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You scored as Materialist. Materialism stresses the essence of fundamental particles. Everything that exists is purely physical matter and there is no special force that holds life together. You believe that anything can be explained by breaking it up into its pieces. i.e. the big picture can be understood by its smaller elements.








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Yep, that's me, pretty much. The essence of science is reductionism.

One problem with this quiz is that it used the word 'spiritual', which can mean wildly different things. To an atheist, 'spiritual' referring to the human spirit, human accomplishments and aspirations, has meaning; 'spiritual' referring to a supernatural presence in the universe does not. I couldn't tell which the quiz-maker meant, or even whether they could tell them apart.

And what on earth am I supposed to make of such statements as, "Man is condemned to be free"? Surely someone is being quoted here. Sounds like Sartre. (Just googled it: whee, it is Sartre! He's hot, folks!) But how can a statement like this be addressed? Beyond the 'Agree' and 'Disagree' scale there should be the option: "Hold your lighter in the air and drunkenly yell, 'Play Freebird!!!!!'"

"If given free range, man will find his own place in the universe." And taste delicious when roasted with carrots and onions.

Apropos of boots: Currently on my TV, Joe Trippi, Dean's former campaign manager (and who apparently advised the Blair campaign) on the election in Britain. According to him, what was on the British public's mind was not Blair's problems with Iraq, but immigration.

Huh? That's interesting, but unexpected, at least to me, as a non-Brit.

BTW, if you were Tony Blair, would you hire the manager of Dean's disastrous campaign to advise yours? Labour won, but, weird.


meaning: return

返還 == henkan == (noun which can take する to act as a verb) return, restoration
帰還 == kikan == (noun which can take する to act as a verb) repatriation, return, feedback

Left radical is 'movement', right radical is a character only found in Chinese, meaning 'gaze in terror'; here it is used phonetically to express 'turn back'. Its current top element is 'eye' (meaning 'look') and its bottom elements a variant of 'sorrow' (哀). Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Return, moving with sorrowful look.'

Info from Taka Kanji Database
List of compounds including this character from Risu Dictionary

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