Now that’s a tee-shirt!

November 18, 2012 • 12:26 am

Yep, that’s Darwin, with all the graphics made from bunch of real text from The Origin. It’s a Kickstarter project by Danny Fein, and you can get one of these (or Gatsby, Alice in Wonderland, or Moby Dick) by donating at least $30 at the link. Note, though, that you won’t get bupkes unless Danny gets a total pledge of at least $15,000; and, with 28 days left, there’s $12,000 to go.

The process (named “Litographs”), as shown in the link’s video, is quite complicated, for the words have to be legible. Here’s an enlargement from the Alice shirt:

You can also get posters, some of which have the entire text of the books.

Here’s the Darwin poster, which is lovely:

The biggest posters contain the entire text of a book, and these are available:

On the Origin of Species, Emma, Leaves of Grass, Moby Dick, The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci, This Side of Paradise, Les Miserables, Pride and Prejudice, The Aeneid, The Odyssey, The Iliad, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Three Musketeers, The Mysterious Island, The Kama Sutra, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Don Quixote, The Republic, Newton’s Opticks, A Tale of Two Cities, and Walden.

You’ll be the envy of all your friends (well, as least the nerdy ones) with your Darwin tee-shirt, so help Danny out!

h/t: Chris

11 thoughts on “Now that’s a tee-shirt!

  1. Yep, jest the thang to wear in certain enclaves east of the Mississippi and south of the Mason-Dixon.

    “You’ll be the envy of all your friends (well, as least the nerdy ones . . . .”

    Just curious – what descriptor (other than “non-nerdy”) does one use to identify those of whom one will not be the envy?

    1. Sorry, but the misguided lucubrations of a religion zealot about evolution don’t interest me in the least. For one thing, I don’t believe that Ayala said what he is reputed to say about neo-Darwinism being dead: he’s published many books and papers about neo-Darwinism being alive and well. But why on earth are you alerting me to this odious creationist? Do you like what he says?

      1. I don’t believe what he says, but (too) many people do; and that’s why it’s important that naturalistic scientists publicly object to the assertions of “odious creationists” such as Craig. I know that you’ve been doing so for years. I also know that this often means preaching to deaf ears. For people such as Craig will uphold their faith at any cost. But there are other religious people whose minds aren’t closed to scientific arguments and who are willing to listen and learn. So critical public responses to Craig’s (or other theistic philosophers’) talks and texts aren’t futile.

        1. Getting back on-topic, rumor has it that William Lane Craig is marketing a line of straitjackets displaying the entire King James bible.

  2. I don’t support anything which juxtaposes Darwin with a modern chimpanzee because it plays right into creationist hands.

    The creationists have already abused Darwin by portraying him as a chimpanzee, and since we did not descend from modern chimpanzees, the obvious suggestion that we did implied in these posters, shirts and similar illustrations is simply wrong.

    We don’t know what the animal looked like which gave rise to both our lineage and that of the chimpanzees. It may well have looked like a modern chimpanzee, but we don’t know, and I am certainly not in the business of giving creationists any more ammunition than they’re already stealing for their selves.

    1. I can understand your sentiments.

      Do you have a specific, positive recommendation? Are there any graphics which would not offend creationists’ delicate sensibilities and presumably give them ammunition?

      How about simply graphics comparing the ears, opposable thumbs and fingernails of humans and chimps and other primates?

      If that’s too much, how about an image of that pair of chromosomes that became fused in humans but not in chimps (re: Kenneth Miller’s book) Or would that just go over willfully-ignorant creationist heads?

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