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.

Howie

15 Comments

  1. Posted August 19, 2014 at 2:23 pm | Permalink

    I miss Gary Larson!! Sid Harris has done some very good science cartoons, too.

  2. rickflick
    Posted August 19, 2014 at 2:25 pm | Permalink

    Love it.

  3. Posted August 19, 2014 at 2:28 pm | Permalink

    It should be God paying off the hitman! 😆

    /@

  4. Alex
    Posted August 19, 2014 at 2:28 pm | Permalink

    Haha!

    And I think it’s even deeper than one thinks at first glance. It raises the question what the limits of natural selection are, and where intention and artificial selection begins, one I find intriguing.

  5. Diana MacPherson
    Posted August 19, 2014 at 3:00 pm | Permalink

    🙂

    • Diane G.
      Posted August 19, 2014 at 9:56 pm | Permalink

      🙂 🙂

  6. Mark Sturtevant
    Posted August 19, 2014 at 3:14 pm | Permalink

    I think we are called upon to post evolution cartoons. I will make it so, with Gary Larson.

    • Posted August 19, 2014 at 4:44 pm | Permalink

      One of the best!!

      • Mark Joseph
        Posted August 19, 2014 at 7:25 pm | Permalink

        Yes, it’s a shame that the creationists can’t understand its import.

    • Mark Joseph
      Posted August 19, 2014 at 7:39 pm | Permalink

      Looking through my cartoons, I see not even a handful on evolution, lending some evidence to Prof. Ceiling Cat’s hypothesis, stated in the first sentence of the OP.

      So, I’ll go with this one, seen here recently, I think, but worth another look.

  7. merilee
    Posted August 19, 2014 at 8:55 pm | Permalink

    TinyURL.com/n4befw7
    Sid Harris

  8. Ben
    Posted August 19, 2014 at 11:34 pm | Permalink

    Gary Larson has a louse named after him: Strigiphilus garylarsoni is a biting louse of a genus only found on owls. He is justly proud of this high honor.

  9. Posted August 20, 2014 at 3:19 am | Permalink

    Don’t forget Zach Weiner’s Darwinian Superhero:
    http://www.smbc-comics.com/?id=3444#comic


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