Re: [atheists-27] My Radical Centrism

From: Tom Fields
Sent on: Monday, August 26, 2013 8:42 PM

For what it's worth, here are my reported values:

 


 

Political Values

 

Radicalism

52.75

Socialism

25

Tenderness

28.125

 

These scores indicate that you are a tough-minded moderate; this is the political profile one might associate with a jaded materialist. It appears that you are skeptical towards religion, and have a pragmatic attitude towards humanity in general.

Your attitudes towards economics appear capitalist, and combined with your social attitudes this creates the picture of someone who would generally be described as libertarian.

To round out the picture you appear to be, political preference aside, an idealist with few strong opinions.

This concludes our analysis; we hope you found your results accurate, useful, and interesting.

 

 

 


 


From: "Don Wharton" <[address removed]>
To: [address removed]
Sent: Monday, August 26, 2013 2:04:51 AM
Subject: Re: [atheists-27] My Radical Centrism

Mathew's test result had "and have a suspicious and unsympathetic attitude towards humanity in general."
 
I make a strong distinction between people and the ideas that are understood or supported.  I want to like the people and be extremely optimistic that they will find and support positive ideas.  Obviously I am suspicious (sometimes in the extreme) about specific truth claims.  My opinion is that we want a positive attitude about the people we communicate with.
 
Don

From: Mathew Goldstein <[address removed]>
To: [address removed]
Sent: Sunday, August 25, 2013 1:56 PM
Subject: Re: [atheists-27] My Radical Centrism

These scores indicate that you are a tough-minded progressive; this is the political profile one might associate with a liberated atheist. It appears that you are cynical towards religion, and have a suspicious and unsympathetic attitude towards humanity in general.

Your attitudes towards economics appear capitalist, and combined with your social attitudes this creates the picture of someone who would generally be described as libertarian. 

To round out the picture you appear to be, political preference aside, an idealist with few strong opinions.

On Aug 25, 2013, at 1:22 PM, Don Wharton <[address removed]> wrote:

My Friend Jennifer Kalmanson suggested a social values test based on Hans Eysenck's political inventory:
My results paint me as a political centrist to an extent that I doubt that anyone can equal. I had viewed myself as a political moderate. Given that I am in many ways way to the left of Obama I am happy to have my basic objectivity confirmed by this test. I have a passionate distaste for the counter-factual delusions propagated by right wing and religious political factions. I dislike false claims from the left but my view is that in general the social harm from the left is far less.
 
I will not assume anything to be true just because my friends deem it to be true. Heck, if the evidence indicates that by views of 10 minutes ago are false they will be gone. I am not willing to even buy into the tribal views of my past selves. The evidence rules but that ruling is still subject to being skeptical about the accuracy of any new evidence. I have copied my results from the web site below.
 
Don
 
Political Values
 
Radicalism 99.5
Socialism 56.25
Tenderness 56.25
 
These scores indicate that you are a progressive; this is the political profile one might associate with a university professor. It appears that you are skeptical towards religion, and have a pragmatic attitude towards humanity in general.
 
Your attitudes towards economics appear neither committedly capitalist nor socialist, and combined with your social attitudes this creates the picture of someone who would generally be described as a political centrist.
 
To round out the picture you appear to be, political preference aside, a centrist with several strong opinions.
 
This concludes our analysis; we hope you found your results accurate, useful, and interesting.
 
Unlike many other political tests found on the Internet which base themselves on untested (and usually ideologically motivated) ideas, this inventory is adapted from Hans Eysenck's own political inventory which was developed after extensive empirical investigations in the 20th Century.




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