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Tue, 16 Oct 2012 13:55:00 +1100

Deakin Researcher Dr Patrick Stokes has become the most read author of a single piece on The Conversation website.

Dr Stokes’ article “No you’re not entitled to an opinion’ has had 230,297 readers and attracted 211 comments.

It has also been re-tweeted 4,500 times and liked on Facebook 37,000 times.

“It’s been phenomenal,” said the Managing Editor of The conversation, Misha Ketchell.

“That’s some audience, far bigger than what you'd usually expect publishing a one-off piece  in The Age or The Herald Sun. The article was also republished by evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins and retweeted by scientist Brian Cox, comedian Ricky Gervais and comic Tim Minchin. ”

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Deakin University is a supporter of The Conversation
Deakin University is a supporter of The Conversation
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  • Dr Stokes’ article 'No you’re not entitled to an opinion’ has had 230,297 readers and attracted 211 comments.
  • The article was also republished by evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins and retweeted by scientist Brian Cox, comedian Ricky Gervais and comic Tim Minchin.
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20th August 2012