The creators of “The God Equation” probably won’t get this joke


Remember that nonsensical “God Equation” that was ripped apart over at Pharyngula about a month ago? Yeah, I don’t think its creators will get this joke:I really think the amount you laugh* at xkcd could be a good predictor of nerdiness/science knowledge. I know when I stare at a comic scratching my head, it’s because I don’t know something. This frequently happens when the punchline has to do with programming. Sadness.

*Assuming laughter correlates with getting the joke. If you get it but don’t laugh, I don’t get your sense of humor. If you don’t get it but laugh, you may be insane, really like stick figures, or have a judgmental nerd peering over your shoulder.

Comments

  1. says

    I must be the biggest nerd ever, because I think XKCD is friggin hilarious. There’s only a few of them I had to have my computer programmer friend explain to me.

  2. says

    I must be the biggest nerd ever, because I think XKCD is friggin hilarious. There's only a few of them I had to have my computer programmer friend explain to me.

  3. says

    I’m in a thread-jacking mood.What’s your favorite line from xkcd? Some of mine are:”His laptop’s encrypted. Drug him and hit him with this $5 wrench until he tells us the password.””I just wrote the most beautiful code of my life.”

  4. says

    I'm in a thread-jacking mood.

    What's your favorite line from xkcd? Some of mine are:

    "His laptop's encrypted. Drug him and hit him with this $5 wrench until he tells us the password.""I just wrote the most beautiful code of my life."

  5. mcbender says

    XKCD is amazing. Randall Munroe gave a talk here at CMU a few years ago and he’s even more hilarious in person, although he’s a bit awkward…

  6. mcbender says

    XKCD is amazing. Randall Munroe gave a talk here at CMU a few years ago and he's even more hilarious in person, although he's a bit awkward…

  7. says

    Randall’s abuse is one step improved from the God Equation. See, Randall’s units make sense. That’s a major improvement. Indeed, at some level, Randall is mocking a much higher level form of stupidity (if that makes any sense at all).

  8. says

    Randall's abuse is one step improved from the God Equation. See, Randall's units make sense. That's a major improvement. Indeed, at some level, Randall is mocking a much higher level form of stupidity (if that makes any sense at all).

  9. says

    Randall hasn't made a comic that requires more knowledge than the opening paragraph of a random Wikipedia article in 300 strips. It's not that smart of a strip.

    I'll just bring up "silent hammers" …

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