The Axiom of Choice

Panel 1: (The mathematician has started to write the axiom of choice on a blackboard: ∀A : ¬(∅∈A)) Man: Don't you care about your country? It's an election season. You should be trying to change the world, but all you think about is math. Panel 2: (The mathematician has continued writing: ∃B, ∀C : (C∈A)) The mathematician: That's not true. I called my senator today and we talked about a very important campaign issue. Panel 3: (The mathematician has finished writing the AC: (∃!D : (D∈B)∧(D∈C))) The mathematician: I told him that we should be teaching the axiom of choice in public schools. Panel 4: The mathematician: It's funny because non-mathematicians have no idea what that means. Ha ha. Man: Are you saying that you're both pro-life and pro-choice? --- Thanks to Daniel Kane for letting me use this version of the Axiom of Choice

The shades of the non-mathematician's shirt and other objects change a few times throughout the comic. The reason for this is that the contrast on the Tech's printers results in everything comic out much darker on the newspaper than I what I see on my monitor.

The Axiom of Choice

13 October 2006