The simple truth is that it's none of that - that yellow bastard

recent entries:
friends | friends2:
my friendfeed:
about me:

about me advice art atlanta being yellow books cars climbing comics dad fic food games gaming geekism go gators hell is... holy crap home insomnia language meme money movies music odd poetry poker politics quotes singletude spam tech this sucks travel tv why i rule why i suck work

more bastard
bronze vip archives
notes of a code poet
furious ming
dude check this out
that bastard multiples

that bastard suggests
cap'n ken
coffee achiever
el guapo
bad news hughes

the stack
secret history:

the queue
battlestar galactica::

recent posts

January 4th, 2006

Previous Entry Share Next Entry
2006.0104.2253::The simple truth is that it's none of that
After seeing the link from whedonite, I took a quiz whose aim was to determine what religion my responses best fit. The quiz graphed the results of my responses along a dual axis graph--the vertical axis measuring the spectrum of Faith vs. Reason responses and the horizontal tracks Scientific vs. Spiritual responses. Littered about the two axes, are regions where the creators of the quiz have determined particular religions and philosophies to fall--Atheism, Judaism/Christianity, Taoism, and Buddhism.

While I don't mind that they push forth the concept that, as Screeching Weasel put it, "Science and Religion are not mutually exclusive," I don't really see both axes serving as proper dichotomies. Indeed, I don't really find the two axes to be unrelated--why wouldn't someone who scored high on reason not also score high on the scientific responses (I fell squarely in the 'Spiritual' quadrant)?

The most egregious error, however, is their locating of Scientology purely along the Scientific side of the horizontal axis.

Sorry, like I've said before, Scientology has about as much to do with true science as Intelligent Design.

1 comment | Leave a comment )


(no subject) - (Anonymous)
thepeopleseason::2006.01.07.06:13 pm
[User Picture]That makes considerably more sense--you should make a new on on OKCupid...
Go to Top: