Science Cartoon. Theoretical physics cartoon

String Theory Cartoon. A scientist trying to find the answer to the question - How long is a piece of string?

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String Theory Cartoon

A cartoon showing a theoretical physicist writing equations on a blackboard. He is trying to answer one of the fundamental questions in theoretical physics – How long is a piece of string?

A cartoon about string theory, superstrings, superstring theory, nature of the universe, structure of reality, subatomic physics, nuclear physics, theory of everything.

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Cartoon. A person looking through a telescope and a person looking through a microscope

Cartoon about our place in the universe. A person looking through a telescope and a person looking through a microscope. Both seeing the same thing

Telescope cartoon
Microscope cartoon
A cartoon about our place in the universe

A person looking through a telescope and a person looking through a microscope. Both seeing the same thing
A cartoon to illustrate the fact that we as humans occupy a position in the scale of things that is part way between the really big and the really small, and that to a large extent both extremes are inaccessible to us.
I’m not implying that the really small is actually the same as the really big by the way (as in the common game of imagining that atoms are planetary systems and that our solar system is actually an atom in a more gigantic scale of reality), although it’s a fun concept

A cartoon about perception, our place in the universe, stars, bacteria, size, scale

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Einstein cartoon: theory of relativity wrong?

Einstein cartoon - theory of relativity flawed

A cartoon showing a flaw in Einstein’s Theory of Relativity

Scientists standing on a mathematical model of space-time (or analogy to space-time), with a crack appearing in the model.
Einstein’s Theory of Relativity has recently (2012) been questioned due to the reported observation of neutrinos travelling faster than the speed of light – a phenomenon that is impossible under Einstein’s theory. The observations are probably wrong

The cartoon is related to CERN, the Large Hadron Collider, faster than light travel, neutrinos, e=mc squared
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Philosophy cartoon. Which is more interesting – the night sky or a night on television?

Philosophy cartoon. Someone staring at the night sky and finding it boring when compared to television

Philosophy cartoon
Is outer space boring or awe inspiring?

Someone staring at the night sky and finding it boring when compared to a night’s television viewing (or other digital entertainment)

A cartoon about our perception of our place in the universe, spirituality, awe, world views, spiritual perspectives, existentialism

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Cartoon: the first camera-phone

first camera-phone cartoon

Early camera phone cartoon

Cartoon showing a man from the Edwardian era with a camera phone constructed using the technology of the early twentieth century

A cartoon about invention, progress, technological innovation, brick sized mobile phones, large cell phones, pre-digital technology

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Galileo cartoon. Galileo discussing his telescope’s discoveries with the Pope

Galileo carton - discussing his telescope's discoveries with the church

Galileo cartoon
Galileo discussing the discoveries he made with his telescope with the church

The representative from the church (the Pope?) is thinking of hitting Galileo on the head with his telescope in order to shut him up.
The joke is that Galileo’s telescope made the discoveries and the church wants to use Galileo’s telescope to silence him

A cartoon about anti-scientific religious thinking, suppression of knowledge, fundamentalism, religion, doctrine, the Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems, Galileo Galilei, pope Urban VIII
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Creation myth cartoon. Cavemen debate the nature of the universe

Creation myth cave painting - cartoon

Primitive creation myths cartoon
Prehistoric cave painting cartoon

Cartoon of cavemen debating the nature of the universe.
The birth of religion.

A cartoon about the possibility that people would rather believe what they want to believe rather than what actually is. We all do this. It’s also about the fact that our caveman ancestors were probably more intelligent and aware than is sometimes thought. They had to be to survive, after all
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Pollution cartoon. Evolution cartoon. Evolution from fish to humans, and the consequences

Cartoon showing evolution from fish to humans

Evolution cartoon
Pollution cartoon

Cartoon showing evolution from fish to humans. The humans then pollute the water, forcing fish to leave the water and initiating a new phase of evolution in the fish

A catoon about evolution, pollution, environment, ecology, industrial waste, effluent.

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Moon cartoons – desert island

Moon cartoons - desert island shaped like the moon

Moon cartoon – or desert island cartoon (or spaceflight cartoon)

Moon mission or space exploration joke.
A manned space mission to the moon crash lands on earth in the ocean. The astronaut is washed up on a desert island shaped like the moon

A twist on the cartoon cliche of the desert island joke.
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A cartoon about apathy about learning and education

cartoon about apathy about knowledge  about the wonders of the universe

A child who is not interested in learning anything

Cartoon showing a boy who has no sense of wonder or curiosity about the world, and who isn’t interested in learning anything about how the world works.
The cartoon shows a teacher trying to explain how the moon orbits the earth

A cartoon about intellectual apathy, ignorance, dumbing down, under achievement, illiteracy, low attainment, knowledge, teaching, inspiring teachers, scientific literacy
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Genetics cartoon: genetically modified pigs will fly

Cartoon - genetically modified animals -pigs will fly

Genetic modification cartoon
Genetically modified animals cartoon

A cartoon about the theory that genetic modification may create bizarre hybrid organisms (such as so-called Frankenstein food) by mixing the genes or dna of different organisms

The joke in the cartoon is that if genetic engineering on animals goes too far perhaps pigs will fly
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Genetic engineering and gene patenting cartoons

Genetic engineering cartoon. The dna spiral likened to a dollar sign, alluding to the profits that can be made from genetic patenting

Genetic engineering cartoon
A cartoon about patents in the pharmaceutical industry

Cartoon showing the dna double helix spiral as a dollar sign, alluding to the profits that can be made by ‘big pharma’ from gene patenting and genetics

A cartoon about commercial interests in medicine and medical research
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Dna cartoons – dna as a ladder

Genetics cartoon: the dna double helix as a ladder

Genetics cartoon
DNA cartoon

The dna double helix as a ladder, with a person climbing up it

The shape of the dna double helix makes it easy to use the dna molecule in metaphors about the nature of life (at both the physically and psychological levels). Here it’s being used as a ladder to invoke the idea of live as a journey (again both physically and psychologically, with the physical aspects being anything from evolution over eons to the length of a single human life)
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Large Hadron Collider Cartoon – LHC cartoon

Large Hadron Collider cartoon

Large Hadron Collider cartoon
LHC cartoon

A cartoon about the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN. The collider is being used to try to search for the Higg’s boson or ‘God Particle’.

The cartoon shows a hypothetical gift in the research centre’s gift shop at CERN.
The end of the kaleidoscope resembles the radiating spokes of the LHC, hence the Large Hadron Colliderscope.

A cartoon about subatomic particle physics
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