The evolution of tetrapods

I’m not sure whether this cartoon implies divine intervention and a form of theistic evolution:


h/t: from Off the Mark, by Mark Parisi, via reader js


  1. John J. Fitzgerald
    Posted March 9, 2014 at 1:03 pm | Permalink

    How did the sign evolve?



    • Latverian Diplomat
      Posted March 9, 2014 at 7:09 pm | Permalink

      It’s intelligent hinting. Another example:

      “We’ll be saying a big hello to all intelligent lifeforms everywhere and to everyone else out there, the secret is to bang the rocks together, guys.” — “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy,” Douglas Adams

    • Friendlypig
      Posted March 10, 2014 at 6:42 am | Permalink

      It wuz putt thur by Dog, of course

  2. abrotherhoodofman
    Posted March 9, 2014 at 1:32 pm | Permalink

    Could be a while… that fish must first evolve the ability to read English.

    • Achrachno
      Posted March 9, 2014 at 3:57 pm | Permalink

      No need. Most fish can read as well as many of our fellow citizens. Most fish have spent most of their lives in various schools.

      • Diane G.
        Posted March 9, 2014 at 9:42 pm | Permalink


  3. Posted March 9, 2014 at 3:29 pm | Permalink

    You’re ignoring the possibly that those signs were placed by a benevolent alien intelligence. And the further possibility of the involvement of an alien intelligence that was mucking around and causing trouble.

  4. Adrian Johnson
    Posted March 9, 2014 at 4:37 pm | Permalink

    Must be a sole.

    • Tim Anderson
      Posted March 10, 2014 at 12:59 pm | Permalink

      Salmoned by D*g to ambulate.

  5. Cathy Newman
    Posted March 9, 2014 at 5:12 pm | Permalink

    I simply thought it was funny and had a little laugh. I wouldn’t have thought it implied anything.

  6. Posted March 9, 2014 at 5:43 pm | Permalink

    Seems to be inspired a little too much by similar Far Side cartoons.

  7. JohnnieCanuck
    Posted March 9, 2014 at 10:13 pm | Permalink

    So is this how punctuated equilibrium got started?

    Don’t Walk.
    Don’t Walk.

  8. chband
    Posted March 10, 2014 at 8:46 am | Permalink

    Clearly they don’t know A. arnoldorum.

  9. qlz
    Posted March 11, 2014 at 8:57 am | Permalink

    Reminiscent of Tim Minchin’s Tony the Fish (hilarious).

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