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Should abortion be legal?      Agree      24 Apr 2013      0 Points
"O Daughter of Babylon doomed to destruction, happy is he who repays you, he who seizes your infants and crashes them against the rocks." In that verse, "he who is happy"... that "seizes your infants and crashes them against the rocks", is God himself. Read the entire passage. God loves it when babies are dashed to pieces against rocks.

Does relative wealth make us happier than absolute wealth?      Agree      21 Apr 2013      0 Points
Studies tend to show that relative wealth leads to excessive happiness because it behaves like a point system. That's why we shouldn't simply redistribute wealth through taxation to establish unwarranted egalitarianism, but we should rather provide basic services and opportunities to citizens to increase their motivations to succeed. We need universal college education, job training, universal healthcare (healthy citizens are happy) etc., or any other type of mechanism to encourage citizens to work to eventually accumulate wealth on their own and stimulate the economy. We must ensure that citizens can easily move to the top of the ladder without obstacles, fairly, and without wide disparities of difficulty levels. It may lead to happiness, but it's immoral to accumulate and safeguard vast quantities of wealth in a vault somewhere without using it to stimulate future economic growth. I'm an ethical socialist who promotes a free competitive market and a large work ethic.

Is God on our side in war?      Disagree      20 Apr 2013      0 Points
God doesn't exist.

Should the US privatize Social Security?      Disagree      20 Apr 2013      0 Points
Privatizing social security is one of the dumbest things you can do. Not only will it cause sudden volatility in the economy, it will financially ruin the disabled and the elderly. Their reliance for assistance will be left in the hands of private individuals. F... libertarians and f... these greedy corporate asses. It's unimaginable! The combined annual (just one year) salary of the top 100 richest people in the entire world can cure global poverty fourfold. That is a fact! Just the slightest increase on their tax rate will be able to solve this social security dilemma. Why do they need to obtain more money when the vast majority of their cash is currently not used? We could vastly increase education in 3rd world nations and stimulate the global economy with such money. But of course, the sad truth is that humans are inherently selfish.

Do we work unnecessarily long hours?      Mostly Disagree      20 Apr 2013      0 Points
People should work their asses off. That's what stimulates the economy.

Should homosexual couples be able to adopt kids?      Agree      20 Apr 2013      0 Points
Yes, they should.

Should the United States have Universal health care?      Agree      20 Apr 2013      0 Points
Universal healthcare should be implemented.

Is living forever or having a greatly extended lifespan desirable?      Agree      20 Apr 2013      0 Points
Yes, it is desirable.

Should prostitution be legal?      Agree      20 Apr 2013      0 Points
It should be legalized and regulated by the government to ensure the prevention of venereal diseases.

Is Barack Obama a Muslim?      Disagree      20 Apr 2013      0 Points
Obama comes across as a universalist/secular humanist. He self describes himself as a Christian, but I'm unsure about that. His mother was a secular humanist and his father was a strident atheist before dying.

Does government spending help mitigate a recession?      Mostly Agree      20 Apr 2013      0 Points
When the government spends more, there is usually more spending on infrastructure which increases employment. Providing financial assistance to failing businesses and financially desperate individuals (through indirect or direct means) lowers prices, increases consumer confidence and increases productivity. I personally believe we should create tax breaks for the lower classes to stimulate consumer confidence and increase income mobility. I would also want to see taxes raised on the wealthy to slightly reduce the deficit after spending on infrastructure. This increased taxation will also prevent the establishment of a plutocracy, which would severely undermine democracy.

Also, instead of redistributing wealth through welfare, which hardly stimulates the economy at all, we should instead focus on providing people more job opportunities by transferring people (who are fully able to work and who are dependent on welfare) to work for a living. I personally believe that workfare is an ideal alternative than welfare. Though I do advocate helping people, I personally support the idea that you should teach the person to help themselves. That's why we should increase government funding for job training facilities and increase employment incentives. Hence the famous phrase: "give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime"

Is suicide morally acceptable?      Agree      12 Feb 2013      1 Point
Touchy subject. Depending on the circumstance, suicide is morally permissible.

Is hope good?      Agree      12 Feb 2013      0 Points
Hope is what makes people persevere and potentially thrive. It keeps people strong.

