The Helsinki study.

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Discussion (40)¬

  1. WalterWalcarpit says:

    Now, this might be an excellent strip to hang on a wall.

  2. Science=doubt doubt doubt
    I’m not ready to affirm that stones don’t feel cold.
    I doubt they do, but then I doubt most things.
    (I have seen sound, so it’s probably wise for me to.)

  3. HelenaHandbasket says:

    Interesting that the comparison was with autistic folk. Autistic folk are significantly less likely to attribute faces to face-like objects (pareidolia)

  4. jb says:

    I’m sure the new computer will be much better.

  5. Robert Andrews says:

    might try getting some new books as well!

  6. Dee says:

    What happened to your “share” button? Its not on the page.

  7. Author says:

    Can you see it on the left of the screen, Dee?

  8. two cents' worth says:

    Author, when I visited http://www.jesusandmo.net/ just now using Firefox 49.0.1, I saw the current comic (feel, inspired by the Helsinki study), but no comments. I clicked on Prev in the black bar under the comic, got the Web page with the previous cartoon & its comments, clicked on Next in the black bar under the comic, and got to http://www.jesusandmo.net/comic/feel/, which shows me both the current comic and its contents. I visit http://www.jesusandmo.net almost every day, and this is the first time I’ve had this problem.

    I figured I should report this in case others are having the same problem. I’m happy to use the Prev/Next work-around until the problem is fixed.

    Your cartoons are like brain candy to me. Thanks!

  9. Author says:

    tcw – The whole website got an overhaul last week, which has made it much more mobile friendly. If you look under the comic at the black bar, you should see a link to “comments” (and the number of comments so far) in the middle of it. Click on that, and all will be revealed (I hope).

  10. two cents' worth says:

    A friend of mine worked with an elementary school student with autism who had been thoroughly indoctrinated as a Roman Catholic, and sometimes got into trouble for arguing about religion with other students. I wonder whether his understanding of math, science, and inanimate objects is more like that of other people with autism or of other people with strong religious beliefs.

  11. two cents' worth says:

    Author, one of the things that surprised me when I visited http://www.jesusandmo.net/ today was that the black bar said Comments (0). When I used the Prev/Next work-around, it said Comments (7).

    Next time I see Comments (0), I’ll try clicking on it in case there really are comments.

  12. pink squirrel says:

    nice one Author – especially like the ‘I Robot’ allusion, as in the whole question of whether AI machines can think/feel

  13. two cents' worth says:

    Success! I came back to http://www.jesusandmo.net/, clicked on Comments 0, and saw the comments (11, not including this one). Thanks, Author!

  14. Graham ASH-PORTER says:

    Blame the computer! Well it is a Mac…

  15. Acolyte of Sagan says:

    Author, I’m not sure about mobile friendly: I can see the entire page on my phone (an LG something ye something) with one exception; the ‘Submit Comment’ button is hidden below a banner of links to Facebook, etc.

    Lovely ‘toon again. I’m sure any parent will have witnessed the same with their kids. When one of my daughters was very young we built a snowman and she insisted on a coat to keep it warm and on using large glass marbles rather than coal for eyes “..so he can see better”. She had a point, though. The marbles were more eye-like and the coat insulated the snow, making it the last in the vicinity to melt.
    But to be honest, how many of us have said that a stick (or pothole or paving slab) tripped us, rather than saying that we tripped on it? Maybe done a Basil Fawlty when the car wouldn’t start? Our saving grace is that we know we’re being irrational.
    My favourite instance of this was a couple of years ago when some poor guy went arse-over down some stairs at a museum, destroying an ancient Chinese vase worth a small fortune (in the millions of pounds, if memory serves) in the process. He finished up sat at the foot of the stairs, pointing at his loose shoelace and repeatedly saying “There it is, that’s the culprit’.

    And finally, a little hint for those who don’t think capitalisation is important: consider the difference between helping Uncle Jack off his horse, and helping uncle jack off his horse.

  16. MarkyWarky says:

    Hi Author, just playing with the new layout, I clicked on “random” on the black bar, laughed, then clicked on it again. This time, random was nowhere to be seen :(.

  17. Author says:

    MW – I just randomed my way through a dozen comics. I can’t replicate your fault. It may be something to do with cacheing, in which case it is just temorary. (Or maybe your computer is just a bit stupid πŸ™‚

  18. Mobile friendly is laptop unfriendly – it always puts clunky bars in the way of what I want to read/look at so that more scrolling is required. I blame the god of mobility and her cranky ways.

