Recent content by dawidi

  1. dawidi

    Is there a brand logo for natural science?

    selfAdjoint: This looks almost like a collection of "Stargate" glyphs to me. Somewhere else Google finds that "In twenty-four theorems, Dee attempts to condense the whole of occult knowledge into a single comprehensive symbol. ..." which is quite what I'm aiming at - except for "natural...
  2. dawidi

    Is there a brand logo for natural science?

    I never heard of that. got a url for more info? what bugs me about the logo is that it is so complicated. maybe we should use only the H2O glyph? that would solve the "why four forces"-problem FZ mentioned. it would still show that we can measure molecular structures and stuff... and I think...
  3. dawidi

    The perfect world

    a perfect world for all beings in it? i'd say the closest approximation of that would be a planet with one single person on it. no wars for territories, no crusades, probably enough food, and Robinson would spend his time just to do the necessary things to survive. sure, it would be pretty...
  4. dawidi

    Everything is a Computer

    I'd say the brain is a computer, but it has a different implementation. and maybe we use it pretty ineffectively. For example, we solve equations by transforming them to high-level objects which we can "compute" - like the sound of "three", the glyph representation of sixty-nine or a variable...
  5. dawidi

    Is there a brand logo for natural science?

    you definitely got a point there.... I once had a version with the elmag and weak force glyphs together in one circle, but it just didn't look right, and you know, they are different forces even though they seem to have been together until shortly after the "horrendous space kablooie". well...
  6. dawidi

    Is there a brand logo for natural science?

    is there a "brand logo" for natural science? I had posted an earlier version of this somewhere on this forum sometime ago, but in order as not to make things too easy for you, I'm now posting this thing again. So guess what this is! :smile: Whenever I watch movies like "Contact", or also in...
  7. dawidi

    A symbol for scientific knowledge?

    you're right about the water molecule... somehow nobody recoginzes these four dots as the four free outer electrons (we normally write them as two short lines). i hope the 107° bonding angle will allow any educated "alien" to identify this as dihydrogen monoxide. water is in the center for...
  8. dawidi

    A symbol for scientific knowledge?

    good idea ... atoms are part of my symbol as well, in case anyone noticed it
  9. dawidi

    A symbol for scientific knowledge?

    @halcyon: you're getting a bit closer... @FZ+: "QM" ? Quantum Mechanics? "categorising science into blobs on sticks" and that - hmmm... once you find out what I meant the four corners to be, you'll see that we'd only need sticks pointing out from the four circles. as far as my scientific...
  10. dawidi

    A symbol for scientific knowledge?

    huh? who are you talking to? i made a new (and hopefully less ambiguous) version of the picture: http://home.arcor.de/dawidi/misc/guess2.png hope it gets clearer now
  11. dawidi

    A symbol for scientific knowledge?

    i know that it's unlikely we'll ever need this sort of communication. however i think contemplating about this stuff may help us find out more about the way we think and creates an interesting "outside" perspective.
  12. dawidi

    A symbol for scientific knowledge?

    you're right about the top right one, a planet orbiting the sun (or a craft orbiting a planet)... but the others are something different again... i'll post the (intended) interpretation as soon as i have some more creative opinions from other users... that's what i said above: equations...
  13. dawidi

    A symbol for scientific knowledge?

    hmmm... the ancient greeks might have displayed their "scientific status" by this means, yes... but addition is a bit too simple to characterize our current knowledge, don't you think? no, not sperm and egg. i do see this as a possible interpretation, but the intended one is much more general.
  14. dawidi

    A symbol for scientific knowledge?

    I was wondering how it could be possible to make some other ("sci-fi" thinking, I know...) intelligent lifeform aware of human knowledge and scientific status by means of a symbol or something - assuming of course that this other lifeform can interpret two-dimensional vector graphics as a means...
Top