Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

More on Tiktaalik roseae

By Tony Auth. Click image to be magically transported to the Washington Post, where it is linked from.

Thanks, Ian!


  1. #1 Dan S.
    April 7, 2006

    Oh, that just made my day. Thank you! : ) 🙂 : )

  2. #2 biosparite
    April 7, 2006

    Some of the Evangelicals/Young Earth Creationists I know here in Houston (where they ubiquitous) still seem stunned by the news. But most of them have taken the discovery in stride. The wingnut paralegal next door to where I work said I shall keep going astray if I let such matters distract me from “things of the spirit.”

  3. #3 Alon Levy
    April 7, 2006

    It’s actually a very funny cartoon… thanks for posting.

    Now, for the nitpicking: didn’t the first lobe-finned fish, including tiktaalik, all live in rivers?

  4. #4 nuytsia
    April 9, 2006

    Additional nitpicking!

    Isn’t most of the herbage flowering plants?
    (Looks like two palm trees at the back and two disgruntled daisies at the front.)
    Pretty sure they were much later to the party?

  5. #5 GrrlScientist
    April 9, 2006

    yes, indeed. flowering plants came along much later. and most of them still lack the capacity to talk (although i live with several talented specimens that communicate regularly with me!).

  6. #6 mealworm
    April 12, 2006

    So the next panel is the other flower saying, “Holy crap! A talking flower!”?

  7. #7 Ramirezi
    May 30, 2006

    To funny for nitpicking !

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