Their result for The Popular Delusions Test ...

Average

88 rationality, 8 fanaticism, 5 ignorance

You got a good score, with more than half of the questions answered correctly. You might have answered as many as a third of the questions wrong. Luckily, this isn't graded by an academic rubric. The questions are weighted based on how outrageous they are, and you got very few of the most outrageous ones wrong. Less than 10.

Being able to reliably differentiate between fact and BS is more important than a perfect score, and you have already demonstrated that you're probably capable of that. You believe some things which are false, but this is the exception rather than the rule.

Their Analysis (Vertical line = Average)

  • rationality Distribution

    They scored 88% on rationality, higher than 88% of your peers.

  • fanaticism Distribution

    They scored 8% on fanaticism, higher than 31% of your peers.

  • ignorance Distribution

    They scored 5% on ignorance, higher than 10% of your peers.

All possible test results

Below Average

You believe things that aren't true, and which would be easy to learn more about. You got less than two-thirds of the questions correct, and skipped maybe 10% of them. On the plus side, you a... Read more

Below Average

You believe things that aren't true, and which would be easy to learn more about. You got less than two-thirds of the questions correct, and skipped over 10% of them. On the plus side, you ar... Read more

True Fanatic

You fanatically hold to a multitude of false beliefs, or at any rate you claim to. The antithesis of all science, you need to believe things; the more outrageous, the better. You are... Read more

Ignorant Fanatic

You are an ignorant fanatic. You don't know much, but the things you do know, you are wrong about. At least you have an excuse for believing false things, unlike the True Fanatic, who is prob... Read more

Average

You got a good score, with more than half of the questions answered correctly. You might have answered as many as a third of the questions wrong. Luckily, this isn't graded by an academic rubric. The ... Read more

Average

You got a good score, with more than half of the questions answered correctly. You might have answered as many as a third of the questions wrong. Luckily, this isn't graded by an academic rubric. The ... Read more

True Fanatic

You fanatically hold to a multitude of false beliefs, or at any rate you claim to. The antithesis of all science, you need to believe things; the more outrageous, the better. You are... Read more

Ignorant Fanatic

You are an ignorant fanatic. You don't know much, but the things you do know, you are wrong about. At least you have an excuse for believing false things, unlike the True Fanatic, who is prob... Read more

Above average

You got almost every question right. If this were being graded by an academic rubric, you got an A, but not an A+. You might have gotten this score because you are genuinely good at detecting... Read more

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Semi-Fanatic

You fanatically hold to several false beliefs, or at any rate you claim to. You don't judge your own sacredly-held beliefs by the same standard as you judge those of others. You labor under the delusi... Read more

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A Winnar Is Yuo.

You got the best possible score, meaning you identified the initial paragraph as being vague enough to apply to anyone, answered the last question with something other than "never", and answered every... Read more

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