Now the Discordians are whining that the symbol for the dwarf planet Eris should be a ridiculous symbol they call The Five Finger Hand Of Eris: it is a symbol which depicts a somewhat abstracted hand giving the finger to the viewer. They've gone as far as starting an online petition calling for the inane symbol to be labeled on to the dwarf planet in scientific circles.
The problem in this situation is that scientists don't have time for stupid word games and pretentious philosophizing about the arcane significance of the number 23 - they are busy with actual work. These scientists, being unfamiliar with concepts as far out as Discordianism, will not realize that this is a one of their pranks and will actually waste time and money in the consideration of and, finally, rejection of the frankly ludicrous idea. If they seriously consider the notion perhaps we should consider changing the symbol of Pluto to the Disney Dog.
But I'm sure the Discordians would love that.
no, i am NOT a discordian in disguise: this forum is an ignored warning to the world: some day, though it is not my wish, i will be forced to say I TOLD YOU SO!