The movie that inspired this strip was “Twister,” and it was the first time it really hit me how Hollywood consistently paints scientists as cold, foolish, and failures. It’s the good-ol-American-gut-instinct which wins the day.

And I kinda’ get it, oddly, the theme of listen-and-read-and-educate-yourself-but-follow-your-heart-as-well, which plays with ideas such as there being decisions which your education can’t make for you, and that education has limits and bias and so you need to see beyond it as well. It’s just when Hollywood strips a theme stark and black-and-white, it loses it’s subtlety and, to me, becomes a horrible lesson.

Science bad. Gut good. Sounds like a political speech.