Frazz by Jef Mallett


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  1. exoticdoc2

    exoticdoc2 said, about 4 years ago

    The hard part is understanding how anyone could actually invest in that goo-to-you-by-way-of-the-zoo absurdity.

  2. Alexikakos

    Alexikakos said, about 4 years ago

    As you know, it is very important for Santa and his reindeer to be very quiet when they deliver presents on Christmas Eve so no one will know they are there. One Christmas Eve, Santa Claus landed on a rooftop and suddenly he heard a very loud, “Snort sniff honk honk snort!” coming from one of his reindeer.
    Since he was in the sleigh behind them, he didn’t know which one it was. It happened again, only louder this time. “Snort sniff honk honk snort!”
    Dogs in the neighborhood began to bark. “Shhh!” Santa hissed. “Please be quiet!”
    He went to work lifting the sack of toys out of the sleigh when he heard it again, only a lot louder this time. “SNORT SNIFF HONK HONK SNORT!” Lights came on all over the neighborhood and some people even stuck their heads out of their windows.
    Santa was horrified. Jumping back into the sleigh, he drove quickly back to the North Pole. He lined up all the reindeer and announced, “We are not going to deliver another present until the reindeer who is making funny noises with his nose steps forward and apologizes!”
    None of the reindeer stepped forward.
    Santa held up a piece of paper. “I know who it is and I have written your name on this paper. But I want to give you a chance to do the right thing on your own.”
    Still none of the reindeer came forward. So Santa did the only thing he could do. He read off the rude-nosed reindeer…

  3. The Old Wolf

    The Old Wolf said, about 4 years ago

  4. wantobe

    wantobe said, about 4 years ago

    So it somehow makes more sense that an “intelligent” designer would have made the design flaw of honking noses?

  5. D W

    D W GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago


    Yeah, it makes a lot more sense to believe a book written by a bunch of bronze-age goat herders. The same ones who believed the world was flat and the sun revolved around the earth. Please get a grip and evolve beyond mythology.

  6. olddog1

    olddog1 said, about 4 years ago

    @little girl. No it isn’t.

  7. neatslob

    neatslob said, about 4 years ago

    Gallagher asked about the nose, “Why would anyone put a wet runny thing like that upside down over your mouth?”

  8. puddleglum1066

    puddleglum1066 said, about 4 years ago

    An odd thing about the evolution vs design argument is that both processes end at the same place, with a creature that is reasonably well adapted to its environment. You cannot tell by looking at the end product whether it was the result of intentional design or a self-optimizing variation/selection process. The evidence for evolution is found in the record of things that are no longer adequately adapted to their environment, and therefore gone.

  9. SkyFisher

    SkyFisher said, about 4 years ago

    Actually, “blind” faith is not lauded in the Bible. “Informed” faith is. The Bible says a lot about learning and asking “why”. If you talk about “blind” faith, then it shows you need to learn more about what you are criticizing.

  10. Lynne B

    Lynne B GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    The book of Revelation is your mythology; I don’t have to worry about it. :)

  11. Lynne B

    Lynne B GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago


    Not quite right. The evidence for evolution is actually found in all the “just good enough” kludged-together canalized systems, remnants of simple and good-at-the-time or simple but inefficient systems which had dependencies accrue on them, and then couldn’t be changed. Examples would be the way the trachea and esophagus cross, the path of the recurrent laryngeal nerve, and the path of the vas deferens in mammals. All of these are remnants of body plans in simpler ancestral animals, which now present hugely inefficient (or in the case of the trachea/esophageal crossing, actually dangerous) “designs.”

    Evidence for evolution is also found in all of genetics, as genetic and genomic evolutionary development leave abundant traces in existing genomes — by comparing genomes of different species, we can track insertions, deletions and base changes, and all of these map back to known mutational processes which can be observed everywhere in the present day. The gene lineages we construct this way have several functions: they accord well with morphological evidence of common descent, but they can also be used to clear up uncertainties about clades, but they are how we find new genes and understand their function. We also use comparative genomics for extensive biomedical research.

    Even with genes, though, the evidence for evolution isn’t in the “perfect adaptation” of things which survive. It’s in their messiness, and all the detritus of things which were worked into the development of what exists now. And honestly, there is a lot of that detritus.

  12. SkyFisher

    SkyFisher said, about 4 years ago

    Would it not be strange if a universe without purpose accidentally created humans who are so obsessed with purpose?—Sir John Templeton

  13. lonecat

    lonecat said, about 4 years ago

    @Lynne B


  14. KasparV

    KasparV said, about 4 years ago

    @D W


  15. jessegooddoggy

    jessegooddoggy said, about 4 years ago

    Goo to you by way of the zoo…I like that! And I will take it over the invisible, judgmental testy guy in the sky.

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