Sunday, November 05, 2006

Dense, Symbolist Tome

Okay, so this post won't be nearly as dense or tome-y as Moby Dick. My brother suggested I post my endorsement for one of the atheism symbols floating about at Pharyngula. AA picked the "empty set" symbol while I went for this:




I like this symbol since it could be plausibly linked to something else if you find yourself in a situation hostile to atheists. I'd say it's the logo for the Airex corporation from Wipeout:Pure. It also kind of looks like a sleeping abstract question mark.

Of course, that sort of thing may not work out for you. I just kind of like the way it looks. Feels vaguely upbeat, which is one of the things I believe PZ was going for.

16 comments:

austinatheist said...
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austinatheist said...

I was only kidding! I like the a-period for pretty much the same reasons you do. It looks like these two are front runners, along with affinity.

austinatheist said...

Oops! Looks like I deleted one comment for a typo, and the one before it by accident. I had just said:

A-period sucks! Empty set rules! Nanny-nanny-boo-boo!

Sorry. Damn my perfectionism.

Bronze Dog said...

Why must you mess up my blog. Listen, I'm going to draw a line. This side of the Internet is mine. That side is yours. Now quit touching me!

austinatheist said...

I'm not touching you! I'mmm nooot tooouuuchiiing yooouuu!

Infophile said...

The empty set makes the most sense, in my opinion. Additionally, I'm opposed to anything having to do with infinity, as it's the religiosos who go on making claims of infinite life, infinitely powerful deities, etc.

austinatheist said...

I just added a certain three letter word to my endorsement.

austinatheist said...

You better get back on the campaign trail. I just pulled a publicity stunt by republishing every favorable comment about the empty set symbol into a single comment over at PZ's.

bigdumbchimp said...

Why must you mess up my blog. Listen, I'm going to draw a line. This side of the Internet is mine. That side is yours. Now quit touching me!


I'm crying I'm laughing so hard.

I don't mind this symbol but it's gotta be black and white. The color just doesn't cut it. Also it reminds me of the symbol for Red Hat's free-ware OS, Fedora Core.

Stogoe said...

Meh. The 'affinity' just looks goofy to me. The a. is okay, but I'm choosing the natural because I am a music nerd (amongst other -nerd descriptors that apply to me, of course).

MichaelBains said...

My vote goes to the sideways a. It's just got a style the others are lacking, IMO.

I'mmm nooot tooouuuchiiing yooouuu!

Ahhhh... You're not only brothers, but brothers in charms as well. Groovy eh. LOL!

Anonymous said...

PZ is a faggot who likes to fondle monkeys.

Bronze Dog said...

Oh, how witty. I haven't heard that one since middle school.

bigdumbchimp said...

PZ is a faggot who likes to fondle monkeys.

Yay! I see the Creationists education showing through.

Lou FCD said...

eh, the girls and I went for the affinity symbol. We just stuck it up on our blogs without comment to see what would happen. Sitemeter hasn't recorded any out-clicks on it though. (We linked it to the Why I am not a Christian essay at positiveatheism.org.)