Evolution Essay Contest (for OK students only)

Well Im glad you all have been having fun while I zipped up to MO for the weekend 😛

Cool news for Oklahoma college students!

Explain Why Darwin’s Views Remain So Important Today.

Deadline: 15 August 2009. Maximum Length: 500 words. Submit essays to: essaycontest@ou.edu. Open to all college students in Oklahoma. Essays will be judged on originality and quality of writing by a panel consisting of individuals selected by the Darwin 2009 Steering Committee. Winners will be announced by a ceremony on the 150th anniversary of the publication of Darwin’s Origin of Species in November 2009.

Prizes: Books provided by the University of Oklahoma Press and University of Chicago Press, cash prizes from Sigma Xi, invitations to tour the History of Science Collection at OU and to be photographed holding a rare first edition copy of the Origin of Species.

Funding in part from the Society for the Study of Evolution. Organized in conjunction with the Darwin 2009 events at the University of Oklahoma

500 words? Thats just a blog post (assuming you arent Orac hehe!) Go for it, college kids!

(H/T Oklahomans for Excellence in Science Education)


  1. #1 BAllanJ
    February 11, 2009

    Are you going to enter? If you do it in LOLspeak, does LOL count as one word or three?

  2. #2 Aseem
    February 11, 2009

    Just wait till UD goes BAWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW JEBUS OUR BUTT IT HURTS and some cretin society organizes a similar contest on cretinshitism.

  3. #3 minimalist
    February 11, 2009

    I think creationist societies do nothing but hold those sort of contests, Aseem. That’s where all their “cutting-edge” research comes from. 😉

  4. #4 Prometheus
    February 11, 2009

    “Explain Why Darwin’s Views Remain So Important Today.”

    Because his views helps us understand Satan’s plans for worldwide amoral orgiastic gay pedofilic genocidal sodomite sport murder and litterbuggery.

    Because he allows us to express our argumentative abilities in evangelism with probing questions like “How come we don’t talk monkey then?”

    Because if you put a copy of “The Variation of Animals and Plants under Domestication” in a paper shredder and soak it with the blood of the unbaptized, Mammon will appear and give you the winning lottery number.

    422 words to go. Gotta find a kid to shill if for me.

    Does the title count?

    Can I just dump in all the begats in Leviticus?

    What source would I cite for begats?

    I have questions.

  5. #5 Eddie Janssen
    February 11, 2009


  6. #6 Prometheus
    February 11, 2009

    Eddie Janssen wrote:


    We have a winner!

  7. #7 Stewy.cvl
    February 12, 2009

    Read his bulletins… he is a moron. How could a mensa member have such horrible logic? Theres more than one fallacy in each and every one of his email bulletins.

  8. #8 Stewy.cvl
    February 12, 2009

    woops… wrong comments section (I was talking about that tool you are “debating”)

  9. #9 Dustin
    February 12, 2009

    500 words? What is this, Facebook?

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