From: Marnen Laibow-Koser (email@example.com)
Date: Fri Sep 28 2007 - 22:08:54 CDT
On Sep 28, 2007, at 9:01 PM, William J Poser wrote:
>> And I wonder why you would need to hide it. Because of some US =
>> "churches" that spread antidarwinism, reject evolution (against
>> all scientists) and even militate against teaching it in US schools?
>> Do you fear antievolutionists in US so much that you'd need to
>> use mystic symbols to defend science?
> I'm not sure how "hiding" came up. The Darwin fish is used, primarily
> on bumper stickers, by people of scientific orientation who are
> opposed to Christian antievolutionism.
My guess is that Philippe's point was that the Christian fish was
originally a secret sign (because of Roman persecution); a similar
situation doesn't apply for the Darwin fish today. I'm not sure
that's relevant to encoding, though.
My favorite use of these things was on the car of a friend of mine.
He was a church organist and a biology professor, and had a Christian
fish on one corner of his car, and a Darwin fish on the other.
Now, the *real* April Fool's joke would be someone proposing CTHULHU
FISH SYMBOL (yes, I've seen them!)...
-- Marnen Laibow-Koser firstname.lastname@example.org
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