We here at Thesislink have noticed a recent trend towards summing up complex doctoral theses as briefly as possible.
Some of my personal favourites include:
“Nanoparticles are weird and I accidentally made a bomb and electrocuted myself.” By M33
“A 100-page think piece about think pieces.” [Source]
“Dead birds were really sexy. Before they were dead, that is.” [Source]
This trend is a little like 3 Minute Thesis, in which you have to boil your thesis down to a 3 minute talk with one slide. Except this makes 3 minutes seem positively expansive.
After a lot of soul-searching, I think my dumbed-down thesis title would be:
“Genetic engineering could produce superhumans, but fiction is all like, nah… probably not.”
Phew, that is shorter than my actual thesis title! But surprisingly hard to write.
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