Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

How Skeptical Are You?

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You Are Very Skeptical

Your personal motto is: “Prove it.”
While some ideas, like life after death, may seem nice…
You aren’t going to believe them simply because it feels good.
You let science and facts be your guide… Even if it means you don’t share the beliefs of those around you.


  1. #1 Gork
    July 6, 2007

    The quiz could have been called “Are You An Idiot?”. To qualify as a fully fledged idiot, you’d need only give a single woo answer to any of the questions.

  2. #2 Chris' Wills
    July 6, 2007

    Very Skeptical.

    No real suprise :o)

  3. #3 Oran_Taran
    July 6, 2007

    Same. I’d be surprised if anyone here got anything BUT very skeptical.

  4. #4 pablo
    July 7, 2007

    Yep, very skeptical. It wasn’t even difficult.

  5. #5 blf
    July 7, 2007

    Being very skeptical, I decided to do a simple test of the claim that any woo answer causes a rating of complete idiot: Starting with a baseline of no woo, I tried giving a single woo answer (multiple times, each time to a different question selected at random, always selecting the most woo-ish answer). One woo answer is insufficient to change the rating; I’m still “very skeptical”.

    Two woo answers managed to change it to “fairly skeptical”. I didn’t bother continuing…

    IMO, it would be a lot more amusing if any woo-ish answer really did cause a “complete idiot” rating. Complete with sirens sounding, fireworks exploding, and so on so that everyone else in vicinity knows. 😉

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