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Nov 09 2011

Invertebrates for Peace

Did you like this cartoon from the other day?

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Good news! Now you can buy it on t-shirts and totebags, and the profits go to the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology. It’s a must-have for every biologist feeling oppressed by the vertebrate hegemony.

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  1. 1
    QV

    octopuses

  2. 2
    Ty Gardner

    Sorry, but I refuse to support those of you that lack the backbone to stand up for what is right.

  3. 3
    Xenithrys

    I won’t support any group that’s not monophyletic.

  4. 4
    Amphiox

    But why are there two molluscs represented, and only one arthropod?

    And what’s that clade-traitor echinoderm doing there?

  5. 5
    Glen Davidson

    The only reason anyone can say that they’re the 97% is that there’s no actual taxonomic greed.

    Not that we mind stepping on a whole lot of them. But they do have their taxa.

    Glen Davidson

  6. 6
    Inaji

    One tote/shopping bag will be purchased on Friday. Can’t have enough of those.

  7. 7
    DudeOfDubiousFunniness

    @PZ

    It’s a must-have for every biologist feeling oppressed by the vertebrate hegemony.

    Not sure if this had been done before… but…

    “Want to be taken seriously? Grow a spine!”

  8. 8
    ChasCPeterson

    But why are there two molluscs represented, and only one arthropod?

    Copepods are too hard to draw.

    And what’s that clade-traitor echinoderm doing there?

    Why, representin’ for the Ambulacraria, one presumes. Not just invertebrates, but proud of it over there on that branch.

  9. 9
    WebbessD

    It’s a must-have for every biologist feeling oppressed by the vertebrate hegemony.

    Stop. Biologists are privileged vertebrates. They can be allies, but they shouldn’t pretend like they *get* it.

  10. 10
    A. R

    What about virologists! I detect a hint of lifeism here! :)

  11. 11
    Amphiox

    Why, representin’ for the Ambulacraria, one presumes. Not just invertebrates, but proud of it over there on that branch.

    Do you think there could be a sufficient combination of inducements and appeals to Deuteurostomic solidarity, that could peel them off back to our side?

  12. 12
    Amphiox

    What about virologists! I detect a hint of lifeism here! :)

    You just need a new definition for “life”. How hard could it be? What with all the options already floating about out there….

  13. 13
    gijoel

    @qv Ocotopi. Die heretic scum.:P

  14. 14
    shouldbeworking

    I’m a hard core (some of my students would say hard ass) physics teacher, and I want one!

    Physics: messing up students’ minds since Archimedes.

  15. 15
    Russell

    Invertebrate diplomacy seldom avoids war because spineless pacifism cannot rear its ugly head.

    Besides, It takes jaws to jaw jaw

  16. 16
    stubby

    That got a solid chuckle out of me.

  17. 17
    may

    you left out the cuttlefish of Spencers Gulf in South Australia.

  18. 18
    Chris Bonds

    Showed it to a friend and he was disappointed that beetles weren’t represented. I think he was recalling Haldane’s comment.

  19. 19
    mythusmage

    Down with metazoans, support bacteria; the 99.999%!

  20. 20
    shouldbeworking

    Eukaryotes rule!

  21. 21
    Marius Rowell

    Cool logo – had to buy a shirt just for the fun of it :) Love the message too…..

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