Ever since the Da Vinci Code came out a couple of years ago, people have gotten really interested in ancient art. I initially thought “ancient art” would be something more…I don’t know…ancient. Like from the Greco-Roman Era. Indeed, these scientists (Italian, of course) were referring to Medieval and Renaissance art. The point of the study was to determine a) if the “rosy discoloration” of the fresco “The Crypt of the Original Sin” in Italy was from bacteria and if it was, b) what species were the culprit.
This comic is a huge reason why I’m starting this blog. So many people don’t understand science, don’t think science is “for them,” or don’t think they’re smart enough to understand science.
Hence the situation in the comic.
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