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EXPELLED Sticker Contest

In my last post, I mentioned the prospect that THE DESIGN OF LIFE would, with the help of our Darwinist friends, become a companion volume to Ben Stein’s EXPELLED: NO INTELLIGENCE ALLOWED (www.expelledthe movie.com — check out also www.getexpelled.com).

In the event that THE DESIGN OF LIFE becomes such a companion volume, a colleague sent me a sticker that could be put on it. Here is that sticker:

EXPELLED Sticker

I like it, but frankly I think we can do better. I’m therefore offering a $100 prize to anyone who can come up with a better sticker (receipt of payment for the prize cedes copyright to me). The sticker needs to be posted online as a jpeg with a link in the comments to this thread. For now, the sticker should only publicize EXPELLED (explicit connection with DoL as a companion volume can be done later). The contest extends through February 12th, 2008 — Darwin’s birthday and the official release date of EXPELLED.

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21 Responses to EXPELLED Sticker Contest

  1. $100!!! All of those books you sell and $100 is all your gonna offer- well im gonna send you an intelligent design so good you’ll pay me $1000 for it.

    Also real quick- on the issue of books- Why dont you have The Design of Life advertised on this web page?I think that would be a good idea.

  2. sorry- i mean on the web “site”= like on the right hand side-

  3. I have placed a computer loaded with Adobe Photoshop in a cage full of monkeys. When exactly is the contest deadline?

  4. LOL russ!!!

  5. I have placed a computer loaded with Adobe Photoshop in a cage full of monkeys. When exactly is the contest deadline?

    GOOD ONE!!!!!!!!

  6. LOL russ! I think the monkeys will need hammers to hit enough keys simultaneously on the computer to facilitate good image variations in the allotted time.

  7. “I have placed a computer loaded with Adobe Photoshop in a cage full of monkeys. When exactly is the contest deadline?”

    Russ, this reminds me of an argument I had with a Darwinist friend of mine who employed the monkeys and works of Shakespeare argument. I asked him if the universe wouldn’t first get packed with copies of the works of Dr. Seus leaving no room for Shakespeare. Your monkeys will probably win the Highlights for Children drawing contest several times before they win this one.

  8. Hahahahahahahahahaha

    Russ, you’re a funny guy.

  9. Russ,

    That gave me a good laugh, so much so I had to stop lurking. It deserves a cartoon by itself.

    It deserves its own documentary for research value.

    First, you should apply for a grant, say, oh 2-3 million to get started. For the study of RM&NS over time in as Impromtu Neuronet Synaptic mutations for Creative Functionality of Bumper Sticker writers.

    Call it “Breaking the Edge of Bumper Sticker Evolution” Have the usual Darwinian Bluto bleaters sign-off on it as reputable research with “possible” far reaching consequences to the betterment of mankind. Money in the Bank!

    You will need at least 4 nubile Darwinian grad worshippers… er, umm, “science” students on hand to establish 24×7 watch, monitoring equipment, software monitoring of keyboard and drawing actions, and practiacal services of power supply, food, mucho beer and wine for any writers block, maybe some medicinal hemp, do the research experiment in California, and some Planet of the Ape actors in costume maybe to act as muses for your Chimpanzee writers.

    This could possibly kill two, maybe three birds with one stone.

    1) Win a $100 for the eXpelled bumper sticker
    2) Publish your research findings in the Chimpanzee Nature Guide
    3) Break the Writers Union strike, replacing striking writers with Chimpanzees.

    Imagine the evolutionary possibilities, think like Larry Moran if you will with regards to “possible pathways.” You could hire out contracting ChimpWriters-R-Us to Jon Stuart, Colbert, Bill Maher and others. Who knows, maybe their schtick will improve as a result. Seeing how some work is sub-sapien to begin with.

    Just imagine the possibilities. As the Chimpanzee writers evolve you could build the next Apple, MicroSoft and IBM all for the cost of imported bananas from China.

    Cha-ching! All for having faith in and “imagining” the improbable can be “possible” meme.

    I’d start seeking investment angels now before word gets out on the street.

    Chuckles…

    Between the dog-pig, rat-deer to whale stories and Russ, this mornings reading has been a hoot.

    Imagine all the possibilities, that is all we are lacking, lol. They should invent a new field, combine humor with history, call it Humstory.

    As in that’s one Hummmm Dinger of a Darwinian Story! Got any more? ;-)

  10. [OFF TOPIC:]

    Merry Christmas, and may God bless everyone (including the Darwinian trolls (they neeed it the most)).

