Frazz by Jef Mallett

Frazz

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  1. Richard S. Russell

    Richard S. Russell GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    To exoticdoc2 (from yesterday): The only people who think that evolution is based solely on random rolls of the dice are religious fundamentalists who’ve been fed a caricature of it.

  2. emjaycee

    emjaycee GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    But at least our dead stuff, except my salad, is cooked and not scraped off the road. When I worked at a raptor rehab center, nearly all of our vultures and most of our Bald Eagles came in from car accidents from eating road kill. A non-moving meal saves the most energy for the devourer.

  3. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, about 2 years ago

    re: richard S russell

    I’ve only 51 graduate credits in biology (and an M.S.) and that idea of randomness for evolution is precisely what we were taught. All changes were via mutation since learned behaviors are not genetic. You don’t find many biologists in the field (I used to work in the mid-Klamath, Shasta, and Salmon Rivers with endangered fish species) that take evolution seriously. There’s a massive difference between what is seen in the field vs. the antiseptic laboratory or sterile college campus. Most professors haven’t a clue what goes on in the real world.
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    Every mutation we have seen has been uniformely deletarious. Humans have about 15,000 “bad genes” and according to Cornell’s genetics dept., we acquire 50 to 300 errors in our DNA in each generation. In a sense, we can predict when the human race will cease. Unfortunately, it’s also being observed in every species we’ve looked at.

  4. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @Nabuquduriuzhur

    Evolution functions on environmental pressures. If there are few or none evolution stops or nearly so. In others where it is active evolution is very busy.
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    Why aren’t you touting Creationism then? But your type likes to set Evolution in the worst light possible. You however have nothing else to replace it. And I don’t have such credits as you profess. I see why you have to keep taking it. The lessons aren’t working.

  5. franbarces

    franbarces GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    this is a comic strip not a forum for your beliefs

  6. Varnes

    Varnes said, about 2 years ago

    To tell you the truth I’m not that big on eating live things….Ya’ll go ahead……

  7. Pacopuddy

    Pacopuddy said, about 2 years ago

    @Varnes

    Think I’ll give the ‘breathing buffet’ a miss, too.


    Fancy meeting at some ‘Dead Things on a Plate’ all-you-can-eat night for a meal that doesn’t sob pitifully when you stick a fork into it, Varnes?


    I’ll buy the drinks.

  8. Pacopuddy

    Pacopuddy said, about 2 years ago

    @Night-Gaunt49

    To me, evolution the the extraordinarily clever way that God achieves a creation which continually manages to adapt to a world that mankind constantly c@cks up.

  9. seyleigh

    seyleigh said, about 2 years ago

    @Nabuquduriuzhur

    Most mutations are bad, and only a freakishly small percentage are good. Then, there are some genetic mutations that do nothing. It is all luck and chance.



    That being said, eating dead stuff isn’t gross as long as it doesn’t kill or sicken us. But, eating dead stuff probably would’ve grossed me out when I was nine.

  10. vwdualnomand

    vwdualnomand said, about 2 years ago

    we eat a lot of stuff. bacteria(yogurt and cottage cheese). animals(from snout to tail), plants, insects, blood, snakes, lizards, etc…

  11. pschearer

    pschearer GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Darwin didn’t know about Mendel, so he didn’t understand the randomness of genetic mutation. But his whole point was that natural variation within a species would create new species over time, guided by natural selection. Natural selection (as opposed to the artificial selection by which humans create new breeds of domesticated animals) imposes a purposefulness on the randomness, the purpose of perpetuating the species.


    (Someone might try to argue that the environmental circumstances of individual survival are still random, but that’s missing the point. Evolution operates on populations and over long periods.)


    (@franbarces: Do you want us to clear our discussions with you first? Sorry that your horizons are so limited.)

  12. Leo Autodidact

    Leo Autodidact said, about 2 years ago

    Back to FRAZZ:

    Caulfield goes for the TwoFer.

    (DreamCrush AND GrossOut, SCORE!)

  13. Doctor Toon

    Doctor Toon GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    The best mutations are the ones that result in Super Powers

  14. magicwalnut

    magicwalnut GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Incredibly interesting discussion here, Frazz fans! Thank you!!!

  15. UsernameUsername1234

    UsernameUsername1234 said, about 2 years ago

    @Nabuquduriuzhur

    Wouldn’t a creator that would allow our DNA to go into decline be a very very very very poor one?

    So, if we can predict when the human race will cease, when will it? I’d like to know.

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