Is “Hooking Up with Tila Tequila” Destined to Change Humankind for the Better?

May 11, 2010

From the ancient Greek philosophers to modern DNA scientists, our knowledge of the Universe has grown and evolved, helping us better society and improve our quality of life.

The graph below plots some of the major publications from the last 400 years. As can be seen, there is a clear downward trend in the age of the author, when they publish. Can we use this trend to identify which modern publications might have a significant impact on our understanding of human behaviour? If so, it seems that Tila Tequila’s book, “Hooking Up with Tila Tequila” falls slap-bang directly on this trend-line.

Take that, Dawkins.

The Most Important Publications Since 1600

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Source Data

Publication Author Year Author Age
Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems Galileo Galilei 1632 68
Principia Isaac Newton 1687 44
Opticks Isaac Newton 1704 61
Experiments and Observations on Electricity Benjamin Franklin 1751 45
Celestial Mechanics Pierre-Simon Laplace 1799 50
On the Origin of Species Charles Darwin 1859 50
Das Kapital Karl Marx 1867 49
The Division of Labour in Society Émile Durkheim 1893 35
Relativity: The Special and General Theory Albert Einstein 1916 37
The Selfish Gene Richard Dawkins 1976 35
Heart to Heart Britney Spears 2000 19
Hooking Up with Tila Tequila Tila Tequila 2008 27
Miles to Go Miley Cyrus 2009 17
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One Response to “ Is “Hooking Up with Tila Tequila” Destined to Change Humankind for the Better? ”

  1. LoveintheDumps on June 9, 2010 at 8:25 pm

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