Does God exist?      Disagree      12 Feb 2013      1 Point
"God" is a delusional fantasy conjured up by our paleolithic ancestors to explain natural phenomena that couldn't be explained during the time. It was also socially constructed and popularized during the Neolithic Revolution to police the early tribes, cultures and common people through propagandized information that would appease their fears of death and misery (Terror management theory). It is the biggest cop-out ever created and has caused nothing more than technological regression and wars upon humanity.

Is there life after death?      Disagree      12 Feb 2013      0 Points
Long story short after much research and investigation into the matter: NO. An afterlife does not exist.

Should the federal government ban gay marriage?      Disagree      23 Jan 2013      0 Points
Gays deserve freedom from religious oppression. They deserve the right to get married.

Is optimism rational?      Mostly Agree      23 Jan 2013      0 Points
Optimism increases mental health and decreases anxiety. In this sense, it can augment rational thinking especially if someone is taking a test during class. However in certain scenarios, "optimism bias", as it is so called, can deceive someone to see life through rose colored glasses or to analyze possible events with sheer delusional anticipation.

Is the war on drugs good policy?      Disagree      23 Jan 2013      0 Points
The war on drugs is increasing our debt.

Is the theory of evolution falsified by fossil evidence?      Disagree      23 Jan 2013      1 Point
Creationists are clueless.

Do Muslims have the right to build a mosque near ground zero?      Agree      23 Jan 2013      1 Point
Yes. Muslims have the right to do what ever their conscience tells them as long as it doesn't force a nonbeliever into submission and compliance to their religious belief. The constitution guarantees religious freedom under the first amendment while promoting secularism and separation between government and religion.

Should abortion be legal?      Agree      29 Sep 2012      0 Points
I find it ironic that Christians oppose abortion when God commanded the Israelis to rip open the stomachs of pregnant women when they were pillaging and destroying cities (Hosea 13:16; 2 Kings 15:16; 1 Samuel 15:3 ). The Bible also says that God favors the man who dashes babies against the rocks, thus inhumanely killing them (Psalms 137:8-9). The term "pro life" is a substantially erroneous misnomer for a Christian to bolster when God is evidently pro-murder.

If God was truly pro life, why does he naturally terminate the fetus during a miscarriage? Abortion should be legal because it's a civil rights issue, not a religious issue. Stop enforcing your vacuous religious beliefs to effectively modify politics the way you deem fit.

Is democracy the best form of government?      Mostly Agree      14 Dec 2011      0 Points
A democracy is a good type of government only if it is regulated by constitutional laws and rights to ensure that the majority doesn't abuse their privileged power. In other words, let's say that we were to establish a secular government which encourages and guarantees religious freedom and equality. If the majority of the nation are fundamentalist Christians, and if they desire to teach creationism in school, we should create a constitutional law to create a separation of church and state to further protect the majority from abusing their large influence on public policy, automatically abolishing them from granting their wishes because of their large political influence to legalize creationism in school.

Of course, we all know intelligent design and creationism can't be taught in public schools because public schools are part of the public sector which is controlled by the government. And if schools were allowed to teach intelligent design, the government would be promoting religious ideas which violates the concept of the separation of church and state and secularism.

Does God exist?      Mostly Disagree      05 Dec 2011      0 Points
Well now that you affirm your belief in the literal account of the Book of Genesis, let me ask you a question: Why did God need to place the tree of knowledge of good and evil in the midst of the garden if God fully knew that Adam and Eve would be deceived to partake of its fruit thus causing the fall of man to induce all universal suffering? After all God is omniscient. So when he commanded Adam to not eat the fruit, God fully knew that it would cause the Fall of man and the entirety of universal suffering. God made everything perfect, but since God is all knowing and omniscient, he fully knew that if he placed such a magical tree in the midst of Eden, that Adam and Eve would bring about all of the imperfections of the universe because of their careless choices. This leads me to conclude two main reasons why God did such a thing:

1. God loves to test his creations while enjoying occasional suffering. After all if God wanted to automatically prevent Adam from being deceived, he would instantly annihilate Satan and his minions from even testing Adam's innocence.

