Zombie Marie Curie and the Problem of Tokenism

Some days, I think we should all just give up and let Randall Munroe do our writing for us. Admittedly, I’m a lot more long-winded than he is — even when writing on the same topics — but he gets it right with a lot less windiness. Click on the panel to the right to see the whole comic.

(By the way, this isn’t even the first time Munroe has used a zombie scientist to make a point about the history or philosophy of science.)


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