    Have a happy new year and my best wishes for a great new year.

  11. Dr. Dembski, expert in the recognition of tightly integrated intelligent designs that exhibit both specified and irreducible complexity, says:

    “For now, the sticker should only publicize EXPELLED (explicit connection with DoL as a companion volume can be done later).”

    If you’re looking for a definition of ironic, there it is!

  12. It came to me as in a dream – a vision. A great pool of bubbling mud, with what looks like a great eruption or boil arising in the middle. Behold, a miracle! – the head and shoulders of great Darwin himself arising from this center within the fetid primordial mass.

  13. According to my Thermal Physics book, the monkey would require 10^165,000 years to complete the task. Seriously. The monkey thing is a known hoax. Check the authors: Kittel and Kroemer. But then, what do physicists and mathematicians know about the fact of evolution?

  14. Expelled – get it?

  15. I put it on an image host. What do you think?

    http://img2.freeimagehosting.n.....4df729.jpg

  16. Russ:

    You got me — I had to get up and walk around while trying to suppress the chuckles, instead of fall over at the PC desk! (I have a sleeping family to be concerned over . . . complete with a budding Kairosfocus, Jr.)

    Dr Dembski:

    Can I make my randomly programmed nanobots in a vat play the game too?

    Robo:

    I guess the nanobots would take about the same time to complete the task as the monkeys!

    (I fondly recall once winning a copy of Kittel’s Thermal Physics as a prize, duly signed off by my HOD, Physics; now, sadly, unaccountably missing from my stacks of books. I see this great little book has got the ultimate accolade: being issued in an edition with a support author, like Copi’s Logic, another real classic in my collection. Has Kittel “re-tired” to U of Hawaii too? I think the experiment should be done in Hawaii or better yet in a Caribbean location. Our grad students look even better, and our rum packs more punch than mere beer [Red Stripe though I hear is excellent]. As to J’can Sensi, I need not say another word than just mention the hallowed name. Hey, over in Barbados, we even got the monkeys living wild if that’s what you want. I used to wave hello to them as we went down a path on a cliff-side to a favourite surf fishing spot up in St Lucy. By the way, they’s got great aim if you pelt at them with mangoes. They can hit you back, dead centre.)

    H’mm: Here’s my vision for that sticker:

    A couple of 10^165,000 year old Bajan Green Monkeys, typing at a suitably futuristic keyboard, with ole Uncle Charlie hi’self emerging volcano-dome “loike” from the Mud in a 3-d colour hologrpahic display, with the key words wreathing him and the monkeys . . .Nubile grad students [how many generations into the research project . . .?] with note pads and spliffs looking on, optional . . . as is an evolving ascending chain of monkey-used PC’s up to the holo display version . . .

    And, nope, this is not a spliff dream . . .

    Have a great Advent Season [my version on "Season's Greetings!"], every one!

    GEM of TKI

  17. 17

    For post 15, it should probably read (instead of expulsion note) Expulsion Form (like a detention form). The last sentence should read, “Visit the dean at http://www.expelledthemovie.com for more information” (don’t know if you want to add the words, “for more information.”). The background color should be like that of a typical detention / expulsion form in high school.

  18. Bettareckonize: I was wondering what direction one might go with this and I think you are going in the right direction. Something like “Another banned book” might be another way to put it.

  19. russ (18)

    Bettareckonize: I was wondering what direction one might go with this and I think you are going in the right direction. Something like “Another banned book” might be another way to put it.

    I’ve been trying to post but my posts keep awaiting moderation. Anywhoo, I think it should look like your typical high school detention / expulsion form that students get when they receive a detention or when they get expelled. The top should read, “Expulsion Form” and the bottom should read, “Visit the dean at http://www.expelledthemovie.com for more information” or something like that. Maybe at the bottom they could have a signature of the dean or someone who authorized or initiated the expulsion (a signature of Ben Stein or a fake one of Charles Darwin might be funny or someone else). Basically, go to your average high school, get your average expulsion note (or find a high school with a funny expulsion note) and stick something on it that says this book is expelled. Make it look like your typical expulsion note from high school.

  20. The expulsion form may even ask for the parent’s signature (like detention forms do) to be returned back to the district so that the parent can know what a horrible thing the student/book author did.

  21. Hi Bill,
    here is my sticker proposal! Greetings from Germany. I wish all at UD a belated Merry Christmas and a great New Years.

    tb

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