The Original March For Science Symbol

Here’s what the original March for Science symbol looked like (HT: Dhay):

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The web page used to say:

Isn’t science apolitical?

Yes. Scientists, however are not. The march is non-partisan, however it is intended to have an impact on policy makers.

Well, nothing says “non-partisan” like a clenched, left fist. lol-with-emoji

 

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5 Responses to The Original March For Science Symbol

  1. unclesporkums says:

    In other words “Force their will on..”

  2. Kevin says:

    Assuming they achieved their goals, would we wind up with a progressive technocracy in which only progressive-aligned science could be performed, and any unapproved studies would be energetically attacked and suppressed?

    I’m assuming that demographic quotas would also have to be established so as to ensure that groups which traditionally aren’t represented well in scientific fields are artificially granted the status of scientific success, so the quality of the science would necessarily decrease. I’m also wondering how science would resolve the conflict between feminists who blame men for the problems of the world, and the transgender movement that insists being a man or a woman has nothing to do with one’s body. Science would simultaneously have to figure out how to ensure women are not held down by men while lacking any objective tools to be able to tell who was a man and who was a woman. I suspect that we would develop a new class of people in such a reparative society, formerly straight “cisgender” men who suddenly identify as lesbians and are therefore themselves women attracted to women, but who like to dress and act in a masculine fashion. Suddenly there are no men left, and feminism has achieved its goal of female empowerment – if everyone’s a woman, it is the ultimate expression of empowerment, right?

    Right.

  3. Dhay says:

    The original March for Science symbol, reproduced above, is strikingly non-striking: I couldn’t see the clenched fist to start with, parts of the outline are missing and the same ochre is used for hand colour (foreground) and background, which merge; so I spent an intent few seconds trying to puzzle out that presumably foreground incomplete black shape — was it a flying witch, a cockerel, or what. Not eye-catching.

    Then there’s the colours: mediocre shades of dull. Not eye-catching.

    Whoever designed that original logo lacks competence in graphic design.

    *

    As regards the new logo, is it just me or does it look rather similar to any number of symbols for ‘atheist’ — Google it — and to those used by many atheists as their personal logos online.

  4. Doug says:

    @Dhay,
    The fact that many atheists justify their position under the banner of science is not news.
    That is, the symbol has never been a symbol for ‘atheist’… unless we mistakenly permit it to become so.

  5. stcordova says:

    I learned something today about the clenched left fist.

    http://www.educationviews.org/communist-pedigree-clenched-fist-salute/

    “Riots, protests, demonstrations, rallies; pick the issue — police brutality, racism, Occupy Wall Street, oil and gas fracking, minimum-wage legislation, education funding, etc. — it’s a sure bet a certain symbol will be ever-present.

    When Baltimore erupted in flames, riots, and looting, the “protesters” — from unknown teens to infamous agitators — prominently displayed the clenched-fist salute. The same clenched fist appeared on rally posters and banners, along with “#BlackLivesMatter” and “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot!” Malik Zulu Shabazz, the hate-spewing former head of the New Black Panther Party (and current national president of Black Lawyers for Justice) conspicuously employed the clenched fist salute while leading chants and rallies in Baltimore. (See picture below.) It was a repeat of the violence-promoting rallies that exploited the “racial justice” theme and fomented racial turmoil nationwide following the Trayvon Martin shooting in Florida and the Michael Brown police shooting in Missouri.

    In Ferguson, Missouri, black rioters and looters went on a rampage, spurred on by the media, which falsely portrayed Michael Brown as “the gentle giant,” another unarmed young black man shot down in cold blood by a white police officer, according to the media storyline. Protesters took to the streets with their clenched fists raised, led by the professional organizers of the Black Lives Matter movement, the New Black Panther Party, the Communist Party USA, and the Revolutionary Communist Party (RCP).

    Black protesters with their clenched fists raised in the air were photographed and displayed on the cover of Revolution, the official newspaper of the Revolutionary Communist Party. Elaborating about the many “great things that are happening” in the Communist Party USA, party chairman John Bachtell told Gawker.com in an interview, posted on August 15, 2015, “Black Lives Matter has played an important role.” This is not surprising, since, as The New American has reported, the co-creators of the #BlackLivesMatter slogan that suddenly appeared on posters, T-shirts, Tweets, and protest banners are Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza, and Opal Tometi, three radical lesbian Marxists who identify themselves as “queer Black women” and who idolize former Communist Party leader Angela Davis and communist terrorist/cop-killer Assata Shakur.”

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