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Occam's Razor's

Postby Dardedar » Sat Feb 18, 2012 7:23 pm

Congratulations to Occam's Razor's and their very successful lecture event last night with Greta Christian and JT Eberhard. I counted over 125 in attendance:

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Re: Occam's Razor's

Postby juju » Sat Feb 18, 2012 8:07 pm

People drove from Tulsa, Little Rock, Conway, and Branson to attend. Pretty cool!

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Re: Occam's Razor's

Postby Dardedar » Wed Feb 22, 2012 12:57 am

Nice logo:

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(Russell's Teapot I presume...)
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Re: Occam's Razor's

Postby David Franks » Wed Feb 22, 2012 1:50 am

Darrel wrote:Nice logo:

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(Russell's Teapot I presume...)

Speaking for the visually impaired, I strongly suggest that some white highlights be added to the teapot to make it more visible. Black and red (this red, anyway) don't have enough contrast. Even if the color is actually Razorback red, highlights would improve the image.
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Re: Occam's Razor's

Postby Doug » Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:40 am

David Franks wrote:(Russell's Teapot I presume...)

Speaking for the visually impaired, I strongly suggest that some white highlights be added to the teapot to make it more visible. Black and red (this red, anyway) don't have enough contrast. Even if the color is actually Razorback red, highlights would improve the image.[/quote]

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I suggest ditching the teapot altogether. I like Russell's teapot analogy, but since few people know about it, AND the prominence of the Tea Party would readily lend itself to misinterpretation, you would probably find more people thinking that Occam's Razors is a political organization than anything else.
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Re: Occam's Razor's

Postby David Franks » Wed Feb 22, 2012 2:09 pm

Doug wrote:I suggest ditching the teapot altogether. I like Russell's teapot analogy, but since few people know about it, AND the prominence of the Tea Party would readily lend itself to misinterpretation, you would probably find more people thinking that Occam's Razors is a political organization than anything else.

Though I didn't want to meddle too much with a logo that has little to do with me, this is a good point. There are a couple of ways to address the matter. One would be to add a "slogan" at the bottom, on the lines of "Why a teapot?" or "Ask us about the teapot", which might help to engage others. Another way would be to redesign the graphic to somehow show the teapot as an object orbiting the sun.

I have to wonder: why not "Occam's Razorbacks"? And speaking of plays on the official state porcine mammal, who remembers the Razordykes?
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Re: Occam's Razor's

Postby Dardedar » Wed Feb 22, 2012 9:20 pm

David Franks wrote: ...on the lines of "Why a teapot?" or "Ask us about the teapot", which might help to engage others."


It definitely needs a name tag. "Russell's Teapot" would do it nicely.

I have to wonder: why not "Occam's Razorbacks"?


This was hashed out years ago. As I remember, the powers that own the licensing of the word "Razorback" are rather strict about its use. And if you want to make tee shirts, merchandise or a website using the word, it complicates things greatly (if you can do it at all). Roasting fundies has not yet been deemed a sporting event it seems (even though it should be). "Occam's Razor's" was actually my idea and I like it a little better than going whole hog with the standard connotation which is so associated with sports. Those who can't connect the dots, or be curious enough to look up "Occam" with the clue, shouldn't be smart enough to join anyway.
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Re: Occam's Razor's

Postby Doug » Thu Feb 23, 2012 4:09 pm

Darrel wrote:As I remember, the powers that own the licensing of the word "Razorback" are rather strict about its use.


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At the beginning of each semester, you could put up a sign with "Join Us to Welcome Occam's Razors Back!"
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Re: Occam's Razor's

Postby Dardedar » Tue Apr 17, 2012 10:16 am

LOGICON this Weekend!

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More details on their Facebook page here.
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Re: Occam's Razor's

Postby David Franks » Tue Oct 14, 2014 10:53 pm

Doug wrote:
Darrel wrote:As I remember, the powers that own the licensing of the word "Razorback" are rather strict about its use.


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At the beginning of each semester, you could put up a sign with "Join Us to Welcome Occam's Razors Back!"
Or have T-shirts printed front and back:

I Am An
Occam's
Razor
(front)

and

I Am An
Occam's
Razor
(back)
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