What if someone threw a baseball at you at 970 million kilometers per hour?
Bad things. Very bad things.
Randall is a delight. He has in abundance that most wonderful and peculiarly human of all characteristics: curiosity. But it’s backed by a (very) keen intellect, and a sense of wonder that turns his stick figure comics into scientific poetry.
One of my favorite things in the world is to take a simple question and run it all the way through to its (sometimes most ridiculous) logical conclusion; its something science-fiction authors Isaac Asimov and Larry Niven would do in their speculative nonfiction essays that I read as a kid. I’ve done it myself a few times, but Randall has a way of making it fun and accessible that I envy.
We should all be so curious, so eager to seek answers, and to not flinch from them when they may not be so palatable. Congrats, Randall!
Randall has written a “what if” book which comes out in September. Go buy it!
TODAY IN SLATE
Blacks Don’t Have a Corporal Punishment Problem
Americans do. But when blacks exhibit the same behaviors as others, it becomes part of a greater black pathology.
I Bought the Huge iPhone. I’m Already Thinking of Returning It.
Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.
Lifetime Didn’t Think the Steubenville Rape Case Was Dramatic Enough
So they added a little self-immolation.
Two Damn Good, Very Different Movies About Soldiers Returning From War
The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola
The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.