Category Archives: comics

A trickster God

When reader Ben Goren sent me the latest strip from Wiley Miller’s Non Sequitur, he asked me if Miller had received an advance copy of my book. And indeed, I’ve used the “moving stars into words” trope before as one of the things that could help convince me that there was indeed a god. (Some anti-theist […]

One of Them: Part IV

Wiley Miller continues his series on America’s Hate Laws at Non Sequitur. (Why does that old dude have a cat on his shoulder?) Reader “Micky pearce” (who won’t be seen here in the future) tried to comment on this post, demonstrating precisely the kind of religiously-inspired bigotry shown in the strip: This is unfair freind. Who […]

Merry Easter Day Greetings!

by Matthew Cobb This Easter cartoon by Stephen Collins appeared in The Guardian’s Weekend magazine (click through *twice* so you can read it without it being obscured by the book covers on the right, or if that doesn’t work go here).

Spotted yesterday

This car was outside my building yesterday. If you don’t understand the plate, you didn’t watch American cartoons as a kid:  

Evolution funnies

The latest Herman strip, drawn by Jim Unger, shows us one way of accommodationism. And it comes perilously close to those theistic evolutionists—including both scientists and creationists—who accept evolution but say that God either set up the process so that it would be guaranteed to produce Homo sapiens (the view of Simon Conway Morris, whose theory we discussed […]

The Oatmeal’s sacrilege steams up believers

Matthew Inman, producer of the fantastic strip The Oatmeal (including one of my favorite comics, The Bobcats), is lately on a tear by promoting evolution in a sarcastic way and dissing the religious alternative as belief in “Jibbers Crabst,” a Holy Crustacean that breathes fire. First watch this 11-minute video by Inman that appeared on YouTube on December […]

Dilbert: On the origin of tetrapods

A Dilbert Classic by Scott Adams:   h/t: jsp ~

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

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