Sorry, no cake at all. (Hey, you should know the cake is a lie!) If you can help out the Atheist Research Collaborative with a survey on how you arrived at atheism, you’d certainly be deserving of cake. Or pie. Or anything nice. I took it, doesn’t take long at all.
The Atheist Research Collaborative is conducting a new survey study on how and why people become atheists. Freethought Blogs has been asked to publicize the survey to our readers, so we are posting about it in case participating in this research project might be of interest to you. From the researchers:
“The study is open to those who are at least 18 years of age, and those who once believed in god(s) but do not now; this means you are not eligible to participate if you have always been an atheist/nonbeliever. The survey is a maximum of 76 questions, and a minimum of 64 questions. On average, the survey should take 20 to 30 minutes to complete, although individuals may find that it takes them more or less time than this, depending on their answers. The survey can be found here.”
Heh. Nice. Fortunately I do not qualify, because I never believed in any god or godess of any kind (I did believe in a few new-agey crapostitions when young though, but not very fervently). I will be glad to read some results, since believers always baffle me and I try in vain to undrestand religious mindset.
Iris Vander Pluym says
It’s ALWAYS cake o’clock.
Yes. I need to go cake hunting.
Joseph Zowghi says
Survey taken. Now for pizza. That’s a kind of cake, right?
Pizza works! Because pie.
Ice Swimmer says
I decided to interrupt answering to the study. I’d have to be able to concentrate much better (I was eating at the same time). The underlying cultural assumptions in the questions seem to be a bit different from the culture I’ve grown up in, making it harder to choose the most suitable answer. If there’s any interest, I can discuss them, say, tomorrow, when most people willing to take the survey have already taken it.
Ice Swimmer says
I have no big problem with the study and the reason why I don’t want to comment the questions is that I don’t want to influence other people’s answers in a way that would compromise the integrity of the study by revealing what’s being asked and how I answered.
I am le disappoint. No cake appeared upon completion of the survey. I did not realize this was a self-serve initiative.