Simon and Gould really don’t agree with each other about evolution! Just some background. In Wonderful Life, Stephen Jay Gould presented some views on evolution that were a little “out there.”
A few years ago, Simon Conway Morris (who is featured heavily in Wonderful Life) challenged Gould’s views in Crucible of Creation, presenting a few views of his own that could also be considered a little “out there.”
That’s the basis for this comic. In case you didn’t realize, the characer of Gould is based on Stephen Jay Gould, and Simon is based on Simon Conway Morris.