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Capricious' Opinions

Should the burka be banned?      Mostly Disagree      25 Mar 2015      0 Points
People should wear whatever they want.

Should the Bible be interpreted literally?      Disagree      25 Mar 2015      0 Points
It shouldn't be taken factual too.

Is the Earth approximately 6000 years old? (as opposed to 4.5 billion)      Disagree      25 Mar 2015      0 Points
I vehemently disagree.

Did complex life evolve through the process of natural selection?      Agree      25 Mar 2015      0 Points
Evolution is the truth, or at least the closest thing to truth.

Should Israel exist as a separate state from Palestine?      Mostly Agree      25 Mar 2015      0 Points
Both Israel and Palestine should exist.

I'm sick of anti-Israelis saying "fuck Palestine" everywhere I go.

Would the world be better off without the Catholic Church?      Mostly Agree      25 Mar 2015      0 Points
It isn't that bad today.

The church was pernicious back in the day and in the likes of Al Qaeda.

Does religion encourage good behavior?      Neutral      25 Mar 2015      0 Points
Such a broad question.

Because some religions are peaceful (like Taoism, Shintoism and Buddhism) and others are horrible.

Does God exist?      Disagree      25 Mar 2015      0 Points
It's highly unlikely.

Is Islam fundamentally a peaceful religion?      Disagree      25 Mar 2015      0 Points
Muslims can be peaceful people. Every individual is different.

But their belief or ideology is not so friendly.

I wish I could "save" (moderate) Muslims from their religion.

Do Muslims have the right to build a mosque near ground zero?      Disagree      25 Mar 2015      0 Points
9/11 was done in the name of Islam. They followed the Quran word to word. Why should we allow this?

Is it acceptable to target (i.e. kill) civilians in war?      Disagree      25 Mar 2015      0 Points
No effing way.

Did Michael Jackson molest children?      Neutral      25 Mar 2015      0 Points
We don't know. We will never know.

MJ seemed like a very sweet guy, but very weird. Were the little boys taught to lie about this? And why were his "victims" only boys? People who love children will be into both genders.

I like MJ. I think he was talented. But I can't be certain of his acts.

Should gay and straight couples have the same legal benefits?      Agree      25 Mar 2015      0 Points
Homosexuals deserve rights like the straights.

Comparisons with Experts and Influencers

The similarity between Capricious 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 Capricious' coverage, which grows with the number of their opinions entered into TakeOnIt.

Agree
Richard Dawkins
Evolutionary Biologist, Writer, Atheism Activist
100% agreement / 3 opinions

Wikipedia
World's Largest Encyclopedia
100% agreement / 2 opinions

Bertrand Russell
Iconic Philosopher of 20th Century
87% agreement / 2 opinions

Eliezer Yudkowsky
Artificial Intelligence Researcher
100% agreement / 2 opinions

Austin Cline
Philosopher
100% agreement / 1 opinions

Merle Hertzler
Born Again Atheist
100% agreement / 1 opinions

Mostly Agree
Albert Einstein
Physicist, Icon of the 20th Century
75% agreement / 3 opinions

Steven Pinker
Psychology Professor
75% agreement / 3 opinions

M. Zuhdi Jasser
President of American Islamic Forum, U.S. Navy L. Commander
75% agreement / 2 opinions

Friedrich Nietzsche
Iconic Philosopher of 19th Century
75% agreement / 2 opinions

Salman Rushdie
Author of Satanic Verses
62% agreement / 2 opinions

Ayn Rand
Philosopher, Novelist
75% agreement / 2 opinions

In-Between
Barack Obama
United States President
55% agreement / 5 opinions

Bill Maher
Political T.V. Host, Comedian
50% agreement / 5 opinions

Sam Harris
Writer, Speaker, Atheism Activist
58% agreement / 3 opinions

The Economist
Politics and Business Magazine
50% agreement / 2 opinions

John McCain
U.S. Senator, Republican
50% agreement / 2 opinions

Kenneth Miller
Biology Professor, Christian
50% agreement / 2 opinions

Mostly Disagree
The Catholic Church
Largest Christian Church
31% agreement / 4 opinions

Kevin Rudd
Australian Prime Minister, 2007-2010
37% agreement / 2 opinions

Paul Johnson
Writer
37% agreement / 2 opinions

Bruce Sheiman
Author, Atheist
25% agreement / 1 opinions

Russell Humphreys
Creationist Physicist
25% agreement / 1 opinions

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
President of Iran
25% agreement / 1 opinions

Disagree
Albert Mohler
President, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
0% agreement / 3 opinions

Osama Bin Laden
Former Leader of Al Qaeda
0% agreement / 2 opinions

Khaled Mashal
Leader of Hamas 2003-
12% agreement / 2 opinions

Conservapedia
Christian Encyclopedia
0% agreement / 2 opinions

Michael Bloomberg
Mayor of New York
0% agreement / 2 opinions

John Clayton
Christian Teacher
0% agreement / 1 opinions

Conforming Opinions

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

Coverage Answer Question
High Disagree Does God exist?
High Agree Did complex life evolve through the process of natural selection?
Low Disagree Is Islam fundamentally a peaceful religion?
Low Disagree Is the Earth approximately 6000 years old? (as opposed to 4.5 billion)

Nonconforming Opinions

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

Coverage Group Answer Contributor Answer Question
Medium Mostly Disagree Disagree Do Muslims have the right to build a mosque near ground zero?
Medium Disagree Mostly Disagree Should the burka be banned?
Low Mostly Disagree Neutral Does religion encourage good behavior?
Low Agree Mostly Agree Would the world be better off without the Catholic Church?

Projected Opinions

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

Coverage Answer Question
High Mostly Agree Should abortion be legal?
High Disagree Does astrology work (is personality correlated with the positions of celestial bodies at birth)?
High Mostly Agree Can science prove or disprove the existence of God?
High Neutral Is free will an illusion?
High Agree Should atheists directly challenge religious beliefs?
High Disagree Is God just?
Medium Neutral Can we handle the truth?
Medium Disagree Does homeopathy work?
Medium Disagree Do we have an immaterial soul?
Medium Disagree Is truth relative?
Medium Agree Is self-deception a fault?
Medium Disagree Are our enemies innately evil?
Low Neutral Is there life after death?
Low Disagree Must God exist to explain how the universe began?
Low Neutral Should women have the right to vote?
Low Mostly Agree Should the federal government ban gay marriage?
Low Agree Is morality objective?
Low Neutral Is "ought" derived from "is"?
Low Disagree Are the core truths of science and religion complementary?
Low Neutral Is free trade generally beneficial for a country?
Low Neutral Is the death penalty acceptable?
Low Neutral Should the US close Guantanamo Bay?
Low Disagree Is the theory of evolution falsified by fossil evidence?
Low Neutral Is revenge OK?
Low Disagree Does evolution violate the second law of thermodynamics?
Low Disagree Did the US Government play a part in the 9/11 attacks?
Low Neutral Are pickup artist strategies effective?
Low Neutral Are pickup artist strategies misogynistic?
Low Mostly Disagree Are pickup artist strategies morally acceptable?
Low Neutral Should pickup artist strategies be considered good education?
Low Neutral Do pickup artists underestimate the diversity of women's personalities?
Low Disagree Does everything happen for a reason?
Low Neutral Are recent climatic changes consistent with the AGW hypothesis?
Low Neutral Should paternity testing be mandatory?
Low Neutral Has feminism gone too far?
Low Neutral Is it worthwhile to die for your beliefs?