Abstracts (first author)
Visualising the development of evolutionary thought: a graphical outreach projectPDF
The general public remains confused about evolution. To prevent creationism from taking hold, there is a pressing need for both clarification and – just as importantly – inspiration. The aim of this infographic is to trace the progression of evolutionary thought from pre-Darwinian times to the present in a visually striking way. Standing at the intersection of science and art, this work shows through an innovative use of colour, text and graphics how evolution by natural selection has come to be established as the dominant force explaining the diversity of life. Our aim is to communicate the facts of evolution – but also inspire and excite – using a creative, compelling design to attract the eyes of people not normally interested in science. This poster will be made available both on request and online.