2. Or... God is an imperfect and completely incompetent buffoon.

Also I can't choose to accept the God of the Bible. After all, there are too many flaws and contradictions within the Bible. The Bible endorses child abuse, genocide, and unscientific claims.

The Bible explains that the earth is a circle, which we all know circles are flat. - "It is he that sits upon the circle of the earth, and its inhabitants are as grasshoppers; that stretches out the heavens as a curtain, and spreads them out as a tent to dwell in." (Isaiah 40:22)

To contradict that particular verse, the Bible affirms that the earth is a square:
Isaiah 11:12
12 And he shall set up an ensign for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the FOUR CORNERS OF THE EARTH. (KJV)

Revelation 7:1
1 And after these things I saw four angels standing on FOUR CORNERS OF THE EARTH, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree. (KJV)

Job 38:13
13 That it might take hold of the ENDS OF THE EARTH, that the wicked might be shaken out of it? (KJV)

Jeremiah 16:19
19 O LORD, my strength, and my fortress, and my refuge in the day of affliction, the Gentiles shall come unto thee from the ENDS OF THE EARTH, and shall say, Surely our fathers have inherited lies, vanity, and things wherein there is no profit. (KJV)

Daniel 4:11
11 The tree grew, and was strong, and the height thereof reached unto heaven, and the sight thereof to the ENDS OF ALL THE EARTH: (KJV)

Matthew 4:8
8 Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them; (KJV)

Another verse says the earth sits upon pillars or columns - "He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth up the beggar from the dunghill, to set them among princes, and to make them inherit the throne of glory: for the pillars of the earth are the LORD's, and he hath set the world upon them." (1 Samuel 2:8)

The Bible promotes the murdering of babies:
(Hosea 13:16 & Psalms 137:9)

It mentions unfulfilled prophecies made by Jesus:

"Verily I say unto you, There be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom." Matthew 16:28

"I tell you the truth, this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened." Matthew 24:34.

And he said to them, "I tell you the truth, some who are standing here will not taste death before they see the kingdom of God come with power." Mark 9:1

Are people getting stupider?      Mostly Disagree      23 Nov 2011      0 Points
According to the Flynn effect, people living across the world are dramatically increasing their IQ. The reason for this is possibly because of an increase in online education or better nutrition for people living in 3rd world nations. However, I would say that willful ignorance is more rampant and more abundant than ever before. But of course, ignorance and intelligence are two different things.

By the way "stupider" isn't a word.

Can abortion significantly reduce crime?      Agree      23 Nov 2011      1 Point
Aborting babies whose parents are intellectually primitive incorrigibles will obviously reduce crime. I'm sorry if I should offend people, but statistics agree.

Does religion encourage good behavior?      Mostly Disagree      23 Nov 2011      2 Points
Most moderate and eastern religions can encourage happiness, well being and extremely moral behavior. However certain forms of religious extremism have hindered societal and scientific progress by discouraging civil liberties and scientific exploration. Religious extremism usually justifies bigotry and intolerance against selected groups of people, such as homosexuals and nonbelievers. We can not advance humanity if most religions of the world teach intolerance against certain kinds of people. Most of the world's ills are caused by religions.

Also if one examines the research done by the Global Peace Index you will find that the majority of secular nations that have high populations of atheists tend to be more peaceful. Isn't it a little weird that the only two South American nations that have the highest population of atheists in South America are more peaceful according to the Global Peace Index? The South American nations that I speak of are Argentina and Uruguay. Yet it's highly strange that the remaining South American nations are less peaceful. Just look at Uruguay and Argentina from this map which shows the importance of religiosity of various countries: link

Atheistic nations are more peaceful. Here's the link to prove this: link.

Also, more religious states in the United States, such as the states found in the Bible belt of the south, all demonstrate higher teen pregnancy rates, higher homicide rates, higher illiteracy rates, and lower IQ rates. Here's the links to prove this: link link

Also, here's a whole collection of studies concerning atheists that might surprise you: link

Is Islam fundamentally a peaceful religion?      Disagree      23 Nov 2011      1 Point
Islamic fundamentalism is a dangerous ideology because it interprets the holy books of Islam literally. The quran and the hadith have many passages that condone unjust violence against the Jews and it justifies the murder of infidels and nonbelievers. Any type of religious fundamentalism, especially the fundamentalist alternatives of monotheistic religions, all teach strict adherence to absurd doctrines and literal interpretations of scriptures while promoting unjust bigotry and cruel opposition to science and civil liberties.

