Changing my 'toon
Well, had I known cartooning would result in this much fun I would have ignored my paucity of talent long ago and scribbled away. It appears that one of the crew over at the Home for Wayward Sycophants (Ed Brayton's wonderful coinage) believes he has caught me in a shallow understanding of the issues depicted in my little sketch of a few days ago. The irony of this is too broad yet delicately balanced for me to ruin by explaining the content to my erstwhile critic. But if anyone is interested be sure to read his comments.
All I'll say further is that the last thing I would have imagined with the creation of this cartoon was that I was being too subtle.
Another fun aside is a comment (#4) left by one of the Sycophant's sycophants to the effect that while the notation on the biologist's board looks impressive it is really "unintelligable [sic] nonsense." Of course those familiar with population genetics will know that the equations in question actually deal with base pair fitness calculations.
Surely this means I have to do another cartoon, maybe more than one. And if the boys over at the HfWS can guarantee their attention and analyses I know it will turn out to be a gleefully productive enterprise.
Now, where's my pen?