Sunday, November 18, 2007

Survey Sunday: Anthropology

I agree with Daniel Quinn: There is no one right way to live. And before those faithful to a specific religion say anything, I'm not just talking about spirituality - I'm talking about a combination of factors that make a way of life, and a collection of those combinations that make a society.

With that said, what is your ideal way of life? Please take this ten question, multiple-choice survey on anthropology - and let us learn and share together...but not in the same exact way.

Please notice that a society contains more than one person, as such an individualistic unit won't last past that person's lifetime, for one obvious reason.

1. What is your ideal society?
[ ] Band
[ ] Tribe
[ ] Civilization
[ ] Post-civilization

2. To clarify, what is your ideal society?
[ ] Band of equals
[ ] Band with a leader
[ ] Tribe away from civilization
[ ] Tribe within civilization
[ ] Civilization
[ ] Utopian civilization
[ ] Post-civilization in this world
[ ] Post-civilization in a supernatural paradise

3. Humans are...
[ ] Animals that are sometimes bad, sometimes good, and generally have an instinct to adapt and survive.
[ ] Fundamentally good and getting better as our collective awareness increases.
[ ] Fundamentally good but getting worse as our collective ignorance increases.
[ ] Fundamentally bad but are getting better as our collective awareness increases.
[ ] Fundamentally bad and getting worse as our collective ignorance increases.

4. If you couldn't be human, and if you had the choice, you would rather be...
[ ] A bacterium.
[ ] A bee.
[ ] A jellyfish, especially of the species Turritopsis nutricula.
[ ] A tree.
[ ] A wolf.

5. Gender
[ ] Female
[ ] Male
[ ] Both
[ ] Other
[ ] None

6. Age range
[ ] Teenager
[ ] Young adult
[ ] Adult
[ ] Middle aged
[ ] Elderly

7. Class identification
[ ] Poor
[ ] Working class
[ ] Middle class
[ ] Upper middle class
[ ] Rich

8. Education level
[ ] No diploma
[ ] High school diploma
[ ] Associate's degree
[ ] Bachelor's degree
[ ] Master's degree
[ ] Doctorate
[ ] Other

9. Social values
[ ] Very liberal
[ ] Liberal
[ ] Moderate
[ ] Conservative
[ ] Very conservative

10. Economic ideology
[ ] Very liberal
[ ] Liberal
[ ] Moderate
[ ] Conservative
[ ] Very conservative

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