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Self Test on Knowledge Associated With Worldview Theme #5

Respond to each of the 10 multiple choice questions below by typing the number 1 to 5 of the answer you wish to select in the response box. When finished, click "process your responses".

1. Which of the following associations is the most appropriate? 

1) out of body experience / astral projection      2) determinism / free will 

3) empiricism / faith     4) aura / creating life in the lab      

5) kundalini / magnetism 

2. The phrase “only these methods can fruitfully be used in the quest for knowledge” might be part of the definition of which of the terms below? 

1) evolution     2) determinism    3) reductionism

4) animism       5) scientism

3. A word or phrase that means more or less the same as soul is 

1) consciousness      2) nucleotide      3) animism    

4) mindful intent           5) vital spirit

4.  All of the following are to linked to belief in vitalism except 

1) animism       2) belief in a Creator        3) a life force   

4)  the role of probability or random chance in life eventually arising            

 5)  Ch'i (or Qi)

5. Someone who believes in __________probably wouldn't believe that scientists may someday be able to create life in the lab from non-living things.

1) scientific materialism        2) scientism          3) empiricism   

4) dualism of substance              5)  evolution  

6.  According to someone for whom the Scientific Materialism  worldview theme is a key component of their overall worldview, all of the following processes were involved in producing life on Earth today except which ? 

1) a divine spark     2) evolution       3) random chance    

4) physics                 5)  DNA

7.  Which of the following provides the best evidence to support the idea that human beings possess a spirit? 

1) evolution      2) animism       3) near death experiences 

4)  DNA            5) creating life in a lab 

8. Which of the following beliefs is most strongly linked to someone for whom the Vitalism worldview theme is a key component of their overall worldview ? 

1) in a life force      2) in free will       3) in evolution   

4)  in matter / energy equivalence     5) in a "Blind Watch Maker"

9.  "The universe has no purpose or notion of good and evil, other than the meaning we give it"  All of the following beliefs are consistent with that statement except which one?  

1) scientific materialism       2) scientism         3) teleology 

 4) vitalism             5) both 3) and 4) above 

10.  A belief that you would not expect someone for whom the Scientific Materialism  worldview theme is a key component of their overall worldview to hold would be belief in ___________.

1) determinism         2) angels           3) scientism

4) the existence of dark matter and dark energy           

5) the importance of the genetic code


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