left biblioblography: THIS CARTOON SAYS IT ALL

Thursday, September 14, 2006

THIS CARTOON SAYS IT ALL

Tip of the hat to Salon.com:



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14 comments:

Aviaa said...

Great cartoon. I always knew it was all the fault of those darn Democrats! ;)

Krystalline Apostate said...

aviaa:
I always knew it was all the fault of those darn Democrats! ;)
Especially Clinton! Oh, the humanity!
The republicans learned that 'shifting of proof' crap from the theists.
Or vice versa?

Aviaa said...

ka,
The republicans learned that 'shifting of proof' crap from the theists.
Or vice versa?


I think it may be a form symbiotic development; they each benefit from and build on the lessons and advancements of the other. There’s another, more specific name for the phenomenon, named after someone who studied butterflies, but I can’t think of it at the moment. Maybe it starts with a B? Or maybe I’m just thinking of the word butterflies. (sighs and flaps her wings in exasperation)

say no to christ said...

That was a great cartoon. Salon.com is one of my favs.


hey Ka!

Your going to like this movie...if you like scarey movies. Its called Jesus Camp, its about brainwashing kids.

http://www.variety.com/index.asp?layout=vision&taxid=23855&element_id=2140018549

Krystalline Apostate said...

aviaa:
There’s another, more specific name for the phenomenon, named after someone who studied butterflies, but I can’t think of it at the moment.
Mutualism?

SNTC:
Its called Jesus Camp, its about brainwashing kids.
No thanks, my blood pressure's high enough already.
God4suckers.net & NGB have had posts on this - I figured it out via context.
Just the thought of it pisses me off.

Aviaa said...

KA wrote: Mutualism?

Nope, something else. It’s someone’s name… Beterl-something-or-another-ism? He studied Monarchs. Gosh, I even tried to google it without luck. Perhaps I’m imagining things. Either way, it’s not really that important. It just drives me crazy that I can’t remember it!

SNTC wrote: Your going to like this movie...if you like scarey movies. Its called Jesus Camp, its about brainwashing kids.

KA wrote: No thanks, my blood pressure's high enough already.

I’m going to have to go see it as soon as it opens in Ohio. It’s the same random compulsion that makes me read Ann Coulter articles and scan fundie blogs. Or, perhaps my blood pressure just isn’t high enough yet.

I’ve heard the film itself is pretty unbiased. The camp it covers on the other hand? (shakes head)

Krystalline Apostate said...

aviaa:
Nope, something else. It’s someone’s name… Beterl-something-or-another-ism?
Now you got me googling all over the place.
Does it have anything to do w/symbiotic relationships? Between ants & butterflies?
Bacteriophage?
I'm gonna need a few more clues.

Aviaa said...

KA wrote: Does it have anything to do w/symbiotic relationships? Between ants & butterflies?

Well, sort of, but no ants. Basically, there were two types of butterflies, monarch and some other type I can't remember but that look a lot like monarchs and live in similar places as monarchs. The monarchs make animals who eat them throw up because of the milkweed they consume. Scientists speculated for years that the other, theoretically-harmless butterflies evolved to look like the monarch butterflies so they would be protected from predators who would mistake them for monarchs. However (insert dramatic drum-roll here) it turns out that the other butterflies are poisonous as well, even though they didn't eat milkweed. The scientist whose name possibly starts with a B developed the nifty theory that they co-evolved with monarchs as a larger group who could take advantage of the fact that they could all made animals sick. So, it's some theory named after a guy whose name may or may not begin with B dealing with co-evolution. And, it's all just like (well, kind of) the techniques developed by Republicans and theists!

I hope I didn't botch that horribly. It's been a long time since I read the particular passage I'm trying to summarize.

Krystalline Apostate said...

aviaa:
You mean the viceroy butterfly? Are you talking about Batesian mimicry?

Aviaa said...

ka,

You mean the viceroy butterfly? Are you talking about Batesian mimicry?

Yes and no. But that's the information I needed to find the rest!

Yes, it is the viceroy and they thought it was Batesian mimicry, but really it was Mullerian mimicry (as the viceroy, like the monarch, tastes bad). http://www.chebucto.ns.ca/Environment/NHR/monarch.html

Viceroys. Mullerian mimicry. How lovely! :)

Krystalline Apostate said...

aviaa:
Viceroys. Mullerian mimicry. How lovely! :)
But none too tasty, ey? ;)

Aviaa said...

ka,
But none too tasty, ey?
Exactly. ;)

Krystalline Apostate said...

aviaa:
Guess I should toss out my recipe for Viceroy butterfly soup, ey? ;)

Aviaa said...

ka,

Nah, just save it for when you're expecting unwelcome visitors. Works especially well on Jehovah's witnesses and crazy in-laws.