27 October 2005

And there I thought I was at least a little bit scientific.













You fit in with:
Humanism



Your ideals mostly resemble that of a Humanist. Although you do not have a lot of faith, you are devoted to making this world better, in the short time that you have to live. Humanists do not generally believe in an afterlife, and therefore, are committed to making the world a better place for themselves and future generations.


0% scientific.
80% reason-oriented.















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Of course, after all the fun we had putting together my first research proposal a couple of weeks back, my advisor might agree with that 0% thing.

5 comments:

d. dunford said...

Me: Spiritualist.

Your ideals are mostly spiritual, but in an individualistic way. While spirituality is very important in your life, organized religion itself may not be for you. It is best for you to seek these things on your own terms.

80% spiritual.60% reason-oriented.

Anonymous said...

Me: Humanist

Your ideals mostly resemble that of a Humanist. Although you do not have a lot of faith, you are devoted to making this world better, in the short time that you have to live. Humanists do not generally believe in an afterlife, and therefore, are committed to making the world a better place for themselves and future generations.

0% scientific. 40% reason-oriented.

Viji Tan

Anonymous said...

Interesting indeed. although I do find the graphical representation to the survey outcome a tad confusing...

well my take would be the y-axis shows faith VS. reason while x-axis scientific VS. spiritual

if it is this way however, I do not agree with the survey authors bundling Buddhism more with faith while bundling Taoism more to reason

being asian and being exposed to both schools of thoughts, and while I'm not a devout Buddhist or Taoist, I've read and experienced quite a bit to have such an opinion. I did a cursory "Google'ing" and chance upon this interesting audio recording.

Disclaimer: By the way I have to be mindful when deciding to post this, as there might be a lil’ “religious” bearing to it, and sometimes this upsets some people with certain faiths and beliefs.

That said, I'l recommend you to give it a go, I do not really think there's too much about religion here but more importantly it does highlight some insights regarding modern science VS. faith/religion. Do apply your own rhyme and reason when listening, and reach your conclusion as you wish. Happy listening!

It’s a tad quite long, so if patience and time is a premium, to skip the long winded bits, I’l give you a summary here:

13:00 Buddhist's take on scientific process
16:20 Science as it should be VS. science dogmas
33:52 Do not believe just because I told you so, but only accept when you experience and observe it for yourself
39:23 Self? Soul? A Buddhist view
43:50 Gene cloning for Buddhists

Just fast forward to the bits (in minutes). From all my readings and wanderings in Science, Theism, Buddhism, and Philosophy, I find that this particular talk sums up Buddhist views pretty well. Saves me fr talking too much. Haha
Oops.. the link http://www.buddhanet.net/mp3/buddhism-science.mp3



Cheers
Viji Tan

Anonymous said...

By the way, in the course of listening to the audio recording, and if you notice some misquoted examples and facts, or have any opinions, pls. highlight these and enlighten me with your views as I just found this recording and had not really put it under the microscope, literally.

cheers
Viji Tan

Anonymous said...

That's a pretty poor chart. Agnostic and Atheist, for instance, should overlap 100% on that chart, because the difference between them is along an axis not displayed. And why Judeo-Christian doesn't overlap with fundie is beyond me... And Humanism argueably should extend all the way up through the middel, since quite a few humanists have, by any reasonable definition, made humanism their religion.