Category Archives: cartoon

Snowball, his friends, et moi

Reader Irena happens to own Snowball the Dancing Cockatoo which is, as far as I know, the only animal in history to be documented to actually move to the beat of music. Or, as Wikipedia puts it, Snowball (hatched c. 1996) is a male Eleonora cockatoo, noted as being the first non-human animal conclusively demonstrated to […]

“Peanuts was a lot deeper than people thought”

That was the header of the email that reader Diane G. sent me along with the following cartoon. It’s amazing that this would get published! “I beesech you, in the bowels of Christ. . .”  Could Schulz have been reading about Cromwell?  

A bad pun

Over at his/her site Evolving Perspectives, reader Pliny the in Between has a cartoonish comment on a post I made this weekend. It’s a really bad pun; see if you can figure it out.

How the Bible came to be

Well, at least that’s cartoonist Mike Stanfill’s take in today’s panel of The Far Left Side.  It also paves the way for a guest post coming up next. A sign of the times: this never could have been published anywhere when I was a kid. h/t: William M.

A trippy xkcd celebrates a book launch

Turtles all the way down! Today’s xkcd, by Randall Munroe, celebrates the issuing of the author’s new book.  This is a screenshot, but if you click on it you will go to the site, and then begin scrolling up (or down; it varies among machines and browsers)—forever.  (Note: it doesn’t work with some browsers, but […]

Pascal’s Wager fail

From the Dutch strip (now in English, too) Could Be Worse, reprinted with permission. The clerics should have practiced the Outsider Test for Faith! h/t: Bruce  


The latest strip from Non Sequitur by Wiley Miller, will appeal to the many atheists who—for reasons that elude me—are into fantasy and science fiction. But it also appeals to me. h/t: jsp, Marella

Two cartoons

First, the Jesus and Mo author comments on the recent crucifixions by ISIS. On a lighter note, Zippy does interpretive dance on a number of topics, including creationism:   Zippy’s figure of 42%, taken from a new Gallup Poll, is largely correct, but refers not to the age of the earth but to the proportion […]

Darwinian humor

Most cartoons about natural selection and evolution aren’t very funny—at least not since Gary Larson went out of the business. But this one, a page of a calendar belonging to reader Howie, is pretty good.

The Outsider’s Test for Everything

From John Kovalic’s “Dork Tower” strip via reader Ant. Nice to see something so pervasive and obvious, but so wilfully ignored, given popular attention: This, of course, implicitly incorporates John Loftus’s clever notion of “The Outsider Test for Faith,” which starts off from the fact that most people adopt the religion of their land and culture. […]


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