Category Archives: comics

Calvinian teleological evolution

“The World That Knew We Were Coming” —Title of Chapter Six in Only a Theory: Evolution and the Battle for America’s Soul, by Kenneth Miller Replace Calvin in Sunday’s Calvin and Hobbes strip with “Homo sapiens“, and you have an accurate description of theological human exceptionalism, as well as an inkling of the evolutionary teleology of misguided philosophers […]

The evolutionary psychology of politics

Today’s Doonesbury, by Garry Trudeau, echoes some old research news (trigger warning: Chris M**ney):   I haven’t read the relevant papers (I have neither the time nor the interest), but if conservatives have bigger amygdalas (amygdalae?), is there evidence that their politics, and their “innate” fearfulness, is a consequence rather than a cause of conservativism? […]

The speed of prayer

A nice heathen strip from Zach Weiner’s comic Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal:   h/t: jsp

The Oatmeal tackles the Great Anti-Atheist Canard

Matthew Inman of The Oatmeal takes on and dispels the most common dumb criticism of atheism: h/t: jsp

Non Sequitur on creationism and offended religionists

Today’s Non Sequitur by Wiley Miller features creationism and a kid who must be getting advice from the Discovery Institute:   h/t: Linda Grilli

Devil Cat and Surgeon’s Assistant Cat

What are the chances? Two good cat cartoons today, both spotted by alert readers. Reader Howard sent me the latest Dilbert strip, by Scott Adams, with the note: Todays Dilbert… which combines Cats, Science, Money and Religion.  I thought you’d like it The research, as far as I know, is correct. But I just wonder if […]

Jesus ‘n’ Mo, Calvin ‘n’ Hobbes, and Bonnie ‘n’ Clyde

This morning we have a fortuitous conjunction of three pairs of individuals—fortuitous because Albatross 2.0 will be done today and I will have little time to post here. Do not expect Deep Thoughts (which, according to philosophers and theologians, I don’t have anyway). First the latest Jesus and Mo, relevant to our discussion of theology […]

xkcd on the Colbert Report

by Greg Mayer The other day Jerry announced the “trippy” launch of Randall Munroe’s new book What If, based on one of our favorite comics, xkcd. Last night he was interviewed by Stephen Colbert on the Colbert Report (see video here). He unfortunately seemed very nervous and shy, and I think Colbert bungled the questioning […]

Two cartoons for Tuesday

A different take on evolution vs. religion, from Non Sequitur by Wiley Miller:   And, out of the mouths of swine. . .From The Atheist Pig, a great webcomic that has gone defunct, as the artist appears to have lost interest. The last panel reminds me of the “one god less” trope of Dawkins and others. h/t: Linda […]

Ten cats but one less person

The “Ten Cats” comic strip  written by Graham Harrop is well worth following, for it describes the adventures of Annie and ten cats who all live in a warehouse.  Apparently Linda, one of the strip’s regular commenters, passed away, and Harrop provided a touching tribute: p.s. Please don’t tell me that it’s one “fewer” person; Pinker dispels a lot of the “less/fewer” […]

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