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Confused

You scored 75 True Scientist, 11 Needs study, 0 Conspiracy nut, and 15 Dogmatic!

Try not to take offense--This is a variation on the "Needs Study" category. You ignorance is not your fault. Well, maybe it is if you had a truly gifted and dedicated science teacher or professor but you cut class. You take an interest in controversial or scientific issues but you may experience confusion when regarding science's relationship with the supernatural. Perhaps no one ever explained to you the meaning of a falsifiable hypothesis, the essential role of reproducible research results or the fact that science can not address all questions that come to mind, only those that have answers in the natural world.

If you are interested, read "The Advancement of Learning" by Francis Bacon, and/or the books of Stephen Jay Gould and Isaac Asimov's "History of Science." I hope that this test and the recommended readings prove helpful.

By the way, here's the link to the source of the questions on page 3: http://www.salon.com/news/feature/2005/10/20/dover_trial/index.html

Other categories

Needs study

Dogmatic and Proud

Conspiracy Theorist

BWOF!

Very Bad education

Bad/Dog

Halfway There

Agent Mulder

Very Strange

Scattered

True Scientist

Their Analysis (Vertical line = Average)

  • True Scientist Distribution

    They scored 75% on True Scientist, higher than 49% of your peers.

  • Needs study Distribution

    They scored 11% on Needs study, higher than 68% of your peers.

  • Conspiracy nut Distribution

    They scored 0% on Conspiracy nut, higher than 21% of your peers.

  • Dogmatic Distribution

    They scored 15% on Dogmatic, higher than 83% of your peers.

All possible test results

Needs Study

Try not to take offense--your ignorance is not your fault. Well, maybe it is if you had a truly gifted and dedicated science teacher or professor but you cut class. In most cases people have not had... Read more

Dogmatic and proud

You don't need no stinkin' scientific method. You define science as you need to, make up bogus terminology or resort to misleading comparisons in order to impose your medieval views on the rest of us... Read more

Conspiracy theorist

One can not disprove a negative. Your thinking relies on the assumption that any self-respecting and properly run conspiracy of course will eradicate all evidence of its existence. In your mind nearl... Read more

BWOF!

A little knowledge is a dangerous thing, Drink deeply, or taste not the Pierian spring! For shallow draughts doth intoxicate the brain But drinking fully sobers us again! --Ale... Read more

Needs Study

Try not to take offense--your ignorance is not your fault. Well, maybe it is if you had a truly gifted and dedicated science teacher or professor but you cut class. In most cases people have not had... Read more

Bad/Dog

This is a hybrid category of someone whose score indicates a person with a bad education and/or someone prone to dogmatic thinking. If both then you're probably the type of person who did not read bo... Read more

Very bad education

Try not to take offense--your ignorance is not your fault. Well, maybe it is if you had a truly gifted and dedicated science teacher or professor but you cut class. In most cases people have not had... Read more

Very bad education

Try not to take offense--your ignorance is not your fault. Well, maybe it is if you had a truly gifted and dedicated science teacher or professor but you cut class. In most cases people have not had... Read more

True Scientist

You have had a truly great scientific education. You may have had the Big Wad of Facts stuffed in your head but at some point you read Stephen Jay Gould or Francis Bacon or had a really cool science ... Read more

Halfway there

Try not to take offense--I'm not sure how to describe this category. You scored partly as a scientist and partly as a dogmatic thinker. Maybe you guessed right on one of the questions and your think... Read more

Agent Mulder

Try not to take offense--you have a reasonably good grasp on science but you scored a bit high on the conspiracy type answers. Perhaps no one ever explained to you the meaning of a falsifiable hypoth... Read more

Very Strange!

Try not to take offense--I'm not sure how to describe this category. Your score splatters all over the road. You scored partly as a scientist, a dogmatic thinker and a conspiracy nut. Maybe y... Read more

Needs Study

Try not to take offense--your ignorance is not your fault. Well, maybe it is if you had a truly gifted and dedicated science teacher or professor but you cut class. In most cases people have not had... Read more

Confused

Try not to take offense--This is a variation on the "Needs Study" category. You ignorance is not your fault. Well, maybe it is if you had a truly gifted and dedicated science teacher or professor bu... Read more

Scattered

This category defies description. You have answers from "True Scientist" "Needs Study" and "Conspiracy Nut." If you scored higher in the "True Scientist" category, congratulations! You may want to ... Read more

Confused

Try not to take offense--This is a variation on the "Needs Study" category. You scored across each of the 4 categories?! You ignorance is not your fault. Well, maybe it is if you had a truly gifted ... Read more

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