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Muttocracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-06-08 04:08 PM
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1. I love that Calvin & Hobbes cartoon where they criticize the name "Big Bang"
Edited on Fri Jun-06-08 04:10 PM by JoeIsOneOfUs
Calvin says something like, that's all they could come up with? that's why people don't pay attention to science, they should have called it the giant space kablooie!

edit to add Wiki found me the exact language:
"A Sunday, 21 June 1992 strip discussing the Big Bang coined the term "Horrendous Space Kablooie" for the event, a term which has achieved some tongue-in-cheek popularity among the scientific community, particularly in informal discussion and often shortened to "the HSK".<25> The term has also been referenced in newspapers,<26><27> books,<28> and as a part of university courses;<29> Michael Strauss, associate professor of astrophysical sciences at Princeton University, uses "Horrendous Space Kablooie" and the associated Calvin and Hobbes comic strips in his astronomy lectures.<30>"
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