Frazz by Jef Mallett


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  1. emjaycee

    emjaycee said, over 3 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.

  2. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, over 3 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.
    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.

  3. franbarces

    franbarces GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    this is a comic strip not a forum for your beliefs

  4. Varnes

    Varnes said, over 3 years ago

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

  5. Pacopuddy

    Pacopuddy said, over 3 years ago


    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.

  6. Pacopuddy

    Pacopuddy said, over 3 years ago

    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.

  7. seyleigh

    seyleigh said, over 3 years ago


    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.

  8. vwdualnomand

    vwdualnomand said, over 3 years ago

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

  9. pschearer

    pschearer GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 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.)

  10. Leo Autodidact

    Leo Autodidact said, over 3 years ago

    Back to FRAZZ:

    Caulfield goes for the TwoFer.

    (DreamCrush AND GrossOut, SCORE!)

  11. magicwalnut

    magicwalnut GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

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

  12. UsernameUsername1234

    UsernameUsername1234 said, over 3 years ago


    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.

  13. dzw3030

    dzw3030 said, over 3 years ago


    The comments do get tedious but that’s what the scroll wheel is for. Anything more than two lines or so… Enjoy :-)

  14. Tom Flapwell

    Tom Flapwell said, over 3 years ago

    Technically, everything we eat is dead, except for those of us who have pica.

  15. puddleglum1066

    puddleglum1066 said, over 3 years ago

    “Evolution functions on environmental pressures. If there are few or none evolution stops or nearly so.”

    True enough for natural selection, but don’t forget that complex organisms crate their own pressures through sexual selection, which can create variation and speciation (some of it quite spectacular) even when the environment is pretty much constant.

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