Will solar be the biggest energy source of the future?      Agree      21 Nov 2011      1 Point
It's very likely that solar energy will be a major source of usable energy before 2040-2100. According to the Kardashev scale (which is a method for measuring a civilization's progress by analyzing the technological progress and energy consumption of a civilization), all types of alternative energy ranging from solar and nuclear energy will be used before the next 100-200 years. Also my hypothesis is that if humanity survives for another 50 or 100 years, we will have a global government that will ensure that humanity will peacefully cooperate. This global government will bring about a technological utopia, possibly with AIs governing and regulating the world's affairs. I think the establishment of this one world government will happen sometime before or after the technological singularity. So the years for the establishment of this world government are roughly between 2030-2060. Also I believe that many luddites and religious extremists will strongly oppose the one world government and the technological advancements that will be invented leading to a world war.

Is truth relative?      Disagree      21 Nov 2011      0 Points
Truth is always absolute and objective, regardless of other people's misconceptions about the validity of truth

Should Intelligent Design be taught in science class?      Disagree      21 Nov 2011      1 Point
Intelligent design is mainly a form of religious creationism, and if it were taught in public schools (which are government owned institutions) it would violate the separation of church and state found in the first amendment of the united states constitution.

Are gun control laws a serious breach of civil liberties?      Agree      21 Nov 2011      0 Points
Gun control laws are a violation of the constitution and civil liberties. I support the right to protect and arm yourself in case of danger.

Is morality objective?      Agree      21 Nov 2011      0 Points
Morality that is based upon common sense is always objective independent of any religious or cultural bias favoring a particular social norm above another norm. That's why we need to obliterate these cultural and religious obstacles and biases if we are going to use our own intellect in establishing moral values that will benefit society. Using a set of moral codes found in primitive holy books will never advance humanity, but it will always stifle and hinder progress. The reason why religious morals will never benefit humanity is because they all contradict each other. And we know that contradictions between different groups of people and their opposing ideologies will always lead to conflict and strife. We must throw away our cultural and religious biases when analyzing and applying moral values to our lives. Any rational and sane person will establish the exact same moral standards without relying on the religions or cultural biases found throughout the world. If there is a discrepancy between moral judgements, it's because of the existence of illogical or intellectually inferior judgements.

But overall, my position is that there is a certain type of moral objectivity that we humans are unaware of because of our limited scope of knowledge and the cultural biases that we hold. We must overcome such ignorance and preconceived notions in order to become truly moral creatures.

However, I will not deny that there are certain types of moral values that would be on the gray side instead of being purely black or white. To me, that false notion of "subjectivity" is actually objective in nature. Of course the sane person would deny rape to be subjectively bad because it shows that morality is objective. In the same sense that the sane person would always OBJECTIVELY find murder to be permissible in certain scenarios, such as killing a serial killer to save a whole family. For example, during the holocaust, only the intellectually and morally bankrupt person would allow a whole family of Jews to be turned in to the Nazis because he refuses to lie to the gestapo to save their lives.

I believe in utilitarianism and consequentialism for my code of ethics.
My moral standards are as follows:

Anything that is mutually beneficial is the most morally superior action. Anything that is altruistic, where you are sacrificing your life or effort for another person or another group, is moral. Anything that is selfish or hedonistic is immoral (but sometimes moral). Whereas anything that is mutually harmful or detrimental or more disastrous is the most immoral action there is.

In order to understand and decide the moral worth of an action, one must objectively understand and hypothesize all of the possible future consequences of such an action. And after concluding the future possible consequences of a future action, one can reasonably use that moral comprehension to objectively make a moral and intelligent decision.

Should gay and straight couples have the same legal benefits?      Agree      21 Nov 2011      0 Points
Gays should have the same legal rights and benefits just like anybody else. I'm a huge supporter of civil liberties.

