February 07, 2019
January 17, 2018
Don’t worry, Calvin; the Supreme Court has your back.
The government would probably take that.
Hobbes’s principles say it is 27.
Another future attorney!
No Calvin, it’s not.
A conscientious objector…..
what religious principle do you have against arithmetic, Calvin? why, the same as history, social studies, grammar, physical education, any topic in school of course!
His religious principles are always against school.
The irony is Oregon (and California) educators are claiming mathematics is racist.
I’ve always thought that there was something sinful about prime numbers. And when you add them together, it makes it worse.
When I was in 3rd grade I rebelled against arithmetic! I refused to learn addition and actively fought against subtraction. I spent the next 15 years believing that I hated math. What I didn’t know at the time was that my 3rd grade teacher was dying of cancer and had zero patience with a problematic 8 y/o who was acting out after her mother’s remarriage and separation from her younger brother. You can imagine my surprise when I discovered, at age 23, that not only did I love math, but that I wanted to major in it (thus adding another year to the six I’d already spent in college) and make it my life’s work—40 years employment as “Math Analyst”. Now I look back with desperate sadness at that unhappy little girl and that long-suffering teacher … I forgive you both.
Harder to find an excuse than to learn how to find the answer.
On the next question Calvin will plead the fifth.
As an octalist I say 2+7 is 11. (If I messed it up, please note it is just before 2 a.m. here.)
“Ignorance is Bliss” Until you get to the principle’s office….
Surprised that a 6-year old even has the idea of ‘religious principles’ ! ! !
I never noticed before that Calvin is left-handed.
It really amazing how smart, yet stupid, Calvin is.
Seriously. Calvin is a clever boy; he must know he has ten fingers he can use here.
see Calvin, all you have to do is make the number 7 with your fingers and add 2. then see what number you have then. easy as pie
He can’t answer the question because 7 ate 9.
I like how Watterson misspells words and inserts uppercase letters where they shouldn’t be. Just like my six-year old granddaughter does.
The religion of laziness, Calvin?
Math is my religion.
Tell me: were Calvin and Agnes separated at birth???
Now more than ever.
Just write on the bottom ’Gödel’s Incompleteness Theorem’.
Gone are the days when an answer like that would earn a kid a rap on the knuckles and/or a high chair in the corner with the dunce cap on. Soooo, are we better off?
Can’t add, but he sure can spell.
just answer “nein” and that should cover your math, philosophy and language class lessons for the day.
My gut tells me you should just try the answer.
What is it when you accuse others of what you are guilty of? Projection?
I did not think that being an IGNORANT deplorerable was a religion. I know that they act fanactical, but I was not going to give justification for existing.
Earn an F Calvin.
So – he’s of Germanic descent?
To a very few (and supposedly crazy) people, mathematics is a religion!
I JUST LOVE THE COMIC STYLE!!!!!!
But it is kinda weird how he is like in the 2nd grade and get’s “complicated tests”
Calvin was thinking math is a religion that far back!
If you think the correct answer is ‘666’, I could see where you might draw that conclusion. Start with a faulty premise, and you can logically reach some pretty strange conclusions.
Your principles will take you to the principal.
It might make sense if the numbers were 1 and 5. Explanation available, if needed, upon request.
another comic that is more relevant today than it was when first written
What they are teaching as math these days has nothing to do with math. It’s ridiculous.
“THEY” are the problem. “THEY” are always up to something. “THEY” commit all the the crimes. "THEY start all the wars. “THEY” are the reason you can’t get ahead. Don’t even get me started on the things "THEY say….
Calvin was too ahead for his times!
Never noticed before that Calvin’s a lefty, like me.
These days many would take that as a valid position. Answering 3 or 2.718… would play well on conservative talk radio.
From what I read in the news, the police are raiding MATH LABS across the country…
It is technically possible for this to happen in my school district. We have a policy that allows families to opt out of learning subject matter due to personal belief. It is so broadly written that they could opt out of literally anything as long as they write a letter describing the personal belief involved and how the subject infringes on that belief. Thankfully, almost no one knows that the policy exists.
I once answered an exam question, “What difference does it make?”
This, naturally was marked wrong. But then that was crossed out and marked, “OK. Full credit.”
An anagram of “religious principles” is “Clingier, perilous sip.”
hey Calvin my goat says hi to hobbes