Two authors who make science comics

Two authors who make science comics

The Science Village, open to the public on Sunday 15 October 2023 in Beaumont-de-Lomagny (Tarn et Garonne), welcomes Pascal Marchand and Jean-Benoit Mébec, authors of Toulouse for a funny comic story about the history of scientific ideas.

Sunday, October 15, from 10:30 a.m., visitors to the Beaumont-de-Lomagny Science Village will have the honor of meeting the authors of the comic strip “Euréka” in Toulouse who will sign it. Pascal Marchand, professor of information sciences at the Islamic University of Technology in Toulouse, and cartoonist Jean-Benoit Mébec intend to take readers on a journey back into humanity’s past to help them understand the origins of science.

Like Plato and Socrates

To do this, they embrace media that is, intuitively, designed little to extract science but presents likable characters we can identify with. Mismatched information; The tone breaks, causing surprise, and sometimes discomfort, and the authors spare nothing for the reader. And now laughter or emotion is born and we find ourselves caught up, retaining, in spite of ourselves, parts of a somewhat complex story that we can return to at leisure if emotion arises.

The two friends will be signing for Eureka on Sunday at the Science Village.
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Like Plato and Socrates, their goal is to compare ideas to develop thought. They put themselves on the stage and took their place in history. Pascal, an erudite professor, argues, on an equal footing with the great scholars of antiquity, that Jean Benoit plays the role of a naïve person sensitive to all forms of science and especially mathematics.

Harrow on anti-vaccination trolls

Their first encounter, the trolls, climate-skeptic, anti-vaccine, conspiracy-theory-enthusiastic mythical creatures who pursue them with their vindictive streak, reminds the reader of the anti-science logic that some of our contemporaries have drawn during the latest episode of Covid-19.
Then the two travelers pass from one meeting to another: Thales; Anaximander. Pythagoras and his wife Theno, the first known mathematician; Socrates; Hippocrates. Epicurus. Plato. Democritus. Archimedes. Euclid and Aristotle appear in turn. Each in his own way explains scientific concepts that others refute, they confront each other, reject each other, and call each other names, but their relationships establish a continuous chain of research that leads to today’s science, which is based on experimentation and not on beliefs associated with science. Religions. Thus ends this beautiful journey to discover the human adventure.

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