Saturday, May 31, 2003

Rationally Consistent Beliefs

The Philosophers' Magazine presents Battleground God. Can your beliefs about religion make it across our intellectual battleground?

In this activity you'll be asked a series of 17 questions about God and religion. In each case, apart from Question 1, you need to answer True or False. The aim of the activity is not to judge whether these answers are correct or not. Our battleground is that of rational consistency. This means to get across without taking any hits, you'll need to answer in a way which is rationally consistent. What this means is you need to avoid choosing answers which contradict each other. If you answer in a way which is rationally consistent but which has strange or unpalatable implications, you'll be forced to bite a bullet.

My result - Congratulations! You have been awarded the TPM medal of distinction!You suffered zero direct hits and bit 2 bullets.

This compares with the average player of this activity to date who takes 1.37 hits and bites 1.09 bullets. 46.83% of the people who have completed this activity, like you, took very little damage and were awarded the TPM Medal of Distinction.

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