Do you believe material systems can display strongly emergent properties?
Do you believe some matter exists that cannot be detected optically or by other electromagnetic means?
Do you believe, in some areas of the universe, stable matter exists that violates the island of stability in nuclear chemistry?
Do you believe infinitely dense point-mass particles exist, in violation of special relativity?
Do you believe something can spring forth from nothing?
Do you believe the bending of nothing can impart force on something?
Do you believe the Earth got its oceans by being bombarded by comets or from volcanoes?
Do you believe its possible for a gas giant planet to form from an accretion disk, “migrate” to within 0.015 AU of its host star, and be in a retrograde orbit?
Do you believe the Earth formed from kilometer-sized boulders smashing into each other in space, which then turned into a gigantic pile of magma 400 km deep?
Do you believe objects the size of a large asteroid exist, that can spin around on their axis at 1200 hz, and emit a focused beam of energy that is detectable across galactic distances?
What does the quantity r represent in the so-called “Schwarzschild solution?”
Give yourself 1 point for each question you answered yes to.
10-9 points = Pope
8-6 points = Archbishop
5-4 points = Priest
3-2 points = Alter Boy
1-0 points = Lake of Hell Fire
For the bonus question, if you answered:
“The inverse square root of the Gaussian curvature of the spherically symmetric geodesic surface in the spatial section of the manifold.”
Not only will you burn in a lake of eternal hell fire, you will also be subjected to the untold horrors of academic ostracism for being guilty of speaking the truth.