Re: #1 On my list of pet peeves for 1999!

Tim Bates (
Mon, 4 Jan 1999 15:19:58 +1100

Damien Broderick said

>the ninny who did the calculations for the Pope around the middle of the
>sixth century forgot about year zero. ...
> Add two thousand, get Jan 1, AD2001. *It can't possibly be anything else*,
>even if heavyweights like Stephen Jay
>Gould get all populist and damp-eyed and go for the ignorant 2000.

heavyweight, ignorant, damp-eyed populist: oh my god! I can't imagine a worse combination ;-)