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Offline Eiskrystal

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« Reply #15 on: February 07, 2007, 11:25:53 AM »
I was thinking of maybe adding a triangle (top point starting from the middle of the petals) so it looked like a windmill instead of a flower.
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« Reply #16 on: February 07, 2007, 12:54:40 PM »
Simple swastica solution:

Add a fifth petal.

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« Reply #17 on: February 07, 2007, 01:09:04 PM »
Proposing a two-dimensional symbol of a four-dimensional object?  I fear it would be fodder for the critics - "they believe in something that's never been seen, and by their own admission can not be seen."
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« Reply #18 on: February 07, 2007, 03:05:24 PM »
I have always liked the idea of a candle, or some other sign that implies enlightenment.  Illumination, reading....


An even cooler idea is that each group of skeptics could have their own coat of arms.  This would avoid the problem of everyone seemingly having to conform.  When at a large gathering like TAM a person could look out at the crowd and identify them them:

"My lord Randy, there is Dawkins at the head of his column under the Golden Darwinfish rampant on a field of green.  To his right is Sam Harris, his standard bearer is carrying his device, the lighthouse and the the sea harried rock on blue and white chessboard.  To Tom's right,  beneath the flame of reason and bird strangling monkey ascendant  is the NESS group..."
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« Reply #19 on: February 07, 2007, 03:30:38 PM »
Arrrggh, no symbol!

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« Reply #20 on: February 07, 2007, 03:32:29 PM »
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Arrrggh, no symbol!

Organizing skeptics/atheists is like herding cats! By definition, we're independent, and free thinkers.


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« Reply #21 on: February 07, 2007, 03:36:23 PM »
What's wrong with FSM?
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« Reply #22 on: February 07, 2007, 03:39:16 PM »
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What's wrong with FSM?


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« Reply #23 on: February 08, 2007, 06:13:26 AM »
You can buy some cool symbols here: http://www.evolvefish.com/fish/emblems.html

For example:





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« Reply #24 on: February 08, 2007, 10:48:15 AM »
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Organizing skeptics/atheists is like herding cats! By definition, we're independent, and free thinkers.


So, you think our symbol should be a Herd of Cats?

 8)

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« Reply #25 on: February 08, 2007, 11:57:11 AM »
Those fish symbols are great i'm sure, but are about evolution, not skepticism.

I already suggested how each person can do their own thing by having a common theme but making whatever changes they want.

His Noodly Honor was started as a joke against ID. A stand-alone symbol would be better. One that stands for an objective viewpoint, not a viewpoint based on lack of belief in something else. If you see what I mean.

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« Reply #26 on: February 08, 2007, 04:52:23 PM »
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Organizing skeptics/atheists is like herding cats! By definition, we're independent, and free thinkers.


So, you think our symbol should be a Herd of Cats?

 8)


Yes!!

In seriousness though, how about a symbol that represents the independence and free thinking of a skeptic? I'm not artistic, so I have no idea what that could be.
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« Reply #27 on: February 09, 2007, 12:02:48 AM »
I'm getting ready to work up some logo ideas for a client, so I did this as a 15 minute warmup.

I like it because it symbolizes both questions and ideas (which can also mean answers). It also has a "Brights" connotation as well, which can be good and bad.



Anyway, this is my first post to this forum. Hi everyone! I've been lurking for a few weeks, and far too busy with work to post anything until now.
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« Reply #28 on: February 09, 2007, 01:44:30 AM »
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I have always liked the idea of a candle, or some other sign that implies enlightenment.  Illumination, reading....


I like the candle idea also.  In addition to the above, it alludes to "science as a candle in the dark" as well, which seems an appropriate Sagan tribute.
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« Reply #29 on: February 09, 2007, 01:50:05 AM »
How about this guy?


Or this thing?
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