I used to love reading BC as a kid. I was really into dinosaurs, and I found the animal characters hilarious. To this day, I still remember that an apteryx is “a flightless bird with hairy feathers.”
Somewhere along the way, though, Johnny Hart inserted a Christian theme into the work with all the subtlety of the Fat Broad beating the Snake with a club. It’s especially ironic since 1) the very title of the strip declares it to be “before Christ,” and 2) the inclusion of dinosaurs contradicts the commonly-held fundamentalist belief that the Earth is only 6,000 years old. (Yeah, I know that some especially twisted theorists have managed to fit dinosaurs into the 6,000 year timeline.)
Hart seems to be suggesting here that all science is fiction, since by its very nature, science never includes God.
Yeah, I saw that yesterday and thought the same thing. I used to really like B.C., and it’s a shame that it’s just a nutty Christian soapbox these days.
And what is a “scientific acclaim”? I guess the Nobel Prize, right?
I like the “Josh Reads” (formerly I Read The Comics So You Don’t Have To) commentary on the B.C. strips:
I too liked BC as a kid. Too bad Hart’s thinking is still BC and not AD.
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