Darwin strikes out at the dinosaurs again

The end is nigh resulting in the extinction of the dinoaurs

Nothing like a dinosaur extinction conspiracy. For long time subscribers, you will recall the ongoing cartoons in this war between Charles Darwin on the theory of evolution and survival of the fittest and the humble dinosaur.  But for newbies, here are the reasons for extinction so far.

#1 Darwin tests the dinosaurs by playing go fetch

#2 Darwin explores the impact an exploding volcano on the population of dinosaurs

#3 Darwin takes on the dinosaurs, with his sights set on the lemming too

#4 Darwin returns to the distress of the dinosaurs who are still trying to understand the theories of evolution

#5 Darwin teams up with the fat lady because it’s all over when she starts singing

#6 Darwin’s evolution theory is possibly related climate

#7 Darwin and the evil pink aliens

#8 Dinosaurs take to the sky in order to even up the score with Darwin

Darwin 8: Dinosaurs 0

Nasty pink aliens

I promised last time I posted the first of the ‘Evil Aliens’, I’d come back sometime later to answer the question I posed – Can you guess 2 scientific errors in the making of this cartoon?  True to form, the smart readers out there not only came up with my answers, but also some of their own (see comments section on original post).

My two thoughts were:

  • hydrogen burns clear to slight blue (my planet is ablaze with yellow and orange flames)
  • to have a fire you need fuel (√ – hydrogen from the gas in Jupiter’s makeup), ignition source (√ -the nasty alien’s cigarette butt) and oxygen (× -not much taking place out there in space)

Darwin 6: Dinosaurs 0

My thanks need to go to Mark from Australian Migration – This was his contribution to one of the possible reasons for the ultimate demise of those cute, green dinosaurs. If you have a theory, why not submit a joke on the Submit a joke page and I’ll have a crack at drawing it. I’m targeting 50:0!

What do Darwin and the singing fat lady have in common?

And now for 3 things you mightn’t know about Chuck:

  • On his 25th birthday, Captain FitzRoy named a mountain in honour of Charles. Mt Darwin is the tallest mountain in Tierra del Fuego (in the Andes). And if that wasn’t enough, a year earlier FitzRoy had named an expanse of water next to the then unnamed Mt Darwin, the Darwin Sound, to commemorate Darwin’s quick wit and courage. He saved them all from being marooned when giant waves created from a mass of ice split from a glacier and loomed towards their boat.
  • Darwin created a pros and cons list to help him determine if marriage was the right thing for him to pursue. Apparently it was, with one of the ‘pros’ for marriage ‘Object to be beloved and played with. Better than a dog anyhow’
  • Taking the latter point into account, this may be why he decided to keep marriage within the family. He wedded his first cousin, Emma Wedgwood (as in the fine china manufacturer).

Darwin 4 : Dinosaurs 0

I’ve always had a soft spot for dinosaurs – cute, green giants is how I imagine them to be. I’m sure if I was around 200 million years ago I’d think otherwise.

This is another in the series of ‘Why dinosaurs became extinct’. The moral is, don’t mess with Darwin.  If you missed the first three, here they are: Dino take 1, Dino take 2, Dino take 3.

Dave the Dot to Dot Dinosaur’s adventures continue

Darwin vs Dinosaurs (and lemmings) – Take 3

Happy new year – great to be back in 2012!  Hope Santa looked after you all.  Thought I’d start the year with one of my favourite characters – the dinosaur.

Why dinosaurs became extinct series

Here boy. Fetch!

‘Arrgh!’ Apologies for the typo in the last posting.  (If you replace ‘seeing’ with ‘wearing’ it might make a bit more sense. The link on the site has been updated). In my defence, I offer the fact that I is engineer and us enginiers are not known for our grammatical prowess.  However, engineers are known for their ability to apply logic and process and as such I have added the new process of independent proof reading prior to posting.  The newly appointed proof reader comes highly qualified with a masters of science! (definitely one up on the humble engineer).