Is free trade generally beneficial for a country?      Agree      20 Nov 2011      1 Point
Free trade is beneficial for the cooperation and foreign affairs between nations. It also increases the revenue and welfare of a nation. I'm a strong opponent of protectionism.

Should abortion be legal?      Agree      19 Nov 2011      0 Points
Abortion should be legalized. I believe the woman has every right to terminate the fetus if she feels like the child or the mother's health is at risk or if she can't financially support the caring of the child.

Are America's rich taxed enough?      Disagree      19 Nov 2011      0 Points
The super rich today pays over 50% of their earnings to the government. What it really boils down to is that the government needs to stop spending so much. They need to cut spending and legalize things that shouldn't be illegalized so the government can gain an increase in their revenue. Legalize marijuana or legalize prostitution so the government can stop spending everything they earn on a large prison population. Now I'm not against taxes but I wish the government would minimize their revenue spending.

Is capitalism good?      Mostly Agree      19 Nov 2011      2 Points
Capitalism is very productive in the market world, but it is not successful for providing necessities and universal access to health care, education, police, etc. But overall capitalism is excellent for increasing innovation and productivity in the work force. I believe in somewhat of a mixed economy, but I lean more towards promoting a larger expanse of the private sector where businesses are free to compete and operate for profit.

Is free will an illusion?      Disagree      19 Nov 2011      0 Points
I'm a compatibilist. I believe in both free will and determinism. Anybody with a brain would agree.

Is intelligent extraterrestrial life common in our galaxy?      Mostly Disagree      19 Nov 2011      0 Points
The possibility that extraterrestrial life exists in our universe is highly rare. And it is extremely rare for advanced extraterrestrial civilizations to exist. But do I deny its possibility? No. It's extremely possible, but highly unlikely. Evolution is a slow process and abiogenesis is a very unlikely process.

Should marijuana be legal?      Agree      19 Nov 2011      1 Point
Marijuana should be legal due to several reasons. First legalizing marijuana allows more freedom for people to participate in activities that provide escapism and pleasure. Secondly, legalizing marijuana will reduce the crime rate and abolish the drug wars. Thirdly, legalizing marijuana will allow the prison population to decrease, thus allowing the country to increase its revenue because of its decreased expenditures on its prison population.

Is monogamy natural for humans?      Mostly Disagree      19 Nov 2011      1 Point
I'm mixed on this issue. I believe that monogamous relationships are more beneficial for the cooperation of the partners. I don't really believe in legalized polygamy because I believe that women are more likely to be highly inclusive and men more protective, so this will cause strife amongst the different partners. However, I will allow anybody to have multiple partners if they desire to participate in multiple sexual relationships. But I will always oppose legalized polygamy or polygyny. Also, I don't believe it's "natural" to have a monogamous relationship because other species of animals have multiple partners. So overall, I disagree that monogamy is "natural". To me it's just a way for humans to build social constructs.

Is global warming caused primarily by humans?      Mostly Agree      19 Nov 2011      1 Point
It is a known scientific fact that global warming occurs because the earth occasionally goes through warming and cooling periods. But the thing that bothers me is that the earth's temperature has been substantially rising ever since the beginning of the industrial revolution, which makes me speculate if the burning of fossils fuels or the emission of certain chemicals are causing the dramatic increase in the earth's temperature. However, I am unsure if human activity is a major component for causing global warming, but I'm going to believe that it is on the basis of my current understanding of the evidence. I believe that more scientific evidence needs to be evaluated and tested to see if the majority of global warming is caused by human activity. The right wing's hatred for science and their constant conspiracy theories should be avoided if we are to fully comprehend the dire consequences and nature of global warming. We should continue to promote scientific exploration and not believe that global warming is a conspiracy created by Al Gore. Scientific progress is based on empirical research and continual testing. It's not based on a total rejection of the scientific evidence. We should ignore the Republican Party's hatred for science if we are going to fully save humanity from destroying itself. In the mean time, we should start by using alternative and renewable energy.

My beliefs on what I've read so far about global warming is that global warming is mostly caused by human activity.

