Nicholas (nwhyte) wrote,
Nicholas
nwhyte

March Books 2) Angels and Demons, by Dan Brown

You are the Director of CERN, and one of your senior colleagues is killed in his room with a peculiar word branded on his chest. Do you:

inform the authorities
68(56.2%)
google the word branded on the dead man's chest and then phone the first Harvard professor whose name appears in the search results
12(9.9%)
have a nice cup of tea?
41(33.9%)

You are the head of the Swiss Guard, responsible for the security of the Vatican during the conclave which will elect the next Pope. You receive reliable information that an explosive of unimaginable power has been hidden somewhere in the Vatican and will detonate in a few hours. Incidentally, four senior cardinals have also disappeared. Do you:

evacuate everyone, including the cardinals and most of the population of Rome
69(57.0%)
lock the cardinals into the Sistine Chapel and hope that the explosive device will be found by the Harvard professor and the cute physicist who have just turned up
12(9.9%)
have a nice cup of tea?
40(33.1%)

What was the fate of Copernicus?

executed by the church for heresy
28(23.1%)
died in his bed after a lifetime as a priest and senior government official in a church-run statelet
43(35.5%)
he had a nice cup of tea
50(41.3%)

How likely is it that a Catholic priest would be allowed to adopt a daughter?

if they are both interested in physics and she looks good in shorts, I can't see why anyone would find it unusual
14(11.6%)
you must be joking
53(43.8%)
perhaps they could have a nice cup of tea together
54(44.6%)

Was Winston Churchill a Catholic? Are only cardinals eligible to be elected Pope by ballot?

Boring technicalities!
25(20.7%)
A poor excuse for research
39(32.2%)
I've put the kettle on
57(47.1%)

Who do you trust most for good information on the historical relationship between religion and science?

Dan Brown
12(10.9%)
Richard Dawkins
28(25.5%)
Stephen Jay Gould
70(63.6%)

Tags: bookblog 2009, writer: dan brown
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