Oh, this is going up on blogs, bulletin boards, office doors, and hospital bed stands all over the world, damn betcha. This is one of the great classics.
Transcript, because this is important:
Hat Guy: So, has this sickness opened you up to looking for answers beyond science?
Other Guy: …No, not really.
We’ve groped for comfort before the slings and arrows of fortune for millenia, and I begrudge nobody their sources of solace.
But science provides tools.
$100 Billion a year in scientific studies and medical R&D has bought us some pretty damn powerful slings and arrows of our own.
This world is amazing, and I’m going to live to experience more of it thanks to people who refused to gracefully accept the ineffability of reality.
I find my courage where I can, but I take my weapons from science.
Because they work, bitches.
May the Powers bless and keep you, Randall Munroe. That is something that desperately needs to be said and remembered.