Darryl Cunningham Investigates
July 20, 2010 6:58 PM   Subscribe

Darryl Cunningham, author of the graphic novel, Psychiatric Tales (previously), is at work on a new book about science. Topics covered so far include: The Moon Landing Hoax, Homeopathy, and the MMR vaccine scare.
posted by logicpunk (8 comments total) 20 users marked this as a favorite
Awesome. I love these comics.
posted by lexicakes at 7:11 PM on July 20, 2010

Sounds like he's working on a book about pseudo-science.
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 7:20 PM on July 20, 2010

What Chocolate Pickle said. Looks like he'll be covering a large portion of the "Periodic Table of Irrational Nonsense".
posted by oneswellfoop at 7:48 PM on July 20, 2010 [2 favorites]

I really think it's not worth rebutting the moon hoax. If you aren't smart enough to demolish the whole idea of the moon hoax before you start, you won't have the attention span needed to finish the comic.

By the way, I have a real killer rebuttal for the moon hoax. I point out to people that Apollo 11 left a mirror on the moon, and numerous amateurs have bounced lasers off it. (I also point out that the moon shots were tracked by the US's mortal enemy, the Soviet Union, who had every interest in revealing any hoax - but the mirror always seems to get people, particularly when I tell them that with a few hours work and a few bucks they could do the experiment themselves...)
posted by lupus_yonderboy at 9:43 PM on July 20, 2010 [6 favorites]

There was a great sketch about the moon landing hoax on the new That Mitchell & Webb Look last night.
posted by EndsOfInvention at 2:50 AM on July 21, 2010

I use his homeopathy comic as a link all the time, much faster than explaining it in my own words. And it's very touching and sad, as well.
posted by emjaybee at 8:20 AM on July 21, 2010

and the MMR vaccine scare.

Maybe he could do a follow-up on whooping cough.
posted by homunculus at 10:49 AM on July 21, 2010

Wow, homunculus, the Mother in that whooping cough article just floored me. MIT graduate who won't immunize her child and takes him to the chiropractor instead of the pediatrician? Wow.

Just wow.
posted by misha at 11:53 AM on July 21, 2010

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