The first frame is an illustration of life being dynamic like riding a river, while reproduction without variety would be repetitive like a straight train. I’m thinking of changing these to be over-the-shoulder views though. Maybe I’ll use both vantages. The third frame is smileys going through a sieve, the next is smileys going through a series of sieves. Then the Gs running an obstacle course, and at the bottom one particle is on a pedestal, with a bunch of others dead in a pile at the base. Then the winner’s offspring will go through another long line of sieves.
And here is where that variation is vital:
it makes the population dynamic and tidal,
instead of identical, static and idle.
It’s like all of the life forms gets run through a sieve,
they compete for resources and the better ones live.
It’s a rowdy, unruly, disorganized mess,
with one simple rule that governs progress:
Success is survival and survival success.
The poor reproducers get left in the past,
while the ones that succeed make copies that last.