The Theos think tank invites entries in a competition to summarise The Origin of Species in a tweet: Darwin’s Origin of Species evolves to a Tweet. Whether this turns out to be a good thing is probably rather moot! Theos say:
Fans of Britain’s most famous scientist are being asked to encapsulate the over 600-page seminal work into 140-character tweets on the popular Twitter website. The competition comes ahead of tomorrow’s (Tuesday) 150th anniversary of the publication of the book, which sets out Darwin’s theory of evolution.
The Origins twittercomp was actually announced on 20th November, but it didn’t cross my radar till just now. The Theos article also punts their recent report, being the fourth and final report in the Theos Rescuing Darwin series: Doubting Darwin. It’s succeeded, I just downloaded it and will take a look.
One final comment: how does one enter the competition?
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