Off the Mark by Mark Parisi for October 08, 2012

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    Linux0s  almost 10 years ago

    Just wait until you get hauled before Queen Isabella.

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    Woody157  almost 10 years ago

    In 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue,He jumped into the grassAnd tickled his….Never mind. Besides, Eric the Red got here first.

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    mrbribery  almost 10 years ago

    maybe Kennewick Man or the Solutreans got here first…

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    David Bethke Premium Member almost 10 years ago

    Meanwhile, congratulation to Mark Parisi for making the only comic in my reading list on GoComics to feature Columbus Day!

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    Darryl Heine  almost 10 years ago


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    blackman2732  almost 10 years ago

    The first tropical depression?

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    Stephen Gilberg  almost 10 years ago

    It hardly matters which European came here first; Columbus’s crew was first to return and tell about it. If you want to criticize him, focus on his brutality.

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    aaronb Premium Member almost 10 years ago



    You seem to be implying that carbon-14 dating is the only method available to science for dating prehistoric finds. You’re conveniently “forgetting” about numerous other methods, such as dendrochronology, glacial varves, coral reefs, etc. Not to mention the various other radioisotopes such as aluminum-26, iodine-129, samarium-147, uranium-235, potassium-40, uranium-238, thorium-232, rhenium-187, rubidium-87… which are useful for different age ranges extending back to the billions of years (and which agree with each other nicely where they overlap). And I’ve barely scratched the surface. Someday you might try reading an actual science book that wasn’t written by one of your religious leaders.

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    BostonTerrier  almost 10 years ago

    I’m with you, abilyeu. Well said.

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    xpurplezebra  almost 10 years ago

    yepper abilyeu:)

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    bmonk  almost 10 years ago

    Columbus was an astute observer of weather—which made him confident that even sailing west so far with the winds behind him, he could return further north later in the year and find the winds still behind him.

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    comicnut4636  almost 10 years ago

    I have always felt sorry for Chris. First he did not know where he was goingSecond when he got there he did not know where he was. Third when he got back home, he did not know where he had been.

    Also he really had four ships, The Nina, The Pinta, The Santa and The Maria.

    The Maria fell off the edge of the Earth. So he renamed The Santa as The Santa Maria.

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    Lawrence Cohen  almost 10 years ago

    As I learned it:In 1492 Columbus was a Jew, He captured the British and made them say Kiddish, in 1492

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    cbrsarah  almost 10 years ago

    I don’t know why they say Columbus discovered America. According to his navigational charts he never made landfall in North America in the four journeys he made.

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    parkerfields  almost 10 years ago

    Somebody mentioned reading science books written by religious leaders. Funny thing – every scientist that believes in evolution is a religious leader. He is a leader in the religion of evolution.If that person would be honest, he could find dating methods that show a young earth – but hey, who is looking for the truth?

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