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Back in 2005, the comic strip ‘Doonesbury’ mocked creationism perfectly and scientifically

Garry Trudeau is an American icon, mainly because he was ahead of the curve on so many social issues.

Long before it was cool, Trudeau was sticking it to religious extremists. That special talent he had for mocking irrationality was demonstrated in the comic below, which he first published in 2005.

In the comic, a doctor offers two choices of antibiotics to a patient suffering from tuberculosis. But since antibiotics are designed to combat bacteria based on how they evolve, a young earth creationist might not have too much “faith” in their effectiveness, considering that they’re based on a scientific theory that the creationist rejects.

It’s a stretch for sure, but it perfectly demonstrates the intellectual pitfalls bible literalists fall into when they cherry-pick science and ignore the natural world.

Check it out:
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  1. RJ

    January 6, 2015 at 2:27 am

    The font change is a little jarring. Great comic.

  2. Tim Laplaca

    January 6, 2015 at 2:35 am

    Why were the words redone in a different font?

  3. Becky Hughes

    January 8, 2015 at 11:46 pm

    Above: Why do you care?

  4. Alexander Fitzhugh

    January 9, 2015 at 2:22 am

    Ugh, what did you do to the font? This is a hack job. Disrespectful to the artist.

  5. John Cross

    January 9, 2015 at 11:21 am

    It has always amazed me how certain people can deny science but yet have no problem using all the benefits of technology, including knowledge of evolution in bacteria and viruses.

  6. SLA

    January 9, 2015 at 3:14 pm

    How has the font been changed? What are you talking about?

  7. Lee S (@LJSearles)

    January 9, 2015 at 9:25 pm

    Really? Ya’ll are bitching about the font?

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