Naturally, inevitably, a new book has reduced much of Western Philosophy to a series of Tweets, which for the recently arrived Martian are short text messages that cannot exceed 140 characters.
Some are pretty funny:
Socrates: Drinking hemlock; toes tingling; legs getting numb. Maybe unexamined life worth living? Guard!
Some are pretty dumb:
Descartes: Check out the new Facebook fan page 4 my fav starchy tuber! I link there4 a yam.
And some, I have to admit, are surprisingly right-on:
Locke: Our minds @ birth are like blank slates, except 4 all the ideas, dispositions, and powers we are innately born with.
More shrink-wrapped Great Ideas here.