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Offline Quetzalcoatl

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As far as I know, there is no symbol that is typically associated with skepticism. As a comparison, humanism has the Happy Human, and atheism has various forms of the letter "A" often used by atheist organizations and groups. Libertarians like the Statue of Liberty.

What do you think would be an appropriate symbol for skepticism? To be assoicated with skepticism?
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I feel like just the roller skates qualifies for WTF?
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A stick figure version of this (source);



Or equivalent imagery.

http://cdn-r2.unilad.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/13301UNILAD-imageoptim-jackass-3d-buffalo-attack-14-9-10-kc.jpg

That showed up as nothing at first, so I assumed that was your point. Until I quoted you.

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common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.

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An eye?  Clarity of thought, clarity of perception
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An eye?  Clarity of thought, clarity of perception

ooooh how about an eye on a pyramid??

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I could swear that we had this exact thread once before.
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An eye?  Clarity of thought, clarity of perception

ooooh how about an eye on a pyramid??

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Historically, the name usually refers to the Bavarian Illuminati, an Enlightenment-era secret society founded on 1 May 1776. The society's goals were to oppose superstition, obscurantism, religious influence over public life and abuses of state power.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Illuminati
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An eye?  Clarity of thought, clarity of perception

ooooh how about an eye on a pyramid??

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Historically, the name usually refers to the Bavarian Illuminati, an Enlightenment-era secret society founded on 1 May 1776. The society's goals were to oppose superstition, obscurantism, religious influence over public life and abuses of state power.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Illuminati
He knows what he was doing...
I also posted a reply with an illuminati eye and now it's gone!!! Conspiracy!
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I'd opt for looking glass.

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I'd opt for looking glass.

I don't get it  ???

Look at your own faults before you judge others ???

I'd think a magnifying glass or a microscope would be more appropriate.
A sceptic should look at themselves and their own thought processes, but also question everything they see around them.


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I'd opt for looking glass.

I don't get it  ???

Look at your own faults before you judge others ???

I'd think a magnifying glass or a microscope would be more appropriate.
A sceptic should look at themselves and their own thought processes, but also question everything they see around them.

https://www.google.com/search?q=looking+glass+symbol&espv=2&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&sqi=2&ved=0ahUKEwjHg57EupPTAhUH42MKHdpaAkgQ_AUIBigB&biw=1920&bih=954

Another term for "looking glass" is "magnifying glass".

I guess that's not true, but I did mean magnifying glass and when I image searched the term it showed the symbol I meant.
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I realise that this comment was tongue-in-cheek, but I think it's important to say that I would be very hesitant to endorse any particular person as being symbolic of anything I felt strongly about. The dangers are just too great.

 

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