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No. 69: I have a theory too, it involves cosines

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I have a theory too, it involves cosines

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Strip by: David Morgan-Mar

T-Rex: Here's my theory...
T-Rex: {right angled triangle with hypotenuse labelled A and other two sides labelled B and C} A2 = B2 + C2!
T-Rex: I use the word "theory" here in the scientific sense of a body of facts strongly supported by evidence, able to predict new observations.
T-Rex: A2 = B2 + C2! It's the new zero!
Utahraptor: But that's not a theory. It's just a theorem!
T-Rex: Curse you, Pythagoras!
T-Rex: You sold me a dud!

The author writes:

That's not a theory, it's just a body of facts strongly supported by evidence!