A philosophy webcomic about the inevitable anguish of living a brief life in an absurd world. Also Jokes

Thales Picks Water

Thales: "All things are from a single substance. All creation flows out of this substance, the multiplicity that you see are merely the various forms of this one substance."

Student: "So what is the substance that forms all other substances."
Thales: "Water."
Student: "Yes, but why water?"

Thales: "Well, you see if heat water up, it changes into air. If you cool it down it solidifies into ice. Water is clearly capable of changing forms."

Thales: "So uh...following that same logic...uh...under different circumstance it could probably change into a horse or whatever. Plus, most things are like...pretty wet when you think about it."

Student: "Yeah but....how does it change into a horse?!?"

Thales: "Look, you just don't get it. Water can be lots of things okay? Why couldn't it be a horse?"

Thales: "In fact, one time i saw water change into a goose."

Descriptions: students start to leave the lecture.

Thales, yelling: "Whatever, screw you guys, it's not like anyone else has any better ideas about the ultimate nature of reality!"
Thales, after looking around and seeing how many things aren't water: "god damnit."

A Brief History of Metaphysics

Also...everything is facts.

Thales Invents Philosophy

And yes, to answer your question, regrets are made out of water.

A Presocratic Get Together


But actually Pythagoras was wrong, the perfect joke is made of water because everything is water.

Jury Selection


If you've noticed any characters appearing and disappearing, it isn't because the artist is lazy, it is because an evil demon is deceiving you.

Ancient Greek Office


They all laughed, but Thales's bottled water company went on to become a billion dollar empire.

Hypatia of Alexandria and the Seven Presocratics



Later on, Socrates forgot that he poisoned the apple, and ate it himself. Plato had to make up this whole story about an apology, because it was just too embarrassing.
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