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For those who can't resist such things, it is here.

It was apparently devised by Mark Vernon, who I generally have time for (watch out for his book 'Teach yourself Humanism', due out in July) and it only takes a couple of minutes. It's not great but it's not total crap, either. I liked most of the comments on my answers.

I scored 68 out of 100


May 5th, 2008, 7:02 pm
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I got 66/100. I had trouble choosing an answer from among the three invalid choices in some questions. I also think Mark has a well-read layman's concept of science. As such, he sometimes misinterprets the quotations on which he bases his evaluations and at times jumps to unjustified conclusions.

I agree that it's not complete offal, but I don't feel it's very meaningful or accurate either.

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May 5th, 2008, 7:39 pm
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You scored 78/100 - but take little notice of that.
Too high means too much hubris. Too low means lots of humility!
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May 5th, 2008, 8:09 pm
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Occam wrote:
I got 66/100. I had trouble choosing an answer from among the three invalid choices in some questions.


Yes, I recall he described evolution as being about the origin of life in one question and there was a really silly one about who is the most religious.


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I got 72/100 - and found the questions quite interesting and thought provoking. But there does seem to be a value judgment to hubris and humility: do you think the questionnaire intended that?


May 5th, 2008, 10:17 pm
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80/100, but I got annoyed by several of the questions that seemed to have more than one 'correct' answer. Also, when I clicked on finish, I wasn't absolutely sure if the answers given were the ones I chose or the right ones!

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May 6th, 2008, 12:23 am
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72/100

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Which of these vices is the most debilitating in spiritual practice?

(a) Boredom.
(b) Distraction.
(c) Ill-discipline.


This is one that I didn't get. What is 'spiritual practice' to an atheist?


May 7th, 2008, 7:16 pm
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para handy wrote:
This is one that I didn't get. What is 'spiritual practice' to an atheist?
That was certainly one for which I just clicked an answer at random.

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para handy wrote:
72/100

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Which of these vices is the most debilitating in spiritual practice?

(a) Boredom.
(b) Distraction.
(c) Ill-discipline.


This is one that I didn't get. What is 'spiritual practice' to an atheist?


I got the exact same score! I think it could mean something like meditation or marvelling at the wonders of the universe.


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