Friday, 11 February 2011

Darwin Day contest!

Several weeks ago, I began working on a new painting for Darwin Day.  However, with other deadlines looming and and still being awestruck by the existence of my newborn son, the new Darwin painting isn't near finished. 


But let this day not go unmarked at The Flying Trilobite!  Time for a contest. 


©  Glendon Mellow 2008. 

Write something about my Darwin Took Steps image in 140 characters or less (the same size as a Twitter tweet).  It could be a fictional quote, a line of poetry, something to do with The Beagle or evolution by natural selection. Will you focus on the stairs? The beard? The tree of life?  A comical way he got a staircase on his head? A  knock-knock joke? I'll leave it fairly open-ended. Amuse me. 


Contest closes at 12:01 am eastern standard time February 13th 2011 and I'll post the winner on the blog that Sunday. Multiple entries allowed, but they cannot be a series. A whole thought in one 140 character entry.

Entries should be submitted as a comment on this post on my blog, not on my Facebook or Twitter or other rss feed related places.

The winner will receive a signed Darwin Took Steps print in snail mail. Remember, you can also order this print in a variety of ways from my online store, and a portion of the profit goes to The Beagle Project.

Merry Darwin Day!

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This contest is purely for entertainment purposes and fun.  I won't be held liable for sciencey-artsy fun under any circumstances.
The winner's print will not originate from my online store: I will make it in my studio on museum-grade paper with standard inkjet ink. 

22 comments:

Richard Carter, FCD said...

Sorry, I didn't mean to stair.

Steampunk Professor said...

Upon the heads of giants we will see yet further than we ever could on their shoulders. What new vistas will entice us from there.

Tommy said...

Lady GaGa claims “Origin of Species” inspired her latest outfit. “I think he took step classes.” she said, waving ‘The Tree’ at her fans.

Thomas Stacey-Holmes said...

Oh good, the Pope declared Science as a work of God and that includes Evolution as well! #makingstrides

Morgan Jackson said...

The biologist's stairway to heaven.

nhigh said...

Far-thinking fellow
Darwin placed atop the tree
Branch diversity

Mike Haubrich, FCD said...

"I think.." that the tree of life branches out from a common root, climbing past Paley.

Eric Heupel said...

Darwin took steps, many years ago, to unravel nature's ways. Now The Beagle continues to spark young minds to explore the land, the seas.

Adrian J. Ebsary said...

His idea paved the way, but some found themselves unwilling to ascend.his notional staircase. Those who did: awestruck, beyond description.

e_journeys said...

Preconceptions dropped away / As he stood atop Bartolome. / For Darwin, a glimpse of nature's plan: / Ascent of stairs, Descent of Man.

thedispersalofdarwin said...

Although #Darwin Took Steps, Many Further Steps Have Been Made Since in Evolutionary Biology

soniahs said...

Biology as a stairway still being built, as the tree of life still keeps growing.

Morgan Jackson said...

Progress is made by standing on the shoulders of giants; some giants provide more than their shoulders, expanding our minds with new ideas!

Arvind said...

‎"If I have seen further, it is by standing on the stairs coming out of the heads of giants."

Joseph Hewitt said...

Looking at the variety of head shapes, it seems incredible that all of these Darwins evolved from a common ancestor.

Kyle Gillespie said...

the stairway to evolution

coturnix said...

Darwin got his idea for "Descent of Man" one day when someone walked down the stairs and slid down his forehead.

ScottE said...

Crap! Uh, Darwin's cool, had a good head of stairs! On his shoulders!

Creech said...

There's a guy who’s sure trilobites really fly
And he's building a stairway to heaven.
When he gets there, he's humble even though he likes scumble
With a word he built it on Darwin's head.

Creech said...

And I think the character count on that was over 140, but oh well. Figured I'd post it anyway, maybe you'll enjoy it, even if it doesn't count.

Lou FCD said...

"The Theory of Evolution isn't just a step up from Special Creation. It's the whole flight."

Glendon Mellow said...

Thanks everyone! Working on choosing the winner, brilliant stuff. No worries there about the length Creech or where they ended up. It's just easier for me not to forget an entry if they're all on the blog.

Winner announced soon!

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