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    Really? Would you care to name a few (say 50). You seem confident about this, so it shouldn't take too long.
    Would I care to name 50? Absolutely not. What exactly is your argument here? You can measure whatever you wanted to. I did a proxemic study on where people decided to sit on a bench and found out that people don't choose any random place on a bench but will tend to sit as far away from others as possible. If there are 2 people sitting on both ends of the bench, the next person will most likely sit equidistant from both directly in the middle of them. I did a cognitive study on 5 different species of primates and used the actions done by their arms as a unit of measurement (this is greatly oversimplified). As stated earlier in this thread, I am using where people place themselves in a church to understand the proxemics of Church-life and also using specific verses to understand a linguistic aspect of religions that use scriptures. See how this works? If you want to understand more, I recommend you take a class.
    What are your samples (male and female) and reasons for watching people on benches? Peoplewatching studies like this date back at least until the 1960's.
    How many churches did you attend for your extraordinary study? Some people just like a bit of space. Some events are just random.
    In order to measure anything you need a unit. Name just one.
    Religion is it based on faith, which is the absence of evidence, and is not measurable. As for holy scripture, name anything that is not pure fiction. You might as well argue for a measurement of fiction.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ox View Post
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    Really? Would you care to name a few (say 50). You seem confident about this, so it shouldn't take too long.
    Would I care to name 50? Absolutely not. What exactly is your argument here? You can measure whatever you wanted to. I did a proxemic study on where people decided to sit on a bench and found out that people don't choose any random place on a bench but will tend to sit as far away from others as possible. If there are 2 people sitting on both ends of the bench, the next person will most likely sit equidistant from both directly in the middle of them. I did a cognitive study on 5 different species of primates and used the actions done by their arms as a unit of measurement (this is greatly oversimplified). As stated earlier in this thread, I am using where people place themselves in a church to understand the proxemics of Church-life and also using specific verses to understand a linguistic aspect of religions that use scriptures. See how this works? If you want to understand more, I recommend you take a class.
    What are your samples (male and female) and reasons for watching people on benches? Peoplewatching studies like this date back at least until the 1960's.
    How many churches did you attend for your extraordinary study? Some people just like a bit of space. Some events are just random.
    In order to measure anything you need a unit. Name just one.
    Religion is it based on faith, which is the absence of evidence, and is not measurable. As for holy scripture, name anything that is not pure fiction. You might as well argue for a measurement of fiction.
    Lol, okay. Try actually getting an education in science before pretending you have any idea how to conduct research. I'm not going to sit here and give you a methods class. If you actually want to understand anything I'm referring to in my study, you're going to have to go to college.

    And take note of the topic of the original post : how to measure religion...it's not asking whether or not religion can be studied. Go make your own topic if you're going to change the subject along with the other trolls on here. I was hoping to hear from other students or scientists but am getting tirades from people who have no idea how science works and more specifically social sciences. I honestly couldn't care less to hear your opinions about religion or science, if you continue to post just actually try to not stay off - topic.
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