  19. […] By way of a shout-out to blasphemy and a fuck you to the SPLC – the new Jesus and Mo: […]

  20. Acolyte of Sagan says:

    Author, I’ve been looking through the archives recently and have also noticed that the ‘Random’ button is missing quite often. On the odd occasion I have used the button and landed on a page with no button, so gone back to the previous page to try again only to find the button I had initially used had now gone. That applies on my phone, pad, and PC.
    In fact, I’ve just scrolled up and it’s missing off this page.

    The computers are becoming sentient and are fucking with us, Marky, they’re fucking with our minds, I tells ya!

  21. Acolyte of Sagan says:

    Just gone to previous comic; ‘Random’ button present. Hit ‘Next’ to return here and the bloody thing is back!

    Computers have a strange sense of humour.

    Edit: checked after posting and it’s gone again.

  22. Micky says:

    AOS – I think it’s caching on your computer, next time you see it, press the Ctrl F5 keys to ‘hard refresh’ the page and hopefully it will reappear.

  23. MarkyWarky says:

    Ha, I’ll set ’em up Author, you knock ’em down!

    But I don’t think it’s a caching issue, at least not on my computer/tablet. It’s certainly still happening.

    Out of interest, try http://www.jesusandmo.net/comic/tomb2/. Does the button show up there for anyone? It’s the first one that had it missing in today’s session, after visiting about ten others.

  24. Author says:

    MW – Yep, I got it. 27 comments. The title in red is also a permalink.

  25. MarkyWarky says:

    Is there any way to send you a screenshot? Also of this page, where on an iPad the share bar is covering the submit comment button (if you don’t see this comment let me know because it means I’ve been unable to uncover the button!).

  26. Author says:

    Yes please, send it to author[AT]jesusandmo.net. I think I can fix that share bar thing straight away.

    Oh wait – you’re right. I can’t see the random button for tomb2 on my mobile. I have no idea why that should be.

  27. Acolyte of Sagan says:

    Marky, I see what you did there πŸ™‚

  28. sosusk says:

    I wanted to share this cartoon and even refreshing doesn’t give me the share button.
    And I like the previous colouring πŸ™

  29. Author says:

    sosusk – what are you using to view the comic? (The colouring shouldn’t have changed)

  30. Acolyte of Sagan says:

    What, there’s colouring?
    Sosusk, if the cartoon looks paler it’s because there’s very little in the background on this one. If you go back 3 or 4 ‘toons you’ll see what I mean.

  31. Deimos says:

    Yeah thanks Author for fixing the submit button for those of us who use the fondle-slab, I have given up on anything with a keyboard except for my pipe organ. However I was considering raising a zombie gates box for commenting, I don’t do it often but value my right to participate.

  32. Acolyte of Sagan says:

    Fondle-slab? Zombie gates box? Are these things? Euphamisms, maybe?
    Still, what you do in private is your business; your participation is welcome no matter what nefarious pastimes you may enjoy πŸ™‚

  33. WalterWalcarpit says:

    I was about to report that everything was working swimmingly for me on iOS but then I followed Ophelia’s links (to her site and onwards to here again) whence I noticed only the left hand two buttons were ’active’ (had words and links). The black bar extended tonthe right but was empty of words and acted strangely when pressed.

  34. WalterWalcarpit says:

    Now, about that outrageous SPLC thang: Among their daft reasoning for hanging a larger target on Majiid Nawaz was the statement that he was not offended by a T-shirt with a cartoon of “Jesus and Mohammed”.
    Is there a cartoon strip by that name anywhere?
    Sloppy research, frankly, but may well explain why the accuser did not see the very first Jesus and Mo strip which introduced the body double.

  35. WalterWalcarpit says:

    Author, further to comments about the new design, no one has mentioned the spammers checkbox has gone. It might have been a passing frustration but not half as much as the inevitable deluge would be.
    Just sayin’.

  36. Acolyte of Sagan says:

    Let ’em come, Walter, it’s been quiet in here of late and we used to have so much fun playing with the trolls. Anybody remember Ephphphpy, or whatever he called himself. Self-destructed, the poor bugger.

  37. Grumpy says:

    WW: mentioned the spammer checkbox last week, AoS: trolls worth slaying but you really don’t want spam taking down the site.

  38. Author says:

    Grumpy + WW – there’s a new anti-spam system in place which doesn’t require you to check any boxes and seems to be working pretty well so far.

  39. pink squirrel says:

    First repairs to ‘jesus’s tomb in 200 years
    so the lazy fucker is too idle to do any DIY
    typical man! too busy partying in ‘heaven’ to help out around the house

  40. JoJo says:

    If you can’t get the new layout to work, you obviously need a new computer……



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