Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Fun and Games

So, I ran into this game over at Joe's Big Blog and thought I'd play too. Rules are as follows:

1. Pick up the nearest book with more than 123 pages.
2. Go to page 123 in the book.
3. Find the first 5 sentences.
4. Post the NEXT 3 sentences.
5. Tag 5 people.

I'm hip to all but the tagging 5 people part, so consider yourself tagged if you so desire. :)

The book: The Authoritarians by Bob Altemeyer

As well, science energetically corrects itself. If a finding is misleading, say due to methodological error, other scientists will discover that and set things straight. Every year a new batch of scientists graduates, and many of them take dead aim--as they were trained to do--on the scientific Establishment.


Anonymous said...

"Bores, that is all they are -- bores intoxicated with their own egos, drunk with a sense of their own importance.

People who talk only of themselves think only of themselves. And "those people who think only of themselves," Dr. Nicholas Murray Butler, longtime president of Columbia University, said, "are hopelessly uneducated. They are not educated," said Dr. Butler, "no matter how instructed they may be."

Hmm...I wasn't sure "How to Win Friends and Influence People" would offer anything good.

Joe said...

Thanks for the plug! And for being a visitor to my blog. I come by here reguarly.

Anonymous said...


I *HOPE* that no one reading my above Page 123 took this as any sort of a slam against Steingruebl World Enterprises, or even against bloggers in general...Blogs are a conversation with the interwebs, and not an ongoing conversation about the the author and only the author.

I just thought it was an interesting excerpt to come from the first book I touched in the bookshelf.

(tucks tail between legs and retreats to corner)

SWE said...

Keep 'em coming! I'm glad that we got anyone to play along at all-and it's an interesting passage. ;)

Jaya said...

The book: *The Incarnation, Birth and Infancy of Jesus Christ* by St. Alphonsus Liguori, translated by Eugene Grimm. (I was reading it around Christmas and haven't put it away yet.)

"Once, when a certain rich man died, who was damned, St. Anthony of Padua published his damnation from the pulpit; and, as a sign of the truth of what he said, he told the people to go to the place where he had kept his money, and that they should find the heart of that wretched man in the midst of his money. And they actually did go, and they found his heart still warm in the midst of his money.

"God cannot be the treasure of any one who retains affection for the goods of this life; therefore David prayed: Create a clean heart in me, O God."

Spooky. Especially since I just listened to a radio program on tax rates for the super-rich.