1. slithey tove (twas brillig (stevem)) says

    amusing “mashup” of Creationism and Evolution. Designed to piss-off either who don’t get the satire.

  2. blf says

    Ok. so at least one of the magic sky faeries is a chair. That would explain a lot of things, such as her/its/their/his notoriously bad aim (both spacial and temporal), wooden and inflexible morals; and fixation on people’s groinal regions (that being the part of a person a chair is most in contact with). But what’s with the two ugly ape minions?

  3. chrislawson says

    Nice cartoon, but shouldn’t this god have been a microscopic protocellular globule?

  4. Infophile says

    @5 Daz: Those are the true faithful. We are the unrepentant sinners who strayed from from the true path.

  5. woozy says

    Nice cartoon, but shouldn’t this god have been a microscopic protocellular globule?

    Well, no. That’s part of the joke. God being fully human makes sense. God being a “more evolved” hyper -human would make sense. God being a primal life force like a microscopic protocellular globule would make sense. But God being a “lowly” ape, while we are not, is just absurd.

  6. anbheal says

    In my 6th grade life sciences class I made essentially the same quip. It was a NASA-sponsored science program, rolled out to poor cities around the country after Sputnik went up, to identify young scientists in 3rd grade and give them intensive math and science and foreign language instruction. Sputnik had prompted this epiphany at Foggy Bottom and Langley that poor people could be smart too, if those godless egalitarian serfs could out-science Harvard’s and Princeton’s best. Of course every poor city needs its dentists and lawyers and doctors, so what ended up happening was that three quarters of the kids who tested into the program were the children of professionals. Not one single black kid in a largely black city.

    Anyway, one of the pious kids inquired how we could have evolved if God had made us in his own image and likeness. I immediately replied that perhaps God is a monkey or ape, and we’ve evolved since. My remark actually upset the teacher, and she dragged me after class to the principal’s office, for the sin of heresy, I guess. The principal heard the story, gave me a pat on the back, and said “I can’t fault your logic, maybe God is a monkey”. My teacher reddened a bit, but dropped it.

    Tree shrew might be a better incarnation for The Almighty, somewhere between the primordial goo and Lucy.

  7. steve1 says

    I have always thought it would be fun if perhaps you would meet your maker it would be a giant spinning DNA molecule.