July 3rd, 2007


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Discussion (9)¬

  1. Cheri says:

    It’s so amazingly weird that you can create such mood with such a minimalist art style.
    That’s real talent, there.

  2. Lica says:

    This story is still one of my favorite parts of the comic. I adore how it’s told through Ed’s paintings.

  3. Jay says:

    I love how it’s such great foreshadowing to a certain individual’s story told so much later in the grand scheme.

  4. Trogdog says:

    sooo, how does the tribe perpetuate down through the generations if he-is is exiled and the baby is dead? actually, a worse question is how would it do so under “normal” circumstances. which is why I never bought the whole Adam and Eve thing. well, that… and fossils.

  5. Kisame says:

    He is was exiled nameless!!!!!! Ed was nameless!!!!!!!! Naw…. Maybe? Naw….

  6. Green Zebra says:

    @Trogdog: Well, is god. Gods being like that.

  7. Elkian says:

    Ed kinda sounds like he’s He-is…

  8. Lord the 22nd says:

    Ed can’t be He-Is. Ed distinctly said he used herbs on his little one when it was hurt. He-Is’ little one was born dead and he was exiled before he could make another child.

  9. Draco Dei says:

    “actually, a worse question is how would it do so under “normal” circumstances. which is why I never bought the whole Adam and Eve thing. ”
    I think the prevailing theological theory is that the laws of genetics (and other aspects of reality) are NOT unaltered between then and now, which science pretty much requires them to be in order to reach useful conclusions.

    Another example is the Tower of Babble, which, in the most common interpretation*, seems to have had some chance of success… now we have satellites and inter-planetary (interstellar?) probes, and it hasn’t made us anything significantly closer to God in terms of power. This would lead to the idea that the rules of how Heaven, “the heavens”, and Earth connect to eachother changed.
    *The other one I’ve heard was that “tower” was actually better translated as “city”, and the sin was not spreading out to fill the Earth, but rather remaining too much in one locaton.

    Getting back to Adam and Eve: As a simpler version, perhaps God kept taking ribs (or not) and making new humans altering or creating whole-sale new genetics. I just made that up, but I think it works. The biggest challenge I can think of is why it wasn’t mentioned in the Bible, but that could be simply a matter of it not being terribly relevant to the point of the narrative, unlike Eve, which provides background on Adam trying to excuse himself by saying that his own fall was because Eve was flawed which would have been God’s fault (a poor excuse at best).