Friday 28 August 2009

Contest winner!

Winner of my first contest:


Bora, you will receive a signed print of Science-Chess Accomodating Religion some time in the next few weeks.

Holy Monkey that was close.

I had to call in a second judge to weigh in accuracy factors and the timing of entries. I've also already, (appropriately, I think) tweeted the winning announcement.

Here are my original ideas, and a breakdown of how Coturnix won the print:
Pieces in the back, left to right:
-Darwin's tree of life drawing
-Wave-particle duality
-Kekule's dream of an ourobouros representing the benzene ring
-Mendel's peas
-Copernican heliocentrism
-Red bishop as religion, transparent, cracked, alone and with a halo, the halo being a symbol that most religions incorporate into their visual iconography
Toppled in the foreground, left to right:
-Stem cells
-Needle representing vaccines

But dude, this was close.

Basically, by mine and my second judge's tally, Scicurious actually had all of the correct answers - but the last after contest closing at noon today. Sorry Sci! I had to draw a line.

The piece representing wave-particle duality was the toughie - some of the answers had me scurrying to look up science concepts or history I was unaware of! Anonymous-Trish had it almost bang-on, but if I am looking at the difference between Coturnix's "radioactivity" answer and Anon-Trish & James' "
Curie's theory of radioactive decay and using it for carbon dating", I chose the earlier answer.

Thanks to everyone who played along - this was fun. And I like Bora's suggestion to see this on a t-shirt. And I think I need to send Greg Laden a Mr. Bill made out of plasticine.

Thanks everyone!
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Mike Haubrich, FCD said...

This was a good contest, and thanks for holding it. Congrats to Bora.

Bora Zivkovic said...

w00t! Thank you! I am so excited (and so is the rest of the family!).

Stephanie Zvan said...

I don't mind buying a print, but what are the chances of getting it signed without carrying it halfway across the continent in January?

PixieTrish said...

it was fun! more art for our amusement please!
woot coturnix!

Glendon Mellow said...

Mike - Don't buy anything yet.

Bora! I'll get you address by email. It'll take some time to arrive here, I'll sign and ship right after.

Stephanie - that's a conundrum. Of course, there are greeting card sized ones...

Trish - you bet!

Anonymous said...

Congrats, Coturnix!! :D

Anonymous said...

Nice job on the Contest, Glendon! Hope everything is well on your end!! :)

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