15 Cartoons That Seamlessly Capture The Dark And Funny Side Of Human Evolution

This year’s International Darwin Day may have already come and gone (February 12), but that doesn’t mean we can’t examine the hilarious, and sometimes darkly twisted side of Darwin’s theory any time we please. People from around the world honored the visionary man who developed the theory that would radically change science. You might ask, “how do people celebrate Darwin Day?” Apparently, you celebrate by “reflecting and acting on the principles of intellectual bravery, perpetual curiosity, scientific thinking, and hunger for truth, just as Darwin had.”

Some of these cartoons prove a point, some are just silly, but the one thing they all have in common is that they celebrate the ideas behind International Darwin Day.  Enjoy!

1. “Evolution”
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As this cartoon shows, sometimes we don’t do the best job at taking care of where we came from.

2. The Current State of Man
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Unfortunately, we live most of our lives with our heads down. That wouldn’t work in prehistoric times.

3. Respect Your Elders
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This definitely puts a trip to the zoo in perspective.

4. “The Evolution of Communication”
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Sometimes, evolution doesn’t end up in the greatest place.

5. “The Homersapien”
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Apparently evolution exists in television shows too. I wonder where SpongeBob came from?

6. The Evolution of the Parasite
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A history of what has been sucking us dry. Sorry, bankers.

7. “Legolution”
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I don’t remember this in Origin of Species.

8. The Evolving Size of Pants
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The population may have gotten bigger, but swim suits sure have gotten smaller.

9. Homo Eco Sapiens
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I love happy endings.

10. The Evolution of Cell Phones
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Humans aren’t the only thing that have changed over the years. Sometimes, technology follows.

11. Nuclear Evolution
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There’s nothing better to speed up evolution than some radiation. We just might not be that thrilled with the results.

12. What we write with.
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We sure have come a long way since cave drawings.

13. Evolution of the Photographer
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All photographers know this is true.

14. Becoming the Barcode
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Our journey from primate to mindless consumer.

15. How We Kill Bugs
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I’ll take bug spray over a leaf any day of the week.


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