Divergence

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This is a sweet little story of evolutionary divergence, and a reunion. Of sorts.

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reunion

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HAH! I love this! I love how effectively it shows the splitting of two lineages, by representing it with real creatures, real members of a population of animals that don’t look like arthropods or like chordates. Most text diagrams (of course) depict this as just a fork between two lines, and it can be hard to get the point across that the fork represents a population somewhere in the deeps of time. I’ll use this in my classes.

Fantastic, thank you for sharing.

The fact that I had no knowledge of Abstruse Goose until a few weeks ago makes me wonder what other gems are out there.

I just checked out some more cartoons, and Abstruse goose seems like a painfully “me too” wannabe XKCD.

I’m surpised Dan Lietha hasn’t piched up on this one P.Z.

http://www.answersingenesis.org/med[…]nimal-rights

Peter Henderson said:

I’m surpised Dan Lietha hasn’t piched up on this one P.Z.

I looked over those cartoons. They appear to be typical Creationist-posting soundbites with a cartoon attached.

And clearly have the Ken Ham seal of approval. “We have now demonstrated there is something even more bizarre than fundy science: fundy humor.”

Somebody needs to tip off Stephen Colbert. It just PLEADS for parody.

James said:

I just checked out some more cartoons, and Abstruse goose seems like a painfully “me too” wannabe XKCD.

And, astoundingly, has worse production values.

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