If there was ever a need for our future generations to take education and science seriously, it will be when they see the videos of the crazed and uneducated declaring that a scientific logo looks like or implies some vast Muslim conspiracy from within the White House.
That logo that they claim is similar to the “star and crescent” is a freaking scientific representation of an orbiting electron.
This is so absurd, I didn’t want to include this as a post at all. However, since the subtext of this blog is Sorting out the ‘crazies’…I decided that it’s actually quite apropos for this blog:
Earlier this year, conservatives developed a conspiracy theory in which the Obama administration manipulated the redesign of the Missile Defense Agency to incorporate the Islamic crescent as part of a “submission to Shariah by President Obama and his team.” In fact, as Richard Lehner of the Missile Defense Agency told Fox News, the logo “was used prior to the 2008 election.” Now, the right-wing has worked itself into a fit over another Obama administration logo, this time claiming that the logo for Obama’s Nuclear Security Summit has the “kind of crescent moon you see on the flags of Muslim countries,” in the words of the New York Post’s Michael Goodwin. Goodwin’s argument has been echoed in the conservative blogosphere and, not surprisingly, was picked up by Fox News.