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=== Medicine ===
=== Medicine ===
Doctors are well versed in human anatomy, and are likely to think about what is inside of people more than the average person would. And most people would actually like not to think about all the blood and bones we are all carrying around with us. Not to mention the poop or the
Doctors are well versed in human anatomy, and are likely to think about what is inside of people more than the average person would. And most people would actually like not to think about all the blood and bones we are all carrying around with us. Not to mention the poop or the of our stomach that could vomit or the pee etc.
Most people do not think about that the person next to them is actually a skeleton packed in meat and animated by electricity... But Ponytail
Most people do not think about that the person next to them is actually a skeleton packed in meat and animated by electricity... But Ponytail , because she is being exposed to this fact all the time through her study of Medicine.
Revision as of 15:38, 11 October 2018
Title text: Haha, just kidding, everyone's already been hacked. I wonder if today's the day we find out about it.
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This comics look at what a typical thought could be for people belonging to different fields of science. In some way this comic has a similar setup to some other kinds of thoughts between such scientific fields presented in 435: Purity. But this comics monologues are not ranked against each other (and it is also not the same fields, except physics, which is represented by Cueball in both comics).
Many of the things we take for granted every day are, in fact, very weird, as are some of the things that we normally never think of. But if you are into a given field of science, you will often have to think about some of these strange phenomenon and this could make you pause to think about it on a daily basis.
Megan as a botanist is struck by the fact that trees are made in part from air, as in the carbon dioxide they consume. Cueball, the physicist, finds it weird that he can feel the gravity between an object in his hand (his phone) and the Earth. Blondie in charge of computer security, wonders when every one gets hacked collapsing our society. Hairy is a graphic designer who ponders over which fonts stores use for their sign, particularly why it used the font used in the Law & Order TV series. And finally Ponytail, studying medicine, has a hard time understanding why people act normally when we are all full of blood bones and poop.
Below the different fields thoughts are explained in detail.
In the title text it turns out that Randall made a joke regarding Blondie's thoughts. We have already all been hacked... So she would instead wonder when everyone finds out about it.
Most of the mass of trees is extracted from the air.  More precisely: The bulk of the mass of a tree is composed of cellulose and water. Cellulose is a polysaccharide, that is, it's a large molecule consisting of many glucose molecules bonded together. Plants make those glucose molecules through photosynthesis: they make them by combining water and carbon dioxide molecules using the energy from sunlight. Plants get the carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, and arguably the water also as it usually comes from rain which is condensed water vapor.
Gravity is one of the four fundamental forces of physics. In everyday experience, most people tend to think of gravity merely as a pervasive downward force, but as a physicist, Cueball is more aware that in fact, all gravitational forces are mutual; any pair of objects will exert an equal and opposite gravitational force on each other, regardless of how big they are. Therefore, he is correct in saying that his phone and the Earth are being "pulled together", and finds it remarkable that he is able to sense this interaction between two objects of such an astronomically disparate size.
Anyone well versed in computer security understands just how insecure the systems that we depend on actually are.
In the title text it is noted that possibly all our systems are already hacked, and we just haven't found out yet. Since malicious hackers do their work covertly, a successful hack often isn't discovered until days, week, or even years later. By that time they may have successfully hacked many other systems using the same techniques and/or exploiting the same widely unknown or un-patched security flaws. Some recent high profile hacks recently discovered, at the time of this posting, include a [50-million user hack of Facebook] and Google+ announcing they are [shutting down the consumer side of Google+] due to a security flaw they knew about months ago.
Graphic designers recognize fonts and design elements, and see how they come together. In this comic, the graphic designer wonders how the Law & Order font was chosen for a particular storefront's sign. Law & Order is a police procedural TV series created by Dick Wolf in 1990, which has had various spinoffs. The font used for the title sequence of Law & Order is called Friz Quadrata, and is also the font used for the signage of the New York Police Department headquarters.
Doctors are well versed in human anatomy, and are likely to think about what is inside of people more than the average person would. And most people would actually like not to think about all the blood and bones we are all carrying around with us. Not to mention the poop or the contents of our stomach that could be considered vomit or the pee etc.
Most people do not think about that the person next to them is actually a skeleton packed in meat and animated by electricity... But Ponytail does, because she is being exposed to this fact all the time through her study of Medicine.
- [Beneath a two line caption are five characters shown, with their thoughts inside thoughts bubbles. Below them are labels giving their respective fields of science.]
- Internal Monologues
- from various fields
- Megan: I can't get over the fact that trees are made of air.
- Cueball [looking at a phone in his hand]: It's so weird that I can feel the Earth and my phone being pulled together.
- Computer security
- Blondie: I wonder if today will be the day everyone gets hacked and it all finally collapses.
- Graphic design
- Hairy: I wonder how that store ended up with the Law & Order font for their sign.
- Ponytail: We're all acting normal even though we're full of blood and bones and poop.
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