North vs. South

I don’t know how many of you have heard of Ockham’s Razor. “Applying Ockham’s Razor” is a fancy way of saying that the simplest explanation is most likely the correct one. It’s a good way to start any investigation, although it doesn’t mean that the simplest answer necessarily has to be correct. In any case, in this strip, Chuck is a typical counter-example of how it works.

The shifting of magnetic poles is actually one of those scary things, alongside asteroids and solar flares, that I wish we would spend more of mankind’s resources and energy on. In my opinion, we don’t need an alien invasion to unite us all in a common mission. There are real existing threats out there as we speak! But strangely enough, people in general don’t seem to cater to my ideas. Or, to quote the great Jeffrey Lebowski, that’s just, like, my opinion, man.


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4 comments on “North vs. South
  1. Karel A.J. ADAMS says:

    Hehe, thanks. I have often considered myself stupid, or at least very slow in the uptake – and more than once, found it justified, too 🙁 – but I never understood about this famous Razor. Having read this comment, I will remember that putting sophisticated titles to simple truths is just one more way to obscure the simple realities of life. Dear Julio is SO good at pointing out that kind of truth 🙂 I’d really like to offer him a drink at our pilot’s bar – recommended to all else and sundry, too, at EBZH.

  2. JP Kalishek says:

    I’ve known people who, even if you handed them a compass, a map, AND a GPS with preloaded route instructions, would still get lost, and for someone who has almost as far back as I can remember has known “That way is North”, pretty much naturally (at 4 I could show people where to go to get somewhere I’d only been to once a week before, 30 miles away from my house) it is baffling.

  3. Grant McHerron says:

    “New shit has come to light!”

  4. Lou says:

    North and south are easy for us humans. It is the east and west where we screw up with MUCH higher frequency. I am guilty as well, not impervious.
    Which is why a lot of pilots push for Track-Up instead of North-Up, they claim it’s for safety. 🙂
    Which setting does Chuck use on his panel GPS?

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