Of Protostomes and Deuterostomes

Here is a cute cartoon about evolutionary divergence and bittersweet reunion by Abstruse Goose:

Via PZ posting at the Panda’s Thumb.

2 Responses to “Of Protostomes and Deuterostomes”


  1. 1 Psi Wavefunction July 22, 2010 at 8:17 am

    Must. Not. Rant. About. Directionalism.

    Still funny though ;-)

  2. 2 Mike Bok July 22, 2010 at 8:50 am

    At least it shows two simultaneous lines, instead of everything progressing towards humans.

    Hell, only %35 of the country believes evolution happens at all; some slight misconceptions don’t seem like that big a deal against those numbers.

    The cartoon does get common ancestry right and depicts humans and arthropods as equally ‘advanced/evolved’ cousins. It just neglects all the other branching.


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