Everything You Know Is Wrong Dept: Astronomers
have officially revoked the planetary status of Pluto; it is now a planot. (Heh.)
Scott Adams provides definitive
professional commentary on the matter in which he reveals the name
of the funniest
planet; although anyone who is, or ever has been, a nine-year-old American
boy knows this already.
Quote du Jour: from Thomas Sowell, who
buries a major bit of wisdom in a column
If the choice between policy A and policy B is regarded as a badge of personal merit, either morally or intellectually, then it is a devastating risk to one's sense of self to make empirical evidence the ultimate test.Unfortunately, this failing is a lot easier to detect in other people than it is to see in oneself.
But, speaking of my
hypocritical sanctimony, I took an online test, and …
The Dante's Inferno Test has banished you to the Third Level of Hell!
Here is how you matched up against all the levels:
Level Score Purgatory (Repenting Believers) Very Low Level 1 - Limbo (Virtuous Non-Believers) Moderate Level 2 (Lustful) High Level 3 (Gluttonous) High Level 4 (Prodigal and Avaricious) High Level 5 (Wrathful and Gloomy) Low Level 6 - The City of Dis (Heretics) High Level 7 (Violent) Low Level 8- the Malebolge (Fraudulent, Malicious, Panderers) Moderate Level 9 - Cocytus (Treacherous) Low
Take the Dante's Inferno Hell Test
Unfortunately, I can't remember whether Level 3 is one of the "fun levels" or not. I note that there is no circle for sanctimonious hypocrites; I guess they're headed to heaven, which will come as no surprise to them. (Via WitNit.)