Is the Earth approximately 6000 years old? (as opposed to 4.5 billion)      Disagree      17 Nov 2011      0 Points
The earth is definitely not 6,000 years old. Religions are just superstitions and delusions. All creation myths found in all religions and mythologies have been disproven with the abundance of scientific knowledge. Many dating techniques used to determine the age of the earth have all showed a substantial and large age for the earth.

Should atheists directly challenge religious beliefs?      Agree      09 Oct 2011      0 Points
Atheists have every right to question or challenge other people's beliefs because they should have free speech. Theists also have every right to challenge atheistic positions because they too should have free speech.

Does God exist?      Disagree      09 Oct 2011      0 Points
It is impossible to know if God can exist or not, because currently, the scientific method cannot disprove nor prove the existence of God. So far, religious books such as the Bible and the Quran have not met their burden of proof by proving the existence of God.

Also, the person who must prove God is the person who is making the nonsensical claim that God exists- without even proving or justifying that claim.

The burden of proof does not rest on the person who questions or rejects such insanely nonsensical claims.

Is humanity likely doomed to destroy itself?      Mostly Agree      09 Oct 2011      0 Points
Benja, it's been proven by studies that optimistic people are more productive and are more likely to tackle problems with courage(1)(2). Pessimistic people are usually the kind of people who aren't willing to help humanity, because they sit around the house and sulk everyday while wasting their life away.

I strongly doubt that pessimists are aiding in progressing humanity further.

Being a realist/optimist is the best way of looking at the world-in my opinion.

References
1. M. Scheier, C. Carver, M. Bridges. "Optimism, Pessimism, and Psychological Well-Being." Optimism & Pessimism: Implications for Theory, Research, and Practice. Ed. E. Chang. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association, 2001: 189-216.

2.http://positivesharing.com/2007/03/top-10-reasons-why-happiness-at-work-is-the-ultimate-productivity-booster/

Is humanity likely doomed to destroy itself?      Mostly Agree      07 Oct 2011      0 Points
Well, I'm a very productive and optimistic person. I was referring to the majority of humanity in general.

Is humanity likely doomed to destroy itself?      Mostly Agree      06 Oct 2011      1 Point
My hypothesis is that all extraterrestrial civilizations in our universe are prone to extinction due to their lack of progress and peace. Many galactic civilizations end in destruction because of their desire to promote unjust acts of destruction by technological means (terrorism) or by their personal desire to avoid cooperation and their hatred of wisdom. Because NASA hasn't yet confirmed the existence of highly advanced extraterrestrial civilizations (or type 1 or type 2 civilizations), it is likely that such civilizations are very rare in our universe because they have possibly annihilated themselves before they could even reach such magnificent points of progress. It is unquestionably likely that our civilization will end in disaster also because of our reluctance to change for the better.

Is a technological singularity likely?      Mostly Agree      06 Oct 2011      0 Points
The technological singularity is likely to happen in the middle of the 21st Century.

Are politicians generally good people?      Mostly Disagree      06 Oct 2011      0 Points
The inhabitants of a free country have every right to question the legitimacy of the authority of world leaders, because the majority of politicians who gain power or are elected into office, usually have the inclination to abuse their authority by legalizing unconstitutional laws and by preventing the citizens from living a peaceful life. All political authority and deception must be questioned to prevent tyranny and coersion.

Comparisons with Experts and Influencers

The similarity between Nashhinton and each expert and influencer is calculated by looking at how the same questions were answered. These figures are used to calculate conforming, nonconforming, and projected opinions. The accuracy of the analysis depends on Nashhinton's coverage, which grows with the number of their opinions entered into TakeOnIt.

