When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson

09 July 2005

Charles Darwin has a posse

Biology professor Colin Purrington at Swarthmore (we've blogged about him before - he's the "warning stickers for geology and physics textbooks" guy) is making with the stickers again...

Charles Darwin Has A Posse

Without more public displays of affection for the theories of natural selection and evolution, it is likely that more and more schools will allow or even promote the teaching of evolution "alternatives" that invoke dabbling by supernatural entities. To provide some of the needed visible support for science and reason, please consider stickering something with his image. Sure, these efforts are probably completely futile, but wouldn't you sleep better tonight knowing that you've done your part to delay our slip into Dark Ages II?

The project is, of course, an homage to the famous "Andre The Giant Has A Posse" street art campaign.

For those of you who'd like to cut to the chase and start stickering right away, download your Sheet o' Darwins right here (PDF format.)

Okay, two thoughts.

(1) We love this guy, and wish we'd had him for a professor in college... although, since he got his bachelor's degree the same year we did, I guess we just wish we had gone out drinking with him in college, or something.

(2) We are so totally going to name our next cat "Purrington," with or without the "Colin."

(Hat tip: Boing Boing.)

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