While I was offline for a month, I kept a note of any links and news stories worth commenting on. Now that I’m back, I’m aiming to post two short items a day here, about stuff that happened during my online absence, until I’ve cleared the backlog. This is one of those.
Randall Munroe is the guy behind the webcomic xkcd. He recently had his tri-weekly schedule of stick-figure geeklulz disrupted by some kind of serious family illness.
When things settled, he posted this comic, as a neat synopsis of all the arguments why reminders of one’s mortality needn’t prompt us to seek answers “beyond science”.
It’s an important message to remember. Bitches.