The question has been asked in some of the most prestigious halls of science, we presume.

Is Roger Stone, longtime political adviser to President Donald Trump, a certified pinhead?

This is a sensitive question.

In 2014, Jason Bickerstaff posted photos on MySpace of models created to show a 3-d view of Simon Metz, perhaps better known as “Schlitzie the Pinhead” from the movie “Freaks.”

Schlitzie was the muse upon which underground cartoonist Bill Griffith created the iconic “Zippy the Pinhead.”

The quintessential pinhead, “Zippy” is famous for his outlandish non sequiturs, such as “I am having fun! I am in Milwaukee!” and “All life is a blur of Republicans and meat.”

So, does Trump confidant Roger Stone qualify as a pinhead? The lead photo with this article shows very similar forehead slopes between Mr. Metz and Mr. Stone. If anything, Mr. Stone’s head is far more pointed than Schlitzies’. Therefore, if anything, Mr. Stone seems to be more of a pinhead than the unfortunate actor.

Mr. Stone’s non sequiturs tend to be more outrageous and profane than those of the fun-loving Zippy. And Zippy, to the best of our knowledge never had the ear of a president or a back-channel to Russian hackers. These facts would seem to make this latter-day pinhead far more dangerous than his Hollywood or comic strip dopplegangers.

Still, we feel we are all served when we understand the motivations of our adversaries.

Are we having fun yet?