Agree
Ayn Rand
Philosopher, Novelist
82% agreement / 10 opinions

The Economist
Politics and Business Magazine
91% agreement / 6 opinions

Milton Friedman
Iconic Economist of 20th Century
83% agreement / 6 opinions

Eliezer Yudkowsky
Artificial Intelligence Researcher
100% agreement / 6 opinions

Richard Dawkins
Evolutionary Biologist, Writer, Atheism Activist
100% agreement / 5 opinions

Sam Harris
Writer, Speaker, Atheism Activist
100% agreement / 5 opinions

Mostly Agree
Barack Obama
United States President
67% agreement / 17 opinions

Robin Hanson
Economics Professor
71% agreement / 14 opinions

Hillary Clinton
US Secretary of State 2009-, Democrat
78% agreement / 7 opinions

Bill Maher
Political T.V. Host, Comedian
65% agreement / 5 opinions

Kenneth Miller
Biology Professor, Christian
75% agreement / 4 opinions

American Civil Liberties Union
(ACLU) Lobbyist
75% agreement / 4 opinions

In-Between
John McCain
U.S. Senator, Republican
52% agreement / 9 opinions

Ron Paul
U.S. Politician, Libertarian
45% agreement / 6 opinions

Donald Trump
American Business Magnate
60% agreement / 5 opinions

Albert Einstein
Physicist, Icon of the 20th Century
55% agreement / 5 opinions

Bertrand Russell
Iconic Philosopher of 20th Century
56% agreement / 4 opinions

Kevin Rudd
Australian Prime Minister, 2007-2010
43% agreement / 4 opinions

Mostly Disagree
The Catholic Church
Largest Christian Church
22% agreement / 10 opinions

Conservapedia
Christian Encyclopedia
25% agreement / 8 opinions

Friedrich Nietzsche
Iconic Philosopher of 19th Century
40% agreement / 5 opinions

M. Zuhdi Jasser
President of American Islamic Forum, U.S. Navy L. Commander
25% agreement / 2 opinions

Mitt Romney
Former Governor of Massachusetts
37% agreement / 2 opinions

Roy Spencer
Meteorologist
25% agreement / 2 opinions

Disagree
Sarah Palin
Former Governor of Alaska (Republican)
19% agreement / 9 opinions

Osama Bin Laden
Former Leader of Al Qaeda
9% agreement / 5 opinions

George W. Bush
United States President 2001-2009
18% agreement / 4 opinions

Peter Joseph
Movie Producer
12% agreement / 2 opinions

Old Testament
Bible for Jews and Christians
12% agreement / 2 opinions

Ann Coulter
Political Commentator
0% agreement / 2 opinions

Conforming Opinions

Nashhinton's conforming opinions are opinions that align with the group of experts and influencers Nashhinton typically agrees with.

Coverage Answer Question
High Disagree Does God exist?
High Agree Should atheists directly challenge religious beliefs?
High Agree Should abortion be legal?
High Agree Is free trade generally beneficial for a country?
High Disagree Is there life after death?
High Disagree Is truth relative?
High Agree Should marijuana be legal?
High Mostly Agree Is a technological singularity likely?
Medium Mostly Disagree Are politicians generally good people?
Medium Mostly Disagree Does religion encourage good behavior?
Medium Agree Is living forever or having a greatly extended lifespan desirable?
Medium Disagree Are America's rich taxed enough?
Medium Disagree Is Islam fundamentally a peaceful religion?
Medium Agree Should prostitution be legal?
Medium Mostly Agree Is democracy the best form of government?
Medium Agree Does relative wealth make us happier than absolute wealth?
Medium Disagree Should Intelligent Design be taught in science class?
Medium Agree Is morality objective?
Medium Agree Should the United States have Universal health care?
Medium Mostly Disagree Is intelligent extraterrestrial life common in our galaxy?
Medium Agree Do Muslims have the right to build a mosque near ground zero?
Medium Agree Can abortion significantly reduce crime?
Medium Agree Should gay and straight couples have the same legal benefits?
Medium Disagree Is the Earth approximately 6000 years old? (as opposed to 4.5 billion)
Medium Disagree Is the theory of evolution falsified by fossil evidence?
Low Mostly Agree Is humanity likely doomed to destroy itself?
Low Agree Will solar be the biggest energy source of the future?
Low Mostly Disagree Do we work unnecessarily long hours?
Low Disagree Is Barack Obama a Muslim?

Nonconforming Opinions

Nashhinton's nonconforming opinions are opinions that contradict the group of experts and influencers Nashhinton typically agrees with.

