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mrcreek ([personal profile] mrcreek) wrote2011-04-24 05:59 am
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Maladapted Continues

More adventures of Paul and Sid. The first three strips are here and the others are here. Or just look at all of them on Photobucket.

Maladapted 7:

hopeful monsters in morphospace!

Maladapted 8:
hopeful monsters in morphospace!

Maladapted 9:
hopeful monsters in morphospace!

The uncanny valley is a real concept in robotics, but as always I think it's more interesting to think about it in terms of evolution. We must have crossed it, and our revulsion toward anything that blurs the line between human and non-human is probably adaptive and could be linked to the extermination of other hominids by the lineage leading to us.