If you could choose a flawed past life, which one would you choose?
A scientist who made a great discovery, for whom someone else got the credit
A tenant farmer who works miracles in spent soil, but earns little income
An artist with great gifts, who makes a living illustrating tawdry greeting cards
The unacknowledged life-sustaining mistress of a powerful and very "holy" bishop
The dresser of a great actor (see also Tom Courtenay)
What scientific theorem would you most like to see proven in your lifetime?
I want date, time, place and userid for the Big Bang
I want to live to see fossilized life found on Mars
I want to see humans really communicate with cetaceans
I'd settle for a simple video of the Loch Ness monster
Forget the big stuff--just finish the DNA mapping
To what extent do you believe things based on faith or superstition which science can't prove?
Mean: 50.50 Median: 52.5 Std. Dev 31.82
You are granted the power to wipe away one denial of science, harmlessly, as if by magic. Which one do you choose?
I wipe away opposition to the Theory of Evolution
I wipe away the thoughts that deny that HIV causes AIDS
I wipe away the idea that the Earth is less than 10,000 years old
I erase the notion that medical procedures are valid because they are ancient, even if no testing supports them
I hit the delete button on the notion that pesticides used by farmers do not materially affect ecosystems
I sorrowfully eliminate the idea that overfishing is okay, so long as people have to pay for fishing boats.
What false notion would you love to believe?
The world is flat
People are the center of the universe
The sun revolves around the earth
Tomatoes are poisonous
Leaders rule by divine right
If you had an aura, would yours be:
golden, to match (or contrast with) my luxuriant hair
silver, to show my immense dignity
bronze, because I have that Greek godling look
platinum, like a really high limit credit card
azure, because I can see for miles and miles
You may choose one person from history who has agreed to accept you as a willing apprentice. Who do you choose?
Which would be the greatest tragedy?
to be born into a better era, but die of a cancer which would now be curable before you truly made your mark
to live your life here today as if it has no meaning
to reincarnate as a paramecium, and then spend millena just splitting over and over
to go to a Heaven where people wear polyester too often
to go to a Hell where your least favorite teacher runs a perpetual detention hall
What is the one simple thing you've neglected to do this year?
simple kindness to a friend
simple keeping of a promise
simple contact with a relative
simple good sense about a personal life matter
Is your journal character:
much less flawed than in real life
much more attractive than in real life
much more coherent than in real life
much less vibrant than in real life
much more two-dimensional than in real life.
What hypocrisy would you be ashamed for your LJ friends to know about you?
I am a hypocrite, I am not as kind as my journal makes me seem.
I am a hypocrite, because I am not as witty as my journal makes me seem
I am a hypocrite, because I am not as sensible as my journal makes me seem.
I am a hypocrite, because I say I'm insightful I can't even figure out my hypocrisy in this poll
I am a computer-generated LJ spyder, who is incapable of hypocrisy, but plays a mean game of virtual Old Maid
I am not as good a person as my LJ makes me seem
I am not as brave as my LJ makes me seem
The world should know about me:
I can be capable of great kindness
I have flashes of real insight
I have an intuition bordering on the psychic
I have creativity that pleases me
I am capable of great affection
The mythical land from a novel in which I'd feel most at home is:
My advice to someone trying to work through the dilemma of how to live a good life is: