose on a young-earth creationist.
Good question Dad! Maybe it’ll improve your parent ratings.
Dad, you’re going because dinosaurs are awesome (an overused word accurate for once) and maybe Calvin hasn’t given up hope of educating you and Mom.
My son had all those details memorized as well - and I learned them with him! Then it was sharks and whales.
Re: Computers. One of the great things about computers is, when my son tries to pass off some cockamamie “fact”, say at dinner, I just say, “Really? Let’s look it up.” I used to do that with encyclopedias, but they cover far less and give less depth.
let’s not forget..Calvin did suffer through a camping trip with you Dad..fair is fair
How come he know polysyllables here but can’t understand misbehave at home?
I am like this in science museums… Calvin FTW!
Calvin has the potential to become a museum curator. I don’t think he has the patience to become an archeologist.
even at 26 i want my mommy to take me to the dinosaur museum. i have never been to a museum for that matter.
im jealous of calvin.
Curators require lots of patience too! Maybe a tour guide of the dinosaurs section suits Calvin better.
“…millions of years later”, Calvin? Surely you are speaking hyperbolically, for effect, unless you have already been brainwashed! Your parents are better off ignorant than wrongly indoctrinated! A knowledgeable young-earth creationist would set you straight toot sweet! Study the 1980 Mt. St. Helens eruption and its aftereffects! That alone should be sufficient.
Puddle just obliterated my irony meter.
Also: “Toot sweet”?
Calvin is “me” in grade school. I always loved dinosaurs, especially the sauropods.
In fact, my love of dinosaurs helped me get through fourth grade. The teacher counted my extra-credit dinosaur lectures to the class toward my English grade rather than my science grade (the teacher required us to memorize poetry for English–Longfellow, Wordsworth, and the like, not kid stuff!–and I hated rote memorization (still do). I wasn’t doing well in English)
Does Gamera count? ;-)
Ah, the museum of natural science! Paradise on Earth! Don’t forget to buy the T-shirts! And Dad, you bring him so you can be proud of how much he knows!
By the way… where is Hobbes in the first and third panels?
Poindexter… I’m glad I’m not the only one wondering that! :)
in the second panel you can see Hobbes between Mam and Calvin, very little, but you can see him!
somehow i just knew puddle would weigh in as part of that 6000-year insanity
Tineli & Yukoner: That’s the difference between being inspired to learn and being made to learn.
A coach once got his kids to learn math and even some simple statistics formulas by teaching them how to keep track of the box scores &c. in baseball, which they were in love with.
Our school did not talk of dinosaurs ,but they did have a globe map to show us the British empire ,so the earth was round.
LX013… what about 1&3??
Billdi… I don’t say what you believe is insanity, so why would you say the same of mine? They are beliefs! There’s no PROOF either way, just theories… It’s the THEORY of evolution not the FACT or LAW of evolution… I just ask for a little respect! Thanks!
If his parents take him to lunch in the museum, they may have to deal with the “chompasaurus”….
Your ‘irony’ meter is not a ‘pressing’ need, anyway.
Toot sweet is rarely used anymore. I felt sorry for its having been neglected.
Dinosaurs … the one subject that Calvin seems to be more enthusiastic about than anything else. This is really where father and son could have bonded if only the father had any real interest in his son and how that 6-year-old’s brain works. It’s no wonder that the two of them really don’t have that much in common with each other.
“tout de suite”
Both sides of the timeframe debate can’t understand how the other side can be so unwilling to believe the “truth” when all the “facts” are there to see. I know what I believe, and I don’t bother to try to convert anybody, because they are not interested in seriously considering the other side, and neither am I. But it’s not 6000 years, it’s “beellions and beellions”.
LeslieAnne is a feisty one. I like her spunk!
Based on Billdi’s pun from yesterday, I venture to say that he’s ‘raptorous’ over the theory of evolution. When one is desperate not to believe in God, there’s only one alternative even though there’s no real evidence for it and it’s impossible that evolution could ever happen no matter how much time it is given. Something cannot come from nothing unless a creator makes it happen. Chance can neither create nor evolve anything.
If you start with eternal matter or eternal God, I’ll go with God (vaya con Dios). The other has no purpose and no hope!
Puddleglum2… Thank you! My parents always said I was fiesty! And you should check into the Second LAW of Thermodynamics!! I love it! Science and I are friends!!! :)
Dios te beniga amigo! :)
BTW I am not trying to get into a young earth/old earth debate. like I said I just would like a little respect about my system of beliefs, even if you disagree! :)
Just to chime in, you can believe in God and evolution, they’re not mutually exclusive. And you can believe the Bible is the word of God, but it doesn’t have to be taken literally. Think of it as a parent explaining things to a 4-year-old. The explanations are going to be different than if you’re explaining things to a 40-year-old. And God can be an underlying unifying force in the universe, not an old man sitting on a cloud.
Calvin’s expressions are priceless. Ah, yes, parents do embarrass their kids sometimes. Not knowing everything about dinosaurs? Shhhh. What could be more important?
whether or not one believes in a divine spark or chance, the fact is that the universe is billions of years old. the fossil record on this planet for humans and dinosaurs did not start 6000 years ago. that is a fact, not a theory.
to believe the earth is 6000 years old is intellectually and scientifically absurd. you have every right to believe that if you must but i don’t have to respect it.
Don’t mess with genuises
TaraStar said, about 6 hours ago
@Puddleglum2 (love the handle by the way) Check out this site for Dino facts! Might help you with your info! http://www.kidsdinos.com/dinosaurs-for-children.php?dinosaur=Stegosaurus
Thank you! I had a wonderful time looking at the marvelous illustrations and reading about various dinosaurs, many of which hadn’t been discovered yet when I was a child.
Probably a Wattersaur in there somewhere if you look real hard …
I’m shocked that there is no spam today (unless they got rid of it before I could see it). But I’m finally working now (after 2+ years of being out), so I’m not checking every morning. I’m tempted to post some of my own.
This is a joke of course. No such website exists that I can find.
I miss you JAD…
When young I loved dinosaurs now my great grandkids say I am one.
Today the Earth is KNOWN to be approximately 4.5 billion years old.
You could be right, but what is neat the earth could be recycled
garbage from some other great event.
Billdi…. I’m just saying that there is enough evidents to present reasonable doubt that the earth is millions and millions of years old, and so even though I personally think that the earth is young, I still don’t call your belief of on old earth insanity! I’m just asking for the same returned!
The earth is much older than 6,000 years old. Many are unaware that time as we know it began when Adam and Eve were expelled from the Garden of Eden. The earth had been progressing for many undocumented eons before time began for mortals.