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Dave W.
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Posted - 03/20/2012 :  14:32:58  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Debbie Walker has a nice post up about the difference she sees between little-a atheism and big-A Atheism. Ties in nicely with A week on Facebook, which still has a few days left this year.

Here's a big-A graphic if anyone wants one:


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HalfMooner
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Philippines
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Posted - 03/20/2012 :  21:55:22   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message  Reply with Quote
UPDATED without white areas around edges! A little jaggedy around the edges, though, due to resizing artifacts. Fixed the jaggies now, too.

Thanks, Dave. I've taken that graphic and made various-sized "png" format images out of it, using transparency so that they can go over different backgrounds without leaving the oblong block of white background:


1. (The "A" above is 700 x 700 pixels)



2. (The "A" above is 600 x 600 pixels)



3. (The "A" above is 500 x 500 pixels)



4. (The "A" above is 400 x 400 pixels)


5. (The "A" above is 300 x 300 pixels)


6. (The "A" above is 200 x 200 pixels)



7. (The "A" above is 150 x 150 pixels)



8. (The "A" above is 100 x 100 pixels)



9. (The "A" above is 75 x 75 pixels)



10. (The "A" above is 50 x 50 pixels)

Biology is just physics that has begun to smell bad.” —HalfMooner
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Edited by - HalfMooner on 03/23/2012 16:19:15
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HalfMooner
Dingaling

Philippines
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Posted - 03/20/2012 :  22:52:28   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message  Reply with Quote
On the issue discussed in the linked-to "Little a versus big A" article...

My atheism grows out of my more general skepticism. If all things about which to be skeptical were equal, I'd be a miniscule-a atheist. Theist religion would be just one of many things to hold up to critical examination (and then crush like a bug). Theism then might even rank much lower in my personal list of critical thinking targets than homeopathy or psychic channeling.

But all things about which to be skeptical are not equal, not in a world where several theist religions either wield or vie actively for reactionary political power and social domination. Theism is certainly not a skeptic's only target, but in my opinion it's made itself the main one, because it's proven its dangers, from the Crusades to the Witch-Hunts, from 9-11 to the Sharia Courts.

So I'm a Big-A Atheist out of a perceived need to go on the offensive in the cultural battle which is being forced upon modern science-based civilization. I'd prefer to be able to be a small-a atheist, but I haven't been given that choice.

Biology is just physics that has begun to smell bad.” —HalfMooner
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Edited by - HalfMooner on 03/20/2012 23:01:57
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HalfMooner
Dingaling

Philippines
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Posted - 03/23/2012 :  14:30:40   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message  Reply with Quote
That letter is made with the Zapfino One font, or a close variant. Apple computers come with it, PC's don't. The font costs 55 commercially.

Biology is just physics that has begun to smell bad.” —HalfMooner
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HalfMooner
Dingaling

Philippines
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Posted - 03/23/2012 :  16:00:43   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Got the font, made the new A's! At first, there were jaggy edges on all the smaller A's. I figured out that that was caused by progressively making the image smaller, and then saving each result. The jagged artifact multiplied on each iteration. So I tried again, resizing directly down from my working copy at 700 pixels to each smaller size, the going back to the big version and doing it again for the next size. Worked like a champ.

Share your disbelief! Enjoy!

Biology is just physics that has begun to smell bad.” —HalfMooner
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HalfMooner
Dingaling

Philippines
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Posted - 03/23/2012 :  16:43:42   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message  Reply with Quote
For any who need it, the "Zapfino Extra LT One" font is available free at ufonts.

Biology is just physics that has begun to smell bad.” —HalfMooner
Here's a link to Moonscape News, and one to its Archive.
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