Help me honor the pursuit of science and truth with tattoos!
August 3, 2009 1:27 PM Subscribe
I've been thinking of getting a tattoo for a long time, but only recently decided what would be meaningful enough to have permanently emblazoned on my body. I'd like to pay tribute to Galileo and others like him - the general concept of testing hypotheses, the power of logic and rational thinking, and not believing things just because they are the status quo. In short, Science - It Works, Bitches. What are some good quotes and symbols I can incorporate into a design?
posted by RobotNinja to Science & Nature (39 answers total) 20 users marked this as a favorite
I really like the idea of "Eppur Si Muove!", as seen here.
The design is a bit too boring for me though. I'd like to incorporate some stylized image of a famous experiment (perhaps the apocryphal dropping of objects from the Leaning Tower of Pisa). Alternatively, I'd to make some kind of ambigram of "Eppur Si Muove" with another famous quote about science/rational thought/defiance of traditional ideas in lack of evidence/etc.
Bring me your quotes in any language, design ideas, and favorite paradigm-shifting experiments, o wise MeFi!