Science needs a symbol

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Re: Science needs a symbol

Postby RaptorRider » Mon Jan 30, 2012 5:30 pm UTC

A slightly less Anglocentric version would be: "science" typed in as many different languages as possible meshed together.

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Re: Science needs a symbol

Postby Copper Bezel » Tue Jan 31, 2012 6:22 am UTC

Yeah, I'd thinking that with a unifying design, you could do a number of language- and field-specific ones, and it comes to the same thing. Rather than just the word "science," I was thinking famous moments, like the "I think" from Darwin's notebook or Galileo's (apocryphal) "eppur si muove."
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Re: Science needs a symbol

Postby peterbjornx » Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:59 pm UTC

Winter Man wrote:
drash wrote:Always been a fan of the humble delta:


For bonus points, superimpose it over a picture of the Earth from space.

Sort of like this?

nice stargate reference :p

my idea would be to use a math or physics related symbol as most fields of science are just applied physics which is kinda applied math

like this
Physics - applied math
Chem - Applied physics
Biology - Applied chemistry
Geology - Applied physics and chem

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Re: Science needs a symbol

Postby Shivahn » Thu Feb 02, 2012 12:59 am UTC

Magnanimous wrote:
Kick wrote:I would be a fan of this:

Simply the word "science" typed. I guess that's not really a symbol though. :( In that case, I do love the simplicity of the delta.

It's also hilariously anglocentric. (Englicentric?)

That might be a problem with symbols as a whole. They're all going to be symbols because of deeper meaning in whatever cultures. That's why the lambda, delta, etc. are good in my opinion, because they are relatively broad.

But yeah, symbols are troublesome.

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