We win!

May 14, 2014 • 8:39 am

. . . well, sort of.

The Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science apparently held a contest (I don’t know what the prize was) for providing the best caption to this picture:

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And the winner was. . . . 

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How true! And how sweet it is.

“When you were kids, you all admired the champion marble shooter, the fastest runner, the big-league ball players and the toughest boxers. Americans love a winner and will not tolerate a loser.”

—General George S. Patton, Speech to the Third Army, 1944




35 thoughts on “We win!

  1. Although I rarely comment (or read) Richard’s site anymore, I couldn’t pass up captioning a cartoon. My caption was:

    “Yes, I know what he said, but Australia is thousands of miles away and Egypt is practically next door”.

    I had missed the deadline to be considered though.

  2. I can understand the sentiment of samitchell79.

    After reading this website for a few months now, I’ve decided to get a cat. I told myself I wouldn’t after my last cat Seekee passed, about four months ago.

    It was that danged video of a cat begging for a hug that pushed me over the edge. I see there are some Japanese Bobtail’s available in my area.

    I have to talk my wife into the plan. That could be a problem.

    When my daughter lived at home with her two cats I got her a litter box that has rounded edges. It’s designed to roll over on it’s side, the clumped litter goes in a tray, the cleanish litter runs back into the bottom. Pull the tray and dump it in a bag and toss. Clean and disinfect once a month with one cat. Every two weeks with two. It’s the best litter box I’ve ever used, including a motorized self cleaning one that drags clumps into a compartment. Yes, somehow I wound up cleaning after her cats.

    It’s called the Omega Paw Self-Cleaning Litter Box, comes in regular and large. I have no interest or stake, I’m just a satisfied customer.

    1. Good luck with the wife-convincing, and if you prevail be sure to send Jerry a picture and brief story!

  3. Yippie, I won a copy of his latest book “An Appetite for Wonder: The Making of a Scientist”. Very cool!

  4. If Jerry Coyne were Noah, I’m sure he would have a big smile and be cuddling one of the purring kittehs, just like in the picture.

  5. Noah: “Now that the cats have eaten all the other species, I suppose the stronger cats will start eating the weaker cats. I think I will call it Noah’s Theory of Survival of the Fittest”

  6. Remember, boys and girls: for God so loved the world that he drowned each and every kitten and puppy and butterfly because he hated the world so much.


  7. Jerry, please explain why there are no Pallas cats, Andean mountain cats, sand cats,servals, caracals, ocelots, lynxes, cougars, jaguars, leopards, lions, tigers plus the many other cats with which I’m unfamiliar on the ark.

  8. I would have suggested,

    “There’s is hope for herding atheists”


    “If Noach can herd cats, then how hard can it be to herd Atheists”

  9. I remember once on my way to the car as I went to work I looked at Poochie the cat, (named by my daughter) and told him “No parties while I’m out.”

    When I came home he was lounging in the front lawn with six other cats. It was the only time I ever saw more then two cats in my yard.

  10. Same heading; different context. The other day I saw a bumper sticker showing a Darwin fish, along with the caption, “We have the fossils. We win!”

  11. Noah, how long will it take for all the other species to re-evolve from felids? We’re at the sixth generation already, and they still look like house cats!

    1. Well, evolution does predict that when a species reaches an optimized form, physiological changes will slow down or even stop.

  12. Also, I’m not sure if you’re a magnificent bastard, but I have read your book!

    (Sorry, with the Patton quote I couldn’t resist)

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