I sure hope they post some of the videos from this!!
The dreaded question. “So, what’s your Ph.D. research about?” You take a deep breath and launch into the explanation. People’s eyes begin to glaze over…
At times like these, don’t you wish you could just turn to the nearest computer and show people an online video of your Ph.D. thesis interpreted in dance form?
Now you can. And while you’re at it, you can win $1000, achieve immortal geek fame on the Internet, and be recognized by Science for your efforts.
This is Michael Behe’s chance to redeem himself!!
I have to say, the prize money is not as good as it ought to be. In the industry where I work, it’s not uncommon to drop hundreds of thousands of dollars on a pointless marketing campaign; Science could have reached out to industry for some corporate sponsorship and put up a drool-worthy purse of ducats.
Meanwhile, a blast from the past, to give an idea how ferocious the competition could get: