Permanent URL: https://mezzacotta.net/dinosaur/?comic=65
Strip by: Colin Foster
Text: LET'S TALK SCIENCE
T-Rex: Black lights!
T-Rex: I, um… I don't know how they work.
Utahraptor: Then why mention them?
T-Rex: Because they're cool!
T-Rex: And isn't that what science is all about?
The author writes:
Sure, I could have looked it up on Wikipedia and parroted the answer, but that would be dishonest. And if there's one thing you expect from a webcomic, it's honesty.
Actually, the funny thing is that while I was writing this, I suddenly thought, “Don’t black lights use ultraviolet light?” Then I wondered how that could be if ultraviolet light wasn't visible to the naked eye. According to Wikipedia, my first instinct was right. The American educational system, people.