Science-Chess Accommodating Religion by Glendon Mellow

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“I’m thinking scientific accommodation of religion is akin to letting someone take your King’s Rook off the board because you’re winning.” – Glendon Mellow 2009

This painting was originally created due to a Twitter tweet I made, inspired by the writing of Jerry Coyne, Ophelia Benson, PZ Myers, Mike Haubrich, Stephanie Zvan and Richard Dawkins, and others.

I am having a contest at my blog, The Flying Trilobite to identify all the pieces. You could win a signed print! Blog comments only to qualify. I will update this space with a link to the contest, and later to the winner.

Glendon Mellow – Testing the hypothesis people crave surreal scientific illustrations.

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  • bevanimage
    bevanimageover 5 years ago

    You are quite right, and this is a clever evocation of the process, Glendon. Frankly you put the situation much too politely! Wonderful painting, and lots of fun identifying the “pieces”.

  • Thank you so much! And wow you’re fast – I’m still adding it to my BubbleSite!

    I’ll have it up on my blog later this weekend, methinks.

    – Glendon Mellow

  • Ushna Sardar
    Ushna Sardarover 5 years ago

    Awesome work!

  • Woo-hoo! Thanks Ushna!

    – Glendon Mellow

  • Colleen Milburn
    Colleen Milburnover 5 years ago

    Wow. Brilliant work, Glendon – superb.

  • Thank you Colleen!

    – Glendon Mellow

  • RavenSoul
    RavenSoulover 5 years ago

    Wonderful work!

  • Thanks Raven Soul!

    – Glendon Mellow

  • Ash Sivils
    Ash Sivilsover 5 years ago

    Great work!

  • I bow to a master. Thanks, Ash!

    – Glendon Mellow

  • S .
    S .over 5 years ago

    awesome … great artwork .. love the concept too

  • Glendon Mellow
    Glendon Mellowover 5 years ago

    Thanks Shoaib! The contest worked out great too.

  • Mynybee
    Mynybeeabout 5 years ago

    interesting piece… what about the pawns? long gone I’d assume :)

  • Ha! Pawns, hmm….perhaps one of the pieces there is a pawn? Or would the pawns simply be the scientific method…

    – Glendon Mellow

  • MedILS
  • Carol and Mike Werner
    Carol and Mike...over 3 years ago

    Fascinating work, Glendon . . .

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