It would warrant a larger lab and more money, after all

You may look on this cartoon as an example of a scientific catastrophe.

A real scientist, though, would know that this is a strong, positive outcome, one that was already enumerated in their grant proposal. No answer is a wrong answer! Every outcome is grist for the mill that is the scientific method!

I, for example, might have this as a potential, if unlikely, outcome of my lab work.

That result would be awesome.


  1. birgerjohansson says

    If you have read R. Howard’s novels about Johannes Cabal, necromancer, you will recall that he was best friends with an eight-legged human/spider demon lady.
    (She was really useful to have around when going up against elder gods and other riffraff.
    The Catholic Church, on the other hand, was mostly in the way.)

  2. Commentor says

    Just want to say that the first example of a scientific catastrophe was the premise of an actual movie called Piranha 2: The Spawning.

  3. Akira MacKenzie says

    Perhaps your work would be helped if you gave up on all this atheism stuff and build an altar to Lloth or Atlach-Nacha in you lab. Pascal’s Wager and all that…