Coverage Group Answer Contributor Answer Question
High Agree Mostly Agree Is global warming caused primarily by humans?
High Mostly Disagree Disagree Is the war on drugs good policy?
High Neutral Mostly Agree Does government spending help mitigate a recession?
High Mostly Disagree Disagree Is free will an illusion?
Medium Agree Mostly Agree Is capitalism good?
Medium Disagree Mostly Disagree Are people getting stupider?
Medium Agree Mostly Agree Is optimism rational?
Low Mostly Disagree Disagree Should the federal government ban gay marriage?
Low Mostly Disagree Agree Are gun control laws a serious breach of civil liberties?

Projected Opinions

Nashhinton's projected opinions are opinions Nashhinton is expected to have if their opinions align with the experts and influencers that they typically agree with.

Coverage Answer Question
High Agree Did complex life evolve through the process of natural selection?
High Mostly Disagree Does minimum wage help the poor?
High Mostly Agree Is self-deception a fault?
High Neutral Does Cap and Trade beat carbon tax for reducing emissions?
High Neutral Can science prove or disprove the existence of God?
High Disagree Does astrology work (is personality correlated with the positions of celestial bodies at birth)?
High Mostly Agree Should the US close Guantanamo Bay?
Medium Neutral Is the death penalty acceptable?
Medium Disagree Is God just?
Medium Mostly Disagree Is Yucca mountain the best place to store nuclear waste?
Medium Mostly Agree Is cryonics worthwhile?
Medium Disagree Does money make you happy? (specifically: absolute spending power)
Medium Disagree Do we have an immaterial soul?
Medium Mostly Agree Is it plausible that we're living in a simulation?
Medium Mostly Agree Should flag burning be legal?
Medium Mostly Disagree Does everything happen for a reason?
Medium Disagree Are the core truths of science and religion complementary?
Medium Mostly Agree Should the United States invade Iraq?
Medium Neutral Is the IPCC objective?
Medium Mostly Agree Could a computer ever be conscious?
Medium Mostly Agree Would the world be better off without the Catholic Church?
Medium Mostly Agree Is "ought" derived from "is"?
Medium Mostly Agree Would invading Iraq result in a quagmire?
Medium Agree Does Iraq possess weapons of mass destruction?
Medium Disagree Is the unconscious philosophical zombie possible?
Medium Disagree Is gold a good hedge?
Low Disagree Must God exist to explain how the universe began?
Low Agree Does life have a meaning?
Low Neutral Can we handle the truth?
Low Disagree Does homeopathy work?
Low Disagree Did the US Government play a part in the 9/11 attacks?
Low Neutral Will the WikiLeaks cable leaks do more harm than good?
Low Agree Should psychoactive drugs be legal?
Low Mostly Agree Is efficient market theory the best approximation of the truth for the average investor?
Low Mostly Agree Is Geoengineering a good strategy to combat global warming?
Low Disagree Do Gödellian arguments refute a computational model of the mind?
Low Mostly Agree Should the burka be banned?
Low Neutral Can the US military presence in Iraq help create democracy?
Low Neutral Should the US Government bail out car companies?
Low Agree Is the many worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics correct?
Low Agree Should the world embrace nuclear energy?
Low Disagree Have solar cycles significantly affected earth's recent climate?
Low Mostly Disagree Does cosmic radiation significantly affect earth's climate?
Low Neutral Is information-theoretic death the most real interpretation of death?
Low Mostly Disagree Are our enemies innately evil?
Low Agree Is affirmative action fair?
Low Agree Is Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac a huge risk to the economy?
Low Mostly Agree Was the US government's $700 billion bailout ultimately good for the taxpayer?
Low Mostly Disagree Should marijuana be decriminalized?
Low Disagree Will energy scarcity cause a severe world depression?
Low Disagree Has feminism gone too far?
Low Mostly Agree Should the US president talk face to face with Iran's president?
Low Disagree Is Russia's invasion of Georgia justified?
Low Mostly Disagree Is the health risk of a psychoactive drug a legitimate reason to make it illegal?
Low Disagree Does drug prohibition reduce drug usage?
Low Neutral Will Barack Obama win the Democratic nomination?
Low Disagree Is quantum mechanics needed to explain consciousness?
Low Mostly Disagree Is creativity overrated?
Low Agree Is truthfulness a characteristic of a politician who is good for the people?