It’s not like Eddy made this up, it’s an old theory, The World According to Glump.
You’re old, Eddie.
Can a person be “old” if they never grow up?
Isn’t grandma older than Eddie?
Did Eddie and his boat catch God in the act of creating life?
Did she get it from Paulie?
Yeah but where did the alien life come from?
It’s been done, at least twice that I know of: Science Fiction. One almost exactly like this but without the “tribal elder” bit; the other “something disgusting” but as a tribal story of creation.
Of course Danae wasn’t doing “science” she was doing “sociology”. Or just “story collection”.
And then there was that alien race that dropped those dang Thetans in the volcano.
This is hilarious. As soon as she says “so I went to the oldest person I know” I was laughing. An unusual, but not unwelcome, strip that combines Danae and Eddy.
That’s about as accurate as Calvin’s dad telling him the trees make the wind blow
Danae, you did the research, a little flawed, but your methodology wasn’t so your grade should be a passing one and for a child your age, very creative.
More coherent than Prometheus.
Well I can think of older sources – nevertheless Danae’s take seems about as legitimate as most of ’em.
How do you know it ain"t true?
Makes about as much sense as a god creating life.
We’ll stick with creation, thank you.
Based on recent events, I find much credence in this theory. Stinky is as stinky does … or something like that.
Actually Stanislav Lem wrote a story about life on Earth coming into existence due to pollution in the 1960s or 1970s
What scares me is that this seems plausible.
First panel triggered a memory and a smile: MST3K
Oral history most often has deviated from the original telling.
very nice ‘teamup’
I make stuff up for my granddaughter but she’s smart enough (experienced enough?) to know when I’m kidding.
You can do this experiment at home, kids. Fill your bathtub with warm water, add some sewage and wait. You’ll be amazed at what grows in that soup. guiliani worms, pence sludge, conway suckers and the apex creature, the trump slug. Please wash you hands when done.
Tribal knowledge is important. Individual knowledge is important. Knowing the difference? Priceless.
This was a science report. Accuracy was only implied.
It could happen…
Shouldn’t it be his " Eahs ah bahnin."?
So it was Space Giraffes?? Sounds legit.
That’s like a Stanilaw Lem short story about two space travelers, Gord and Lod, contaminating a planet with their spit, only to later give rise to humanity. I think it’s the Intergalactic Congress and it is in the collection the cyberiad. The origin story is brought to light as Earth tries to gain membership
Ah…my ex, explained perfectly!
Clearly more fake news from Paulie!
Fox news is diversifying ?
GASP!!!, Its her! Look at the fish on the left side, its my third grade teacher miss Julian!! I’d know that face anywhere! I knew there was something fishy about her eyes!.
One can only wonder what that text message says.
Cap’n Eddie isn’t old, he’s in the prime of his delusions!
I love the raised eyebrow in the 7th panel. LoL
All things came into existence, where and when we do not know.All things will cease to exist, when we do not know. As I age I realize, I will some day cease to exist,when I do not know, nor do I care to!Life is a journey to be lived and I intend to live it as long as I can!
The “Christians”-the ones always protesting the teaching of Evolution-think that a “god”-and actual person/race of “people” are the ones who created life on earth. So Danae, at least according to the hyper xristians who believe that the world is only 5000 years old and Dinosaur bones were planted by this same"group" is correct
I get it now, they were dumping their garbage, which eventually turned into all of us, who are still dumping our garbage in the oceans
Well, that’s one version of panspermia.
Bruno Bozzetto’s 1976 Italian animated film Allegro Non Troppo (musical direction for “fast but not too fast”) is a takeoff on Disney’s Fantasia in that it’s an anthology of fantastical short stories (many of them humorous) that also makes extensive use of classical music as background. The relevant point here is that the film starts with a visiting flying saucer chucking out an almost-empty bottle of Coke® whose residue evolves into our entire ecosystem. Well worth a rental.
Respect microbes, they’re the only culture that people have.
A Plausible theory.
Cap’t Eddie’s version is an old theory still not disproven. A more casual Directed Panspermia.
So, she asked the Cat?
That’s how the ‘Cambrian Explosion’ got started, according to a Si-Fi story about 40 years ago, except in the story the aliens buried their waste, but not well enough.
I just LOVE Danae’s version. Once we get faster than light space travel we may do the same to some other “barren” planet.
Nice, not-so-hidden message on the control panel. Approved!
Eddie, they should be exploding into flames.
I seem to recall this being the basis of an animated short. I think it might have been Heavy Metal, but I don’t remember.
The irony is that the only thing Danae had wrong (according to Darwin) was the aliens.
This is a really funny one…love it, plus it has inspired many good comments.
Notice the alien writing could be read as “clump dump”