A scientist shows a mentor their fancy lab, complete with a couple large tanks.
Scientist: I’m bringing back the dead!
Mentor: You can’t! They always come back wrong.
Scientist: It’s okay, I’ve fixed that. Their body and soul will be identical to before, down to the atom.
Mentor: No, but… if you bring someone back, someone else has to die.
Scientist: That’s why I’ll have a vat of algae that’s equivalent to a person’s life force. And after it dies, it’s compostable!
Mentor: Look, you just can’t bring back the dead, okay?
Scientist: Watch me.
The scientist is at the dinner table with an elderly man in clothes from several hundred years ago.
Ancestor: Women wearing pants?! I’ll write the king and tell him they ought to go to prison with the atheists and rabble-rousing peasants.
Scientist: I did not think this through.
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Comments on Natural Order
There’s always some problem with necromancy, isn’t there?
LOL, good one, Bunny and Chris!
Ahahaha! I love this one! It might even be my favourite one yet!
Thing is, there are people like the ancestor today. (Probably more than we realize.)
Guess some things never change.
Give it some time. I mean, how many nowadays are in favour of human sacrifice?
As Alverant typed, “probably more than we realize”…
During the pandemic, people fought for the right to have indoor religious services where hundreds were in a confined space for hours. That lead to more infections and more fatalities. I’d call that a human sacrifice.
In Idaho, parents are allowed to use faith healing on their kids and can’t be prosecuted for neglect if the kid dies because of it. I’d call that a human sacrifice too.
Then you got the chicken hawks in governments who are eager to go to war provided their families aren’t going to be drafted as soldiers and sent into a meat grinder.
Automakers calculate how many people will die with and without certain safety features and sell their cars people are going to die due to cost-saving measures.
Insurance companies make decisions about which treatments they will pay for and not pay for knowing people will die as a result.
Not being an organ donor.
Gun sellers who don’t do background checks because they are inconvenient.
I could go on (and on and on).
Unfortunately, Bunny is awaiting judgement for raising the dead, so we won’t have a comic tomorrow. Hopefully next week!
The right thing to do is to upload a comic from 5 years ago with a color change.