The war on rationality proceeds apace.
On a related note, you’ve certainly heard about the Conservapedia by now. (If not, don’t say I never gave you a present.) I agree with the kids at Sadly No that it will probably soon become a wholly-infiltrated parody site — but in the meantime, there are delights like this actual entry to savor:
The existence of unicorns is controversial. Secular opinion is that they are mythical. However, they are referred to in the Bible nine times, which provides an unimpeachable de facto argument for their once having been in existence.
In the original texts, unicorns go by the Hebrew name Re-em whereas the Greek Septuagint used the name Monokeros. Unicorn itself is Latin. All three names mean â€œone hornâ€.
Also: the seed of the idea for this week’s cartoon, the “flat earth” riff, came from a reader who either wishes to remain anonymous or doesn’t check his email very often. You know who you are — if you’d like a signed print of the cartoon, shoot me an email.